Parent Flat Rate (payment) Program continues for eligible families who opt out of a bus, van or cab assignment. Contact your school’s transportation representative or visit HERE for more info.

COVID Vax events  | Student Immunizations
Stay up to date on Back-to-School info including bell schedules, transportation Fare Cards and more HERE!

The Child Tax Credit provides eligible families with $250 or $300 per child per month from the IRS! Learn more HERE.

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Welcome to the home of the Samuel Pennypacker Masterminds
Any questions please email us at pennypacker@philasd.org

Welcome to the online home of the Samuel Pennypacker Masterminds

We have moved our page around to make it more visually appeasing and to make things easier to find. Any issues please email us at pennypacker@philasd.org

To see school calendar click HERE


Parent Concern Form

If you have a question, concern or problem with something at Pennypacker please fill out this document HERE and share or email it to pennypacker@philasd.org and we will get back to you within 1 school day to resolve all issues


Please click HERE for updated 2021-2020 Pennypacker School Handbook for parents and students.  All information you need is in here

 


Bell ScheduleNew School Start Time in the Fall

The School District has changed the start time for many schools. In the fall, Pennypacker students will start school at 8:15AM and be dismissed at 2:54PM

The new school year starts Tuesday, August 31, 2021.

PLEASE NOTE: Kindergarten families will have half days/early dismissal on August 31, September 1, 2, 3 and 8.

There is no school on September 6 and 7.

Click here to see full schedule

UPDATED SUPPL Y LISTS

UPDATED WELCOME LETTERS


PBIS Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

PBIS is a decision-making framework for school systems to implement in order to improve student academic and behavioral outcomes by using universal language and norms, consistent behavioral teaching practices, consistent behavioral response guidelines, and data to guide procedural and policy decisions.

Research suggests that by having consistent norms across the school, explicitly teaching behavioral norms, acknowledging positive, prosocial behaviors, and handling behavioral concerns consistently, the school environment can be positively impacted.   PBIS is not a curriculum or a single intervention – it is a change in the school system’s climate.

 

Samuel Pennypacker is a PBIS school


Uniforms

Grades K-5  Light blue top and Dark blue pants

Grades 6-8 White collared shirt and Dark blue pants

School Plan for 2021-2022 and Survey

School Plan 2021-2022

Survey


ClassDojo

Get ready for the first day of school: Download ClassDojo!

What is ClassDojo?

It is the easiest and most direct way for you to stay up to speed with the latest news from the school team.
ClassDojo is a free app that connects teachers with parents.
It is secure! Teachers can set who to share with; either one parent, their class, or the school.

With ClassDojo you can:

See what positive behavior your Tiger has shown that day/week.
Learn what is happening in your Tiger’s classroom.
Send and receive messages directly from the teachers.
View photos and videos of classroom activities and moments.

Join our school at this link – JOIN HERE – Teachers will send codes home during first week to join classes

Learn more about ClassDojo:

How to connect with Class Dojo (after you receive the code from your teacher):


New SEPTA Fare Cards for Students

Starting this fall, School District students who use SEPTA for school transportation will transition to a new, no-cost Student Fare Card.

Eligible students will receive their Fare Card when they return to in-person learning August 31 and should use the card to get to and from school during the school year. The Student Fare Card will remain active as long as the student remains eligible and enrolled in that school.

Student riders will be able to ride SEPTA free on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, the first day of school. For more information, click HERE.


Free or reduced cost Internet

Click Here


Update from Nurse Smith

Good Day Parents/Guardians of The Pennypacker Owls!!
Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year

Please consider a few reminders:

1. Please contact your child’s Pediatrician for a complete Medical Examination PLUS Immunization Update and Compliance

2. The School Nurse will need a *NEW* Physical Examination (MEH-1) form for EACH student this will include the up-to-date Immunization Record

3. The School Nurse will need a *NEW* MED-1 for ALL medications given during school hours.
(ONE form for EACH medication) This form is to be complete by the Licensed Medical Staff ONLY! Not the parent

4. The School Nurse will need the medication supply for the health-room; medications will not and cannot be transported to and from school by any student (parents of upper school students; contact the nurse for clarification regarding rescue inhalers) NOTE: all medications MUST be in the original container with Pharmacy Labels

Medication Form Here

***All of the above is due first day of school August 31, 2021***

5. If you need insurance for your child please contact:
https://www.pccy.org/issues/child-health/insurance/
OR
https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home

6. If you need Healthcare Access: Free or Low-cost:
https://www.phila.gov/services/mental-physical-health/city-health-centers/
OR
https://www.phila.gov/departments/department-of-public-health/health-centers/family-health/

7. If you need COVID-19 information or for Vaccinations:
https://www.phila.gov/departments/department-of-public-health/health-centers/family-health/

8. If you need COVID-19 testing:
https://www.philasd.org/studenthealth/covidtesting/

**Thank you to the parents who have provided this information already in advance***The Physical Exam Form and MED-1 forms can be found below

Keeping it Positively Inspired

Health Form

MED Form

Thank you,
Nurse Smith
Email: rsmith7@philasd.org
Fax Number 215-400-3511


 

Letter From the Principal