Daily Bulletin

Penn-Kidder Campus Bulletin for Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Lunch Menu
Please click here for the most up-to-date Lunch Menu

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

District Website:

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 (Revised 1-12-2022)
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 2-3, 2021 No School
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 21, 2022 Monday Presidents’ Holiday (School Closed)
April 13, 2022 Wednesday Early Dismissal – Spring Break
April 14, 2022 Thursday Possible Snow Make-up Day
April 14, 2022 – April 18, 2022 Easter Break (School Closed)
April 19, 2022 Tuesday School Re-Opens
May 13, 2022 Friday Early Dismissal
May 30, 2022 Monday Memorial Day (School Closed)
June 10, 2022 Friday Students Last Day/Tentative Graduation
June 13, 2022 Monday Teacher In-Service
June 14, 2022 Tuesday Teacher In-Service
June 15, 2022 Wednesday Teacher Flex 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.

JT Tennis
Who? Any and all Jim Thorpe students from the 6th grade through 12th.
What? Tennis! Whoop whoop! 🎾🎾🎾
When? Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm - 6pm (Starting May 10th)
Where? The High School Tennis Courts.

Why? It's Fun! It's a hard sport to learn - and lessons are expensive... This is free. Once you learn, you can enjoy the sport for your entire life (take that football)
Sunshine + People = Fun Times
As an added bonus - beating Blue Mountain always feels good.
There are extra racquets and tennis balls, so no equipment needed

Moving Up Ceremony
Our Moving Up Ceremony will be held for 8th grade students as they prepare to enter high school. All students who meet promotion requirements are invited to attend this special evening.
When: Thursday, June 9th at 6:00 PM (Students must arrive by 5:30PM to line up)
Where: Penn Kidder Campus Gymnasium

Upcoming Class Trips & Fun Days
27th Demyanovich to Enviro Center Rain date May 9
28th Skelly to Enviro Center Rain date May 9
29th Strohl to Enviro Center Rain date May 9

6th Grade 7 to Blakeslee Preserve
9th 2-3 grades Snoops Envirothon
10th 4-5 grades Explorers Envirothon
11th 6-8 grades Investigators Envirothon
11th 8th grade to Rail Riders
12th 2 Grade to Lehigh Valley Zoo
13th Envirothon Rain date
13th Early Dismissal
16th Grade 5 to Turkey Hill Experience
17th Kresge & Zoba to Enviro Center Rain date May 23
18th McElmoyle & Gregory Rain date May 23
25th 7th Grade to Rail Riders
26th Grade 1 to Crayola Factory
26th Grade 6 to Camp Kresge
27th Grade 3 to Quiet Valley Historical Farm
27th Grade 4 to Lost River Caverns
30th School Closed
31st Grade 7-8 Field Day at High School

1st K-3 grade Field Day
1st 7th & 8th Grade Picnic
2nd 4-6 grade Field Day
3rd 8th Grade Moving Up Party
7th 8th Grade to Dorney Park
9th 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony
10th Last Student Day and Early Dismissal

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