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A Holiday Message to our Families from Superintendent Hite

A Holiday Message to our Families from Superintendent Hite

Read in your Language: SHQIP | عربي | 汉语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Pусский | Español | Việt December 21, 2021 Dear School District of Philadelphia Parents and Families, I first want to say thank you for all you have done to support healthy schools as we’ve welcomed students back in person this…

A Response to Threats of Violence on Social Media

A Response to Threats of Violence on Social Media

SHQIP | عربي | 汉语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Pусский | Español | Việt December 16, 2021 Dear School District of Philadelphia Families, Since the onset of the pandemic, The School District of Philadelphia and other districts across the country have seen an increase in threats of violence circulating on various social media…

SDP Provides Equity-focused Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers

SDP Provides Equity-focused Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers

PHILADELPHIA, PA — This year, the School District of Philadelphia is hosting a series of professional development opportunities aimed at supporting equity in education. The paid professional development opportunities, which began in September, are optional and will take place virtually. Each session will focus on providing teachers with the knowledge and subject matter expertise to…

The District To Offer A Non-Binary Gender Option for Students in Infinite Campus

The District To Offer A Non-Binary Gender Option for Students in Infinite Campus

Read in Your Language: SHQIP | عربي | 汉语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Pусский | Español | Việt December 9, 2021 Dear School District of Philadelphia Parents and Families, The School District of Philadelphia is committed to providing safe and inclusive learning environments that support the emotional and mental health of all our…

SDP Connect - Issue 8

SDP Connect – Issue 8

NEWS PEOPLE EQUITY RESOURCES Department Newsletters F.A.C.E. NewsletterGrants NewsletterOperations Newsletter As we prepare for the upcoming winter break, we hope you will use the time off to take a break from the work, de-stress and focus exclusively on the things that promote joy, peace and renewed spirits. Below are some things that might help. TAKE...
November Student of the Month: Cherilynn Chow

November Student of the Month: Cherilynn Chow

NOVEMBER STUDENT OF THE MONTH Name: Cherilynn Chow School: Masterman High School Nominated By: Gilda Abney – Counselor The past few years have been challenging. As if continuing to battle the uncertainty of a global pandemic wasn’t enough, for some in our Philadelphia communities, the trauma has just continued to pile on. Masterman senior Cherilynn…

School District of Philadelphia Kicks off 11th Annual Computer Science Education Week

School District of Philadelphia Kicks off 11th Annual Computer Science Education Week

School District of Philadelphia Kicks off 11th Annual Computer Science Education Week PHILADELPHIA, PA — The School District of Philadelphia is celebrating its 11th annual Computer Science Education Week, a weeklong celebration that highlights the District’s commitment to digital literacy and coding. “In today’s digital age, providing our students with access to Computer Science Education…

November Student of the Month: Nathaniel Gordon

November Student of the Month: Nathaniel Gordon

NOVEMBER STUDENT OF THE MONTH Name: Nathaniel Gordon School: Gateway to College Nominated By: Monifa Young – Director Former Senator, Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton once said, “Every moment wasted looking back, keeps us from moving forward.” What Ms. Clinton expressed — and what the intelligent and mature among us know — is that…

Hopkinson Eagles Gift

Francis Hopkinson School Receives Philadelphia Eagles Hometown Grant

Francis Hopkinson School Receives Philadelphia Eagles Hometown Grant PHILADELPHIA, PA — Yesterday, the Philadelphia Eagles, in partnership with American Dairy Association North East, awarded the Francis Hopkinson School with an NFL Hometown Grant. The Philadelphia Eagles hosted a virtual pep rally, educating students on the importance of healthy eating and living an active lifestyle through…