Summer Opportunities

Will You Join Us?

The School District of Philadelphia is pleased to announce that all employees interested in working this summer will be able to make their selections online. Several programs are running this summer:

  • Extended School Year (ESY)
  • Summer School
  • Gear Up Fast Track to On-Track
  • English Language Learners Program

To address questions that you may have, please review the FAQs below before applying.

You can access the online system by using your current LOGIN username and password. There is an icon for Summer Programs. Click on “Launch” to open up the program.

It is important to note that school-based support positions (secretaries, classroom assistants, student climate support, etc.) will also use the online system. There will be no paper applications or in-person selection sessions.

The online selection system will open Tuesday, March 20, 2018 and will close Friday, March 30, 2018.  While the online system is open you will have the ability to make as many changes to your selections as is needed. However, after March 30, you will not be able to access the online Summer Program system.   You also will not have the ability to make any changes to your selections.

The Office of Talent will notify you about your assignment no later than Thursday April 12, 2018. If you are not selected for a position, you will also be notified by April 12, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact summerquestions@philasd.org.

Thank you for your interest in summer programs!

How do I apply for summer work opportunities? 

You must apply online. Go to The School District of Philadelphia’s website (www.philasd.org). Go to your LOGIN screen (where you would sign in for SchoolNet or view your paycheck). Log in using your email username and password to gain access to the list of applications. Click on the “Summer Programs” icon.

Is it required that an employee work the entire program or can they work only some days? 

If you choose to work this summer, you must work every scheduled day. If you miss more than three days without an approved reason, you will be removed from the program.

Can employees take a week off for a previously planned vacation? 

No. If you have a previously planned vacation, do not apply for summer work.

Will there be a way to be a substitute for the summer instead of being a full time teacher? 

A substitute list will be developed based upon the seniority list of staff who apply but are not hired. Since all staff are expected to work the entire program there will be very few, if any, substitute opportunities available.

ESY

What is ESY?

ESY Extended School Year is a program for students with disabilities who have been determined eligible by the IEP team according the special education guidelines. Students are provided instruction on specific IEP goals and objectives.

Contracted employees and long-term substitutes are not eligible for ESY employment. ESY seniority will be considered for selection. It is possible that, due to leveling of classes, an employee may be moved to another ESY site after the program has begun. If layoffs are needed they will be done based upon ESY seniority.

What programs are offered at ESY?

ESY must provide services for all levels of support (MDS, LSS, AS, PS, LS, ES). You may be assigned to teach or work in a program that is different than what you currently teach or work, or different than what you request.

Who can apply for ESY?

  • Special education teachers (including teacher of the visually impaired and teachers of the hearing impaired)Special education classroom assistants
  • Special education one to ones
  • Counselors
  • Physical education teachers- add music and art
  • Secretaries
  • School nurses
  • Therapists

What are the days and hours for staff at ESY?

June 25, 2018-August 3, 2018

8:30 am – 1:30 pm

(student day is 9:00 am – 1:00 pm)

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Organization days are Friday, July 8, 2018 and Monday, July 11, 2018

Training is scheduled for June 14, 15 (ESY PD is not mandatory for returning ESY teachers. It is only mandatory for new ESY teachers  June 14th and June 15th)

What sites will be hosting ESY?

  • LINCOLN HIGH
  • FELS HIGH
  • CAPA HIGH
  • KENSINGTON CAPA HIGH
  • WEST PHILLY HIGH
  • KING
  • BARRY
  • ETHEL ALLEN
  • HANCOCK
  • JUNIATA PARK

What is the pay rate for ESY?

Special Education teachers, school counselors, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physical therapists, teachers of the visually impaired, teachers of the hearing impaired and nurses will be compensated at their daily rate. The daily rate is a function of your specific salary (not every employee will have the same daily rate.)

Classroom assistants including one to one assistants, school aide IIIs, secretaries, and sign language interpreters will be compensated at their prorated hourly rate for the hours that they work. The prorated hourly rate is a function of your specific salary (not every employee will have the same hourly rate.)

How is staff selected for ESY?

Preference is given to staff who have worked ESY in the past.  Placement is made based on ESY seniority, then system seniority.   Your seniority is listed on your application screen, and if you have a question, please email summerquestions@philasd.org

Summer School

What is Summer School? 

This year’s Summer School is for high school seniors or juniors needing to recover one or two credits.  Summer School will only be held at Franklin Learning Center.

Who may apply for Summer School?

  • Teachers certified in English, Social Studies, Math, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Spanish, Physical Education, ESOL and Special Education
  • Secretaries
  • School Nurses

What are the dates and hours for staff  at Summer School?

June 25, 2018 – July 27, 2018

7:45am – 1:30pm

Monday through Friday

Student day is 8 am to 1:15 pm.

What is the pay rate for working Summer School?

Employees will be compensated at an hourly rate based on their current salary step.

How is staff selected for Summer School?

Preference is given to staff who have worked Summer School in the past.  Placement is made based on Summer School seniority, then system seniority.  Your seniority is listed on your application screen, and if you have a question, please email summerquestions@philasd.org

Gear Up Fast Track to On-Track

What is Fast Track to On-Track? 

This year’s program is for high school freshman and sophomores needing to recover one or two credits.  The program will only be held at Franklin Learning Center.

Who may apply for Fast Track to On-Track?

  • Teachers certified in English, Social Studies, Math, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Spanish, Physical Education, ESOL and Special Education
  • Secretaries
  • School Nurses

What are the dates and hours for staff  at Fast Track to On-Track?

June 25, 2018 – July 27, 2018

7:45am – 1:30pm

Monday through Friday

Student day is 8 am to 1:15 pm.

What is the pay rate for working Fast Track to On-Track?

Employees will be compensated at an hourly rate based on their current salary step.

How is staff selected for Fast Track to On-Track?

Preference is given to staff who have worked Fast Track to On-Track in the past.  Placement is made based on Summer School seniority, then system seniority.  Your seniority is listed on your application screen, and if you have a question, please email summerquestions@philasd.org

English Learner Summer Program

What is the English Learner Summer Program?

The English Learner Summer Program is for newly arrived students currently in grades 5 – 7 (rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders) who have enrolled into a U.S. school within the last three (3) years. The program will provide an academic component with a focus on Mathematics and Literacy (ESOL) as part of the morning sessions and offer enrichment opportunities in the afternoon. Morning activities will be conducted by SDP teachers and the afternoon activities will be conducted by Community-Based Organizations (CBOs). Breakfast will be provided to students and supervised by SDP teachers. Lunch will also be provided, but supervised by the CBOs.

Who can apply for English Learner Summer Program?

  • Currently appointed ESOL teachers certified in Middle-Years English (4-8) or English (7-12)
  • Currently appointed teachers certified in Middle-Years Mathematics (4-8) with ESOL program specialist add-on preferred

What are the days and hours for staff at the English Learner Summer Program?

Mandatory Organizational/Professional Development Sessions:

June 18th and 19th  (8:30 am – 3:00 pm, with 1 hour lunch)

June 29th  (8:30 am – 2:00 pm, with ½  hour lunch)

July 27th (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm)

The program runs from July 2nd to July 27th, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm.

What is the pay rate for working at the English Learner Summer Program?

Teachers will be compensated at the SDP hourly summer rate from July 2, 2017 to July 27, 2018. All professional development sessions will be compensated at the SDP professional development (PD) rate. Organizational hours will be compensated at the SDP extra-curricular (EC) rate. Teachers will not be compensated for lunch during the organizational/professional development sessions.

How will teachers be selected for the English Learner Summer Program?

Preference is given to staff who have worked summer programs in the past. Placement is made based on summer seniority, then system seniority. Your seniority is listed on your application screen. If you have a question, please email summerquestions@philasd.org.

2018 Summer Re-org information is coming soon. Please check back soon!

Click HERE to view the Summer User Guide