Ziegler Elementary School follows all the policies of the School District of Philadelphia.


Ziegler Elementary School requires your child to wear a uniform every day. Shirts must have a collar and should be tucked in.

  • Pants:  Khaki or Navy
  • Shirts: Light Blue or Navy
  • Shoes: Closed-Toe Shoes – No slides, sandals, or Crocs

Short sleeve school t-shirts and long sleeve school t-shirts can be worn as well.  You can order clothing with the Ziegler logo online at Schoolbox by French Toast.


Ziegler students are expected to exhibit the highest level of behavior. Certain offenses may necessitate detentions or suspension. Please see the  STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT for further details.  There is a bullying policy that was amended and adopted for students in Philadelphia.


Regular attendance, except in case of serious illness, is a requirement at Ziegler. In order for students to receive an excused absence:

  1. Parents or guardians should write an excuse giving name, date, days of absence, and reason of absence.
  2. An excuse note must be presented to the teacher on the day of return to school.

After three latenesses, a warning will be sent to the home. If there is no improvement, a parental conference will be necessary and/or a phone call from the district. All schoolwork missed by students must be made up as soon as possible after returning to school.


According to school district policy, students are not permitted to have cell phones in school.  In case of emergency, calls can be forwarded directly to the classrooms.  Students can make emergency calls from the main office, the counselor’s office, and Mrs. Williams’ office.


The students will go to their designated areas in the schoolyard, gym, or lunchroom.

  • Kindergarten-Grade 5 line up in the lunchroom
  • Grades 6 – 8  will be sent right to their classrooms.  During inclement weather, they will line up in the Gym

Teachers will arrive promptly at 7:30 A.M. to pick up their classes from the designated area.  It is very important that the children come into the building promptly to begin the day.

The entrance door in the school yard will be locked at 7:45 a.m.  Anyone arriving at the building after that time will need to use the main entrance (Saul St.).

In the case of inclement weather, K-4 students will report to their designated table in the lunchroom and 5-8 students will report to their designated areas in the gymnasium.



The teacher will walk the entire class to the proper door and see that the class leaves the building.  Dismissal is at 2:09 P.M.

  • Grade 1 & 4 will be dismissed from the Howell Street door by the schoolyard.
  • Grade 2 – will be dismissed from the Saul Street door, main entrance.
  • Grades 3 & 5 will be dismissed from the Comly Street door close to Saul Street.
  • Grades 6 – 8 will be dismissed from the Comly Street door close to Penn Street.
  • Kindergarten teachers will have their students ready for dismissal by 2:00 p.m. Kindergarten students can be picked up from the school yard starting at 2:00 p.m.

Any child that needs to pick up a sibling must do so after being dismissed.  No child is allowed to re-enter the building after dismissal.  He/She must walk around to the appropriate dismissal door to pick up a sibling.


When inclement weather makes it necessary to close schools, information is broadcast on radio and television by 6 a.m. When schools are open despite inclement weather, contingency plans should be made in advance in case of early closing of Philadelphia public schools. Parents must sign and return the form to the school that indicates whether their child can return home during an emergency closing or wait for pick-up. Parents of students in grades K-2 will receive a phone call from the school notifying you of the school emergency closing. Parents will be asked to complete and return a form indicating their emergency closing plan for their child. This plan can include one or more of the following procedures:

Children (especially older children) may have a key so they can enter the home when they arrive.
A neighbor may be asked to have the children stay with them until their parents arrive home.
A relative may be able to meet with the children at their home or have the children go to the relative’s home until the parent arrives.