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Important Severe Weather Information

Important Severe Weather Information

Our Operations Team has been working hard over the weekend, supporting the safe clearing of snow from roadways, walkways and stairs on District properties. At this time, all schools and District offices are expected to operate in person on their normal schedules tomorrow, Monday, January 31st.  We will continue to monitor weather and road conditions,…

Important Severe Weather Information

Important Severe Weather Information

Dear School District of Philadelphia Families and Staff, Due to the winter snow storm that is expected to impact the Philadelphia area starting later this evening, we are cancelling all after-school and athletic activities scheduled for this afternoon. This provides our staff, students and families with the time needed to get home safely and prepare…

An Important Update About In-Person Learning and Communications Going Forward

An Important Update About In-Person Learning and Communications Going Forward

Dear School District of Philadelphia Families and Staff, The start to the 2022 new year has been challenging for us all. The Omicron variant caused a quick surge in COVID cases, which required all of us to be flexible as we worked to safely keep as many schools open for students as possible. Having so…

Evening Update: No Additional Schools Will Shift to Virtual Learning At This Time

Evening Update: No Additional Schools Will Shift to Virtual Learning At This Time

Dear School District of Philadelphia Families and Staff, At this time, based on this evening’s data review, no additional schools beyond those already announced will provide virtual learning for students this week.  Look for the next update by 6 a.m. You can find the up-to-date list of schools providing virtual learning this week and other…

Afternoon Update: No Additional Schools Will Shift to Virtual Learning At This Time

Afternoon Update: No Additional Schools Will Shift to Virtual Learning At This Time

Dear School District of Philadelphia Families and Staff, Based on this afternoon’s data review, no additional schools beyond those already announced will provide virtual learning for students at this time.  We are committed to using the most current staffing data to inform school-by-school decisions, and sharing those decisions as quickly as possible. Look for the…

Evening Update: No Additional Schools Will Shift to Virtual Learning At This Time

Evening Update: No Additional Schools Will Shift to Virtual Learning At This Time

Dear School District of Philadelphia Families and Staff, At this time, based on this evening’s data review, no additional schools beyond those already announced will provide virtual learning for students this week.  We are committed to using the most current staffing data to inform school-by-school decisions, and sharing those decisions as quickly as possible. Look…

$29.5M “GEAR UP” Grant Awarded to School District of Philadelphia

$29.5M “GEAR UP” Grant Awarded to School District of Philadelphia

The U.S. Department of Education announced that the School District of Philadelphia will receive a Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant. The $29.5 million grant will be dispersed over a period of seven years to support college-planning and readiness services for twelve School District of Philadelphia high schools and 30…

Afternoon Update: No Additional Schools Will Shift to Virtual Learning At This Time

Afternoon Update: No Additional Schools Will Shift to Virtual Learning At This Time

Dear School District of Philadelphia Families and Staff, At this time, based on this afternoon’s data review, no additional schools beyond those already announced will provide virtual learning for students this week.  We are committed to using the most current staffing data to inform school-by-school decisions, and sharing those decisions as quickly as possible. Look…

District Partners with Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium for Vaccination Clinics

District Partners with Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium for Vaccination Clinics

In an effort to raise awareness of the importance of COVID-19 vaccinations, the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium (BDCC) is bringing its team, supported by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management (OEM), and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH), to the School District of Philadelphia to provide COVID-19 vaccinations…

Evening Update: One Additional School Will Shift to Virtual Learning At This Time

Evening Update: One Additional School Will Shift to Virtual Learning At This Time

Dear School District of Philadelphia Families and Staff, Based on this evening’s data review and with safety as our highest priority, one additional school – Mary McLeod Bethune School – will provide virtual learning for students this week, Tuesday, January 18th through Friday, January 21st, 2022.  The principal and teachers will be contacting students and…