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!
In collaboration with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, the South Allegheny School District’s Board of Directors is beginning the process of searching for our next Superintendent of Schools. The selection of a school Superintendent is among the most important decisions any school board will make. Community and staff involvement are important to us and we are asking for your input. We want to know what leadership qualities, expertise and experiences matter most to you in a Superintendent. The staff and public will have two options to provide feedback regarding what you are looking for in the next Superintendent of Schools: 1. Go online to www.aiu3.net/sasdsurvey and complete the survey, and/or 2. Meet confidentially one-on-one with a member of the Executive Search Team on one of the dates below. Groups are also welcome. No RSVP is needed. All District Staff and Administration: Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Location: Early Childhood Center (Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) All District Staff and Administration: Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018 Location: South Allegheny Elementary School (Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) All District Staff and Administration: Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Location: Middle School/High School (Time: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) All Community Members (This will be a group session) District Staff who cannot participate at their designated date and time may also attend: Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018 Location: Middle School/High School (Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.) EVERYONE interested in the South Allegheny School District is invited to participate. Drop in sessions will be conducted by the Allegheny Intermediate Unit’s Executive Search Committee. For more information, please contact: Laura Thomson (412) 370-3852 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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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
A Sure Sign of Spring...Kennywood Ticket Sales!! Representatives from Kennywood will be at South Allegheny on Thursday, April 5th to sell Kennywood tickets. Cost this year remains at $26/ticket. Our Kennywood school picnic is May 31st! 8-9am: Middle School/High School 9:15 – 9:45a.m.: SAE 10am – 10:30am: ECC
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.
AP Payment Procedure: If your child is enrolled in an AP course (which there will be an AP Exam in May) payment for the exam(s) is due March 23rd. Since the AP Exams are currently $93/exam, we are going to permit students to pay for exams in several payments to avoid one large payment. If your child is taking more than one AP Exam you must pay the fee for each exam they take. These payments will continue to be collected through Friday March 23rd. The students will need to see Mrs. Brock in room 219 to make a payment. When payment is made, the student will be given a receipt, which they need to keep. Payment in full is expected by March 23, 2018. Any student who qualifies for financial need (paperwork to determine qualification is available with Donna Greenawald) is eligible for a fee reduction and they will pay $53 for each AP exam. Any student may choose not to take the AP Exam, however, if your student takes the AP exam that student will earn the additional weight for that AP class. If you have questions about your student’s QPA in regards to AP Exams please call his/her guidance counselor. Any questions or concerns regarding any AP Exams should be directed to Mrs. Brock at (412) 675-3070 extension 1519. Date Morning Exam Afternoon Exam Monday May 7 Chemistry Psychology Tuesday May 8 Art History: Physics 1 Wednesday May 9 English Literature & Composition Physics 2 Thursday May 10 Environmental Science Friday May 11 United States History Monday May 14 Biology Tuesday May 15 Calculus AB Wednesday May 16 English Language & Composition
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.
South Allegheny is proud to offer a Kindergarten Transition Program for the parents and students who will be entering kindergarten next fall (2018-2019 school year). The first session-the "Parent Only" session- is Wednesday, January 10th, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Early Childhood Center. Parents of children who will be enrolled in kindergarten in the fall are invited to attend. Next meeting dates (for Parent and Child ) are: January 31st – Kindergarten Transition Session #1 February 28th - Kindergarten Transition Session #2 March 21st- Kindergarten Transition Session #3 For more information, contact Donna at 412-675-3070 ext. 3140.
South Allegheny High School will present the musical “Little Shop of Horrors” on Thursday, March 22, 2018, Friday, March 23, 2018, Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 25, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Cost of admission is $8.00 for adults and $5 for students and children.
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
Kindergarten Transition: Jan. 10,. Jan. 31, Feb. 28 & March 21 South Allegheny is proud to offer a Kindergarten Transition Program for the parents and students who will be entering kindergarten next fall (2018-2019 school year). The first session-the "Parent Only" session- is Wednesday, January 10th, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Early Childhood Center. Parents of children who will be enrolled in kindergarten in the fall are invited to attend. Next meeting dates (for Parent and Child ) are: January 31st – Kindergarten Transition Session #1 February 28th - Kindergarten Transition Session #2 March 21st- Kindergarten Transition Session #3 For more information, contact Donna at 412-675-3070 ext. 3140.