The Jim Thorpe Area High School 2022 Graduation Ceremony on June 10 at 6PM will be livestreamed on the Olympian Way YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnVaFUs1IcYtzoa3MeE4rBQ
The Penn-Kidder Campus 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony at 6PM on June 9 will be livestreamed on the Olympian Way YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnVaFUs1IcYtzoa3MeE4rBQ
The L.B. Morris 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony on June 9 at 6PM will be livestreamed on the Olympian Way YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnVaFUs1IcYtzoa3MeE4rBQ
Superintendent Mr. Rushefski: Coming to school today following the Uvalde, TX tragedy is extremely difficult. We know that these life and death situations have an effect on all of us, especially our students. We want our schools to be a positive learning environment that is a safe haven to allow students to learn and have the most normal school experience, if that is possible. Let's review what we do to be safe at JTASD: Local/State Police Support, School Resource Officers in each school ALICE active shooter training for staff and students to learn how to respond to an intruder in the building Yearly Active Shooter Drills Yearly Lockdown/Lockout Drills Monthly Fire/Evacuation Drills, Bi-yearly Bus Evacuations Drills Safety Teams to Review our Operations The administrative team, guidance counselors, teachers and staff keep the safety of the students in the forefront of all that they do. They are available and listening today and in the days to come to the emotional concerns that are coming forward because of the recent events. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Lori Lienhard-Director of Security, our school principals, and our guidance counselors. We will get through this together.
Parent input is essential to the success of our Title I programs. Please take a few moments to answer the following questions about this past year. The survey can be found here: https://www.jimthorpeasd.org/page/title-1
Due to the impending severe weather, the Jim Thorpe Area School District will be dismissing early today on Monday May 16. The high school will dismiss at 11:30AM, and the L. B. Morris School and Penn-Kidder Campus will dismiss at 12:30PM. There will be no afternoon Pre-K Counts class, and all after school activities are cancelled.
On Wednesday, May 18th, there will be a Finance and Insurance Committee Meeting at 6PM followed by a Special Board Meeting to approve the Preliminary Final Budget for next school year. These meetings will be held at the High School.
Public Notice: At the May 11 School Board meeting, there were 4 new business agenda items that were added to the school board agenda. Please see below: 18.01 Approval: Reclaiming the life skills support classroom, currently located at Jim Thorpe Area High School, operated by CLIU 21, to have the classroom fully operated by JTASD. This would require the posting and hire of a special education teacher as presented. 18.02: Approval/To place an emotional support classroom at the Penn Kidder Campus, to be operated by Behavioral Health Associates. The program cost for the 2022-2023 school year is $125,000 18.03 Approval/To hire Beverly Solt (pending clearances) as a temporary 1:1 aide to accompany student #35952 to the Lift adult day program at the hourly rate of $13.00 per hour 18.04: Approval/Revised April 13, 2022 LCCC Dual Enrollment Weighting Changes provided by Mr. Tom Lesisko, High School Principal These items have been added to the revised agenda in BoardDocs
On Wednesday, May 11th, there will be a Board Meeting held at 7PM at the High School auditorium. On Friday, May 12, there will be an early dismissal with the HS day ending at 11:30AM and the LB/PK at 12:30PM.
There will be a Finance & Insurance/Policy & Personnel meeting tonight, April 27, in the Jim Thorpe Area High School LGI at 7PM. The meeting will be livestreamed on the Olympian Way YouTube channel.
The internet issues caused by a problem with our Internet filter provider seems to be resolved. If you are still having issues, please restart your computing device. If the problem persists, please contact your building tech.
Students and staff may be experiencing problems accessing the Internet due to an issue reported by our Internet filtering company. We are monitoring the situation and will keep everyone updated.
The Jim Thorpe Area School District will be on a Two-Hour Delay on Tuesday, April 19, 2022. Please be safe at the bus stops and on the roads.
On Wednesday, April 13, the JTASD will dismiss early with HS at 11:30AM and the LB/PK at 12:30PM. The Easter Break will continue through Monday, April 18. School reopens on Tuesday, April 19 with our students/teachers back in the classrooms. Also, there will be a Board Meeting held on Wednesday evening at 7PM at the High School auditorium. Enjoy your Spring Break.
Tonight at 6PM in the HS LGI room, the JTASD Board of Education Curriculum Committee will be meeting. The public is invited to attend. These meetings will be live-streamed on the Olympian Way YouTube channel.
The Jim Thorpe Area School Board of Education, Finance and Insurance Committee Meeting scheduled for Monday March 28, 2022 is rescheduled to Wednesday March 30, 2022 and will be held at 6:00 PM. in the LGI Room at Jim Thorpe Area High School.
The 2022-23 district calendars have been approved and are now available for download on the district website or at the links below: https://5il.co/17ie1 https://5il.co/17ie2
This is a reminder that there will be a parent orientation meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, March 22 at 6:30PM to review the student scheduling process for the 2022-23 school year. The meeting will be held via Zoom at the link that was sent via email. The meeting will be recorded and posted on the Olympian Way site, with scheduling documentation posted on the Jim Thorpe Area High School site.
The Jim Thorpe Area School District Board of Education will hold its Regular Meeting on Monday, March 21 at 6PM in the Jim Thorpe Area High School auditorium. The meeting will be streaming live on the Olympian Way YouTube channel.
The time and site are set for the PIAA Semi-final for girls' basketball. Jim Thorpe will play Archbishop Wood Saturday 2:30 at Liberty HS in Bethlehem. All ticketing will be online. https://www.piaa.org/sports/tickets.aspx? No tickets will be on sale at the door. Everyone Kindergarten and older will need a ticket.