The mission of North Side Community School, a Pre-K thru 5th grade charter public school
serving predominantly low-income, urban, at-risk students, is to ensure that all of
its students acquire the skills, knowledge, and personal qualities needed for
success in our classrooms and in middle and high school. These will be acquired
through the use of innovative technology, individualized instruction, small class
size, low student/teacher ratio, and the active involvement of parents and

The handbook is divided into two section, general information and policies and procedures. Please review the lists below and click on the section heading to view that section of the handbook. Or download a pdf version here.

General Information

  • Governance
  • Admissions Policy and Process
  • Standards

Policies and Procedures

  • Attendance and Absences
  • Contact Information
  • Tardiness
  • Dismissal
  • Cancellations, Delays, Early Dismissals
  • Homework
  • Grades and Grading System
  • Books and Materials
  • Dress Code
  • Rules
  • Conferences
  • Field Trips
  • Food Program
  • Teacher Home Visits
  • Field Day and Family Picnic
  • Medication
  • Health Forms
  • Health/Sickness Rules
  • Special Education
  • Visitors to School
  • Discipline Policy
  • Bus Transportation
  • Testing