School Welcoming Information for 2021 – 2022
Dear PSJ School Community:
As we move into the 2021-2022 school year, I can say with confidence that it is an honor to help lead one of the best, and most important, high schools in our city and beyond as we move back into in-person learning this school year. There was no clearer evidence of the importance of our school community than the class of 2021 graduation ceremony just last week.
This year, led by our students, we will be continuing our leadership as a school community in providing our students the platform for addressing issues in our communities that they choose – including issues of social injustice, racial inequality, biased educational curriculum, community and state violence and mass incarceration. We want every student to know that they have a place in our school and that we believe in them and their ability to achieve success in the classroom and in their lives. In short, we will continue acting on our mission as a school fighting for social justice to build communities at peace.
We succeeded as a school community during virtual learning and we will continue to succeed as we transition back to in-person schooling. While we love having fun, we’re also not playing about our jobs for our students and families. Our focus is as follows:
- Helping students build strong and trusting relationships with adults and peers,
- Challenging and supporting students to stay on track for graduation and post-HS success,
- Engaging students beyond the classroom with clubs, sports, and community partnerships,
- Showing learning growth and achievement through student-centered classrooms,
- Providing real opportunities for student leadership in school and in the community, and
- Continuing our schoolwide growth around equity, anti-racism and understanding our identities.
We welcome the CLASS OF 2025 with open arms as they transition to high school and to finding themselves as learners, as leaders, and as young people of passion and success. We also welcome the CLASS OF 2024 to the building for the first time in-person!! To help both of these classes come back into the building with confidence and success, we have designed numerous opportunities to come to the school to take care of uniform purchases, get student IDs, pick up the freshman summer reading and get to know the place.
I look forward to staying in close touch as we continue to transition back into the building this summer and I wish you nothing but peace, love, equity and justice for all this summer and beyond.
Be well, stay safe and lead on!
Parkway NW HW for Peace and Social Justice
Malcolm Jenkins Foundation “Closing the Wealth Gap Program” for Parkway students:
Goalsetter CEO, Tanya Van Court, Orientation Video – LINK HERE
Goalsetter Interest Google Form – LINK HERE
Many thanks to the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation and Ogontz Ave. Revitalization Corporation for the support of our students in this worthy initiative.
|Friday, September 3, 2021||Virtual Learning Day||7:36 AM - 1:10 PM|
|Monday, September 6, 2021|| Labor Day|
|Tuesday, September 7, 2021||Rosh Hashanah|
|Thursday, September 16, 2021||Yom Kippur|
Parkway NW Golf Outing
Walnut Lane Golf Club
8AM - 1PM
|Monday, September 20, 2021 - Thursday, September 23, 2021||Keystone Exams||Please see information below|
|Tuesday, September 21, 2021||Parkway NW International Day of Peace Celebration||11 AM - 2PM|
|Wednesday, September 22, 2021||Back to School Night||5PM - 7 PM|
Keystone Exam Schedule – September 20 – 23, 2021
- 11th graders taking Keystone Exams in Literature and Biology REPORT AT REGULAR TIME, 7:30am
- 10th graders taking Keystone Exams in Algebra 1 ON WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY REPORT AT REGULAR TIME, 7:30am
- 10th graders will NOT be taking Keystone Exams on Monday and Tuesday and report to school by 10am
- 9th & 12th graders ARE NOT TAKING Keystone Exams and must report to school BY 10AM Monday through Thursday
The full Keystone Exam letter is attached here – September 2021 keystone letter
For more information about upcoming events, early dismissals and school days closed, please visit our Calendar Page.
(Please visit our Parent and Family Page for past family town hall meetings, slides and other pertinent information for our families.)
The Philly HopeLine is available M-F from noon to 9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. to provide counseling services for students, parents and guardians who may need additional support during these difficult times. Phone or text 1-833-PHL-HOPE (1-833-745-4673).