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SAT School Day and How Families Can Support High School Students with the SATs and PSATs

SAT School Day and How Families Can Support High School Students with the SATs and PSATs

In the midst of taking standardized tests throughout the school year, students may lose the big picture of their value. The SAT and PSAT exams, however, should be seen as gateway exams that open up more exposure and access into the college process. The SAT is an admission test accepted by all U.S colleges that...
High School Resource: Ellis Trust for Girls

High School Resource: Ellis Trust for Girls

The Ellis Trust for Girls funds a range of exciting and meaningful experiences and opportunities to help girls strengthen their academic skills, develop their character, perfect their talents, and discover who they are and who they hope to be! In the 2018/2019 academic year, Ellis spent over $3,000 per student on enrichment activities. Over 200...
YOU’RE INVITED! Annual Community Meeting on Policy 138: English Language Development and Bilingual Education Program

YOU’RE INVITED! Annual Community Meeting on Policy 138: English Language Development and Bilingual Education Program

Join the Office of Multilingual Curriculum and Programs as we share updates on Policy 138: English Language Development and Bilingual Education. Attendees will learn about and have opportunities to provide feedback on our programs. Educators, administrators, parents, students, community organizations, school district leaders and staff, and all other stakeholders are encouraged to attend. Meetings will...

Help Your Child Conquer Kindergarten!

Conquering Kindergarten is tough! Children need to learn math, reading, and writing skills, as well as social and emotional skills. The School District of Philadelphia partnered with the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania and a group of elementary school teachers to develop a section of the kindergarten report card that includes...
YOU'RE INVITED: FACE End-of-Year Family Celebration, May 24, 2019!

YOU’RE INVITED: FACE End-of-Year Family Celebration, May 24, 2019!

Blast Off into Summer with FACE! The FACE Office is excited to invite you to the 2019 End-of-Year Family Celebration on Friday, May 24, 2019, 4:30-7:30pm at 440 N Broad Street! The Celebration is a time for us to thank families for their contributions to our schools and as a way to kick off summer by...
Apply to Serve on the District Advisory Council today!

Apply to Serve on the District Advisory Council today!

The School District of Philadelphia is proud to announce the creation of a brand new program for the 2019-2020 School Year, the District Advisory Council! The DAC is an opportunity for parents, family members, and caretakers to become more knowledgeable about and provide input on District programs, policies, and materials that affect students and their families....
Give Your Feedback on Kindergarten Family Resources

Give Your Feedback on Kindergarten Family Resources

We all know how important learning skills, like working and playing cooperatively with others, are for our children. This is why these skills are part of the School District of Philadelphia’s kindergarten report card. In partnership with the district, the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania is creating supports for families to help...
Ensure Your Child is Prepared for Keystone Exams!

Ensure Your Child is Prepared for Keystone Exams!

In just a few days, Keystone Exams will begin for 8th through 11th graders. We know Keystone Exams have the potential to be confusing and stressful for students and families alike, but we’re here to provide some tips on how to make these couple of weeks go smoothly for your child! Before the test Encourage...
Don't Miss the Productive Conversations at Your School's Winter Title I Meeting!

Don’t Miss the Productive Conversations at Your School’s Winter Title I Meeting!

It’s the most compliant time of the year! Well, maybe our friends in the Office of Grants Compliance would say that the entire school year is the most compliant time of the year but we think there’s no better way for our families to start the new calendar year than by attending their school’s Annual...
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...