Back to School News

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Laptop Program Presentation - Grades 8-12

Wed, 09/03/2014

For 8th - 12th grade students & Parents/Guardians- Only 1/2 hour - "Laptop Borrow Program Overview & Guidelines", in the HS Auditorium at 6:00pm & 7:30pm

Elementary Meet the Teacher Night (Gr. 1-2: 6:00 to 6:50)(Gr. 3-4: 7:00 to 7:50)

Thu, 08/28/2014

This opportunity is for you to come meet your child's first through fourth grade teacher.

Teacher In-Service Days Mark the Start of the 2014-2015 School Year!

Teachers Megan Habowski, Michele Petro and Michelle Faust engage in a brainstorming activity entitled "roping around." The activity called for the teachers to detach themselves from each other without cutting the rope or removing it from their wrists.This was one of the many activities held during the August 21st in-service workshop which allowed the professional staff to wo

Bloomsburg Fair Day

Fri, 09/26/2014

All schools and offices are closed.

Winter Recess

Wed, 12/24/2014 - Fri, 12/26/2014

Winter Recess - All schools and offices are closed.

In-service Day

Thu, 09/25/2014

Today is a non-instructional day.  There are no classes for students.

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.

Special Features

Parents and other school community members are encouraged to share their viewpoints about key educational issues, particularly those concerning digital learning and the use of technology to support future ready schools, by participating in the Speak Up Project for Digital Learning, facilitated by Project Tomorrow.  The annual national research project gives education stakeholders the opportunity to ensure their voice is heard not only at Southern Columbia, but at the state and national level as findings are summarized aLearn More

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