The District’s Health & Safety measures for SY 2022-23 are now available. See our letter to families HERE and visit the COVID Information Hub for more info!

First Day of School is Aug. 29! Find Back-to-School info HERE, including resources for Student Immunizations & Physicals

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Hello Girls’ High Community,

Welcome to the 22-23 school year! I am extremely excited for our “Return to Excellence” this year! I do want to introduce and welcome our new Assistant Principal to our staff, Walter Myrick. We are extremely lucky to have him with us. You can find his Introductory Letter here. I am looking forward to a year of celebration as the Philadelphia High School for Girls is turning 175! There is a lot happening and we are all a part of it. What a wonderful time to be a member of the Girls’ High Community!

YONDR Pouches– when we return, students will be placing all electronics (phones, earbuds/airpods, and smart watches) in a YONDR Pouch. Electronics will be locked in the pouch and students will have the pouch unlocked at the end of their school day. Students are in possession of their electronics all day. More information will be in next week’s Updates. We are looking forward to students’ undivided attention.

Student 1st day of school– August 29, 2022

Our website- www.philasd.org/girlshs houses a lot of answers to usual questions. Check it out!

  • Summer Assignments can be found here. All students have math work. Upper level AP/IB classes have posted work.

Weekly Updates– will be available on the website each week. Be sure to check for real time information.

School Meet & Greet– we welcome new students to come visit the school prior to our official first day! Details below:
When: Friday, August 26th, 11:00am-1:00pm
Where: PHSG, 1400 West Onley Ave., 19141
What to expect– ability to wander the building as you locate next year’s classes, meet teachers and support staff, a scavenger hunt and other activities.

Student Rosters– are available in your Student Portal on 8/17. You will need your username and password to access it. If you need these, please see the next topic.

New Students Username/Passwords– if you are from within the SDP you will use your Username/Password from last year. If you are joining us from charter, parochial or private school and need your username/password, please complete this form: Student Username and Password Needed. An email will be sent with access information.

Student laptops– if you are coming from a school district school you must have your laptop. If you are coming from a charter, parochial, outside district school, you can pick up a laptop at any SDP Computer site- open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sites:

  • Fitzpatrick Annex Building (rear of Fitzpatrick Elementary School) 4101 Chalfont Drive, Philadelphia PA 19154
  • Martin Luther King High School (parking lot entrance on Haines Street) 6100 Stenton Avenue; Philadelphia, PA 19138
  • South Philadelphia High School at 2101 South Broad Street

School Day– our bell schedules can be found on our website and here: Bell Schedules

  • Our regularly scheduled day is 8:15am-3:19pm. We expect all students in the building by 8:00 am.
  • We no longer have early dismissal on Wednesday. Everyday is a 3:19 dismissal unless we are on a special schedule.

School Uniforms– these are managed by the Parent, Teacher, Daughter Association (PTDA). To order please visit the new website & store here: PTDA Website/School Store

  • Our up-to-date Dress Code:
    • Shirts- any Girls’ High gear, t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies (cannot be worn hood up in classes)
    • Bottoms– any bottoms including leggings, jeans, athletic shorts/pants, etc. They can have rips, holes, tears, or cuts, but not on your upper thigh or higher. Also, no pajamas.
    • Shorts, skirts, dresses need to come to the mid-thigh or lower. If you can not bend over without concern, they are too short.
    • Shoes– rubber bottom sneakers, shoes, flats, etc. can be worn. Sandals with a strap, slides and crocs are also permissible.
      • High heels, flip flops and slippers are not permissible at school. This includes furry slippers. Platforms can not be too high- think platform Converse as the guide.
    • Gym Uniform– is sold at school. Details will come from your Physical Education teacher.

Summer Sports are happening– students will need to have the PIAA Sports Packet complete prior to starting a sport. The Athletics Google Classroom code is: otun4qg If you have questions about a sport, please reach out to the coach:

School Supplies– vary class to class but a general list is as follows:

  • Graphing calculator is a must- TI-84, Ti’Nspire or a Ti-83+ are all acceptable
  • Notebooks and writing utensils- while students have chromebooks, it will help with organization if a notebook/copybook and writing utensils are handy.
  • Chromebook cover- you may want to purchase a protective cover for your device.
  • School supplied items- the school will supply class books or virtual textbooks, and necessary materials for classes such as art and music.
  • Teachers may request specific materials that can enhance a student’s learning experience in their specific content area.

Student Transportation– Fare Cards will be given upon our return. You must live over 1.5 miles walking distance to qualify for a Fare Card. The Central Office calculates the distance and provides the school with the list of names for cards. Please ensure your address is correct in the system.

I can’t wait to see you!!!

Yours in the Intangible Spirit,
Mrs. Mesi

Points of Pride

Deja Bond (GHS 258) graduated from New York University with a master’s degree in data science.
GHS Alumnae Welcoming Class 268!
Students receiving check
Vans and Tierra Whack Come Together to Donate $10,000 to the Girls' High Music Department.
Philadelphia Orchestra adds its first black woman musician, a Girls High and Temple grad. She’s the new music librarian.
2020 Public League Bowling Champions
GHS Bicycle Club is back!
FREE Summer Program at The Fairmount Water Works!
GHS Alumna National Lacrosse Hall of Fame

Getting Ready for Back to School

Calling All Returning and Prospective Cheerleaders!!! 

Now is the time to get your sports physical!

Cheer Camp is  8/15-/19! If you would like to join us for camp please email me @ smansellwatts@philasd.org with your name, number and experience level.

Free Sports Physicals

Shining Bright

Congratulations!

Muslim Student Organization excels at MIST
FTC ThinkAward
Robotics Team wins Think Award
Senior Day Video
Class 266 Senior Day
Video Recruitment 2021
Video Girls High Strong

Upcoming Events

Video Productions

Songs of the Season Video
Video Recruitment 2021
Video Girls High Strong
Video-Celebrating Women's History Month