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About Excluding Students from Taking the PSSA

posted Mar 18, 2015, 8:31 AM by Joe Ferry   [ updated Mar 18, 2015, 8:31 AM ]

March 18, 2015

According to 2015 Pennsylvania System of School Assessment Handbook, the protocol for parental request for exclusion from the assessment is as follows:

  • Two weeks prior to each testing window, assessments will be available for review by parents and guardians. The assessment must be reviewed on district property and district personnel must be present at all times. Districts must provide a convenient time for the review.
  • Parents and guardians must sign the Parent Confidentiality Agreement. Parents and guardians may not photocopy, write down, or in any other manner record any portion of the assessments, including directions.
  • If after reviewing the test parents/guardians find the test to be in conflict with their religious beliefs and wish their student(s) to be excused from the test, the parents/guardians must provide a written request that states the objection to the Superintendent or Chief Executive Officer.
  • If the student is excused from the assessment due to parental or guardian request, school personnel must provide an alternative learning environment for the student during the assessment.

Thank you,
Kathleen Scheid, Ed.D.
Director of Curriculum, Assessment, and Instructional Technology Pennridge School District

Announcements for February 22, 2019

posted Feb 16, 2015, 12:45 PM by Joe Ferry   [ updated Feb 22, 2019, 6:34 AM by Andrew Allem ]

From Mr. Hassler: Symphonic Band will meet & rehearse on Monday. Also, don’t forget to come down and get your instrument to take home for the weekend.

From Mrs. Stellino: There will be auditions for the Chain of Fools solo this AM during HR in the Auditorium. There will be 2 pull-out rehearsals today – Treble Choir will meet 1st period. The Low Keys will meet 3rd period in the Auditorium. Monday, there will be a full Concert Choir rehearsal 3rd period.

Are you a good artist? Do you want to design the Chorus Concert program cover? Stop by Room 116 for details. All submission are due by Wed., Feb 27th by the end of the day.

From Mrs. Sine: A helmet and goggles were left on the Central only bus. Also 2 scarves were left on the Central/North bus. Stop by the Office if you are missing these things.

From Mrs. J Miller: 8th graders! We need more 8th grade baby pictures for the yearbook.

You have 2 more weeks to bring in a picture - - DO IT NOW!! Find a picture and get it to Mrs. J Miller in Room 207. All photos are due by MARCH 1st. We can’t wait to see your cute little face!

From Room 100: Their baked goods available for sale all next week, 11th period.

There will be a Spring Sports meeting for all of you who are interested in participating in a spring sport, next Tuesday, Feb 26th.

WRESTLERS!! - - Be sure to turn in your uniform to Mr. Sands if you haven’t already done so. 8th Grade Boys interested in playing soccer at the HS next year: Coach Valimont will be hosting an informational meeting on Tuesday, February 26th in the HS Library, from 6:30 – 7:30 PM. Please bring at least 1 parent. Information about the fall 2019 season will be shared

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