Weekly Updates-Students/Parents

March 27 - April 14, 2023

Weekly Schedule

Monday, March 27, 2023 - Regular Bell Schedule

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 - Regular Bell Schedule

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 - Regular Bell Schedule

Thursday, March 30, 2023 - 12:04 Dismissal

  • Report Card Conferences - In person
  • Parent/Caregiver Coffeehouse - 2:30-3:30 pm - In person

Friday, March 31, 2023 - 12:04 Dismissal

April 3 - 7, 2023 - Spring Break - Schools Closed

Monday, April 10, 2023 - Regular Bell Schedule

Tuesday, April 11, 2023 - Regular Bell Schedule

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 - Regular Bell Schedule
  • ASVAB Test

Thursday, April 13, 2023 - 1 Hour Advisory Bell Schedule

Friday, April 14, 2023 - 12:04 Dismissal

  • Professional Development

Report Card Conferences

Thursday, March 30th, 1pm to Friday, March 31st, 3pm

1100 Catharine Street

Philadelphia, PA

Third quarter report card conferences will be held in person on 3/30/23 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM. No appointment is necessary.

Virtual report card conferences will be help on 3/31/23 from 1:00 -3:00 PM. Click here to register for virtual conferences. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4AACA923A0FAC52-13pmvirtual4

Join us for our 3rd Parent/Caregiver discussion session following report card conferences on 3/30. Stop in the auditorium from 2:30 - 3:30 to join the discussion.

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Congratulations to the Poetry Club and the K-Pop club on their 2nd great performance of the year! Thank you Ms. Kay and Ms. Thompkins for organizing the assembly and leading the clubs!

Congratulations to the Spring sports teams for an undefeated first week of the season! All of our teams experienced victories - by a long shot last week. Shout-out to all of our athletes and coaches, and best of luck for a winning season!

Home & School Membership

Dear Palumbo Parents/Guardians,

This year is an election year to elect new board members to the Palumbo Home and School Association. In order to be able to vote in the election you will need to be a member of the home and school association. If you are interested in either running in the election or voting in the election you will need to be a current member of the home and school association. Please use the link below to update your membership status if you have not done so yet for the 2022-2023 school year. More information will follow once you have joined. We are currently forming our nominating committee. If you have any questions you can email us at palumbogriffinshsa@gmail.com.

Palumbo HSA Membership Application - https://forms.gle/tYgEAwinTJrsvKhNA

PHSA Board




If you'll be 17 or 18 years old by Election Day on May 16, so you can work at the polls! It's a great way to serve your community, learn about the electoral process, and get a nice paycheck for doing it.

  • Poll workers will serve as clerks or machine operators and will receive $50 for training + $200 for working the full Election Day on May 16th.
  • Bilingual interpreters will receive $50 for training + $180 for working Election Day. If you are both a poll worker and interpreter, you will receive $295 for Election Day.
It's a long day, from 6:15am to 8pm (with break for lunch), and you need to be committed to staying the entire time, but most students report that it's a rewarding experience.

If you'll be 17 on Election Day, you need to complete the "Involved at 17" application. Follow these steps so I can help as many students as possible.

  1. Complete the Involved at 17 online application. Click Submit.
  2. Download the PDF and print the completed application.
  3. Ask your parent or guardian to sign the application.
  4. Bring your signed application to Ms. Thompson by Deadline - by April 5.

Then I'll scan and email them to the City Commissioners' Office.

If you'll be 18 on Election Day, the process is a little easier. Follow these steps:

  1. Register to Vote: payouth.vote/register (use a phone or touchscreen to sign the form.)
  2. Complete the Poll Worker Form.
  3. Apply for a Mail-In Ballot: Vote.PA.gov/MailBallot
If you want to also be a Bilingual Interpreter, the form isn't available yet, but you can find information here.

There is an optional training for the new electronic poll books that you can register for here. It pays an additional $50.

The regular mandatory poll worker training is not available yet. If enough students sign up, they may come out to our school to do the training. I'll keep you posted when I have more information.

Let me know if you have any questions or problems. Once the applications are submitted, you can reach out to Mr. McCoy with any questions: Nathaniel.McCoy@Phila.gov.


If a student tests positive for Covid, please complete this form. Do not report to school. The nurse will contact you with return to school date. Upon return, students must mask from day 6-10. All students / staff that were in class with a positive student will be required to mask for 10 days.




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