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We Made It!!!

Hello GWHS Community,

After the many challenges this school year has brought us, we are pleased to celebrate you all making it to the finished line. You did it!! This marathon year was full of hills, valleys and rugged terrain but we came together as a community to offer support, encouragement and resources needed to make it. The team of the GWHS Eagle Eye Newsletter would like to thank you for allowing us to be a part of the process. As we embark on our summer break, we are aware that some of the needs that you have still persist. We are committed to be as helpful as we can to steer you and your family in the right direction for the resources you may need. In this edition we will highlight some of the more popular resources that we presented during the year and a few more new things. We are also preparing for the 2021-2022 school year and your input is always welcome on how we can make this newsletter more useful for you. Please feel free to complete the survey attached if you have any idea or suggestions on how we can best serve you. Have a great summer and we look forward to assisting you next school year.

A HUGE shoutout to all the scholars of the GWHS Class of 2021

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Academic Support

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After a year of virtual learning, we understand that more than ever, our students will be seeking academic support, opportunities to connect with their peers over the summer, and help in preparing to return to in-person learning in the fall of 2021.

The School District of Philadelphia has designed summer programming to meet the challenges we know our students face right now. By partnering with the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Children and Families, University of Pennsylvania, William Penn Foundation, Read2Succeed, and the Philadelphia Youth Network, teachers, and principals, we’ve created a well-rounded range of academic and enrichment experiences. We are excited to welcome students entering grades K -12 when summer programming begins on June 28, 2021

For more information please click:

We Are Here to Support You Throughout the Summer!!

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The Support Team is an integrated health and social support network at George Washington High School. Our goal is to meet the basic physical, mental and emotional health needs of our students and their families. We are here to assist you all year (including the summer) in the time of crisis or concerns.

For more information please click this link:

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COVID 19 Vaccinations

Dear Member of the George Washington High School Community,

Would you please take a moment of your time to complete a brief (only three questions) survey about your interest in a George Washington High School COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic?

The clinic would offer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, which requires two separate doses, to be administered three weeks apart from each other. It would be offered over two Friday-Saturday weekend dates, three weeks apart, and it would be open to all George Washington High School students, community members, AND their family members who are 12 years of age or older, including adult family members. Anyone under 18 years of age would require a signed parental permission form to get vaccinated. Their parent/guardian also would need to be with them and would need to present photo-identification.

If you're a George Washington High School student, family member, or community member who's interested in participating in this clinic, please click on (or copy and paste) this link to complete our interest survey:

This will help us to determine how many people we can expect to participate in the vaccination clinic we plan to hold at our school as soon as possible. Thank you for your time.

Pandemic EBT Assistance

The U.S. Congress created the Pandemic – Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Program in Spring 2020 to help families buy food while schools were closed due to COVID-19. More P-EBT funds are being issued to families for the 2020-2021 school year.

For more information please click

Please make sure your contact information (current address) is updated in our files at GWHS to ensure that you receive the benefits that you are entitled to . If you have any questions or information to add please call the school at 215-400-3100.

For any general questions about this benefit please call 215-400-5300

Additional Family Resources

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Helpful Information for Families that May be Facing Eviction

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

Important School District of Philadelphia Upcoming Dates 2021

July 5, 2021Independence Day (observed)

Schools Closed and Administrative Offices Closed

July 20, 2021Eid al-Adha
Schools Closed and Administrative Offices Closed

August 23, 2021

-First Day for Staff

August 23 - 30, 2021

-District-wide Professional Development

August 31, 2021

-First Day for Grades K-12 Student Attendance

September 6, 2021Labor Day

- Schools Closed and Administrative Offices Closed

September 7, 2021Rosh Hashanah
- Schools Closed and Administrative Offices Closed

September 16, 2021Yom Kippur
- Schools Closed and Administrative Offices Closed

October 11, 2021Indigenous People Day
- Schools Closed and Administrative Offices Closed

October 13 - 15, 2021

-Interim Reports

November 2, 2021

-Election Day Schools Closed for Staff and Students

November 11, 2021

-Veterans’ Day Schools Closed and Administrative Offices Closed

November 16, 2021

-Term 1 Ends Grades Due

November 22 - 24, 2021

-Report Card Conferences 3 Hour Early Dismissal

November 25 - 26, 2021

-Thanksgiving Holiday Schools Closed and Administrative Offices Closed

December 15 - 17, 2021

-Interim Reports

December 24, 2021

-Winter Recess Schools Closed and Administrative Offices Closed

December 27 - 30, 2021

-Winter Recess Schools Closed

December 31, 2021

-New Year’s Day (Observed)Schools Closed and Administrative Offices Closed