Carver Engineering & Science, Summer Newsletter #2
Greetings Incoming Carver E&S Families:
I hope this email finds you in good health and positive spirits. I am writing to share some updates for the summer and upcoming school year.
1. School Opening
As our team prepares for school to restart in late August, we have two focal points: Safety and Academics. First and foremost, the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff is top of mind as we create a plan for returning to school. We are learning more from the School District of Philadelphia and public health officials to guide our decisions. Next, we are also committed to maintaining the high expectations our school is built upon. We will not compromise the integrity of our academic program, and we will continue to provide the level of academic excellence that we always do.
2. Summer Projects
All students have summer projects. This week, we updated our Summer Project page. Please check it out to make sure you have the most up-to-date information. There is also a Frequently Asked Question list added to the bottom of the page. You can find the Summer Project page here.
3. Addressing Equity
Our school is committed to providing a safe and responsive school environment for our students. We have convened a group of student leaders who are working closely with some of our faculty members to identify ways to increase student voice in decision making, planning faculty professional development, and developing schoolwide programming. I am excited about their early work, and I know it is making our school a better place for our students.
4. Placement Tests
In August, we will offer a math placement test for rising 9th grade students who already took Algebra 1. Please stay tuned for more information about it...
Rosters for all students will be available in mid-August.
6. August Orientation
We will still plan to hold some form of August Orientation for all incoming students. I am hopeful, we can hold it in our school. If not, we will hold it through Google Meet for students to meet their classmates and teachers. As we have more information, we'll share it out.
7. Upcoming meetings
At this time, I do not have any updates for school opening. The School District of Philadelphia has shared that we will receive an update on July 15. Once I have this information, which hopefully comes with re-opening guidelines and parameters, I will schedule meetings on Google Meet to share out our plans for feedback.
Please continue to check our website for updates - hses.philasd.org - and reach out to me with any questions or concerns - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ted M. Domers, Ed.D.
G.W. Carver High School of Engineering & Science
1600 West Norris Street, Philadelphia PA 19121
O: 215.400.7380 F: 215.400.7381