Deadline extended! You have until Monday April 19 to participate.

We want your input, to help inform how the District will invest $1.2 billion in federal COVID relief funding! Take the Budget Engagement Survey HERE.

4/12 New Update: Hybrid Learning Plan, Phase III Rollout Update HERE. Phase III Schools HERE.
View school Air Balance Reports HERE. P-EBT Card update HERE.
DEADLINE Tuesday April 13 for students in grades 3-5 and students with complex needs in grades 6-8 opting in to hybrid learning. Check emails, and learn more HERE.

NEW: Summer 2021 Academic Programming Announced! Learn more HERE.

NEW: COVID-19 Dashboard provides the latest information on confirmed positive cases in our schools. View HERE.

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Welcome to Edward Gideon School


Edward Gideon Community Partnership School


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ATTENTION PARENTS: Please read PHASE II Hybrid Letter and Form

PreK-2 Phase II Letter

Edward Gideon School – Learning Model Selection Survey

Gideon- Family Communications PreK-2 Phase II

Attention Families:

Please review the Guide to Hybrid Learning
English_Family Guide to Hybrid Learning


The Compact          The Engagement Policy         General Right To Know Letter       The Survey

GIDEON COMMUNITY RESOURCE FLYER ( click the flyer below)

Gideon Air Balance Letter for School Re-Opening



Grades K-8th pickup from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM

Materials include:

Classroom consumables (Reading and Math Booklets),
1 Backpack, 2 Marble Notebooks, 3 Folder, 2 Pencils, 2 Pens, 1 Pencil Case, 1 Box of Coloring Pencils, 1 Pencil Sharpener and 1 Glue Stick

A Message from Principal Taylor

Welcome to 2020-21!

To parents, students, and the entire Edward Gideon Elementary School learning community.

I hope everyone had an enjoyable and safe summer break.  Welcome to the start of the 2020-2021 school year!  We are pleased to welcome returning and new families this school year.

As you may know, the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) will begin the year in virtual learning out of the concern for safety and well-being of the entire school community.  The first day of school will be on Wednesday, September 2, 2020.

As we plan for the start of the school year like no other we have seen in the past, our focus will still be to ensure that:  every child, every day is finding a way to feel connected, every child, every day is being challenged by new learnings and experiences, and every child, every day knows that they have a champion they can turn to.

Spring of 2020 had challenged staff and students to find a new normal for learning, connected us in new ways and required our champions to champion from afar.  What I have most learned through this process is how much I appreciate the expertise our teachers bring to Gideon, the ways in which our students continue to work hard to grow and overall, appreciation for the little things in life – giving a high five, a hug or being able to laugh out loud with many people around.  What I MOST appreciate about Gideon is how even under circumstances we have never experienced we are still a learning and caring community.

There are a few things that need to be done prior to the first day of school by all families.  Here is the list of items needing to be accomplished before September 2, 2020.

Current student contact information should be reviewed entirely online through the SDP Parent Portal to ensure it is accurate and up to date.  This must be completed for all students returning to Gideon because the Parent Portal is where you can keep track of student attendance and academic progress.  You will need this account to make changes to your student’s demographic information throughout the year (ex. Parent email address or home phone number).
New Student Registration for all grades K-12 is OPEN!  Register one of 4 ways:  online, by phone, in-person or drop box. Learn more.
Need a Chromebook for start of school?  Updated hours and locations for our Parent & Family Tech Support Centers HERE.
To view the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar HERE.
As we begin the school year, let us all re-commit ourselves to the understanding that student learning is everyone’s top priority.  Thank you, in advance, for all of the support that you demonstrate for your students and the entire Edward Gideon Elementary School Staff.  Please continue to refer to school websites for more information.


Shauneille Taylor


Our Vision Statement

At Edward Gideon, we will work collaboratively with the community and stakeholders to provide skills and resources for our families to become effective leaders, engaged citizens and life long learners.

Our Mission Statement

At the Edward Gideon School our mission is to provide our students with a caring and collaborative learning community, that ensures every student will discover their potential and achieve readiness for college and career pathways.

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