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School Information

Dear Families,


We are so excited for the very first day of the new SLA@Beeber campus! Those students who joined us for Summer Institute know that we have a really great group of founding students and staff. For those of you who couldn’t make it, we can’t wait to meet you!


Below is important information about SLA@Beeber. Make sure to review it before the first day of school!


Getting to the School

School starts at 8:15 a.m. every day and ends at 3:05 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and 3:50 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays.


The school is located at 5925 Malvern Ave.


Students can be dropped off on Graham Street to the left of the front entrance and students will enter the school through the door on the Graham Street side. However, on the first day of school we will use the Malvern Street Entrance (Main Entrance). SLA@Beeber staff will be outside to welcome students.


Students taking SEPTA can take Bus Routes G, 44 or 65 as well as the Regional Rail to the Overbrook Station. Free transpasses are available from SEPTA for students who live at least 1.5 miles away from the school (School District of Philadelphia’s transportation policies).  Transpasses will be handed out on the first day of school during advisory. Students taking Regional Rail can upgrade their student transpass at these SEPTA locations.


Contacting the School

Families should contact their advisor with any questions about the first day of school. Advisor contact information can be found at http://slabeeber.org/pages/Faculty_and_Staff.


In the future and in case of emergency, please use the main office as the first line of contact to your child. You can reach the main office at: 215-581-2715.


Outstanding Paperwork

Students who still have pending paperwork with the District need to bring this paperwork to school on the first day. If you are not sure if you are missing paperwork, you can contact the 22nd St building at 215-979-5620.


School Supplies

Students who did not receive a supply list from their teacher will need to bring only their agenda books, something to write with, a notebook and a folder for the first day of school.


Dress Code

SLA students must dress respectfully in a manner that will not disrupt the educational process. Students can read more about the policies around this topic in the Appearance section of the Student Handbook.


All students MUST purchase a lab coat. Lab coats are worn during lab time and at times when the school is hosting guests and can be purchased during advisory time only.


Student and Parent Handbooks

Anything not addressed in this email can be found in the Student HandbookInformation on the School District of Philadelphia's Code of Conduct can be found on the District website.


If you have any questions that may not be addressed in the student handbook, please feel free to contact your adviser via email.


Enjoy the last few days of summer and see you on September 9th!


The SLA Beeber Family