For Parents

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Kindergarten read aloud at Hartranft

Information for Parents

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: all parent volunteers or those wanting to chaperone a class trip must have all clearances before volunteering and chaperoning. Click here for more information! Click here to see all available dates to complete clearances at Hartranft!

Your voice matters! (and could win $25!) We invite all parents and staff to take the District-Wide Survey to help guide school improvement efforts! Click here to give your input.

Kindergarten Registration is Open through May 29! Our Registration page tells you everything you need to do to get your student registered! Click here for more information.

Check out Hartranft’s breakfast, lunch, and after school food menu here!


Parents, check out the School District of Philadelphia’s Right To Know letter about teacher certifications using multiple methods!

Uniform Policy

Uniform is EVERY day!

K-4: Navy blue collared shirts and khaki pants or skirts.
5-8: Gray collared shirts and khaki pants or skirts.


Parent and Family Portal

Stay connected to your child and their school by registering for The School District of Philadelphia’s Parent & Family Portal. The portal gives you access to valuable information about your child’s education and school.


Are you connected to ClasDojo? Sign up now to connect with teachers, parents, and students at Hartranft as we use it to share photos, videos, and messages through the school day. We use ClassDojo to work together as a team, share in the classroom experience, and bring big ideas to life in their classrooms and homes.

Support Learning at Home

Parents, support your child’s/children’s learning at home with the following computer-based interventions we use at Hartranft

  • Smarty Ants: an effective, research-driven solution that differentiates instruction in foundational reading skills and accelerates student achievement – all in an engaging, interactive, online learning environment.
  • Achieve 3000: reaching students at their precise Lexile® reading levels to deliver significant reading gains—often double-to-triple the expected gains.
  • Imagine Math: a rigorous, standards-rich supplemental math curriculum that adapts to the unique needs of each student.
  • Lexia Learning:  providing differentiated literacy instruction for students of all abilities in all grades.


2018-2019 John F. Hartranft Parent and Family Engagement Policy & Compact

2018-2019- John F. Hartranft Parent and Student Handbook

2018-2019 John F. Hartranft Folleto para Padres y Estudiantes

Promotion & Graduation Information

Kindergarten – No retention unless it is requested by parent and is supported by school and region.
Grade 1 – Students in Grade 1 must have a reading level of G or above, and a math level of Basic, Proficient or Advanced (2, 3 or 4).
Grade 2 – Students in Grade 2 must have a reading level of L or above, math level of Basic, Proficient or Advanced (2, 3 or 4) and a science level of Basic, Proficient or Advanced (2, 3 or 4).
Grades 3-8 – Students will be promoted in June 2006 if they score at Basic or above on End-of-Grade tests and receive passing grades on reading, math and science (and social studies in Grade 8).
Students in Grade 3 and 8 must participate successfully in a Multidisciplinary or Service Learning Project.
Students who do not score at Basic or above on End-of-Grade tests or who do not receive passing grades on their report cards will be assigned to the Summer Program.
Students assigned to the Summer Program must pass End-of-Summer test to be promoted.

Click here for more information regarding marking guidelines!


Permission Forms
2019-2020 Permission Slip

2019-2020 Media Release Form