In-Person Learning Input Survey

Help Us Refine Our Plans for A Full Return to In-Person Learning
Next School Year

At the School District of Philadelphia, our goal for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year is to welcome all of our students back to school for full in-person learning five days a week, beginning on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 – the first day of school.

Please take the 10-minute survey below by Friday, May 28, 2021, and share with us what excites you and concerns you about returning to in-person learning.

We are also offering 5 focus group meetings (see below) to welcome feedback in a small setting.

Welcoming students back to our classrooms, surrounded by caring educators, is the best opportunity to help them heal and recover from the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. By completing this short survey or participating in one of the scheduled focus groups, you can help us to best meet your child’s in-person learning needs and plan for a successful 2021-2022 school year.

Your input will help us to further refine our plans which, based on initial public input, includes a significant increase in student and school supports, including:

  • expanded before-school and after-school programs, and tutoring supports,
  • more social services and school-based behavioral and mental health supports,
  • more counselors and school-level positions,
  • additional resources for special education and ELL students and families, and
  • facilities improvements to address asbestos, certify schools Lead Safe and create 21st-century learning environments.

Thanks in advance for sharing your voice!

Note: The District is exploring a 100% digital learning option for families for whom a return to in-person learning would pose a significant challenge. Based on feedback from our educators, hybrid learning (a mix of in-person and digital learning) is not a sustainable option and will not be offered next school year.

This survey, which will help inform learning experiences next year, is just one of the ways we’re trying to gather your feedback. As part of this additional effort, we invite you to participate in the focus groups listed below.

We will share more details about upcoming engagement opportunities as soon as they are available.

Want to be even more involved?

We value what our parents and families have to say! We’re providing a series of focus groups in multiple languages so participants can have direct, verbal input, in a small group setting.
Participants will be able to join forums without needing to sign up in advance, unless they need interpretation services.

希望进一步参与吗?

我们非常重视我们的家长和家庭的意见!我们将提供一系列多语种座谈会,以便与会者能在小组内提供直接的语音反馈。

¿Quiere participar aún más?

¡Valoramos las opiniones de nuestros padres y familias! Estamos ofreciendo una serie de grupos de enfoque en varios idiomas para que los padres participantes puedan expresar sus opiniones verbalmente y de manera directa, en un grupo pequeño.

To Join Zoom Meeting: https://philasd-org.zoom.us/j/81041907676?pwd=blBiSUx2U3ZTeVJtZndlL2FDbUVTdz09

Meeting ID: 810 4190 7676
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To Join Zoom Meeting: https://philasd-org.zoom.us/j/89083362143?pwd=eUhZVGNZSVZBS0V1UzM5MitmMll6dz09

Meeting ID: 890 8336 2143
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To Join Zoom Meeting: https://philasd-org.zoom.us/j/85693350273?pwd=KzBOQS81cWMxMUNXclJGYURvSG1ZQT09

Meeting ID: 856 9335 0273
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To Join Zoom Meeting: https://philasd-org.zoom.us/j/81562074354?pwd=eUhZVGNZSVZBS0V1UzM5MitmMll6dz09

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To Join Zoom Meeting: https://philasd-org.zoom.us/j/84895323180?pwd=b1lTaHdEYUhnRklOMnUrTzNJRlRzQT09

Meeting ID: 848 9532 3180
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