On June 30, the Board will reconvene the June 23 Action Meeting at 3 p.m. followed by a Public Hearing. The public may attend in person or view the meeting & hearing live HERE.

Superintendent Watlington shares an update about his 100-day priorities HERE.

Share your thoughts and ideas about our School District with Dr. Watlington HERE, and see his 100 Day priorities HERE.

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An Update on First 100-Days from Dr. Watlington

An Update on First 100-Days from Dr. Watlington

Read in your Language: SHQIP | عربي | 语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Pусский | Español | Việt June 28, 2022 Hello School District of Philadelphia Families, I’m writing to update you on a key part of my 100-day priorities. Improving student outcomes and achieving the Board’s Goals & Guardrails, such that the…

Thank You for the Warm Welcome and an Engaging Week One

Thank You for the Warm Welcome and an Engaging Week One

Read in your Language: SHQIP | عربي | 语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Pусский | Español | Việt June 16, 2022 Dear School District of Philadelphia Families & Community, Today marks the end of my first week as superintendent of our great School District. Before I share a few reflections and thoughts with…

Improving Student Outcomes and Achieving the Board's Goals and Guardrails: A Message from Superintendent Watlington

Improving Student Outcomes and Achieving the Board’s Goals and Guardrails: A Message from Superintendent Watlington

June 24, 2022 Dear School District of Philadelphia Staff & Families, Improving student outcomes and achieving the Board’s Goals & Guardrails, such that the School District of Philadelphia is positioned to be one of the nation’s fastest improving urban districts, requires intentional and strategic actions. A first step to achieve this begins with engaging a…

District Graduates Receive More Than $153M in Scholarships

District Graduates Receive More Than $153M in Scholarships

Just two weeks ago, the School District of Philadelphia wrapped up its graduation season and celebrated a significant milestone for roughly 7,500 graduates who received their high school diplomas. Today, the School District of Philadelphia is proud to announce that this year’s graduates were awarded more than $153 million in scholarships. “As the Class of…

District’s Chief of Schools Named Recipient of “Powerful Latina” Awards

District’s Chief of Schools Named Recipient of “Powerful Latina” Awards

  Almost 30 years ago, Evelyn Nuñez entered the education field for the first time, as an elementary teacher at Ferguson Elementary School in the School District of Philadelphia. Fast-forward and over the years, Nuñez has served in a variety of roles including, an educator, a Bilingual Literacy Coach, Principal, Assistant Superintendent, Chief Academic Officer…

Welcome Dr. Watlington!

Welcome Dr. Watlington!

Read in your Language: SHQIP | عربي | 语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Pусский | Español | Việt June 16, 2022 Dear School District of Philadelphia Families, Today, we welcome our new superintendent, Dr. Tony Watlington. We invite you to take a moment to view a special video message from our new superintendent….

Extreme Heat Protocols

Extreme Heat Protocols

Read in your Language: SHQIP | عربي | 语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Pусский | Español | Việt Dear School District of Philadelphia Families, After this week’s extreme heat in the Philadelphia area, we wanted to update you on our protocol so you are informed and can make the best decisions for your…

District Re-Opens Registration for Select Summer Programming Sites

District Re-Opens Registration for Select Summer Programming Sites

The School District of Philadelphia announced yesterday that it is re-opening registration for its 2022 summer program opportunities at select sites based on capacity. Families can register their child(ren) now until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8. Due to limited space available, immediate registration is requested. Students will be enrolled on a first come, first…

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…