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School District of Philadelphia to Launch Philly HopeLine in Partnership with Uplift Center for Grieving Children

PHILADELPHIA — In conjunction with National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, celebrated today, the School District of Philadelphia is announcing a partnership with Uplift Center for Grieving Children to offer the Philly HopeLine, a new resource where District students and families can obtain mental health services. Philly HopeLine will officially launch Monday, May 11. “Here…

School District Introduces Virtual Family Academy to Support Families During School Closure

Posted on May 6, 2020
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In an effort to provide parents and families with additional support while school buildings are closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the School District of Philadelphia is launching a Virtual Family Academy, a series of online workshops covering a variety of topics. The academy will be made available to parents and families starting tomorrow,…

School District Teachers, Principals Honored by Lindback Foundation for Excellence in Education

Posted on May 6, 2020
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PHILADELPHIA — Sixty teachers and seven principals from The School District of Philadelphia have received annual recognition by the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation. The announcement of the Lindback Awards comes during National Teacher Appreciation Week, which runs from May 4 through May 8. The Lindback Award for Distinguished Principal Leadership recognizes principals…

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

Posted on April 21, 2020
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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

Posted on April 16, 2020
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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

Posted on April 15, 2020
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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

Posted on April 9, 2020
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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

Posted on April 8, 2020
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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

Posted on April 8, 2020
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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…

School District of Philadelphia District-wide Closure Extended Indefinitely

Posted on March 31, 2020
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All School District of Philadelphia schools will remain closed indefinitely, as ordered by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The District will still observe Spring Break from April 6-9 and offices will be closed on Friday, April 10 in observance of Good Friday; however, meals and learning guides…