Curriculum & Instruction
Curriculum Office, Coordinator, and Coaches
Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment and Professional Development
Director of Elementary Education, Gifted Education and Federal Programs
Secretary to Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment and Professional Development
Coordinators and Coaches
Coordinator of English Language Arts K-12
Coordinator of Reading Specialists K-12
Coordinator of Allied & Performing Arts K-12
Mathematics Coach K-5
Coordinator of Mathematics K-12
Coordinator of Science K-12
Coordinator of Social Studies 6-12
Coordinator of World Languages 6-12
Coordinator of Health & Wellness K – 12
Technology Coach K-12
(215) 643-8900 x2167
Robbins Park K- 12
Each student is required to earn 21 credits to be eligible for graduation, 19 of which are in major subjects. In grades 9-12 each student is required to take a minimum of 5 major courses and physical education each year. In addition, health and driver education are required to graduate. Students must pass the required courses and accumulate sufficient additional full credit electives to satisfy the minimum requirements listed below.
|Academic Course Area||Credits|
|Health & PE||2|
*Partial or full credit courses whose content is not science or math based. Examples include art, music, language, family & consumer science, business, social studies, and technology education.
Homeschooling is an alternative to public school. Before beginning homeschooling, the parent or guardian is responsible for submitting to the curriculum office for approval the following: a notarized affidavit, an outline of proposed educational objectives for the specified time by subject area, and proof of health services. By the end of the school year, the parent or guardian must submit a written evaluation of student progress by a qualified evaluator, along with the portfolio of records and materials, daily log of instructional activities, and results of a standardized achievement test for each child in Grades 3, 5, and 8.
Please contact Jan Bonczkiewicz in the Curriculum Office for more information at (215) 643-8800 x8974 or via e-mail email@example.com.
Title 1 Federal Programs
What is Title I?
Title I (federal funds) provides supplemental educational programs at Thomas Fitzwater and Jarrettown Elementary Schools. A school qualifies for Title I funding based on the percentage of students receiving free or reduced lunch. After a school qualifies, the program is available to students based on their educational needs.
The purpose of the Title I program is to help students succeed in reading by providing smaller reading classes, a minimum of 90 minutes per week as well as a variety of teaching methods and materials to support areas of reading need.
Student Identification Process
Students must qualify on a combination of the following selection criteria each year to be included in the Title I program:
Below proficient on standardized test scores and/or the PSSA
Below proficient on the district’s local reading assessments
Students may exit the program based upon exit criteria in the form of assessment data.
The Home-School Compact details an agreement between the teacher, student and parents describing the roles and responsibilities of each person. The Home-School Compact is sent to families with children participating in Title I.
Title I Parent Involvement Plan
The School District of Upper Dublin invites parents to become actively involved in the Title I program. The District’s Policy on Parent Involvement, jointly developed between faculty, administrators, and parents and is reviewed and revised annually.
The District shall:
- maintain an active District-wide Parent Advisory Council for Title I.
- maintain active Building Title I Committees with parent representation.
- inform parents of their child’s eligibility for Title I services.
- utilize a handbook to inform parents of the Title I programs.
- conduct informative parent meetings and workshops.
- conduct parent/teacher conferences sharing assessments results.
- share summary data on students’ academic achievements.
- seek recommendations for parent workshops and programs.
- involve parents in the planning and development of the Title I plan.
- involve parents in the review and revision of the Parent Involvement Plan.
Under the provisions of the “No Child Left Behind Act” parents have the right to know the professional qualifications of the teachers and teacher aides who instruct their children. Please contact our Human Resource office for information on the following:
- teacher has met state credential or license for grade level and subject area taught
- teacher is under emergency or other provisional status
- teacher degree major and certification
- teacher aides or similar paraprofessionals’ qualifications.
Title 1 Parent Brochures Order Form
Title I Teaching Staff
Randi Windheim – Reading Specialist, Thomas Fitzwater Elementary School firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellen Fullerton – Reading Specialist, Jarrettown Elementary School, email@example.com
Betty Eisenberg – Reading Specialist, Thomas Fitzwater Elementary School, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kimberly Minor – Director of Elementary Education, Gifted Education and Federal Programs, Administration Center, email@example.com
Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)
The state Board of Education has mandated yearly participation of all school districts in the state reading, writing, science and mathematics assessments.
PSSA English Language Arts Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 4/3/17 – 04/7/17
PSSA Mathematics Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 4/24/17-04/28/17
PSSA Science Grades 4, and 8 5/1/17 – 5/5/17
PSSA Make-up Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8
Students not achieving at the proficient level in the administration of state assessments in grade 11 will be provided one additional opportunity in grade 12 to demonstrate a proficient level on state assessments.
WIDA – World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment
The state Board of Education has mandated yearly assessment of all English as a Second Lanugage students in grades K-12.
ACT Explore Test
The ACT Explore Test is a measure of academic progress and is an early indicator of college readiness, an effective tool for planning high school coursework, and a useful career exploration and planning program. It is administered to all students in grade 9.
Education Committee Presentations
Presented on May 30, 2017
Presented on May 1, 2017
Presented on March 6, 2017
Presented on February 6, 2017
Presented on January 3, 2017
Presented on December 5, 2016
Presented on November 1, 2016
Presented on September 6, 2016
Presented on May 2, 2016
Presented on March 7, 2016
District Data Presentation 2015
Presented on November 30, 2015