Daily Bulletin

Penn-Kidder Campus Bulletin for Friday, February 03, 2023

PENN KIDDER CAMPUS 2022-23 Informational Page
District Calendar click here

Office Information
Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday-Friday
Phone (570) 722-1150 Fax (570)722-0317 Address: 2850 State Route 903, Albrightsville

Office Staff
Principal: Holly Mordaunt - hmordaunt@jtasd.org
Asst. Principal: Sara Mass - smass@jtasd.org
Secretary: Kathy Billig - kbillig@jtasd.org
Secretary: Anita Repecki - arepecki@jtasd.org
Guidance: Stacie Gula - sgula@jtasd.org
Guidance: Matthew Shaffer - matthew.shaffer@jtasd.org
School Psychologist: Jessica Kozemko - jkozemko@jtasd.org
School Nurse: Mary Louise Lauer - mlauer@jtasd.org
Technology: Derek Steidle - derek.steidle@jtasd.org

School Schedule
All students are to be in the building by 8:30
Parent Pick-up begins: 3:15 (sign-up on Pick-up Patrol by 2:30)
Bus dismissal begins: 3:20

*The office is busy at the end of the day; any business that must be done in the office must be completed by 2:30PM (this includes student dismissal for appointments, etc).

Attendance:
ALL attendance and dismissal options must be handled through Pick-Up Patrol. Details on how to make your account will be sent via parent email before the start of the school year and throughout the year upon request. Please contact the office for account information.

Drop off & Dismissal:
Safety is a top priority at the Penn Kidder Campus. Your cooperation is essential in ensuring safety on our campus and in our parking lot. You can help keep our students safe by following our procedures.
Students must be dropped off at the designated curb area in the back of the building from 8:10 - 8:30.
Please do not get out of your car, as this will only hold up the others waiting in line.
DO NOT LET YOUR CHILD OFF IN THE FRONT LOT before 8:30.

All those who wish to use Parent Pick-Up or early dismissal must have this information logged into Pick-Up Patrol by 2:30 PM.

Transportation The Jim Thorpe Area School District provides transportation through our partner Brandywine Carbon Transportation for all of its students who require it. If you have any questions or changes to your child's transportation, please contact transportation at 570-325-5134.

Activity Bus Students must sign up for the activity bus no later than 11:00AM or you will not be able to ride after school activity transportation. The late bus will depart the high school at 6:10PM.

VERY IMPORTANT: If at any time your phone number, address, or email changes, please contact the office as soon as possible to make those changes as correspondence is sent out quite frequently through these areas.


Virtual Instruction Day Schedule please click here for the schedule


2022-23 School Breakfast and Lunch Information
Click here for the January Lunch Menu

Parents are asked to sign up for an account with SchoolCafe, complete the free and reduced lunch eligibility application, and make deposits for their child’s snack payments at the following website: https://www.schoolcafe.com/jtasd. You can also download the SchoolCafe app for iOS or Android to complete these tasks.

Also, please note that transactions for school lunches will be cashless, but checks, cash and money orders will be accepted in a sealed envelope clearly labeled with your child’s name, and should be handed to a Food Service team member at the breakfast station, or school office.

Lunch cost REMINDER
For the past two years, the USDA has offered waivers to Child Nutrition (CN) Programs across the United States, allowing these programs to offer all students breakfast and lunch at no cost to you. Breakfast is free as of October 1, 2022 but unfortunately the lunch waiver EXPIRED on June 30, 2022.
Please complete the Free and Reduced Lunch Form for the upcoming school year at the following website www.schoolcafe.com.
If you are in need of information to complete the account set up please email your name, child's name and grade to arepecki@jtasd.org.

Breakfast Menu
Lunch Menu
Full Pay Elementary Lunch 2.35
Reduced Pay Lunch .40


Medical and Dental Requirements for the 2022-2023 school year
Medical/Dental Exams
The School Health Law requires school age children to have medical and dental examinations in the following grades that represent critical periods of growth and development in the child’s life. Exams are needed as soon as possible. We recommend that these examinations be done by your family doctor/dentist since they can best evaluate your child’s health and assist you in obtaining necessary treatments, corrections and immunizations. Students entering 7th grade will also need immunizations to remain up to date per the 28 PA.Code CH.23 Pa. Dept of Health. Immunizations MUST BE COMPLETED by the 1st day of 2022-2023 school year and written documentation must also be provided to the school nurse .
**If not completed by January it will be done by a school MD / dentist. The Jim Thorpe Area School District has contracted LVHN, Miles of Smiles program to do the dental exams and Lehigh Valley Health Network to do the physicals/scoliosis exams if you prefer to have them done in school.
K/1 Physical and dentals, plus all needed immunizations
3rd Dental Exams
6th Physical and Scoliosis exams
7th Dental exam, scoliosis and Tdap booster and meningitis

Immunizations needed by 9/30/2022
4 doses of tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis* (1 dose on or after the 4th birthday)
4 doses of polio (4th dose on or after 4th birthday and at least 6 months after previous dose given)** 2 doses of measles, mumps, rubella***
3 doses of hepatitis B
2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity


Activity Bus Information
In order for students to ride the after school activity shuttle, they must have the parent permission form completed for each school year and must be enrolled in a current after school activity or sport. The activity bus will travel between the L. B. Morris School , Jim Thorpe Area High School, and Penn Kidder Campus with only one stop at the Penn Forest Firehouse on Rt. 903. The buses will depart the Jim Thorpe Area High School at 6:10PM and will depart the Penn Kidder Campus at 5:30PM.
The shuttle bus will run Mondays through Thursdays only. The student will be responsible to sign up daily for the activity bus if a ride is needed that day. This can be done online on the day needed until 11:00AM. If a student signs up late or is not on the list, transportation will be denied.

Parent Permission Form: Activity Bus Student Permission Form
Student Sign-up link: Activity Bus Sign-Up Form

The student will be dropped off at the selected location below and will need someone to meet them at the designated location.
Students will not be supervised at the drop off locations.
Using the after school activity shuttle is a privilege and my child is expected to follow all regular transportation guidelines or the privilege of taking the shuttle will be revoked.

Find Us Jim Thorpe Area School District 1100 Center Street Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 P: 570-325-3691 F: 570-325-3699 olympians@jtasd.org


School Sports Physicals LVHN - Coordinated Health is pleased to offer complimentary PIAA sports physicals for our athletes. Spring Sports physicals will be held at the High School nurse's office on Thursday February 23rd beginning at 4:30pm to 7:30pm
LVHN has created a physical sign up link.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0948a5a72aa4f9ce9-spring1/27157100#/

The New Physical form can be downloaded by clicking here.
Sections 1-6 of the physical form must be completed and turned in at the time of the physical. Section 7 will be completed by the physician. All students will need to have a completed physical to be able to start March 6th. This will be the first official day of Spring Sports practices.

To receive more information about your sport of interest and open gyms please contact the corresponded coach at the email address listed below:
Baseball - grades 9-12 joe.marykwas@jtasd.org
Softball - grades 9-12 keith.brinker@jtasd.org
Boys Tennis- grades 9-12 samuel.lux@jtasd.org
Track and Field grades 9-12 -fmiller@jtasd.org
Track and Field grades 7-8 mrosahac@jtasd.org


2022-23 Yearbook Orders
Order the yearbook at: ybpay.com
Yearbook ID Code: 12863623
Deadline: 4/24/2023


Quarter 2 Incentives
K-6 will be having a Winter Ball. Students will be allowed to dress up, as if they are attending a real winter ball. We will be decorating the gym, playing music, and allowing them to break out their best dance moves.
K-2 - February 1st
3-4 February 2nd
5-6 February 3rd

7th and 8th grade will be receiving a "chat and chill" incentive. 7th and 8th grade will have their incentive on Friday 2/3 from 10:30-11:30 (prior to their lunch). This "Chat and Chill" hour is to allow students to socialize with their peers or use their laptops.


Smencil Grams Sale
The TORCH team will be selling SMENCIL Grams for Valentine's Day this year starting Monday, January 30th. Smencil grams will cost $2 each. Students will be able to purchase the Smencil Grams during their scheduled Art class. 7th & 8th grade students who do not have Art this Quarter can purchase the grams at the start of each day.


JT Little League
Registration for both Jim Thorpe Little League baseball and softball is currently open and can be found at www.jimthorpelittleleague.com or on the Jim Thorpe Little League Facebook page.


Bundt Cake Order Pick Up The Penn Kidder PTA would like to thank everyone that participated in our nothing Bundt cake fundraiser. Pick up will be held Thursday, February 9th from 3:30 to 6:00. Please pull around to the back of the building and use the cafeteria doors to meet the PTA. If you have any questions or need to make alternate arrangements please email PKCPTA@JTASD.ORG


Sport Schedules
Basketball - Boys Middle School
Monday 12/12/22 Panther Valley Senior High School Away Depart 3:15 PM Start 4:00 PM
Wednesday 12/14/22 Weatherly Area Senior High School Home 6:00 PM
Monday 12/19/22 Tamaqua Area Sr High School Home 6:00 PM
Wednesday 12/21/22 Marian Catholic High School (1 game) Away Depart 2:20 PM Start 4:00 PM
Wednesday 01/04/23 Lehighton Area High School Home 6:00 PM
Monday 01/09/23 Blue Mountain High School Away Depart 2:40 PM Start 4:00 PM
Wednesday 01/11/23 Pine Grove Area HS Home 06:00 PM
Monday 01/16/23 Schuylkill Haven Away Depart 2:15 PM Start 4:00 PM
Wednesday 01/18/23 Williams Valley Junior/Senior High School Home 06:00 PM
Wednesday 01/25/23 Pottsville Area Home 06:00 PM
Thursday 01/26/23 Panther Valley Senior High School Home 06:00 PM
Tuesday 01/31/23 Weatherly Area Senior High School Away Depart 4:30 PM Start 6:00 PM
Wednesday 02/01/23 Tamaqua Area Sr High School Away Depart 4:30 PM Start 6:00 PM
Monday 02/06/23 Marian Catholic High School (1 game) Home 06:00 PM
Wednesday 02/08/23 Lehighton Area High School Away Depart 3:00 PM Start 4:00 PM

Basketball - Girls Middle School
Monday 12/12/22 Panther Valley Senior High School Home 6:00 PM
Wednesday 12/14/22 Weatherly Area Senior High School (7th only) Away Depart 04:40 PM Start 6:00 PM
Thursday 12/15/22 Pottsville Area Home 6:00 PM
Monday 12/19/22 Tamaqua Area Sr High School Away Depart 4:30 PM Start 6:00 PM
Wednesday 12/21/22 Marian Catholic High School (1 game) Home 6:00 PM
Wednesday 01/04/23 Lehighton Area High School Away Depart 3:00 PM Start 4:00 PM
Monday 01/09/23 Blue Mountain High School Home 06:00 PM
Wednesday 01/11/23 Pine Grove Area HS Away Depart 2:00 PM Start 4:00 PM
Monday 01/16/23 Schuylkill Haven Home 6:00 PM
Wednesday 01/18/23 Williams Valley Junior/Senior High School Away Depart 3:15 PM Start 5:30 PM
Monday 01/23/23 North Schuylkill Jr/Sr HS Home 6:00 PM
Wednesday 01/25/23 Pottsville Area Away Depart 2:00 PM Start 4:00 PM
Thursday 01/26/23 Panther Valley Senior High School Away Depart 3:15 PM Start 4:00 PM
Monday 01/30/23 Weatherly Area Senior High School (7th only) Home 06:00 PM
Wednesday 02/01/23 Tamaqua Area Sr High School Home 6:00 PM
Monday 02/06/23 Marian Catholic High School (1 game) Away Depart 2:20 PM Start 4:00 PM
Wednesday 02/08/23 Lehighton Area High School Home 6:00 PM

Wrestling - Boys Junior High
Saturday 12/03/22 Pine Grove Area HS Away Depart 06:00 AM Start 09:00 AM
Wednesday 12/14/22 Pottsville Area Home 6:00 PM
Saturday 12/17/22 OPEN (Blue Mt tourn ) Away Depart 06:15 AM Start 09:15 AM
Wednesday 12/21/22 Lehighton Area High School Away Depart 4:40 PM Start 6:00 PM
Wednesday 01/04/23 Blue Mountain High School Home 6:00 PM
Saturday 01/14/23 OPEN (NS JH wrestling tourn) Away TBA
Wednesday 01/18/23 North Schuylkill Jr/Sr HS Away Depart 4:00 PM Start 6:00 PM
Wednesday 01/25/23 Tamaqua Area Sr High School Home 6:00 PM
Tuesday 01/31/23 Palmerton Area Home 6:00 PM
Saturday 02/04/23 Mahanoy Area High School (Jr High Tourn ) Away Depart 6:45 AM Start 9:00 AM
Wednesday 02/08/23 Mahanoy Area High School Home 6:00 PM
Saturday 02/18/23 OPEN (Tony Iasiello tourn at Parkland) Away TBA
Sunday 02/19/23 OPEN (Tony Iasiello tourn at Parkland) Away TBA


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