Info for Families

On average, students spend seven hours a day in school.  During that time, we at Freire act in loco parentis—Latin for “in place of a parent.”  Trusted by you to take care of your child, we aim for your student to learn far beyond simply reading, writing, and arithmetic.  We strive to teach your child skills that will make him or her a successful adult in this world—skills such as decision making, eating healthy, money management, and conflict resolution – to name just a few.

In order for Freire truly to be successful, both the school and the family must work together to reinforce our expectations.  Seeking to strengthen the connection between home and school, Freire routinely communicates with parents and families.  If your child is absent, you will receive a phone call from us.  If your child is struggling, we will place them in mandatory tutoring.  As a parent, you will also receive frequent progress reports from us to update you on your son or daughter’s academic standing.

Communication is not a one-way street, however.  We expect that you will be actively communicating with us as well speaking with your son or daughter about what he or she is learning in school.  The academic success of your child depends on it.

Freire welcomes families to evaluate the quality of any staff member’s performance in serving the needs of your child.  You may complete the form below and return it to “Attention: Assistant to Head of School.”

Staff Evaluation Form

We would also like to share with families the following letters and/or policies:

Parent Student Handbook 2013-2014

Commitment to Excellence

Family Involvement Policy 2011-2012

Title One Letter

In addition, Freire’s Open Records Officer is Melanie Burke Reiser.  She may be reached at:

Melanie Burke Reiser
Freire Charter School
2027 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Email: Melanie.Reiser@freirecharterschool.org

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Office of Open Records can be reached at:

Terry Mutchler
Executive Director
Office of Open Records
Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Street, 4th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17120