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North Schuylkill Press Release On the Purchase of Cardinal Brennan

January 22, 2015

We are pleased to announce the addition of the Cardinal Brennan campus to our existing campus at North Schuylkill School District.   This expansion will serve the communities that comprise North Schuylkill, and our greatest assets, the students of the North Schuylkill School District.   Our students have been at the forefront of our decision making as members of the North Schuylkill School Board.  This acquisition was thoroughly researched and planned with our Board and Administrative team.  We understand that with all decisions to purchase property numerous questions will arise. 

The first item we would like to convey is that the purchase was made possible due to the financial planning of our Business Manager, Mr. Robert Amos.  Mr. Amos is fiscally conservative and is a steward of our tax dollars.  He has enabled us to utilize monies from our Capital Reserve Fund, a fund that may only be used for Capital Projects, of which the purchase of this real estate is included.  As a result of sound fiscal planning, your taxes will not increase due to the purchase of this beautiful campus. 

Secondly, during this process it was our understanding that several types of businesses and industry were interested in the purchase of Cardinal Brennan.  We wanted to preserve our neighborhood from negative environmental impacts and safety concerns while preserving the heritage and memories of those who have attended the school, from the time it was the Immaculate Heart Academy to becoming Cardinal Brennan. 
Our decision was also impacted by our continued lack of space on our existing campus for academic pursuits and athletic competitions.  We believe our students need additional facilities to grow and excel in all of their scholastic endeavors.  We also believe that we need to be forward thinking with the possible needs of the educational process and the demands on the educational system to become more competitive, through individualized instruction, while maximizing our physical facilities.  The Cardinal Brennan campus is contiguous to our already existing property which will allow for future opportunities for our students.

We would like to thank the Diocese of Allentown for working with us to allow us to expand our campus and preserve our neighborhood, while keeping the memories of Cardinal Brennan intact and allowing the property to continue to be utilized for educational purposes.  We look forward to the opportunity to continue to build on the educational programming of our School District in working to provide the greatest educational exposure for our children.  We are excited to have the potential to increase activities and events at North Schuylkill through this acquisition, and we expect our school district to become a hub of activity, to include our Community Involvement Series and many athletic and recreational pursuits being offered to the greater North Schuylkill community. 

Press Release



Student-Athlete and College Recruiting

January 14, 2015

College coaches are looking for student-athletes! There will be an informational presentation for student-athletes on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7:00 PM in the North Schuylkill High School Library. This presentation will be open to athletes and parents from 8th to 12th grade. Attendees will receive a free SAT/ACT Prep DVD ($200 Value) for attending.

Event Flyer (PDF)


Parking for Winter Sporting Events

December 5, 2014

Due to the ongoing renovation project at North Schuylkill Jr./Sr. High School, there will be limited parking available in our lower lot for all home winter events.  We are asking our students, players, and fans, to please use the upper parking lot when attending our home events.   Fans can park in the upper lot, and enter through the double doors near the main entrance of the high school.  It is our goal to reserve the spots in the lower lot for the elderly, handicapped, and those who may otherwise have trouble going down the stairs to the lower level.  We appreciate your cooperation when attending events here this winter sport season.



Spartan Selfies

October 15, 2014

On August 29th, 2014 the faculty and staff of the North Schuylkill School District participated in a construction themed 'Spartan Selfie' day. The video below contains the pictures collected from that day!



North Schuylkill Introduces NutriKids Cafeteria System

September 23, 2014

North Schuylkill School District has recently adopted a new Point of Sale payment system for all school meals purchased in the district's cafeterias. The first day of service for this new system will be Wednesday, September 24th for the High School and Thursday September 25th for the Elementary School.

As with the old system, if your student has qualified for free or reduced price lunches or breakfasts, this information is securely contained within the system and the meal will be processed just as it is for all other students.  There is no need to be concerned for a potentially uncomfortable situation for the student.

If you are concerned about a food allergy that your student has, please notify the cafeteria with this information.  A warning will appear on the cashier’s screen for a quick review of the items on the student’s meal tray.

Once the transition is complete, we will be implementing a new system for online meal payments.

Thank you in advance for your patience in implementing this system. 



Pennsylvania CHIP Program

September 26, 2014

With the 2014-15 school year under way, it’s important for students to have access to the health care they need.

The Pennsylvania Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) can help.

For many Pennsylvania families, CHIP is free or offered at a low cost.

Coverage is provided by private health insurance carriers with a generous benefits package and robust medical provider networks.

Last year, Governor Corbett eliminated the waiting period so that no uninsured child would need to wait to apply.

Additionally, parents, teachers, families and school nurses can access CHIP information via the links below.

CHIP’s Main Website: http://www.chipcoverspakids.com/

Downloadable Materials and Handouts for Schools and Parents: http://www.chipcoverspakids.com/chip-resources/resources-for-organizations-community-partners-and-school-districts/e-toolkit/downloads/

What is CHIP: http://www.chipcoverspakids.com/about-chip/what-is-chip/

Eligibility and Benefits: http://www.chipcoverspakids.com/eligibility-and-requirements/

Apply for and/or Renew CHIP Coverage: http://www.chipcoverspakids.com/apply-and-renew/

As you know, healthy children are healthy learners.  Please use these materials to get the word out that CHIP coverage is well within reach.



Traffic Changes at North Schuylkill

August 21, 2014

As construction projects get underway at both North Schuylkill Jr/Sr High School, and North Schuylkill Elementary School, the school district has established new bus loop, and student drop off/ pick up procedures.  The changes, which go into effect on Monday, the first day of school, are being made to ensure the safety of all students and staff members.  Parents, along with faculty and staff, are encouraged to take note of the following changes:

At North Schuylkill Jr/Sr High School, the following rules will take effect:

  • All buses will drop off and pick up at the main entrance of the school
  • All parents dropping off, and/or picking up students, must do so in the lower parking lot (near the gymnasium entrance).  Parents should follow the traffic directional signs, completing a loop and exiting the same way they entered.
  • Parents should not arrive prior to 2:25 pm to pick up their children
  • There will be no parking in the lower lot (near the gymnasium entrance), except when picking up a student at the end of the school day.

While construction takes place at the back of the North Schuylkill Elementary School, some restrictions will take place concerning student drop off/pick up.

  • There will be no parking permitted at the back of the Elementary school.
  • Expect heavy congestion at the main entrance to the school.
  • Parking will be forbidden in areas that will restrict the flow of traffic for the school buses.  Buses will be lined up in a specific order, so the children can access them without any confusion

The construction projects are scheduled to last throughout the entire 2014-15 school year.  Parents are urged to exercise patience upon entering the campus to drop off or pick up their children.


North Schuylkill ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 20, 2014

The staff at the North Schuylkill School District took part in an Ice Bucket Challenge. Participating staff members raised money that will be donated to ALS Research. A special thank you to the Friendship Fire Company (Englewood, PA) for helping out!



District Breakfast and Lunch Prices

July 25, 2014



Note:  Effective the school year beginning July 1, 2014, school nutrition programs will be required to move towards charging paid meal category students at a price that is on average equal to the difference between free meal reimbursement and paid meal reimbursement.  Schools that charge less than this amount are required to gradually increase their prices over time until they meet the requirement.  The law establishes a maximum annual increase in the federally required paid increases of 10 cents annually, but schools may choose to increase the price at a higher amount.  The law also allows school nutrition programs to cover the difference with non-Federal funds instead of raising paid meal prices.  Those school districts whose paid meal prices are already at, or above, what Section 205 requires, are not obligated to lower their paid meal prices.  Based on this information, the North Schuylkill School District meal prices will be as stated above.

Procedures for School Meal Accounts


North Schuylkill Launches Blackboard Connect Parent Portal

January 22, 2014

The North Schuylkill School District has launched the Blackboard Connect Parent Portal. As some of you may have noticed during Hurricane Sandy, we can now send out both email and text alerts to alert parents to the closing of school. This new portal will allow you to control how you receive alerts, whether by phone call, text, or email. Please see the Welcome letter and Instructions below for more information.

Welcome Letter

Parent Portal Instructions

Please note: Changes made to phone numbers on the Parent Portal will not be reflected on your student's official records. In order to make changes to their official school records, please contact the school office.


North Schuylkill Introduces a New Gradebook System

January 22, 2014

The North Schuylkill School District has recently upgraded to a new Student Information System (SIS), provided by CSIU. This new SIS will allow greater communication between school and home, as well as allow parents/guardians access to their child(ren)’s records. For now we ask all parents/guardians to register at the parent link on the left. A helpful user guide can be found here: Parent Portal User Guide.

Please note: Parents will need at least one child’s student ID number to register.

Students also have access to their grades and schedules by following the link to the student portal. Students must use their ID number and password spartans to login.

As this is a new system for all involved, please be patient as we approve all parent requests. Please allow up to 3 business days for your account to be activated before contacting school personnel. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

For optimal experience please use Internet Explorer 8 or above.


Kindergarten Age Requirement

January 21, 2014

The North Schuylkill School District has adopted a new age requirement for students entering Kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year. Students must be 5 by July 1, 2014 to register for Kindergarten in the North Schuylkill School District.

You can view the policy change here: Policy 201 - Admission of Students


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