From the Desk of the Principal…
Dear Rhawnhurst Students and Families,
My name is Joy Kingwood and it is with great pleasure that I introduce myself as the new principal of Rhawnhurst Elementary School. I am extremely humbled to have been selected to join the Rhawnhurst School community. Prior to being selected, I was the Principal Fellow at Prince Hall School and have been with the Philadelphia School District for over eight years. I have always possessed a passion for urban education and have spent the entirety of my career servicing the children of Philadelphia in various capacities. As I embark upon this new journey with the Rhawnhurst school community, I look forward to building relationships with you and your children!
This year, it is my goal to ensure all children are immersed in a learning environment that is conducive to academic achievement and personal growth. As parents, you have entrusted the Rhawnhurst staff to care and nurture your children, and for that we are grateful! The Rhawnhurst team will be working diligently to provide each and every child with a quality education, while providing a safe and welcoming environment for our students to learn and grow. It is my firm belief that a quality education is the gateway to opportunity for our young people! As we begin this year, please know that we cannot do this challenging work without a strong partnership with parents/ guardians and families.
I am thrilled for the many possibilities this new school year holds. Thank you for your continued support and trust in the Rhawnhurst faculty and staff. I look forward to partnering with you in this great work!
Ms. Joy Kingwood
Principal of Rhawnhurst Elementary School
Did You Know?
School begins before Labor Day this year. Mark your calendars for the first day of school for ALL GRADES, PreK and Kindergarten on Monday, August 27th, 2018.
Applying to Kindergarten in the fall?
9am- 1 pm, Monday thru Thursday
Registration begins August 7, 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: