On May 28, the Board will hold an Action meeting at 5 p.m. Find materials here. Register to speak here.

The School District of Philadelphia will remain closed for the rest of the school year due to COVID-19.
NEW: Food benefits (P-EBT) cards will be distributed to qualifying families. Learn more and update your address HERE.
Need working papers? Info HERE.
Chromebook Pickup Dates and Times
have CHANGED. Updated info HERE.
Need Chromebook help? Tech Hotlines added to Chromebook Loaner Program HERE. Internet info/resources are HERE.
Find more information about the District’s Continuity of Education Plan for students HERE. Digital Learning and Planned Instruction info HERE.
Grab-and-go meal distribution
at our 50 District school sites occurs one day per week. Learn more HERE. Sites are listed HERE.
For the latest update from Superintendent Hite, included updates on Chromebooks and supports, Digital Learning resources, how to connect with school-based staff, and calendar updates, visit our Coronavirus Information Hub.
PreK-12 Learning Guides are available HERE and at all District meal sites.
Have questions? Call our Hotlines (extended hours, available in 10 languages), email us at covid19info@philasd.org  or visit our Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

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Category: Focus on FACE

Simple Tips to Ease At-Home Learning for Families

Simple Tips to Ease At-Home Learning for Families

In the past several weeks, learning for students has vastly changed as the typical classroom setting has shifted to an at-home environment. Parents, family members, students, and educators have all been adjusting to these changes and creating new norms for at-home learning. For parents and family members: here is a list of tips that can...
PCCY's Child Helpline Helps Families Get Health Insurance for FREE and in Every Language!

PCCY’s Child Helpline Helps Families Get Health Insurance for FREE and in Every Language!

The Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) Child Helpline helps parents enroll in Medicaid or CHIP for their children, and during the coronavirus crisis, Medicaid for themselves.  The Helpline is also available to answer questions about Medicaid or CHIP coverage, help you find a health care provider – including behavioral health – and provide...
Check out the Free Library of Philadelphia's Online Programming During School Closures

Check out the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Online Programming During School Closures

Like so many parents and teachers, the staff at your local Free Library of Philadelphia location have had to make monumental adjustments to how we do business, in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis and the stay-at-home orders. As much of what we usually do relies on face-to-face interactions and being physically present in our...
Focusing on Health, Wellness, and Self-care During COVID-19 and School Closures

Focusing on Health, Wellness, and Self-care During COVID-19 and School Closures

Contributed by Eat Right Philly Nutrition and Wellness Program. COVID-19 has caused our everyday normal routines to be completely different. During these stressful times, we can turn to positive coping skills and focus on our health by eating well and being active. We have a unique opportunity to reevaluate and prioritize habits and goals in...
Volunteer Spotlight: Parent Zulma Guzman

Volunteer Spotlight: Parent Zulma Guzman

During April, traditionally Volunteer Appreciation Month, we want to especially acknowledge those who have given their time and heart volunteering and helping others. One parent, Ms. Zulma Guzman, has been proactive to find ways to help her fellow community members in this unprecedented time. Ms. Guzman is a mother of four children ages 8, 11,...
Health and Well-Being Resources for Families

Health and Well-Being Resources for Families

The School District of Philadelphia has announced the indefinite closure of its schools until further notice. Safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, our staff and the broader Philadelphia community is our highest priority. In an effort to ensure families have the resources they may need, we have compiled a list of health, social service,...
Learn About the Importance of Breakfast During National School Breakfast Week!

Learn About the Importance of Breakfast During National School Breakfast Week!

D I D Y O U K N O W ? Students who eat breakfast at school are less likely to show symptoms of poor behavior, frustration, fatigue, headaches, and stomachaches. Your child's school meals are: Free of artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, MSG, BHT, BHA and High Fructose Corn Syrup Include 'No Antibiotic Ever' chicken...
The Power of Consistent Family Presence at Dr. Ethel Allen

The Power of Consistent Family Presence at Dr. Ethel Allen

When you think about volunteering, you may think about helping out at an event occasionally or chaperoning a class trip. At Dr. Ethel Allen School in North Philadelphia, however, you can find a group of dedicated volunteers who come to the school to give their time, energy, and efforts every single day. The school’s family...
Understanding Literacy Progress Through Academic Parent Teacher Team Meetings

Understanding Literacy Progress Through Academic Parent Teacher Team Meetings

When you think about a report card conference what is the first thing you imagine? Most likely, you think about the teacher doing most of the talking--telling the parent all about the child’s academic performance, areas for improvement, and overall grades. Now imagine a report card conference in which parents are building towers out of...
Helping New Americans Understand Reading Levels

Helping New Americans Understand Reading Levels

عربي  •  汉语  •  Español   If someone asked you what fluency is, what is the first thing you think of? The way that literacy and fluency are defined can vary depending on where people are from and their educational backgrounds. Literacy skills may be taught differently in each country. These differences can pose a challenge...