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School Closings and Delayed Openings

School closings or delayed openings are announced on and communicated to families by email.  Parents may also sign up to receive text messages. Parents may also listen to radio station KYW-1060 (school closing number 122), go online at or to check for William Penn Charter School, or call 215-844-1800 after 7:00 am to hear a recorded message for any school closing announcements. 

It is Penn Charter’s policy that once open, the school will remain open for the entire academic day. School personnel will supervise all children until appropriate transportation home is arranged, either by Penn Charter bus, public school bus or private car. If snow is falling and school is in session, students are not permitted to call home to request that parents pick them up from school. However, if parents feel it is necessary to pick up their children because of weather conditions, they may do so. Students will be dismissed only if there has been direct contact with a parent or guardian, and after signing out from the division's front office.

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Penn Charter

A Friends School for Girls and Boys, Pre-K to 12

3000 West School House Lane Philadelphia, PA 19144 215.844.3460
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