On October 6, the Board will hold a Public Hearing. Find materials here.

Superintendent Watlington shares key themes from his 100-day Listening & Learning Tour, and announced additions to the District’s executive leadership team. Read more HERE, and for additional information visit our 100 Days hub HERE.

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Southwark Community School
Home of the Dragons

Information for 2022-2023 School Year

The first day of school is Monday, August 29! We will have the same schedule this year: classes will begin at 9:00am and end at 3:39pm each day.

Please scroll down to find school supply lists for this year.

Información para el año escolar 2022-2023

El primer día de clases será el lunes, 29 de agosto! Tendremos el mismo horario este año escolar: las clases comenzarán a las 9:00am y terminarán a las 3:39pm.

Se puede encontrar todas las listas de materiales abajo.

COVID-19 Updates

We recommend that all families visit the School District of Philadelphia’s online COVID-19 Information Hub where you can find direct links to COVID-related information and resources. The website includes:

  • COVID Health & Safety Protocols
  • COVID Case Reporting Information
  • COVID Vaccine events
  • In-School Testing Information
  • SDP COVID Testing Locations
  • and more!

We strongly encourage families of all students to consent to in-school COVID-19 testing. To consent to testing, parents/guardians must review the consent form and either complete the online consent form OR return the form to the Southwark main office.

Also, all students and staff will be required to wear a mask the first 10 days of school, from August 29-September 9.

Noticias sobre el COVID-19

Recomendamos que las familias visiten el Centro de Información sobre COVID-19 publicado por el distrito escolar de filadelfia en línea, donde se puede encontrar enlaces para información y recursos relacionados con COVID-19. El sitio incluye:

  • Protocolo de COVID salud y seguridad
  • Información sobre cómo reportar un caso de COVID
  • Eventos de vacunación contra el COVID
  • Información sobre las pruebas de COVID durante el día escolar
  • Sitios de pruebas de COVID fuera de las escuelas
  • ¡y más!

Animamos a las familias de todos los estudiantes de que nos dan su consentimiento para darle a su hijo/hija una prueba de COVID-19 durante el día escolar. Para dar su permiso, las familias deben revisar el formulario de permiso y llenarlo en línea O regresarlo a la oficina de Southwark.

Además, todos los estudiantes y el personal de la escuela tienen que llevar una másacara los primeros diez días de clases, del 29 de agosto al 9 de septiembre.

Supply Lists / Listas de Materiales

Grade 7 & 8 (Science)

Two-Way Immersion Program / Programa Bilingüe

Report Cards

Student report cards are available in the Backpack of the Parent & Family Portal and in the Student Portal.

This guide will help you find the correct section in the Family & Parent Portal, or you can watch this video to find out how to view the report card in the Student Portal. Please reach out to your student’s teacher with any questions about grades.

If you do not have a Family & Parent Portal account, watch this video or visit the FACE website to learn how to create an account.

Boletas de Calificaciones

Las boletas de calificaciones de los estudiantes están disponibles en la “mochila” del Portal para Padres y Familias y en el Portal para Estudiantes.

Esta guía lo ayudará a encontrar la sección correcta en el Portal para Padres y Familias, o puede ver este video para saber cómo ver la boleta de calificaciones en el Portal del estudiante  – desafortunadamente, solo encontramos el video en ingles. Comuníquese con el maestro de su estudiante si tiene preguntas sobre las notas.

Si no tiene una cuenta del Portal para Padres y Familias, revise esta guía para aprender a crear una cuenta.

General Information

Southwark is an ethnically diverse PreK-8 school of over 900 students located in South Philadelphia. In the 2021-2022 school year, over 40% of our students were English Learners. As a Community School, we serve students in our Primary School (Pre-K through Grade 5), our Upper School (Grades 6-8), as well as offering other classes and after-school programs for the community at large.

Southwark Mission Statement

Southwark’s Mission is to develop leadership in our students and educate them so they are on grade-level and beyond in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics in a safe, clean, equitable, and caring environment through the support of Staff, Families, and Community.

Southwark Highlights:

  • Arts Program (Art, Vocal and Instrumental Music)
  • STEM Program
  • 7th and 8th Grades Electives Programming (Art & Architecture, STEM & Computer Technology, Music & Vocal, and Media)
  • Two-Way (Spanish/English) Immersion Program spanning Kindergarten through Grade 8
  • Dragon Piano Program