Indians Backpack Program

  • Dear Parents and Guardians:


    The mid-year point of the school year is a time that pauses us to reflect and look back on the individual student gains, as well as project ahead to the next school year to meet the educational needs of every student. This evaluative process of data dissemination is critical for determining that every student is evidencing a year of growth in academia curricula and on track to move to the next grade.

    The educators of the early childhood grade levels and the teachers and staff of the intermediate grades encourage parents to contact them with concerns or questions in regards to their child’s progress and are able to offer a plethora of suggestions in becoming more involved with your students studies and education in the home environment.

    For parents of students in the middle school and/or high school, it also is a critical time to provide insight and advice in determining the courses that your child should register and take in the next school year to ensure they are on target for graduation and/or postgraduate education and/or a career.

    The winter and early spring season offer excellent opportunities for parents/guardians and their children to spend quality time together reading in the home to continue to solidify the educational foundation of learning to be life long.

    Don't forget our focus this year is R.E.A.L:

    Creating positive relationships with students, equipping them with the knowledge they will need for a productive future, have sharpened our attitude to better communicate and ready and willingness to Lead!

    Leadership is a choice.  Let’s all choose to be great leaders!


    Jim Zack, Superintendent of Schools



  • Volunteers - New FBI Process


    *UPDATED JANURY 2, 2018 - Attention Volunteers*

    IMPORTANT: Please be advised that effective at close of business November 18, 2017, Cogent will no longer be providing fingerprint services for 'new applicants'. All 'new applicants' will be required to begin a new pre-registration with the new Commonwealth supplier, MorphoTrust, on November 28, 2017. Those unable to meet this deadline will be required to restart the process with the new Commonwealth supplier, MorphoTrust. (Registration information will not be transitioned to the new supplier; any unused registration files will be purged from the Cogent System and any payments will be issued refunds by Cogent.) 

    Applicants that have been notified their prints were rejected for quality purposes will have an additional time-period to complete the reprint process with Cogent. Any 'reprint applicants' who have not completed the reprint process with Cogent within this additional time-period, will be eligible to continue the reprint process with the new supplier. Please Note, 'reprint applicants' will have a limited time-period of 90 days to obtain their reprint services without charge. Additional information regarding that process or the new solution and start date will be forthcoming from the Department of General Services.

    Applicants may visit the new supplier website at

    Above attached is the link to the instructions to begin the new process to obtain a "new" fingerprint clearance:

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  • 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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