There are two types of detentions assigned as consequence if necessary at Bala Cynwyd: Lunch Detention and After School Detention. Students may receive a teacher or administrative lunch detention based on the infraction, to be served during the school day. After school detentions are served from 3:15 – 4:25 PM and are supervised by a teacher. Students may ride the 4:30 buses home after detention. Depending upon the infraction a detention could be extended until 5:30 PM whereas the students may take the 5:30 bus home. During detention, students are expected to answer a series of reflective questions explaining how they intend to avoid repeating their infraction in the future. Parents will be notified of all after school detentions in writing by the school.
Students are expected to attend detentions when they are assigned. Students who fail to attend detentions may be assigned two detentions for each missed detention, per offense. Continued failure to attend detention may result in out-of-school suspension.