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August 6: A Letter from the Superintendent About Summer Building Improvements HERE

July 28: The School District is proposing changes to its 2020-2021 reopening plan. For more info, visit philasd.org and click on the link at the top of the page.

June 11: SUMMER MEAL PROGRAMS UPDATE: Beginning Monday, 6/15, additional meal sites will be available for children & families. For more information visit: Visit phila.gov/food

June 10: Our School District will continue to operate remotely as Philadelphia moves to yellow phase status for COVID-19. Information for ongoing support services for our students and families can be found HERE.

June 9: Technology Support Centers where you can have your child’s District-issued Chromebook serviced will operate as follows:

  • Through Friday June 12th, both centers will operate three days a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Starting Monday, June 15, both centers will operate two days a week on Mondays and Wednesdays only, from 9 a.m. to noon

June 3: Summer Programs have been announced. They will all be virtual. 

Working Papers: The District has resumed issuing working papers, under new safety protocols. Due to COVID-19, The School District of Philadelphia will be issuing Working Papers at the 440 Education Center through APPOINTMENT ONLY on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00am to 2:00pm through a safe and secure process that follows COVID-19 restrictions. Learn more HERE.

May 20: Food relief cards: The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 provides benefits, referred to as Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT), to families of school-aged children who would have otherwise received free or reduced-priced meals if it were not for school closures. Families of school-aged children (K-12) in School District of Philadelphia public schools will receive the approximate food benefit amount of $365.00 for each school-aged child in their family. This benefit will be issued in the form of a P-EBT card by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS). Learn more by calling your hotline, or visiting the website (in English) here.

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April 28: Letter to families of SENIORS

April 27: Updated days and hours for our two Technology Support Centers where you can have your child’s District-issued Chromebook serviced or pick up a loaner Chromebook if your child still needs one for learning at home:

  • Starting Monday, May 4th, both centers will operate three days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

More info HERE

April 22: Digital Learning Letter from Dr. Hite

April 20: Latest update from Dr. Hite

April 17: Hello, School District of Philadelphia Families. If you did not previously pick up a loaner Chromebook and your child still needs one for learning at home, you can pick one up at one of two Parent & Family Technology Support Centers starting Monday, April 20. The technology support centers are located at the District’s Education Center at 440 N. Broad Street in the 1st Floor Lobby, and in the back of Fitzpatrick Elementary School in the Fitzpatrick Annex Building located at 4101 Chalfont Drive. For operating hours please visit the Chromebook Loaner page HERE. Parents, guardians or any adult listed as an emergency contact for a student are asked to bring some form of identification to pick up a device. High School students should bring their official School District ID badge. Please visit www.philasd.org for more information. Thank you, take care and stay safe.

April 12: Student Chromebook Sign-out Form added to Chromebook page
April 10: Resource Hub with How-To’s for Learning at Home added to Chromebook page
April 1: Internet Options