Details About William Penn Senior High School Evacuation

Details about response to accident involving district school bus

This morning, a bus transporting students from William Penn Senior High School to the Edgar Fahs Smith STEAM Academy was involved in an accident. Six students were transported to the hospital for assessment of possible injuries. As of 3 p.m., each of the students had been treated and released from the hospital. The driver of the school bus was also transported to the hospital. All other students on the bus were evaluated by school nurses.

The school district contacted parents of the affected students and will report more information to the public when it is available. The safety and well-being of our students is always our top priority. We appreciate the community’s support and patience as we continue to investigate.

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CALENDAR UPDATE: Schools will be open Friday, Feb. 15 and Monday, March 11

Posted on February 6th, 2019

To minimize students’ exposure to extremely cold temperatures, the district closed all schools on Wednesday, Jan. 30 and Thursday, Jan. 31. As a result, the district will be open and students will be expected to report to school on the two remaining “snow make-up days” built into the 2018-19 calendar (which you can review here). Those days are Friday, Feb. 15 and Monday, March 11.

We have decided to operate on an early dismissal schedule on Friday, Feb. 15. This will allow teachers and parents/guardians to schedule parent/teacher conferences that were cancelled when schools closed due to the cold weather.

When schools operate on an early dismissal schedule, K-8 students are dismissed at 1:30 p.m. and William Penn Senior High School students are dismissed at 1:15 p.m. Students at the Edgar Fahs Smith STEAM Academy and all Pre-K students are dismissed at 1 p.m.

Monday, March 11 will operate on a full-day schedule.

Consider scheduling a parent/teacher conference with your child’s teacher on the afternoon of Friday, Feb. 15. Contact your child’s teacher as soon as possible to make an appointment.

The following letter to parents/guardians has been sent home with students.

thumbnail of Letter to parents — schedule changes FINAL

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