School Hours

School starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. when teachers greet the students in the yard.  Your child should be in line when the second bell rings at 8:27 a.m.   Please do not send your child to school before 7:45 a.m.   Breakfast is served beginning at 7:45 a.m. in the main building.  Students may enter through the gym yard doors.  All children are entitled to a free breakfast and are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.  All Students in the LSH receive breakfast in their room.

School is dismissed at 3:09 p.m.  We encourage you to schedule doctor’s appointments for after 3:09 p.m.  Early dismissal is disruptive to the instructional program.  No early dismissal is allowed after 2:30 p.m.

Uniform Policy

Uniforms must be worn EVERYDAY!  The School Reform Commission has adopted a mandatory school uniform policy for all students. Starting the first day of school in September, Spruance students are required to wear the following:

GIRLS : Girls will wear either a long or short sleeved red golf shirt that has a collar with either black pants, skirt, skort, or jumper. Skirts, skorts, and jumpers must be no shorter than three inches above the knee.

BOYS : Boys will wear black pants with either a long or short sleeved red golf shirt which has a collar.

When the weather becomes colder, students may wear a RED sweatshirt, sweater, or inside jacket.  Students may also wear a red turtleneck.

All students are expected to adhere to this uniform policy. Failure to wear the school uniform will result in appropriate disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. Over-sized clothing is not permitted. Undergarments should not be visible. Short shorts or skirts will not be permitted. Consequences for students not adhering to the uniform policy may face the following consequences: detention, time out, lost of privileges.  Hats, scarves, and headbands are not permitted, except for religious reasons. Students should not wear expensive jewelry at any time. Shoes must be sturdy such as sneakers with ties or shoes with buckles. No sandals, flip flops or high heels. Uniform shirts and gym uniforms are available for sale at our school.

Student Code of Conduct

Please click on the link below to read the School District of Philadelphia’s Official Code of Student Conduct:

Inclement Weather

On inclement weather days, students are requested to enter the building through the yard doors (gym door in main building) and proceed to their assigned stations as follows:


Kindergarten/Grade 1 & 2: LSH multi purpose room

Grades 3, 4: Gym

Grades 5, 6: Lunchroom

Grades 7, 8: Auditorium

PLEASE do not send children to school before 8:00 am. as there is not sufficient staff early in the morning to keep them safe.

On inclement weather days, please consult the website (both Spruance and School District of Philadelphia), KYW 1060 on the radio, TV, and FM radio stations.