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

Posted on April 21, 2020
Categories: Press Releases

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 since the primary election has been rescheduled in response to the COVID-19 health emergency. Digital learning activities will not be required on Tuesday, June 2 as District schools will be closed.

This week, the District is also announcing a change to its grab-and-go meal distribution program, going to one day a week. Beginning Thursday, April 23, the District will provide students with 5 breakfast and 5 lunch meals as well as a ½ gallon of milk. The one-day-per-week schedule is a proactive measure the District is taking to further support the City’s shelter-in-place guidance, minimize social interactions and help flatten the coronavirus curve. Social distancing, the use of masks and gloves, and other safety efforts will continue to be practiced to ensure everyone’s safety as meals are distributed.

The District will offer the grab-and-go meals every Thursday between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. at each of its 49 school sites across the city.

For more information, families are encouraged to call District Hotlines, email, and visit for regular updates.