School-Home Connection

School Year Calendar (click here to access the most current School Year Calendar page)

Parent Resources for using Microsoft Teams


Virtual Meet the Teacher Night Videos – 2020-2021 School Year

Sapphire Parent Portal– Provides parents access to their child’s schedules, attendance, current grades, report cards, discipline and historical achievement. Access to this site requires a log-in PIN assigned by the system and a password chosen by the user. Click here to download the Parent Portal User Manual.

School Communications– Where to find information regarding snow delays, emergency notification and other parent-school communication.

SchoolMessenger Info Center– Choose how you want to be contacted by your child’s school or the School District. Set your communication preferences and/or make updates to your telephone and e-mail contact information by logging on to the SchoolMessenger InfoCenter parent portal. Instructions on how to set up an account are found at this link. This site enables parents/guardians to view their child’s balance, purchasing history, and payment history. The site will also allow parents/guardians to establish an account balance notification threshold for each of their children. Once the account balance falls below the established amount, will automatically send the parents/guardians an e-mail notice.

Booster Clubs and community groups interested in using SCA’s facility can make the request by clicking on this Facility Use Request link and following the directions listed there.

2020-2021 Pay-to-Participate Form and List of Activities Subject to a Participation Fee

Request for Educational Trip

Anonymous tip line to keep our schools safe.

You can also submit a tip by calling 1-844-SAF2SAY or 1-844-723-2729

Student Accident Insurance Program

2020-2021 Student Accident Insurance Information

2020-2021 Student Handbooks

All student handbooks may be accessed at this link.

It’s Okay to Ask for Help

Crisis Resources:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line: Text ‘Help’ to 741741

Columbia County Residents Local Crisis Line: 1-800-222-9016

Northumberland County Residents Local Crisis Line: 1-855-313-4387

Dating Violence/Domestic Violence Resources:

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 1-800-799-7233

National Sexual Assault Helpline: 1-800-656-4673

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 1-866-331-9474

Teen Dating Abuse Text: Text “loveis” to 22522

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Resources:

PA Drug and Alcohol Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP

Columbia County Residents Local Helpline: 570-275-4962

Northumberland County Residents Local Helpline: 570-495-2040

Other Resources:

LGBTQ+ Youth Hotline: 1-800-246-7743

National Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-800-931-2237

National Alliance on Mental Health: 1-800-950-6264

Teen Line: 1-800-852-8336 or Text ‘Teen’ to 839863

If you are experiencing an emergency, dial 911 or go directly to your local Emergency Room.

*You can download a copy of the above list of resources by clicking this link.

Suicide Awareness and Prevention Resources

When a Child’s Friend Dies by Suicide


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or visit

Crisis Text Line: TEXT 741-741 or visit


List of Crisis Intervention contact information by county

List of County CASSP and Children’s Behavioral Health Contact Persons

National and State Organizations


American Association of Suicidology (AAS):

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP):

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC):


Prevent Suicide PA:

Jana Marie Foundation:


Services for Teens at Risk (STAR-Center)

Annual Notices

2020-2021 Annual Notices

Integrated Pest Management Notice for Parents and Guardians

Asbestos Notification Letter

Guidance News and Student Support Initiatives

College Board
TAP 529

Chilren’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Brochure

PDE’s Career Resources– resources to help you learn what your child’s dreams are and how to support your child in finding their path on their career journey.

Web Resources for Parents

Connected Math Resources (CMP3) for 7th & 8th Grade Middle School Students and Parents (posted 3/21/16)
Everyday Math Resources (EDM4) for Kdgtn through 5th Grade Students and Parents (posted 3/30/16)
KnowBullying– free app that can help parents and caregivers start a conversation with their children about school, work, relationships, life, and bullying. Cyberbullying Research Center – has many great resources for educators, parents, and teens about how to deal with cyberbullying


United States Department of ED Publications for Parents
KidsSource Online
Discipline Help for School Children

McKinney-Vento Homlessness Act for PA
PaTTAN’S Parent Resource Page
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Education and Outreach

Parents: In the Know Zone

Drug and Alcohol Prevention Parent Toolkit

Addiction Center Prevention Information– teen substance abuse prevention resources.

Addiction Resources

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Parents Can Do

Tobacco-Free Life– organization whose mission is to save lives by ending worldwide disease, damage, and death caused by tobacco.

Keeping Your Child Safe on the Net

Stop. Think. Connect. – created by the Anti-Phishing Working Group and the National Cyber Security Alliance to spread knowledge and help keep the web a safer place.

Digital Safety: Staying Safe Online – a go-to article that covers several topics for parents on keeping their families safe online.

Internet Laws – A listing and explanation of laws that congress has created to protect children in regards to the Internet.

The CyberTipLine – This site handles leads for people reporting the sexual exploitation of children online.

Internet Safety Task Force– The ISTTF is a group of internet businesses, non-profit organizations, academics, and technology companies that have joined together to identify effective tools and technologies to create a safer environment on the Internet for youth.

What You Say Online Could Haunt You – A USA Today report on what students are posting on social networking Internet sites.

Keeping Kids Safe Online- published by the FBI – This site explains to parents the complexities of on-line child exploitation.

Wikipedia and explaining Internet Slang – This Wikipedia site illustrates several examples of Internet slang for parents to understand.

PC Tattletale – Parental Control and Monitoring Software for the Internet.

SCA Homeless/Foster Care Information & Resources

Homeless Information for School-Age Youth Poster: Poster Youth.pd

Southern Columbia Area S.D. Procedures for ECYEH EnrollmentClick HERE to view

General Guide to PA’s Education for Children & Youth Experiencing Homelessness Program – Click HERE to view.

County Resources – Region 7: Click HERE to view.

Homeless Enrollment Complaint Form: Click HERE to view.

* For information from Pennsylvania Dept. of Education, click on the following link: Education/Pages/default.aspx#tab-1

Homeless Education. Pennsylvania’s Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Program was established to make sure homeless youth have access to a free and appropriate public education while removing barriers that homeless children face.

Parenting in the 21st Century

How Parents Are Robbing Their Children of Adulthood– New York Times article centered on “today’s snowplow parents” who “keep their children’s futures obstacle-free — even when it means crossing ethical and legal boundaries.”

VIDEO: Therapist Warns of Dangers of Snowplow Parenting

Lawn mower parents’ are the new ‘helicopter moms

Social Media Users More Likely to Feel Isolated, Study Finds– article published by Medical News Today.

Social Media And The Mob Mentality: How We Can Fight It– article published by Forbes.

Your Child Is Not Your “Friend”– article published by Empowering

Ego is the Anesthesia that Deadens the Pain of Stupidity– article which discusses this quote from motivational speaker Rick Rigsby’s speech The Most Inspiring Speech: The Wisdom of a Third Grade Dropout Will Change Your Life. Click this link to watch Rick Rigsby’s speech.