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Archive for January, 2021

The Facts about Ventilation

The Facts about Ventilation

Read message in your language: SHQIP | عربي | 汉语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Русский | Español | Việt Proper ventilation in our schools is one of the layers of safety that will be in place in all of our school district buildings as we prepare to phase students back to in-person learning. Certified ventilation experts have tested nearly every room in every school district building…

Important Severe Weather Info

Important Severe Weather Info

Due to the winter snow storm in the Philadelphia area, the following changes to school and District operations will be in effect for Tuesday, Feb. 2: School Schedules Virtual classes will be held with teacher-led instruction in the morning and asynchronous independent tasks assigned by the teacher in the afternoon. This provides our staff, students…

January Student of the Month: Kamilah Gordon

January Student of the Month: Kamilah Gordon

Name: Kamilah Gordon School: Randolph Technical HS Nominated By: Chef Michael Bell - Culinary Arts Teacher How do we know that we are here, on this earth, for a purpose? We’ve all asked ourselves that question, and for many the answer is elusive. For many it takes years, lifetimes, to find that purpose. Some even...
January Student of the Month: Joseph McCaffrey

January Student of the Month: Joseph McCaffrey

Name: Joseph McCaffrey School: Walter B. Saul HS Nominated By: Kelsey Romano - Teacher Stephen Hawking once said, “Quiet people have the loudest minds.” This quote is profound, and immediately forces a recollection of the quietest people you know. They often evoke the question -- “what is on your mind?” -- the answer is usually,...
South Philadelphia High Students participate in new MTV Workshop

South Philadelphia High Students participate in new MTV Workshop

MTV Entertainment Group and Save the Music launch first-of-its-kind professional development program to introduce high school students to careers in entertainment New workshop demystifies industry through practical programs that include financial literacy, résumé building, mentorship and intellectual property New York, NY – January 27, 2021 – Today, MTV Entertainment Group’s Culture Club and Save The…

District to begin phased return to in-person learning

District to begin phased return to in-person learning

Read message in your language: SHQIP | عربي | 汉语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Русский | Español | Việt After nearly a year of 100% digital learning due to COVID-19, our School District will begin slowly and safely phasing in groups of students who choose to transition to a mix of in-person and digital learning (hybrid learning). Students opting into hybrid learning would attend school in...
2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration is Now Open

2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration is Now Open

Read message in your language: SHQIP | عربي | 汉语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Русский | Español | Việt Dear School District of Philadelphia Families: Kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now open. If you have a son or daughter who will be five years old on or before September 1st, please register them by May 28th to give them an opportunity to Thrive…

Resources to Support Instruction About Presidential Inauguration

Resources to Support Instruction About Presidential Inauguration

Read message in your language: SHQIP | عربي | 汉语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Русский | Español | Việt Dear School District of Philadelphia families, On Wednesday, January 20th, school leaders and staff can plan for a half day of asynchronous and a half day of synchronous learning, so that staff and students have the option to view the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th…

District to Open Specialized Services Regional Centers for Students with Special Needs

District to Open Specialized Services Regional Centers for Students with Special Needs

Six locations will be available to conduct assessments needed to complete special education evaluations and reevaluations PHILADELPHIA, PA — The School District of Philadelphia will open Specialized Services Regional Centers beginning Jan. 25 to determine student eligibility for special education supports and services. These centers will operate out of six schools located across the city…

District Adds 39 School Sites for Grab-and-Go Meal Distribution

District Adds 39 School Sites for Grab-and-Go Meal Distribution

School District of Philadelphia Adds 39 School Sites for Grab-and-Go Meal Distribution More than six million meals provided for students since school buildings closed due to COVID-19 PHILADELPHIA, PA — This week, the School District of Philadelphia will add 39 sites to its “Grab-and-Go” meals distribution program, making available a total of 102 schools for…