Are you or someone you know interested in using their voice to be a champion for public education? Apply for the Parent and Community Advisory Council!

The Philadelphia Board of Education would like to invite all who are interested to apply.

The Parent and Community Advisory Council will be made up of twelve (12) individuals selected to provide input and feedback to the Board of Education by serving as a link between school communities and the Board of Education. This is an opportunity to become a champion for public education by building relationships, sharing positive news, and acting on behalf of and in the best interest of Philadelphia’s District and charter schools.

Interested applicants can submit their application by 5 p.m. on November 9, 2018 by clicking here(, by submitting a completed application via email to, or mailing a complete application to the Office of the Board of Education (440 N. Broad Street, Suite 101, Philadelphia PA 19130).

For more information, do not hesitate to reach out to the Board of Education via phone or email at 215-400-4010 or

Gradelink Reminder 

Parents, please confirm your email address in Gradelink. If you have not added an email address, please do so to receive school updates and notices electronically. Also, please note the students' report cards are now published in Gradelink. You may access Gradelink here.


Medication Reminder

If your child requires medication, the Request for Administration of Medication form must be completed by your child's physician.  The completed form must be returned with the medication in it's original packaging prior to any medication being accepted and/or administered.

The Laboratory Charter School requests a child stay home if he or she: 

Has a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher. Keep your child home until his or her fever—100.4 or higher—has been gone for 24 hours without medication. Has been vomiting or has diarrhea. Keep your child home 12-24 hours after the last vomiting or diarrhea episode. Has symptoms that keep him or her from participating in school, such as: fatigue or lack of appetite. Cough that he or she cannot control. Moderate to severe headache, body aches, or earache. Sore throat—a minor sore throat is ok for school, but a severe sore throat could be strep throat, even if there is no fever.


Inclement Weather Information:  KYW school closing number is 114. School closings will be announced 

using The Laboratory Charter School follows the School District of Philadelphia's 

schedule regarding school closings, early dismissals and delayed openings relative to inclement weather.