Letter from Principal Brian Wallace





August 15, 2022

Dear Meredith Parents/Guardians: 

I hope that your Summer was fun and relaxing.  I am truly excited to be your new Principal for the upcoming school year.  I am honored to be a part of a school community composed of faculty, staff, students, and parents who want to achieve great things for our students and school community. 

It is with distinct pride that I introduce myself as an educator who was born and raised in Philadelphia.  I am also a proud product of the School District of Philadelphia. I have spent over 21 years in education serving students in the Philadelphia area.  For seven of those years I was the Principal of the Morton McMichael Elementary School located in West Philadelphia.  My most recent position was serving as the Principal of Elkins Park Middle School in the Cheltenham School District for three years.  My daughter Jasmine is in the 6th grade and attends a district school in the city.  My wife Sharice works a few blocks from our school.  I am delighted to return to the School District of Philadelphia to once again serve the city I live in and love. 

Please know that I am eager to begin the school year with you and your student(s); however, I will begin to serve the Meredith School on or before September 26, 2022 when I have completed the transition process from my prior position. I will remain in close contact with the Guest Principal of Meredith,       Dr. Ralph Burnley, until that time. I will also keep an open line of communication with the school community throughout this transition period. 

Throughout the entire city, there is excitement as our students are getting ready to return for the 2022-2023 school year.  It is with that same level of excitement that I look forward to leading our school.  It is my passion to make sure that all students under my care receive the best educational opportunities possible.  I am looking forward to providing all students with a safe, nurturing and academically rich environment where they can reach their full potential.  I am also looking forward to meeting and getting to know you. 

I wish you and your child a successful and rewarding school year. 

Very Truly Yours, 

Brian R. Wallace Principal 


Chromebooks: Returning students should bring their Chromebooks, adapters and school-supplied headphones on the first day. Please start up your Chromebooks before the first day to ensure they are working properly! 

  • For troubleshooting, please contact Mr. Hollis, or have your student bring their broken or damaged chromebook to the computer lab and Mr. Hollis will send it out for repairs and provide a replacement. 
  • While the school can replace broken and damaged chromebooks, unfortunately, they don’t have replacements for lost or broken chargers. Here is a link to a charger you can purchase online.
  • Families can also go to the Parent & Family Technology Support Center Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at South Philadelphia High School, 2101 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148 (entrance on 13th St.- press the buzzer).
  • New students will receive Chromebooks on or after the first day from their classroom teachers.
  • Please note: student passwords have been reset for the new school year. The school district does this every year in the beginning of the year for privacy and security reasons. Students will be provided with their new password by their teacher when they return next week.

Classroom Assignments

Class assignments ARE on the portal. However, they are in a NEW place / NEW way of accessing them this year.

Here are instructions:

If Signed in as Parent:

  1. Scroll down to parent & Family Launchpad
  2. –> Schoolnet
  3. –> Enrollments and academic records

If Signed in as Student:

  1. On Student Launchpad, go to Message Center
  2. –> Schoolnet
  3. –> Academic Records

Should we plan to send this information out to families?