Grover Washington, Jr. Middle School

Principal
Jovan Moore

201 East Olney Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19120
Phone: 215-456-0422

Policies

Dean's Desk

-        PLEASE REVIEW THE UNIFORM POLICY IN THE STUDENT HANDBOOK. (No tights, no jeans, no athletic wear unless it’s your gym day or an approved dress down).

-        Cell phones should never be out or be in use.

Counsler's Corner 

8th Grade High School Choices started Sept 29th and will end Nov. 14th. Ms. Stewart will be visiting classrooms to assist students with the selection process.

 ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT

Student’s desiring to take part in sports teams at Grover must have an updated physical that is less than one year old.

Basketball tryouts will be Dec. 1st

The Football team will be selling pretzels on Wednesdays.

 

Student Handbook

View our 2016-2017 Student Handbook

Mandatory Student Dress Code

Our Dress Code policy  is explained below. Every student is expected to wear the uniform everyday in school and on school trips. Students who violate the Dress Code will be subject to disciplinary action.

 

Dress Code: 

Boys and Girls wear solid navy golf or button down shirts and khaki slacks.  Girls may also wear a khaki skirt or jumper that is appropriate in length at the knee.
Students should wear comfortable shoes, such as a loafer or sneaker—NO flip-flops or backless shoes. Hats, head coverings and outerwear are not part of the dress code. If head coverings are to be worn for religious purposes, parents must notify the school in writing.
 
It is expected that students will come to school clean and well groomed. Hats, coats and jackets must be placed in lockers in the morning.

 

Not Permitted: 

 

Bare shoulders, sleeveless T-shirts, tank tops, halter or midriff tops, short-shorts and mini skirts are prohibited. Clothing with offensive language, pictures, or symbols are prohibited.

 

Students will not be permitted to wear oversized clothing. Uniform pants and shirts must fit appropriately. If the shirt is too long, it must be tucked in. If the pants are too big, you must wear a belt. Jeans are not permitted to be worn under the uniform pants or skirts. Students who insist on wearing jeans under their uniform will be considered out of compliance. This will result in a disciplinary action as per the Student Code of Conduct.

Extracurricular Activities

We offer a variety of after school sports and clubs at various times during the school year. We are constantly adding more. Consult the handbook to view academic and behavior eligibility requirements for extra-curricular activities.

Sports:

Volleyball - Field Hockey - Girls Basketball -  Boys Basketball - Lacrosse - Football 

Arts:

 Modern Dance with Steam - Choir - Jazz Band - 

 

GWJr. School Rules

1. I WILL ARRIVE ON TIME, PREPARED AND READY TO LEARN.

2. I WILL FOLLOW DIRECTIONS AND SCHOOL ROUTINES.

3. I WILL USE KIND WORDS AND ACTIONS.

4. I WILL ALWAYS KEEP HANDS, FEET AND OBJECTS TO MYSELF.

5. I WILL KEEP OUR SCHOOL CLEAN AND SAFE.

6. I WILL HELP KEEP OUR SCHOOL "BULLY FREE"

Code Of Conduct

Level I Offenses

1.   Disruption of School.
2.   Disruptive and/or offensive use of language/gang colors.
3.   Damage, Destruction or Theft of School Property False Fire Alarm.
4.   Damage, Destruction or Theft of Private Property.
5.   Reckless Endangerment or Threats.
6.   Tobacco Products and Paraphernalia.      
7.   Possession of Drugs or Alcohol for Personal Consumption.           
8.   Abuse of Computer/Internet Privileges.
 Penalties for Level I infractions: detention, suspension, conference with parent, assignment to Saturday SMART Program, etc.
 

Level II

9. Repeated School Violations.
10. Harassment.
11. Indecent Assault or Indecent Exposure.
12. Assault on School Personnel.
13. Possession of a Weapon Capable of Causing Death or Serious Injury.
14. Aggravated Offenses.
 
Penalties for Level II Infractions:
EH-21 Discipline Transfer out of the school, placement of student in an alternative education such as CEP.
        
Metal Detectors
To help insure student safety, metal detectors may be used without prior notice at the discretion of the principal. The School District Use of Metal Detectors statement is posted.
  
Non-School Related Items
Students may not bring to school:
Radios, CD Players, telephones, electronic games, toys, playing cards, metal chains, beepers, pocketbooks, fire crackers, BB guns, water guns, or toy guns. These items will be confiscated and returned only to a parent/guardian.
Note:  The use of a toy gun in a threatening manner may be considered a Level II Offense.
(See School District of Philadelphia Student Code of Conduct)

Important Phone Numbers To Know

Bully Hotline:
(215) 400-SAFE
To report bullying, violence, harassment, threats and truancy. 24 hours / 7 days a week
 
Citizen Crime Commission Tipline:
Toll free (877) 345-TIPS    
To report crime in our schools or in our communities.