Back-to-School Resources


School Starts Monday, August 29th!

We are excited to Ring the Bell on Monday, August 29th, the first day of school, with all PreK-12 students.

Information, updates, and resources will continue to be added to this page as we approach the first day of school. Please visit this page often to see what’s new!

Extreme Heat Protocol 2022-23

This summer, Philadelphia has experienced record-breaking temperatures. If extreme heat occurs after school starts, we want you to know what to expect as we work to protect the health and well-being of everyone in our school buildings.

  • Our building engineers actively monitor the temperature inside each school building whenever outside temperatures are forecasted to reach 85℉ or more, or when a heat index of 90℉ or higher is projected.
  • We are extra vigilant in school buildings that currently have window-based air conditioning units instead of central air conditioning systems that can consistently regulate temperatures in instructional spaces.
  • If we expect temperatures inside the school building to reach 90℉ or higher, we then work with the school leader to determine whether a temporary shift to virtual learning is necessary for everyone’s safety. Our goal is to make that decision as early as possible, preferably the day before, to minimize last-minute disruption for our students, families, and staff.