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Principal's Message

A Message from Our Principal, Dr. Alex Rivera



A Message from Our Principal
Dr. Alex Rivera

Dear Jackson Families,  

We hope that you were able to spend time this summer enjoying the outdoors, exploring different places, and discovering new passions. We are excited for the 22-23 school year as we continue with many of the experiences students and families have come to know and love. Our first day of school is Monday, August 29. Please continue to check your email for updates. 

Our school staff was hard at work this summer preparing for the start of a new year. Our teachers spent countless hours planning lessons and participating in professional development. Our custodial crew once again prepared our building to welcome everyone back. Clerical staff, teacher aides, our school nurse, and others spent time assisting with the summer program, welcoming new families, and helping to update school records. Everyone is thanked for their hard work! 

As always, we will continue creating an environment where our children and families feel connected to the school. Through engaging academics and the recognition and celebration of diversity, we will continue providing an experience 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 with each school year, 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 have a long list of events that will surely need the support of family members. 

On a different note, we continue to add new equipment and resources to our learning spaces. 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! We are especially looking forward to using the new SMART Boards, enjoying the air-conditioned gymnasium, continuing our outdoor learning, and exploring new books and resources within the classrooms. These are just a few of the many exciting things we are looking forward to throughout the school. 

Lastly, continue partnering with us for what will be another wonderful and rewarding school year! Your positive energy and support are both welcomed and appreciated. Together we will prepare our children for much success. You can stay current with happenings throughout the school by visiting our website, keeping up with email communication, and following us on social media. We are glad that you have made George A. Jackson Elementary School your home! 


 Alex Rivera, Ed.D.  


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