The District’s Health & Safety measures for SY 2022-23 are now available. Visit the COVID-19 Information Hub.
On August 18th, the Board will hold an Action Meeting at 4 p.m. Find materials here.

 COVID Information Hub | Student Immunizations & Physicals 

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Welcome to James Dobson Elementary School!

A Message from the Principal

Dear Dobson School Families:

Thank you for your partnership in making our 2021-2022 school year a great one. While navigating challenges of the pandemic, we increased our academic outcomes and created such fond memories for our students. I look forward to another great year with continuous improvement.

Please check back in August for updates for the 2022-2023 school year. Below are summer reading lists and important dates to help you plan ahead.

Have a safe, joyful and restful summer!

Yours in Partnership,
Dr. Williams-Lawani





New Student Registration: Registration is online. Please click here to register.  If you need assistance, please call 215-400-3570 for an appointment.

Please click here for Dobson School Supply Lists for 22-23.

Please click here for our Uniform Policy.

The 5th Police District and our PDAC will be giving away FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES on Friday August 26th from 3pm-7pm at our District Headquarters. Please click here for more information.

Necessary Forms for Students

All Dobson Parents, please complete by clicking: COVID-19 Testing Permission Form

Students who will be entering Kindergarten, grades 1, 2, 3, and 7 are required to submit the DENTAL FORM upon returning to school.

The SDP PHYSICAL EXAMINATION FORM must be completed for students in Kindergarten and grades 1, and 7.

Students who will be receiving medication during school hours must return this completed MEDICATION FORM.

Please email Nurse Mark Robinson for questions: 

SDP Summer Reading List 2022 (By Grade Band)

K-2 Summer Reading List

3-5 Summer Reading List 

6-8 Summer Reading List


Get started with planning for the upcoming 22-23 school year by marking these important dates (August – October) in your calendar and checking back in August for other important updates, including school supplies. You can find important dates for the full academic year by clicking here.

School Start Time: 9:00 AM
School End Time: 3:39 PM
Half-day Dismissal Time: 12:39 PM

Our Vision

To provide a high-quality education that develops the curiosity and talents of our students while fostering agency to make a positive impact in their community and the world around them.

Our Mission

James Dobson Elementary School is a small, inclusive school community that cultivates the foundation of lifelong learning by fostering high expectations through authentic and meaningful instruction. We value working together with our families, neighbors and partners to continuously reach higher heights in each child’s educational experience. Our school develops the individuality of the whole child through our three main pillars: Respect, Empathy, and Integrity.