Instructional Video on Accessing your Child’s SCASD Email Account

Below is a link to an instructional video on how parents can access their child’s SCASD school assigned email account in addition to instructions on how to access Microsoft Teams.

Click here to view the video.

Continuity of Education

Continuity of Education in Pennsylvania Schools


With COVID-19 related school closures extending through at least April 6, 2020, it is essential that all schools revisited their Continuity of Education (COE) efforts.

How to access Student's email

Click here to access instructions for Southern Columbia email.

March 30th Board Meeting to be Held Virtually

In an effort to enforce social distancing and still conduct necessary business, the Southern Columbia Area School District Board of Directors will hold its March 30th Board meeting virtually.  The public will have access to the virtual meeting. The Administration and IT Department are currently working out the details and more information will be provided as it becomes available.  Please check back for instructions on how to connect to the virtual meeting.

All School Facilities Closed to the Public Until Further Notice

All school facilities are closed to the public until further notice.  This includes all indoor and outdoor facilities, including but not limited to the stadium/track and lower practice fields.

Schools to open for students April 9.

The Governor has closed schools through April 6.  Teachers are to report April 7 and students are to report April 9.

We will complete our fifth day of FID tomorrow.  Hopefully guidelines coming down from PDE (Pennsylvania Department of Education) will give us direction for the future.

I know you may have many questions, please give the administration some time to wade through all the information.  We will give everyone updates as they come to us. 

Stay Safe..

New Distribution Schedule as Grab & Go Meals Continue

The distribution schedule for the Free Grab & Go Meals will change beginning March 25, 2020.  In an effort to limit contact, meal distribution will only be held Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  Meal distribution will continue on these three days each week  at the Catawissa Hose Co. No. 1, 400 South Street, Catawissa between the hours of 11:00 a.m.

Great News!

The test for Coronavirus on our alumnus, who attended Career Day, showed no signs of the virus. Please continue to monitor for symptoms and follow the Governor’s guidelines.

District & High School Offices Reopen Monday

The District and High School Offices will reopen Monday, March 23, with limited staff.

Encore's Beauty and the Beast Postponed - TBA

The Encore presentation of Beauty and the Beast, originally scheduled for the weekend of March 20-22, has been postponed.  The makeup dates will be announced.

Special Features

Southern Columbia is engaged in a yearlong initiative to Soar into Space in hopes of being chosen as a downlink site for a live feed emanating from the International Space Station. If chosen, students and staff will be afforeded the unique opportunity to speak with the astronauts currently on the space station sometime in spring 2020. To help the District's application stand out among the rest, Literacy Specialist Lindy Novak and Library Manager Amanda Noblit, have created a set activities and events.Learn More

The Take 5 to Save Lives program outlines 5 things that we can all do to work together to prevent suicide.The campaign encourages everyone to take five minutes out of their day to complete five prevention-focused action steps: 1. Learn the Signs: Take a few minutes to learn the warning signs of suicide. 2. Know How to Help- Know what to say and do if someone you know is struggling.3. Practice Self-Care- MLearn More