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Class Dojo Management System for K-8

Grades K-8 will use Class Dojo to encourage positive behavior and track the progress of scholars using Blaine’s core values: service, courage, humility, originality, leadership, achievement, and reflection. Class Dojo is an online system that allows the teacher to award points that correspond to rules, routines, specific behaviors, learning habits and accomplishments both in and out of the classroom. Students will have access to their own profile to track their progress. Parents and families will also have an account where they can access their child’s progress and receive messages from the teacher. Daily/Weekly reports can be viewed at any time on the parent’s account. Reports will be sent home weekly to be signed and returned to the classroom teacher.


Early Dismissal
Parents are urged to leave their children in school for the entirety of the school day.  Medical and other appointments should be scheduled outside school hours and on school holidays, whenever possible.  If a child needs to be dismissed early, he/she should bring a note to his/her teacher stating the time and reason. Parents—or another authorized adult—must sign the child out in the school’s main office with photo ID.  If photo ID is not given, the student will not be released.

If you are sending someone else for your child, please remember that 1) the person you send must be an adult, 18 years or older; 2) must be listed on your child’s emergency contact form, and 3) must have photo identification.  Otherwise, we will not release your child.  Your adherence to this policy will protect your child as well as others.  Please remind your child that leaving the school unescorted before the end of the day is not permitted.

Extracurricular Activities

City Year

Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership

Science Olympiad

Math and Literacy Intervention

Art Club

Chess Club

Girls/Boys Basketball

Girls/Boys Track and Field

Girls/Boys Soccer

Girls/Boys Softball/Baseball

Strawberry Mansion Garden Club

Grandma’s Kids

Afterschool Allstars

Common Core Resource:

Common Core

This is the place to get your child’s grades, test scores and more.  You must register before you can log on to FamilyNet. This link is located directly under the big yellow box that says Log On. Click here to get to FamilyNet.

The new District-Wide Parent and Family Engagement Policy: http://www. administration/policies/918. pdf

(Spanish version here: https://webapps1. Parent_and_Family_Engagement_ Policy_Spanish.pdf

The school day begins promptly at 8:15 a.m. and your child will be marked late after 8:20 a.m.  Students arrive at school no earlier than 8:00 a.m.

Students will be dismissed at 2:54 p.m.  If you are picking up your child, please meet them at the schoolyard gate.  Please work with our teachers and be mindful that they must have an orderly dismissal and may report to the yard a few minutes late. Students on the yellow bus will be dismissed at 3:00 PM.

Blaine School Pledge

We are future leaders living a dream.

We take pride in our school, our home, and our community.

We will come to school on time each day.

Learning is our goal.

We are smart, talented and peaceful.

I know we can achieve.

Who are we?

We are future leaders living a dream.

School Uniform

Blaine’s school uniform will include the following components:

·       Maroon or Black Cardigans

·       Black Vests

·       Maroon Blazers

·       Gym Uniform with Logo: Sweatpants/t-shirt/sweatshirt: Gym Day Only

·       White Collard Dress Shirt long or short sleeves

·       Grey Pants or Skirt

·       Black, Maroon OR White Socks

·       Maroon/Plaid Tie: Girls/Boys

·       ALL Black Shoes / ALL Black Sneakers on Gym Day

·       Black Belt

Parent-Student handbook attached

school code of conduct attached

Inclement Weather/Emergency School Closings
It is important that the school and teacher have current emergency information form for each child. Please be sure appropriate arrangements have been made for your child in the event of emergency closings. Please notify the school of changes in your emergency information.

In case of more severe weather conditions, which may necessitate the closing of schools, please listen to radio and television alerts concerning “All Philadelphia Public Schools.” Or call (215) 400-7669.  In the event of an early closing of schools, we must know where your child can go if you are not home. Please do not call the school, as this will disrupt our ability to safely dismiss students.

Attendance and Punctuality
To receive the maximum benefit from classroom instruction, it is important that a child report to school each day on time.  Further, the policy of the School District requires that school-aged students enrolled in the schools of this District attend school regularly, on time, and for the whole school day in accordance with the laws of the State of Pennsylvania.

When a student must be absent from school, the student’s parent or guardian must provide a written explanation concerning all absences upon the student’s return to school and within 3 days of the absence.  Telephone calls do not replace a note. This will allow teachers to properly code all absences in the roll book and on the District’s central computer system. It is the student’s responsibility to make up all assignments and tests missed during an absence. Please be mindful that all absences will be treated as illegal or unexcused until we receive a written excuse note explaining the reason(s) for the absence.  According to the law, only absences due to illness/quarantine, recovery from an accident, required court appearance, religious holidays, death in the family and educational tours or trips may be excused.

Note:  In addition to absences, early dismissals and late arrivals will prevent students from the full benefit of the curriculum and from receiving a perfect attendance award.

Early Dismissals will not be granted between 2:30 and 2:54 unless there is an emergency

Bell/Operating Schedule:

Daily Schedule
Breakfast and Lunch Programs


Breakfast – 8:15 AM – 8:30 AM in classrooms

Lunch – Grades K-1, 11:09 AM
Lunch – Grade 2-3, 11:57 AM
Lunch – Grades 4-5, 12:45 PM
Lunch – Grades 6-8, 10:21 AM

Admission and Dismissal

Line-up – 8:10 AM
Entrance – 8:15 AM
Late Bell – 8:25 AM
Dismissal – 2:54 PM

Contact Us

School Phone Number: 215-400-7330

School Fax Number: 215-400-7331

Principal Email:


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