William Penn "FAQ's"
Reminders for a Successful School Year
Sign-In Sign-Out Notes & Dismissal Changes
When there is a change in your child's dismissal for any reason that is planned in advance, a note must be sent in with your child and brought to the office before/during homeroom on the morning of the dismissal change. Do not call the office for early dismissals that are planned in advance.
If there is an unexpected need that requires your child to go home early you will receive immediate assistance upon your arrival at William Penn. This will ensure minimal disruptions to the learning environment.
Dismissal changes can include early pick up such as a doctor's appointment, a pick up by someone other than a parent/guardian during the school day, and/or any change in your child's transportation home. All notes should include the full names of individuals involved, date, time, signature, and all other information that is important to your child's safety.
Photo ID's & "Raptor System"
Beginning this year as a district will be implementing a visitor management system known as Raptor. This system will scan visitor ID's and log their visit at our school during the day. We are excited about this additional layer of safety and security for our school community. Please be patient and understanding as we implement this new technology.
Also, don't forget to check our Daily Bulletin link on our website. These are the same announcements that are read to our students each morning on our daily news show during homeroom. Click the following link to see for yourself...
How do I get my child's work if he/she is absent?
However, with the use of CANVAS (on-line learning management system) our staff is continuosusly posting all essential assignments and information on a daily basis. We highly encourage families to monitor their CANVAS pages when they are absent from school. In most cases any necessary assignment or class information will be posted in CANVAS.
What if my child stays late after school for an activity or club?
What about bus pooling?
Beginning this school year parents/guardians will be able to submit an excuse for their child's absence electronically by e-mail.
We highly encourage you to utilize this new process for excuse submissions.
Our absence inbox address is firstname.lastname@example.org
If you decide to submit an excuse on paper or on an excuse card we ask that your child turn that into the main office upon arrival. Another option is to turn in their excuse note to their homeroom teacher.
How do I stay informed about events and information going on at WPMS?
The link below will take you to it!