Abram Stockton (A.S.) Jenks School K-5

Mrs. Siouda Douglas

2501 South 13th Street
Philadelphia PA 19148
Phone: 215-952-6224

Remember School Starts Promptly at 8:15 a.m.

A.S. Jenks Academics Plus School

Message from the Principal


August 11, 2016 

Dear Parents/Guardians,


Welcome to A.S. Jenks School. Please read this letter carefully for information about uniform, admission and dismissal procedures, school supplies, and more, so your child is prepared with confidence and enthusiasm.


First Day of School

The first day of school for the 2016-2017 school year is September 7, 2016 grades 1-5 and September 14 for Kindergarten. Parents will get a call from teachers after September 2 to schedule parent/student interview through the September 13. Summer packets are due the first day of school.  If packets were misplaced, new ones will not be created.


Admission Procedures

Students are expected to be in school in uniform by 8:20 AM every day. To avoid being marked late and entering on the 13th Street entrance, please be sure your child reports to his/her line in the schoolyard by 8:15 AM. Returning students should report to last year’s line on the first day of school, and teachers will inform them of their new class after entering the building and reporting to their classroom from last year.   The principal will make announcements for students to move to their new classroom. All new students in grades one through four will report to the auditorium and will be directed to their new class.  New students may report to the auditorium and will get their classroom assignment.


Dismissal Procedures

All students will be dismissed by 2:59 PM daily starting with kindergarten at 2:55 PM.  Please meet your child in the schoolyard.  Kindergarten dismisses in the small schoolyard at 2:55 PM. Half days will be announced on the School District’s calendar and the school calendar. Only adults authorized by parents or guardians on the emergency contact form or official court documents are allowed to get a student at dismissal. Proper photo I.D. will be requested.


Breakfast and Lunch Program

Breakfast and lunch are served daily and are free to all students.  Students with food allergies or who prefer to eat a packed lunch from home may bring lunch.  The school nurse will survey families to learn of food allergies, and the students with allergies will be listed in the cafeteria for the food services manager.




Student attendance is extremely important.  Research shows students with poor attendance through third grade are less likely to graduate from high school.  Our goal is to ensure all students achieve, and the best way to do that is parents sending children to school daily, on time, and for the full day. Please schedule appointments and family vacations during school vacations/holidays. You may access the District calendar at http://www.philasd.org/calendar/2016_2017/ to plan doctor’s visits. Please note, school closings and half days are subject to change as authorized by the District. The school calendar is also in this mailing.


School Uniform

Students should wear tan khaki pants or skirt and a navy golf shirt.  Golf shirts may be purchased at Jenks with the Jenks logo.  Students may also wear a navy golf shirt without the logo and purchase that from any retail store. Gym uniforms are a gold Jenks shirt and navy Jenks sweatpants. These must be purchased at Jenks from the Home and School Association on the first day of school following admission. It is required all students be in uniform daily.


School Supplies

There is one attached. Teachers will give more details to students once school starts as projects are assigned. Each parent should send three reams of white 8 1/2x11 copy paper and two packs of multi-color construction paper in addition to the normal items. This list is also on our web site at http://webgui.phila.k12.pa.us/schools/j/jenks/for-parents/supply-list


Enrichment Programs

All enrichment programs will be announced in September and will begin in October.  More information will be released at Back to School Night.


Home and School Association

Please stop by our school’s Home and School Resource Office to complete a Home and School membership card and meet our new officers.  We would appreciate your time and support to build our school community. Our officers are: Eleanor Desimone, president and Ray Maisano, treasurer. Thank you in advance for your dedication.


New A.S. Jenks Staff and Assignments

Please welcome Ms. Jennifer Rossoni to third grade, room 206. She joins us from another School District of Philadelphia school and has great expertise in literacy. Ms. Schwartz will teach special education in Trailer 100.  Please welcome Alyssa Milano, who will teach second grade in room 104 and comes to us from PPACS. She has a background in special education. Our new full-time nurse is Melissa Platt. The new school psychologist is Ms. Tanya Pearson. Milicia Stipanicic is the new, full-time guidance counselor with years of experience in South Philadelphia schools. Our new, full-time vocal music teacher is Joseph Healy, who joins us from the School District of Philadelphia.


We look forward to welcoming you back in September.  Additional updates will occur in a phone blast before September.


Mrs. Siouda Douglas, Principal


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