Arrival and Dismissal

School begins at 8:35 a.m. and ends at 3:14 p.m.
(Children will not be permitted to enter the school building before 8:35 a.m. unless they are participating in the breakfast program which is from 8:00 – 8:20. All students must enter through the cafeteria entrance for breakfast!)

Inclement Weather

On inclement weather days, doors will open up at 8:25 a.m. Students in grades K-4 wait in the auditorium and students in grades 5-8 wait in the cafeteria.

Excused Absences

The basic reasons for excused absences are personal illness, death in the family, quarantine, and other urgent reasons. The term “urgent reasons” is to be strictly construed as primarily affecting the pupils themselves, rather than some member of the family. When your child returns to school after an absence, he/she must bring a signed note from you explaining the absence.


Unexcused Absence

The definition of unexcused (illegal) absence includes parental neglect, illegal employment and truancy. When a student has three (3) days of unexcused absence, not necessarily consecutive, his/her names must be reported to the district truancy officer.


Early Dismissal Days

On early dismissal days, all students will be dismissed at 12:14 PM.
Please make the necessary arrangements for your children on these days.


Report Cards and Interim Reports

For the 2017-2018 school year Report Cards are issued four times. Interim reports are distributed monthly. Parents, if you are not receiving interim reports please let the school know.


Report Card Conferences (4 marking periods)

Individual parent conferences will be scheduled discuss your child’s progress. Your child will bring home specific information closer to conference times.


Homework/ Supplies

Parent/Guardian can help their child’s success in school with a positive attitude toward homework. The School District of Philadelphia homework policy is that students are given homework at least four nights a week. Students are also responsible for having adequate schools supplies. Please replenish basic school supplies periodically.


Behavior Code of Conduct

B.B. Comegys is committed to following the policies and procedures outlined in The School District of Philadelphia’s Code of Student Conduct. Our goal is to provide a positive educational setting for every student. We will ensure that the standards of behavior are taught and positively reinforced on a daily basis. Students are expected to not only actively participate in their learning process, but also to exhibit acceptable school- wide behavior. Student’s who have difficulty adhering to these expectations will be reprimanded appropriately.


Disciplinary actions will range from:

Verbal Warning & Apology
Behavior Contracts
Phone calls home
Mandatory parent conferences
Alternative Class Assignment
Team Interventions
Disciplinary Transfer