Continuity of Education Materials for Grades K-4 & Gertrude Hawk Fundraiser Pick-up

Tue, 04/07/2020

In order for your child(ren) to get their needed educational materials and Gertrude Hawk chocolates, we have developed a pick-up schedule for Tuesday, April 7th.  Please click here for more details.

Food Giveaway Schedule

The Food for Friends Food Bank at 228 South Street, Catawissa has scheduled food giveaways from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m. for the following dates:  April 16, April 30, May 14 and May 28.  These Food Giveaways are open to all residents of the Southern Columbia Area School District.

Continuity of Education Days Continue through April 30, 2020

Continuity of Education in Pennsylvania Schools

With Governor Wolf's Stay-at-Home Order for the entire state of Pennsylvania, due to COVID-19, Continuity of Education Days (COEDs) will continue through at least April 30, 2020.

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.

School Board Meeting held Virtually

In an effort to enforce social distancing and still conduct necessary business, the Southern Columbia Area School District Board of Directors held its March 30, 2020, School Board meeting virtually, with all nine members in attendance.  The meeting was streamed on Facebook Live.  Click on Southern Columbia Area School District Facebook page to access a recording of the meeting.

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.

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.

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.

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