Welcome to Comly!

Dear Comly Families,

I would like to welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year! I hope that everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable summer; and that your children are excited to begin school on September 2nd. I would like to introduce a new member of our school community. We welcome Mrs. Clarissa Stetson as our Art Specialist! As always, all members of the Comly school team are here to support you and your children. Please do not hesitate to reach out at any time.

In order to launch the school year as smoothly and successfully as possible we have several immediate goals that we need your help with.

Goal 1: 100% of families will be connected to Comly on ClassDojo.

ClassDojo – Learn more about ClassDojo. Visit the parent help desk to explore features, maximize your account and learn about the ClassDojo app. Most likely if you are reading this you are already connected. Thank you! (Click HERE for ClassDojo Parent/Account information)

Goal 2: 100% of students will have a Chromebook, laptop or desktop computer.

Chromebooks & WiFi – This is the SDP website that includes information about Chromebook pick-up and repair centers, information about free and low-cost high-speed internet, as well as steppers and guides for accessing your child’s account (scroll down to “Resource Center for Remote Learning”). Please note, we strongly recommend that you use a Chromebook or other desktop computer. Each child in your household will need their own Chromebook or computer. iPads, tablets and smartphone devices will not allow your student to access the full remote learning experience  (Click HERE for Chromebook information and click HERE for internet information)

Goal 3: 100% of students will be connected to reliable high-speed internet.

Please use the link above for more information.

Goal 4: 100% of Comly families will have Parent Portal accounts.

Parent Portal – Please make sure you have a Parent Portal account. This is where you will be able to view your child’s grades, attendance, immunization records, and more. (Click HERE for Parent/ Family Portal information)

Goal 5: 100% of students will be able to access their Student Portal account.

Student Portal – Students will access their Google Classroom account, iReady Reading and Math, RAZ, email and more! They must log in with their Student ID number and password. Students entering grades 1-5 will have the same password as last year. Kindergarten students will receive their passwords via ClassDojo as soon as they are available. Your child’s School District of Philadelphia email address is their 8 digit student ID number@philasd.org (for example 12345678@philasd.org). (Click HERE to login to the Parent/ Family Portal and Student Portal)

Accompanying this letter is a survey to gauge our readiness. Please take the time now to see where you are in meeting each of these goals and complete the survey. The sooner we have your survey results the sooner we can reach out to help you and your child be ready for September 2nd.  (Take the survey HERE.)

I am confident that this will be an outstanding school year and look forward to working with the staff and community to continue the Comly Elementary School tradition of academic excellence!


Kate Sylvester, Principal