Monday, July 22, 2013

Upper Darby School Registration

The Upper Darby School District Central Registration office has moved to Upper Darby High School, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave.

Please call 610-352-2400 for an appointment.

Registration forms are available at the Central Registration Office or you may download a Complete Registration Packet by clicking here.

    Re-registration Requirements for the 2013-14 School Year

    Any students in the following areas MUST re-register with the district for the upcoming school year:
    • multiple occupancies
    • support affidavits
    • approved private or other private schools (tuition paid by district)
    Please contact the Central Registration Office as soon as possible to ensure that students in the areas mentioned above have been re-registered before September 3, 2013, the first day of the 2013-14 school year.

    Kindergarten Registration Information For the 2013-2014 School Year

    Child must be five years of age by August 31, 2013. 
    Documents that need to be presented at the time of registration are as follows:

    For Student

    • Proof of age:  i.e. Birth Certificate, Passport, Baptismal Certificate, Notarized Statement of Age by Parent or Relative, Prior School Records
    • Immunizations required by law:  Child's Immunization Record (from medical office or from prior education records)

    For Parent

    • Proof of residency:  i.e. Lease, Deed, Property Tax Bill, Driver's License, State or Federal Documents, Current Utility Bill, Credit Card Bill, Vehicle Registration, Notarized Statement of Residency
    • Parent Registration Statement:  Sworn statement attesting to whether the student has been or is suspended or expelled for offenses involving drugs, alcohol, weapons, infliction of injury, or violence on school property must be provided

      Upper Darby School District School Registration Information

      • You can register your child early for the 2013-2014 School Year.
      • Please register your child/children now to avoid the long lines and any delay in starting school.
      • Registration for all schools to be completed at Central Registration 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill between 7:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M., Monday through Friday

        No Registration Will Be Accepted Without All Required Documents

        *Your child/children DOES NOT need to be present for the registration process
        If you have recently moved within the district, a change of address form must be completed and submitted to the Central Registration Office.  This form is also available at the Central Registration Office.

        Non-Profit SAT Prep Course

        A non-profit SAT-preparation class, summer pilot program is accepting new students up to Saturday, August 27. 

        The program is open to all high school students at any kind of school or home school  There is a $10 registration fee which is refunded at the end of the course if the student sticks with it and does their homework. There is also an excellent book (with lots of good information and practice tests) to buy which costs ~$15-20 - if anyone has trouble paying for that, arrangements can be made for purchasing the book.

        Classes will meet Saturday morning, 9:30-11:00. A parent is encouraged to come the first time.

        Ken Eng, the leader of the program, has led similar programs elsewhere in the area with great success. Of course, the students must apply themselves. Students will learn math and English skills, test-taking skills, and study skills.

        The classes will meet at Five Points Coffee, the new cafe located at 47 Long Lane in Upper Darby, near the municipal building.Visit their Facebook page for additional information:

        Helping Youth Who Enter Foster Care

        Children who enter foster care often experience many challenges. To help ease their transition, Delaware County Council and the Department of Human Services, Office of Children and Youth Services (CYS), is conducting a Youth Essentials Drive to collect toiletries for children and teens being placed in foster care.

        From July 15 to Aug. 2, county employees will collect personal care items such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, hairbrushes, hair pomade, deodorant, body lotion and other items that could improve a child’s quality of life. Collection boxes are placed at various county offices including the Courthouse and Government Center in Media and the CYS offices in Upper Darby and Chester. It is estimated that there are 470 children and teens currently in the Delaware County foster care system.

        Each year, about 220 children and teens enter into foster care. Children entering the foster care system often arrive with few personal belongings, and their luggage might be a trash bag to hold their clothes. They might have to share hygiene products such as soap and shampoo with other foster children or teens.

        “Through this drive, we hope to provide children with their own personal care products. Having a personal bottle of shampoo or tube of toothpaste can help bring comfort to a child or teen that has had the emotional impact of needing foster care,” said County Councilman Dave White, Council’s liaison to Human Services.
        CYS Director Deirdre Gordon said children and teens in foster care can be upset by the impermanence of their situation and some have come from a situation where they experienced neglect, poverty or exposure to drugs. The goal is to provide them with a safe, nurturing home.

        To kick off the Youth Essentials Drive, CYS received a donation of $490 from the CYS Citizens Advisory Committee to purchase small gym bags. The funds were raised through the Delaware County Juror Donation Program where jurors volunteer to donate all or part of their stipend to one of several charities that help children in need. The goal of the Youth Essentials Drive is to fill the gym bags with lots of toiletries to provide some comfort and dignity for the children and teens entering foster care.

        County employees and members of the public are invited to place donations in the boxes, located at the Delaware County Government Center and Courthouse in Media, the County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA) in Eddystone, the Human Services office in Upper Darby, or CYS in Chester.

        Delaware County CYS can also be contacted by adults who would like to explore the possibility of becoming a foster parent. For information about the Foster Care Program call CYS at 610-713-2000 (Upper Darby office) or 610-447-1000 (Chester office).

        Friday, July 19, 2013

        Upper Darby National Night Out #UDNNO

        Upper Darby Township is pleased to announce the third National Night Out celebration.

        On Tuesday, August 6, 2013 from 5 PM to 8 PM join Township representatives at Upper Darby High School to learn about ways to make your community safer.

        The introduction of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime,” began in 1984 as an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that communities are organized and fighting back. 

        National Night Out now involves over 37 million people and 15,000 communities from all fifty states, U.S. Territories, and military bases worldwide.

        This year, Upper Darby Mayor Tom Micozzie and CouncilmanNate Goodson will present to the police department a thank you card signed by Township residents.  There is also a “kid zone” for children-centered activity and representatives from agencies will be available to answer your questions.

        This event is free and open to the public!

        For additional information please contact Raya Fagg at 610-734-7784 or via email at

        Wednesday, July 10, 2013

        College Fair: Save The Date!

        Immediate Press Release

        Upper Darby Township 7th District College Fair 

        Find information about the right college for you on Saturday, October 19th, 2013 from 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

        The College Fair will be held at Prayer Chapel Church, 7099 Locust Street, Upper Darby, PA 19082.

        Twenty to thirty colleges have been invited to attend this informational day for parents and prospective students.  This day is designed for the future success of students and is open to everyone!

        This event is sponsored by Seventh District Councilman Nathaniel Goodson.

        For any additional information please call (610) 352-1032 or e-mail

        Job Posting: Part-time ESL Instructors

        Delaware County Literacy Council is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free classes and tutoring to adults who want improve their literacy or English language skills in order to complete their GED, transition to postsecondary education, get or keep a job, or attain US citizenship.
        DCLC is hiring two part-time ESL Instructors to teach Monday and Wednesday evenings in Upper Darby.

        Position Overview The role of the ESL Instructor is to develop and implement a best-practice based curriculum rooted in the real-life needs of English language learners.

        Essential Job Functions
        • Prepare and deliver ESL curriculum in classroom setting. Lessons must address real-life goals including attainment of citizenship, getting or keeping employment, and transition to GED or post-secondary education • Monitor students progress thru use of CASAS assessments.
        • Attend Teachers meetings and professional development as approved by supervisor.
        • Submit monthly lesson plans and key student data, including attendance, goal attainment, and barriers to participation.
        • Other duties as assigned by supervisor. Non-essential Job Functions Support DCLC special events.

        Requirements Minimum bachelors degree and 2 years of work experience in ESL instruction.

        Other Skills/Abilities
        • Knowledge of adult education assessments.
        • Ability to support students in connecting to support service.

        To apply for a part-time ESL Instructor position, please forward resume and coverletter to Kate Hyzer at