PA Department of Health Issues Advisory

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has asked all schools to post the following Ebola Health Advisory:

Ebola is a severe, often deadly illness that affects humans and non-human primates like monkeys, gorillas and chimpanzees. History’s worst outbreak of the disease is occurring now in West Africa, and the U.S. recently had its first travel-related case of Ebola in Texas.  It is a reality that more cases could be confirmed in other states – including Pennsylvania.

Board Membership No Longer Restricted by Regions

Last month, the District filed a petition with the Columbia County Court seeking to change the way Southern Columbia Area voters elect their School Board members. The petition asked the Court to allow Southern Columbia Area voters to elect all nine Board of Education members "at-large."  At-large allows residents living anywhere within the boundaries of the District to run for the School Board. At the time of the petition, only thee of the nine seats could be filled that way. The rest were filled by a region-based system.

October's Fresh Food Initiative will Feature Locally-Grown Apples

SCA's Wellness Committee recently announced that the next Fresh Food of the Month Day will take place on Wednesday, October 22nd, and will feature the "crunchy texture and delicious taste of apples while they are in the peak of their season." All students in  grades K-12 will receive an apple variety from three local orchards/farms:  Leiby's Family Farms, Rohrbach's, and  

New Leaders to Direct SCA's Business Affairs

For the past several weeks a transaction in leadership within the Business Office has been underway with departing Business Manager Mike Sokoloski set to turn all fiscal responsibilities over to new stewards, Charles Mannello and Denise Kreisher, at the close of the workday on Friday, October 17th. Mr. Mannello will serve the District as Business Consultant while Mrs. Kreisher will assume duties as Business Office Supervisor.

Free Developmental Screening

Children, ages three or four are invited to “Come To School” at the Southern Columbia Area School District's G.C. Hartman Elementary Center, on Wednesday, October 29, 2014.  There will be a free developmental screening.  Children will participate in activities that will test their hearing, speech, vision, gross and fine motor skills, personal and social skills, adaptive behavior,cognitive skills, and height and weight.

Fresh Food of the Month Initiative Returns September 24th

Southern Columbia Area School District will provide its students with local food from area farms as part of the National Farm to School program. Once a month, beginning Wednesday, September 24th, the school cafeteria will offer fresh produce from local farms. The Farm to School program connects school districts and local farms to serve healthy meals in the cafeteria, improve student nutrition, and support local farmers.

New Middle School Principal Named!

Congratulations are extended to Mr. William Callahan who was appointed as Middle School Principal at the September 15th Board of Education meeting. Mr. Callahan is presently an Assistant Middle School/High School Principal with the Shamokin Area School District, serving in that role since 2004. Mr. Callahan's staff at Shamokin Area describe him as "firm but fair" and as someone "who listens to and respects other's voices and opinions."  He is also recognized as an "administrator who can connect with students." Mr.

Special Features

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