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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!


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


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.


Student Advisory Council Survey:

  • With the help of John F. Hartranft’s School Advisory Council, this survey was created for parents, by parents, to understand how to engage more Hartranft parents in the school and community. The survey only takes 2 minutes to complete, and with this link, you can take it from your phone, tablet, or computer! The survey will be accessible until May 28th, 2018 and results will be shared at the next School Advisory Council meeting on June 1st.

Click on the following link to access the survey:

  • Con la ayuda del Comite asesor escolar (SAC) por sus siglas, esta encuesta fue creado por padres para padres, para poder entender como poder comunicarse major con los padres de la escuela Hartranft y su comunidad. Esta encuesta solamente tomara unosdos minutos para completer y con este enlase usted puede Ingresar con su telefono, tablet o computadora! La encuesta sera accessible hasta el 28 de Mayo. 2018 y los resultados serancompartidos en la siguiente reunion de SAC, que se llevara a caboel primero de Junio.

Haga clic en el siguiente enlace para accedera la encuesta:


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
2017-2018 Permission Slip

2017-2018 Media Release Form

Last modified: April 12, 2018