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18 Mar 2021

School District of Philadelphia, City announce 35 additional school reopenings scheduled for March 22

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The district will also reopen the Learning Model Selection Survey so more PreK through second-grade families can opt in to hybrid learning  


Philadelphia City, School District, and union officials have announced that PreK through second-grade students in 35 additional schools will begin returning to school buildings for in-person learning on Monday, March 22. Staff supporting these students will return to schools on Wednesday, March 17.

This is the third set of schools announced since the District and Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) agreed on a process allowing the PFT to individually review plans for all schools and start bringing students and staff back for in-person instruction. 

The agreement was reached following a mediation process led by a City-appointed third party.   

The list of 35 schools that will open March 22 include:

Bache-Martin School

Clara Barton School

James G. Blaine School

Bridesburg School

George W. Childs School

James Dobson School

Paul L. Dunbar School

Edwin Forrest School

Anne Frank Elementary School

Stephen Girard School

Samuel Gompers School

Avery D. Harrington School

Jenks Academy for Arts and Sciences

 Francis S. Key School

Eliza B. Kirkbride School

Anna L. Lingelbach School

James R. Lowell School

James R. Ludlow School

Alexander K. McClure School

William M. Meredith School

Robert Morris School

Motivation High School

George W. Nebinger School

Joseph Pennell School

Richmond School

Roosevelt Elementary School

William Rowen School

Solomon Solis-Cohen School

South Philadelphia High School

Spring Garden School

James J. Sullivan School

John H. Taggart School

George Washington High School

S. Weir Mitchell Elementary School

William H. Ziegler School

The goal is to have the return dates for all remaining PreK to second-grade hybrid learning students announced by March 22.

The District has also informed PreK-2 families who initially chose the 100% digital learning model last fall that they will have the opportunity to opt into hybrid learning by completing the Learning Model Selection Survey. The selection window began on March 16, and will close on Tuesday, March 23. Families selecting hybrid learning will be contacted by their child’s school between March 24-26 regarding next steps and will be scheduled to start hybrid learning the week of April 5.

Students whose families do not complete the survey will remain in 100% digital learning. As always, families choosing the hybrid learning for their child can return to 100% digital learning at any time.

Students participating in hybrid learning will attend school in person two days per week and engage in digital learning three days each week, based on an assigned schedule designed to safely limit the number of students in schools and help maintain social distancing in all school spaces throughout the day.

The School District and PFT will continue to work through the agreed upon review process to approve all remaining schools for in-person learning in order to welcome back hybrid learning students in grades 3-12 in the coming weeks. Timing for the return of hybrid learning students in grades 3-12 will be communicated as the PFT’s readiness reviews are completed.

Additional information on the District’s work to implement various layers of safety to protect the health and well-being of students and adults in school buildings can be found by visiting:

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