Scenic Cougar Paws

September 28, 2022

Please scroll through to find information for our Scenic community. The site is updated each week on Wednesday, and I will send out the link through School Messenger for easy access. The information will be available on the website all week. Information to be included in Cougar Paws should be submitted by Friday each week.

Thanks for all you do to make Scenic Hills the world's best elementary school!

--Dr. O'Dowd

Follow me on Twitter @Madeleine_ODowd -- I try to share what is happening at Scenic Hills on a weekly basis.

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  • Please be a good neighbor every day!! When dropping off or picking up your child at Scenic please do not block the driveways of our neighbors, especially on Valleyview and Hillview. Also, please note below the specific directions for the car line. We ask that you read and follow them to keep all of our students safe and the car line moving quickly.

  • Picture Day is Thursday, September 29!

  • Scenic's Walkathon is October 21! Please see the flyer below for information for this important fundraiser! Information was also sent home on Monday. We are so grateful to our Scenic community for supporting this event!

  • Important! If you are changing your child's dismissal plan, please contact your child's teacher AND call the main office. (Teachers may not be able to check their emails in time to receive the message for dismissal.) If possible, please communicate any changes prior to 2 p.m.

Scenic is a unique and special place, and we are committed to helping all our students succeed! Please don’t hesitate to call or email me or your child’s teacher if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you -- the Scenic families are the best and I so appreciate all you do to make Scenic the world's best elementary school!

September Calendar.pdf
October 2022 Calendar.pdf

It's time for the...

WALKATHON is our annual fundraiser. All of the money raised goes right back to our students, for things such as classroom magazines, field trips, after-school clubs, Homework Club, field day shirts, PSSA treats, and more! New this year: if we reach our goal of $45,000 , EVERY STUDENT will receive a free yearbook!! It is easy to participate -- you can submit cash/checks or use PayPal! Students collect pledges, and the whole school will be walking throughout the day on Friday, October 21. Please see the flyer below for FAQ, details, and prize information. Thanks in advance for your support!!

2022 Walkathon BINGO BASH.pdf

Our Home and School supports so much each year -- from recess equipment to class parties to clubs and activities, and more!! This graphic provides just a glimpse of all of the areas our students benefit! Please support the Walkathon!

Important Information

Updated ELE. September 2022­_.pdf
Copy of ELE. October 2022.pdf
Letter to Household 2022-23 REV 20220728.pdf

Please Note: PB&J is available daily as a lunch option.

The cost for lunch this year for student is $2.75. You can add money to your child's account by sending payment to Chartwells in an envelope with your child's name and homeroom number.

Yearbook Pics.pdf
October 2022 Parent Training.pdf
Delco Right to Ed Task Force 9-29-22 Flyer (Final).pdf

Elementary Music and Art

Springfield School District has strong traditions in music and the arts, and we love to showcase the talents of our students. As our elementary schools have grown over the past few years, and new traditions and events have been added to our school calendar, we have decided to take this opportunity to update our music and art performances. As always, the performance events are meant to support the developmental needs of our students and to ensure that all students have the opportunity to showcase their talents.

This year, our Kindergarten through third grade students will be featured in our Winter Sing events that will take place during the school day. Our fourth and fifth grade students will have the opportunity to sing as part of our extracurricular choruses, the Sabold or Scenic Singers, and will perform a Winter Sing Concert, which will be an evening event. The Sabold and Scenic Singers will also perform at the Scenic and Sabold Art Showcases in the spring, which are also evening events.

The Scenic and Sabold Art Showcases will highlight the artwork created by our fourth and fifth grade students throughout the year. Our second and third grade students will continue to create a variety of art projects, and they will proudly take their creations home to be shared with you as they complete the work.

Our goal is to provide all students with a variety of opportunities to display what they are learning in their elementary music and arts programs. Please keep an eye on our school calendars for specific dates and times for these events. We look forward to seeing you at these events and joining you in celebrating the many talents of our students.

2022-23 Cycle Day Calendar.pdf
MAILING Car Line and Traffic 2022-2023.pdf
Immunization Letter (updated 22-23).pdf
Dental Letter (Non-Year Specific).pdf
Safe Snack Letter_2018.docx

Springfield Elementary Schools Student Handbook

Springfield Elementary Schools Student Handbook_Updated_8-5-22.pdf
HAC Phone-Email Update v31 08202014.pdf

Technology issues? If your child is experiencing technology problems or difficulty accessing Canvas, please submit a help desk ticket with our tech department:


Attendance: To report a student's absence,

  1. Telephone the attendance hotline (610-938-6610), OR

  2. Email each morning of your child’s absence, OR

  3. Use the link on the Scenic website to submit attendance. (Go to the Scenic page, click on Parents in the upper right-hand corner; select Attendance from the dropdown list, and in the middle of the page you will find a link to submit an email to

  4. NOTE: School district policy and PA law require a written note or email to excuse an absence within three days of the absence. If you call the attendance hotline, please send in a note on your child's return to school. If you email Scenic Attendance, it is not necessary to send in another note.

      • Absences becomes Unexcused (UA) if a note is not received within 3 days of the absence. If your child has three Unexcused Absences (UA), you will receive a letter regarding the absences. Unresolved unexcused absences may result in attendance improvement conferences or truancy proceedings.

Please Note:

  • Five days of absence may be requested for family vacations. This absence must be requested and approved in advance, or it is coded as unexcused. Forms are available in the main office, online, or from your child’s teacher.

  • Please check your child's attendance in HAC. Any questions, please call Dr. O'Dowd or Mrs. Speakes.

  • If your child is marked absent, you will receive an automated call to confirm Excused Absences, or a personal phone call from our attendance secretary for Unexcused Absences. This confirms the absence and serves as a reminder to send in a written absence note if you have not already done so.

Attendance Policy.pdf
SSD Publicity and Photo Release.pdf
PennDOT - Pennsylvania's School Bus Stopping Law.pdf


Scenic Hills Home and School 2022-2023 Executive Board:

President: Jessica Regan -

Vice President: Suzy Szafran -

Treasurer: Melissa Steinhauer -

Secretary: Kelly Scott -

FACEBOOK PAGE Stay up to date with events and Scenic happenings on our Facebook page – search Scenic Hills Home & School Association. We kindly ask that you keep your posts and comments positive and only related to Home & School events and Scenic Hills. Posts specific to teachers, homework and classroom events should be directed to the teacher or Homeroom parents. Questions related to non-school sports, events and activities should be posted on your personal facebook page. You MUST answer the security questions about your child’s name and grade – for the safety of our families we cannot add you to the group if you do not answer them. Thank you.

Scenic Hills Home and School Association

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