Daily Bulletin

Penn-Kidder Campus Bulletin for Wednesday, December 08, 2021

Menu for the Week
12/6 Macaroni and Cheese served with green beans and applesauce
Daily Alternates- Hot Dog and Turkey and Cheese Sandwich

12/7 Candy Cane Day Receive a candy cane with lunch
Popcorn Chicken Bowl served with mashed potatoes and corn
Daily Alternate- Corn Dog Nuggets and Turkey and Cheese Sandwich

12/8 Wear White/Blue or Snowflakes
Holiday Meal Turkey served with Au Gratin Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, and Diced Pears. Holiday dessert
Daily Alternate- Turkey and Cheese Sandwich

12/9 Reindeer Day
Chicken Patty Sandwich served with carrots and juice
Daily Alternates- Grilled Cheese and Turkey and Cheese

12/10 Elf Day Cookie with Lunch
Cheeseburger served with baked beans and pineapple
Daily alternates Cheese Pizza and Turkey and Cheese Sandwich

Office Information
Office Times:
Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00
Phone: 570-722-1150
Fax: 570-722-0317

Administrative Contacts
Sara Mass: smass@jtasd.org
Holly Mordaunt: hmordaunt@jtasd.org

Secretarial Contacts
Kathy Billig: kbillig@jtasd.org
Anita Repecki: arepecki@jtasd.org

Guidance Contacts
K-3 Stacie Gula: sgula@jtasd.org
4-8 Ashley Rully: ashley.rully@jtasd.org

School Nurse:
Mary Louise Lauer mlauer@jtasd.org

Orell Gaynor: ogaynor@jtasd.org

Cafeteria Info
For regular updates to your school’s menu, visit https://jimthorpesd.nutrislice.com should you have specific concerns or questions, please reach out to your Food Service Director Rebecca Farina at rebecca.farina@jtasd.org.

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 Brandywine at 570-215-4455.
Current bus schedules can be found by clicking here.

Activity Bus Parent Consent Form
In order for students to ride the after school activity shuttle, they must have this consent form on file at school and must be enrolled in a current afterschool activity or sport. The activity bus will travel between the LB/HS and Penn Kidder Campus with only one stop at the Penn Forest Firehouse on Rt. 903. Depart times will be listed on the sign up sheet. Please read and complete the information found on form by clicking here

Activity Bus Sign-up Link click here

2021-2022 District Calendar
August 27, 2021 Friday New Teacher Orientation
August 30, 2021 Monday Teacher In-Service
August 31, 2021 Tuesday Teacher In-Service
September 1, 2021 Wednesday Teacher In-Service
September 2, 2021 Thursday First Day for Students
September 2nd & 3rd, 2021 No School(these two days off will be added to the end of the school year 6/9 & 6/10)
September 6, 2021 Monday Labor Day (School Closed)
September 7, 2021 Tuesday First Day for Students
October 8, 2021 Friday Teacher In-Service
October 11, 2021 Monday Columbus Day (School Closed)
November 24, 2021 Wednesday Early Dismissal
November 25, 2021 Thursday Thanksgiving Holiday (School Closed)
November 26, 2021 Friday Thanksgiving Holiday (School Closed)
November 29, 2021 Monday Thanksgiving Holiday (School Closed)
November 30, 2021 Tuesday School Re-Opens
December 22, 2021 Wednesday Early Dismissal
Dec. 23, 2020 - Jan. 2, 2022 Christmas Break (School Closed)
January 3, 2022 Monday School Re-Opens
January 17, 2022 Monday Martin Luther King Day (School Closed)
February 7, 2022 Monday Teacher In-Service
February 21, 2022 Monday Presidents’ Holiday (School Closed)
April 13, 2022 Wednesday Early Dismissal – Spring Break
April 14, 2022 – April 19, 2022 Easter Break (School Closed)
April 19, 2022 Tuesday School Re-Opens
May 30, 2022 Monday Memorial Day (School Closed)
June 8, 2022 Tentative Graduation
June 9, 2022 Thursday Make-up Day (9/2)
June 10, 2022 Friday Make-up Day (9/3) Early Dismissal – Students Last Day

21-22 Dress Code
The Jim Thorpe Area School District is of the opinion that proper grooming and dress relates to healthy school attitudes and the best learning environment. Good grooming and dress are the responsibility of both the parent and the student. Proper attire is to be worn by all students; therefore, student dress should always be in good taste and appropriate for the business of learning.
Jim Thorpe Area School District's concern for the health, safety and well-being of all students extends to student dress. We, therefore, helpfully offer these guidelines. Under State guidelines, schools have the responsibility to take action against improper dress which:

    Is disruptive to the school program
    Is a health hazard
    Is damaging to school property, equipment, or reputation
    Is obviously or blatantly indecent or distracting

Our guidelines indicate that all clothing and accessories be clean, neat, in good taste, and age-appropriat e. Attire should not be extreme to the extent that it focuses attention on the wearer. The following is a list of inappropriate articles of clothing and accessories that are expressly forbidden. This list is not inclusive and the sole discretion rests with the district to decide on a case-by-case basis.

    Hats, hoods, bandanas, dew rags, etc . must be removed upon entering the building.
    Bandanas may not be worn as headbands.
    Headbands are to be worn behind the ear to hold back hair and not along the forehead.
    Sunglasses are not permitted to be worn inside the school building unless required by an attending physician.
    Personal grooming devices must be stored in your locker, purse, or bookbag.

Tops/Shirts/Blouses/Sweatshirts/Sweaters (Upper body wear)
    All tops should be appropriately sized.
    It is preferred that all shirts be tucked in. However, any shirt not tucked in should not extend more than 12 inches from the natural waist of the child.
    Only the top 2 buttons can be worn unbuttoned, and if buttons of the shirt do not begin at the base of the neck, then all buttons must be secured.
    All shirts must have sleeves that cover the shoulders and not be see-through.
    Bare midriffs and low-cut tops are prohibited. When sitting and leaning forward, midriff and underwear should not be visible. After raising your arms, if your bare midriff is not visible, the top's length is appropriate for school.
    Artwork on clothing will not be obscene, sexual, drug/alcohol, or gang-related.
    Cleavage should not be showing.
    Hooded tops are permitted but the hood must stay down. If the hood is on the head, it will be a violation of the dress code.
    Tank tops, camisoles, and muscle shirts are not permitted unless covered by an approved top.

    Pants, skirts, and shorts must be worn around the natural waistline and not expose the midriff or underwear. Use this simple test: Sit in a chair and lean forward. Underwear or an exposed backside should not be visible.
    All clothing must be appropriately sized for the child; that is, they must be no more than one regular size larger or smaller than the student measures.
    Skirts and shorts extend beyond the fingertips.
    Slits, tears, frays, holes, and excessive adornments are not permitted.
    No pajamas or flannel pants are to be worn.

    Sneakers or shoes must be worn at all times.
    No backless shoes may be worn.
    Footwear with wheels is not permitted in school.
    If footwear is designed to have laces, the laces must be in the foot wear .

    Accessories/jewelry worn in piercing may be worn in the ears.
    Flat nose studs (non-protruding) may be worn in the nose but all other forms of piercings are not permitted on the nose.
    Accessories/jewelry in all other pierced areas such as brow, tongue, or lip, must be removed. Spike earrings are NOT permitted.

    Chains, studs, or other exposed metal that can cause personal injury or damage to school property are not permitted.
    Outerwear must be placed in lockers, coat closets, or bookbags.
    Purses, pocketbooks, wristlets, or any other type of handbags are not permitted to be carried into the classroom during school hours.
    Students are NOT permitted to wear wallet chains of any length (if found they may be confiscated by administration).

Any item of clothing or jewelry that displays hate messages or is intended to harass, threaten, intimidate, or demean an individual or group of individuals because of sex, color, race, religion, disability, national origin or sexual orientation and which, in the judgment of the administration, has substantial risk of disrupting the learning environment and/or school operation will not be tolerated.

Discipline Consequences of Dress Code Violations
Parents must be mindful that dress, which may be distractive or disruptive to the learning process, will not be tolerated. Any student not following the dress code will remain in the main office until they are compliant with the dress policy. Any student violating this dress code will be considered insubordinate and dealt with according to the following penalties:
    First Offense: The student will be brought into the building office or designated area and be asked to replace the inappropriate garment. A phone call to the student's home will be made if a replacement garment is required. The parent will be provided information on the first off ense through a written notice or telephone call from the principal/assistant principal or designee.
    Second Offense: The student will be brought into the building office or designated area and be asked to replace the inappropriate garment. A phone call to the student's home will be made if a replacement garment is required. The parent will be provided information on the second offense through a written notice or telephone call from the principal/assistant pri rici pal or designee. The student will be issued an afterschool DETENTION.
    Third Offense: The student will be brought into the building office or designated area and be asked to replace the inappropriate garment. A phone call to the student's home may be made if a replacement garment is required. The parent will be provided information on the third offense through a written notice or telephone call from the principal/assistant principal or designee. The parent will also be notified that the next incident will result in an IN-SCHOOL SUSPENSION. The st udent will be issued a DETENTION.

Repeated violations of the standard dress code shall be treated as disruptive behavior as noted in the discipline policy.
**If a student is assigned an in-school suspension, then the student must come to school in their approved dress. A student will receive further disciplinary action if they come to in-school suspension out of their approved dress.**
School administrators have the final responsibility for interpretation and enforcement. School administrators may permit students to dress outside the parameters of the dress code guidelines on planned occasions. Examples may include but are not limited to Spirit Days, Picture Day, Incentive Days, etc.

12 Days of Celebration
Penn Kidder’s 12 Days of Celebration

December 7th- Be sweet and get on the NICE list, Dress like a Candy Cane
December 8th- ‘Tis the Season to Sparkle, Wear something sparkly!
December 9th- Let it Snow! Wear Blue and White or something with Snowflakes
December 10th- There must have been some magic in that old silk hat they found... Wear a Christmas hat, deer antlers, or holiday headband
December 13th- Caroler Competition- Grade levels will sing their carol at the end of their assigned lunch period.

    Kindergarten- Wear Red; Sing “Jingle Bells”
    First Grade- Wear Orange; Sing “Frosty the Snowman”
    Second Grade- Yellow; Sing “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer”
    Third Grade- Wear Green; Sing “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”
    Fourth Grade- Wear Blue; Sing “Let it Snow”
    Fifth Grade- Wear Purple; Sing “Deck the Halls”
    Sixth Grade- Wear White; Sing “The Twelve Days of Christmas”
    Seventh Grade- Wear Brown; Sing “Up on the Housetop”
    Eighth Grade- Wear Black; Sing “Here Comes Santa Claus”
    Staff- Wear Red, White, and Blue; Sing “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”
December 14th- Wear your favorite Christmas, Holiday, or Winter socks, tie, or scarf.
December 15th- Mele Kalikimaka- Wear your Hawaiian attire!
December 16th- There’s no place like Penn Kidder!- Wear your favorite Penn Kidder or Jim Thorpe clothing.
December 17th- All Aboard the Polar Express!- Come to school in your cozy pajamas!
December 20th- Don’t let the holiday stress Grinch you out! Wear green or Grinch attire.
December 21st- Ugly Sweater Day!
December 22nd- Go holiday crazy!

Toys For Tots Info
December 3, 4, 10, & 11 (Friday’s and Saturday’s) from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    -Registering for Carbon County residents and those in Tamaqua who did not register with the Salvation Army. Registration will take place at the Salem Bible Fellowship Church, 1105 Frederick’s Grove Road in Lehighton. This is the only location for registration; no phone calls will be accepted, and you must be there on one of the dates and during the designated times listed above.
    -Pandemic Safety Procedures will be in place -- Masks must be worn and only a parent or guardian will be allowed in the building for registration.
    -To ensure that a family is eligible for Toys for Tots, there must be a letter from your church, proof of public assistance, or proof of unemployment.
    -Only parents or legal guardians are permitted to register their children and must have a photo ID for themselves with a Carbon County residence. Legal guardians must have proof of guardianship.
    -A birth certificate is required for each child being registered.
    -The age limit is 14 years, handicapped children 16 years. Please specify disability.

PTA Holiday Shop
Student shopping will be as follows:
12/6 Pre-K & Kindergarten
12/7 1st Grade
12/8 2nd Grade
12/9 3rd Grade
12/10 4th Grade
12/13 5th Grade
12/14 6th Grade
12/15 7th & 8th Grade

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