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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
Categories: Press Releases

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
Categories: Press Releases

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…

School District will use $11 Million to Help Bridge the Digital Divide Among Students

Posted on March 26, 2020
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PHILADELPHIA — On Thursday, March 26, the Board of Education approved the School District of Philadelphia’s $11 million request to purchase up to 50,000 Chromebooks for students who do not have access to technology while schools are closed in an effort to slow the spread of Covid-19 (coronavirus). A 2019 survey by the District found…

School District Expands Hotline to Multiple Languages During District-wide School Closures

Posted on March 23, 2020
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PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia has expanded its student and family engagement efforts by adding nine new hotlines in multiple languages so more families can get answers to a range of general questions in their native languages. In addition to the current English-language hotline, new ones are now available in the following languages:…

City, School District, and Charters Announce Changes in Free Student Meal Distribution Sites

Posted on March 20, 2020
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PHILADELPHIA – In light of the City and State emergency closures, the City, School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Housing Authority and several charter schools have created a new list of schools and community sites that are distribution points for student meals. These additions also come with changes to the days in which meals will be…