New Medication Guidelines In Effect

Effective with the 2014-2015, school year, the following medication guidelines are in effect:
  • For any student needing a medication during school hours,  parents/guardians must bring the medication to their child's school and hand the medication directly to the school nurse.
  • A Physician's Order is required for all over-the-counter medication and prescribed medication.

Student Accident Insurance and Free and Reduced Price Meals Applications Now Available

Business Manager Mike Sokoloski has announced applications for Voluntary Student Accident Insurance are now available. "Typically, medical bills as a result of injuries to a child while at school are the parent/guardian’s responsibility," stated Mr. Sokoloski. "The Voluntary Student Accident Insurance program offered by the School District could help offset these costs."  For $30 a year, parents/guardians can purchase protection which covers their child during school hours. "Round-the-clock," 24-hour-coverage is available for $112 a year.

Policy Committee Meeting

Mon, 08/18/2014

The Southern Columbia Area School District Board of Directors Policy Committee will meet from 3:00-7:00 PM in the District Administration Office. The public is invited to attend this extended work session.

Practice For Fall Activities Underway

 

Southern Columbia Area's student-athletes, musicians and cheerleaders "unofficially" kicked off the 2014-2015, school year with the start of "official" practice on Monday, August 11th. We wish these hard-working students and their coaches and advisors much success during the upcoming Fall season!  

Back to School Night - Grades 6-12

Wed, 09/03/2014

Parents are invited to meet the teachers of students from grades 6 - 12 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.  Teachers will provide an overview of their course and classroom expectations.

"Good Reading" to Prepare for the New School Year

The Principals and their staff were busy throughout the summer creating student schedules and completing other tasks needed to prepare their schools for the new school year. Among these tasks were making revisions and updates to the student handbooks. Listed below are links to the 2014-2015, student handbooks and- hot off the presses- the Back-to-School edition of Tiger Tales.

School Board Vacancy - Region II (Catawissa Borough/Catawissa Township)

If you are 18 years of age and are a resident of Catawissa Borough or Catawissa Township and would like to serve as a member of the Southern Columbia Area School District Board of Directors, please contact Tresa Britch, Board Secretary at 570-356-3509 or tbritch@scasd.us.  The Board of Directors meets regularly on the 2nd and 3rd Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m., with the exception of July and December when only one meeting is scheduled per month.  This is a great opportunity to serve your school district and

Transportation Committee mtg 7:00 PM

Mon, 08/18/2014

The Southern Columbia Area School District Board of Directors Transportation Services Committee will meet at 7:00 p.m. in the District Office.  This is a public meeting.

Curriculum Committee mtg 6:30 PM

Mon, 08/18/2014

The Southern Columbia Area School District Board of Directors Curriculum and Instructional Technology Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the District Office conference room.  This is a public meeting.

School Board mtg 7:30 PM

Mon, 08/18/2014

The Southern Columbia Area School District Board of Directors will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the District Office conference room.  This is a public meeting.

Special Features

Click here to read a report presented to the Board of Education on November 12, 2018 which reviews bullying data collected by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. The report provides data on the frequency and types of bullying behavior being reported by Southern Columbia Area students as well as a look of how this compares to reports of bullying at other schools statewide, and in Columbia County and Northumberland County schools.Learn More

Southern Columbia Area High School earned lifetime status as National Blue Ribbon School in 2016, being named a National Blue Ribbon School for Exemplary High Performing School. Click the links below to read more about the school's National Blue Ribbon Schools award recognition. Learn More