Welcome Letter

Dear Parent or Guardian,

 

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! 

My name is Tracy Somani.  I am the new Student Relations Facilitator at Penncrest High School.  My predecessor, Mrs Cynthia Garvin-Parks, retired this past May to embark upon some of her lifelong dreams and aspirations. It’s my hope to use the traction Cynthia established to advance the school’s concerted effort to support the minority students in our community.  I bring over 25 years of educational experience to the role and welcome the opportunity to expand my experience in this capacity.  

 If you are a parent or guardian of a returning 10th through 12th grader, my face is a familiar one to your student as I have been a regular substitute teacher at Penncrest since 2011.  If your student is a freshman or new to our school, I look forward to meeting each one of them in September.   Here are some specific ways I will support students this year:

  • welcome students to stop by my office anytime to talk
  • offer assistance with organizational and study skills and general class preparation
  • work with teachers and guidance counselors to support student progress
  • check and monitor grades regularly
  • help students with conflict resolution and seeking out appropriate resources
  • offer students a quiet place to work on assignments or homework during study halls
  • sponsor group tours to local colleges and universities (Temple, USciences, Jefferson, West Chester etc.)
  • assist seniors with college applications and follow-up with guidance counselors’ suggestions
  • explore academic summer enrichment opportunities
  • assist with mentors as availability exist
  • offer regular and specific encouragement to all who will listen

 My services extend to you as well.  If I can help in any way or if you would like to chat with me about your student, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I welcome the opportunity to get to know you.   Lastly, please try to make it out to Back-to-School Night on Thursday, September 12th at 7pm at the high school to learn pertinent information about the school year.

 Warm regards,

 

Tracy B. Somani

Penncrest High School

Student Relations Facilitator

tsomani@rtmsd.org

610 627 6483