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News & Announcements

2020-21 PASD Text Alerts

PASD uses SchoolMessenger to send text alerts with special announcements, emergencies, delays, closings, and other important notifications. PREVIOUS USERS, PLEASE NOTE FOR THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR: if you have already registered to receive our district text alerts prior to 10/01/19, YOU DO NOT NEED TO RE-REGISTER THIS YEAR!  You will continue to receive PASD text alerts for the 2020-21 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 prior to 10/01/19, you can register for our SchoolMessenger text alert system by clicking on this announcement's headline and following the directions on our registration page.
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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 www.facebook.com/PASDofficial to like/follow us today! For more information, click on this announcement's headline from our homepage or from the Latest News section.
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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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Official PASD App

Stay up-to-date with the latest school news, events, announcements, cafeteria menus and more! When you open the app for the first time, the onscreen menus will walk you through setting it up--you can choose to customize your app experience with content from the District, High School, Elementary School, a combination, or all three! Search for "Punxsutawney Area School Dist" in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store on your mobile device and download it today! For more information, click on this announcement's headline or visit the Latest News section! (Please note: this does not replace our pre-existing text alert system--we will continue using SchoolMessenger for PASD text alerts.)
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PASD Campus Entrance Gates

Please click on this announcement's headline for more information regarding the new entrance gates that will be used during "off hours" on our campus (at the High School and Elementary School entrances).
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School Bus Stop Parent Waiver

It is required for students K - 3 to have a parent or guardian present at the bus stop. Parent/Guardian waivers are available. Please contact the Transportation Office at 814-938-5151, ext 1116 for paperwork or questions. New paperwork needs submitted for students who had a waiver for the 2018-19 school year.
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Alternative Bus Stops

If you have or need an alternative bus stop that is different from the 2018-19 school year, please contact the Transportation Office.


Paul Hetrick: phetrick@punxsy.k12.pa.us / 814-938-5151 ext 5008 or
Kelly Surkula: kelsurkala@punxsy.k12.pa.us / 814-938-5151 ext 1116
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New Visitor Management System

Beginning February 5, 2019, Punxsutawney Area School District will begin using the Raptor Visitor Management System in all schools to help strengthen campus security. For more information, please click on this announcement's headline or visit the District Homepage under OUR DISTRICT > SCHOOL SAFETY.
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Safe2Say Something System

PASD has recently launched the Safe2Say Something anonymous reporting system which is designed to help the well-being of our students, teachers, and administrators. For more information on this new system, please click on this announcement's headline or visit the District homepage and access OUR DISTRICT > SCHOOL SAFETY.
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