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The North Schuylkill School District will graduate students who have a passion for learning and are empowered to be self-sufficient and successful.


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.


2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee

Good luck to Devina Singh from everyone at North Schuylkill!



Summer of Innovation Camp

North Schuylkill will be hosting a Summer of Innovation Camp sponsored by Chester County IU #24 and NASA this July----
The camp will be for students entering grades 4-5-6-7-8-and 9---

This grant provides a free student summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) camp (held in our district) taught by North Schuylkill teachers. The camp runs Monday through Friday, 9:00AM-3:00PM during the week of July 14-18, 2014. No transportation will be provided and students must bring their own bag lunch.

Applications are due to the High School Office by June 14th if possible---applications and information can be found on the district website---or in the elementary or high school offices.

Camp Application



Academic Summer School 2014

To be offered by Intermediate Unit 29

Online classes for students in grades 7-12
Courses are active beginning 8:00AM, June 23, 2014 through 12:00 PM, July 24, 2014

$150 per course by 3:00PM on June 12, 2014
$165 per course after 3:00PM on June 12, 2014

Registrations will be accepted up until 9:00AM on June 23 if payment is provided at the time of registration (credit card or bring check to the Curriculum Department of IU 29), but will include a $15 per course late fee.

For available course information and required documents, please log onto www.iu29.org.  Click on the Parents & Students tab-Academic Summer School.

Any questions or for more information, please contact:
Doreen Milot, Supervisor of ESL & District Support Consultant
dlm@iu29.org or (570)544-9131 ext. 1273



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

March 21, 2013

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


Middle States Association of Secondary Schools

March 6, 2013

Dear North Schuylkill Community:

                On February 26, 27, 28 and March 1, 2013, an evaluation team from the Middles States Association visited the North Schuylkill Junior/Senior High School to evaluate our programs and procedures for the purpose of determining if we would qualify for Middle States Accreditation.

                For the past eighteen months, the faculty, staff and administration have been doing a “Self-Study” to prepare for their visit.  Excellence by Design is an accreditation protocol that uses strategic planning as a vehicle for growth and improvement in student performance and in the school’s capacity to effect that growth. The purpose of Excellence by Design is to provide a framework and process to guide the school’s efforts to achieve excellence in student performance and to achieve accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

                During the evaluation team’s exit conference, we were very pleased to learn that the North Schuylkill Junior/Senior High School will be recommended for Middle States Accreditation.  This is a wonderful accomplishment for the District and indicates the programs that are being offered for our students are of the finest quality in the state.  This also places the District in an elite tier of districts that have also attained Academic and Programmatic Excellence.

                I wish to express my appreciation to Mrs. Leah Briggs and Mr. Harry Lucas for taking on the task of Internal Coordinators for this project.  I also want to thank Principal Temchatin and the entire staff of the Junior/Senior High School for their commitment to excellence and their dedication to our students.

                For a better understanding of this process, I invite you to check the link on our website that has the completed self-study.

Andrew D. Smarkanic, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools


North Schuylkill Featured in PA Leads Video

July 26, 2012

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