We Press Forward and Carry On...

Kennedy Crossan Academics Plus Elementary School

7350 Bingham Street· Philadelphia, PA 19111
215-400-3160· 215-400-3161 (Fax)
Instagram: Crossan_School
Dr. Khadijah Bright, Principal

Greetings Crossan Community:

I hope that you all have enjoyed your summer!  We will continue the 2022-2023 school year under the slogan: “We Press forward and Carry On”supported by our school vision of, “ Embracing positive change today, to create a new future tomorrow”.  The Crossan instructional team will continue to deliver top-notch instruction in the way we have always done and we acknowledge the importance of meeting the needs of the whole child; not just what they bring academically. This year our school-wide focus will be: joy and mattering in the learning space, character development, meeting the needs of the whole child and skill-building through exposure and thematic-based learning.

School will reconvene to in-person learning for all students on Monday, August 29, starting at 8:30 am with the school day ending at 3:09pm. The first five days of school (August 29th, August 30th, August 31st, September 1st, and September 2nd), will be half days for Kindergarten students; with students receiving instruction in the morning only. This slower transition into full day learning will give our youngest learners the time they need to adjust to the normal routines of school.  If you need additional child care support for those first five days, you are encouraged to reach out to your regular child care provider, visit Philadelphia’s Early Learning Resource Center website at philadelphiaelrc18.org or call 1-888-461-KIDS (5437).

Students will still be expected to utilize google classroom and some learning will continue with the use of laptops.  Laptops will be distributed and assigned during the first week of school to all students.  We will continue to communicate through Class Dojo with parents to provide important information, so please make sure that the office has your updated email address.  Your child’s teacher will invite you into their dojo class, please respond to this or you will miss important school-related announcements.  Lastly, we hired an Art Teacher to enliven our school community, we hired a new Art Teacher and her name is Kelly Bissell.

I encourage you to visit the School District of Philadelphia website on a regular basis for the most up to date information on our return to school at: www.philasd.org/ringthebell.  I will continue to share school-level reminders with you as well.  Please enjoy the rest of your summer. I cannot wait to welcome your children back to school on August 29th!  Back to School Night will be Thursday, September 22nd from 5-7pm.  More information will be provided as we near the date.  I look forward to the start of the new year and we will continue to do our best to make sure that this year is full of learning and community building.  If you have any questions, or immediate needs, please feel free to send an email to kdasilva@philasd.org or call the school at 215-400-3160.


Dr. Khadijah Bright