School District Offices and Schools will be Closed Thursday Nov 24 and Friday Nov 25 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Read Dr. Watlington’s message HERE.

Superintendent Watlington provides an update on the Facilities Planning Process. Read more HERE
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Olney Tiger Pride

*View our Winners from Ms. Blake’s 5th Grade Class*

*Here is Tiger Pride*

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Olney Elementary’s Book Fair will be Thursday, November 17th — Wednesday, November 23rd. We’ll be open during the school day and report card conference time slots! Check out our website for more information and to set up your eWallet!

                                Click the image above for our November Newsletter!

                                  Click the image above for our November Calendar!


Olney Elementary will be celebrating Native American Heritage Month all of November

The first American Indian Day in a state was declared on the second Saturday in May 1916 by the governor of New York. Several states celebrate the fourth Friday in September. In Illinois, for example, legislators enacted such a day in 1919. Presently, several states have designated Columbus Day as Native American Day, but it continues to be a day we observe without any recognition as a national legal holiday.

In 1990 President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November 1990 “National American Indian Heritage Month.” Similar proclamations, under variants on the name (including “Native American Heritage Month” and “National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month”) have been issued each year since 1994.


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**Student homeroom assignments are now available via the Parent Portal.  All students will be receiving an invitation from their 2022-23 homeroom teacher through Class Dojo this week.  If you do not receive an invitation, please call the main office at 215-400-3790.
 

 

K-12 School Selection Process
The school selection process allows students currently in pre-kindergarten through 11th grade to apply to attend any school for the 2023-2024 school year with available space other than their catchment school.

 


Student Registration (*for Kindergarten and New Students)

Olney will be Open for Registration daily from 9-12am with staff to assist you. Registration can be completed online or in-person. Please visit the links above to be sure you have all of the required documents.


Click Grade Link Below for List:  K1st2nd3rd4th5th6th7th,   8th 


 

*****Parents/Guardians:

Please click picture above to update your contact information.


Please click below to sign Electronic Consent for Student Testing:

English, Español, Việt, other Languages can be found Here.

 Printable forms can be found “Here”. Please select your language and print. Return to Nurse Meyers at the beginning of the 2022-2023 School Year

**Students who develop COVID-19 symptoms can receive testing at school.  However, we can only test students if we have a completed consent form on file.***

ALL Chromebooks will be distributed the first week of School.


Olney Strives for 95% student attendance daily. If your child is absent you may now complete the form below to report an absence.


Please use your child’s email address with the link above, if you do not have a Gmail account.

ex: STUDENTNUMBER@philasd.org


All students (K-8) should bring their Chromebook AND Charger to school everyday!


Please click the image above to view our

New Bell Schedule for the 2022-2023 School Year


Click above for Olney’s Uniform Policy


Need help with your Chromebook? Click the Link Above


Internet Access Options for Families


Computer Help Desk

familytechsupport@philasd.org

215-400-4444

 

EBT Card Information

Kindergarten Registration

*If you have trouble registering virtually, please stop by our main building or Tiger Annex for assistance.


Our Vision

The vision of Olney Elementary School is to create life-long learners and career ready citizens that celebrate diversity, model integrity, and exemplify excellence in everything they do.

Our Mission

It is the mission of our school to provide an active learning environment where each student is valued and challenged to meet his or her individual potential. Our learning community constantly strives to provide appropriate supports, challenges, consequences, and rewards. We endeavor to prepare our students to think independently, work cooperatively, and view obstacles as challenges to be met.

Points of Pride

·      Olney Elementary ranked as the top Philadelphia elementary school in progressing students academically over the last 3 years. 

·      This means Olney El out performed ALL public and charter schools in progressing students during the last 3 years.

·      Most impressively, Olney Elementary ranked 7th out of 2000 PA schools in literacy progress during the past three years.  The only Philadelphia public school in the top 40!

*We Dream*

Providing opportunities for students to explore the world through literature, hands on experiences, and exposure to various career opportunities.

Fields trips in every grade

College visits

Career day

Exposure to the arts

*We Prepare*

Using every resource at our disposal to ensure that students are getting the foundational skills and critical thinking skills they will need to excel as they move forward.

A strong focus on early literacy

Partnering tutors with students in all grades

Continual data assessment and tracking the progress of each individual student

*We Succeed*

Pathways are created to allow students to pursue their dreams.

Teachers and students push to excel state academic expectations

We set a goal that all Olney students are accepted into city-wide magnet or city-wide select high schools