Philadelphia Elementary School, in partnership with parents and the community, is committed to positively impacting the lives of our students.
Loudon County Schools will graduate college and career ready students through rigorous and relevant learning opportunities.
December 22nd - January 5th.
Students return to school on Tuesday, January 6th
Please make sure to link your Food City card with Philadelphia Elementary School by using our school code: PLU#40650 so we can earn Food City School Bucks. The Food Bucks program helps us earn money for school supplies and equipment. When you go shopping, please show the cashier this code and they will link it to your Food City Card or towards your purchase which then carries over to Philadelphia Elementary School. You can also link your Food City Card to Philadelphia School by going to my.foodcity.com. Flyers went home in Purple Folders, but you can always get another in the front office. IMPORTANT: You must link your card every school year, because it doesn’t carry over from year to year.
The 2014-2015 PES School Handbook is online. Please take a look at the updated dress code policy. You can find the school handbook by clicking on School Policies and Information. Scroll down and click on 2014-2015 Philadelphia Elementary School Handbook. The school dress code is on pages 15 and 16.
Please check out the entire school dress code section on the website. This may aid in purchasing decisions when selecting school clothes for the new school year. Below are a couple of reminders:
- shorts can be no higher than 3 inches above the knees
- pants and shorts cannot have holes, shreds, or tears in them
- tights cannot be worn with shorts that are more than 3 inches above the knees
- leggings cannot be worn as pants
- garments must be worn over leggings and must meet all of the all of the dress code requirements in regards to length, no holes, and shreds
- shirts that have holes or gaps due to being crochet or knitted have to have a regular shirt underneath (not a tank top)
- cut-off or crop tops that show or expose the midriff are not allowed
- tops with cutouts in the back are not allowed
School begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:05 p.m.
The tardy bell rings at 8:05 a.m. Students are late at 8:05 a.m. and will need a tardy pass to enter the classroom after 8:05 a.m.
This folder contains weekly grades, newsletters, important school and class announcements, etc. It requires a parent signature and needs to be returned on Tuesday each week.
DAILY AGENDA SIGNATURE
Parents are asked to sign the student’s agenda/planner daily. The agenda/planner is a valuable tool to keep parents informed of what students are learning every day and also to help keep students on track with any homework that might be due the next day.
SUGGESTIONS WANTEDWe have placed a suggestion box in the front office. Please write down any suggestions that you have in the box. If you are unable to stop by the office, you can place a note in your child's purple folder. You don't have to put your name on it, just return it with your comment, and your child's teacher will make sure that it gets to the front office. With your input, we can enhance the continuous improvement process at our school. PES is continuously developing, implementing, evaluating, and revising school wide improvement and your suggestion will help us in this process.
We’re still collecting box tops for education!
Check the tops and sides of cereal boxes, beverages, paper products, refrigerated items, snacks and baby products for the Box Tops for Education symbol. By submitting these small squares you can help our school earn money towards acquiring educational supplies. The school receives 10 cents for each box top. Click on this link for a full list of products that participate in the Box Tops for Education http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/clip/Brands.aspx
Please send all box tops to Mrs. Angie Haggas.
Absentee Notes Required
A note from the parent/guardian or doctor is required for each absence(s) (please be mindful that checking out of school early is also a form of an absence). The note should contain the student’s name, date of absence(s), and the signature of the parent/guardian or doctor. If an absence involves more than one day, only one parent note needs to be sent to the school; however, one parent note would be recorded for each of the days absent. For example, if an illness involves three days, three parent’s notes would be recorded for the one parent note sent in. Every minute a student misses in the school year is documented in the computer and reported to the state. We allow five parent notes to be used as excuses per year for the following reasons as stated in Loudon County Board of Education policy:
Ø Personal illness;
Ø Illness of immediate family member;
Ø Death in the family;
Ø Extreme weather conditions;
Ø Circumstances which in the judgment of the principal creates a situation over which the student has no control.
It is important for parents to use notes wisely. In the event a parent note is not submitted for any absence, even if it is for just a tardy or early dismissal, the school reserves the right to use one (1) of the five (5) parent notes allowed per event.
Every absence exceeding five parent notes will only be excused with a doctor, dental, medical provider, or court note. Students who obtain an equivalent of five unexcused total days will receive a letter stating that they have violated the state’s compulsory attendance laws and may be summoned to the Loudon County Truancy Board. The Truancy Board will hear his/her case and decide the appropriate action. It is important to note that many of these cases are forwarded to the Juvenile Court system. Excessive tardiness and early checkouts also interfere with the educational process. In accordance with the Loudon County Board of Education policy and procedures, an attendance review hearing may be required.