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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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    New Student Registration
    All new students in grades K - 12 must register through our Central Registration office. Click HERE for more information.

     

     
     


Around the District

  • Due to the snow day, West End holiday music program wil be rescheduled to December 18th.

    The Mapleview holiday music program will be rescheduled to December 19th.

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  • 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 Pool Announcements

    Please note the following adjustments to the PASD Pool schedule:

    • The pool will be closed Friday, December 22-Monday, January 1. The pool will reopen January 2 following the normal schedule.

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    Get Text Alerts On Your Phone!
    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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Announcements

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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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