Back to School 2022: School District of Philadelphia ready to welcome back students amid COVID, monkeypox concerns

Back to School 2022: School District of Philadelphia ready to welcome back students amid COVID, monkeypox concerns

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The sports complex at Northeast High School was alive with backpack distributions, treats, and academic and health resources on Friday with a back-to-school bus tour through the School District of Philadelphia. "I think it helps families a great deal," said parent Lewis Daniels of Northeast Philadelphia. On Monday, the district launched its Back-to-School celebration and ten-stop bus tour. This was the tour's first mega-event. "It's real helpful, especially if you're a low-income family like me and having two little ones, it helps a lot," said parent Melanie Rosario of Northeast Philadelphia. "We're excited for this tour, and we're excited to welcome all the nearly 198,000 students back to school in the School District of Philadelphia," said Superintendent Dr. Tony Watlington. A lot of families have questions about …
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