for this week’s schedule and updates.
School Advisory Council
We would like to include more parents in our School Advisory Council and want to incorporate a video conference option for those who would like to participate. Currently, SAC meetings are held at 8:00 AM on the 3rd Friday of each month. We know that can be challenging for many parents, so we would like to get an idea of what times or days would work best for parents. If you are interested, please email Ms. Bond, our Assistant Principal firstname.lastname@example.org, who can provide more details.
What is the Student Advisory Council? SACs are peer-elected, collaborative teams composed of family members, the school principal, teachers or other school-based staff, students (for schools with grades 7 – 12), and community members. SACs champion the work for improved student achievement, effective teaching in the classroom, parent and community engagement in the educational process, and communication and support between home and school.
Also, we would love to hear from you! Our Title I Parent Involvement Survey is also available online. Please take a few moments to complete it. English Version Spanish Version
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School District Asks for Input on School CalendarPHILADELPHIA – The School District of Philadelphia is beginning the process of developing the Academic Calendar for SY 19-20 and 20-21, and is asking for feedback from families and staff to help guide the decisions that will go into making the schedule final.
The short, 4-question survey asks readers to rank, in order of importance, the various factors that come into play when deciding when to start and end school, how religious holidays and professional development are accounted for, testing dates and other concerns for both students and educators.
The survey will be available to the public until November 6. Anyone interested in participating can find it here: https://www.research.net/r/SDPcalendar.
A Calendar Committee, made up of union leadership, parents, students, and community members, will meet later in November to review the survey data, and draft possible versions of the calendar. The Board of Education’s Student Achievement and Support Committee will review the options at their meeting on December 6, and the new calendar is expected to be finalized by the end of December.
HBCU College Fair, November 14, 3:30PM – 7:00PM
Please join us for the Malcolm Bernard Historically Black College Fair hosted at The School District of Philadelphia on Wednesday November 14, 2018, 3:30-7:00PM.
The Malcolm Bernard Historically Black Colleges and Universities College Fair is the largest HBCU College Fair on the East Coast. Our historic college recruiting week has a track record of attracting nearly 12,000 students each year from NJ, NY, PA, DE, CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, and VT.
Colleges and Universities will be offering on site acceptances. Please bring test scores and several copies of your transcripts.
STUDENTS AND PARENTS ATTENDING MUST REGISTER AT: www.hbcu-cfnj.com
Family Academy Courses & Training (FACT) on November 13 & November 15 at 10:00AM
The FACE Office wants YOU to know about upcoming Family Academy: Courses and Training (FACT) workshops at the School District of Philadelphia Education Center, 440 N Broad St!
FACT offers FREE workshops and courses to families and community members, where you can learn about how to support your child academically and socially, how to fine-tune your resume, how to lead a healthy life, and more.
On November 13, at 10am and 5pm, learn how your School Advisory Council can discuss your school’s health and nutrition data. Also at 5pm, the Mazzoni Center will offer a course on creating safer spaces for LGBTQ youth in our schools. On November 15, at 10am and 5pm, learn how to get your high school diploma as an adult!
To learn more and register for these FREE courses at The Education Center and other FACT Locations, go to www.philasd.org/face/FACT or call 215-400-4180, Option #5. We strongly encourage you to pre-register for courses so that you can secure a spot! By pre-registering, you will also be able to get a free meal before your course and request live interpretation if needed.
See you soon,
The Family and Community Engagement Office