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 Important Back-to-School Updates: Masking, Testing, Virtual Option and More

 Important Back-to-School Updates: Masking, Testing, Virtual Option and More

SHQIP | عربي | 汉语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Pусский | Español | Việt Dear Families & Students, The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) has released its newly revised guidance on school reopening which -- like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- prioritizes the safe return of all students to in-person learning with multiple safety layers in place. Our commitment to you is to meet...
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JG SkyHigh launches Live Music with MIC’d Up, Benefiting Student Musicians

Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia teams up with partners to provide a platform for inspiring musicians  PHILADELPHIA -- Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia and JG SkyHigh, with their partner BELLOSOUND, have collaborated with the School District of Philadelphia to construct a student mentorship program that provides music industry exposure to students. MIC'd Up (Music Industry Classrooms) is...
Philadelphia Youth Reunite for In-person Summer Orchestra Academy

Philadelphia Youth Reunite for In-person Summer Orchestra Academy

The Mann, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Project 440 and the School District of Philadelphia put together third-annual All City Orchestra Summer Academy for Philadelphia students, returning live on The Mann’s Fairmount Park Campus   PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia orchestral students will join together again for a summer of healing and in-person music performance education with the third-annual...
Summer Work to Support Healthy & Safe In-Person Learning

Summer Work to Support Healthy & Safe In-Person Learning

Read message in your language: SHQIP | عربي | 汉语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Pусский | Español | Việt July 14, 2021 Hello School District of Philadelphia Parents, Families and Students, I hope you are enjoying a fun and relaxing summer. I’m writing to let you know that we are hard at work…

15 District High Schools of Philadelphia Recommended for System-Wide Accreditation

15 District High Schools of Philadelphia Recommended for System-Wide Accreditation

School District of Philadelphia Recommended for System-Wide Accreditation, 15 High Schools Schools PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Middle States Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS) visiting team has recommended that the School District of Philadelphia receive system-wide accreditation. The entity is also recommending accreditation for 15 high schools. This recommendation is based on strategic planning...
School District and SEPTA Announce Transition from Student Transpasses to Fare Card

School District and SEPTA Announce Transition from Student Transpasses to Fare Card

PHILADELPHIA, PA— The School District of Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) announced that a new Student Fare Card will replace weekly student Transpasses starting in August. About 65,000 eligible students in Philadelphia will receive a SEPTA Student Fare Card, a contact-free, reusable chip card that students can use to get to and from…

School District of Philadelphia Educators Considered for the 2022 Music Educator Award

School District of Philadelphia Educators Considered for the 2022 Music Educator Award

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Three School District of Philadelphia music teachers have been selected as quarterfinalists for the 2022 Music Educator Award, a special award that will be presented by the Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Museum during GRAMMY Week 2022. The District staff, who are among the 219 music teachers from 204 cities in the…

School District Students Help Create New Mindfulness App

School District Students Help Create New Mindfulness App

Some School District of Philadelphia students can now add mobile app beta testers to their resumes. Seventeen students from Central High School and Lankenau Environmental Science Magnet High School helped to beta test the Inner Strength Mobile App, an app designed to support students’ mental and emotional wellness. The app teaches students how to relax,…

Turn & Talk Issue 2: Summer Programming

Turn & Talk Issue 2: Summer Programming

Last week was an important milestone for our District, as it marked the first day of the first comprehensive summer programming of its kind within the School District of Philadelphia. We just celebrated the end of an extremely unusual year in the beginning of June before we welcomed back more than 15,000 students and more…

SDP Connect - Issue 4

SDP Connect – Issue 4

NEWS PEOPLE EQUITY RESOURCES TURN & TALK WITH DR. HITE In this issue of Turn & Talk, Dr. Hite discusses this year's first-of-its-kind Summer Programming experience. Read more here! NEWS Department Newsletters Grants NewsletterOperations Newsletter GIVE US SOME CREDIT! This spring, the Middle States Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS) recommended that the School...