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Philadelphia Elementary School, in partnership with parents and the community, is committed to impacting the lives of our students.

 Loudon County Schools will graduate college and career ready students through rigorous and relevant learning opportunities.
Upcoming Events
 
Schedules
On Monday, July 21st, parents and students can access student schedules via Skyward for students in grades 1st - 8th after 8:00 a.m.  Welcome letters for Kindergarten students were mailed on Friday, July 18th.  If you cannot remember your username or password to log into Skyward, please email Kelly Jones at joneske@loudoncounty.org
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School Dress Code

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
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Student Schedules

Students in grades 3rd – 8th can pick up schedules from teachers on Registration Day.  Grade level teachers will be in groups at tables to distribute schedules to parents during registration.
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School Arrival, Tardy, and Dismissal

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.
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Registration Day

Student Registration Day

Tuesday, August 5th at 8:00 a.m.
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First Day of School

1st Day of School

Wednesday, August 6th at 8:00 a.m.
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Open Houses

Parent Meetings
K - 4th Grade: Monday, August 11th at 6:00 p.m.
5th – 8th Grade: Monday, August 11th at 6:30 p.m.
Parents will first meet in the cafeteria then will be dismissed to
grade level meeting areas.

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New PreK and Kindergarten Age Requirement
 For the  2014 – 2015 school year, Tennessee children must be 5 years old by August 15th to start school.  If a student is currently in PreK during the 2013-2014 school year, they are Grandfathered into Kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year.  Students entering PreK will need to be 4 years old by August 15th.  Students cannot stay in PreK unless they meet the original age requirement.

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School Supplies
Philadelphia School supply list is ready and posted on our website.  Please click on the School Supply List tab on the left side of this webpage. There is a link for each grade level.  _____________________________________
Purple Folders and Planners
PURPLE FOLDERS GO HOME ON MONDAYS!
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.

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School Attendance
Parents, we will be taking attendance daily.  Please know that attendance requirements are in effect until Friday, May 22nd 2015. 

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  Religious observances; or

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.
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Parent Survey
Philadelphia is always trying to improve and get better.  Parents, please take some time click on the link below and fill out the survey to help us keep working on what is going well and improving on things that may need tweaking.

docs.google.com/forms/d/1f2ylrSQ6XSmh6EXWwth2oMIFNQjFyPKr7QllkyhU1Z8/viewform
Food City Bucks

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.
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School Improvement Plan
Please check out our 2013-2014 School Improvement Plan on the website.  It is under the tab on the left side of the page labeled School Policies and Information.   
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Remind 101
Remind 101 is a safe way for teachers to message students and parents. I will be able to send a text message to you letting you know information like: progress report or report card day, school is closed, parent meetings, or other types of information. To subscribe via SMS, send a text to 720-606-4504 with the message@5308c. Or subscribe via email at 5308c@mail.remind101. com. Once you subscribe, you will begin receiving text alerts from PES. You also have the option to be removed from the list.
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Facebook Page
Please visit our Facebook page.  Search Philadelphia Elementary School
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Community Feedback

We want to hear what you think.  Check out our mission statement at the top of the page.  Do you like it, or do you feel it needs tweaking?  click on the tab (missions, vision, and beliefs) on the left side of our web page to check out what we developed together last year.  As a community, we need to continue to feel confident in our mission, vision, and beliefs.  This is why it is important that we hear from you.  Please email warrenm@loudoncounty.org to let us know your thoughts.
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Box Tops for Education


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. 
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