Policies of McDaniel and the School District of Philadelphia

School District of Philadelphia Policies

McDaniel Elementary Policies

Uniforms are Required:  The Board of Education is committed to providing in the School District of Philadelphia a safe and secure environment conducive to learning.  Parents and community partners are agreed that school uniforms are an effective strategy for improving behavior and discipline, improving school climate, focusing students’ attention on learning, promoting school spirit and pride, and decreasing access of trespassers to schools during class time.

Attendance is Mandatory:  The Board of Education requires that school aged students enrolled in the schools of this district attend school regularly in accordance with the laws of the State. The educational program offered by this district is based upon the presence of the student and requires continuity of instruction and classroom participation. McDaniel’s Triumph Over Truancy initiative is in place to help you keep track before lack of attendance becomes an issue.

Appropriate Behaviors are Expected:  An effective instructional program requires an orderly environment in which students and employees know and abide by reasonable standards of socially acceptable behavior and respect the rights, person and property of others. All students in the School District of Philadelphia are entitled to share in its educational and related programs to the extent of their abilities without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion or handicap. Every student is expected to behave at school and in school-related activities in accordance with public laws, School District or school rules and lawful directions of assigned staff, and to deal fairly and courteously with fellow students, staff and the public.

McDaniel Elementary Policies are similar to that of the district with a few additions:

Early dismissal will not be granted after 3:00p.m.
Students must be dismissed from the school yard in an orderly fashion by school personnel
Students are expected to be in uniform every school day
Students are expected to be in school every day