Posted on December 6, 2023
Categories: News from SDP

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Dear School District of Philadelphia Families,

I hope this letter finds you and your family in good health and high spirits. As we continue to navigate the challenges posed by environmental hazards, capital projects and other unforeseen circumstances, the School District of Philadelphia remains committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our students and staff while minimizing disruptions to education. Therefore, we are excited to introduce our new Swing Space Master Plan which is designed to facilitate uninterrupted in-person instruction in the event that it becomes necessary to relocate students from their school.

This Swing Space Master Plan was developed with the primary goal of creating safe, flexible, alternative learning environments for all students when unforeseen circumstances impact their regular school setting. The Plan allows us to swiftly relocate students and teachers to a designated alternative location, ensuring that education can continue with little disruption.

Key features of the Plan include:

  • Swift Response: In the event of environmental hazards such as asbestos abatement, mold remediation, building maintenance, repairs, or other safety concerns, the Plan enables us to quickly relocate students and staff to a temporary facility without compromising the quality or consistency of education.
  • Safety Measures: The swing space locations have been thoroughly assessed to meet safety standards and provide a secure learning environment. Our top priority is the well-being of your child, and we have taken every precaution to ensure that the temporary space is safe and conducive to learning.
  • Minimal Disruption: Transition to a swing space will be carefully planned to minimize disruption to your child’s education. We will work closely with teachers, administrators, and support staff to maintain continuity in instruction and provide necessary resources.
  • Communication: In the event of a move to the swing space, timely and transparent communication will be our priority. We will keep you informed every step of the way, providing details about the relocation process, transportation arrangements, breakfast and lunch service, and any additional information you may need.

We understand that changes in the learning environment can be concerning, and we want to assure you that the Swing Space Master Plan has been developed with the utmost consideration for the well-being of your child. Our commitment to delivering a high-quality education remains unwavering, and this Plan is a proactive measure to ensure that commitment is upheld, even in the face of unforeseen obstacles.

If you have any questions or concerns about the Swing Space Master Plan, please feel free to reach out to your school’s administration or email To learn more about what the District is doing to improve environmental safety, please visit our website at

Thank you for your ongoing support and partnership in your child’s education. We believe the Swing Space Master Plan will enhance our ability to provide a safe and consistent learning experience for all students so that, no matter what, we can continue to accelerate Philly together.


Oz Hill
Chief Operating Officer