Welcome to Mastery Charter School
Pickett Campus
5700 Wayne Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 866-9000
www.MasteryCharter.org
Principal: Jason Kegel
Assistant Principal of Instruction:
Micah Hart and Margaux Munnelly
Assistant Principal of School Culture: Janelle Harris
Assistant Principal of Sp. Svcs:
Chris Ziemba and Tonya Haynes
Assistant Principal of Operations:
John Buttil
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Contents
Welcome to Campus Pickett...................................................................................................... 3
Student-Parent Calendar 2012-2013 ........................................................................................ 4
Campus Schedule ........................................................................................................................ 5
Uniform Description ...................................................................................................................... 5
Electronic Equipment Policy…………………………………………………………………………..7
Early Dismissal Policy……………………………………………………………………………………8
School Supplies………………………………………………………………………………………….8
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Welcome to Pickett Campus
Welcome to Pickett Campus. We are thrilled to welcome you to the Mastery Pickett
Campus community! This document will give you important information including the
campus calendar, the hours of the school day and our uniform and other campus
specific policies. We can’t wait to get started!
At Mastery Charter, student achievement is job #1. We expect every Mastery member
to do whatever it takes for students to be successful in school and in life. Excellence.
No Excuses. We are PROUD to say that Mastery students have produced breakthrough
results in academic achievement, school culture, and just about everything else
they’ve endeavored upon. It’s true.
Mastery students have currently:
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Earned millions of dollars in scholarships;
A 100% college admission rate;
Made AYP consistently;
Master Charter has:
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Been recognized for outstanding achievement by President Obama and Oprah
Winfrey
Hosted major politicians for school tours
Become one of the most successful charter school organizations in the United
States
Parents and students are our partners in education and we can’t wait to get started!
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Student-Parent Calendar 2012-2013
Month
August
September
October
November
December
January
February
March
April
May
June
Date
Event
22,23,24
27
3
17
20
26
8
12
15,16
17
25
6
12
21,22,23
30
3,4
Student Orientation
First Day of Report Period 1
Labor Day- School Closed
Rosh Hashanah- School Closed
Back to School Night: 5-7 pm
Yom Kippur – School Closed
Columbus Day- School Closed
Last Day of Report Period 1
Professional Development Day- School Closed
First Day of Report Period 2
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Professional Development Day – School Closed
Veteran’s Day- School Closed
Thanksgiving Break- School Closed
Last Day of Report Period 2
Professional Development Days- School
Closed
First Day of Report Period 3
Winter Break- School Closed
MLK Day- School Closed
Last Day of Report Period 3
Semester Break PD- School Closed
First Day of Report Period 4
Parent-Teacher Conferences
President’s Day – School Closed
Professional Development Day – School Closed
First Day of Report Period 5
Spring Break – School Closed
Professional Development Day- School Closed
First Day of Report Period 6
Memorial Day- School Closed
Last Day for Students
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24-Jan 1
21
25
28,29
30
5
18
18
19
25-29
13
14
27
21
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Campus Schedule
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Doors open
7:30
7:30
7:30
7:30
7:30
Warning bell
7:50
7:50
7:50
7:50
7:50
First period starts
8:00
8:00
8:00
8:00
8:00
Regular dismissal
3:03
3:03
1:10
3:03
3:03
Extra curriculars
3:50
3:50
N/A
3:50
3:50
Detention
N/A
N/A
1:10-4:30
N/A
N/A
Uniform Description
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UNIFORM SHIRTS:
Only official Mastery Charter uniform shirts are acceptable. The Mastery Charter uniform shirt is a
knit collared shirt that contains the embroidered Mastery Charter name and logo. Students in
grades 7-9 wear the grey colored uniform shirt and students in grades 10-12 wear the dark blue
colored shirt. The uniform shirt must be tucked into the pants/skirt. Shirts must be long enough to
stay tucked into the pants/skirt. Stained, torn or overly worn uniform shirts are not acceptable.
SWEATERS:
Sweaters are optional. If students choose to wear sweaters, only official Mastery Charter uniform
sweaters are acceptable. All Mastery Charter uniform sweaters contain the embroidered
Mastery Charter name and logo. Non-Mastery approved sweatshirts, “hoodies”, pullovers, etc…
are not acceptable.
UNDERSHIRTS:
Only a solid white or solid grey cotton short-sleeve undershirts may be worn. Colored, designed
or long sleeve undershirts are not acceptable.
BOTTOMS
PANTS:
Only plain solid navy blue pants for students in grades 7-9 and plain solid khaki/tan colored
pants for students in grades 10-12 are acceptable. Dickies or other uniform pants are
acceptable. Pants must extend from the waist to the top of the shoe. The following pants are
NOT acceptable: jeans; sweat or exercise pants; pajama pants, bell bottoms; colored, striped,
designed or decorated pants; pants worn below the hips; pants that cover the shoes or drag on
the ground; torn, ripped or overly worn pants; excessively large or skin tight pants. Students are
not permitted to wear jeans or other long pants beneath their uniform pants.
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SKIRTS:
Only plain flat solid navy blue uniform skits for students in grades 7-9 and flat solid khaki/tan
colored uniform skirts for students in grades 10-12 are acceptable. When standing up, the
bottom of the skirt must extend at least three inches below the bottom of the knee. The
following skirts are NOT acceptable: colored, striped, designed or decorated skirts; excessively
large or short skirts; skin tight skirts. Students are not permitted to wear jeans or other long pants
beneath their uniform skirts.
BELTS:
Belts must be worn with all pants. Only solid black belts for students in grades 7-9 and black or
brown belts for students in grades 10-12 are acceptable. Belt buckles must be simple in design.
Belt buckles must not contain any pictures, designs or emblems. Decorative belts or belt
buckles are not acceptable.
FOOTWEAR
SHOES:
Only solid black closed heel and closed toed shoes or sneakers are acceptable. All parts of the
shoe must be solid black including laces, eyelets and soles. The following footwear is NOT
acceptable: footwear with colored or white stripes, designs or decorations; sandals, flip flops,
clogs etc…
SOCKS:
Only plain solid black, white or navy blue socks are acceptable. Striped, designed, decorated
or brightly colored socks are not acceptable.
ACCESSORIES
JEWELRY:
Students may wear modest jewelry. Earrings that extend below the jaw line are not acceptable.
Students may not wear more than one necklace at a time. Necklaces must be worn inside the
uniform shirt. Students may not wear more than one bracelet at a time. Students are not
permitted to wear pins or decorate their uniform in any manner. Students are strongly
encouraged to avoid wearing expensive jewelry in school.
HATS:
Hats, do rags, bandannas or other types of headgear are not to be worn in the building at any
time.
COATS AND JACKETS:
Coats and jackets are not to be worn in the building at any time unless entering or exiting the
building and within ten feet of the exit/entrance way.
RELIGIOUS CONSIDERATIONS
Students may wear headgear or other garments for religious purposes only with the Dean’s
approval. In order to obtain the Dean’s approval, a parent/guardian must contact the Dean.
Mastery Charter exceptions are limited to the following:
 Head coverings that do not cover the face. Veils are never permitted.
 Long traditional shirt/skirts must be worn under a Mastery Charter uniform shirt and must
be black, dark blue, gray or white.
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DRESS DOWN DAYS
On occasion, Mastery will sponsor a “dress down” day as a reward or as a fundraiser. Items that
are prohibited during “dress down” days are: “open toe” shoes, “flip flops”, shirts that do not
cover shoulders, tight and revealing clothing (i.e. stomach, buttocks, and cleavage must not be
exposed), shorts and skirts that end above the knee, negative imagery, head wraps and do-rags
etc. Students who fail to meet the criteria may be sent home or excluded from instruction.
Uniform Purchase Locations
The retailers below carry Mastery uniform
apparel. Please be sure to phone in
advance to confirm inventory.
Flynn and O’Hara Uniforms
10905 Dutton Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
(215) 637-4600
(800) 441-4122
Flynn and O’Hara Uniforms
30 East Baltimore Pike
Clifton Heights, PA 19018
(610) 284-1485
Flynn and O’Hara Uniforms
6243 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19135
(215) 624-1983
Flynn and O’Hara Uniforms
Drexeline Shopping Center
5126 State Road
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
(610) 259-3115
Flynn and O’Hara Uniforms
10 Shurs Lane
Philadelphia , PA
(215) 483-9601
Triple Play Sports
827 S. 9th Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
(215) 923-5466
Cell Phone and other Electronic Equipment Policy Additions
If a student is found to be in possession of a cell phone, headset or other electronic
device during the school day, the following will result:
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The cell phone, headset or other electronic device will be confiscated and
released only to the parent/guardian Mondays between 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm.
If the student refuses to relinquish the cell phone, headset or other electronic
device to the staff member, they will be written up for a level II for
insubordination and suspended until their parent/guardian reinstates them.
All electronic equipment must be kept in student lockers (High School) or
classroom lockers (Middle School) from the start of first period until the student is
dismissed.
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Early Dismissal
In order to ensure your child’s safety and maximize instructional time, we have
implemented specific guidelines in regards to early dismissals. Please be advised of the
Pickett Campus policy regarding early dismissals below.
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Students are not permitted to sign themselves out or leave the building before
the end of the school day without an adult present to pick them up. If your child
needs to have an early dismissal, they will only be released if someone on the
emergency contact list with valid picture identification is present to pick them
up.
School Supplies
Planners
All students need to develop organizational skills to succeed at Mastery and in life. To assist
students in developing organizational skills, Mastery provides a day planner for all students.
Students are required to have their planners at all times and, if lost, replace it at cost. Students
are expected to use their planners to record homework assignments and important dates.
Parents are encouraged to check their child’s planner daily.
Textbooks
All textbooks and instructional materials are the property of Mastery Charter. Students and
parents are responsible for damage or loss of textbooks and will be charged for the cost of
replacement.
Supplies
Students are expected to always be prepared with required schools supplies such as pens,
pencils, notebooks, calculator, etc. Teachers will send home letters to families at the beginning
of the year to inform parents as to which supplies are needed for their class.
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