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Peace & Blessings from Dr. Mama

Hotep Family:
When we left this building in March of 2020, we did not know what was in store for us.  We did not know that we would be in our homes learning and teaching virtually for a year.  During this year we have known many who have been ill and some of them have died because of this virus.  This all makes me recognize how blessed we are to be alive, to be healthy, and to be back in our building together.
We know that we are still in the midst of a pandemic.  We are grateful to have the opportunity to have a level of protection through the vaccines that have been provided. We know, however, that nothing is guaranteed so we must do everything we can to keep one another safe. 
1. Please help us by making sure you or your child take their RUVNA questions each day.
2. Make sure your child comes to school with their masks each day.
3. Remember that we will be practicing social distancing so things will not be exactly like they use to be before COVID.
4. Expect that your child may be randomly tested for COVID
Here is what you can expect from us.  We will work hard each day to give your child the best education we can whether they are in the building or virtual.  Count on us to insist on our safety protocols so that we can keep one another healthy.  Count on us to communicate with you so that we all stay in the loop with one another.  Count on us to love your children, pray for them, and push them to do their best.  Count on us to be family!
We know that we are getting off to a somewhat rocky start due to the School District of Philadelphia’s failure to provide transportation for our children.  We, however, work to do all that we can to support our children who may have difficulty in this first week of transportation being disrupted.  Expect us to work through even this together.
Let’s start this year with hearts of gratitude to be alive and to be together again in Sankofa community with one another.  As always, thank you for letting us be a part of your lives and for being such an important part of ours.  Let’s have a great school year 2021-22.
Amani Upendo Na Nguvu  (Peace, Love, and Power),
Dr. Mama

News & Announcements

Bus Transportation Delay

Unfortunately, we were just informed that the School District of Philadelphia will not be able to provide bus transportation until September 6th at the earliest. We will still have in-person instruction and will allow those students that are impacted by the lack of bus transportation to sign on virtually until the Philadelphia School District is able to provide transportation. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.


Uniforms will be sold at Sankofa during the week from 9:00 - 3:00 from August 17th - August 31st. We will have Evening Hours Friday August 27th - 5:00pm- 8:00pm and Saturday Hours August 28th 1:00-4:00pm

Mission and Vision

Sankofa Freedom Academy is a college preparatory K-12 freedom school that will build on the Philadelphia Freedom Schools model to increase literacy and numeracy levels throughout the community, promote respect for scholarship, servant leadership, conflict resolution, and cultural democracy. Through the use of African Centered and culturally responsive methodologies, Sankofa Freedom Academy will engender in its students, staff, and community a love for learning, pride in heritage and a commitment to personal and societal transformation. By operationalizing the adage, “each one / teach one”, Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School will build intergenerational learning communities in which each and every person is responsible to learn in order to teach, and teach in order to build a better world.

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