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School District Announces Calendar Change for Election Day and Schedule Change for Student Meal Distribution

Due to the Commonwealth’s decision to move the Primary Election from April 28 to June 2, the School District of Philadelphia has amended its calendar to reflect that change. The original District calendar had schools closed on Tuesday, April 28. However, students will now be expected to participate in digital learning activities on that day…

Superintendent William R. Hite, Jr., Ed.D. to Hold Weekly COVID-19 Response Press Briefing

PHILADELPHIA — School District of Philadelphia Superintendent William R. Hite, Jr., Ed.D. will be available to address media via virtual press conference today, Thursday, April 16. Dr. Hite will provide updates around Chromebook distribution, remote learning and the District’s efforts to continue providing healthy meals to students now that schools are closed in response to…

Superintendent William R. Hite, Jr., Ed.D. to Hold Weekly COVID-19 Response Press Briefing

PHILADELPHIA — School District of Philadelphia Superintendent William R. Hite, Jr., Ed.D. will be available to address media via virtual press conference tomorrow, Thursday, April 16. Dr. Hite will provide updates around Chromebook distribution, remote learning and the District’s efforts to continue providing healthy meals to students now that schools are closed in response to…

School District of Philadelphia Schools Closed for the Remainder of the Academic Year

All School District of Philadelphia schools will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 academic year, as ordered by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 throughout the Commonwealth. “Schools buildings are closed, but instruction and learning will continue,” said Superintendent William R. Hite, Jr., Ed.D. “If there…

School District Announces Temporary Schedule Change for Free Student Meal Distribution

PHILADELPHIA – The School District of Philadelphia today announced there will be a temporary change to next week’s free student meal distribution schedule. The 49 District schools serving as free meal distribution sites will not be open on Monday, April 13, 2020. Instead, the sites will be open on the following schedule: Tuesday, April 14,…

Superintendent William R. Hite, Jr., Ed.D. to Hold Weekly COVID-19 Response Press Briefing

Dr. Hite will provide an update on student meal distribution, professional development for teachers and remote learning for students  PHILADELPHIA — School District of Philadelphia Superintendent William R. Hite, Jr., Ed.D. will be available to address media via virtual press conference tomorrow, Thursday, April 9. Dr. Hite will provide updates around the District’s remote learning…