August 17, 2017
We would like to invite you to attend our Meet the Teacher Nights which will take place next week on Wednesday, August 23rd for students in kindergarten through third grade. And on Thursday, August 24th, for students in fourth through sixth grade.
We will be following a new Meet the Teacher Night procedure this year. Principals will be meeting with ALL parents and students in the gymnasium, for a brief introduction, before reporting to your assigned classrooms. The following grade level times have been scheduled to meet in the gym: On Wednesday, Kindergarten will meet at 3:00PM, first grade at 4:00PM, second grade at 4:30PM and third grade at 5:00PM. On Thursday, fourth grade will meet at 4:00PM, fifth grade at 4:30PM and sixth grade at 5:00PM. ANY parents and students who cannot attend the grade level meeting times, please report to the gymnasium at 5:30 PM.
The first day of school for all students is Monday, August 28th, 2017.
We look forward to working together to make a difference in the lives of our students. One exciting initiative this year will be the implementation of PBIS. PBIS is a Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports System that includes proactive strategies for teaching appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments. You can find additional information on the North Schuylkill School District website homepage, We are so excited for our students to learn… the SPARTY WAY!
We look forward to seeing all of you next week!
August 17, 2017
Thursday, August 24th, is an eventful day at North Schuylkill! Be sure to mark your calendars with important events that will take place on that day, as well as Meet The Teacher Night on Wednesday, August 30th:
On Thursday, August 24th, 7th Grade Orientation will be held from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Everyone should meet in the auditorium for a brief meeting, before going on a scavenger hunt through the building.
Also during that time, any 9th grade students who are new or unfamiliar to the building are invited to tour the building with our National Honor Society students. 9th grade students needing this tour should report to the main office at 1:00 PM to meet their guide.
Later that evening, I would like to invite everyone in the community to attend our Meet the Spartan Night beginning at 7:00 PM in the stadium. At this time, we will be introducing all of our Fall athletic teams, as well as the NS Marching Band.
Wednesday, August 30th, all parents are invited to attend our Back to School Night from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. We will meet in the auditorium at 5:00 for a brief meeting, then parents will be given the opportunity to walk through the building, following their student’s schedule.
July 13, 2017
The North Schuylkill Elementary will be implementing a new Postive Behavior Intervention and Support Plan for the 2017-2018 school year. The welcome letter and matrix can be found be clicking the links below.
August 10, 2017
The North Schuylkill School District Wall of Fame Committee will be accepting applications to formally recognize and honor NSSD graduates for outstanding academic and professional achievements.
1. At least ten (10) classes must have graduated from the time of the nominee’s graduation before he/she becomes eligible for election to the Wall of Fame.
2. Any alumni meeting the ten (10) year rule are eligible to be nominated and selected.
3. Nominating forms are available on the district website or in the high school principal’s office and must be completed and submitted no later than March 15 of each year.
4. Induction ceremonies for newly inducted members of the NSSD Wall of Fame will be held in conjunction with the annual NSSD Commencement Exercises.
5. Names of inductees will be showcased on an electronic display in the main lobby of the NSSD Junior/Senior High School. 6. Each inductee will receive a plaque on the night they are inducted into the Wall of Fame.
August 8, 2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Health is changing the vaccination requirements for your child, beginning in August 2017.
Your child must be vaccinated, or have a written plan to vaccinate, within one week of the first day of school, or they may not be allowed to attend school. Our first day of school at North Schuylkill is Monday, August 28, 2017. If your child is not vaccinated or does not have a written plan by your doctor for vaccination by Friday, September 1, 2017, your child will not be allowed to attend school starting Tuesday, September 5, 2017.
If your child has already received these vaccinations, please send in a written copy of the vaccines to your child’s school for review.
If your child has NOT received these vaccines, please contact your doctor immediately about scheduling an appointment in order for your child to receive the recommended vaccines for school attendance.
If you do not have a doctor, please call the Pennsylvania Department of Health at 877-724-3258. You can also visit the website dontwaitvaccinate.pa.gov for information about these new regulations.
These regulations are meant to ensure that children attending school are adequately protected against outbreaks of vaccine preventable illnesses.
August 8, 2017
Book bags from the "Stuff The Bus" program in Schuylkill County have now arrived at North Schuylkill. Anyone in need of a book bag may contact the elementary/high school offices or guidance. Supplies are limited.
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