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The North Schuylkill School District will graduate students who have a passion for learning and are empowered to be self-sufficient and successful.    

Important District News

2015 Fall Sports Physical Schedule

May 20, 2015

Physicals for the 2015 fall sports season at North Schuylkill Jr/Sr High School will be held on Sunday, June 21st, 2015 beginning at 12:00 p.m. at the North Schuylkill Elementary School.

The time schedule is as follows:

12:00 p.m. - JH Girls Basketball
12:30 p.m. - Girls Volleyball
12:45 p.m. - JH Football Cheerleading
1:00 p.m. - Varsity Football Cheerleading
1:15 p.m. - JH Cross Country
1:30 p.m. - Varsity Cross Country
2:00 p.m. - Girls Soccer
2:45 p.m. - Boys Soccer
3:00 p.m. - JH/JV/Varsity Football

** There will be a $10 fee for a physical. The fee must be paid before an athlete can receive a physical,
no exceptions. Checks can be made payable to: North Schuylkill Athletics.

**Times are tentative. Athletes should not arrive prior to their scheduled time. Please allow for extra
time, depending on number of athletes receiving physicals. The first practice date is Monday, August
17th. Any participant who does not have a physical will not be allowed to participate. Physical packets
will be available on the day of physicals.

Important Information - Concern

April 22, 2015

Dear Parent/Guardian,

               The North Schuylkill School District has been made aware of a situation regarding an allegation of concern involving an employee and a student.  Immediate action was taken by the school board and administration to ensure the safety of our students.  All information pertaining to this allegation has been forwarded to Law Enforcement and is currently under investigation.

            This has truly been a trying time for our school community.  Counseling services are in place to provide the support and reassurance that our students need to feel safe and secure within the school environment.  If you feel your child needs additional services, or if you have questions and concerns regarding this please call (570) 874-0466 ext. 1100.

Thank You,
Dr. Robert Ackell

District Dress Code Pilot

March 27, 2015

On April 2nd, we will be piloting a few changes to the dress code district wide.

Please read the following information pertaining to these changes. Please understand that these changes are only a PILOT and have not been formally adopted by the school board. At the end of the year, the school board will decide if they will approve the changes, based on the data collected during the 4th marking period.

  • * All shirts must be collared, long or short sleeved. Approved collared shirts include: golf/polo shirts, button-down dress shirts, 3/4 zip shirts, and/or turtlenecks/mock turtlenecks.
  • * A sweatshirt, fleece, vest, sweater, or blazer, without a hood or pockets is permissible and must be worn over an approved collared shirt.
  • * All approved shirts previously mentioned may be of any color, pattern, or design with or without North Schuylkill school logo and/or manufacturer’s trademark logo. Words may not be visible on clothing attire, unless part of the manufacturer’s trademark logo. Sports team logos, other than North Schuylkill, will not be permitted.
  • * Manufacturer’s trademark logo is not to exceed 5x5 inches in size.

  • * PLEASE NOTE: Colors, patterns and designs must not advocate or promote gang activity, sexual activity, violence, or the use of alcohol, tobacco or drugs, or demean or degrade another because of race, sex, religious persuasion, national origin, handicap, or disability.

Updated Clearances Are Required For All Employees

January 27, 2015

In December 2014, the Child Protective Services Law, Act 435, was amended by the State requiring ALL school district employees to have current clearances.

All school employees, including coaches and extra-curricular employees, are required under Act 435 to provide new clearances every three years.  Current employees with clearances older than 3 years as of December 31, 2014 must obtain and provide new ones to the Office of Human Resources within one year of December 31, 2014 (i.e. no later than December 31, 2015). 

What clearances are required?
For all Employees of Schools:

Act 34 of 1985 – PA Criminal History Record Check
Act 151 of 1994 – PA Child Abuse History Clearance
Act 114 - FBI Criminal History Report

Additional information can be found on the North Schuylkill Employment Page.

Current clearances that are less than 3 years old will expire at the 3-year anniversary, and those employees will need to obtain them before that anniversary, even if that means earlier than December 31, 2015.  As is true with the clearances obtained at the inception of employment, these clearances must be obtained and paid for by the employee. 

Clearances must be provided to the District Office within the required time frame.  Failure to comply will result in disciplinary action and can be grounds for termination of employment. 

If you are unsure if your clearances are older than 3 years, please send an email request to mcraig@northschuylkill.net

The Spartan Spotlight

Name: Amy Maziekas

Building: High School

Subject/Grade: Lifeskills Support Teacher

Mrs. Maziekas made sure that her students participated and enjoyed the prom this year. She watched over them, made sure they ate, made sure they behaved, protected them, danced with them and genuinely enjoyed their company. Her students left the dance experiencing an evening they will never forget.

Upcoming Events

May 20, 2015
Event: School Board Meeting
Location: High School Cafe
Time: 6:30 PM

May 21, 2015
Event: 6th Grade Graduation
Location: High School Auditorium
Time: 6:00 PM

May 29, 2015
Event: Graduation
Location: Ghosh Orthodontics Field at Spartan Stadium
Time: TBA

June 6, 2015
Event: School's Out Color Fun Run/5k
Location: North Schuylkill Campus
Event Flyer: Link

June 21, 2015
Event: 2015 Fall Sports Physical
Location: North Schuylkill Elementary