April Newsletter

Francis Scott Key School

Welcome Back Grades K-2!

We were so excited to welcome back returning students in grades K-2 for hybrid learning. Everyone received a certificate for successfully completing their first day in person. See more photos on Key's Instagram (@keyschoolphl). We look forward to welcoming back grades 3-5 later this month.
Ms. Sylvester's kindergartners are so "Happy" to be back too!
Because I'm Happy

APRIL STUDENT CALENDAR

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DISTRICT'S SUMMER PROGRAM

KINDERGARTEN WILL BE DIGITAL

Incoming Kindergarten students and their primary caregiver will participate in approximately 90 minutes of digital instruction and support for two days each week, either Monday and Tuesday OR Wednesday and Thursday, facilitated by a teacher. Families will also have the opportunity to engage in optional asynchronous activities at various other times during the summer. A calendar of those optional activities will be provided upon registration. The program is focused on making sure that participating children and their families feel confident about starting Kindergarten in the Fall.


REGISTRATION:

Application opens: April 8, 2021

Application closes: May 15, 2021


Families who have completed registrations for Kindergarten will receive a link to the online application form via email.


To apply, families will need:

  • Student’s District ID number (contact your school for this information if you do not have it)
  • Name of the District school where the incoming Kindergartener has been registered
  • Student Demographic Information (DoB, Language, etc.)
  • Caregiver Contact Information


The number of families able to enroll will be limited based upon staffing levels.

Families will be notified if they have been accepted to participate in the program no later than June 15, 2021.


CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SUMMER PROGRAM FOR KINDERGARTEN

GRADES 1-8 WILL BE IN PERSON

Hours will be from 8:30 am – 3 pm. Instruction will occur between 9 am -12:45 pm and extracurriculars will be offered from 1 – 3 pm. Extra-curricular activities will be provided by Out-of-School Time (OST) programs funded by the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Children and Families.


SOUTH PHILADELPHIA LOCATION: Stephen Girard Elementary School


REGISTRATION

Registration opens: April 8, 2021

Priority Registration closes: April 30, 2021

Registration closes: May 15, 2021


To register, you will need:

  • Student’s ID number
  • Student’s Current Grade, School, and Address
  • Student Demographic Information (DoB, Language, etc.)
  • Caregiver Information
  • Completed Consents


Families can register their students here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdkt_U_cPzFJYFqlfMgzeBbl4ig0gB_5pxWFBI7f9wBbJqCgg/viewform


CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SUMMER PROGRAM FOR GRADES 1-8

SCENES OF VIRTUAL LEARNING

Ms. Kim's Music Classes


The 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students are working on a music performance project.

The students are learning to play songs on the recorder.

Ms. B's Gym Classes

This month, students have been creating pictures of Among Us and then selecting exercises to go along with their drawings. Grades K and 1 have also been doing a lot of fitness videos to get them moving and have been learning about different holidays.

Community Resources

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FOOD

1) Grab & Go Student Meals

What: 7 day student meal box, includes fresh fruit

When: Fridays 9am-2pm

Where: Click HERE for list of over 100 locations. There are 3 sites in 19148 zip code:


1. South Philadelphia High - 2101 S. Broad St

2. Furness High - 1900 S 3rd St.

3. D Newlin Fell School - 900 W Oregon Ave



2) SEAMAAC Prepared Meals

What: Hot prepared meals

When: Monday-Friday 11:30am-1pm

Where: Key Schoolyard



3) Christ Church South Philadelphia

What: Boxes of food containing milk, produce, meat, & cheese

When: Thursdays 11am

Where: 229 Moore Street



4) Meaningful Meals @ Southwark School

What: Boxes of 10 pounds of produce, 5 pounds of meat, & 5 pounds of dairy

When: 2nd & 4th Mondays 3:30-4:30pm Click HERE for full list of dates.

Where: 9th St. & Mifflin St.

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COVID Vaccine Clinic

Where: Mt. Enon Baptist Church, 500 Snyder Ave.

When: Saturday 4/17 from 9am-5pm


ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED: https://wagsoutreach.com/ss/MTE212989


2nd dose will be administered on May 8.