August 26, 2020
Dear Hackett students and families:
Welcome back! Or, if you are new to our Hackett family, welcome and thank you for choosing our school for your child’s education. We have missed you over the summer and look forward to welcoming you to a new year of learning and growth.
The 2020-2021 school year will be an unprecedented one that will challenge all of us in new ways. We’re gearing up to meet the challenge. Our teachers and other school staff are engaged in virtual training sessions to better support students’ social-emotional needs and help them succeed in this new digital learning environment. We have also been preparing materials for students to utilize during synchronous and asynchronous learning.
Here’s how you and your child(ren) can prepare for the start of school:
Attendance Matters: Our school day will begin at 8:30am and end at 3:09pm. Even though we will be 100% digital, students are expected to participate in a full day of school five days a week. No doubt about it, digital learning will look and feel different than last spring. Read more about what to expect and how you can help with this Attendance and Grading Quick Guide.
Getting Ready: To help you and your child get organized and prepared for a successful new school year, we’re sharing this Family Back-to-School Checklist which contains important information about Chromebooks, internet access and much more.
● Communication – Our main form of communication will be through ClassDojo. Please make sure that you are connected and receiving notifications. Important information will also be added to our school website. We will also continue to use the School Messenger System for phone blasts.
● Virtual Back-to-School Night – this is a great time to virtually meet your child’s teachers and learn more about the new school year. Please check with your child’s teacher regarding the date and time of the session.
● Workbook Pickup – if you were not able to stop by our school on Friday, Monday or Tuesday to pick up your child’s textbooks and other items please reach out to us so that we can ensure your child has what they need.
As always, please feel free to reach out to me or any of your child’s teachers with any questions. By working together, we can make this a successful year of learning and growth for every student. See you virtually on September 2nd!
2020-2021 Supply Lists by Grade – Please note that lists include suggestions for Remote Learning Supplies.
As a reminder, the Philly HopeLine is available M-F from noon to 9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. to provide counseling services for students, parents and guardians who may need additional support during these difficult times. Phone or text 1-833-PHL-HOPE (1-833-745-4673).
The 2020 Census is more important now than ever. A complete and accurate count could provide Philadelphia billions of dollars to help support special education programming, school meals and health and housing supports for students and their families. We cannot afford an undercount! Please visit www.philasd.org/census to complete the Census and learn how you can help others do the same!
Hackett School was recognized for Three Years of Improvements!
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Want an easy way to make an immediate, lasting impact right here, in our school? By donating HERE (Philly FUNDamentals), your contribution can go directly to our (Fundraising) project!”
School Selection Process
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Virtual School Tour
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Hackett Progress Report 2018-2019
See our results here.