"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.

School Board mtg 7:30 PM

Mon, 08/11/2014

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.

Pay to Participate Fee for Fall Sports and Activities Deadline Approaching

The Pay-to-Participate fee for fall sports and activities (subject to the fee) is due August 11, 2014 (the first official day of fall sports practice).  Letters regarding the Pay-to-Participate fee including a detachable form were mailed to all students on July 1, 2014.  The letter/form may also be obtained by clicking here.  For a list of extra-curricular activities that are subject to the Pay-to-Participate fee, please click here.  

1st Day of Practice for Fall Sports

Mon, 08/11/2014

Today is the first official day of practice for Fall sports and also the deadline for the $50 Pay-To-Participate fee.

Summer Hours are in Effect

Mon, 07/21/2014 - Fri, 07/25/2014
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 Friday, from 7:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

District's Special Education Plan is PDE Approved

The Pennsylvania Department of Education recently notified the District that its Special Education Plan for 2014-2017, has been approved. Many thanks are extended to Jennifer Snyder, Supervisor of Special Education, and the Planning Committee, for their diligence in putting together such a sound, comprehensive plan. The plan can be reviewed by clicking on the link below.

Special Features

The "SCA Spotlight" features events, stories, and many talents that makes the Southern Columbia Area School District so special!! Come take a look at all the great things happening in the District! Learn More

An information and resource page pertaining to the school budgeting process has been created and can be found by clicking on this link. Originally published to explain the 2014-2015, budgeting process, it will be updated and applied to future budgeting processes too.Learn More