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Welcome to the Winter Months! I hope everyone had a great beginning to the 2021-2022 school year. Please stay connected for weather cancellations and delays since we have added the possibility of virtual instruction days.

In August, Dr. Adolph Brown had taught our staff that “Our personal troubles, private challenges, and societal crises beyond our control can become baggage over time, and we risk dumping it on others. Putting down the baggage can be scary. It will require us to redefine who we are and what we are capable of becoming. Unresolved issues due to the disruption of the pandemic, unforeseen setbacks, societal unrest, neglected relationships, career failures, illnesses, or huge financial loss may lead to over indulgent and/or other unhealthy behavior in order to mask underlying issues. Our future success depends on our willingness to unpack and put down our baggage.” Together we will be emptying our backpacks limiting negative thoughts, feelings, judgments, experiences, and beginning the journey onward because of kids.

We acknowledge that the 2021-2022 school year began with a set of challenges and opportunities that were different from what we hoped. While COVID-19 has played a factor in learning once again this school year, we will, to the greatest extent practicable, support prevention and mitigation policies in line with the most up-to-date guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). A successful and equitable Health and Safety Plan requires engaging the entire school community to establish a safe environment for all students, educators and school staff and to promote trust and confidence. Please continue to self-monitor for any signs and symptoms of COVID-19 at home prior to attending school.

I encourage everyone to stay connected with the District as we know that your involvement has a positive impact on student learning and social well-being. Follow us on Facebook @North Schuylkill School District and Twitter @NorthSchuylkill. We welcome your questions and your input as members of the Spartan Community. If I can personally be of help, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am available to you by emailing rackell@northschuylkill.net or by phone at (570) 874-0466.

 With Spartan Pride,
Dr. Robert Ackell,
Superintendent of Schools


Additonal Information

North Schuylkill School District Goals (2021-2022)

Superintendent Evaluations (2021-2022)

Based on results of the 2020-2021 annual performance evaluation, Dr. Ackell has performed satisfactorily in meeting the school board's standards in all categories.

Robert J. Ackell, Ed.D., Superintendent

Phone: 570-874-0466 ext. 1100
Email: rackell@northschuylkill.net

Merri Lynn Craig - Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent

Phone: 570-874-0466 ext. 1100
Email: mcraig@northschuylkill.net