A caring community of learners.
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      • K-8
        • Aug 26

          First Day of School - Early Dismissal: Grades K Group 1
        • Aug 27

          First Day of School - Early Dismissal: K Group 2 / Early Dismissal Grades 10-12 (No School K Group 1)
        • Aug 28-29

          K-12 Full Day: All Students Report
        • Aug 30

          K-12 Early Dismissal
        • Sep 2

          School & Admin Offices Closed - Labor Day
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      • High School
        • Aug 26

          First Day of School - Early Dismissal: Grades K Group 1
        • Aug 27

          First Day of School - Early Dismissal: K Group 2 / Early Dismissal Grades 10-12 (No School K Group 1)
        • Aug 28-29

          K-12 Full Day: All Students Report
        • Aug 30

          K-12 Early Dismissal
        • Sep 2

          School & Admin Offices Closed - Labor Day
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Our Students

Constructing the path of tomorrow today.

Two young female students smile while seated at their desks in class

Success is subjective.

At New Foundations, our students learn the life skills they’ll need to make knowledgeable choices, while creating their own paths.

In response to encouraging kids to be confident and socially oriented citizens, a team of teachers, staff, and parents developed the NFCS Graduate Profile which articulates the competencies and skills all New Foundations students must learn during their time with us. 

Our students are leading tomorrow today. It is our responsibility as educators and mentors to help our students build sturdy foundations of academic understanding, social awareness, and emotional well-being.

Information & Resources

All paperwork should be turned into the Nursing Office by the end of the first week of school. If you are having issues obtaining these papers from your Family Doctor please contact the Nursing Office so we can assist you.


K-8: New Students
Physical Examination Form
Dental Examination Form

High School: All Students
Physical Examination Form

3rd Grade: All Students
Dental Examination Form

6th Grade: All Students
Physical Examination Form
Dental Examination Form

9th Grade: All Students
Physical Examination Form

Students with Health Conditions: Asthma
Asthma Action Plan
Self-Administration Contract: Inhaler
Med#1 Form

Students with Health Conditions: Allergies
Self-Administration Contract: EPI Pen
Med#1 Form

Students with Health Conditions: Diabetes
Diabetes Action Plan
Med#1 Form

Students with Health Conditions: Seizures
Seizure Action Plan
Med#1 Form 

Health History & Medication Consent
Health History & Medication Consent Form

All New Foundations Charter School uniform parts can be purchased at DiGulios on Frankford Ave.

K-8 Supply List
HS Supply List:
Students should return on the first day with their fully charged school-issued Chromebook or laptop. Freshmen and new students will receive their devices during orientation. In addition, individual teachers will share their supply requirements on the first day of classes. We recommend students be prepared with 1-2 folders, 1-2 notebooks or binders and both pens and pencils.

K-8 Menu
High School Menu

Prices for both K-8 and High School

  • Breakfast
    • Free
  • Lunch
    • $2.75

Adding Money to your Meal Account

Funds can be added through Infinite Campus or handed to a cashier.

Food Allergy Information
Here at New Foundations Charter School we strive for the safest environment for all students. In order to do that we must strictly adhere to being a PEANUT/NUT FREE SCHOOL. No student or staff member in grades K-12 should ever bring peanuts/nuts or peanut/nut containing items into either school building. Learn more about Maschio's dietary needs information.

Free Meals
New Foundations participates in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Food & Nutrition. Depending on your family income, students may be entitled to free or reduced priced school meals. We encourage all families to apply. To apply, please complete the PA Free & Reduced Lunch Application (Instructions) and return it to Mrs. Amy O'Neill at aoneill@newfoundations.org.

Alumni Transcript Requests
Email Ms. Allmond at gallmond@newfoundations.org. Please include your Full Name, Graduation Year, and Complete Address and/or Fax Number of where to send transcripts.

K-12 Transcript Requests
Email your assigned counselor for more information on how to request your transcript.
Threat Assessment: In June 2019, Act 18 of 2019 amended the Public School Code of 1949 by adding Article XIII-E, Threat Assessment. Among its provisions, Article XIII-E requires all school entities in Pennsylvania to establish at least one Threat Assessment Team by the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year.  The teams are responsible for “the assessment of and intervention with students whose behavior may indicate a threat to the safety of the student, other students, school employees, school facilities, the community or others.

Threat Assessment Process
Threat Assessment Information

High School Threat Assessment Team:
Fran Daly, Principal
Kati Lamanna, Assistant Principal
Derik Hrubosky, Dean of Students
Rachel Pirrung, Counselor
Tricia Canelliere, School Nurse
Jennifer Dorn, Director of Non- Academic Operations
Jeremiah Jones, School Safety & Security Coordinator

K-8 Threat Assessment Team
Erin Herschberger, K8 Principal
Dave Bullock, K8 Assistant Principal
Stephanie Dougherty, K8 Assistant Principal
Robert Stack, K8 Dean
James Newman, Counselor
Jeremiah Jones, School Safety & Security Coordinator
Jennifer Dorn, Director of Non-Academic Operations
Tricia Cancelliere, School Nurse


As a school system, we are committed to creating and sustaining a comprehensive, coordinated effort to improve the overall safety and well-being of our students, educators and administrators.

To do this, we believe this must involve community-wide programs and initiatives involving parents, teachers, administrators, local law enforcement, mental health & wellness professionals and elected officials to take meaningful action to protect our students.

 “Safe2Say Something” (S2SS) is an anonymous reporting system. This program, which is mandated under PA state law / Act 44, teaches students, teachers, and administrators how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social media, of individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and Say Something to a trusted adult OR use its anonymous reporting system. Specifically, the program educates participants to:

  • Recognize the signs and signals of at-risk behaviors – especially within social media
  • Take every sign and signal seriously; act quickly to get help by talking to a trusted adult OR
  • Report it anonymously through the S2SS Office of the Attorney General 24/7 Crisis Center, mobile app, or website
  • Respond to and manage the submitted tip via a school-based multi-disciplinary educator and administrator teams
  • Sustain the curriculum and awareness via student clubs, in-school activities and call-to-action weeks

Our students often are aware of the problems their peers are facing, so we must empower them to know the danger signs and give them the tools to help each other with the assistance of trained and caring adults. As you know, most conversations are taking place on social media, therefore it is critical that we teach our students to be looking out for one another as these digital conversations are taking place. S2SS teaches them what to look for in text, video and photos while empowering them to act quickly to help a fellow student.

Please click here for a full brochure outlining the Safe2Say program.

The S2SS program is being provided through Sandy Hook Promise (SHP), a nation-wide non-profit organization. SHP’s programs are in 50 states – with 10,000+ schools and over 5.5 million students and adults trained. They have a track record, reputation, and knowledge of how to work effectively with kids, parents, and teachers to improve school safety and culture.  The program is age-appropriate and research-based. They also have funding to provide and sustain the program at NO COST to our school (and all schools statewide).

We anticipate that S2SS will help stop school shootings, suicides, and gun threats; it will help reduce bullying and cyberbullying; help intervene upon cutting, drug use, racial conflicts, and other violent and victimization acts.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact our Director of Security Jeremiah Jones (JJones@Newfoundations.org)

Click here to submit a Safe2Say report.

Post-Secondary Success

Everyone's path is unique.

Preparing futures with confidence and authenticity.

Joseph Nugent

Class of 2019

Nicodemous Madhedou

Class of 2016

Cary Porter

Class of 2018

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