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Benjamin Franklin High School-Home of the Electrons
Located at Broad & Spring Garden Streets in Center City

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BFHS now offers SchoolCash Online. Pay online for school fees, trips, etc. Learn more and register HERE


 

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Upcoming Dates

February 2024–Black History Month

  • Monday, February 5 – Friday, February 9, 2024 – National School Counseling Week
  • Tuesday, February 6, 2024 – 9th Grade Academy Parent Meeting (12 noon) Zoom Link
  • Friday, February 9, 2024 – Professional Development – Half Day Early dismissal for students
  • Saturday, February 10, 2024 – Lunar New Year/Chinese New Year
  • Monday, February 19, 2024 -President’s Day – Schools Closed
  • Friday, February 23, 2024-Interim reports (3rd marking period is half over)
  • Thursday, February 29, 2024 – Extra Day in February

March 2024-Women’s History Month

  • Friday, March 8, 2024 – Professional Development – Half Day Early dismissal for students
  • Sunday, March 10, 2024 – Daylight Savings Time
  • Monday, March 11, 2024 – Ramadan Begins
  • Saturday, March 23, 2024 – Spring Break begins
  • Sunday, March 31, 2024 – Easter Sunday

New Enrollments (NEW to the district or coming from Charter–not transferring from another Philadelphia district school) registration is online- https://www.philasd.org/studentplacement/registration/

Transfer Enrollments (coming from another School District of Philadelphia High School) first, please confirm that we are your neighborhood school https://webapps1.philasd.org/school_finder/ then contact the main office 215-400-7600 for an appointment to bring 2 proofs of address and complete enrollment paperwork (submit address proofs electronically to bfhs@philasd.org ahead of time if you’d like).


Benjamin Franklin School Plan 2023 – 2024. Families are encouraged to visit the School District of Philadelphia Link below and review our school plan.

Benjamin Franklin School Plan 2023-24 SY

School Plans 2023-24


Have questions?
We can be reached at bfhs@philasd.org, Phone 215-400-7600, or Fax 215-400-7601


State Graduation Requirements!


Parent Portal sign up have access to your student’s attendance and grades in real time

2023-2024 School Year Calendar School starts at 8:15 am and ends at 3:19 pm daily.


Was your child absent from school?

Please complete this ABSENCE FORM [Link to Google Form] to document and excuse their absence. Parents can provide an Absence Excuse Note for up to Eight (8) Absences.


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CHROMEBOOKS

  • If you have never picked up a District Chromebook we have one for you!
  • If you already have a Chromebook and it needs to be repaired or replaced, you can bring it to school (room 244, when you get to school at 8:15) or you can visit one of the Parent & Family Tech Support Centers. You can find the 3 addresses at www.philasd.org/chromebooks.
  • The centers will be open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding holidays.
  • Lost Chromebooks require parental confirmation of the loss to issue a new device.
  • Lost Chargers require serving 1 detention to replace.
  • If you need home internet access, you can dial 2-1-1 for the PHLConnectEd Hotline.

Parent & Family Technology Support Hotline

Contact Info: 215-400-4444 FamilyTechSupport@philasd.org

 

Attention families: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that a school with certain exceptions obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child’s education records. However, a school may disclose appropriately designated “directory information” without written consent, unless you have advised the school to the contrary in accordance with school district procedures. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow schools to include information from your child’s education records in certain school publications.

Parents who wish to opt their students out of directory information releases must complete an Opt-Out Form for each of their students, and must return each form to the school at which each student is enrolled by November 6, 2023.

Find more information, including the forms you need HERE