The School District of Philadelphia’s Teacher for the month of October.
Who is Ms. Reynolds?
“Marcel is an Autistic Support teacher at Frankford High School who, according to her nominator, Principal Michael Calderone, has established herself as a leader among her peers despite being new to Frankford. Marcel works hard to ensure that her school is an effective learning organization and that her students are prepared for life after graduation. ‘Despite the fact that she has been acclimating to a new school this year,’ said Principal Calderone, ‘she has given freely of her time to support new special education teachers as they grow into their roles.’
Besides prioritizing the needs and education of her students, Marcel goes out of her way to help other teachers develop quality IEPs and implement the best instructional practices with a smile and a consistent positive attitude. She’s also assumed leadership of the Special Olympic program at Frankford – guiding a successful fundraiser for the program and bringing together the Frankford community in the process.
Marcel, you are a tremendous asset to Frankford High School and the School District. Thank you for being a part of the progress!”
– School District of Philadelphia Press Release
New Cell Phone Policy - Starting Date: 1/7/2020
Please click the image above to view the new cell phone policy and procedures.
This policy will take effect on Date: Tuesday 1/7/2020.
A Message from the Principal regarding the implementation of new electronics policy:
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Frankford High School believes in maintaining a safe and effective educational environment for all of its students. We understand that cell phones have great benefits, but cell phone use and other electronic devices such as smart watches and tablets, have increasingly become a source of distraction, anti-social behavior and conflict both in homes and at school.
Currently, at Frankford HS, less than 5% of our students scored at the proficient level on both the Keystone Algebra and Biology exams. Additionally, less than 20% scored proficient on the Keystone English exam. As of the end of last year, 40% of 9th graders, 62% of 10th graders, 58% of 11th graders and 30% of 12th graders were considered off-track for a 4-year high school graduation. This means that these students have failed courses which are now putting them at risk of not graduating or not graduating on time. Last school year we… Continue Reading
A message from The School District of Philadelphia’s Office of Environmental Management & Services,
December 20, 2019
Dear Frankford High School Community,
As part of our ongoing efforts to ensure that all schools are healthy and safe for students and staff, a building-wide visual inspection was completed at your school by the Principal and Facilities Area Coordinator (FAC).
During that inspection, damaged asbestos was found in two unoccupied spaces: the fourth floor hallway, and a book closet.
As a result of these findings, those areas were immediately closed off. No students or staff will return to those spaces until the damage is repaired, and the areas are tested and determined to be safe for re-occupancy. Read More Here