Winter Recess

Wed, 12/24/2014 - Fri, 12/26/2014

Winter Recess - All schools and offices are closed.

In-service Day

Thu, 09/25/2014

Today is a non-instructional day.  There are no classes for students.

New Medication Guidelines In Effect

Effective with the 2014-2015, school year, the following medication guidelines are in effect:
  • For any student needing a medication during school hours,  parents/guardians must bring the medication to their child's school and hand the medication directly to the school nurse.
  • A Physician's Order is required for all over-the-counter medication and prescribed medication.

Student Accident Insurance and Free and Reduced Price Meals Applications Now Available

Business Manager Mike Sokoloski has announced applications for Voluntary Student Accident Insurance are now available. "Typically, medical bills as a result of injuries to a child while at school are the parent/guardian’s responsibility," stated Mr. Sokoloski. "The Voluntary Student Accident Insurance program offered by the School District could help offset these costs."  For $30 a year, parents/guardians can purchase protection which covers their child during school hours. "Round-the-clock," 24-hour-coverage is available for $112 a year.

Policy Committee Meeting

Mon, 08/18/2014

The Southern Columbia Area School District Board of Directors Policy Committee will meet from 3:00-7:00 PM in the District Administration Office. The public is invited to attend this extended work session.

Practice For Fall Activities Underway

 

Southern Columbia Area's student-athletes, musicians and cheerleaders "unofficially" kicked off the 2014-2015, school year with the start of "official" practice on Monday, August 11th. We wish these hard-working students and their coaches and advisors much success during the upcoming Fall season!  

Back to School Night - Grades 6-12

Wed, 09/03/2014

Parents are invited to meet the teachers of students from grades 6 - 12 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.  Teachers will provide an overview of their course and classroom expectations.

"Good Reading" to Prepare for the New School Year

The Principals and their staff were busy throughout the summer creating student schedules and completing other tasks needed to prepare their schools for the new school year. Among these tasks were making revisions and updates to the student handbooks. Listed below are links to the 2014-2015, student handbooks and- hot off the presses- the Back-to-School edition of Tiger Tales.

School Board Vacancy - Region II (Catawissa Borough/Catawissa Township)

If you are 18 years of age and are a resident of Catawissa Borough or Catawissa Township and would like to serve as a member of the Southern Columbia Area School District Board of Directors, please contact Tresa Britch, Board Secretary at 570-356-3509 or tbritch@scasd.us.  The Board of Directors meets regularly on the 2nd and 3rd Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m., with the exception of July and December when only one meeting is scheduled per month.  This is a great opportunity to serve your school district and

Transportation Committee mtg 7:00 PM

Mon, 08/18/2014

The Southern Columbia Area School District Board of Directors Transportation Services Committee will meet at 7:00 p.m. in the District Office.  This is a public meeting.

Special Features

The following information was written by the Society for Prevention of Teen Suicide and is endorsed by the School District. Click to download a PDF Handout version of this resource. When your child’s life is touched by the suicide of a peer or a friend, you may find yourseLearn More

An anonymous way for you to submit a tip to your school is now available. You do not need to share your name, phone number or anything unless you want to.  You can submit a tip three ways: online, by making a phone call, or by using the Safe2Say Something App. What types of things should you report? If it makes you uncomfortable, submit a tip.Learn More