Negative Meal Balance Reminder

Parents/Guardians are expected to keep a positive balance in their child’s account at all times. Students who have negative balances will be subject to the following guidelines:
  • A student will be allowed to charge up to $10.00, which will be applied to his/her account.  After reaching this limit, he/she will receive an alternate meal consisting of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, milk, fruit and vegetable for lunch. The price of the alternate meal will be equal to existing paid/reduced lunch prices.

Many Thanks Extended to Board of Education Members

Public education is more than just learning the basic math, science, English and history; it’s a platform for students to reach their potential. It inspires hope for a new generation and a successful future. Southern Columbia Area exists in part because individuals volunteer their time to make informed decisions about the issues facing public schools.

SCA Observes Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” In recognition of Dr. King’s legacy of service to all, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service in 1994.

Student and Staff Accomplishments Recognized at Board Meeting

At the January 11th Board Meeting the following students and staff were recognized for outstanding accomplishments:
 
Third Grade student Kemilyn Hill was recognized as January's Citizen of the Month. Kemilyn was nominated for this award by her teacher, Mrs. Shelly Hower. Kemilyn was cited as being "an excellent example of a model student, one who exhibits all the qualities of G.C Hartman Elementary Center’s ROAR rules on a daily basis." Mrs.

Facility Use Requests Now Made Online

The use of paper forms to make Southern Columbia Area School District facility use requests has been eliminated with all requests now being made online, using a community facility use request software known as MasterLibrary ML Schedules. A resource page with links to ML Schedules has been created on the District's website. The page also contains videos and other helpful step-by-step instructions.

New Traffic Patterns Now in Effect

Effective with the new year, the driveway located near the District marquee will allow for two-way traffic. Because the driveway provides access directly to a State highway, the District was required to submit a Highway Occupancy Permit with PennDOT.  A goal for altering the driveway is to help improve traffic flow especially at dismissal.

Season's Greetings from SCA!

May this holiday season be everything you wish, for you and your loved ones! On behalf of the Southern Columbia Area School District we wish you a joyous holiday season. May the new year bring you good health, happiness, and success!

Artwork created by kindergarten student Garrett Pesarchick.

4th Grade Musical Caps Entertaining Holiday Concert Season

The 4th Grade Chorus under the direction of teacher Mrs. Monna Tomtishen closed out the holiday concert season with an entertaining Christmas musical that featured holiday tunes and numerous speaking parts. Bravo to our young performers on a job well done!. 

SCA Students and Staff Help Brighten the Holidays for those Less Fortunate

Southern Columbia Area's students and staff recently spearheaded a number of initiatives intended to brighten the holidays for those who are less fortunate. Among them were Angel Tree programs held in G.C.

STATE CHAMPIONS!

Congratulations to the Tiger Football Team- 2015 PIAA Class AA Champions! Winning the State Championship capped a remarkable year of football for the Tigers who earned high marks on and off the field. The Tigers ended the season a perfect 16 and 0.

Special Features

The following information was written by the Society for Prevention of Teen Suicide and is endorsed by the School District. Click to download a PDF Handout version of this resource. When your child’s life is touched by the suicide of a peer or a friend, you may find yourseLearn More

An anonymous way for you to submit a tip to your school is now available. You do not need to share your name, phone number or anything unless you want to.  You can submit a tip three ways: online, by making a phone call, or by using the Safe2Say Something App. What types of things should you report? If it makes you uncomfortable, submit a tip.Learn More