As of 12:01 am on Tuesday, November 1st, SEPTA is on strike.
In addition to Dr. Hite's email that we sent home last week, we wanted to give you some SLA specific information about how we are handling the strike. As a reminder, all School District of Philadelphia information about the strike can be found here: http://webgui.phila.k12.pa.us/offices/s/septa-strike
1) We have set up a carpooling system located here: http://bit.ly/SLACarpool -- if you can give rides, please register your car and how many spots in your car you have. Please list your neighborhood for "City" and list the cross-streets where you'd meet in the "Notes" section. If you need a ride, go to the site and see if there are any spots in cars from your neighborhood.
2) Students who cannot make it to school can log into the SLA website to work remotely. Teachers will be updating Canvas with all the work students can do remotely, and we are taking a close look at all benchmark due dates to make sure students are not negatively impacted by the strike. Students who are logging into Canvas and working remotely will be marked Present -- Off-Site. (Students who do not log in and are absent will be marked Excused Absent once they bring a note as per SDP policy.)
3) We welcome all alternative forms of transportation, and if your student chooses to ride their bike or scooter to school, please make sure they wear a helmet or they will face an appropriate level of grief from Jeremy Spry, Mr. Lehmann and Mr. Gerwer.