Parent Portal

 Comprehensive Charter School Plan for 2018-2021:

GCS Comprehensive Plan 2018-2021 Updated

Gillingham Charter School Charter Annual Report:

16-17 Annual Report


Curriculum & Academics ‌• A brief description of our philosophy on assessments, math curriculum and Title 1 program.  Read more…

Policies‌ On this page you will find our student handbook along with other policies including our uniform code, truancy policy, anti-bullying policy and schoolhouse pact.  Read more…

Assessment Information This page contains information about Standardized Testing.  Read more…

Parent Packet ‌• Paperwork sent home the first week of school- Student Handbook, Need to Know Info, Good Reads List, Contact form for updating information, etc.  Read more…

Our Blog ‌• Helpful exciting happenings, resources, encouraging information, articles, letters from the directors, etc.  Read more…

Memos and Newsletters ‌• Where you can find memos sent home throughout the school year.  Read more…

Relational Leadership and Reflective Practices ‌• Five years. That’s the average length of time today’s teachers last in the classroom. There are many reasons, but there is something that can be done to stop it. According to University of Pennsylvania’s professor, Dr. Richard Ingersoll, schools that give teachers more authority in the classroom AND in the schoolhouse keep their teachers longer. Why? Teachers want a Voice. Since they are the number one contributor to student success, as research suggests, they should be given that Voice. Read more…

Events • Monthly calendar, and upcoming community events.  Read more…

Learn More About Charter Schools ‌• Information and newsletters about charter schools.  Read more…


Bullying Prevention Helpline 

PA’s Bullying Prevention Consultation Helpline   1-866-716-0424

PA Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Children experiencing homelessness have the right to a stable education and we can help put them on the path to success.

If you have any questions about this initiative, Mary Gibson is the homelessness liaison. Please call 570-955-3830 EXT. 112 or email
For more information, please visit or call 610-987-8509
For more information from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, visit

K-12 Voluntary Accident Insurance Brochure/Application

Gillingham Charter School Voluntary Student Accident Brochure


Right-to-Know Information

Right to Know Letter to Parents (Español)

How to file a records request:

1. In-Person or Mail to: Please submit the Right to Know Form with all requests.

Gillingham Charter School Attn: Rosella D’urso, Open Records Office 912 Howard Avenue Pottsville, PA 17901

2. Fax: Please fax the Standard Right-to-Know Request Form to: 570-955-3831 – Attention: Rosella D’urso.

3. Email: Please email the Standard Right-to-Know Request Form to: Subject Line Must indicate: Right-to-Know Request

Additional information: Pennsylvania State Open Records Office Website Appeals Process: Please follow the instructions located at the Pennsylvania State Open Records Office Appeal Procedures

Gillingham Charter School 2016-2017 School Calendar

2016-2017 School Calendar

Gillingham Charter School Improvement Plan 2016-2017

GCS School Improvement-Report

Gillingham Charter School 2016-2017 Budget

Proposed 2016-2017 Budget

Gillingham Charter School 2016-2017 Student Handbook

Student Handbook


Everything a parent or student needs to know about attending Gillingham. PARENT, STUDENT AND SCHOOL COMPACT: RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES The school and community of Gillingham Charter School believe that it is only through the cooperation of the parents and school that children develop their full potential. In light of this, the school and parents will work cooperatively to provide for the successful education of their children as follows:

Parent Rights and Responsibilities The Parent/Guardian Agrees

• To become involved in developing, implementing, evaluating and revising the school/ parent-involvement policy.

• To use or ask for assistance that the local school provides on child development and teaching and learning methods as needed.

• To work with our child/children on their school assignments and to: – Ask them what they learned about that day – Encourage them to share their successes and their frustration – Provide assistance if necessary – Encourage them to read, write, and practice their work daily

• To monitor our child/children’s: – Attendance at school – Homework – Television watching – Computer and video game usage

• To share the responsibility for improved student achievement by: – Documenting daily reading with their child – Providing a quiet place for homework – Setting aside a specific time for homework – Assisting with homework as necessary – Encouraging positive attitudes toward school – Requiring regular school attendance – Giving the child the necessary supplies to do school work • To communicate with our child/children’s teachers about their educational needs.

• To ask parents and parent groups to provide information from the school on what type of training or assistance they would like and/or need to help them be more effective with their child/children in the educational process.

• To provide a healthy and safe environment.

• To volunteer in school and to attend school meetings.

• To encourage students to find activities that promote citizenship, work ethic and healthy lifestyles.

• To respect cultural, racial and ethnic differences.