Rupert Elementary

Rupert Elementary

Rupert Elementary School
1230 South Street,  Pottstown, PA 19464
Phone: (610) 970-6661  |  Fax: (610) 970-4188

Mr. Matthew Moyer, Principal 
Mrs. Krista Benfield, Secretary 


In 1888, Professor W.W. Rupert became the first Pottstown Borough Superintendent of School after having served as its High School principal. He served as Superintendent until his retirement in 1922. During his thirty-four years in this position, Professor Rupert was highly respected for his work in education. He organized the Pottstown schools and worked to introduce the latest methods and ideas.

In 1927, work was begun on a red brick school building in the east end of the borough. At the time, it was said to be a fine piece of architecture. It opened to students in 1928 bearing the name of former Superintendent Rupert. Additions to the original structure were made in 1952 and again in 1973. The 1973 project added an All-Purpose Room and serving kitchen. Also, alterations were made to the first floor to create and administrative and health suite and a library. In 2014, Rupert Elementary underwent extensive renovations. A new addition was added that included a library and new office suite. Mechanicals and windows were replaced and all interior surfaces were updated.

The Rupert building remains alive with the sights and sounds of busy students and teachers carrying on in the tradition of Professor Rupert himself.

Rupert News


Message to Parents

Yesterday we learned that one of our Pottstown High School students was involved in an off campus altercation which resulted in a gunshot wound to the buttocks from a small caliber pistol.
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School Building Telephones

Throughout the district we are experiencing intermittent phone disruptions at some of our schools resulting in dropped calls or other problems.
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Matt Moyer Award

Rupert Principal Moyer Receives National Award

October is recognized as National Principals Month. Building principals set the academic tone for their schools and it is their vision, dedication and determination that helps mobilize staff,students and families to achieve student success.
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Spotlight On Rupert I'MPACT Team

The PA Principals Association is proud to present the September "School Spotlight" This month's video features: "Rupert Elementary School's I’MPACT Team."
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ARt classes

ART Fusion 2021 Fall Art Enrichment Programs

Programs are available for teens and elementary students. Please click on the link below for class descriptions and the application. A Spanish version of the flyers are also available.
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flu clinics

Flu Clinics 2021-22 Schedule

The flu shot is offered at the Office of Public Health to individuals age 6 months and older. Flu Clinics - Fall 2021.pdf
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PSD Food Distribution

Remember that all Pottstown School District students are eligible so please do not hesitate to utilize this resource! Food security is extremely important during a pandemic and we want both you and your children tobe safe. If you have any questions please reach out [email protected]
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deck hockey

Fall Dek hockey registration is open now.

Fall Dek hockey registration is open now. Check out this great program!
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Flexible Instructional Days (FID)

The last school year stretched us in ways we didn’t think possible. There is no question that our students are more technologically savvy than ever. While we are dedicated to In-person instruction five days per week, it is good to have options for inclement weather or other situations that would have caused us to cancel school and extend the school year.
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Covid 19 Update August 31, 2021.

As a result of contact tracing, and in order to slow any potential spread of COVID-19, the Office of Public Health for Montgomery County has recommended a virtual setting for one kindergarten classroom at Barth Elementary School for a period of two weeks starting Wednesday, September 1.
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Virus update

2 virtual classrooms due to close contacts

As a result of contact tracing, and in order to slow any potential spread of COVID-19, the Office of Public Health for Montgomery County has recommended a virtual setting for two of our 5th grade classrooms at Pottstown Middle School for a period of two weeks starting tomorrow.
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Vote for your favorite poster

Students from all around PA-including right here in Pottstown- are using art to show how inequitable education funding is harming them.  
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Masks Required Survey

Thank you to those that participated in our recent survey regarding mask requirements. Attached to this email, you can see the results.
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Pottstown to Require Mask

The consensus decision was reached during a public relations and community engagement committee meeting Aug. 12 at which seven board members agreed to move forward with the change.
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Higher Ground Church -Book Bag Giveaway

Higher Ground Church Is having a book bag and school supply giveaway on August 7th from 12 noon to 2pm.
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“The health and safety of our students, teachers, and staff, and ensuring our kids get the instruction they need, are top priorities heading into the school year," said Montgomery County Commissioners' Chairwoman Val Arkoosh. 
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Vaccine Clinic

Vaccine Clinic

Pottstown Vaccine Clinic Public  by Bethel Community Church of Pottstown Pottstown Vaccine Clinic open every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM.  
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Pottstown Area Athletic League offering Lacrosse and Field Hockey

Pottstown Area Athletic League offering Lacrosse and Field Hockey clinics.
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Preliminary School Year Plan for 2021-2022

Preliminary School Year Plan for 2021-2022

Last week, I announced to the school board and shared publicly, the preliminary 21-22 school year plan to return to full time in-person instruction 5 days per week starting August 23rd 2021.
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Rupert Mural

Rupert Elementary School Mural

As I look around Pottstown I see so many wonderful examples of art.  There are beautiful trees, wonderful architecture, and fantastic art pieces all over town, just to name a few.
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Pottstown Vaccine Clinic

Pottstown Vaccine Clinic

There is now a vaccine clinic located at Bethel Community Church of Pottstown.
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Kristen Ellis

Celebrating National Library Week

As National Library week comes to a close we want to highlight our very own librarian team with a few of their favorite books.  
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Honor roll

Third Marking Period Honor Roll

Congradulations to all the students who are on the third marking period honor roll.
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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Pottstown Middle School Presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast.
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Rupert Imact Winner

3rd Marking Period I'MPACT Winners

On Thursday, 3/25/2021, the Rupert Elementary I’MPACT team visited the homes of its students. The team went out to visit students from each grade level to congratulate them and their families, and to acknowledge student successes during the 3rd Marking Period.
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Food Distribution Alert

Food Distribution Program Alert

This morning, during their daily inspection our food service staff noticed packaging problems and some food spoilage with meals that are part of the food distribution program.
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Mask Compliance Required

As we look forward to the safe return of students to in-person class next week, we want to remind you that masks are mandatory. Every student and staff member is required to wear a mask at all times.  
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Annual Student Update Reminder

As a reminder, we will begin the hybrid program return to school on March 22, 2021. In preparation for that return, all students are required to have the typical back to school paperwork completed. This is required for virtual and hybrid students. Please click on the link below for a short explanation and then click on the link below that to begin the process.
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PSSA Testing Assessment Waiver

The federal government indicated they would not be waiving the PSSAs and other standardized testing requirements this year. Our state lawmakers are pushing back with a bipartisan effort to compel them to change their minds.  
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Ice Ride

"Ice Ride" Entertainment For a Stay at Home day

Thanks to Mrs. Katie German Pottstown Middle School Band Director and the 7/8 grade band for a virtual "Ice Ride" concert on a cold snowy day in February. 

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The Latino Community & COVID-19

Local healthcare and community leaders will share the latest information on prevention, vaccines, and answer your questions and concerns.
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Congratulations on the 2nd Marking Period Honor Roll.

2nd Marking Period Honor Roll

Congratulations on the 2nd Marking Period Honor Roll.

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Impact Winner

Home Visits Make I'MPACT During COVID

Rupert Elementary Principal Mr. Matt Moyer and his staff recognize that the challenging times of COVID have caused many students to feel a loss and need for face to face interaction. With facemask on, the Rupert Elementary I’MPACT team visited the homes of its students.
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Boxed Meals Friendly Reminder

Just a friendly reminder about the boxed meals. All hot items in the foil need to be cooked at 365 degrees for 15-20 minutes. If heating in the microwave, please remove items from foil before heating. Oven temperature may vary. Keep cold items refrigerated until needed.
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Pottstown Pride Fall 2020

The Fall 2020 edition of Pottstown Pride proves once again that Hard Work Pays Off. COVID could not slow down the work ethic of Pottstown School District students,staff and alumni. They make every second count. Read about all of their achievements and you will know why we say Proud to be from Pottstown.
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mlk art

Martin Luther King Youth Arts Competition

1st Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On the Creative Market Blog - More than Just a Day Off: Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.
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Honor Roll

Honor Roll Report - MP1 2020

PSD 2020-21 First Marking Period Honor Roll-revised   -    Congratulations to students who earned academic honors during the 1st marking period. COVID has given us all new challenges to overcome. Virtual or in person hard work pays off.
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Opt In

Opt In to Receive PSD Text Notification

You must be a parent or guardian listed to receive the text notifications.
Text yes to 87569 
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Elementary Dress Code Guidelines

Elementary Dress Code Guidelines

The Pottstown School District will have new dress code guidelines for the upcoming school year.  The purpose is to ensure an environment supportive of student learning. Please click on the link to view guidelines.

Upcoming Events

Volunteer Information

Please click here to see all that you need to become a volunteer for Pottstown School District.

Educational Slip Permission Slip

Request for Excused Absence from school for a pre-planned non-school-sponsored educational tour or trip.
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