The 2018-2019 school calendar has been approved: First Teacher Day: Thursday, August 16, 2018 First Student Day: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Last Student Day: Friday, May 31, 2019 Graduation: Friday, May 31, 2019 Last Teacher Day: Monday, June 3, 2019 *The complete calendar is attached.
PSSA testing time for students in the elementary and middle school will be upon us soon (see testing window dates below). The PA Department of Education requires schools to set rules and take steps to protect test materials. ELECTRONIC DEVICES SUCH AS CELL PHONES, SMART PHONES, SMART WATCHES, NOOKS, KINDLES, iPODS, CAMERA-READY DEVICES AND ANY OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICE THAT CAN BE USED TO PHOTOGRAPH OR ACCESS THE INTERNET AND/OR COMMUNICATE WITH OTHERS DURING THE PSSA EXAMS ARE NOT PERMITTED IN ANY TESTING SITE. Please speak to your child and let him or her know that possession and/or use of a cell phone or other electronic device during the administration of PSSAs will result in consequences. Also, please note the importance of being ON TIME to school during the testing days. Students will not be admitted into the room once testing has started. TESTING WINDOWS English/Language Arts: April 9 - 13 Math: April 16- 20 Science: (4th & 8th grade) April 23 -27
Grab & Go Breakfast Cart Now Available at Middle/High School! It's National School Breakfast Week and we are proud to announce that a Grab & Go Breakfast Cart is now available for our middle and high school students and staff. The items on the cart are pre-wrapped items that are easy for students to grab and eat, they still meet all meal requirements and it's a way for students to skip the line in the cafeteria and/or get students who typically skip the cafeteria all together to eat breakfast. The cart will be available everyday. It's an alternative breakfast option for students, a way to make breakfast more convenient for students. The Cart is made possible by the Allies for Children in partnership with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, they received a grant to work with five school districts to launch an alternative breakfast model and SA is one of them!
Mrs. Wagner will be serving in the role of temporary dean of students for the remainder of the school year. Mrs. Wagner, a Glassport native and SA grad, has been teaching at South Allegheny for the last 23 years. She has a deep understanding and connection to our students and families. Please read the letter from Mr. Mayer (below) addressing the changes you will see at the SAE and welcome Mrs. Wagner to her new role in the district! _________________________________________________ From: Mr. Marc R. Mayer, Interim Building Level Principal To: South Allegheny Elementary Parents/Guardians Dear Parents/Guardians, I would like to take the opportunity to explain a change in personnel in the South Allegheny Elementary main office. Starting Feb. 26th, Mrs. Kissie Wagner will be filling a temporary position as Dean of Students, for the remainder of the school year. Mrs. Wagner will be leaving her 4th grade classroom to assist the Principal with student affairs. Mrs. Wagner’s priority will be working with students in the areas of academics, attendance, discipline, and safety. Miss Tia Kettering will replace Mrs. Wagner in her 4th grade classroom. Miss Kettering has been a building level substitute at South Allegheny Elementary and Early Childhood Center for several years. Miss Kettering knows the students and curriculum quite well, and will be consulting regularly with Mrs. Wagner for the remainder of the school year. I am very excited for Mrs. Wagner to start in her new role as temporary Dean of Students. Her ability to make connections with students and foster a strong desire for student success will certainly have a positive impact on our little Gladiators! Yours in Education, Marc R. Mayer MEd. Interim Building Principal
South Allegheny School District Is Currently Searching for Substitute Teachers Full-time, part-time, flexible schedules available Come Meet a Precision HR Representative at Thursday, February 22nd from 6:30pm – 9pm West Mifflin Area Middle School 81 Commonwealth Ave. West Mifflin, PA 15122
Dear Parents/Guardians of current high school student athletes: Student athletes interested in participating in sports at the college level are required to register with the NCAA Clearinghouse (https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/). Our guidance counselors have developed the following procedures to assist families in this process: Tuesday, February 13: The guidance counselors will host a NCAA Eligibility Event with parents/guardians in the high school library. Parents may attend anytime from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be advised on what classes should be scheduled for the upcoming school year. Late February: Grade level meetings will be held with the students to schedule classes for the upcoming academic year. NCAA interested student athletes will be asked to join us for an informative session following the meeting. At this time, all current NCAA Clearinghouse information will be disseminated and reviewed. April: An evening workshop to register all upcoming 10-12 grade student athletes will be held at the high school. Fall 2018: Our annual NCAA Night will be held with an NCAA eligibility representative present during the evening. This event traditionally takes place in November. All information will be posted on the guidance page on the high school’s web page. https://www.southallegheny.org/Page/4170. Any questions can be directed to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMMUNIZATION MESSAGE ATTENTION: 11th grade students are required to obtain a second Meningococcal Vaccine for entrance into 12th grade. Please complete this mandated requirement by May 21, 2018 and provide a copy to the school nurse. NOTE: In order to comply with this regulation, SA has arranged for the American Healthcare Group to administer this immunization on March 9, 2018 at noon at the high school. A parent/guardian must complete the an immunization consent form. Please contact the school nurse with any questions at 412-675-3070 X 1208. Consent must be given by Feb. 23rd.
Board Names Alisa King Acting Superintendent Following the resignation of Mr. Fine on Dec. 27th, the school board has appointed Mrs. Alisa King South Allegheny's Acting Superintendent. Mrs. King was formerly our Director of Curriculum and Academic Affairs. The board has started the process to begin a search for a Superintendent through the PA School Boards Association or the Allegheny Intermediate Unit.
Keystone Exam/Graduation Update The Pennsylvania General Assembly recently passed into law (House Bill 178) a change to the Pennsylvania school code that makes proficiency on the Keystone Exams a graduation requirement for the class of 2020. NOTE: The requirement was previously applicable to the graduating class of 2019.
The November 7th & 8th school closings (for the water advisory) will be made up on Monday, January 15th (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) and Monday, February 19th (President's Day). The snow day on January 5th will be made up on Wednesday, March 28th. Thursday, March 29th will now be a 1/2 Day. The snow day on Wednesday, February 7th will be made up on Monday, April 2nd. The snow day on March 21st will be made up on Friday, June 1st. Wednesday, June 30th is now a full day of school.
We are very pleased to announce that Community Eligibility Program (free breakfast and lunch) that began in the 2015-2016 school year will continue next school year (2017-2018) for ALL South Allegheny students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. All South Allegheny students in kindergarten through 12th grade will receive one reimbursable breakfast and one
The South Allegheny Community Fitness Center is now a SilverSneakers approved facility in addition to being a Silver&Fit facility. If you qualify for SilverSneakers and/or Silver&Fit, you’re membership to our Fitness Center will be at no cost. SilverSneakers is available through select Medicare health plans, Medicare Supplemental carriers and group retiree plans.
School officials are authorized to search a student's personal possessions or motor vehicle parked on school property when there is reasonable suspicion that the student is violating the law, Board policy, or school rules, or poses a threat to the health, safety or welfare of the school population. Searches conducted by the administration may include utilization of certified drug dogs