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Updated Schedule: Carnell, McClure Schools

Classes are expected to resume at both Alexander McClure and Laura H. Carnell Elementary Schools during the week of January 13. Carnell Elementary School is expected to re-open to students and staff on Monday, January 13. Necessary repairs have been completed and testing is being conducted over the weekend to determine that the school is…

Carnell to Remain Closed Until Jan. 13

PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia has announced updated plans regarding Laura H. Carnell Elementary School. Laura H. Carnell Elementary School will remain closed until Monday, Jan. 13. All staff should report to the Little School House for the remainder of the week, Jan. 6 through 10. Grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals will be…

Updated Schedule: Carnell, McClure Schools

PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia has announced updated plans regarding Alexander McClure and Laura H. Carnell Elementary Schools. Laura H. Carnell Elementary School will remain closed Monday, Jan. 6. All staff should report to the Little School House. Alexander McClure Elementary School will remain closed Monday, Jan 6 through Friday, Jan. 10. The…

Carnell and McClure Elementary Schools to Remain Closed Thurs., Jan. 2 and Fri., Jan. 3

PHILADELPHIA — Alexander McClure and Laura H. Carnell Elementary Schools will be closed Thursday, Jan. 2, and Friday, Jan. 3. Before winter break, damage to asbestos-containing pipe insulation was found at both schools, and in an abundance of caution, Carnell and McClure will remain closed. All McClure staff are expected to report to Roberto Clemente…

Carnell and McClure Elementary Schools to Remain Closed Thurs., Jan. 2 and Fri., Jan. 3

Alexander McClure and Laura H. Carnell Elementary Schools will be closed Thursday, Jan. 2, and Friday, Jan. 3. Before winter break, damage to asbestos-containing pipe insulation was found at both schools, and in an abundance of caution, Carnell and McClure will remain closed. All McClure staff are expected to report to Roberto Clemente Middle School…

School District Encourages Families to Access Literacy Activities Over Winter Break

As the 2019-2020 school year nears its halfway point, the School District of Philadelphia is encouraging students to remain active readers over the winter break. In conjunction with the Read by 4th Campaign and American Reading Company, the School District of Philadelphia’s website will have literacy activities and free access to exciting, vibrant, digital books…

Carnell Elementary School to Close Fri., Dec. 20

Laura H. Carnell Elementary School will be closed to students tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 20. The School District of Philadelphia’s top priority remains to provide a healthy, safe and welcoming learning environment for all students and staff. The decision to close the school comes out of an abundance of caution. Earlier today, the District’s Office of…

McClure Elementary School to Close Fri., Dec. 20 and Mon., Dec. 23

Alexander McClure Elementary School will be closed tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 20, and Monday, Dec. 23. The School District of Philadelphia’s top priority remains to provide a healthy, safe and welcoming learning environment for all students and staff. The decision to close the school comes out of an abundance of caution — the same day the…

Five Schools Show Significant Growth, Will Exit the Acceleration Network

PHILADELPHIA —The following K-8 schools will exit the School District of Philadelphia’s Acceleration Network at the end of the 2019-2020 school year, based on significant progress they have made in recent years: John Barry, Paul L. Dunbar, Morton McMichael, S. Weir Mitchell, and Hon. Luis Muñoz Marín. The announcement was made at today’s meeting of the…

Lindback Award Applications Now Open to Teachers, Principals Throughout the School District

PHILADELPHIA —The School District of Philadelphia is once again partnering with The Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation to honor exemplary Philadelphia public school teachers and principals, continuing an annual tradition that has awarded over $3 million in total grants to deserving educators throughout the city. The Foundation will honor 60 outstanding teachers with the…