District and School Policies

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William Cramp School Admission and Dismissal Procedures:

Morning Admission Procedures:

Every school day, students in 1st through 5th grade will be allowed to enter the school from the patio into the cafetorium at 8:10 am.  Students will have the opportunity to line up to get breakfast or be seated at their designated tables. At 8:25, students will be lined up for the admission process.  3rd grade students will be the first group to leave the cafetorium and enter the hall where they will quietly walk to their hallway line assignments.  The 4th grade and 5th grade will proceed in the same manner in this order.  2nd grade students will be picked up from the cafetorium when the other grades have exited.  The 1st grade will have their breakfast following the exit of the 3rd through 5th grade. Students will be allowed to enter through the patio doors until 8:45 am.

During the morning procedures:
  • Student voices are to be quiet.
  • Students are to be walking only.
  • Students will not touch others for any reason.
  • Students will remove all hats and hoodies.
  • Students who are late will sign in first and then quickly head to their classrooms.

Afternoon Dismissal Procedures:

At 3:00 pm, teachers are allowed to begin exiting the building with students from the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades through the doors that lead to the playground.  Students who have permission to walk home on their own may leave as soon as they get permission from the teacher.  Those waiting for a pickup must stay with the teacher until picked up.  At 3:09 pm, if students have not been picked up, the teacher will take them to the main office where office staff monitor them until they are picked up.

At 3:00 pm, teachers in grades 1 and 2 are allowed to open the doors at their designated room locations where they will sign out students to their parents or legal pickup person. Parents are asked to form a single line outside of their child’s’ assigned door to ease the sign-out process. Grades K and 1 exit through the back of the school.  Grade 2 exits from the gym. At 3:09 pm, if students have not been picked up, teachers will take the students to the main office where office staff will monitor them until they are picked up.

During the afternoon procedures:
  • NO CLASSROOM SUPPLIES OR EQUIPMENT ARE TO BE TOUCHED.
  • NO GYM EQUIPMENT OR SUPPLIES ARE TO BE TOUCHED.
  • Student voices are to be quiet.
  • Students are to be walking only.
  • Students will not touch others for any reason.
  • Students will keep their bags on them, not to be swung around.
  • Once at their dismissal lines, they are to stay seated until called.

William Cramp School Uniform and Gym Uniform Policies:

Cramp School requires your child to wear a uniform every day.

Males students will wear navy blue pants and a red polo-style shirt.
Females wear navy blue pants, skirts, or jumpers and a red polo-style shirt.
No open-toed footwear or hoodies are to be worn in school.

Gym Attire:

Students will wear navy shorts or navy athletic pants and t-shirt.
Cramp School t-shirts are acceptable on gym days and are available for purchase.

The following are not acceptable as part of the Cramp School uniform:

· Jeans of any color or jeans underneath skirt or dresses

· Undershirts/T-shirts with logos

· Tank tops

· Midriff tops, spaghetti straps or see-through clothing

· Sweatshirts (with or without hoods) during the school day

· Large hoops or dangling earrings and novelty jewelry

· Make-up, cosmetics, body glitter

· Head wear other than for religion purpose (no bandanas, scarves, hats, etc.)

· Sandals

· Sports Jerseys and special event and/or holiday shirts except when specifically allowed by the principal


William Cramp School Attendance Policy:

Please see the Procedures for Attendance and Truancy for The School District of Philadelphia’s official policies.

Regular attendance, except in case of serious illness, is a requirement at William Cramp School.

In order for students to receive an excused absence:

  • Parents or guardians should write an absence excuse note giving name, date, days of absence, and reason of absence.
  • Excuse must be presented to the teacher on the day of the return from school.

When is sick too sick for school?

Everyday attendance is necessary for your child to succeed. Students who come to school everyday are more successful in school. The expectation is that all students have 95% attendance. Attending school 95% or more of the time best supports student achievement.

The attendance policy for the School District of Philadelphia indicates a truancy referral once unexcused absences reach 10 or more. Since it is the parents’ responsibility for young children to attend school, students in grades K – 2 with 10 or more unexcused absences will be referred to DHS-Truancy.

As a reminder, absent notes need to be submitted to the school, no more than 3 days if the students returns from an absence in order for an absence to be excused.

Late arrival interferes with school and class procedures. Students are considered late if they are not with their lines by 8:30.