An Update on School Operations At This Time and A Health and Wellness Reminder
Dear School District of Philadelphia families,
Based on this afternoon’s data review, no additional schools will shift to virtual learning for students at this time due to staffing challenges. We remain committed to making school-by-school decisions based on the most current staffing data, which can change quickly. We will provide the next update by 10 p.m. today.
However, due to a threshold level of positive COVID-19 cases across all grades at Northeast High School, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) has determined that students in all grades will temporarily shift to 100% virtual learning starting Wednesday, January 12th for up to 10 days. Some grades may return to in-person learning sooner pending further case investigation by PDPH. School leaders will share more details about return dates for each grade level when they are determined by PDPH. Teachers will be contacting students and families directly with more information about virtual classes. Staff at Northeast High are still expected to report to work in person unless they are ill, self-isolating or quarantining due to COVID testing or exposure, or have an approved leave.
As a reminder, our School District continues to partner with several vaccine providers to provide free COVID-19 vaccine events. You can find the current list of events here. You can also find COVID-19 vaccine clinics, pharmacies, and other locations near you on the City of Philadelphia’s website here or atwww.vaccines.gov. If you haven’t yet done so, please get vaccinated and boosted. It’s the best way to protect yourself, your family and everyone around you.
As we care for our young people, we must also be intentional about caring for our own emotional well-being. Please remember that support resources are available to you if you need them on our Healing Together website and free counseling services are available by calling the Philly Hopeline at 1-833-PHL-HOPE.
Dr. William Hite