Lewis Elkin Elementary School Improvement Plan

Elkin, Lewis ES

Click HERE to access the School Improvement Plan feedback form.

Is your child ready for school?

The following items are documents needed for registration:

* Proof of child’s date of birth (birth certificate, court document, or passport)

*  Child’s health insurance card;
Proof of Philadelphia address in the primary parent’s/guardian’s name

* Current state or federal photo ID of the primary parent/guardian;

*  Eight current and consecutive weeks of gross income received by the primary parent/guardian, secondary parent/guardian, and all children;

* Recent Dental form completed by your child’s dentist; and
Completed Physical exam form completed by the child’s doctor.*

The following items are documents needed for registration:

* Two (2) documents showing your address. Examples of this could be a lease, deed or utility bills with your name and the address in which you reside

*  Proof of your student’s age. Examples of this include birth or baptismal certificate, medical records with students date of birth

* Shot (Immunization) Records. Obtain this from your child’s physician if you don’t have a copy already

*  To be eligible for kindergarten, students must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2018.

* If more info required please come to the main office


 Home & School Association

At Lewis Elkin we believe parental involvement is truly critical in the success of our children.  We strongly encourage active parental participation.  Meetings are held throughout the year where you can share your ideas and have your voices heard.  Become a member of the Elkin Home & School Association today.  If you are interested in joining, please contact the school at 215-291-4701.


Information to enroll your Kindergarten student

Code of Student Conduct

Find out about acceptable behaviors listed in the School District Of Philadelphia Code of Student Conduct.

Important Forms

Child Admission Application to School – Complete this form when admitting a student to a school.
Parental Permission Form – Complete this form when a student leaves the school building on a school trip.

– Use of Student Media on SDP Website
– Complete this form as an emergency contact for your child


School District Policy: “Every elementary classroom teacher will require regularly

assigned homework based upon classroom instruction no less than four times a week; … Because

homework is an important part of the instructional program, failure to submit homework will be

reflected in the student’s grade.” The purpose of homework is to:

-Strengthen basic skills

-Reinforce study habits

-Extend classroom learning

-Develop initiative, responsibility, and self-direction

-Stimulate independent thinking

-Increase range and scope of interests

-Foster worthwhile use of leisure time

Extracurricular Activities
There are many extracurricular activities that have taken place at Elkin School throughout the years, including the Waterford Reading Club, Yearbook/Art Club, Math 24 Club, Cheerleading Club, Safety Patrol and Student Council.  Please encourage your child to get involved in any current extracurricular activities.  These EC clubs usually meet after school once a week for about an hour.  If they are available this year and you are interested in getting started, simply show interest and speak with your child’s teacher.

Dismissal Procedures

Kindergarten exits in the Little School House

First Grade exits in the Gymnasium

Rooms 107,109,110,205,206,207,208,209 & 210 exits Doorway 3 (Allegheny Avenue)

Rooms 111,112,112,114,201,202,203,204,211,212,214 & 215 exits Doorway 4 (Allegheny Avenue)

Parental Involvement
Parental involvement is one of the key factors in student success. Ask your child to share with you what they learned each day.

School Parent & Family Compact


Parent and Family Engagement Policy