May 24, 2017
North Schuylkill School District will offer American Red Cross Swimming Lessons beginning on June 26, 2017 and concluding on July 7, 2017. Eight one-half hour lessons will be held on the following dates: June 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 , July 3, 5 and 7.
Registration will take place on Tuesday, June 13th and Thursday, June 15th from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the North Schuylkill Natatorium. Cost is $50.00.
Please contact Lynn Minalda with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. No registrations will be taken over the phone or by email.
May 1, 2017
Physicals for the 2017 fall sports season at North Schuylkill Jr/Sr High School will be conducted on Monday, June 5th, beginning at 9 a.m. at the High School.
The time schedule is as follows:
9:00 am Volleyball
9:30 a.m. Girls Cross Country
9:45 p.m. Boys Cross Country |
10:00 a.m. Golf
10:15 a.m. JH Football Cheerleading
10:30 a.m. JV/Varsity Football Cheerleading
11:00 a.m. JH Girls Basketball
11:30 a.m. Girls Soccer
12:00 p.m. Boys’ Soccer
12:30 p.m. JH/JV/Var 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 official practice date is Monday, August 14th. Any participant who does not have a physical will not be allowed to participate. Physical packets will be available in the high school’s main office, beginning on May 8th, and will also be available on the day of physicals. All athletes must have a parent/guardian’s signature before they can be seen by the physician.
April 12, 2017
The North Schuylkill School District has updated its Comprehensive Plan for 2018 - 20121 in order to meet the Pennsylvania’s Department of Education requirements.
January 24, 2017
From HS Activity Director - Jennifer Cory:
One of the very first things that must be done when you contact me requesting to rent out the Natatorium is to fill out the building usage request form. This building request form should be completed about a month and a half/two months before the party because it would need to get approved by the school board at their monthly school board meeting. This completed form, along with my signature, will ensure that there are no other events going on that day which would conflict with their request. Along with this form, a certificate of the party’s homeowner’s insurance must be handed in as well.
Within about two weeks of handing in the building usage request form, another form must be handed in as well as a deposit to rent the pool. This form is called the Swimming Pool Contract form and this form illustrates the required documents that must be turned in before the pool party.
Then, in regards to the specific details, I have a rules and rate schedule form that must be looked over in advance because this represents what is allowed and what is NOT allowed at NS pool parties while explaining the rate schedule. Normally pool parties are scheduled to last for two hours. And, we have a rate schedule where they pay per hour. We have rates for families that are in the district and we also have rates for out of district families. These rates also increase as the amount of swimmers go up.
If anyone would like to contact me in regards to having a pool party, my email is email@example.com (my contact info is also on the forms as well). You can do so that way - and then I will provide all the information they would need to know in order to have a pool party at NS.
November 16, 2016
Dear Parent or Guardian:
Doctors and pediatricians in our area are seeing cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease.
Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease is caused by a virus and is usually seen in children under age 5 and infants. It can be seen in older children and adults. Pregnant women should consult with their doctor or obstetrician if they have been exposed or think they have been exposed to an infected individual.
The symptoms include: fever, decreased appetite, ulcers in mouth, rash primarily on the hands and soles of the feet, and in some cases blisters.
It is not usually serious and individuals with Hand, Foot, and mouth recover in 7-10 days without treatment.
It is spread by close contact such as coughing, sneezing, kissing, hugging, and sharing cups and utensils with infected individuals. Individuals infected with Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease are contagious before symptoms appear.
The best way to prevent it from spreading is practicing good hygiene: washing hands; sneezing and coughing into tissues and disposing of them immediately; and cleaning surfaces that could be touched by unwashed hands.
Good hygiene at all times is the most effective method of preventing the spread of the disease.
November 1, 2016
We are pleased to announce that we have turned on email grading notifications. The default is setup to send parents an email whenever a student scores below a 70% on an assignment. This email will be sent to the email address that is registered to the parent. If you would like to change your default settings, please click here for further explanations.
September, 28 2016
Any information contained in this letter is not intended as medical advice, but simply to alert families to the existence of alternatives to opioids and that any such choices should be discussed with their physicians.
In 2014 nearly 2500 Pennsylvanians died from drug overdoses, many from opiate-based drugs. I am sure many of you know of people that have died in your area due to an overdose. Unfortunately, many have kept silent due to the social stigma, but that has only fueled an increase in deaths. Heroin does not discriminate among race, ethnicity, gender, nor socio-economic status. If you have chance, please watch this episode from CBS’s 60 Minutes, which originally aired in October, 2015. http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/heroin-in-the-heartland-2/
An increasing number of heroin overdoses are being experienced by young adults that have become addicted to opiate-based pharmaceuticals prescribed to them due to school sports injuries or common accidents. Oxycotin, Demerol, and Percoset, and many other opiate-based pain killers, can become highly addictive after an extended period of use. A person that is addicted could purchase Oxycotin on the black market for $80 a pill. Due to that expense, many switch to heroin, which is now only $5 per small bag. However, heroin transforms the brain to want this stimulus in ever increasing quantities. No one can just experiment with heroin, once you use it you are hooked, and in most cases, heroin will lead to death from overdose.
While we can not totally eradicate the drug problem, we can diminish its effects on society through education. That is the point of this letter. When your child is injured, you do not have to simply accept what the doctor is prescribing for pain. Below is a list of opiate-based drugs, and alternative non-addictive pain killers that can be prescribed instead. Please be aware of your options and ask your doctor or pharmacist these critical questions to save your child from the potential for addiction. Heroin overdoses have increased by over 400% in the last few years. By following this advice, we may finally start witnessing a decrease in opiate addiction, along with overdoses caused by addicts switching to the cheaper fix of heroin. Thank you for your consideration.
June 13, 2016
Due to construction on the lights for Ghosh Orthodontic Field, Spartan Stadium will be closed until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding while we undergo these upgrades.
April 26, 2016
The track is open to walkers and runners from 5PM until dusk when school is in session. It will be open from dawn until dusk during weekends and summers.
February 11, 2016
All Buildings and Fields are property of North Schuylkill School District.
Written permission is required before using any facility.
NSSD Board of Education
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
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 3605