On May 28, the Board will hold an Action meeting at 5 p.m. Find materials here. Register to speak here.

The School District of Philadelphia will remain closed for the rest of the school year due to COVID-19.
NEW: Food benefits (P-EBT) cards will be distributed to qualifying families. Learn more and update your address HERE.
Need working papers? Info HERE.
Chromebook Pickup Dates and Times
have CHANGED. Updated info HERE.
Need Chromebook help? Tech Hotlines added to Chromebook Loaner Program HERE. Internet info/resources are HERE.
Find more information about the District’s Continuity of Education Plan for students HERE. Digital Learning and Planned Instruction info HERE.
Grab-and-go meal distribution
at our 50 District school sites occurs one day per week. Learn more HERE. Sites are listed HERE.
For the latest update from Superintendent Hite, included updates on Chromebooks and supports, Digital Learning resources, how to connect with school-based staff, and calendar updates, visit our Coronavirus Information Hub.
PreK-12 Learning Guides are available HERE and at all District meal sites.
Have questions? Call our Hotlines (extended hours, available in 10 languages), email us at covid19info@philasd.org  or visit our Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

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Welcome to Vare-Washington Elementary!

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If your child is 5 on on before September 1st, you can register for the 2019-2020 School Year! The School District of Philadelphia’s Kindergarten Registration process for the 2019-2020 school year is now open until May 31, 2019.

Please bring the following with you for  all registration:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Records for child/children
  • Valid Photo ID of parent/legal guardian
  • Valid Proof of Address in parent or guardian’s name – 2 forms

For more information, please visit:




Welcome to 2019-2020 at Vare-Washington Elementary!

The new school year ahead presents a wonderful opportunity to build upon the strategic work of recent years and to continue to support our students to develop their passions, sharpen their talents, and excel academically.  This year, we will maintain a focus on ensuring that students develop essential early literacy skills, demonstrate mastery of rigorous grade-appropriate standards, and continue to build their love for learning. Additionally, we will continue to focus on increasing the number of students who reach our attendance goal of eight absences or fewer.  We look forward to strengthening the dynamic partnership that exists between families and our school. Parents and families are our students’ first teachers, and we are thrilled to collaborate with you throughout the year!

We hope that this website will serve as a valuable resource as you move through the year. The material contained herein is not all-inclusive, but rather, it highlights information most often needed.  Included are many important dates that you should mark on your calendars; specific procedures that have been established to foster a safe and healthy environment for all members of our community; and policies designed to set all of our students up for success.  We appreciate your support and collaboration!

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions.  We encourage and greatly welcome your involvement and engagement.  Please visit us, volunteer, and become active in our vibrant community!

In Partnership,
Gretchen Stewart