Daily Bulletin

Penn-Kidder Campus Bulletin for Thursday, October 06, 2022

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: Orell Gaynor - ogaynor@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).

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.

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.

2022-23 School Lunch Information
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. Unfortunately, these waivers 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.

Lunch Menu
Full Pay Elementary Breakfast 1.25
Full Pay Elementary Lunch 2.35
Reduced Pay Breakfast .30
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

Upcoming Class Trips
9/20 - 6th Grade to Hawk Mountain - Ms. George & Ms. Kresge
POSTPONED9/22 - 6th Grade to Hawk Mountain - Mr. Rowe & Mrs. Reese
9/29 - 2nd Grade (Warren) to Enviro Center
9/30 - 2nd Grade (Meader) to Enviro Center
10/3 - 2nd Grade (Klitsch) to Enviro Center
10/12 - 4th Grade (Clay) to Boulder Field
10/13 - 4th Grade (Zimmerman) to Boulder Field
10/14 - 4th Grade (Sedon) to Boulder Field
10/25 - 3rd Grade (Hansler) to Enviro Center
10/26 - 3rd Grade (O'Rourke) to Enviro Center
10/27 - 3rd Grade (Smarr) to Enviro Center

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

Strengthening Families Program (Grades 5 & 6)
A FREE program for parents/caregivers and 5th or 6th grade students beginning October 17th. Please click here for additional details or to sign up for the program.

7th & 8th Grade Girls interested in Softball
Jim Thorpe Softball Camp to be held Sunday, October 16th from 10am - 2pm for students in Grades 7-12 at the High School Softball Field.
Workout with team members and coaches
Fundamentals and Skill drills: Throwing, Fielding, Batting and Base Running
To register please contact Coach Keith 610-217-4270 or by email keith.brinker@jtasd.org

Jr High Wrestling Sign-ups
Wrestling isn’t only for boys! Women's wrestling is one of the fastest-growing sports at the scholastic and collegiate levels many colleges are now offering wrestling scholarships to women as well!

Some of the benefits of wrestling include
• Develops athleticism
• Promotes personal responsibility
• Develops mental and emotional resilience
• Teaches about nutrition and weight management
• Develops leadership skills
• Teaches discipline and accountability

In addition to the benefits above, it should also be noted that many college football coaches prefer recruiting wrestlers. Here is a quick video on why football players should wrestle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_W5r-qk1gk

If you are interested, please complete the form at the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1BrhLwTgB-y4Q1I-zckO8jikddIWmMU1s9O2te-klvSSCsA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

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