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Resources for Parents

Parental Resources

To form a partnership between Hampton Academy personnel and parents/guardians in the best interest of our students, we ask all parents/guardians to:

  • Keep in close contact with your child’s teacher and social worker.
  • Demonstrate your interest in your child’s academic and social program by engaging in frequent, brief discussions about school.
  • Attend school programs and, when requested, conferences and meetings.
  • Your child’s classroom team or other staff will contact you regularly with progress updates and concerns when they arise. Please respond to all calls and correspondence from school personnel promptly.
  • If you wish to meet with your child’s teacher, social worker or other school personnel, please call the school secretary at 609-267-2757 to make an appointment.

Attendance

Regular attendance is essential for success in school. Students are expected to be present all the hours of all the days school is in session. When a student must be absent, we ask for parent/guardian cooperation as follows:

  • Please call the school prior to each absence, preferably before 8:00 a.m. Parents/guardians will be notified by the school social worker of concerns regarding irregular attendance or excessive tardiness.
  • Please notify your child’s transportation contact of the absence prior to the scheduled pick up time.
  • For absences of three or less days due to illness, please write an excuse note. For longer absences, an original physician’s note with date and diagnosis is required. For school days missed due to medical/dental appointments or court appearances, please obtain an excuse note, and send it to school when your child returns.
  • For absences due to reasons other than illness or appointments, please contact your child’s social worker for information about excused absences.
  • Please be aware that sending districts must be kept informed of excessive or chronic absenteeism, which may result in a “no-credit” status or jeopardize placement. District policies may supersede Hampton Academy policy.

School Closing/Delayed Opening Info

In addition to an automated message sent to each student’s home the following public stations are used to communicate school closings and delays.

Back To School Night

In September, parents/guardians are encouraged to attend our annual Back to School Night. This is an opportunity to meet the staff, follow the student schedule and enjoy light refreshments.

Parent Information Seminars

Each year, Hampton Academy presents a number of timely, informative seminars, which we hope will be helpful to our parents/guardians. Past seminar topics have included cyberbullying, conflict resolution and current trends in adolescent substance abuse.

Radio

  • KYW (1060) AM – #647

Television

  • WPVI Channel 6
  • WCAU Channel 10
  • KWY Channel 3

Internet

Tuition

Tuition is paid by the home school district. Students attend Hampton Academy at no cost to families. All programs and activities, including trips and Rowan College at Burlington County courses, are provided at no cost to families.

Transportation

Affordable transportation options available upon request. Please call 609-267-2757 to request more information.

Confidentiality

Each student’s placement at Hampton Academy is confidential. Appropriate release forms must be signed by parents/guardians for Hampton Academy personnel to confer with outside professionals or agencies, except as required by law.

Student Attire

Hampton Academy students are not required to wear school uniforms. We do expect all students to come to school clean, dressed in modest clothing that does not distract from instruction and with appropriate footwear (flat, rubber-soled shoes only in the gym, no steel-toed boots or high heels that present a safety hazard). Repeated dress code violations will be considered a disciplinary issue.

In an effort to continue to take all possible precautions in providing our students with a secure learning environment, all pupils attending Hampton Academy will be required to utilize a clear book bag to carry their educational materials throughout the school day. Should you have any questions or comments regarding this procedure please feel free to contact the Executive Director or Discipline Advisor.

Call Hampton Academy Today

Hampton Academy provides individualized, trauma-focused care and education children and adolescents ages 6 and older. Our educational program is designed for students who suffer from anxiety, school avoidance, poor social skills, mood disorders and other socio-emotional concerns that interrupt their ability to fully function in a traditional academic setting. See what Hampton Academy can do for your family, call us today at 609-267-2757.