Posted on January 31, 2021
Categories: News from Our Superintendent, News from SDP

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 and families with the opportunity to find a little time in the afternoon to enjoy some fun, outside activities. Teachers will assign due dates for assignments accordingly. Students are expected to log in to their classes in the morning.

District Operations

We are making several changes to District operations to support staff safety and minimize the number of people traveling for work during this time.

  • School Buildings & 440 N. Broad St. – all buildings will be closed to families and non-essential staff, with staff working remotely, allowing for our snow removal vendors and building engineers to safely clear all roadways, walkways and stairs on District properties.
  • Parent and Family Tech Support Centers – on-site operations at all three Support Centers will be closed. Tech Support Hotlines for staff at 215-400-5555 and for families at 215-400-4444 will remain operational.
    Specialized Services Regional Centers – all centers will be closed. Families with scheduled appointments will be contacted to reschedule their appointments.
  • All staff designated as essential personnel during inclement weather will be contacted by their supervisor with reporting instructions, and will be compensated according to the provisions of their collective bargaining agreements, if applicable. All other staff are expected to safely work from home. If you have questions about your work schedule, please check with your supervisor.

We will continue to work closely with the city’s Office of Emergency Management to monitor weather and road conditions, and will update you if additional changes to school schedules or District operations are expected beyond Tuesday, February 2.

In the meantime, please be extra careful, be safe and stay warm.