INFORMATION - Q & A
are the School Hours?
School hours are from 8:15 a.m. until 3:15 p.m., Monday - Friday.
Students are not allowed to enter the school grounds before 8:00
a.m. (unless they are apart of our Latchkey Program).
is "Early Dismissal?"
On the first Friday of every month there will be an early dismissal.
The children will be dismissed @ 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be served
on early dismissal days.
you offer extended hours of care/latchkey services?
BROAD STREET ACADEMY offers Before & After Care. These hours are
from 7:00 a.m. until 8:15 a.m. and from 3:15 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Extended Care is also offered during school closings and on early
dismissal days (unless stated otherwise). This service is provided
for an additional fee. Please see the rate sheet for more information.
are the pick-up and drop-off points?
Please Note: The following information concerns pedestrian and vehicular
routes around our facility: 1434-38 Belfield Avenue Philadelphia,
PA 19140 In front of building—"20 Minute Limit ed Parking" signs
posted Safe Pedestrian Crossways:
of 15th & Wingohocking Streets
of 15th & Courtland Streets
Routes: Belfield Avenue - right hand side going South - building
in the middle of the block
are requested: DO NOT DOUBLE PARK IN FRONT OF OUR SCHOOL. Kindly
adhere to the law and protect your child from this hazardous situation.
is the homework situation?
Teachers assign homework to be completed outside of class on a regular
basis. It is necessary for students to stay current with homework
assignments. Homework is a way to reinforced what was taught in
the class and is a very important learning component. Every teacher
has a curriculum to complete, follow and maintain. It is imperative
for your child to be aware of all homework assignments and complete
them on a daily basis.
are some of the extracurricular activities?
STREET ACADEMY FRIENDS CLUB
is "HANDS ACROSS OUR SCHOOL?"
This program was designed to enhance our parental involvement and
support Of our school. Parents are encouraged to volunteer at our
school. This will help establish relationships not only with your
child's teacher but the student body as a whole.
there a "uniform" for gym?
Fleece warm-up suits (yellow, red, white, green or gray) & sneakers
are the attire for gym. If your child does not wear the recommended
attire he/she will receive an "0" for not being prepared. Gym day
is the attendance policy?
It is important that each child maintain regular attendance and
be Punctual. Students are excused from school due to illness, death,
and extreme emergencies. If your child is absent, you must call
the office between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. You may
also leave a message on the school secretary voice mail. After five
(5) absences have occurred, a doctor's note is required. A student's
absence is unexcused it we don't receive a call or a letter explaining
why the child has not been in attendance. If the absence is unexcused,
you forfeit your child's right to make-up any missed assignments.
Students must submit written notification for all planned and unplanned
absences. Failure to provide a written excuse will count as an unexcused
absence. An accumulation of three (3) unexcused absences will result
in your child being reported to the School District of Philadelphia
Truancy Department. *Please Note: Tuition is required even if your
child is absent. Billing will Continue unless we are notified in
writing that your child is no longer attending our school.
If your child arrives late, report directly to the office for a
late slip. If tardiness becomes an ongoing problem, disciplinary
action will be taken. Your child will not be allowed in the classroom
without a pass from the office. Three (3) occurrences per report
card period = DETENTION! Five (5) occurrences per report card period
= PARENT CONFERENCE WITH PRINCIPAL!
- Q & A
How many meals do you serve?
Broad Stret Academy serves two meals every day, breakfast and lunch.
Children are required to bring in a healthy a.m. snack daily. Please
refrain from hugs, chips, and candy. Try fresh fruit, pretzels and
real fruit juices.
supplies the meals?
Our meals are supplied by Nutritional Development Services/Archdiocese
must I do in order for my child to participate in the food program?
Each parent must fill out a food application; the application must
be submitted every week, no later than Monday morning.
much do the meals cost, are they expensive?
Price is determined by
Nutritional Development Services, based on the information provided
on the application. The eligibility categories are free, reduced,
and full price. The average cost per week may be $0 - $12.00 depending
on your child's eligibility status which is determined by NDS.
my eligibility is determined to be free do I still have to pay?
No. No payment is required if your eligibility status is free.
happens if my child eats meals and I do not have an application
If a child eats meals and does not have an application on file,
your account will be billed for full price meals.
do you know if my child has eaten or not?
The consumption of meals are recorded on a daily basis by the teacher.
Based on these reports, we are able to determine who has eaten and
how to bill accordingly.
do the children eat?
Each month your child is sent home with a menu.
The menu is also posted in the child's class.
Also, you can click here for the menu page.
THERE ARE NO PORK PRODUCTS ON THE MENU!
are the meals served?
Breakfast is served from 7:15- am - 8:15 am
Lunch is served from 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
you sould have any additional questions regarding the food program,
please feel free to contact Ms. Darlene Davis or Ms. Kelli Thomas.