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February 16, 2023: Learn About the 211 Violence Prevention Hotline

February 16, 2023: Learn About the 211 Violence Prevention Hotline

Did you know there is a number you can call to talk to another person right away at any time about getting help when it comes to gun violence, or help with paying utilities, or even places where you can get clothing? The 211 hotline is provided through partnership between the City of Philadelphia and...
February 23, 2023: Discover the Restorative Practices of the Office of School Safety

February 23, 2023: Discover the Restorative Practices of the Office of School Safety

For our students and families, the safety of their school is more than important. In a school district as large as ours, there are many important conversations to be had about how schools in our District are helping to keep schools and students safe and what types of practices our Safety Officers are using. We’ve...

FACE’s Ultimate Guide to Report Card Conferences

It’s that time of year again – that’s right, report card conferences are coming up soon! And if you’re searching for the ultimate guide to rocking out your report card conferences and getting all the good you can from meeting with your child’s teachers, you’ve come to the right blog post. Research shows that family...
Coming to FACT on January 31: Legal Rights for Grandfamilies and Kinship Caregivers

Coming to FACT on January 31: Legal Rights for Grandfamilies and Kinship Caregivers

For our next FACT workshop, we're hoping to offer resources and support to the numerous older adults that are acting as primary caregivers and/or helping to raise a student in one of our school communities. That’s why we’ve partnered with Supervising Attorney Heather Kelly and SeniorLAW Center for our latest free online Family Academy: Courses &...
Five Fun and Free Ways to Enjoy Winter Break

Five Fun and Free Ways to Enjoy Winter Break

For the seekers of all things festive, free, and fun this Winter Break, we’ve got you covered! With so much to do and see in our city, you’re sure to find something that will fit your family. Check out our short list of attractions and activities to explore below while schools are closed and stay...
Kensington Health Sciences Academy  Celebrates Its 7th Annual Friendsgiving Event

Kensington Health Sciences Academy Celebrates Its 7th Annual Friendsgiving Event

On Tuesday, November 22, over two hundred students and their families took part in the 7th Annual Friendsgiving Event at the Kensington Health Sciences Academy (KHSA)! With the arduous work of Principal Nimet Eren, Family Engagement Liaison Dalila Bedoya, and School Coordinator Mr. Williams, together with the school partners, the whole school community came together...
Academic Calendar Feedback Opportunities

Academic Calendar Feedback Opportunities

Thank you for your participation! The survey is now closed.   We are in the initial stages of developing the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 Academic Calendars. Our primary goal is to create calendars that support student learning and meet the needs of our students, families and staff. We want to hear from you! We invite you...
Tips for Productive Report Card Conferences

Tips for Productive Report Card Conferences

Photo: NPR Report card conferences are approaching, and we want to make sure that both families and educators are prepared and ready to discuss the progress of students to ensure a clear path for the rest of the school year, especially in this unique environment. Remember that a major goal of these conferences is to...
Five Ways You Can Engage with Your Child’s School

Five Ways You Can Engage with Your Child’s School

Shqip  |  عربي |   汉语  |  Français  |  ខ្មែរ  |  Português  |  Русский  |  Español  |  Việt Getting – and staying – engaged with your child’s school pays off in numerous ways; let’s look at some of the ways you can do just that. Connecting with your child’s teachers is the first step.  A good...
Crossing “Back-to-School Anxiety” Off Your Back-to-School List

Crossing “Back-to-School Anxiety” Off Your Back-to-School List

The flurry of things to do and people to meet during the first weeks of school is enough to make most of us anxious– from teachers to principals, from parents and caregivers to students of all ages. However, there are things that can be done to make sure we all have a more relaxed school...