Welcome, Red Knights! 🏫

  • Student in Classroom

    Raise your hand if you're excited for the new school year! 

    It gives us great pleasure to welcome you and your child to Reading School District. The beginning of the school year is always an exciting time, filled with new experiences, teachers and learning. Our staff has been busy this summer preparing for our incoming students.

    At Reading School District, you can expect your child to receive a high-quality education in a safe, supportive and successful environment. We believe that all students – without exception – can achieve at high levels, and we are committed to ensuring each student’s continuous growth. Together, we share the responsibility for our children’s education. We ask that you help guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:

    • Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience
    • Completes all assignments given by teachers
    • Reads daily to develop a love of reading and to improve literacy skills
    • Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life
    • Inform you if he/she needs additional support in any area of subject
    • Knows you expect him/her to succeed in school

    We look forward to working with you to create a strong partnership so your child can achieve great success and have a wonderful 2019-2020 school year! #RSDproud

    P.S. Back-to-School Letters from our building principals are on their way! Be on the lookout for additional information mailed directly from your child's school. 

Middle School Drop-In Day on August 22 πŸ•

  • As a reminder, we are having a Middle School Drop-In Day on Thursday, August 22 for students in grades 5-8 and their families. As part of our upcoming grade configuration, families can visit the middle schools any time between 12:30-5:30 p.m. that day, meet the principal and get your child's schedule.

First Day of School Schedule ⏰

  • The first day of school for Reading School District is Thursday, September 5, 2019. Please note, this is a shift from previous years, when the school year typically started on the Monday before Labor Day. Also, our new grade configuration begins this school year. Enter your street address in the Find My School Locator Map to double check which school you will attend.

    The first day of schedule will be: 

    Elementary 

    Grades 1 to 4
    8:05 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. 

    Kindergarten - Boys report with parent for orientation
    8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  

    Kindergarten - Girls report with parent for orientation
    12 p.m. to 2 p.m. 

    Morning Pre-K - Report with parent for orientation
    9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 

    Afternoon Pre-K - Report with parent for orientation 
    12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. with parent for orientation

    *Please note, schools will make accommodations for parents of Pre-K and kindergarten students who need to adjust their session. All students will have a full day of school on Friday, September 6, 2019.


    Middle

    Grades 5 and 6 report for the morning only
    8:25 a.m. to 11:25 a.m. 

    Grade 7 and 8 report for the afternoon only
    12:25 p.m. to 3:25 p.m. 

    *Please note, special education self-contained classes will remain at school for the full day on Thursday, September 5, 2019. All students will have a full day of school on Friday, September 6, 2019.


    Reading High School

    9th Grade
    1:05 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.

    10th Grade
    10:50 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.

    11th Grade
    9:10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

    12th Grade
    7:30 a.m. to 9:05 a.m.


    RHS - Red Knight Accelerated Academies at City Line, Glenside and Thomas Ford

    9th Grade and 9R
    9:40 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    10R and 12R
    1:30 p.m. to 4:05 p.m.


    RHS - Red Knight Learning Academy (Evening Program)
    12:00 p.m. to  6 p.m.


    Special Note for RMCTC Students
    Reading-Muhlenberg Career and Technology's school year begins on Monday, August 26, 2019. Reading High School students enrolled in CTC will begin attending half-days at the CTC on Monday, August 26Additional information will be mailed to students from CTC.

Open Houses & Meet The Teacher Nights 🍎

  • 10TH AND GREEN
    September 26
    5:30-7 p.m.
     
    10TH AND PENN
    September 4
    4-6 p.m.

    12TH AND MARION
    September 4
    3-5 p.m.

    13TH AND GREEN
    September 3
    5-6 p.m.

    13TH AND UNION
    September 4
    4:30-6:30 p.m. 

    16TH AND HAAK
    September 4
    4-6pm

    AMANDA STOUT
    September 4 
    5:30-7pm

    GLENSIDE
    September 4
    4-6 p.m.

    LAUER’S PARK
    September 3
    4-6 p.m.

    MILLMONT
    Premier Night
    September 4
    5-7 p.m.
     
    NORTHWEST AREA
    September 4
    5-7 p.m.

    RIVERSIDE
    September 10
    5:30 p.m.
     
    TYSON-SCHOENER
    Open House and Book Bingo
    September 11
    4-6 p.m.

    NORTHWEST MIDDLE
    Meet the Teacher Night
    September 12
    6-8 p.m.

    NORTHEAST MIDDLE
    Meet the Teacher Night
    September 12 
    6-8 p.m.

    SOUTHWEST MIDDLE
    September 19
    5:30-7 p.m.

    SOUTHERN MIDDLE
    Back-To-School Carnival
    September 26
    6-8 p.m.

    CENTRAL MIDDLE
    September 19
    5:30-7:30 p.m.

    READING HIGH
    and all RKAA CAMPUSES

    September 12
    6-8 p.m.

Picture Days πŸ“Έ

  • 10TH AND GREEN
    October 9 

    10TH AND PENN
    October 23

    12TH AND MARION
    October 3

    13TH AND GREEN
    October 17

    13TH AND UNION
    October 8

    16TH AND HAAK

    AMANDA STOUT
    October 2

    GLENSIDE
    September 27

    LAUER’S PARK
    Noveember 7

    MILLMONT
    September 26

    NORTHWEST AREA
    October 16

    RIVERSIDE
    October 10

    TYSON-SCHOENER
    October 24

    NORTHWEST MIDDLE
    September 24

    NORTHEAST MIDDLE
    September 17
     
    SOUTHWEST MIDDLE
    September 10 

    SOUTHERN MIDDLE
    September 12

    CENTRAL MIDDLE 
    November 12 and 13

Regular School Schedule for Students ⏰

  • Reading High School
    7:30 a.m.-2:40 p.m.

    Red Knight Accelerated Academy-Glenside Campus, City Line Campus and Thomas Ford Campus
    8:55 a.m.-4:05 p.m.

    Red Knight Learning Academy-Evening Program
    New location: ROCC Building, 801 Penn Street
    12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

    Reading-Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center
    Morning: 7:30 a.m.-10:42 a.m.
    Afternoon: 11:31 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

    All Middle Schools
    8:25 a.m.-3:25 p.m.

    All Elementary Schools
    8:05 a.m.-2:40 p.m.

    Kindergarten
    8:05 a.m.-2:10 p.m.

    Pre-Kindergarten
    AM: 8:05 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
    PM: 12 p.m.-2:40 p.m.

Calendar πŸ“…

  • For a complete list of important dates, holiday breaks and testing schedules, or to view the full 2019-20 school year calendar, visit 
    www.readingsd.org/districtcalendar

Dress Code πŸ‘Ÿ

  • Our district dress code will be in effect for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade beginning on the first day of school. Dress code includes:  

    SHIRTS
    Styles: Polo, Sweater, Turtleneck, Dress Shirts  (short sleeve or long sleeve)
    Colors: White, Black, Blue or Red
    Please note, shirts may not have a hood

    DRESS PANTS/SHORTS/SKIRTS/DRESSES
    Colors: Khaki, Black or Navy Blue

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    No Jeans or denim material, except for designated fundraiser days.

    No sweatpants, nylon pants, or leggings (unless under a skirt or dress).

    All clothing must be appropriate size (no oversized shirts or pants)

    Belts need to be worn to keep pants in place (no sagging pants).                        

    No writing on any jewelry, pants or shirts.

Food Menus πŸ₯„

  • All Reading School District students receive free breakfast and lunch. Additional food and snacks can be purchased, and students are allowed to pack lunches. Daily menus are available on our district website at www.readingsd.org/menus or you can view them on our free Reading School District mobile app, which is available for download on both Google Play and Apple iTunes.

School Supplies πŸŽ’

  • Students are welcome to bring their own supplies to school, but it is optional. 

    Schools send home complete lists with their back-to-school information packets. However, the basics include full size backpack, No. 2 pencils, colored pencils, 24-pack crayons, dry-erase markers, two-pocket folders, glue sticks, erasers and notebooks. For older grades, highlighters and rulers are also suggested.

    Some classroom teachers also appreciate when they receive boxes of tissues, hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes to prevent germs from spreading. Additional supplies include copy paper for classrooms. Kid-size socks are also helpful, as elementary students use them as erasers for their dry-erase boards.

    Please note, teachers (particularly at the secondary level) might also request additional items, such as three-ring binders, for specific classes. Students would receive that information directly from teachers at the start of school.

Translation Services πŸ’¬

  • You are an important part of your child’s education, and our school is committed to communicating with you in a language that you can understand. Please inform our main office staff if you need assistance or information. You can also contact the district’s English as a Second Language Department at 484-258-7120 or visit our district website at www.readingsd.org/esl.

Transportation 🚍

  • If your child is eligible for transportation, you will be mailed a letter with a bus pass and bus stop information from the Reading School District Transportation Office in mid-August 2019.

    To contact the Transportation Office, call 484-258-7057 or visit www.readingsd.org/transportation.

    Bus schedules will be posted at www.readingsd.org/transportation 
    when they are completed.

Clubs & Sports 🎭 πŸˆπŸ”¬

  • Whether your child enjoys art, music, academics or athletics, we have various activities for him/her to get involved with. Schools will share more information about building clubs, in-school activities and after-school activities at the start of the school year.

Report Cards πŸ’»

  • Elementary students will continue to receive paper report cards. However, beginning with the 2nd Quarter of the 2019-20 school year, the district’s five middle schools and Reading High School will no longer print paper reports cards or mail them home.

    Report cards and grades can be viewed using the school district’s online Home Access Center, which is available on our website at www.readingsd.org and our free Reading School District mobile app.

    In addition to quarterly report cards, Home Access Center allows parents of secondary students to review your child’s schedule, classwork, grades and attendance information online at any time. Under the classes tab, you can also find the names and e-mail addresses of your child’s teachers.

    Our bilingual Parent Outreach Assistant can help if you:

    • Need assistance with translation
    • Need a paper copy of your child’s report card
    • Need assistance with your Home Access Center username and/or password
    • Need assistance logging into Home Access Center
    • Need assistance accessing your child’s report card, class schedule, grades or attendance information once you are logged into Home Access Center