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Principal's Message

A Message from Our Principal, Dr. Alex Rivera


Jackson Elementary School
A Message from Our Principal

Dr. Alex Rivera


Dear Jackson Families,  


A new school year is upon us! We hope that you were able to spend time this summer with your loved ones enjoying the outdoors, exploring different places, and discovering new passions. We are excited to build upon our accomplishments from last school year and continue providing challenging and engaging learning experiences throughout all our classes. Our first day of school is Thursday, August 26.  


Our teachers have spent countless hours preparing for the return of all students. A main priority for us is ensuring that every child feels connected to the school. Through engaging academics and the recognition and celebration of diversity, we will continue providing an experience for children that focuses on positive community and developmental awareness. The classic themes of respect, responsibility, kindness, and cooperation are integrated into all aspects of our curriculum.  


As always, we encourage our families to actively participate in the school life of their child and continue building strong relationships with all the adults working closest with them. In addition, get involved in supporting our PTA and SEPTA who works tirelessly in ensuring that our students have rewarding experiences. We expect to get back to more in-person events and we will surely need the support of parents in planning them out.  


Each summer our custodial staff works on getting our school ready to welcome everyone back. They once again did a fantastic job. Thank you! Thank you as well to our Jackson clerical, instructional and non-instructional staff who have been busy preparing classrooms and offices for the arrival of students! A final thank you goes to our Board of Education, Central Administration, Buildings & Grounds, Technology and Transportation Departments, and our Directors and Curriculum Associates for their part in providing us with everything we need! 


On a final note, continue partnering with us for what will be a wonderful and rewarding school year! Your positive energy and support are both welcomed and appreciated. Together we will prepare our children for much success. We are glad that you have made George A. Jackson Elementary School your home! Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.  


In partnership, 


Alex Rivera, Ed.D.  


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