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  • The mission of the Punxsutawney Area School District is to prepare students for the future by enabling them to acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become productive and responsible citizens.
     
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    All new students in grades K - 12 must register through our Central Registration office. Click HERE for more information.

     

     
     


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  • Please click on the link for information regarding high school bus incident, High School Bus Threat 2-22-2018.

     

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    NOTICE: PUNXSUTAWNEY AREA SCHOOL BOARD VACANCY, REGION V

    The Punxsutawney Area School District is seeking candidates to fill a School Board vacancy in Region V: Punxsutawney Borough, First & Fourth Wards. Interested candidates, who reside in Region V, should submit a letter of interest indicating their permanent address and a resume to the Punxsutawney Area School District, Attention: Dr. Thomas Lesniewski, Superintendent, 475 Beyer Avenue, Punxsutawney, PA 15767 by 12:00 noon on February 28, 2018.

     

     

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  • Bell Township and Parkview Honored

    Two elementary schools in the Punxsutawney Area School District were honored as Distinguished Title I Schools and received Keystone Awards for Academic Excellence – High Achievement.  Those schools included Bell Township and Parkview Elementary Schools. Representatives from both buildings attended the Title I Improving School Performance Conference in Pittsburgh and accepted the awards for the schools and district.

    Bell Township Distinguished School

    Pictured are (Seated, l/r): Jodi Bartlebaugh, 3rd Grade Teacher, Becky Peterson, Learning Support Teacher, and Sherri Spicher, 1st Grade Teacher.  (Standing, l/r):  Brian Campbell, PDE’s Director of the Bureau of Curriculum, Assessment, & Instruction, Dr. Sharon Weber, Principal, Tessa Ellis, 2nd Grade Teacher, Angie States, Title I Teacher, Krista Lowry, Kindergarten Teacher, and Susan McCrone, PDE Chief, Division of Federal Programs.

     

    Parkview Distinguished

    Pictured (l/r):  Brian Campbell, PDE’s Director of the Bureau of Curriculum, Assessment, & Instruction, Dr. Sharon Weber, Principal, Angie States, Title I Teacher, and Susan McCrone, PDE Chief, Division of Federal Programs.

     


    Bell Township SPP Ranks Highest in PA


    Bell Township SPP

    Congratulations to Bell Township elementary school for the highest School Performance Profile in Pennsylvania!  We are number 1!  (Pictured above, left to right: Jodi Bartlebaugh, Tessa Ellis, Sherri Spicher, Krista Lowry, Angela States, Rebecca Peterson, and Dr. Sharon Weber)


     

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    PASD Digest, Winter 2018

    The latest edition of the PASD Digest is now available online!  You can view or download a PDF version of the newsletter by visiting the COMMUNITY tab at the top of our page.

     

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    Summer Maintenance Help

    PUNXSUTAWNEY AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT is accepting applications for Summer Maintenance Help –$7.25/hr.  Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary education program. Applicants should submit in one envelope, a letter of interest, Punxsutawney Area School District application (can be found on PASD’s website www.punxsy.k12.pa.us), and three signed letters of recommendation less than one year old to:  Donna Newcome, Administrative Assistant, Punxsutawney Area School District, 475 Beyer Avenue, Punxsutawney, PA  15767 by 3:30 on March 16, 2018.  Act 24, 34, 114, 126, 151 and 168 clearances, physical and pre-employment drug test will be required if hired.

     

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    Please read this information carefully--our registration process has changed!  
     
    Internet Explorer Users: please use Chrome, Safari, or Firefox to access and complete the registration.  Internet Explorer does not currently work with our registration survey.  We are working to resolve this issue ASAP.  
     
    The Punxsutawney Area School District uses SchoolMessenger to send text alerts regarding special announcements, emergencies, delays, closings, and other important notification events.  In order to receive these notifications, you must register at the beginning of each school year.  PLEASE NOTE: All registrations received prior to September 14, 2017, have been cleared from the system; therefore, you must complete the new registration survey in order to receive notifications for the 2017-2018 school year! 
     
    This year, the registration survey has changed.  We have added options to allow you to choose which type of alerts you would like to receive.  When you register, you will now have the options to receive ALL district text alerts or you can request to only receive text alerts from specific building levels (Elementary, Middle School, and/or High School).  Please follow the directions in the survey to add these options when you register.  
     
    Click HERE for more important details and to reregister for SchoolMessenger.  Please allow 1-2 school days for your registration to be added to the system.  

    Have you registered for text alerts and still have not received any of our notifications? Text YES to 67587 to opt-in. (You must have registered first before you opt-in.)  
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    Occupation Tax Exoneration Info

    For information regarding changes to the Per Capita and Occupation Taxes beginning in 2017, please download the following documents: 

    Per Capita and Occupation Tax Info 

    Local Earned Income Tax Information

     

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    Non-Home School Request

    As in the past, any Punxsutawney Area School District parent who would like his/her child to attend an elementary school other than the child's designated home school during the 2017-2018 school year must complete and submit a Non-Home School Request Form.("Home School" is the school the child should attend according to residence.)  PLEASE NOTE: The process in which to submit Non-Home School Requests has changed.  Requests may be submitted online beginning at 8:00 AM on or after June 26, 2017.  You can access the new, online request form by clicking on the link below:

    Non-Home School Request 

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    PASD Consolidation Process
    We invite you to review the current progress of PASD's Consolidation Process.  The PASD School Board has approved HHSDR to conduct the study and we will be updating the information regularly.  To download a copy of the current information in the process, visit the informational page here.

     

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    Free & Reduced Meal Applications
    Applications for free and reduced meals will now be completed through a website called paschoolmeals.com.  To register and complete an application for free and reduced meals, please click here.     

     

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    Follow PASD on Twitter!
    The Punxsutawney Area School District has an official Twitter account that will be used to broadcast important announcements and notifications to the public.  PASD also uses SchoolMessenger to distribute important information.  Follow us on Twitter: @PASDofficial.  

     

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    Student Transportation Forms
    There is a significant change to the transportation provided by the Punxsutawney Area School District for students that ride different buses on bus passes. Click here to download and print copies of the Student Transportation Form, Alternative Bus Stop Request Form and Daily Bus Pass Form.    
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    Change of Address Form
    In an effort to enhance the safety and security measures the district has in place for our students, address changes will no longer be accepted through phone calls, emails, or personal notes. Please use this link for a copy of the Punxsutawney Area SchoolDistrict Change of Address Form.

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    Community Links and Parent Resources
    Look for the COMMUNITY channel at the top of this page to visit two new pages designed for parents, students, and visitors to our community!  The Community Links page gives you shortcuts to some of our local organizations and attractions.  You can also access this page by clicking HEREThe Parent Resources page provides links to various online sources that parents can use to help their students with homework, provide extra practice at home, or explore other learning opportunities.  This page can also be accessed by clicking HERE.   

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