Welcome to NFCS K-12 Remote Learning 

On this page, you will find learning plans for New Foundations Charter School K-8 and High Schools that will be in effect from March 18 – June 8, 2020. We will not re-open for the remainder of the school year and will continue with remote learning for K-12. Due to COVD-19, New Foundations Charter School has created a plan to provide all of our K-12 students with approximately four hours daily of planned curriculum-based instruction. This plan has also been submitted to the PA Department of Education. The full plan can be viewed here: NFCS PDE Continuity Plan for Education.

Visit this page for updates about the remote/online learning plans, technology supports, and community resources. Please also continue to check your emails as we will send regular communications through this channel as well, with ongoing updates.


K-8 Incoming Summer Resources

Incoming 1st Grade Summer Resources 2020

Incoming 2nd Grade Summer Resources 2020

Incoming 3rd Grade Summer Resources 2020

Incoming 4th Grade Summer Resources 2020

Incoming 5th Grade Summer Resources 2020

Incoming 6th Grade Summer Resources 2020

Incoming 7th Grade Summer Resources 2020

Incoming 8th Grade Summer Resources 2020

K-12 Summer Counseling Resources

Summer Activities

Camp Search Engine
Find a camp near you for your children!
https://www.activityhero.com/online-classes?page=2&q=camp&ages%5B%5D=10

Virtual Camps
https://www.phila.gov/parks-rec-finder/#/search?freetext=summer%20day%20camp
https://www.onlineadventurecamps.com/

In-Person Camps
Philadelphia Parks and Recreation will be having modified summer camps. Use this link to find a Summer Camp in your area.
https://www.phila.gov/parks-rec-finder/#/search?freetext=summer%20day%20camp

Yoga Classes
https://roots2rise.org/5schedule

Fun Family Summer Activities that Promote Mental Health
Mental Health Moments (activities for families during the summer months) and Webinars for parents to help support communication around COVID and mental health.
https://www.effectiveschoolsolutions.com/covid19

Resources for Mothers/Babies

Diapers, baby food, crib delivery, online/virtual support services
https://www.phila.gov/2020-04-15-free-pregnancy-baby-and-toddler-supports-during-covid-19/

Food Distribution

Find free food and meals
https://www.phila.gov/food/#/

Family Resources

Local Community Resources
Find community services to support your family, such as food, utilities, transportation, and more.
https://communityresourceconnects.org/

Resources for both parents and children
https://cap4kids.org/philadelphia/files/2012/09/Great-Resources-for-Families-in-Philly.pdf

OHATT – Beds for children
OHATT provides a new bed and a bedtime bag, which contains a set of sheets, a blanket, pillow, several age-appropriate books, toothbrush, and a stuffed animal for children in need.
https://www.ohaat.org/?page_id=55

Health and Human Services Information
Call (2-1-1) or visit the website below to speak with someone about health and human services resources for both everyday and crisis situations.
http://211sepa.org/

Financial Counseling
Help with financial issues related to Covid-19 and other issues. Services include help with developing an emergency financial plan, coaching for speaking with landlords and credit card companies, etc. Call 1-800-989-2227 to schedule an appointment or visit https://clarifi.org/

CORA’s Family Resource Line
Speak with a CORA Employee FREE at (215) 342-7660.
Monday-Friday: 9am-1pm. Extended hours on Wednesday 3pm-7pm.
Services include Academic Support, Parent Consultation, Community Resources, Early Childhood
https://www.coraservices.org/family-resource-line/

Crisis Information

Philadelphia Children’s Crisis Response Center
The center serves children and adolescents, ages 3-17. Open 24/7
Examples of issues and challenges that may bring a young person to Philadelphia Children’s Crisis Response Center include the following:

  • Severe behavioral disturbances
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Increased aggression and/or impulsivity
  • Worsening anxiety, depression, or other emotional problems
  • Philadelphia Children’s Crisis Response Center

Crisis Info for Parents/Guardians & Teachers for Student Referral:
3300 Henry Avenue Falls Center 2, Suite 3N, Philadelphia, PA 19129
Phone Number: (215) 878-2600

Suicide Hotline
24/7: 1-800-273-8255

Uplift: Philly Hope Line for children experiencing grief and loss
Uplift clinicians will be staffing a helpline (called Philly Hope Line, or PHL) for young people in the city from now through the end of the summer. Kids facing losses of all kinds (death and otherwise) as well as needing immediate emotional support can call us Monday – Friday, 12pm – 9pm, and Saturdays/Sundays, 12pm – 4pm. The number is: 1-833-PHL-HOPE (or 833-745-4673). Visit https://upliftphilly.org/programs/uplift-resources/uplift-at-home/

Autism Support

Autism Response Team
Available from 9 AM-5 PM 1-800-AUTISM2 (1-888-288-4762)
https://www.autismspeaks.org/autism-response-team-art


K-8 Remote Learning Plan

Welcome to Remote Learning: Please read the letter and watch the video the explains the plans, resources and scheduled activities for our K-8 Remote Learning experience. If you still have questions please email the appropriate contact as listed below.

Principal Weekly Letters & Updates

K-8 Student Grade Level Plans (click on titles)


K-8 Virtual Service Learning Week Plans & Activities

Our Annual K8 Service Day was planned for this coming Tuesday, May 12th. This event is an important day for NFCS and our surrounding community. It gives our students an opportunity to learn about various issues in our community, and take action in many ways! While we are unable to spend this day together as a community in-person making a difference, we have created a Virtual Service Week for 2020!

Please visit the  K8 Service Week 2020 Activity Folder and you will find a service-learning lesson plan for each grade that follows a similar structure as the plan our teachers are sharing with you each day. Students can take time on any day over this week to complete the activity at their own pace. While this is completely optional, we hope that many students and families complete the suggested activities and share with us what they did to serve the community – all from the safety of their homes and the surrounding area! We hope you will take the time to participate!


Remote Learning Resources and Handouts

Remote Learning Digital Citizen Resources

Resources for Student Support 

Online “Live” Assemblies & School-wide Activities 

Online Parent-Student Resource Videos

Online Learning School-based Assistance: 

  • Virtual Help Desk Hours for Families with Mrs. Thomas 
  • NFCS K8 Family Help Ticket Form – https://forms.gle/w2UDrJNwpWoXGxYe6
    Please click the help ticket form if you need to get in touch with administration, technology or technical support during our remote learning experience and a member of the team will reach out within 24 hours to follow-up. This will help us manage everyone’s needs in a timely manner.

High School Remote Learning Plan 

High School Student Schedule: 

During our school closure our students, parents, and staff are expected to use the Learning Management Platform of Canvas. Teachers have received instructional tools and strategies on how to deliver material to your students during this time. Student attendance will be monitored on Canvas and grades will be collected through this medium as well.

As a reminder here is the schedule of how teachers will be delivering content to your student:

  • Monday, Wednesday – Periods 1, 2, and 3
  • Tuesday, Thursday – Periods 4 /5, 6, and 7
  • Friday – Assessments, discussions, conferencing through communicative means. Teachers will have office hours allocated at their selected time if your student needs any help. Office hours will vary between teachers.

Virtual Office Hours by our Canvas team will be monitored by Bryan Persons and James Millard. Set times are 2:00 – 3:00 PM on Wednesday and Friday. Use Google Meet at these agreed upon time slots for any direct questions you may have about this platform.

To join the video meeting

Canvas Resources: 

Online Learning School-based Assistance: 

Bryan Persons bpersons@nfcs.k12.pa.us – Canvas Questions

James Millard jmillard@nfcs.k12.pa.us – Canvas Questions

Charlie Baltimore cbaltimore@nfcs.k12.pa.us – Logistics, Math, World Language, Social Students &  Specials

Netta Sumner ssumner@nfcs.k12.pa.us – English, Science and Computer Science

Chris Laurence claurence@nfcs.k12.pa.us – Special Education


Community Resources 

Free Meal Opportunities in Philadelphia that allow you to pick up 2 meals a day at any of these schools between the hours of 9:00am-12:00pm. The list can be found here: https://www.phila.gov/2020-03-14-find-free-meals-and-safe-spaces-for-students-while-schools-are-closed/.

In addition, below please find alternative food resources that might be helpful. It’s best to call for hours, prior to visiting.

EMERGENCY KITCHENS:
Feast of Justice
3101 Tyson St.
Philadelphia, 19149
215-268-3510

Grace of God Christian Center
9039 Eastview Rd.
Philadelphia, 19152
855-320-7469

FOOD CUPBOARDS:
Catholic Social Services
7340 Jackson St.
Philadelphia, 19136
215-624-5920

Holmecrest Residents Council
8133 Erdrick Dr.
Philadelphia, 19136
267-319-5172

Star of Hope Baptist Church
7212 Keystone St.
Philadelphia, 19135
(215) 332-8320

Other Food Access Resources :

  • http://www.hungercoalition.org/
  • https://www.philabundance.org/
  • Food Hotline: 215-430-0556

Internet Access Resources: Comcast is offering 2 months of free internet through its Internet Essential’s Program:  https://technical.ly/philly/2020/03/13/comcast-two-months-free-internet-essentials/


NFCS Quick Contacts 

Please reach out if you have any questions, or need help with anything further. As the caring community, we are, we will get through this together!

Family Support/Food Access/Community Resources:

Maya Davenny, LCSW
School Social Worker
mdavenny@nfcs.k12.pa.us


Technical Support Team:

Special Education Student Support

K-8 Incoming Summer Resources

Incoming Kindergarten Summer Resources 2020

Incoming 1st Grade Summer Resources 2020

Incoming 2nd Grade Summer Resources 2020

Incoming 3rd Grade Summer Resources 2020

Incoming 4th Grade Summer Resources 2020

Incoming 5th Grade Summer Resources 2020

Incoming 6th Grade Summer Resources 2020

Incoming 7th Grade Summer Resources 2020

Incoming 8th Grade Summer Resources 2020

K-12 Summer Counseling Resources

Summer Activities

Camp Search Engine
Find a camp near you for your children!
https://www.activityhero.com/online-classes?page=2&q=camp&ages%5B%5D=10

Virtual Camps
https://www.phila.gov/parks-rec-finder/#/search?freetext=summer%20day%20camp
https://www.onlineadventurecamps.com/

In-Person Camps
Philadelphia Parks and Recreation will be having modified summer camps. Use this link to find a Summer Camp in your area.
https://www.phila.gov/parks-rec-finder/#/search?freetext=summer%20day%20camp

Yoga Classes
https://roots2rise.org/5schedule

Fun Family Summer Activities that Promote Mental Health
Mental Health Moments (activities for families during the summer months) and Webinars for parents to help support communication around COVID and mental health.
https://www.effectiveschoolsolutions.com/covid19

Resources for Mothers/Babies

Diapers, baby food, crib delivery, online/virtual support services
https://www.phila.gov/2020-04-15-free-pregnancy-baby-and-toddler-supports-during-covid-19/

Food Distribution

Find free food and meals
https://www.phila.gov/food/#/

Family Resources

Local Community Resources
Find community services to support your family, such as food, utilities, transportation, and more.
https://communityresourceconnects.org/

Resources for both parents and children
https://cap4kids.org/philadelphia/files/2012/09/Great-Resources-for-Families-in-Philly.pdf

OHATT – Beds for children
OHATT provides a new bed and a bedtime bag, which contains a set of sheets, a blanket, pillow, several age-appropriate books, toothbrush, and a stuffed animal for children in need.
https://www.ohaat.org/?page_id=55

Health and Human Services Information
Call (2-1-1) or visit the website below to speak with someone about health and human services resources for both everyday and crisis situations.
http://211sepa.org/

Financial Counseling
Help with financial issues related to Covid-19 and other issues. Services include help with developing an emergency financial plan, coaching for speaking with landlords and credit card companies, etc. Call 1-800-989-2227 to schedule an appointment or visit https://clarifi.org/

CORA’s Family Resource Line
Speak with a CORA Employee FREE at (215) 342-7660.
Monday-Friday: 9am-1pm. Extended hours on Wednesday 3pm-7pm.
Services include Academic Support, Parent Consultation, Community Resources, Early Childhood
https://www.coraservices.org/family-resource-line/

Crisis Information

Philadelphia Children’s Crisis Response Center
The center serves children and adolescents, ages 3-17. Open 24/7
Examples of issues and challenges that may bring a young person to Philadelphia Children’s Crisis Response Center include the following:

  • Severe behavioral disturbances
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Increased aggression and/or impulsivity
  • Worsening anxiety, depression, or other emotional problems
  • Philadelphia Children’s Crisis Response Center

Crisis Info for Parents/Guardians & Teachers for Student Referral:
3300 Henry Avenue Falls Center 2, Suite 3N, Philadelphia, PA 19129
Phone Number: (215) 878-2600

Suicide Hotline
24/7: 1-800-273-8255

Uplift: Philly Hope Line for children experiencing grief and loss
Uplift clinicians will be staffing a helpline (called Philly Hope Line, or PHL) for young people in the city from now through the end of the summer. Kids facing losses of all kinds (death and otherwise) as well as needing immediate emotional support can call us Monday – Friday, 12pm – 9pm, and Saturdays/Sundays, 12pm – 4pm. The number is: 1-833-PHL-HOPE (or 833-745-4673). Visit https://upliftphilly.org/programs/uplift-resources/uplift-at-home/

Autism Support

Autism Response Team
Available from 9 AM-5 PM 1-800-AUTISM2 (1-888-288-4762)
https://www.autismspeaks.org/autism-response-team-art


K-8 Remote Learning Plan

Welcome to Remote Learning: Please read the letter and watch the video the explains the plans, resources and scheduled activities for our K-8 Remote Learning experience. If you still have questions please email the appropriate contact as listed below.

Principal Weekly Letters & Updates

K-8 Student Grade Level Plans (click on titles)

K-8 Virtual Service Learning Week Plans & Activities


Our Annual K8 Service Day was planned for this coming Tuesday, May 12th. This event is an important day for NFCS and our surrounding community. It gives our students an opportunity to learn about various issues in our community, and take action in many ways! While we are unable to spend this day together as a community in-person making a difference, we have created a Virtual Service Week for 2020!

Please visit the  K8 Service Week 2020 Activity Folder and you will find a service-learning lesson plan for each grade that follows a similar structure as the plan our teachers are sharing with you each day. Students can take time on any day over this week to complete the activity at their own pace. While this is completely optional, we hope that many students and families complete the suggested activities and share with us what they did to serve the community – all from the safety of their homes and the surrounding area! We hope you will take the time to participate!


Remote Learning Resources and Handouts

Remote Learning Digital Citizen Resources

Resources for Student Support 

Online “Live” Assemblies & School-wide Activities 

Online Parent-Student Resource Videos

Online Learning School-based Assistance: 

  • Virtual Help Desk Hours for Families with Mrs. Thomas 
  • NFCS K8 Family Help Ticket Form – https://forms.gle/w2UDrJNwpWoXGxYe6
    Please click the help ticket form if you need to get in touch with administration, technology or technical support during our remote learning experience and a member of the team will reach out within 24 hours to follow-up. This will help us manage everyone’s needs in a timely manner.

High School Remote Learning Plan 

High School Student Schedule: 

During our school closure our students, parents, and staff are expected to use the Learning Management Platform of Canvas. Teachers have received instructional tools and strategies on how to deliver material to your students during this time. Student attendance will be monitored on Canvas and grades will be collected through this medium as well.

As a reminder here is the schedule of how teachers will be delivering content to your student:

  • Monday, Wednesday – Periods 1, 2, and 3
  • Tuesday, Thursday – Periods 4 /5, 6, and 7
  • Friday – Assessments, discussions, conferencing through communicative means. Teachers will have office hours allocated at their selected time if your student needs any help. Office hours will vary between teachers.

Virtual Office Hours by our Canvas team will be monitored by Bryan Persons and James Millard. Set times are 2:00 – 3:00 PM on Wednesday and Friday. Use Google Meet at these agreed upon time slots for any direct questions you may have about this platform.

To join the video meeting

Canvas Resources: 

Online Learning School-based Assistance: 

Bryan Persons bpersons@nfcs.k12.pa.us – Canvas Questions

James Millard jmillard@nfcs.k12.pa.us – Canvas Questions

Charlie Baltimore cbaltimore@nfcs.k12.pa.us – Logistics, Math, World Language, Social Students &  Specials

Netta Sumner ssumner@nfcs.k12.pa.us – English, Science and Computer Science

Chris Laurence claurence@nfcs.k12.pa.us – Special Education


Community Resources 

Free Meal Opportunities in Philadelphia that allow you to pick up 2 meals a day at any of these schools between the hours of 9:00am-12:00pm. The list can be found here: https://www.phila.gov/2020-03-14-find-free-meals-and-safe-spaces-for-students-while-schools-are-closed/.

In addition, below please find alternative food resources that might be helpful. It’s best to call for hours, prior to visiting.

EMERGENCY KITCHENS:
Feast of Justice
3101 Tyson St.
Philadelphia, 19149
215-268-3510

Grace of God Christian Center
9039 Eastview Rd.
Philadelphia, 19152
855-320-7469

FOOD CUPBOARDS:
Catholic Social Services
7340 Jackson St.
Philadelphia, 19136
215-624-5920

Holmecrest Residents Council
8133 Erdrick Dr.
Philadelphia, 19136
267-319-5172

Star of Hope Baptist Church
7212 Keystone St.
Philadelphia, 19135
(215) 332-8320

Other Food Access Resources :

  • http://www.hungercoalition.org/
  • https://www.philabundance.org/
  • Food Hotline: 215-430-0556

Internet Access Resources: Comcast is offering 2 months of free internet through its Internet Essential’s Program:  https://technical.ly/philly/2020/03/13/comcast-two-months-free-internet-essentials/


NFCS Quick Contacts 

Please reach out if you have any questions, or need help with anything further. As the caring community, we are, we will get through this together!

Family Support/Food Access/Community Resources:

Maya Davenny, LCSW
School Social Worker
mdavenny@nfcs.k12.pa.us


Technical Support Team:

Special Education Student Support