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Dear Parents,

Welcome back!  We are excited with our “Kick-Off to the New Year” that this be a time of enthusiasm and positive energy for all our students and staff!  Our students and staff, district wide, will have the dress code in place, which has been proven to be an embraced component; this was evidenced through the implementation last school year into our elementary buildings.  The dress code has created an environment that focuses on students learning throughout the school day (with less distractions) and has made “back to school” shopping much easier on the parents and guardians.

The school district will be focusing on the implementation of the 339 Plan, which is earmarked for Career Development, K – 12.  Students in all grade levels will gain awareness for career planning through a consortium of activities and learning styles that may be expanded to their own individual interests.

The Kindergarten through Sixth grade students will be using a new English Language Arts curriculum that will be taught through the Wonders Reading program.  Parents are encouraged to be involved with their child’s education through activities that will reinforce the teaching and learning that takes place in the classroom.  It is critical for students at an early age to gain the necessary skills to become life-long readers and find success through reading in all courses across the curriculum.

The Middle School students will be experiencing several initiatives in regards to curricula enhancements.  The students and teachers will be gaining skills and knowledge through the implementation of Google Classroom that will enhance online learning activities in preparing our students with real world situations and problem solving through the utilization of 21st Century technological applications.  And with great acclaim, the students will again have Art re-instated in their course work.

All Middle and High School students will be engaged in addressing the drug epidemic that exists within our community; presentations are scheduled throughout the school year in addressing this grave concern with our youth.  A featured speaker is Chris Herren who will share his personal story and insight into the drug culture on October 11th.

Our district-wide initiative this year is “Customer Satisfaction; Service with a Smile!”  A survey is available on our website for all parents, community members and visitors who now have the opportunity to share their thoughts and opinions about our school.  Your voice will be heard, acknowledged, and respected.

I anticipate a great school year; let’s all make it happen.

Jim Zack

 

Refinancing

The Shamokin Area School District is looking into refinancing a $4.5 million loan – a move that could save taxpayers money over the next 20 years.

If you are a lender and want to share a proposal for savings through refinancing please contact Karen Colangelo, Business Manager, (570)648-5752.

 

Vulnerability Assessment Team Surveys
Please take a few moments to complete one of the following Vulnerability Assessment Team surveys, a component of our Safety Committee.  Please choose a survey based on your relationship with the school district.  You may complete multiple surveys if they apply to you (for example, you are both a staff member AND a parent with children enrolled in the school district), but please only complete each survey once. Your perception of the safety in our buildings is very important to us.  Any information received from these surveys will be shared with the Vulnerability Assessment Team and the Safety Committee during their meetings as they review building reports, identify the top five district safety issues, and develop recommendations for changes to the Comprehensive Safe School Plan.  Thank you in advance for the consideration given to participating in these surveys.
 
 

Announcements

  • Free and Reduced Meal Online Application

    Shamokin Area School District has made it faster and easier for parents to apply for free and reduced meals.

     This free service enables families to recieve program benefits faster than using the paper application.  Your application is electronically submitted directly to the child nutrition office for processing.

     If you have any questions or need assitance please call Bernadette Miller at (570)-648-5731 ext. 3652.

     Click here to get started now!

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