All School District of Philadelphia schools will open Thursday, March 22, 2018 on a two-hour delay. All buses will operate on a delayed schedule pushing morning pick up times back by two hours. We ask that parents and caregivers be patient as certain yellow bus routes may experience moderate to significant delays Thursday morning. All District-operated early childhood programs will also open on a two-hour delay. After-school activities including athletic programs and professional development sessions set for Thursday will continue as scheduled. District administrative offices will be open on-time, however we urge everyone to take their time and travel safely getting to school and work. The School Reform Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday at 4:30 p.m. will take place as scheduled.

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Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to the Hamilton Disston Elementary School!

We, the administrators of Hamilton Disston, welcome you to the 2017-18 academic year.  This school year promises to be an exciting and engaging year-long experience for your scholar.  Our theme, “One Team…One Dream”, will be our primary focus to create a fantastic school environment for all students.  We promise to work as a team to grow strong and productive young leaders and scholars.

We expect all scholars and their families to partner with us in this great journey!  Therefore, every student is expected to attend school each day, on time, in official school uniform.

Communication between your home and our school is the key element in our scholar’s success.  Our website will be regularly updated, including important dates, school events and even academic supports to aid your child at home.

So, welcome to the DISSTON DREAM ZONE, our academic construction zone where we’re building, growing and developing students each day.

Educationally yours,

Principal Kári D. Hill

Assistant Principal Robin Jackson, and Climate Manager Charles Sawyer

Last modified: September 1, 2017