The Board of Education has approved the proposed changes to the District’s reopening plan and the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar. Learn more about the updated plan HERE.

Interested in joining our team? The District is now
hiring for Cleaners, Bus Drivers, and Teachers. Learn more and apply HERE!

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Ultimate Summer Learning Adventure for PreK to Grade 2 Students

Starting Monday, June 29th, families with children in PreK through Grade 2 are invited to join the Ultimate Summer Learning Adventure for 6 weeks of free, fun-filled activities their children can do independently online.

Each week, we will feature new, expert-created (and kid-approved) digital lessons to help students practice reading, writing, math, and science. Simple enough for young children to do on their own on a computer, tablet, or even a cellphone.

To get started, families can go to:

For families with limited internet access, PreK-2 summer learning packets will be available on Thursdays only, beginning July 9th at Grab-and-Go Meal sites

Taggart 2020 8th Grade Virtual Graduation

2020-2021 School Improvement Plan

John H. Taggart’s School’s Improvement Plan for school year 2020-2021 is now available. The window for review and comment is open for all community stakeholders (school staff, parents, students, community members) is open until June 30, 2020. After this, we will work together through the month of July to incorporate all relevant feedback and refine the plan.  You may view the plan by clicking the link above, and you may submit feedback by clicking here.

Food Benefits Program (P-EBT)

Food benefits (P-EBT) cards will be distributed to qualifying families. Learn more and update your address here.

Medical Benefits Help

If your children need health insurance, either because they never had it or because your benefits have changed during the COVID crisis, our partners at PCCY can help you apply.

Meals During School Closure

SUMMER MEAL PROGRAMS UPDATE: Beginning Mon., 6/15, additional meal sites will be available for children & families. For more information visit: Visit

More Meal Options

Location: Francis Scott Key School 8th and Wolf St.
Times and Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
What you get: Each person will receive one bag that contains a prepackaged lunch and dinner (2 meals total per person that comes). No ID needed.

Kindergarten Registration Open for September 2020!

Kindergarten registration open for children who will be 5 years old before September 1, 2020.

See the School District of Philadelphia’s Kindergarten enrollment page, come visit us to register in person, or register online!