Attention Dunbar Families:
February 3, 2021
The School District of Philadelphia will begin slowly and safely phasing in groups of students to a mix of in-person and digital learning (hybrid learning). PreK-2 students whose families selected hybrid learning during the initial selection process in the fall will phase in first, beginning on Monday, February 22nd if they still choose to do so. Otherwise, they can remain 100% digital. PreK-2 families who chose to remain in the 100% digital learning during the selection process in the Fall must remain digital at this time but will have the chance to opt in at a later date as long as we can safely phase in more students.
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Message from the Principal
Dear Dunbar Family:
Welcome Back! Happy New School Year to all of you! We have all been thrust into a new normal with challenges and opportunities for growth, learning and creative expansion. We will forge ahead into this new virtual learning world and create the best academic and social-emotional environment we can provide our scholars.
You have made the right choice to join or return to the Paul Laurence Dunbar Academy. We are a family built on the belief that success is our only option. All children will show academic growth and all adults will tirelessly contribute to their overall success.
Please remember that each of us makes the difference in our P. L. Dunbar family. “Destination Excellence” will continue to be fueled by our love for children, collaborative efforts and determination.
Our vision for Dunbar Academy incorporates five essentials. Let them guide your practice throughout this school year.
FAMILIES ARE OUR PARTNERS
TEACHERS ARE LEADERS AND STUDENT ADVOCATES
STUDENTS ARE HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE PREPARED – PRE-K THROUGH GRADE 8
MUTUAL RESPECT AND ACCOUNTABILITY IS FOSTERED
PRIDE IN OUR EFFORTS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Let’s work together for the academic, social and emotional growth of our children.
Have a successful year.
Dawn Moore Susan Lofton
Principal Assistant Principal