The School District of Philadelphia will remain closed indefinitely.
More about the closure, and other updates, in the letter from Dr. Hite HERE, provided in 10 languages.

March 31: The District recently announced their plan to provide a Chromebook to every student who needs one for learning at home. More information on the Chromebook Loaner Program can be found HERE. Internet info and resources are HERE.

Grab-and-go meal sites continue to operate for our students. Updated locations and times are HERE.

A second set of K-12 Learning Guides are available online, and at meal sites as of Monday March 30. More info is HERE.

We now have an email address (covid19info@philasd.org) and SDP Hotlines in 10 languages for Learning Guide support and general questions. More info HERE.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions are being added regularly, HERE.

Please visit our Coronavirus Information Hub often for the most up-to-date information.

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District Schools Mark Four Consecutive Years of Improvement Citywide on School Progress Report

District Schools Mark Four Consecutive Years of Improvement Citywide on School Progress Report

Posted on February 10, 2020
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District Schools Mark Four Consecutive Years of Improvement Citywide on School Progress Report PHILADELPHIA – The School District of Philadelphia marked four consecutive years of improvement among both District-led and charter schools during a celebratory event at William Hunter Elementary School in Kensington. Results from the 2018-2019 School Progress Report (SPR) show that the average…

Charles Blain - December Student of the Month

Charles Blain – December Student of the Month

Posted on February 3, 2020
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Charles Blain – December Student of the Month Name: Charles Blain School: Academy at Palumbo Nominated By: Cait Kay – Teacher Charles Blain is a renaissance man. “I was taught from a young age that hard work and being well-rounded will pay off as I get older,” says Charles. “Sometimes it’s overwhelming, but I’ve learned…

Horace Ryans - December Student of the Month

Horace Ryans – December Student of the Month

Posted on February 3, 2020
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Horace Ryans – December Student of the Month Name: Horace Ryans School: Science Leadership Academy Nominated By: John Kamal – Advisor Some people are natural born advocates. You can tempt them with distractions and you can present them with other things that require their attention, but they are committed, they are dedicated – they want…

Board of Education Recognizes National Board Certified Teachers

Board of Education Recognizes National Board Certified Teachers

Posted on January 31, 2020
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PHILADELPHIA — On Thursday, January 30 the Board of Education recognized 24 National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT); 18 newly certified teachers and 6 renewals. The Board members and Superintendent William R. Hite gathered with the new NBCTs and their mentors to celebrate the teachers accomplishments and recognize their hard work. “While it can sometimes be…

Jennifer Rojas-Sandoval

Student of the Month – Jennifer Rojas-Sandoval

Posted on January 22, 2020
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Name: Jennifer Rojas-Sandoval School: Franklin Learning Center High School Nominated By: Christine Garvey – Teacher Every once in a while, someone surprises you. Not simply a “she’s not what I expected” surprise, but a shocking, eye-opening, humbling surprise. Jennifer Rojas-Sandoval is one of those people. Jennifer is polite, kind, and a bit shy. After only…

Ashley Maldonado

Student of the Month – Ashley Maldonado

Posted on January 22, 2020
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Name: Ashley Maldonado School: Jules E. Mastbaum Area Vocational Technical HS Nominated By: Olga Torres – Teacher Olga Torres, long-time teacher at Mastbaum High School, describes Ashley Maldonado in two words — “Quiet Leader.” In the brief time we got to spend with Ashley, we learned that she is quiet and unassuming. But she carries…

School District Statement Re: Environmental Safety at McClure

Posted on January 17, 2020
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PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia has issued the following statement regarding environmental safety at Alexander McClure Elementary School: “Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our students and staff. Our commitment to this guiding principle is evident by our actions — in closing schools, sealing off areas of concern, expanding…

Fall Student of the Month - Liliana Mariquinhos-Fernandes

Fall Student of the Month – Liliana Mariquinhos-Fernandes

Posted on January 13, 2020
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Name: Liliana Mariquinhos-Fernandes School: Swenson Arts & Technology High School Nominated By: Terese Gallen – Teacher Lili, as she is called by friends and family, has always been the glue that keeps her community together. A first generation American citizen – her parents immigrated from Portugal – Lili works hard to keep her family in…

Malik Njeri-Mesquito

Fall Student of the Month – Malik Njeri-Mesquito

Posted on January 13, 2020
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Name: Malik Njeri-Mesquito School: Roxborough HS Nominated By: Deborah Bender – Teacher If you were to ask Malik what has defined his high school experience, he would say “growth!” Malik was the first to say that he hasn’t always been the most motivated student. But if you ask his teacher and nominator, Debi Bender, he…

School District Highlights Expansive Computer Science Offerings Across the City 

School District Highlights Expansive Computer Science Offerings Across the City 

Posted on December 12, 2019
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School District Highlights Expansive Computer Science Offerings Across the City This Computer Science Education Week, focus is on coding, robotics programs and other STEM-related activities PHILADELPHIA — Wednesday, December 11, the School District of Philadelphia  recognized its 8th annual Computer Science Education Week with a visit to Henry A. Brown School, where Dr. William R....