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District Officially Rings the Bell to Open 2021-2022 School Year

District Officially Rings the Bell to Open 2021-2022 School Year

PHILADELPHIA — Today, the School District of Philadelphia welcomed back more than 120,000 students as it started the 2021-2022 school year. This marked the first time that schools were open for full, in-person learning five days a week since the COVID-19 pandemic closed buildings in March 2020. Superintendent William R. Hite, Jr., Ed.D. visited several…

School Board Announces Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines for School District Staff

School Board Announces Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines for School District Staff

Read message in your language: SHQIP | عربي | 汉语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Pусский | Español | Việt August 25, 2021 Dear School District of Philadelphia Families, On Tuesday, August 31, we will start the 2021-22 school year with in-person learning five days a week. We have continued to work closely with…

School District of Philadelphia Teacher Awarded Outstanding Secondary Art Educator

School District of Philadelphia Teacher Awarded Outstanding Secondary Art Educator

School District of Philadelphia Teacher Named 2021 Pennsylvania Art Education Association Outstanding Secondary Art Educator A School District of Philadelphia art teacher has been selected as the 2021 Pennsylvania Art Education Association Outstanding Secondary Art Educator. William W. Bodine High School art teacher Marita Fitzpatrick was recognized as an outstanding leader in the field of…

Back-to-School Town Halls

Back-to-School Town Halls

The District Welcomes 600 New Teachers and Counselors

The District Welcomes 600 New Teachers and Counselors

PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia welcomes nearly 600 new teachers and counselors this week at the District’s annual New Hire Orientation. Due to uncertainties of the pandemic during initial planning, this year’s week-long training is taking place virtually. The orientation, which kicked off Monday, provides new teachers and counselors with professional development and…

School District Announces Plans for First Ever Back-to-School Bus Tour

School District Announces Plans for First Ever Back-to-School Bus Tour

SHQIP | عربي | 汉语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Pусский | Español | Việt Inaugural program made possible with generous support from the Independence Blue Cross Foundation will make 31 stops throughout the City of Philadelphia over a three-week period PHILADELPHIA, PA — This morning, the School District of Philadelphia announced plans for its inaugural Back-to-School Bus Tour, a 31-stop program that will provide critical information and services...