Frankford High School 9-12
Oxford Ave. & Wakeling St.
Frankford High School will be a collaborative setting engaging all stakeholders in an inspirational and respectful learning environment that prepares students to be productive global citizens.
Frankford High School
Dear Parents and Guardians of Frankford High School Students:
Welcome back to the 2016-2017 school year! I hope that this letter finds you well and that you have all been enjoying your summer thus far. In addition to welcoming everyone “back to school”, I want to provide you with some important information regarding the upcoming school year.
The first day of school for all students is Wednesday, September 7, 2016. Similarly to last year, each Wednesday (starting on the first day of school) we will dismiss our students one hour early (2:02PM) to provide faculty and staff members the opportunities to meet in both interdisciplinary and departmental teams to discuss student data and instructional techniques.
Our early dismissal days also provide our students with time for “real world” learning experiences. I have enclosed some suggestions for students to spend this time productively in this mailing.
The regular school day begins at 8:00AM and dismisses at 3:02PM. Students who receive transpasses from SEPTA are responsible for getting to school on the first day themselves. They will receive their transpasses during the day on September 7th to go home.
Please be mindful that students are expected and required to attend school each day on time. Breakfast will be provided in the Lunchroom from 7:30-7:55 only. It is imperative that you stress the importance of being on time to your child.
I look forward to seeing you all at our “Back to School Night” on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 5:30PM in the Auditorium. We have a great deal of information to share with you about some exciting new programs and offerings that we have for our students. There will also be a special session for parents of Seniors pertaining to graduation events and requirements.
For more information you can visit Frankford High School on the web 24 hours per day at: www.philasd.org/schools/frankford
Michael J. Calderone, Principal
Our school uniform consists of red, blue or gold Frankford High School shirt with black or tan pants or skirts (knee length) for all 10th, 11th, and 12th graders.
All 9th graders must wear the gray Frankford golf shirt with black or tan pants/skirts. School shirts and gym uniforms must be purchased in the Frankford High School store.
School shirts are available for $10 a piece. Jeans or denim of any kind are not permitted to be worn as part of the school uniform.
About Our Principal:
Mr. Calderone spent the 8 years prior to becoming principal of Frankford High School as the principal of Harding Middle School, our largest feeder school. Prior to arriving at Harding he was a teacher and a Dean of Students at James Dobson School in Manayunk.
Principal Calderone received his Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Shippensburg University and Master's Degree in Education from Cabrini College. He is currently a doctoral candidate at St. Joseph's University and plans to earn this degree in May of 2017.
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