A message from your Principal

Tara Young
  • Dear Parkside Parents/Guardians:

    On behalf of the entire Parkside Elementary staff, welcome to the 2020-2021 school year. We look forward to a year filled with academic and personal growth opportunities for students and staff alike.

    The 2020-2021 school year will begin virtually, but we are committed to building the caring and quality relationships with students that would occur in person. As we embark on a new virtual experience—using a blend of live and recorded instruction—we anticipate that there may be some ups and downs as we navigate new and exciting technology-based tools. We ask for your patience and compassion while we implement new practices for the first time and learn to manage live virtual classrooms.

    Our teachers, staff, and administrators are committed to modeling positivity, resilience, and solution driven thinking. Especially now, when children will take their cues from parents, we ask that you partner with us in our positivity campaign. Our goal is for students to feel that we are a united front at school and home, guiding them to successful growth academically, socially, and emotionally. Our elementary staff are strong educators who care for our children and will work tirelessly to ensure that they learn and grow.

    In partnership, please contact us if you need support, because “teamwork makes the dream work!” The building may not be accessible, but the individuals that you have learned to depend on are here and want to help you and your child improve the at home learning experience. Please consult our Penn Delco School District Webpage for information that is continuously being updated. Reach out to your teacher or school counselor via email or Schoology message for assistance. Email helpdesk@pdsd.org for technology issues. Communicate with your building principal in times of frustration or celebration via email or by calling the main office. Communication is the key to success in ordinary times; in the unprecedented times that we currently find ourselves living in communication is vital.

    This school year will be like none other, but at the foundation it will be the same—teachers teaching students, building strong connections between student and teacher, as well as peer to peer, and collaboration between home and school. We are excited to get started and rise to the challenge that is in front of us.

    This school handbook has been prepared to provide beneficial information regarding policies, procedures, and programs. Please rely on www.pdsd.org for Pandemic related Health & Safety information. This handbook is prepared with virtual and in person schooling in mind, but if changes in procedure are required later on, you will receive an email from me with updates. Thank you in advance for your continued support.

    Best regards,


    Tara Young, Principal

    Parkside Elementary