On Sept 23, the Board will hold an Action Meeting at 4 p.m. Find materials here.

Parent Flat Rate (payment) Program continues for eligible families who opt out of a bus, van or cab assignment. Contact your school’s transportation representative or visit HERE for more info.

COVID Vax events  | Student Immunizations
Stay up to date on Back-to-School info including bell schedules, transportation Fare Cards and more HERE!

The Child Tax Credit provides eligible families with $250 or $300 per child per month from the IRS! Learn more HERE.

Emlen School Closed for In-Person Learning through September 24, 2021.  All Students are Expected to report for Virtual Learning Beginning Tuesday, September 14, 2021.  SDP SCHOOL CLOSURE LETTER Emlen 9-13-21

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Preparing Today’s Students to Become Tomorrow’s Leaders

Message from Our Principal



July 13, 2021

I was recently asked “How I would describe my experience surviving the pandemic as an educator?”.

I responded with this:

Leading and teaching through the COVID-19 pandemic definitely proved to be both rewarding and a challenge.The most important thing learned was, “your mindset matters.” We had to
stay connected to our students and families. With patience and grace, educators taught from home, created lessons that engaged our students and challenged their way of thinking. This task did not come without its struggles. Internet issues and Chromebook breakdowns, just to name a few. But together we did it! We survived educating our students in spite of the pandemic. We helped to reshape education! The changing role of teachers during the pandemic allowed for extraordinary and creative ways to deliver quality instruction. Everyone rolled up their sleeves and rose to the virtual challenge. Parents supported their children during the learning process, students relied on one another for support and we found that, “Teachers can do Virtually anything!”

Students will return to school August 31, 2021 and there is a brand new BELL SCHEDULE this year.  School begins at 8:15, they should not arrive to the yard before 8:05.  School will end at at 2:54 on all regular days.  On half days, school begins at 8:15 and ends at 11:25.

Stay safe, stay well, wash your hands regularly and remember if you are not fully vaccinated to continue to wear a mask!!! ~ Principal Thomas

Our Mission

The  mission of Emlen Elementary School  is to successfully transition our students to  Middle School and beyond.  Our goal is to prepare  today’s students to become tomorrow’s leaders.

Our Vision

At Emlen Elementary School all students will experience grade level curriculum aligned to content standards. Teachers will analyze and use data for action planning and to to drive instruction.  Members of our school community will create a culture of learning and collaboration in order to best meet the needs of ALL of our students.

Important Announcements:


The 2021-22 Emlen School Plan is now available for public review. Please provide any feedback here.

Please checkout what our amazing students have been doing in their Visual Arts Virtual Learning class with Ms. Veronick.  For our students safety, this link is password protected.  Please use the same password that your student uses to access their Google Meet Art Class.

Grown Ups:  Important Information that the experts have sent out to help us address the pandemic with our children.

Information on how to access your student’s report card via their virtual backpack

Important Title I information that you should know!!

Parent & Family Technology Support Centers

Starting the week of August 17, three Technology Support Centers will be open 5 days/week, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for families to obtain new Chromebooks, or get help with theirs.

Students who are new to Emlen can pick up their Chromebooks at Emlen Elementary.

  • Fitzpatrick Annex Building
    (rear of Fitzpatrick Elementary School) 4101 Chalfont Drive, Philadelphia
  • Martin Luther King High School
    6100 Stenton Avenue; Philadelphia

We also now offer a dedicated telephone support line (215-400-4444) and email (FamilyTechSupport@philasd.org) exclusively for parents and students to help you get your District-issued devices up and running, and to address more basic technical issues with broken or malfunctioning computers.

Free Internet for our Families

Food Distribution Sites

Online NEW Student Registration for Emlen School

Families, please access this link for information related to registration and placement for the Philadelphia School District. This webpage provides information on the online registration process as well as the additional access points new families can use to register in the Philadelphia School District.

Please check out some important information from Mrs. Seltzer, our Emlen School Counselor!

Please click here to view to see Emlen School’s Uniform

Do you know a child who will be 5 before September 1, 2021?  It’s time for KINDERGARTEN!!!

Food distribution sites can be found on the School District Website and is subject to change.