School Policies

Included on this page are highlights from our policies and procedures. The Chase Student Handbook includes more detail on some of these items.

Attendance Policies

As a reminder, our hours are:

  • School Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
  • Office Hours: 7:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Tardy Procedures

Students arriving after 8:00 a.m. are tardy and must sign in before being admitted to class. Disciplinary action will be issued to those students who are chronically late to school.

Absence Procedures

To report an absent child, call the school office at (513) 363-1300 or email us using this Absence Reporting Form.

Attendance of students in school is of paramount importance if the teaching-learning process is to be successfully conducted. Students are expected to be at school every day except in cases of illness, emergency, or school approved absences. Parents should call and notify the school when a child is absent.

All students are required to bring a written note stating the reason for their absence upon their return.

As a student's absence approaches the excessive level, or when significant unexcused absences occur, a referral will be made to the school's support personnel (social worker) or to the Pupil Services Department (Home Counselor, Nurse, or Psychologist) for appropriate action.

Bus Safety

Student behavior that distracts bus drivers is a hazard to the vehicle's safe operation, and jeopardizes the safety and welfare of all passengers. Misbehavior while on a yellow school bus or a Metro bus can result in disciplinary action for the student or the suspension of transportation service for the student. Read more about our requirements for student behavior on buses.

Cell Phone Policy

Cell phones and entertainment electronics, such as headphones, CD players, pagers, video games, radios, MP3 players, etc. are NOT permitted during the school day.

Cell phones are only to be used in an emergency. Cell phones and entertainment electronics will be confiscated if seen or heard by school staff. They will be returned to parents only. Parents, please understand that students have access to the office phone to contact parents. In case of emergency parents/guardians may reach their student by calling the main office at (513) 363-1300.

Dress Code

Chase Elementary students are required to wear a uniform. Read more about our dress code policies.


Review CPS' Code of Conduct for disciplinary procedures.

Snow Days and School Delays

Snow days and school delays are announced on our website, local TV and radio stations, CPS' mobile app, and through automated phone calls. Assume school is open unless you hear otherwise. Learn more about CPS' severe weather and emergency closing procedures.

Student Handbook

The Chase Elementary Student Handbook details our policies and procedures.

Visiting During School Hours

We welcome visits from parents and guardians. However, to protect student safety, all visitors must sign in at the main office and wear a visitor's badge. Parents/guardians who would like a conference with their child's teacher must schedule an appointment with the teacher.