PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Area schools are announcing they will be closed Thursday for the Eagles’ Super Bowl parade.

The Philadelphia School District and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia said Monday that their schools will be closed Thursday due to the parade.

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“The excitement of the Eagles first Super Bowl victory is a once in a lifetime event. For this reason we have decided to give our students, teachers and their families the chance to witness history. All School District of Philadelphia schools and administrative offices will be closed this Thursday, February 8, 2018,” Dr. William Hite said in statement.

The statement continued, “Even though we will be closed on Thursday, I want to remind every student, parent and guardian that attending school is absolutely essential. That’s why I want to see everyone in school, on-time and ready to learn on Friday. Just like the Eagles were football heroes on Sunday, I want all of our students to be attendance heroes everyday.”

The parade is scheduled for Thursday at 11 a.m. The parade is planned to begin at Broad and Pattison and go to the Art Museum.

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Here’s a list of some of the schools planning to be CLOSED ON THURSDAY: 

  • Drexel University will be closed Thursday. The Queen Lane campus will remain open. MD program leadership will communicate any schedule changes directly with students, faculty and professional staff. Drexel University Online students will maintain scheduled class times. Drexel Medicine clinical practices will remain open as scheduled.
  • Mantua Township School District
  • Upper Darby School District
  • Temple University: All classes will be canceled Thursday, except for Temple Harrisburg
  • University of Pennsylvania




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