W. C. Bryant Promise Academy Pre K - 8

Principal
Paulette Gaddy

6001 Cedar Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19143
Phone: 215-471-2910

Providing all students with the academic, technological & social skills needed to be productive & contributing citizens in our society.

William C. Bryant Promise Academy

THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA

 

OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
440 NORTH BROAD STREET, SUITE 301
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA 19130
WILLIAM R. HITE, JR., Ed.D.
SUPERINTENDENT

 

June 2, 2016


Dear Parent/Guardian:


As we approach the end of the school year, our schools begin to experience what's known as "the Spring
Slide" and the "June Slump." This is a troubling pattern in which student attendance rates start to drop in
May and worsen in June. We realize some absences are unavoidable, for example, due to health problems.
But, we also know that when students miss too much school regardless of the reason it can cause them to
fall behind academically. To ensure that your child receives the best education possible, I am asking you
to help us ensure the regular, on-time attendance of your child at school every day until the last day of
school. Please discuss with your children why attendance is so important for success in school, and about
continuing to put forth their best efforts in all of their classes. Instruction will continue and attendance
for students will be recorded on a daily basis by the District and calculated through the last day of
school, June 22, 2016.
Here are a few practical tips to help support regular attendance at the end of the school year:
• Ensure your child goes to school every day unless they are truly sick.
• Avoid scheduling vacations or appointments when school is in session.
• Make sure your child keeps a regular bedtime.
• Talk to teachers and counselors for advice if your child starts to become restless about going to
school.
We want your child to be successful in school! If you have any questions or need more information please
contact your child's school.
Thank you in advance for your assistance and support.


Sincerely,
William R. Hite, Jr., Ed.D.

Message from the Principal

At the William C. Bryant Promise Academy we believe that all children can achieve and succeed. We work in partnership with parents, universities, and the larger community to develop students that have the skill set, civic awareness, and work ethic necessary to succeed in higher education and beyond. We have several points of pride: Philadelphia Eagles Youth Partnership, Cobbs Creek Environmental Program, Instrumental Music, Literacy through the Arts Program, Eagles Eye Mobile Partnership, and piano music studio (made possible by a generous grant from the Magid Foundation).


Inherent in any quality instructional program is a rigorous curriculum. At Bryant Promise Academy, we implement the School District of Philadelphia's Curriculum with fidelity. Our goal is to help students make real-world, authentic connections; thus making learning meaningful and memorable. The teachers and staff at Bryant Promise Academy take pride in being child-centered, and determined in our mission to help all of our students succeed academically and socially.