Volunteers are welcome to support the students’ learning at Dobson. Volunteers must submit all required clearances and associated documentation in accordance with Pennsylvania state regulations to the Main Office. For more information on these regulations and for support in obtaining clearances, please consult the School District of Philadelphia’s Family and Community Engagement (FACE) office and/or website: Family and Community Involvement
Parent and Family Portal
Parent and Family Portal
Parents can access and monitor their students’ progress via the Parent and Family Portal, which is accessible at Parent and Family Portal
Dobson Home & School Association
The Dobson Home and School Association (HSA) works in support of Dobson’s educational mission. Families are partners in the work, and the Home and School Association works to build and maintain strong relationships within the school community. It seeks to engage all families in service of the school’s mission by offering time, energy, material support, and guidance.
The Home and School Association plans fundraisers for the school, such as its annual Night Out and periodic Book Fairs. The HSA also hosts Dobson Day, an annual tradition not to be missed.
All early dismissals must be initiated in the Main Office. Photo ID must be presented when signing out a student. Only the parent, or an adult listed on the emergency contact form on file in the office will be granted access to the student.
PARENTS may NOT go to classrooms to pick up children. Please note that early dismissals will not be granted after 2:30 PM.
Visit the School District’s webpage for information about school closings or delays due to weather: Inclement Weather Policy
If you live near Dobson and are interested in sending your new student to the school, please visit the School District’s Kindergarten Registration page for more information: Kindergarten Registration
Tours of the school are available by appointment. Please request a tour by calling (215) 400-3570.
Visit the School District’s website for information about the breakfasts and lunches served daily: Cafeteria Menus
High School Acceptances
Most of Dobson apply and are accepted at special high schools. Many Dobson Alumni gradutate from prestigious high schools such as Central, Girls High, Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA), Franklin Learning Center (FLC), Science and Leadership Academy (SLA), Philadelphia Military Academy (PMA), Engineering and Science High School and La Salle College High School.