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Archive for August, 2017

Modernized Pre-K to 2nd Grade Classrooms in Eight Schools will focus on literacy

Modernized Pre-K to 2nd Grade Classrooms in Eight Schools will focus on literacy

PHILADELPHIA –  In preparation for the 2017-2018 school year, Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent of The School District of Philadelphia, toured Allen M. Stearne Elementary’s newly modernized kindergarten, first and second grade classrooms on Thursday. Stearne Elementary is one eight district schools receiving this investment this school year and the PreK to 2nd grade classrooms…

School District of Philadelphia Modernizes Website to be More Inclusive, Accessible and User-Focused

First major website update in 10 years, district-wide project to finish in Spring of 2018 PHILADELPHIA – The School District of Philadelphia (SDP) unveiled a redesigned and modernized www.PhilaSD.org.  The District’s website update, the first since 2007, will happen in phases, and represents a soft launch with work continuing on www.PhilaSD.org through the Spring of…

Back to School Event was a Success for Students and Families

Back to School Event was a Success for Students and Families

The 9th Annual Back 2 School Event was a huge success at School of the Future.  Parents and students enjoyed information sessions, entertainment, free bookbags and supplies, giveaways and more. View and enjoy photos from the event on our Facebook page.  

Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration

Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration

There’s still time to register your student for pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year! Families can enroll their children in school-based, full-day, free pre-Kindergarten at the District’s Pre-K Office in the Education Center at 440 N. Broad St. in Philadelphia. To be eligible, children must be at least 3 years old on or…

Immunization Requirements Have Changed

Immunization Requirements Have Changed

State immunization requirements for the 2017-2018 school year have changed.  If your child isn’t up-to-date when school starts, they’ll now have 5 days to get the next dose of the vaccine that they need, and provide a medical plan to get up-to-date. Vaccines are required on the first day of school.   Some of the…

Registration for New English Language Learners

Registration for New English Language Learners

From August 7th through August 25, the District’s Multilingual Assessment Center will hold new student registration for immigrant families or families with student(s) who speak a language other than English. The Multilingual staff will be available to walk parents through the registration process, screen students in need of ESOL services and provide resources about The…