Office Menu:

Summer Opportunities

Will You Join Us?

  • 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 a day, you cannot use leave days.  You will not be paid for the day(s) you miss. 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. New hires that have a start date on or after 8/28/17 are not eligible to participate in ESY.  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 lay-offs 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
    • Music Teachers
    • Art Teachers
    • Special education classroom assistants
    • Special education one to ones
    • Counselors
    • Physical education teachers
    • Secretaries
    • School nurses
  • What are the days and hours for staff at ESY?

July 11, 2017-August 17, 2017

8:30 am – 1:30 pm (student day is 9:00 am – 1:00 pm)

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Organization days are Monday, July 10, 2017 and Friday, August 18, 2016

Training is scheduled for:  July 5, 6 and 7 at Lincoln – 8:30am to 3:00pm

July 10th in all 10 sites – 8:30am to 1:30 pm

Aug 18th in all 10 sites – 8:30am to 1:30pm

  • What sites will be hosting ESY?
    • Allen, Ethel Elementary
    • Barry Elementary
    • Fels High School
    • High School for Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA)
    • Juniata Park Academy
    • Kensington CAPA High School
    • Kelly, J.B. Elementary
    • Labrum Middle School
    • Lincoln High School
    • West Philadelphia High School
  • What is the pay rate for ESY?
    • Special Education teachers, school counselors, speech pathologists, occupational 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 pro-rated hourly rate for the hours that they work. The pro-rated 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 Ben Franklin High School.
  • Who may apply for Summer School?
    • Teachers certified in English, Social Studies, Math, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Spanish, Physical Education, ESOL and Special Education
    • Secretaries
  • What are the dates and hours for staff  at Summer School?

June 23, 2017 through July 27, 2017

7:45am – 1:30 pm

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.

 Immigrant Children and Youth Summer Program

  • What is the Immigrant Children and Youth Summer Program?
    • The Immigrant Children and Youth Summer Program is for newly arrived immigrant students in grades 5th – 7th who have enrolled into a U.S. school within the last three (3) years (not including Puerto Rico and other US territories). The program will provide an academic component with a focus on Science and Literacy (ESOL) as part of the morning sessions and offering 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 and lunch will also be provided but supervised by the CBOs.
  • Who can apply for Immigrant Children and Youth Summer Program? 
    • Currently appointed ESOL teachers certified in Middle-Year English (4-8) or English (7-12)
    • Currently appointed teachers certified in Middle-Year Science (4-8) and Middle-Year Mathematics (4-8)
  • What are the days and hours for staff at the Immigrant Children and Youth Summer Program?
    • Mandatory Organizational/Professional Development Sessions:

June 22, 23 (8:30 am – 3:00 pm)

The program runs from July 5 to July 28, 8:30 to 12 pm

  • What is the pay rate for working at the Immigrant Children and Youth Summer Program?
    • Employees will be compensated at an hourly summer rate from July 5, 2017 to July 28, 2017 All professional development sessions will be compensated at the teacher’s professional development rate. Teachers will not be compensated for lunch during the organizational/professional development sessions.
  • How will teachers be selected for the Immigrant Children and Youth 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, and if you have a question, please email summerquestions@philasd.org

 Summer Program – Literacy Through the Arts

  • What is the Literacy Through the Arts opportunity?
    • The Literacy through the Arts, summer experience, offered in ten (10) elementary schools, will offer participating students grade appropriate texts integrated with arts activities, with the goal of bringing texts alive, and improving reading comprehension skills by increasing students’ connections to what they are reading.  At each of three instructional ranges (K-1, 2-3, 4-5), students will be introduced to informational texts supplemented with quality children’s literature. Reading experiences will be paired with active cooperative learning activities using oral language, writing, music, dance, and visual arts.
  • Who may apply for Literacy Through the Arts?
    • Teachers certified in Elementary,  Elementary Music teachers-instrumental music preferred, Elementary Art Teachers
    • Secretaries
    • School Nurses
    • Student Climate Staff
  • What are the days and hours for Literacy Through the Arts?
    • Literature Though the Arts will run for two (2) weeks, Monday through Friday, July 10 through July 21 for students. Teachers will have two days of pre-program professional development, July 6 and 7. The academic program will run 7:45 AM – 2:49 PM for teachers, and 8:30 AM-2:45 PM, for students. Additional time for teachers will be used for classroom preparation.
  • What is the pay rate for working Literacy Through the Arts?
    • Teachers will be compensated at the Summer Program hourly rate of $41.30 per hour.
    • Teachers will receive the professional development rate of $29.45 per hour for professional development opportunities for summer program teachers before the program begins.
  • How will staff be selected for Literacy Through the Arts?
    • 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, and if you have a question, please email summerquestions@philasd.org.

2017 Summer Re-org information is coming soon. Please check back soon!

Last modified: July 27, 2017