News & Announcements

Cafeteria Supply Chain Letter

Please click on this announcement's headline for an important notice from our Cafeteria Manager regarding the effects of current state-wide supply chain issues.

PAHS Auditorium Renamed

The Punxsutawney Area High School Auditorium has been renamed the James A. Colonna Performance Hall. This name change is in remembrance to long time band director and teacher James Colonna for his service at PAHS.

EBT Card Parent Info

Click on this News and Announcement's headline for information regarding the Department of Human Services P-EBT Cards.

Emergency Broadband Benefit

Attention Parents, Guardians, and Community Members: The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is a temporary FCC program designed to help households struggling to afford internet service during the pandemic. Through EBB, eligible households could TEMPORARILY receive up to $50/month discount for broadband services and a one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider. Please note: This is not a school-affiliated program.  This is a temporary program through the FCC.  If you have questions, please use the contact the program directly.  For more information, please click on this announcement's headline or visit our LATEST NEWS section.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020

Punxsutawney Area School District students may be eligible for temporary benefits provided by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020. For more information, please click on this announcement's headline or visit the LATEST NEWS section of our website.

Get PASD Text Alerts

PASD uses SchoolMessenger to send text alerts with special announcements, emergencies, delays, closings, and other important notifications. PREVIOUS USERS, PLEASE NOTE: if you have already registered to receive our district text alerts, YOU DO NOT NEED TO RE-REGISTER THIS YEAR!  You should continue to receive PASD text alerts for the 2021-22 school year. If you were previously registered to receive PASD text alerts, but you wish to stop receiving these messages, you can text STOP to the number 67587. If you are new to the district or if you did not register for the text alert system previously, you can register for our SchoolMessenger text alert system by clicking on this announcement's headline and following the directions on our registration page.

Parent Guide to Special Education

Parents/Guardians are encouraged to review the Pennsylvania Parent Guide to Special Education for School-Age Children. This document is designed to explain important information "so parents will feel comfortable and can better participate in the educational decision-making process for their child." To access this document, please click on this announcement's headline.

After School Activity Bus Runs

The activity bus stop times are planned based on the bus needing to go to all of the stops. There may not be a need for the bus to go to all areas every night, so the drop off times may vary. The buses will be in front of the high school each day prepared to leave at 5:15 PM. To view list of Bus drop-offs and times, please click on this announcement's headline.

PASD Facebook Page

The Punxsutawney Area School District is pleased to announce that our official Facebook page is now live! Our Facebook page will help us share special announcements, news, events, and other activities and positive moments from our school district. We will also use this page to help announce weather-related delays, cancellations, early dismissals, and more! Search for @PASDofficial on Facebook or visit to like/follow us today! For more information, click on this announcement's headline from our homepage or from the Latest News section.

Facility Study

Our recent PASD Facility Study is now available online. To review this study, click on this announcement's headline or go to Our District-->Superintendent's Page-->Punxsutawney Facility Study from the District homepage.
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