AUGUST 31, 2021: First day of school for all students at 9:00 AM.
SEPTEMBER 8, 2021: Back-to-School Night @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.
A Message from Principal Taylor
Welcome to 2020-21!
To parents, students, and the entire Edward Gideon Elementary School learning community.
I hope everyone had an enjoyable and safe summer break. Welcome to the start of the 2020-2021 school year! We are pleased to welcome returning and new families this school year.
As you may know, the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) will begin the year in virtual learning out of the concern for safety and well-being of the entire school community. The first day of school will be on Wednesday, September 2, 2020.
As we plan for the start of the school year like no other we have seen in the past, our focus will still be to ensure that: every child, every day is finding a way to feel connected, every child, every day is being challenged by new learnings and experiences, and every child, every day knows that they have a champion they can turn to.
Spring of 2020 had challenged staff and students to find a new normal for learning, connected us in new ways and required our champions to champion from afar. What I have most learned through this process is how much I appreciate the expertise our teachers bring to Gideon, the ways in which our students continue to work hard to grow and overall, appreciation for the little things in life – giving a high five, a hug or being able to laugh out loud with many people around. What I MOST appreciate about Gideon is how even under circumstances we have never experienced we are still a learning and caring community.
There are a few things that need to be done prior to the first day of school by all families. Here is the list of items needing to be accomplished before September 2, 2020.
Current student contact information should be reviewed entirely online through the SDP Parent Portal to ensure it is accurate and up to date. This must be completed for all students returning to Gideon because the Parent Portal is where you can keep track of student attendance and academic progress. You will need this account to make changes to your student’s demographic information throughout the year (ex. Parent email address or home phone number).
New Student Registration for all grades K-12 is OPEN! Register one of 4 ways: online, by phone, in-person or drop box. Learn more.
Need a Chromebook for start of school? Updated hours and locations for our Parent & Family Tech Support Centers HERE.
To view the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar HERE.
As we begin the school year, let us all re-commit ourselves to the understanding that student learning is everyone’s top priority. Thank you, in advance, for all of the support that you demonstrate for your students and the entire Edward Gideon Elementary School Staff. Please continue to refer to school websites for more information.
Our Vision Statement
At Edward Gideon, we will work collaboratively with the community and stakeholders to provide skills and resources for our families to become effective leaders, engaged citizens and life long learners.
Our Mission Statement
At the Edward Gideon School our mission is to provide our students with a caring and collaborative learning community, that ensures every student will discover their potential and achieve readiness for college and career pathways.