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Archive for May, 2020

Senior Update

May 26, 2020 Dear Parents/Guardians, On April 9, Dr. Hite shared the news that our school buildings would remain closed for the rest of the school year and that the school-sponsored social events you have been looking forward to all year, such as proms and graduation, would be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ​Even…

Samuel and Solomon Johnson were featured in an Interview on Fox29

Johnson Twins featured on Fox 29

Philadelphia middle school teacher starts adopt a senior Facebook group for Class of 2020 By Dawn Timmeney Watch the Interview PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia middle school teacher launched a Facebook page where you can adopt a senior from the Class of 2020 as a show of support for students that missed out on important milestones due to COVID-19….

Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation Ceremony

May 20, 2020 Dear 12 th-grade students and families, Last week, I shared that the District’s Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, June 9 starting at 11 a.m. I’m writing today to share additional information about the ceremony and some exciting news around our overall plans to honor our graduating…

We need your voice #fund our schools

Fund Our Schools

The Crisis Ahead #fundourschools The economic recession resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic is significantly impacting the School District of Philadelphia (SDP). Next school year, the District is projecting a $38 million funding shortfall, which will grow to $1 billion in the next five years unless specific action is taken by the Commonwealth. The current financial…

Parent Survey

Hope everyone is doing well! Our department has an initiative launching that I am hoping I can count on your support. This initiative is a PARENT SURVEY:  This is a survey for parents to give their feedback on how we’re doing as a District regarding remote learning and our communication of information. This will also help us better…

Philly hopeline with Uplify Philly center for grieving children

Philly HopeLine in Partnership with Uplift

School District of Philadelphia to Launch Philly HopeLine in Partnership with Uplift Center for Grieving Children New resource to provide mental health support for District students, families in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic PHILADELPHIA — In conjunction with National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, celebrated today, the School District of Philadelphia is announcing a partnership…

Senior Hotline

The Office of Postsecondary Readiness and Office of High School Supports Launched a Senior Hotline The hotline will operate from 11am-1pm Tuesdays through Thursdays, and will be staffed by college, career, and technical education experts in the district. The hotline number is 215-400-4130.  The Senior hotline will serve as a secondary layer of support in addition to the supports students are…

Senior Exit Survey

Seniors please log in to your Student portal and complete the survey! Your opinion counts!! (Link at Bottom) The Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) has launched the annual Senior Exit Survey The survey is mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Attached you will find a stepper detailing how students can access the Senior…

ATTENTION SENIORS

May 11, 2020 Dear Class of 2020: Some harsh realities are settling in. There won’t be any Senior celebrations like the prom or even a graduation ceremony.  No taking selfies with your friends in your caps and gowns and moving your tassels from right to left. I know you’ve been looking forward to that day….

Lowes Skills USA grant award to Web design and VAP

SkillsUSA Grant Awarded to VAP

SkillsUSA and Lowe’s Home Improvement (#LowesSkillsUSA) have teamed up on a new grant program to support emerging SkillsUSA programs in career and technical education classrooms across the nation. The $100,000 grant from Lowe’s provides 100 eligible chapters with $1,000 worth of educational materials. Debi Bender, Roxborough High School  Web Design Teacher & SDP SkillsUSA Advisor received one of…