Alumni Association of Cheltenham High SchoolThe reorganized Alumni Association of Cheltenham High School is working to expand and enhance its network! Following the mission of our organization, we are working to connect alumni to each other and with CHS students to share knowledge, inspiration and opportunities. By providing scholarships to graduating seniors, reinvigorating the hall of fame, and technologically updating our archives, we are committed to highlighting and preserving CHS's almost 140-year history as it continues pursuing excellence in education. Please join our member database and reach out whether you need reunion planning assistance, want to report a professional milestone or have some time to give back to your alma mater. We look forward to hearing from you! Visit www.CHSAlums.org or email CheltenhamAlums@gmail.com.
The primary goal of the CSD athletic program is to provide student-athletes with the highest quality athletic and social experiences by promoting an environment of academic excellence, competitiveness, sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and diversity. Visit the CHS athletic website for the athletic calendar, PIAA physical form, coach contacts and coaching resources, as well as NCAA eligibility information and much more.
- Parents/Guardians must send a written note for each student lateness and/or absence from school. Written, faxed or emailed correspondence must be submitted within three (3) days of the student returning to school in order for the day to be marked excused. Written notes must be brought to the main/attendance office and placed in the designated baskets. Notes can be emailed to:
Cheltenham High School…………CHSattendance@cheltenham.org
Cedarbrook Middle School………CBKattendance@cheltenham.org
Elkins Park School………………EPattendance@cheltenham.org
Cheltenham Elementary School….CEattendance@cheltenham.org
Glenside Elementary School……GEattendance@cheltenham.org
Myers Elementary School………MEattendance@cheltenham.org
Wyncote Elementary School……WEattendance@cheltenham.org
Cheltenham Education Foundation
The Cheltenham Education Foundation (CEF) mobilizes philanthropic power for the benefit of educators and students in the Cheltenham School District and works collectively to enhance educational programming and projects that advance the school district community. Learn more>
The American School Counseling Association (ASCA) and Pennsylvania School Counseling Association (PSCA) assert school counseling is an integral part of the overall educational experience. Cheltenham School District's school counseling department is committed to providing all students with a comprehensive school counseling program which systematically addresses the three areas of academic, career, and personal/social development.
Visit the school counseling site to learn about the counselor role and meet the counseling team.
CSD Mindfulness Portal
During these moments of uncertainty and challenging times, engaging in self care has never been more important. Consider visiting the district's revamped mindfulness portal for tips on meditation and breathing techniques, reading material and strategies, lessons and practices to help you flourish.
CSD Mobile App
A collaboration between CSD Communications and Technology, the app brings an "all-in-one" solution to district families, staff and students and features "push" notifications for weather- and emergency-related closings and delays. As with the district’s website, calendars will receive tremendous traffic, and in this app, users can subscribe to specific schools’ calendars, while also accessing the district and athletic calendars.
Directions to District Buildings
Click the directions link above for a Google map of each CSD building.
The Cheltenham School District Child Nutrition program provides students with access to appealing, healthy food prepared by compassionate and caring staff. Visit the food services website to view daily lunch menus, instructions for paying for meals and the free and reduced meals option.
Listed below are links to the most commonly requested and used student forms in the District.
- CHS Back to School Info/Forms
- Chromebook Authorization
- CHS Duplicate Diploma
- CHS Field Trip Permission
- CHS Fundraising Activity Proposal
- CHS Release of Student Records
- CHS Transcript
- Educational Travel Request Form
- Health Forms
- Military Opt-Out Form
- Photo Release Form
- Work Permit Application
- Work Permit Instructions
Act 158 - Pathways to Graduation
Act 158 of 2018 prescribed multiple pathways for students to meet Pennsylvania’s assessment requirement for graduation. The state released the criteria for alternate assessments in spring 2020. These requirements impact the Class of 2022 and beyond. Read more on the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s website or view this explainer document.
Visit the health services web page for links to the medication policy, important health forms, and a listing of building nursing staff.
The school health program at Cheltenham School District is designed to achieve and maintain optimal mental and physical health of the students through the identification, management, and referral of health problems, and the promotion of healthy lifestyles.
Online Payment Center
Student items such as lab fees, field trips, and Chromebook fees are purchased via the online payment center. In order to make purchases, parent/guardians will need to create an account and supply credit or debit card information. See frequently asked questions for more details.
All CSD students take music classes starting in Kindergarten. Students have the opportunity to study string and band instruments and sing in choir beginning in fifth grade. Full dramatic plays and musicals are performed yearly at both Cedarbrook Middle School and Cheltenham High School. At the high school level, many student musicians qualify for district, regional, or state ensembles each year, and our CHS bands, orchestras, and choirs regularly receive awards and accolades at regional performance festivals.
Cheltenham School District uses PowerSchool as its student information system. Only parents/guardians of fifth through 12th grade students need to access PowerSchool. Families with students in grade kindergarten through fourth do not need access to PowerSchool.
Access codes were mailed home or sent home with your student, including returning and new students. If you do not know your student and/or family access code, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR BUILDING SECRETARY, WHO CAN ACCESS THE INFORMATION.
If you believe your account needs to be reset, our database administrator Heather Scriven can take care of that for you.
As a reminder, here are the instructions for setting up the PowerSchool App.
1. If you already have the app installed, delete it and reinstall.
2. Download the app from your mobile store, there are iOS and Android versions.
3. Open the app.
4. Instead of putting in the current mobile district code, click "Where's My District Code"
5. Afterward, click on "Enter Server Address"
6. Enter https://powerschool.cheltenham.org as the server address.
7. Students and parents should then be able to enter current access information via the login screen.
To register an incoming student, families will need to complete the New Student Registration. Once you reach the submission page, you will be given a link to sign up for an appointment through our online appointment website. At the time of the appointment, the following documents must be presented:
- Student's original birth certificate or passport
- Student's immunization records
- Student's most recent report card (if applicable)
- IEP or 504 documents (if applicable)
- Court/Custody order or guardianship paperwork (if applicable)
- Residency documents (must have all three documents in original form):
- Deed or property tax bill or valid lease
- Driver’s license or state-issued ID with Cheltenham Township address
- Current utility bill (telephone, electric, cable or water)
- Physical and Dental
Please contact Ms. Taylor Gray at 215-881-6322 or if you have any questions. Please note, if you are missing any of these required documents, the registration will be considered incomplete.
Right at School (Before & After Care)
The Cheltenham School District’s before and after school enrichment program, Right at School is passionate about providing a wide range of exceptional and affordable programs to as many students, families and schools as possible. In 2011, they served 200 students per day. Today, Right at School services more than 20,000 students in 14 states, including the Lower Merion, Radnor, Ridley and Upper Merion School Districts in Pennsylvania.
Right at School operates before and after school care for K-6 students at Cheltenham, Glenside, Myers and Wyncote Elementary Schools. Elkins Park students can participate in the program at Cheltenham Elementary. Elkins Park School students attending the morning session at Cheltenham Elementary will be transported to and from Elkins Park by school bus.
For more information, visit www.rightatschool.com.
“If you see something, say something” is the Cheltenham School District safety and security guiding principle. Students and staff who see anything out of the ordinary should contact school administration or law enforcement. Email general concerns or inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the safety information portal for more information.
Visit the School Board website to stay informed about important district matters — meet the school board members, view the legislative board meeting agenda and minutes, view all school board policies and employment contracts and learn about the various monthly board committee meetings - all of which are open to Cheltenham residents and taxpayers.
The staff directory portal is a great tool to help families find teacher contact information. Every effort is made to keep this portal updated. The best way to reach Cheltenham School District staff is via email. Most employees have an email address of first initial plus lastname @cheltenham.org. If you are having trouble contacting an employee, we suggest you call one of the main building numbers for assistance.
- Admin Building (215) 886-9500
- Cheltenham High School (215) 517-3700
- Cedarbrook (215) 881-6427
- Elkins Park (215) 881-4941
- Cheltenham ES (215) 635-7415
- Glenside ES (215) 881-6440
- Myers ES (215) 517-4540
- Wyncote ES (215) 881-6410
Cheltenham School District families and community members are encouraged to stay informed of all District news. We offer a robust menu of tools to help our community efficiently and effectively receive and access information.
CSD parent/guardians are automatically enrolled in our school- and district-based eNews/Notification system via their PowerSchool contact information. If you are a parent/guardian and you need to update your email address in PowerSchool, please use the UpdateMyInfo form. Community members are invited to stay in touch with district news by subscribing to our CSD eNotification system.
Ways We Communicate
Building principals provide families with a student handbook as a guide to success at their school. The intent is to provide students, parents, families and the community with the needed information to be active participants in the education of our students. The policies and procedures presented in these pages relate to the academic, social emotional and safety goals important to establishing and sustaining a healthy school community.
The Office of Student Services supports the learning and teaching environment by addressing students’ academic, career and social/emotional development and providing prevention and intervention programming to meet the holistic needs of our students.
On the Student Services website, please find information for student registration, residency, health services, counseling, social work services, personal and mental health supports, mindfulness resources, 504 services and holistic supports.
Teacher Websites/Classroom Portals
Cheltenham School District teachers are provided with several technology tools to use for communicating assignments and delivering classroom content with students and families. At Cheltenham High School, teachers primarily use the learning management system Canvas. Cedarbrook and Elkins Park teachers use primarily Google Classroom and/or maintain a Google Site. K-4 teachers may use Google Sites and/or email and other mobile apps. Please ask your child's teacher which tool they plan to use.
If your child(ren)'s teacher(s) use Canvas, families are able to sign up for an observer account to view student assignments and classroom resources. Steps for creating a parent Canvas account.
If your child(ren)'s teacher(s) use Google Classroom the teacher can invite you to observe using your email address which will then provide you with a daily email listing classroom activity, missing and upcoming work.
Visit the district Title IX page for more info...
The Cheltenham School District affirms that no person shall, on the basis of sex, disability, race, color, age, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, veteran’s status or genetic information be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any educational program or activity. In addition, no person shall, on any of these bases, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in employment, or recruitment, or consideration, or selection, therefore, whether full-time or part-time, under any educational program or activity operated by the District. The District shall make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
Visit the transportation department site to find your child's bus route and view the District transportation policy.
Legislation in Pennsylvania requires community members and parents/guardians to obtain clearances to volunteer in our schools.
A volunteer is any individual in an unpaid position with a program, activity or service who is individually responsible for the welfare of one or more children or has direct contact with children (defined as: the possibility of care, supervision, guidance or control of children or routine interaction with children).
Need To Know
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Legislative Board Meeting (Re-organization)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Facilities and Finance Committee Meetings
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Junior Parent/Guardian Night (Part 1)
7:00 PM SEAC Meeting
December 12, 2023
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Legislative Board Meeting