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Multilingual Family Support Team Welcomes All Families and Breaks Down Supports and Services

Multilingual Family Support Team Welcomes All Families and Breaks Down Supports and Services

The FACE Multilingual Family Support Team is committed to ensuring that immigrant and refugee students and their families have equal access to educational services and opportunities. In celebration of Family Engagement Month and the beginning of another school year, we would like to reiterate our commitment to language access to all our multilingual families, and...
FACE Deputy Chief Invites YOU to the Roadmap for Navigating the School District of Philadelphia Conference!

FACE Deputy Chief Invites YOU to the Roadmap for Navigating the School District of Philadelphia Conference!

Focus on FACE asked FACE Deputy Chief Jenna Monley to reflect on the inspiration for the Family Engagement Conference. Here's the letter she wrote to invite you to join us on October 20. Navigating the School District can appear to be a daunting task. Moreover, we all share a common belief that families want the...
Parent & Family Portal is One of the Easiest Ways to Engage in Your Child's Education. Don't Miss Out!

Parent & Family Portal is One of the Easiest Ways to Engage in Your Child’s Education. Don’t Miss Out!

Do you ever wish that you could monitor your child’s progress in school more closely? The solution is already at your fingertips! The Parent & Family Portal gives you access to valuable information about your child’s education and school. Upon registration for Parent & Family Portal, you will be able to view your child’s academic history,...
Innovator of the Month: NW PHL Public Schools

Innovator of the Month: NW PHL Public Schools

Every month, the FACE Office will recognize one group or individual who has shown an exceptional commitment to family and community engagement in their school community. We call them “innovators” because of the hard work, creativity, and fresh ideas they bring to the table. This month, we’re featuring NW PHL Public Schools, a Facebook group...
Want to Learn More about FACE Liaisons? We're Here to Help!

Want to Learn More about FACE Liaisons? We’re Here to Help!

The Office of Family and Community Engagement has 20 staff members, called Family Engagement Liaisons, who are the field staff who promote family engagement and involvement at every single School District of Philadelphia school. Liaisons are already in full swing, facilitating Family Workshops, assisting School Advisory Councils (SACs), and supporting Fall Title I meetings at...
ELECT Team Reflects on Teen Fatherhood

ELECT Team Reflects on Teen Fatherhood

Members of the ELECT Team recently attended “Let’s Connect,” a conference celebrating Public Health Management Corporation's (PHMC) Focus on Fathers’ 15 years of service in Philadelphia. The conference objective was, “to increase the focus on healthy fatherhood through connection and collaboration.” Lamar Brennan, ELECT Program Coordinator, was invited to serve as a panelist to share about ELECT’s...
A Huge Thank You to All Who Participated in the 10th Annual Back 2 School Event!

A Huge Thank You to All Who Participated in the 10th Annual Back 2 School Event!

One of the FACE Office’s favorite parts of back to school season is the Annual Back 2 School Event, celebrating its 10th year this past August. On August 16, 2018, thousands of families, community members, and students attended the end of summer bash at School of the Future in West Philadelphia. Thousands of backpacks stuffed...
Rapper Meek Mill Donates 6,000 Backpacks and Visits Blaine Elementary School

Rapper Meek Mill Donates 6,000 Backpacks and Visits Blaine Elementary School

On Wednesday, August 29, rapper Meek Mill and Dreamchasers announced their donation of more than 6,000 backpacks to 12 schools throughout the School District of Philadelphia. The announcement took place at Mill’s alma mater, James G. Blaine Elementary School, where he personally handed out backpacks to several students. Growing up in Philly, Mill watched families...
Academic Parent-Teacher Teams Come to Philadelphia!

Academic Parent-Teacher Teams Come to Philadelphia!

Starting in the 2018-2019 school year, the Office of Family and Community Engagement, with support from the William Penn Foundation and WestEd, is bringing Academic Parent-Teacher Teams to nine public elementary schools. Academic Parent-Teacher Teams are revolutionizing the way families and school staff interact and work together—find out more about this awesome program below, and...
District Expands and Formally Adopts Policy on Pregnant, Parenting, and Married Students

District Expands and Formally Adopts Policy on Pregnant, Parenting, and Married Students

Are you pregnant or parenting and working to finish high school or a GED? Do you know anyone who is?  The School District of Philadelphia's Policy 234 for Pregnant/Parenting/Married Students was expanded and formally adopted last Spring. This policy demonstrates the District's commitment to the educational rights of married and/or pregnant/parenting students and ensures that they have...