News and Announcements

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 October 16, 2018

posted Feb 16, 2015, 12:45 PM by Joe Ferry   [ updated Oct 16, 2018, 7:36 AM by Andrew Allem ]

From Mr. Hassler: 6th Grade Band will rehearse tomorrow. 8th grade Band members have lessons tomorrow!

From Mrs. Werner: 6th grade String lesson are today! 7th & 8th grade Orchestra will rehearse 11th period in the Auditorium.

From Mrs. Stellino: A’Cappella will rehearse today, 11th period, in Room 116.

From FCC: FCC will meet in Room 205 tomorrow morning, at 7:15 AM. Come for fellowship and snacks.

Attention all 8th graders: If you want to attend the field trip visit to the Upper Bucks Tech School next week, you must turn in your signed permission slip by this Friday, 10/19. The visit is optional and doesn’t mean that you HAVE to attend Tech School.

Homework Club - will be available after school today in Room 204. Use a laptop, catch up from an absence or just have a quiet space to work. You can take the 4:15 bus if you need to. Teachers – feel free to recommend HW Club to students and parents.

From Miss Herstine: Who is interested in participating in Central’s Spelling Bee? If you are, stop by Room 205 to pick up spelling lists. The Spelling Bee will be held in early January, but you need time to prepare.

From Room 100: Room 100 ovens are warming up and getting ready! The first baked goods fundraiser starts today during 11th period. Cookies, brownies, rice krispie treats will be 50 cents each. YUM!!!

Magazine Drive Update: Tomorrow is the last collection day for the Magazine Drive. Bring in those orders!

Reading Olympics Team members: There will be a team meeting on Thursday. If you have a musical obligation, go there. Otherwise, we’ll see you on Thursday. The Library will be closed Thursday 11th period except to Reading Olympics team people.

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