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Welcome to the North Schuylkill School District

Our mission is to provide our students with opportunities designed to meet individual needs and to ensure that every child has experiences that promote growth and excellence in all academic and social development areas. Through mutual respect, our students will grow and learn in a positive atmosphere, where faculty, staff, parents and students together are enthusiastic about the learning process.

At North Schuylkill, we strive to ensure welcoming, inclusive and safe learning environments for all our students and families. Our pledge is to provide all of our students with inspiring and relevant experiences so they may live meaningful, purposeful and impactful lives. We are committed to promoting a nurturing school environment where each child is respected and valued as an individual regardless of skin color, gender identity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability or disability. We support ideals of free speech, freedom, equality, non-discrimination and equal opportunity in the school setting. We stand united against discrimination, injustice and prejudice. We support positive, constructive and peaceful change in society including the areas of protection of human rights, human dignity and respect for all people; and we endorse principles of diversity, fairness, equality and impartiality for all. This is not an open forum. It is our statement to promote greatness in all within our District and what it means to be a Spartan.

Important District News

2022-2023 Dress Code

North Schuylkill Chromebook Damage Plan

District Newsletter: August 2022

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Free Student Breakfast

September 30, 2022

To the Parents and Staff of the North Schuylkill District:

Starting Monday, October 3rd and running through the remainder of the 2022-23 school year, breakfast will be provided at no cost to all students at North Schuylkill.

Family income will not come into play in determining who can be offered a free breakfast through this program. However, we will still be required to account for students who are Free, Reduced, and Paid. This will require students to still enter the student ID at the register when picking up the meal.

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Dr. Ackell's message on Friday incident

September 12, 2022

Dear Spartan Community:

On Friday, September 9, 2022, the North Schuylkill School District was notified of an inappropriate comment made in a social media post. The District immediately notified local police departments and at no time was the safety of students or staff compromised.

I would like to take a moment to remind everyone that school safety is the North Schuylkill School District’s #1 goal. The District takes the safety of all students and staff very seriously.

Please know that we take each and every threat directed towards our schools and members of our school communities very seriously. Students who post threatening language on social media are in violation of the School District’s Student Code of Conduct. North Schuylkill works with local law enforcement agencies and actions will be dealt with swiftly and thoroughly. Actions and behaviors regarding any type of threat will not be tolerated.

I ask all parents and guardians to talk to your child(ren) about posting threatening language on social media. Posting threats online will result in very real legal and significant school consequences for students engaging in these behaviors. If you hear or read about any threat of violence in your child's school, please share the information with School Administration.

With Spartan Pride,

Dr. Robert J Ackell

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Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

July 16, 2021

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) is available for renters of residential properties who are at risk of eviction or utility shutoffs due to hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Landlords can apply for assistance on behalf of tenants and receive assistance directly if the tenant is eligible. If you are in need of assistance, don't wait. Apply today.

How Can ERAP Help?

Households may be eligible for up to 12 months of assistance to cover past-due or future rent and/or utility payments. ERAP can also help cover rehousing costs for someone who is currently experiencing homelessness or in unstable housing. The amount of a household's monthly rent or utility bills does not preclude eligibility, but the amount of ERAP assistance provided to a household is determined by program administrators at the county level.

Assistance can be provided to a tenant in a residential rental property for future rental payments and for unpaid rental or utility arrears that were accrued on or after March 13, 2020. Counties may choose to provide additional assistance to eligible households if funds remain available.

Residential tenants may apply for themselves, or a landlord may apply on behalf of a current tenant. Also, landlords do not have to agree to participate in the program for tenants to receive assistance.


To qualify for assistance, a household must be responsible to pay rent on a residential property and meet each of the following criteria:
- One or more people within the household has qualified for unemployment benefits, had a decrease in income, had increased household costs, or experienced other financial hardship due directly or indirectly to the COIVD-19 pandemic; AND
- One or more individuals in the household can show a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability; AND
- The household has an income at or below 80 percent of area median income, which varies by county. Income limits by county are available can be found here. Resources (like bank accounts and cars) are not relevant for ERAP eligibility.

How to Apply

Pennsylvanians can learn more about how to apply in their specific county at www.dhs.pa.gov/erap. The online application is available in English and Spanish. Applications can also download and print an application or obtain an application from their county ERAP office. DHS has also translated the paper application into Russian, Vietnamese, Arabic, Chinese, and Cambodian and made those available to all participating counties.

Applicants will need to provide the following information: head of household's personal information, income information for all household members 18 and older, rental lease and amount owed, landlord's name, and landlord's contact information. If applying for utility assistance, applicants must provide utility expenses and utility provider information.

Applicants should be prepared to provide documents that substantiate information provided, such as pay stubs, tax filings, unemployment letters, and rental/utility arrears. However, if applicants do not have documents, county ERAP offices will work with applicants to obtain documents or written attestations.

More information about ERAP can be found at www.dhs.pa.gov/erap.

North Schuylkill Grant Funding Survey

June 11, 2021

Spartan Community -

The North Schuylkill School District is seeking input on the use of the ARP ESSER funds from all stakeholders. This American Rescue Plan for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund was enacted on March 11, 2021 to help safely reopen and sustain the operation of schools while addressing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the nation's students. We welcome and appreciate your input. Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the brief survey posted here https://forms.gle/RPrrqRzK1QnMrHdY8

Thank you in advance for your time in taking this survey!

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Pennsylvania Broadband Survey

May 21, 2021

Spartan Community -

In an effort to identify the level of Internet access and connectivity that residents have within our school district, we are asking that you complete a short survey. The data collected will greatly assist our school district with obtaining local, state and federal broadband funding to provide additional resources to our students and families. The survey can be accessed at https://tinyurl.com/broadbandsurveypa. Thank you in advance for your time in taking this survey!

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EBB Program Launches Nationwide May 12th

May 10, 2021

Spartan Community -

The FCC has announced that the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB) will be opened to the public on May 12. The EBB will provide families with free or low cost Internet through their regular ISP.

To find out how to apply please visit: https://www.getemergencybroadband.org/

EBB Flyer (English)
EBB Flyer (Spanish)

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2020-2021 School Year Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Information

January 20, 2021

Spartan Community:

COVID-19 relief packages recently passed by the United States Congress contain numerous benefits for families financially impacted by the pandemic. 

Some of these benefits are available to students who are eligible for free or reduced-priced school meals. If you believe your school-aged child(ren) may qualify for free or reduced-price meals this school year and have not yet submitted the application for free or reduced-price meals to the school, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible. 

The application then will be used to determine which benefits your child(ren) and/or household may be eligible to receive. Please be aware that applying for free or reduced-price meals will not impact meals that your child(ren) currently receives through the school.

Click Here: Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Proud Partners
of the North Schuylkill School District

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New Student Registration

North Schuylkill Jr/Sr High School
Students Grades: 7-12
Registration Form: NSHS Registration Form

North Schuylkill Elementary
Students Grades: K-6
Registration Form: NSE Registration Form 

Registration Information
Enrollment forms are available in the links above. For your convenience, the PDF forms are designed with the ability to electronically enter most information.

In addition to the enrollment forms, proof of birth, proof of residency and an immunization record must be provided for each student. Missing items will delay the enrollment of your student.

Please contact the Business Office for an appointment or for any questions regarding registration.

Phone: 570-874-0466 ext. 1105
Email: kderr@northschuylkill.net

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