The School District of Philadelphia will remain closed indefinitely.
More about the closure, and other updates, in the letter from Dr. Hite HERE, provided in 10 languages.

March 31: The District recently announced their plan to provide a Chromebook to every student who needs one for learning at home. More information on the Chromebook Loaner Program can be found HERE. Internet info and resources are HERE.

Grab-and-go meal sites continue to operate for our students. Updated locations and times are HERE.

A second set of K-12 Learning Guides are available online, and at meal sites as of Monday March 30. More info is HERE.

We now have an email address (covid19info@philasd.org) and SDP Hotlines in 10 languages for Learning Guide support and general questions. More info HERE.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions are being added regularly, HERE.

Please visit our Coronavirus Information Hub often for the most up-to-date information.

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Samuel Powel is a wonderful Kindergarten to Fourth Grade school in Powelton Village, in the heart of University City.  We are one of West Philadelphia’s premier public elementary schools. We believe that our students can be empowered to learn and reach their full potential in a safe, nurturing, and student centered environment. We know that our students can achieve when they are motivated, engaged,  and valued. By building self-efficacy through patience and guidance, our students will attain academic and behavioral excellence and build core values which will allow them to grow to be respectful, responsible, and successful members of society.

Samuel Powel Elementary-
A small school, with GREAT expectations!