Posted on April 22, 2022
Categories: News from SDP

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Dear School District of Philadelphia Families,

Starting Monday, April 25th, the School District of Philadelphia will resume optional mask wearing for students and staff, except those in PreK Head Start programs where masking is required by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Masks will remain available in our schools and offices, and symptomatic testing of students and staff will continue to be available at our five mobile testing sites Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.:

  • Martin Luther King High School, 6100 Stenton Ave.
  • South Philadelphia High School, 2101 S Broad Street (in the parking lot at the corner of Jackson and S Broad)
  • Samuel Fels High School, 5500 Langdon St.
  • Overbrook High School, 5898 Lancaster Ave.
  • Thomas Edison High School, 151 West Luzerne St.

Please remember that vaccines remain the best way to protect ourselves, our families and everyone around us from COVID-19. It’s not too late for you or your eligible child to get the vaccine or booster shot if you haven’t yet done so. You can find locations near you on the City of Philadelphia’s website here or at by clicking on “Find a Vaccine Clinic Near You” and entering your zip code. If your child is vaccinated, we ask you to consider submitting their vaccination status to us by simply taking a photo of their vaccination card and emailing it to the school nurse or to

As we approach the remaining weeks of the 2021-2022 school year, let’s continue to work together to support the healthy in-person learning and work environments our students and educators deserve.