Are you leaving ICS?

If you know that your child will not be returning to ICS next year due to moving out of Philadelphia or transferring to a different school, please let Tr. Natalie N. know as soon as possible. This helps us immensely with enrollment planning. Thank you!

Contact Information / Address Changes: Please send to Tr. Natalie N.( It is important to have the most updated contact information.

2019-2020 Yearbooks: We anticipate receiving the yearbooks in late July or August. Families will be notified via email once we have a confirmed delivery date and distribution plan. 

Congratulations: Tr. Greg received the National Science Teaching Association’s 2020 Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award for New Teachers!

The Parent/Guardian survey deadline has been extended to July 15th! If you haven’t had a chance to take it, remember it will help ICS and the District better serve Philadelphia students and families.

Take the survey right now!

All you need your children’s student ID number to get started. You can find them on any report card, or I am happy to email them to you if needed, just hit reply and ask. 

P-EBT Emergency Funds:

Effective 06/05/2020, the following online P-EBT Inquiry Form is available for any parent/guardian that believes they should have already received P-EBT benefits.

P-EBT Inquiry Form

  • P-EBT benefit issuance for current SNAP and TANF EBT cardholders will be complete by June 8, 2020, if their school-aged child was receiving free or reduced-price meals before May 20, 2020. Current SNAP and TANF EBT Cardholders can check their card balance by calling 1-888-328-7366 or using
  • Free and reduced eligible school-aged students that are not SNAP/TANF or those receiving SNAP or TANF that became eligible for free or reduced-price meals after May 20, 2020, while P-EBT cards are being mailed and should be received by the end of June 2020.

EBT FAQ – English | EBT FAQ – Spanish

Community Resources:

Summer Slide Solutions with Science Explorers! Science Explorers Virtual Summer Programs are all-inclusive (yes, even supplies!), instructor-led, hands-on STEAM programs, which allow your students to explore with other future scientists. Two options are available:

  • Science Explorers Virtual STEAM Camps- 2.5 hours each day of Science Explorers FUN, which includes LIVE instruction and peer collaboration all while doing hands-on learning (5 consecutive days, Monday-Friday, AM or PM)
  • DIY Summer Explorers Kits –OR 10 (you pick!) awesome 45-60 minute STEAM lessons and experiments, with pre-recorded step-by-step instructions from our engaging instructors, for children to complete as they wish! Perfect for those times when parents need something fun and educational for their child to do.

Allens Lane Summer Art has created an 8 week virtual summer art camp for kids (ages 5 – 13).To learn about the details of our virtual summer art camp, click here. Should you have any questions about our virtual summer art camp, please email us at

Summer Reading at the Philadelphia City Institute Library: Feeling at a loss for learning this summer? Looking for fun ways to expand your mind and keep your summer fresh and engaging — even indoors? The Free Library has a new virtual Summer of Wonder experience for you! 

MVP Teen Academy– Check out a global online Video Making Class for teens (11 – 18) starting June 9, 2020. It is a Great 4 week program!

I Can, I Have, I Will Virtual Summer Camp with the Free African Society for students in grades K-12. Click here to enroll by Monday, June 15th. You can also email for more information!

Virtual Summer Camp Catalog 

K-2 Tips for Parents

3-5 Tips for Parents

6-8 Tips for Parents

NEW: City Announces COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program

NEW: Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer for Free and Reduced Eligible Students

NEW: Emergency Cash Grants for Philadelphia Residents

Play at Home with Playworks– Click Here to download

COVID 19 – Information for Citizens of Philadelphia County 

Comcast Essentials

Staying connected during COVID-19 | Office of Innovation and Technology | City of Philadelphia

Scholastic Learn at Home

COVID-19 Food Resources

Reach out and Read Resources

Neurologic YouTube Channel- Useful Remote Learning Videos

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