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All Schools to Resume Normal School Operations on Wednesday, June 1st

All Schools to Resume Normal School Operations on Wednesday, June 1st

Attention Families: HEAT UPDATE: We have been monitoring temperatures in our schools throughout the afternoon. At this time, based on how temperatures are expected to decrease overnight and the cooler temperatures expected throughout most of the day tomorrow, all School District of Philadelphia schools will operate on a normal schedule tomorrow, Wednesday, June 1st. All…

District Celebrates First Graduates of Pennsylvania Talent Pipeline Project

District Celebrates First Graduates of Pennsylvania Talent Pipeline Project

On Wednesday, the School District of Philadelphia joined the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the U.S. Navy and the City of Philadelphia at the Seaport Museum to celebrate graduates of the first-ever Pennsylvania Talent Pipeline Project during a signing ceremony. “As a district, we are committed to making sure that our students graduate…

District Announces Early Dismissal due to Extreme Heat

District Announces Early Dismissal due to Extreme Heat

Attention Families: Due to the extreme heat in our area and its impact on climate conditions in our schools and instructional spaces, all School District of Philadelphia Schools will be dismissing early today on a staggered schedule. Schools that started at 7:30 am will dismiss at noon. 7:45 am schools will dismiss at 12:15. 8:00…

SLA Beeber Senior Wins 2nd Annual Oratorical Contest

SLA Beeber Senior Wins 2nd Annual Oratorical Contest

A senior from Science Leadership Academy at Beeber won the School District of Philadelphia’s second annual Oratorical Contest, an event showcasing the talents of high school students. Senior Teia Hudson was selected as the winner of the competition among six other finalists during Wednesday’s event at District headquarters. More than 50 students submitted original three-minute…

School Board Approves District’s FY2022-2023 Budget; City and State Budget Adoption Likely in June

School Board Approves District’s FY2022-2023 Budget; City and State Budget Adoption Likely in June

Read in your Language: SHQIP | عربي | 语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Pусский | Español | Việt Dear Colleagues, Yesterday, our School Board approved the District’s Operating Budget for the 2022-2023 school year, which represents the highest level of investment in our schools and students since fiscal year 2011. Last year, the…

School District of Philadelphia, Lindback Foundation Honor Extraordinary Teachers for Service to School Communities

School District of Philadelphia, Lindback Foundation Honor Extraordinary Teachers for Service to School Communities

A total of 60 teachers will each receive a $3,500 cash award The School District of Philadelphia and the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation of Philadelphia have selected 60 teachers to receive the 2022 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teachers. The award, which has been generously funded by the Lindback Foundation since 2011, is…

School District to Postpone Moving All High Schools to Later Start Times

School District to Postpone Moving All High Schools to Later Start Times

Read in your Language (coming soon): SHQIP | عربي | 语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Pусский | Español | Việt Dear School District of Philadelphia Families, After thoughtful consideration, we have decided to postpone moving all of our high schools and middle/high schools (those serving grades 6-12, 7-12 and 8-12) to later start…

District Honors Class of 2022 During Annual “Our Class, Our Future” Senior Celebration

District Honors Class of 2022 During Annual “Our Class, Our Future” Senior Celebration

Today, the School District of Philadelphia celebrated members of the Class of 2022 who have committed to a postsecondary pathway during its annual “Our Class, Our Future” Senior Celebration. Formerly associated with College Signing Day, “Our Class, Our Future” is a district-wide campaign that celebrates high school seniors as they finalize plans for life after…

District Will Resume Universal Masking in Schools and Offices Starting Monday, May 23rd

District Will Resume Universal Masking in Schools and Offices Starting Monday, May 23rd

Read in your Language (coming soon): SHQIP | عربي | 语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Pусский | Español | Việt May 20, 2022 Dear Colleagues, To help protect everyone’s health and well-being as COVID-19 case counts continue to rise in the Philadelphia area, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) has recommended that…

District Students Participate in CHAMP Career Day

District Students Participate in CHAMP Career Day

More than 90 seniors from Thomas A. Edison, Murrell Dobbins Career & Technical Education, Benjamin Franklin, A. Philip Randolph Technical, South Philadelphia, Swenson Arts and Technology, George Washington and Jules E. Mastbaum Area Vocational/Technical High Schools headed to FringeArts for CHAMP Career Day on Monday. Throughout the morning, students met with various businesses looking to…