All school locations and District offices will be CLOSED Friday, June 18th in recognition and celebration of Juneteenth.

A P-EBT update from the Department of Human Services — P-EBT cards should arrive by the end of June. If not received by June 30th, submit an inquiry here. For more information, click here.

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Preparing Today’s Students to Become Tomorrow’s Leaders

Message from Our Principal

January 4, 2021

​Happy New Year!

I hope that this year brings us all good health and happiness. As we enter into the second half of the school year, I would like to take the time to thank  each and everyone of you for your continued support  during our year of virtual learning. We  have been able to learn and grow together as a team, as a family. Many teachers  have expressed  how happy they are with those of you who make sure your  children log in for class each and every day prepared and ready to learn. Please contact the district’s help desk for any  technology concerns.

Daily  Lessons continue to be  provided and  will be graded. Daily attendance is  taken and absence notes  must be submitted when your child does not attend classes virtually. Participation is key to your child’s academic success.  We remain committed to aligning student work to grade level Common Core standards, providing feedback, enhancing our communication with students and families on  academic progress and addressing any concerns that  may arise in a timely fashion. Everyday our students receive face to face virtual lessons with the teacher (synchronous) and instruction which includes activities that he/she will complete on their own and review with the teacher (asynchronous). As a reminder, you are responsible for taking care of your chromebook and providing a quiet space for your child to engage with their teacher during online learning. Please follow the “Virtual Norms” that have been set by the teacher and reach out to him/her during the posted Office Hours for additional support.  You can always get the latest updates  from your child’s teacher, at the School District’s website:  and the Emlen School’s website.  Please stay safe during this challenging time—we remain #EmlenStrong!

Stay safe, stay well,  wear a mask, wash your hands regularly and stay home when possible!!!! ~ 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 ( 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.