Resources for parents

Below are some useful resources, and links for parents at Bache-Martin. 
If there is anything that you'd like for us to add to the resources page, let us know !

Bache-Martin School Counselor page

Ms. Cocca is our new school counselor; she provides a variety of services to meet student, family and community needs. 

The School Counselor services include direct and indirect services. Direct services apply to the direct support and development of the social/emotional, academic and college/career domains of each student. Indirect Services apply to supportive and collaborative services

Direct Services:

  • Individual Counseling​
  • Small Group Counseling
  • Peer Mediataion
  • Academic, College/Career, High School Guidance
  • Classroom Guidance Lessons
  • Positive Behavior Support Plans
  • Crisis Counseling and Intervention

Indirect Services:​
 
  • Teacher Consultation and Collaboration
  • Family Consultation and Collaboration
  • Referrals to Behavioral and Mental Health Services
  • School-Wide Programming
  • Parent and Family Workshops


Ms. Cocca has created the  Bache-Martin School Counselor website ; please visit her site to learn more about each of the services, in addition to finding helpful resources for Bache-Martin families! 

2016-2017 School Selection Process

The School District of Philadelphia will be accepting online applications for the School Selection Process from September 29th to November 14th at 5:00 PM.

The School Selection Process is for students and families who wish to apply to a school outside of their neighborhood boundaries for admission into grades K-12 for September 2017, and for our 8th graders who wish to apply to High School. Here are some documents that can help you with the process:



Middle School Families

Do you have an 8th grader?  A letter to all 8th grade parents, from Ms. Cocca, came home with your student last week. Please make sure your student returned the preferred meeting day, so he/she can meet with Ms. Cocca starting next week.

High School Fair

Ms. Cocca be leading a group of our students to this year's High School Fair. The fair will take place October 14th and 15th at the PA Convention Center. More information will be forthcoming.

In addition, the following Open Houses for High Schools are happening.


A lot more resources will be available in the  Bache-Martin School Counselor website ; please visit Ms. Cocca's site to learn more!

Free tutoring from the Free Library of Philadelphia

The Free Library of Philadelphia offers free online homework help with a live tutor, for students in kindergarten through college. To access this resource,

1- Sign up for a library card.
2. Visit www.freelibrary.org  
3. Click on “Homework Help” in the upper right-hand corner to log in (in the “ASK” section).


You will need your library card number, and the PIN (obtained when you sign up for the card), in order to log in. Here you can see a video, explaining this, and many other resources to help your student. 

Homework Help from Brainfuse is available in both English and Spanish, and it also provides feedback on writing. Available 2pm-11pm every day.

Literacy Enrichment After-school Program (LEAP)

The Literacy Enrichment After-school Program (LEAP) provides homework assistance, computer literacy, and library skills for students in grades K-12, and daily literacy enrichment activities for elementary school students. LEAP operates after school Monday-Thursday from September to June at all Free Library neighborhood libraries and Parkway Central Library, and Tuesday-Friday in the three regional libraries.

LEAP activities and programs promote traditional literacy as well as literacy in science, technology, and cultural arts. LEAP also introduces students to the many Library resources and materials that are available, free of charge, to help them with school assignments, applying to college, and eventually securing meaningful employment. In addition to encouraging academic achievement, LEAP also fosters a safe and supportive, non-judgmental zone for children and teens.

Afterschool Leaders (ASLs) head the LEAP staff in each Free Library location under the supervision of the librarians and library staff. Each school year the Free Library also employs approximately 120 - 150 high-school students as Teen Leadership Assistants (TLAs) and seven college students as Associate Leaders to support the LEAP program. All LEAP staff members receive six hours of orientation training prior to their placement, and additional continuing education throughout the year. This multi-tiered employment model has been lauded nationally and reflects the Free Library's commitment to mentoring and positive youth development.

Access Your Student's Information Online!

​​Parents/guardians can access their student(s) classroom assignments and other information via the SDP website.  You will need your student's SDP-assigned 7-digit ID number (find it on your student's report card).

Go to 
www.philasd.org  and click on "Family Net" in the Parents box midway down the page.  Log-in or create an account if you don't have one.

You will need to link your student's account to yours.  Click on "My Students" and follow the instructions. Once the SDP links your students to your account (24-72 hours), you will then be able to click on "Family Net" and access all sorts of goodies on your student. 


For detailed step-by-step instructions,
please click here .  If you need to troubleshoot the process, please call 215-400-4000 for assistance.


Common School Forms

HEALTH RESOURCES

Dental Care - Free or low cost

Don't have dental  insurance? Here are some places, in our neighborhood, where you could get free, or low cost dental care:

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Community College of Philadelphia Dental Clinic
Main Campus 1700 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia,PA 19130
Hours: By appointment, vary during the week.
Services: Examinations, cleanings, sealants, and X-rays.
Fees: FREE of charge.
For more information, call 215-751-8626

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St. Christopher’s Hospital 3601 A St
Philadelphia,PA 19134
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9-3. by appointment only. Appointments are available with less than two weeks waiting time.
Services: General dentistry.
Patient Eligibility: A child is eligible to enter the program up through third grade and is offered comprehensive and continuous care until age 17 if maintaining an annual preventive visit.
Fees: Free for children who qualify
Contact: Judy Gelinas at (215) 427-8877 or julianna.gelinas@tenethealth.com

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Delaware Valley Community Health, Inc. —Fairmount Primary Care Center
1412 Fairmount Ave
Philadelphia,PA 19130
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Services: General dentistry, periodontics, endodontics and prosthodontics
Patient Eligibility: Care will be provided to anyone in need.
Fees: Contact the center for information on accepted insurance plans or other payment options.
Contact: Patricia Deitch, Executive Director, (215) 235-9600
www.dvch.org

Eye Exams for kids

Insurance doesn't cover eye checkups? think your child might need glasses? Please watch out for this event in October:

Give Kids Sight Day  @ Wills Eye Hospital - October 29, 2016