Here at Lewis C. Cassidy we encourage all parents and guardians to get involved with your child’s educational experiences. We need parent volunteers to provided extra support and resources that will ensure the success of all students. There are many ways to volunteer at —download our volunteer brochure for a quick snapshot of how you can start supporting the Cassidy School Community! All adults wishing to volunteer in the School District of Philadelphia will need to complete a Volunteer Orientation.
|Volunteer Brochure||Volunteer Code of Conduct|
|Volunteer Paperwork Checklist||Volunteer Affirmation|
|Complete the Volunteer Orientation||Complete the Volunteer Application|
On Time and Every Day
100% – 95% Attendance is the Goal!
Every child needs to come to school on time, every day. It matters, as early as kindergarten. By middle and high school, poor attendance is a leading indicator of dropout. Developing the habit of good attendance prepares students for success on the job and in life. Our school day begins at 8:31 a.m. One of the most important times of the school day is the morning. This is the time when important school news is announced, teachers define their plans for the day, and instructional goals are reviewed and set. STUDENTS THAT COME TO SCHOOL EVERY DAY, ON TIME WILL BE CELEBRATED AT THE END OF EACH MONTH.
Excused and unexcused absences add up fast – and equal academic problems. Students are at risk academically if they miss 18 days, or 10% of the school year. Even sporadic absences matter. Just one or two days a month can add up to a chronic problem that affects a student’s success in the present and the future. For more information about the the School District of Philadelphia’s Attendance and Truancy policies, click HERE.
Print a Student Absence Note HERE to complete and submit to your child’s teacher.
Parent and Family Portal — Knowledge is Power
The School District of Philadelphia is proud to offer a tool that parents and family members
may use to stay connected to their child and their school. The School District of Philadelphia’s Parent & Family Portal gives you access to valuable information about your child’s education and school. You will be able to view your child’s academic history, test results, attendance, and more. You can also request to receive text messages, emails and/or phone calls about important issues that might impact your child, (i.e. weather-related school closures and delays, attendance alerts and upcoming events of interest to families).
|Registration directions||Click here to register|