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Important Driver Shortage and Health & Safety Updates

Important Driver Shortage and Health & Safety Updates

Read message in your language (more coming soon): SHQIP | عربي | 汉语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Pусский | Español | Việt October 1, 2021 Dear School District of Philadelphia Families, As we begin this next month of school, we wanted to share an update on the driver shortage challenges we continue to…

Board of Education Shares Superintendent Search Process

Board of Education Shares Superintendent Search Process

Dear School District of Philadelphia Community: Last night, we shared with you that, after 10 years of outstanding service to Philadelphia students, families and communities, Dr. Hite has chosen to not renew his contract which ends in August 2022. While this news impacts the District in many ways, our focus on student achievement as outlined in...
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Superintendent Hite Announces 2021-22 will be his Last School Year in Role

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA SUPERINTENDENT HITE ANNOUNCES THAT 2021-22 WILL BE HIS LAST SCHOOL YEAR IN ROLE Board of Education to Launch a Community Input Process and Public Search to Identify a New Superintendent  PHILADELPHIA -- This evening, Dr. William Hite announced his plans to transition from his role as Superintendent for the School District...
District Joins City of Philadelphia to Celebrate National Voter Registration Day with a Collective Effort to Register Gen-Z and Millennial Residents

District Joins City of Philadelphia to Celebrate National Voter Registration Day with a Collective Effort to Register Gen-Z and Millennial Residents

PHILADELPHIA — On Tuesday, September 28, the Mayor’s Office of Youth Engagement (OYE) in partnership with the Urban League of Philadelphia, PA Youth Vote, the School District of Philadelphia, the Office of the Philadelphia City Commissioners, and SEAMAAC will celebrate National Voter Registration Day by engaging the city’s youngest residents around the importance of their voices in our democracy – whether they are eligible…

Updated School District Calendar

Updated School District Calendar

September 23, 2021 Dear Parents/Guardians, We hope this letter finds you and your family well at this beginning of the school year. I am writing to share with you the revised Academic Calendar for the current 2021-2022 school year.  We have updated the calendar to include six (6) half days which will support district wide…

COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocol Updates

COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocol Updates

Read message in your language: SHQIP | عربي | 汉语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Pусский | Español | Việt September 20, 2021 Dear School District of Philadelphia Families, As we settle into the routines of in-person learning this new school year, the well-being of students and staff remains our number one priority. This…

School District of Philadelphia and Bimbo Bakeries USA Create New Partnership

School District of Philadelphia and Bimbo Bakeries USA Create New Partnership

Bimbo Bakeries USA to Continue Supporting Career Exposure Through the District’s Culinary Arts Program The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia and Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. announced an update on Bimbo Bakeries USA’s $75,000 commitment to help the School District of Philadelphia advance its Culinary and Baking and Pastry Arts Programs. Through this funding,…

Two School District of Philadelphia Schools Awarded 2021 National Blue Ribbon Designation

Two School District of Philadelphia Schools Awarded 2021 National Blue Ribbon Designation

Two School District of Philadelphia Schools Among More Than 300 Schools in the Nation to Earn 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools Designation U.S. Department of Education recognizes Girard Academic Music Program and Penn Alexander School with prestigious awards PHILADELPHIA — Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced that Girard Academic Music Program (GAMP) and Penn...
An Update for Families Concerning Trash Removal and Student Transportation

An Update for Families Concerning Trash Removal and Student Transportation

Read message in your language: SHQIP | عربي | 汉语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Pусский | Español | Việt September 14, 2021 Dear School District of Philadelphia Families, I am writing to share an update about student transportation and trash removal in our schools. It has been exciting to have our young people…

SDP Connect - Issue 5

SDP Connect – Issue 5

NEWS PEOPLE EQUITY RESOURCESNEWS Department Newsletters F.A.C.E. NewsletterGrants NewsletterOperations Newsletter We are ringing the bell on school year 2021-22! Thanks to each and every one of you, students are back in classrooms learning from their teachers in person. We couldn't have gotten here without you! HAPPY NEW (SCHOOL) YEAR! We're back! Students returned to school...