The students and staff of Southern Columbia Area's Career Development Program are coordinating the District's participation in the local Salvation Army's 2014 Food Drive. This annual event provides food during the holidays to those less fortunate. All food collected will be distributed to families who reside within the Southern Columbia Area School District's boundaries or in Shamokin or Mt. Carmel.  The Salvation Army is seeking the assistance of local schools to help ensure a successful drive. This is especially critical because of the increasing number of families needing help. 
Students, staff, and all others wishing to make a donation can do so by dropping off the following food items at collection sites set up in each school:
  • Instant Potatoes
  • Stove Top Stuffing
  • Cranberries
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Gravy
  • Cake Mixes and Frosting
  • Hams
  • Turkeys
  • Chicken
  • Pasta and Sauce
Monetary donations are also being accepted. According to Salvation Army officials, a $20 donation can feed a family of four. Checks should be made out to the Salvation Army. Monetary donations can be dropped off at any of the District offices or mailed directly to the Salvation Army headquarters at 1300 W. Spruce St., Coal Township, Pa.17866. Food and monetary donations can be dropped off at SCA through Monday, December 22nd.

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All District offices are staffed throughout the summer should you need to contact your child's school. The offices are open to the public Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM and Fridays from 8:00 AM until 12 noon. Learn More

Wishing all students and staff a safe, happy, and much deserved summer break! Classes for the 2019-2019, school year, will begin Monday, August 27th. Until then, enjoy your vacation!Learn More

Southern Columbia Area School District's Special Education Plan was approved by the Board of Education on April 30, 2018, and has been submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for final review. Questions about the plan can be directed to Director of Special Education Jenn Snyder at jsnyder@scasd.us or (570) 356-3510.  Please click this link to review the Special Education Strategic Planning document.Learn More