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Graduation is around the Corner!

Graduation is around the Corner!

SHQIP | عربي | 汉语 | Français | ខ្មែរ  | Português | Pусский | Español | Việt April 18, 2024 Dear School District of Philadelphia Families, Graduation is right around the corner! And while we know our seniors are hard at work wrapping up their high school studies and preparing for their milestone celebration, we also want to take an opportunity to remind younger high school students and their families that…

PSSA Testing

The PSSA Testing Window for the 23-24 SY Opens Next Week

SHQIP | عربي | 汉语 | Français | ខ្មែរ  | Português | Pусский | Español | Việt April 17, 2024 Dear School District of Philadelphia Families, Students in grades 3-8 will be participating in the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) betweenApril 22, 2024 – May 10, 2024. The School District of Philadelphia is guided by…

Important Announcement Regarding Leveling

Important Announcement Regarding Leveling

Please use your preferred translation service to read in your language Dear School District of Philadelphia Community, For some time, the District had a practice of initiating a Fall process called Enrollment-Driven Resource Review. This process, also called Leveling, uses real-time enrollment data to reassign teachers based on actual enrollment needs and changes District-wide. Understandably,…

Seven Extraordinary Principals Honored for Leadership and Service to School Communities

Seven Extraordinary Principals Honored for Leadership and Service to School Communities

The School District of Philadelphia and the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation of Philadelphia presented seven District principals with the 2024 Lindback Award for Distinguished Principals at an award ceremony Tuesday night at the Philadelphia Film Society. The award, which has been generously funded by the Lindback Foundation since 2011, recognizes school leaders…

Inaugural Accelerate Philly Awards Celebrates Academic Excellence and Improvement

Inaugural Accelerate Philly Awards Celebrates Academic Excellence and Improvement

More than 600 School District of Philadelphia employees gathered for the first annual Accelerate Philly awards at Martin Luther King High School on April 5, 2024. The ceremony celebrated both excellence and improvement across various academic and professional metrics aligned to the Board of Education’s Goals and Guardrails, and the strategic priorities outlined in the District’s five-year strategic...
How to Safely Watch the Solar Eclipse

How to Safely Watch the Solar Eclipse

April 6, 2024 What schools are doing on Monday, April 8 — the day of the solar eclipse. Schools will use this natural event as a unique learning opportunity for students offering eclipses-themed activities and lessons during science classes. Parents/Guardians who are concerned about children looking at the sun during dismissal may pick them up…

Registration for Summer Programs is Open Now

Registration for Summer Programs is Open Now

SHQIP |  عربي | 汉语 |  Français |  ខ្មែរ  |  Português |  Pусский |  Español |  Việt April 1, 2024 Dear School District of Philadelphia Families, I am happy to announce that registration for School District of Philadelphia Summer Programs is now open for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Registration information for all programs is specific to each program.  Click on the program you want, for more details and registration…

GAMP junior wins first place at Lancaster Women's Symphony Association Competition

GAMP junior wins first place at Lancaster Women’s Symphony Association Competition

Girard Academic Music Program’s Isabel Morales is making waves for her musical talent outside of the District. The junior recently won first place in the strings division at the Lancaster Women’s Symphony Competition. As part of the prize, she will perform the first movement of Dvorak Cello Concerto on June 15 with the Allegro Chamber Orchestra of Lancaster. Isabel’s achievement…

Social Work Spotlights - Social Work Month

Social Work Spotlights – Social Work Month

This March we will honor our talented social workers. We hope you will enjoy reading these profiles as much as we enjoyed creating them. Remember, there are hundreds of other social workers who weren't highlighted here, so make sure to celebrate the ones that you know on social media using #SDPThankASocialWorker! Gennefer HallDevon SmithKatharine CunninghamMadeleine...
District to Pilot In-School Support System for Students Who Experience Trauma Outside of School

District to Pilot In-School Support System for Students Who Experience Trauma Outside of School

PHILADELPHIA — Recognizing the impact of trauma on student academic achievement, the School District of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) are partnering to provide an extra layer of support for students following a traumatic event outside of school. Thanks to a $1 million grant issued by the Bureau of Justice Assistance through the Office…