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How Can We Help You Have a Great 2021?

Hello George Washington Community,

First, I would like to take this time to extend our best and most sincere wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous new year to you and your family. As we begin this new year, it is our desire to be a source of helpful information as our families navigate these "new normals" after a very challenging 2020. We have partnered with many community organizations that have committed to keeping us up-to-date with material to help ensure a productive year for our families. Additionally, we would like to thank those that completed the our Needs Assessment Survey. Your responses help us accomplish the goal of having content that matters most to our readers. Your responses have been recorded and we will do our best to share information related to the topics you highlighted. If you have not had the opportunity to complete the survey please click on the link below and share your ideas. Together we can make 2021 a spectacular year.

Community Circles Being Held at George Washington High School

The four years that we've decided to call high school are some of the most formative years of human existence. It is in these four years that our kids transition from being boys and girls to young men and women. It is in these four years that student understanding of the world is developed and deepened, based on social experiences, new learning, media, and current events. It would be an understatement to say that the current events of 2020-2021 are weighing heavily on the minds of our students. In an effort to check on how these events are impacting our students, the George Washington High School Community is hosting Community Circles based on the principles of open communication, civil discourse, and positive mental and emotional health. These circles will take place during advisory on Wednesday, January 13th from 9:40-10:10. The focus of these circles is not to generate debate, or to provide a space for adults to step onto a soap box, they are meant to provide a safe and welcoming space for student voice, concerns, fears, and needs to be shared and acted upon. We are excited about the opportunity to learn more about our students so that we may continue serving them to the best of our ability. Parents are invited to listen in at home, as we center student voices throughout this conversation. We thank you for trusting us with your children every day, and for their consistently positive contributions to our community.

Yaasiyn Muhammad,

9th Grade Academy Principal

What are your thoughts on the current school schedule at George Washington High School?

We would love your feedback regarding the the changes in our current schedule for the scholars in our virtual setting. Please complete the survey by clicking this link:

COVID 19 Coverage

Latest Updates from the City of Philadelphia

This link will give you information about local testing sites if you are interested in getting a COVID-19 test for you and your family-

This link will give you information on the City of Philadelphia's latest Safe at Home Restrictions from the Department of Public Health-

Food Resources

Due to the many food needs throughout our city there are a number of food distribution sites which are places that you can go in case you and you family have a need for food. This link will connect you to a map so that you can locate a place most convenient for you-

Beginning January 15, 2020 George Washington High School will be a site for "Grab and Go" meal distribution!!

Meals will be available for pick up in the back of the building near the cafeteria on Friday's between 9am and 2pm.
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Student Life Lounge

College Possible PHL- College Prep Program

We are currently recruiting 11th grade students to join our cohort. Sessions have already started up but there is still time to apply and there are still seats left. Here are the requirements:

· Currently in 11th grade (class of 2022)

· Minimum 2.0 GPA

· Be Pell-eligible. Unsure? Encouraged to apply!

· Demonstrated interest in attending a 4-year college/university

Here’s a bit about our program model:

We use near-peer coaching, a research-based curriculum, a peer support network, and a commitment to college success to help us achieve our mission of closing the degree divide and make college possible for students from low-income backgrounds through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support.

Interested students can apply by filling out our application at

Catto Scholarship for Community College of Philadelphia

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Youth Employment Opportunities

YouthCOR will have a school year work ready program beginning in mid-January until May. The space for the program is very limited as I only have 25 slots to fill. It will require students to be able to work in person for two days a week and virtual 2-3 days. I already posted the information on the school announcement page, however please pass this along to any students directly. Students can apply online at: and use the referral code SY002.

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The Family Room

Helpful Information for Families that May be Facing Eviction or Other Legal Issues

Community Legal Services is currently accepting new clients to assist people with evictions and other legal matters via phone intake only. Please call 215-981-3700 for help with your legal issues

If you are behind on your mortgage payments or your real estate tax payments, you should meet with a housing counselor to discuss your options. To schedule a housing counseling appointment, call the Save Your Home Philly Hotline at 215-334-4663.

Philadelphia Eviction Prevention Project

For answers to important tenants rights questions please see this link-

The Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network can provide support for Homeless Families

Their Mission Statement- Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network (PIHN) seeks to end family homelessness in Philadelphia by mobilizing congregational volunteers and community resources to meet neighbors emergency needs (shelter, food, and clothing); and by providing continued guidance and support to achieve self-sufficiency in affordable housing.

For more information click this link

What's Happening at George Washington

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