August 13, 2021:   Ice Cream Social 

Ice Cream Social – Open House on August 26th!!

Join us for ice cream and water ice at the Houston Playground on August 26th!

This Houston community event will take place from 3:30 – 5:30 pm. You will have an opportunity to learn more about what is in store for the 2021-22 school year! Join us for music, conversation, and a good time! Social distancing will be encouraged during this event.

August 6, 2021:    School Year 2021-2022:  What to Expect

The School District of Philadelphia is excited and ready to safely welcome all students back to school for in-person learning, some for the first time in more than 18 months. We believe that welcoming students back to our classrooms in person and surrounding them with caring educators and critical supports is the best way to help them heal, grow academically and re-engage in the learning and social environments that are critical to their development. (Subject to change based on COVID-19 conditions)

Please click on the link below for more information.

2021-2022 School Year What to Expect

August 6, 2021:     Back-To-School Bus Tour (2021)

Powered by a generous grant from Independence Blue Cross Foundation, the Tour will bring critical information and services that our students/families need to prepare for a successful return to in-person learning right into their neighborhoods.

Buses will travel across Philly August 9 – 27, creating pop up events where students and families can:

Receive FREE backpack and school supplies(while supplies last)
Get FREE immunizations required to attend school at select tour stops. Pre-register at
Interact with our Street Team Ambassadors to get BTS information
Register for PreKindergarten through 12th grade
Sign up for a Parent Portal account

To find out more about the bus tour including the schedule, click here.

June 11, 2021:       Houston 2020-2021 School Plan 

The 2021-22 Henry Houston School Plan is now available for public review. Please provide any feedback here.

August 14, 2020:    Chromebooks

The School District of Philadelphia will loan a Chromebook to every District K-12 student who needs one to ensure all students have access to digital learning opportunities while schools remain closed long-term due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) response efforts. It will also make digital content available to help students retain, learn and apply skills and strategies with the support of a teacher.

Starting the week of August 17, three Technology Support Centers will be open 5 days/week for families to obtain new Chromebooks, or get help with theirs. Please click on the link below for more information.

Philadelphia School District Chromebooks

August 14, 2020:    Getting Connected

The School District of Philadelphia understands how critical access to the Internet is for our students and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. The District is committed to finding ways to support the educational needs of our students while promoting social distancing habits for the safety of our students, families, teachers and staff, and the greater Philadelphia community.

The School District is working closely with the City of Philadelphia and Internet service providers to identify Internet access options available to our students and families. By clicking on the link below, you’ll find a list of free or low-cost Internet and WiFi access options that are currently available.

Philadelphia School District – Internet Providers