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  • Punxsutawney Middle School, containing grades four through seven, shares the campus area with the Punxsutawney High School. The Middle School complex is the newest building in the school district and houses the district's Natatorium, which is used by students and the community throughout the year.  Middle School students have swimming classes, and the pool is open for the public during non-school hours for adult swim times as well as family swim events.  Visitors are welcomed to the entrance of PAMS by a specially-created Phantastic Phil. 
      
     

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    90th Day Flex Day, Friday, January 19
    The Flex Day for the 90th day of school is moved to Friday, January 19, 2018 due to two (2) snow days this school year. This day will remain the same even if there are additional snow days before that date.
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    Superintendent Survey

    The PASD School Board invites community members and parents to participate in a survey to help evaluate the performance of our school superintendent.  To participate, please complete the survey below.  The survey will be available until January 31. 

    Community Superintendent Survey 

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    PASD Pool Announcements

    Please note the following adjustments to the PASD Pool schedule:

    • The pool will be closed Friday, February 2, for Groundhog Day

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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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    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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