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Want to get your Students ready for the School Year over the summer?  Find what they’ll need on our Classroom Supplies Pages – just find their classroom teacher and view the list.

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Help your Student avoid the “Summer Slide” – there are many recommended websites on our Students page

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Graduation and Promotion Requirements

Southwark School follows the Graduation and Promotion Requirements of the School District of Philadelphia.

Promotion & Graduation Policy

Policy provides information on the requirements that must be met by students to be promoted and grade 12 students to graduate.
These requirements include passing major subjects and completion of a project. Supports for students, including an extended day program, will be in place to help students meet the requirements. The TerraNova and End of Grade (EOG) tests will no longer be administered as system-wide assessments.
Other assessments are being administered as needed. This policy will remain in effect until a new policy is issued.

Please look at the Office of Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment website for the most up-to-date marking information.

Grade Specific Promotion Guidelines

Grade One Promotion Guidelines – A Student Must Have:

A reading level of G or above
A math level of Basic (2), Proficient (3), or Advanced (4)

Grade Two Promotion Guidelines – A Student Must Have:

A reading level of L or above
A math level of Basic (2), Proficient (3), or Advanced (4)
A science level of Basic (2), Proficient (3), or Advanced (4)

Grade Three Promotion Guidelines – A Student Must Have:

A reading level of N or above
A math level of Basic (2), Proficient (3), or Advanced (4)
A science level of Basic (2), Proficient (3), or Advanced (4)
A score at Basic or above in End-of-Grade assessments in Reading and Math
Successfully participated in a group Multidisciplinary Project or Service Learning Project

Grades Four, Five, Six, and Seven Promotion Guidelines – A Student Must:

Achieve at least at the Basic Level in Reading and Mathematics, as defined by performance descriptors aligned with PDE standards and found in the Core Curriculum
Earn a passing grade in science.
Score at Basic or above in End-off-Grade Assessments in reading and math

Grade Eight Promotion Guidelines – A Student Must:

Achieve at least at the Basic Level in Reading and Mathematics, as defined by performance descriptors   aligned with PDE standards and found in the Core Curriculum
Earn a passing grade in science and social studies
Score at Basic or above in End-off-Grade Assessments in reading and math
Successfully participated in a group Multidisciplinary Project or Service Learning Project

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Waiver Release Media

Code of Conduct

Southwark follows the School District of Philadelphia Code of Conduct.

Southwark Mission Statement

Southwark’s Mission is to develop leadership in our students and educate them so they are on grade-level and beyond in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics in a safe, clean and caring environment through the support of Staff, Parents, and Community.

Cell Phone / Electronic Device Policy

Students of the Upper School (Grades 6-8) are asked to turn in their devices at the beginning of the day for storage.  At the end of the day, devices are returned to students.  If a student has need to use their device during the school day, they must first explain the need in full to receive permission from a teacher or administrator.  Students may be given permission to use their devices for academic reasons only.

If a student brings a beeper, cell phone, or electronic device to school and it is observed in use during school hours without permission from a teacher or administrator, the device will be confiscated and returned only to the parent or guardian of the student. However, upon a second violation or if the device is used during the commission of a crime the school will confiscate the device and it will not be returned. The principal may donate the item to charity or sell items with proceeds going to a school use.

When Can A Child Be Absent?

Sometimes students have to miss school.

“Excused absences” apply under circumstances such as Illness or injury , death/funeral realted absence, education related trips or activities, suspension and religious holidays. A written notice from a parent or guardian must be submitted to the school immediately upon a student’s return to school. Such notice must include a telephone number or other means of contact for verification purposes.

Certification of illness/injury is required if the absence extends for three or more consecutive days. The student /family has three days from the dateof the absence to provide documentation to the schoolfor an excused absence. After the third day, the school principal or designeehas the discretionto approve or deny the note.

An “unexcused or illegal absence” occurs when a student is absent without a valid excuse in writing. This means that either no written notice was submitted to the school upon the student’s return or the reason provided in the notice was deemed invalid. Examples of invalid excuses include, but are not limited to, babysitting, waking up late or being on a vacation with family.

Last modified: June 10, 2018