Starting, Monday, October 3rd, ALL Jim Thorpe Area students will be eligible for free breakfast on a daily basis for the remainder the of 2022-2023 school year. Please have your students take advantage of this opportunity. The federal government has raised the income eligibility thresholds for the 2022/2023 school year for free/reduced lunches for all families, so please make sure that you fill out the application for free/reduced lunches. If you have not completed that application, see the NEWS section of the district's website or contact your school's front office for information on how to apply for free/reduced meals for your student(s) for this upcoming school year.
"Meet the Teachers" night for both L.B. Morris & Penn-Kidder families will be on Wednesday, September 14, from 6-8 PM. The high school's event will be on Thursday, September 15, from 6-8 PM. The district will have a 1/2 day early dismissal for students on Friday, September 16, with the H.S. dismissing at 11:30 AM and the LB & PK schools dismissing at 12:30 PM.
The waivers from the USDA that allowed schools to offer all students breakfast and lunch at no cost have expired and were not renewed. Please see the NEWS section of the district website for information on how to apply for free/reduced meals for your students for this upcoming school year. There is a deadline for these applications, so please do not delay in filling them out for your students.
Gifted Education Program: The agenda for the September 14, 2022 school board meeting will include a presentation of the district's Gifted Education program. This informational agenda will include information provided by the special education director and school psychologists regarding Child Find responsibilities, the evaluation and identification process, and gifted programming.
The Jim Thorpe Area School District is pleased to announce Mr. Robert Presley as the new superintendent of the Jim Thorpe Area School District. We welcome him to the Olympian community.
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
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.
Congratulations to the Lady Olympians basketball team on their 40-39 win over Dunmore and advancing to the PIAA 4A State Semi-finals on Saturday. They will play Archbishop Wood. Site and time to be determined.