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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Kindergarten Registration

Applying to Kindergarten in the fall?

9am- 11am, Monday thru Thursday

Registration open Jan 16 – May 31, 2018

The School District of Philadelphia’s Kindergarten Registration process for the 2018-2019 school year is now open from January 16, 2018 through May 31, 2018!  For more information, please visit:


Welcome back to all Students, Parents and Guardians,

We are looking forward to a wonderful and exciting 2017-2018 school year at Rhawnhurst!

Rhawnhurst Elementary is located at 7809 Castor Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia.

We are a Kindergarten through Grade 5 School with a current enrollment of 578 students. This includes an early childhood component—“Bright Futures Class”.   Our students represent a diverse range of nationalities and speak over 27 languages.

Along with the teachers and staff, I pledge to:

Promote parent involvement and active, ongoing home/school outreach
Providing rigorous instruction that will ensure high student achievement and proficiency in all content areas
Promote a positive, nurturing, and caring environment where all students can learn and perform at their best level
Provide a safe learning environment for all students
This year we are trying to reduce our use of paper to conserve the environment. We encourage you to return to our website and to learn more about the Rhawnhurst School community. Our website is updated often.

Don’t forget to check the Yellow Communication Folder daily for up to date news and events!

Rhawnhurst “Wildcats On The Move!”

You Partner in Education,

Karen Howell-Toomer, Principal

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