Lea Express for Friday, March 27th
THE LEA EXPRESS FOR THE WEEK ENDING MARCH 27, 2020
The School District of Philadelphia will remain closed through at least April 6.
Read more in the letter from Dr. Hite at https://www.philasd.org/coronavirus/.
March 26: The District announced their plan to provide a Chromebook to every student who needs one for learning at home. More information is available at https://www.philasd.org/communications/2020/03/26/school-district-will-use-11-million-to-help-bridge-the-digital-divide-among-students/.
Grab-and-go meal sites continue to operate for our students. Updated locations and times are available here: https://www.phila.gov/2020-03-14-find-free-meals-and-safe-spaces-for-students-while-schools-are-closed/.
K-12 Learning Guides continue to be available online and at meal sites. A new set will be available starting Wednesday March 25. More info is available at https://www.philasd.org/curriculum/home/supplemental-resources/.
We now have an email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and SDP Hotlines in 10 languages for Learning Guide support and general questions. More info at https://www.philasd.org/coronavirus/.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions are being added regularly, please check here: https://www.philasd.org/faqs/.
Please visit our Coronavirus Information Hub often for the most up-to-date information: https://www.philasd.org/coronavirus/.
Learning Guides & Activities
Please be sure to check your ClassDojo class feeds and the resources Principal Savage has posted! None of the activities will be graded nor are required, but are great suggestions to assist with maintaining and continued learning. Please check ClassDojo regularly, and let us know if you have any questions.
Comcast Internet Essentials
Comcast will make it even easier for low-income families who live in a Comcast service area to sign up for their Internet Essentials service by offering new customers 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service, which is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month. To sign up, applicants can simply visit www.internetessentials.com. The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.
Please let us know if you need help navigating the process, and follow this link for the press release and more details: https://corporate.comcast.com/press/releases/internet-essentials-low-income-broadband-coronavirus-pandemic?linkId=84657088
School Advisory Council (SAC)
2019-2020 SAC meeting dates: 5/6, 6/3
Our April SAC meeting is cancelled and will be rescheduled.
Home & School Association (HSA)
2019-2020 HSA meeting dates: 4/21, 5/19
Unfortunately, the HSA-sponsored fundraiser for Lea at Chipotle on April 1st has been postponed. We will let everyone know if/when the fundraiser can be rescheduled.
Our next HSA meeting is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, April 21st from 3:30 – 4:30 pm in Room 107.