Mr. Lazar’s Welcome Letter 2022 – 2033
Dear Greenfield Families,
I hope you are all enjoying your summer and that students are actively engaged in their summer reading books. If you still need a summer reading book for any grade please come to school and pick one up. This past school year was definitely different than any of us expected and I want to applaud the effort that our entire community made to make it through. The Greenfield Staff and I are very excited for the start of another amazing year in which we get to watch our students learn and grow. Teachers have been planning amazing lessons and projects for the upcoming year and are excited for the return of students. As August begins I wanted to write to welcome you back to school (a little early) with a few reminders for the new year.
The first day of school for all students in Kindergarten through 8 grade will be August 29 , 2022.
**Note for kindergarten families- the first week of school will be 12 noon dismissals so teachers can conduct Kindergarten interviews.
We will be masked for the first two weeks of the school year. This will start on August 29th when we return and end at the end of the day on September 9th. Anyone coming into the school building will be required to mask. Additionally the district has brought its isolation policy for students who are Covid positive. Isolation is now 5 days out and return to school with a mask for 5 days.
First Day Reminders:
-Teachers come to get students at 8:21 AM.
-We ask that parents regardless of the grade step away from their child in line when teachers come out.
-Students who arrive after 8:25 AM are considered late and will have to go to the main office.
-School ends at 2:50 for Kindergarten. They will be waiting outside the center doors on the playground with their teachers.
-All other students are dismissed at 3:00PM.
-Students traveling home on their own need to leave the school yard by 3:10 PM. NO EXCEPTIONS.
-Make sure your student has a mask and possibly a second one in their back pack.
-Our uniform policy has not changed. While it was definitely relaxed in hybrid learning it is back to business as usual in the uniform department. Every student in Kindergarten thru 8th grade is expected to arrive at school in uniform.
- White or Blue collared shirt or any Greenfield Shirt
- Navy or Khaki or Black bottoms.
- Shorts are ok
- Shorts or Pants with logos, writing or designs are never ok
- pants with white stripes are ok
- Jeans are not part of our uniform
–Closed toed shoes are a must: No Slides, No Flip Flops, No Crocs, No Keens, No Sandals (just because it’s not on this list does not mean it is ok if it is a sandal etc.)
Cell Phones, Apple Watches, Smart Watches etc.:
Students should not be coming to school with cell phones, smart watches or video games; having them is against school and district policy. We understand your need to check in to see that students arrived safely at school and to give instructions about what to do after school. We recommend a simple flip phone as a great way to do this and is an inexpensive option. All smart watches and apple watches are not permitted in school. In addition phone watches are also not allowed. Students bringing these to school will need to store them in their back packs or lockers, ideally students should leave these at home. Apple watches must be removed upon entering school.
Once a student steps on the school yard all phones, Smart watches, headphones, air pods ect, need to be removed and put away in their back pack or they will be confiscated
If you have not already signed up for our weekly Newsletter please do so by clicking here. This is the best way to stay on top off all school and home and school information in one place every week. In the first several weeks there will be important information about after school club sign ups.
Every parent can track student progress and attendance on-line through the parent portal. Parent portal can be accessed by going to https://sso.philasd.org/cas/login. If you already have an account, you can just sign in. If you need to register for an account, you will need your child’s student ID number. Most students know this number and if they do not we can provide it to you. The system may ask for a confirmation code, we can also provide this as needed.
If you have been volunteering at school or gone on field trips you have turned in your State Police clearances and Child Line clearance. There is an additional step you need to complete. To be cleared to volunteer you need the following:
PA State Police Clearance:
Child Line Clearance:
SDP Volunteer Training:
Before you begin volunteering you must have your documentation of all three of these turned in to the main office.
We are excited for school to start as I am sure you are as well. Please review the uniform and cell phone policies with your students to ensure a smooth start to the year.
See you soon!