The Board of Education has approved the proposed changes to the District’s reopening plan and the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar. Learn more about the updated plan HERE.

Interested in joining our team? The District is now
hiring for Cleaners, Bus Drivers, and Teachers. Learn more and apply HERE!

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June 2020

On June 2, School District of Philadelphia schools will not be in session for students, and school-based staff will be off in honor of Election Day.  Central Offices will remain operational but still operate remotely.

As a reminder, the Philly HopeLine is available M-F from noon to 9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. to provide counseling services for students, parents and guardians who may need additional support during these difficult times. Phone or text 1-833-PHL-HOPE (1-833-745-4673).

May 2020

Remote Learning Survey We are asking parents and guardians to take a short survey, by May 22, to help us collect feedback about their experience with remote learning. Click here to complete

Beginning May 4, teachers will provide 3 hours/day of planned instruction via Google Classroom. Students in grades K-12 will use their District-issued Chromebooks to participate.

Each student, by the method available, is expected to login to their student portal each school day, Monday through Friday. 

You can find a complete list of days and times that each teacher will be live in Google Classroom here.

Food Benefits Program All Lawton students are eligible to receive Food benefits (P-EBT) cards due to COVID-19 pandemic. These cards will be mailed to the address in our computer system. If your address needs to be update please do so by May 29, 2020. For directions on how to check your address, click here. If you want more information about this program click here 

Medical Benefits Help If your children need health insurance, either because they never had it or because your benefits have changed during the COVID crisis, our partners at PCCY can help you apply.

April 2020
Both Governor Wolf and Dr. Hite have announced that The School District of Philadelphia will remain closed for the rest of the school year due to COVID-19.
For the most up-to-date information, visit the Coronavirus Information Hub and view the latest video from Superintendent Hite.

Teachers will be providing review work to students using Google Classroom. Students should login to the School District website as they have always done in school. Go to  Each child has their own username and password. His/her username is their lunch code. If you do not know the code or password, please reach out to your child’s teacher. Emails are available on the link below.

Steppers for logging in can be found here and will be provided with chromebooks.

If you need to contact your child’s teacher you can find his/her email here.

Chromebook Loaner Pickup Schedule:

If you have not picked up a chromebook or if your chromebook needs service, you can goto one of the Parent & Family Technology Support Centers.
Both centers will open Monday April 20 and operate Mon-Fri from 9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m., excluding holidays.

·       Education Center, Philadelphia School District
440 N. Broad Street, 1st Floor Lobby, Philadelphia, PA 19130

·       Fitzpatrick Annex Building
(rear of Fitzpatrick Elementary School) 4101 Chalfont Drive, Philadelphia PA 19154

You should bring your photo ID. Moe details information can be found here.

News from Ms. Bender, Lawton School Counselor

Ms Bender’s virtual office hours will be from Monday-Friday between 10 am to 1:00 pm.

She can be reached via email at or by phone at 267-961-3250.

You can also use this form to send her a message.


Students can login to their SDP accounts to use iReady and Lexia while school is not in session.

Families can access online math, ELA, science, and social studies Learning Guides for grades K – 12 HERE.

Please stay tuned to network news channels for more detailed information as it is released to the public.


Our Mission

We are committed to create a safe and nurturing learning environment. Students will achieve academic excellence, positive self-awareness, and social responsibility through exemplary teaching with differentiated and data driven instruction.