SECOND MARKING PERIOD!!!
STAR TESTING: NOVEMBER 18 TO NOVEMBER 25, 2020!
WELCOME BACK VIDEO STARRING JOHN BARTRAM HIGH SCHOOL STAFF!
To John Bartram High School Students, Parents, and Guardians:
Welcome back! Or, if you are new to our Bartram Family, welcome and thank you for choosing our amazing school for your child’s education. I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer and are ready to start a new school year on Wednesday, September 2nd. Please read the official letter below from Dr. Hite, our Superintendent, about the start of school.
More details will be shared on the first day you return.
Welcome Back Letter and School Reopening Plan (link): https://www.philasd.org/coronavirus/schoolstart2020/
2020-21 District Calendar (link):
As we prepare for a new school year, I look forward to the new and exciting programs we have in place for our staff and students. We have been busy this summer painting and making repairs in our schools and two major projects at the High School are underway.
We are making a commitment to provide our students with the best educational experience possible. The teachers and support staff will support that goal by increasing achievement for all students, improving instruction, promoting social justice and deepening our commitment to anti-racist as well as culturally relevant/competent pedagogy, creating a safe and supportive environment for students, and improving communication with our parents and community. As we continue to build a strong partnership with all stakeholders, our objective is to build a strong educational system for the students of John Bartram High School. I look forward to working with you this year and we thank you for your continuous support.
Last school year was filled with lots of fun learning experiences and student successes. Here are a few of our favorite memories:
Homecoming Pep Rally and Dance as well as the Sweetheart Dance
March Madness Kickball Attendance Incentive
“Be the Change” Honor Roll and Perfect Attendance Ceremonies & T-Shirt Incentives
College Bound Trips and SPIRIT WEEK Dress Down Days
Formation of Student Council
…and of course…The Coronavirus Pandemic and Combating Racists Ideology Protests
We are already gearing up for an incredible new school year. Our teachers have attended training sessions to better help all students learn and grow. Our front office team is updating student files and ordering new materials. Our hard-working custodians have spent the summer cleaning our school. And, our cafeteria workers are preparing to serve your children delicious, healthy and free breakfast and lunch each school day.
We’re also delighted to welcome a few new additions to our staff.
Ms. Jennifer Reed, 9th Grade Academy Principal
Mr. Richard Speer, Behavioral Health Counselor
Dr. Sonya Coaxum, Science Teacher
Mrs. Samantha Sweeney, Math Teacher
Shannon Stewart, Special Education Teacher
Mr. Vonkurt Redley, ESOL Program Specialist
Be sure to visit www.philasd.org for important back-to-school information such as how to get a Philadelphia School TransPass and a list of vaccines your child will need to attend school. I also want to invite you to attend our Back-to-School Night on Wednesday, September 23rd from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. This will be a great time to meet teachers and other families, and learn more about the new school year.
All of us at John Bartram High School look forward to welcoming students back to school on Wednesday, September 2nd, and working with our families and community to support high-level learning. As always, please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or concerns. Together, we can make this school year our best one yet!
Brian R. Johnson