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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


NSSD Health and Safety Plan

North Schuylkill COVID-19 Updates

North Schuylkill Student Help Center

North Schuylkill Virtual Access Guide

St. Luke's Tips for Staying Healthy

Spartan COVID Tracker

2021-2022 Dress Code

North Schuylkill Chromebook Damage Plan


North Schuylkill Summer Swimming Lessons

May 16 2022

Spartans –

The North Schuylkill School District will offer Swimming Lessons beginning on Monday, June 6, 2022 and concluding on Friday, June 17, 2022. Ten one-half hour lessons will be held on Monday through Friday for the two-week period. Classes will be assigned according to the child's swim level from 10AM to 1PM

Registration will take place on Tuesday, May 31st, Wednesday, June 1st and Thursday, June 2nd from 5PM to 7PM at the North Schuylkill Junior/Senior High School Auditorium/Gymnasium/Natatorium Entrance Lobby. Cost is $50.00

Please contact Lynn Minalda with any questions at lminalda@northschuylkill.net. No registrations will be taken over the phone or by email.


North Schuylkill Mask Update

February, 17 2022

Spartans –

The North Schuylkill School District will move to optional/recommended masking for students and staff beginning Monday, February 21, 2022. This will eliminate the current mask mandatory requirement.

Masks will no longer be mandatory. Individuals who wish to wear face coverings as a mitigation measure will be permitted to do so – but that will be their personal choice. The CDC order continues to require masks while riding school transportation. Masks will also be required for students and staff who are returning from isolation after day five (5) following being COVID positive.

The District will no longer conduct close contact tracing and individuals will not be required to quarantine for potential exposures occurring within our schools. However, quarantine will continue to be mandatory for household contacts based on current guidelines. Any students or staff that are symptomatic should not be sent to school and will be sent home while current protocols will continue to be followed.

North Schuylkill will continue to monitor positive COVID cases in each building. The District's COVID-19 Tracker will be updated daily.

The COVID-19 Pandemic has had an impact on school district communities everywhere. The North Schuylill School District strives to make decisions while remaining cognizant of all aspects pertaining to the situation. We remain grateful to our wonderful community for all your support. The District continues to be thankful for your patience and understanding in these unpredictable times.

Don’t forget, tomorrow there is no school for students but Monday is our first snow make-up day!

Spartan Pride,
Robert Ackell Ed. D.
Superintendent


2022-2023 Kindergarten Registration

February,16 2022

Kindergarten Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year will take place during the week of April 4th - 8th.

Starting on Monday, February 21st, please call the office at (570) 874-3661 to set up an appointment. Students must be 5 years old as of July 1, 2022 to register for Kindergarten.

What You Will Need That Day:

* Completed Registration Packet
* Immunization Records (originals or a copy)
* 3 Proofs of Residency
* Your Child’s Birth Certificate

Download: Kindergarten Registration Packet


Screening Process Before Sending To School

November 3, 2021

Spartans:

Reminder: COVID-19 can look like other common illnesses - colds, strep throat, or allergies. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 in children are fever and cough. However, children may have any of these signs or symptoms of COVID-19 including, but not limited to, Fever or Chills, Cough, Nasal Congestion or Runny Nose, New Loss of Taste or Smell, Sore Throat, Shortness of Breath or Difficulty Breathing, Diarrhea, Nausea or Vomiting, Stomachache, Tiredness, Headache, Muscle or Body Aches. If your child has symptoms or may have been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19, please keep them home and have them evaluated by a medical provider. If you are waiting for any test results, please keep them home until cleared to return. Schools have a significant role to play in slowing the spread of COVID-19. We appreciate the fullest cooperation of all parents to keep their own and other students, as well as our staff, safe.

If you follow the North Schuylkill COVID Tracker on our website, you will see active cases within the most recent 14-day period. Cases that are listed as "active" on the tracker were individuals who were present in a building with symptoms or were present within 48 hours prior to developing symptoms or receiving a positive test result.


Food Notice

October 15, 2021

To the Parents and Staff of the North Schuylkill District:

We are committed to serving our students and staff healthy, nutritious meals. Unfortunately, an increasing level of national supply chain issues, vendor delays and food shortages are currently impacting school districts and restaurants across the country. As a result of this, our menus will be subject to change without notice moving forward. While these issues are beyond our control, we will be doing our best to adjust menus accordingly based upon our product availability. Anticipated weekly menus will be posted on Nutraslice for reference. However, we ask for everyone's patience and understanding as we collectively work to navigate around this unfortunate situation. As the food shortage and supply chain issues are resolved, we will work to add additional items back into the menus as they become available.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 570-874-0466 ext. 2124 or via email at kshatalsky@northschuylkill.net.

Thank you,
Kim Shatalsky
Cafeteria Food Service Director


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.

Eligibility

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!


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!


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)


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


Ghosh Orthodontics

St. Lukes

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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