The South Allegheny Board of Directors will be holding a Special Voting meeting for the purpose of appointing a new Director to the open Board Director seat and any other necessary district business. The meeting will be held at 5:00pm on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 2743 Washington Blvd, McKeesport, PA 15133 in the Band Room.
The Future Ready PA Index is a collection of school progress measures related to school and student success. The Index includes a range of assessment, on-track, and readiness indicators, to more accurately report student learning, growth, and success in the classroom and beyond. Future Ready PA Index contains the most recent data available in the 2017-2018 school year. https://futurereadypa.org/
What started with a teacher helping students in need by bringing in her own clothes and toiletries from home has turned into a Free Store where ALL students in the middle and high school can shop. Shannon Campbell, SA grad and 8th grade math teacher, started the Free Store last year with first her personal donations, and later donations from staff and students. Earlier this month, Mrs. Campbell received a $400 award from Donors Choose to purchase toiletries and basic necessities such as deodorant and body wash. The Free Store is maintained by students in the Peer Mentor program. Mrs. Campbell stated, “I don’t know of a teacher who isn’t willing, or hasn’t at one time or another, helped out a student. I was just fortunate enough to be given a space in the school to open this store. The store has helped students with everything from clothes for a dance to deodorant for the student who forgot to put it on the morning.” If you know of a student in SA Middle/High School who could benefit from shopping at the Free Store, email Mrs. Campbell at email@example.com. All shopping trips are confidential.
We recognize that creating a safe learning environment is a critical part of helping each child achieve academic success. This year we will introduce Sprigeo, a new online system that students can use to report bullying incidents and school safety threats. Sprigeo will give your child another medium for communicating with our school administration when bullying or school safety incidents occur. All information sent through the Sprigeo system goes directly to school administrators through a secure online connection. How does the Sprigeo system work? Students can access the reporting form directly through a link on our school web site or they may go to the Sprigeo.com web site. After completing the reporting form and clicking the “submit” button, the report details are sent in a secure email to our school administrators. Over 90% of students include their name when using the Sprigeo system. Does the school receive false reports? Over 95% of reports sent through the Sprigeo system have been confirmed as authentic requests for help with a bullying incident or school safety threat. Unlike text messages or Facebook posts that can be shared among students, all Sprigeo reports are viewable only by school administrators, minimizing the impact one student has to falsely accuse or abuse another student. Why is there a need for an online reporting system? The number one reason why children do not report bullying or abuse is the fear of retaliation from their peers. The Sprigeo reporting form can be accessed from the privacy of a home computer or other Internet equipped device, eliminating the possibility of being identified by another student.
Parents can sign up for our new cafeteria payment system, "School Cafe" at www.schoolcafe.com or use the link under Parents on the website. All balances were transferred from our former system--My School Bucks. As always, the cafe will still take cash or check on site. checks must be written out to "SACafe"
South Allegheny is seeking volunteers to operate the Fitness Center, effective October 1, 2018. All volunteers must obtain clearances and will be provided with CPR training through the district. Letters of interest can submitted to Jason Beisler at firstname.lastname@example.org
South Allegheny has now transitioned from iPass to Skyward for parent access to grades, attendance, and much more. Please use the registration form on the website under Parents. The address is www.southallegheny.org/skyward Students can log in using their studentid/lunch number and their Google password. There is also a mobile phone app that can be downloaded for either Apple or Android. The same username and password can be used for the mobile app. Schedules and homeroom assignments will be available through the mobile site and app on Tuesday, August 14th. Questions can be sent to email@example.com
With the start of the school year quickly approaching, our administrators remind everyone of South Allegheny's Dress Code policy. In short, clothing should not distract others and should be appropriate for the school environment Shorts must cover the leg to mid-thigh and all shirts must have sleeves (unless it is a dress and then sleeves must be two-fingers wide). Shower and slider shoes are prohibited as are pajamas pants, revealing clothing and offensive clothing. Spandex and/or yoga type pants are also unacceptable. Please view the entire Policy on the school's website (under Quick Links)
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 available on the website under the "Quick Links" section
Attention incoming 7th grade students: The School Immunization Regulations (mandated by the state and county), require students entering 7th grade have a dose of Tdap and Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MVC) before the start of the 2018-2019 school year. South Allegheny School District has arranged for the American Healthcare Group to administer these immunizations on Friday, August 17th, 2018 from 9:00am-11:00am at the high school. If you would like to have your child receive these immunizations at the school, please call the high school office to receive the necessary paperwork that must be completed and submitted by August 3rd, 2018.
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.
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
Friday, August 10th: SA Marching Band Preview Show 7:00 p.m. at Glassport Stadium. Kennywood Fall Fantasy Parade Monday, August 20th
7:00 PM SA Holiday Band Concert
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Special Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Middle School Holiday Dance
South Allegheny runs an after school program for students in grades K through 6. The program is located at the Elementary School (bussing is provided for students at the ECC to get to the SAE). It runs Monday through Friday 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. To register or for more information, call Lee Latorre at the SAE at 412-675-3070 ext 2300 or email her at