A message from Mrs. McComsey

Bancroft Elementary Principal


Fall Information

Dear Bancroft Community,

What a wonderful start the the Fall season we have had in Bancroft! The students are all settled into their new schedules, doing great work in their classes and learning so much! We have had wonderful visits from our Community Helpers - The Avondale Fire Company and the Southern Chester County Regional Police Department! The Fall season is on display with the beautiful decorations that we have in our front entrance from Mondragon Landscaping. (Thank you so much, MIguel Mondragon!)

We are seeing such amazing respect and responsibility from our students this year. We will continue to keep our focus on noticing great behaviors and learning opportunities with our school community. We are so proud of all of the great work that everyone is doing! Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you all at Parent Teacher Conferences in November. What a great opportunity to connect with our school community!

Please reach out if you need anything at all to help make your child's educational experience super here at Bancroft. We enjoy partnering with such amazing families!!

Be well,

Mrs. Leah A. McComsey

Your Proud Principal


Fall Conferences will be November 17, 18 and 21.

We will be having early dismissals (12:30 pm) on 11/17, 11/18, 11/21 and 11/22.

Fall break will be 11/23 - 11/27.

School resumes on 11/28.

Meeting with you is important to us!


Please use the visitor parking lot (to the right when you enter) when you need to park and come to the door or to enter the building. The Staff parking lot (to the left when you enter) is reserved for faculty and staff and all cars are required to have a parking pass displayed at all times. Please do not park in the bus loop (front of main entrance) at any time.

Please update your information!

Have you recently changed your email or cell phone number? Please update this with us at school! It is so important that we can contact you with information about your child! Call Jailene Olmedo or Celene Zavala at 610-925-5711.

Volunteer Clearances

All volunteers must have updated clearances on file with the school district! Volunteers can obtain their clearances by clicking on this link and following the helpful links: https://www.kcsd.org/for-parents/volunteer-clearances-and-forms/

Our procedures for volunteer clearances have changed. We are no longer accepting clearances via email or in person in paper form. Clearances and affirmation forms must be uploaded online. Here is the link to upload clearances https://www.kcsd.org/for-parents/volunteer-clearances-and-forms/ You may also find it on our district website. Please call the office with any questions.

BE.KCSD.ORG …..Keep your eyes on our website!

Over the next couple of months you will notice that our website will be changing! We are excited about these new changes and hope that it helps you navigate important information about our school! In the meanwhile, you still find information at be.kcsd.org

Vacation Request Procedure

If you are planning a vacation of 3 or more days, please complete the Vacation Request Form (see link below) and submit to the school with as much advanced notice as possible:


Don't miss important dates!

Never miss important events or information again!!

Check out our school calendar here: https://be.kcsd.org/calendar/school-calendar/

Talking Points App

Please download the talking points app as it is a major way that our teachers communicate with families about important information happening classroom and in the school. This app will allow you to receive and send messages in your preferred language if you need assistance downloading this app or getting it set up, please contact the main office at 610–925-5711 and we will be able to help you!

Absence Notes

Any time a student is absent, a written absence note must be submitted by a parent/guardian to our attendance office in the form of:

If you have any questions please contact our Attendance Clerk: Celene Zavala at 610-925-5711 ext. 80020