Parent and Family Engagement / Right to Know

Parent and Family Engagement Tools

The best thing parents can do to support their child(ren)’s academic achievement is get involved in their child(ren)’s schools and to take advantage of various Rights to Know. Parents have a right to know the extent of their child’s progress. This can be achieved by parent-teacher meetings and active involvement through homework assignments as well as reading and conversation with their child.

The School District of Philadelphia (SDP) recognizes that partnerships between families and schools are strong foundations for educational reform. In collaboration with parents and families within the District, the SDP has developed a robust parent and family engagement policy. You can find the full policy as well as a plethora of resources on the Office of Family and Community Engagement’s website or by clicking this link, District-wide parent and family engagement policy which will direct you to the webpage. Additionally, each school, in collaboration with parents, writes its own Family Involvement Policy and School/Parent Compact.

Right to Know Documents

As required by the Every Student Succeeds Act [Section 1112(e)(1)(A)], the Federal law governing K-12 education in the United States, the School District of Philadelphia is required to provide the following Parent Right-to-Know Information.

ESSA requires that parents be notified at the beginning and/or when appropriate anytime during each year of their right to know the professional qualifications of their child’s teacher(s). Similar to the Right to Know letter, parents and families must also be notified when their child has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who has not met State certification or licensure requirements at the grade level and/or subject area in which the teacher has been assigned.

Below you will find a copy of the Right to Know letter in the District’s most commonly spoken languages. If you require a translation not included in the list below, please contact Ashley Glasgow-Crockett (agcrockett@philasd.org).

Right to Know LetterDescription
FY21 RTK Letter EnglishFY21 RTK Letter English
FY21 RTK Letter AlbanianFY21 RTK Letter Albanian
FY21 RTK Letter ArabicFY21 RTK Letter Arabic
FY21 RTK Letter ChineseFY21 RTK Letter Chinese
FY21 RTK Letter FrenchFY21 RTK Letter French
FY21 RTK Letter KhmerFY21 RTK Letter Khmer
FY21 RTK Letter PortugueseFY21 RTK Letter Portuguese
FY21 RTK Letter RussianFY21 RTK Letter Russian
FY21 RTK Letter SpanishFY21 RTK Letter Spanish
FY21 RTK Letter VietnameseFY21 RTK Letter Vietnamese

Below you will find a copy of the Four Week Qualification Letter in the District’s most commonly spoken languages. If you require a translation not included in the list below, please contact Ashley Glasgow-Crockett (agcrockett@philasd.org).

Right to Know Sub Qualification Parent LetterDescription
RTK Sub Qualification Parent Letter EnglishRTK Sub Qualification Parent Letter English
RTK Sub Qualification Parent Letter AlbanianRTK Sub Qualification Parent Letter Albanian
RTK Sub Qualification Parent Letter ArabicRTK Sub Qualification Parent Letter Arabic
RTK Sub Qualification Parent Letter ChineseRTK Sub Qualification Parent Letter Chinese
RTK Sub Qualification Parent Letter FrenchRTK Sub Qualification Parent Letter French
RTK Sub Qualification Parent Letter KhmerRTK Sub Qualification Parent Letter Khmer
RTK Sub Qualification Parent Letter PortugueseRTK Sub Qualification Parent Letter Portuguese
RTK Sub Qualification Parent Letter RussianRTK Sub Qualification Parent Letter Russian
RTK Sub Qualification Parent Letter SpanishRTK Sub Qualification Parent Letter Spanish
RTK Sub Qualification Parent Letter VietnameseRTK Sub Qualification Parent Letter Vietnamese