District Announces Early Dismissal due to Extreme Heat
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 am schools at 12:30 pm, 8:15 am schools at 12:45 pm, 8:30am schools will dismiss at 1:00 pm, 8:45 am schools at 1:15 pm, schools that started at 9:00am will dismiss at 1:30 pm and 9:15 am schools will dismiss at 1:45 pm. All schools will remain open until all students who are in need of pickup are safely picked up by a parent or guardian, and Drop Off Centers* will open at 12:00pm for any non-deliverable students for whom we provide transportation. All after school and sports activities will be canceled today as well.
All School District of Philadelphia administrative offices will remain open and operating at this time.
We are monitoring heat conditions for tomorrow and will provide an update regarding school operations for tomorrow no later than 6 pm today. We thank you for your flexibility during these extreme weather conditions and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our staff and families.
*The District has three Drop Off Centers strategically located throughout the city. These centers provide a safe location for students that receive curb/curb transportation to be taken to whenever a parent/guardian/adult is not at home to receive a student upon drop off. Undeliverable students are taken to the Drop Off Center closest to their assigned p.m. stop location.
Northeast High School, Room 160,
Cottman and Algon Avenue
Widener School Gymnasium (Behind Girls High School)
Broad and Olney
West Philadelphia High School (ROOM 112 Parking Lot Side Door)
4901 Chestnut St
Parents can also call Security at 215-400-8800, if they are unable to contact anyone at the center.