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Spring 2015 Complete District Newsletter

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Information Regarding Pertussis, or Whooping Cough
Pertussis Fact Sheet (click the link to open) 
 

Pertussis is a highly contagious disease that is spread through the air when an infected person sneezes or coughs.  Pertussis begins with cold symptoms and a cough which becomes much worse over 1-2 weeks.  Symptoms usually include a long series of coughs (“coughing fits”) followed by a whooping noise.  However, older children, adults and very young infants may not develop the whoop.  People with pertussis may have a series of coughs followed by vomiting, turning blue, or difficulty catching their breath.  The cough is often worse at night and cough medicines usually do not help alleviate the cough. The disease can be very severe and, although deaths are rare, they do occur especially in infants less than one year of age.  Please refer to the enclosed fact sheet for more information on pertussis.

 

The Pennsylvania Department of Health strongly recommends the following:

 

1.  If you/your child is coughing, promptly contact your/your child’s doctor.  Explain to the doctor you/your child has been exposed to a case of pertussis and needs to be evaluated.  Your child’s doctor may obtain a nasopharyngeal culture to test for pertussis.  In addition, if the doctor suspects pertussis, an antibiotic will be given to your child to help lower the chance of spreading the disease to others.  Your child will be able to return to school after completing the first 5 days of the medication.  It is very important that upon returning to school your child continues taking his or her medication until completed.
 
2.  If you/your child are/is diagnosed with pertussis, all household members and other close contacts should also be treated with antibiotics regardless of their age or vaccination status.
 
3.  Making sure that children receive all their shots on time is the best way to control pertussis in the future.  In children, diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis vaccine (DTaP) is only given to those under age 7 years of age.  Children should receive one dose of DTaP vaccine at 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, and between 15-18 months of age.  In addition, one dose is needed before starting school (on or after the 4th birthday).  Check with your pediatrician to see if your child is eligible for another dose of DTaP in the accelerated schedule.  If you are not sure your child is properly immunized, promptly contact his or her doctor.

 

4.  The combination tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) is recommended for children ages 7 through 10 (if not fully vaccinated) and adolescents and adults as a one-time dose.  It is also recommended during EACH pregnancy to protect the newborn infant.

 

5.  Anyone eligible for Tdap may receive it regardless of interval since the most recent tetanus containing vaccine.

 

If you or your doctor has a question about pertussis, please call the Pennsylvania Department of Health at 1-877-PA-HEALTH. 

 
Maintain “Constant Contact” with the Jersey Shore Area School District

The JSASD introduces a new direct email information service for all residents of the Jersey Shore Area School District. Beginning immediately, registered email users will receive regular updates from JSASD delivered to your inbox about district-wide and building newsletters, event, surveys, and more.

To register your email address, you have three options:...
1. Text “JSASDBULLDOGS” to 22828

2. Type in the following web address and complete the form: www.jsasd.org/media

3. Download a free QR Reader on your mobile device (smartphone, iPad, tablet, etc.) and scan the following QR Code to get to the sign up form:

JSASD QR CODE                              

 Pre-K Opportunity for Families in the Jersey Shore Area School District

The Jersey Shore Area School District has partnered with All Things Bright and Beautiful and Mom’s Inc. to provide the Pre-K Counts program for children ages 3 to 4 years. The Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts program provides a quality pre-kindergarten education that is free to qualified children in the Jersey Shore Area School District.  Space is limited and based on need, so please do not delay in registering for this program.

To register a child for this program, please visit the district offices at 175 A&P Dr., Jersey Shore, PA, 17740, to complete the necessary paperwork.  Items you will need for the application are: a copy of your child’s birth certificate or birth record, proof of income for one year, and your child’s immunization record.

If you have any questions, please contact Tori Meixel at (570) 398-5253 or Ken Dady at (570) 398-2931.
 

Share the News and Share the Pictures
Share the good news and your photos about the Jersey Shore Area School District and its students, staff, and its communities.  As you can see from our redesigned web site, one of our features will be to promote our school district and our students, its programs and activities, and to provide visitors with a glimpse of what Jersey Shore is all about.  There are rotating pictures on the main page, and we are looking for photos of activities from all schools.  There will be news articles on the main page of each school highlighting the accomplishments of our students and staff and events going on at each school.
 
On the main page of the Jersey Shore Area School District web site, rotating photos will provide a glimpse of the beauty of our boroughs and townships where we live and work and play.  Please share your photos of the various areas of the Jersey Shore Area School District's beauty in each season!  Students, staff, and community members:  share your news and photos by clicking this link.

Jersey Shore Area School District Performance Profile
Beginning Friday, October 4, the Pennsylvania Department of Education will make available the Pennsylvania School Performance Profile.  The profile provides academic performance information for public schools in the state.  The performance score is designed with several purposes in mind:
1.  to inform the public of school performance
2.   to provide a building level score for educators as part of their evaluation system
3.  to allow the public to compare schools across the state
4.  to give schools a methodology to analyze their strengths and their needs

 
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Registration Procedures for Students

Parents wishing to enroll, reenroll, or transfer their children from one elementary school to another within the district should report to the Jersey Shore Area School District Administration Building, 175 A&P Drive, Jersey Shore, PA 17740, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.  A central registration office has been established for the district.  Parents wishing to withdraw a child from the Jersey Shore Area School District should report to the school where the child is currently enrolled.  Click here for more registration information and online forms.

Withdrawal Information for Students
When school is in session for students, parents should report to the school office where their child is enrolled to withdraw the student.  The school will have a set of procedures to follow to complete the withdrawal process.  When schools are on summer break, parents should report to the district administration building's central registration office between 8:00 am and 3:30 pm.

Address Change Information for Students

If any contact information (address, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, etc.), emergency contact information, or parental/guardian employment information has changed, click here for the form to complete to identify the changes.  The form should be returned to the student's school office when school is in session.  When school is not in session for the summer, please return it to:  Central Registration Office, Jersey Shore Area School District, 175 A&P Drive, Jersey Shore, PA 17740, or fax it to:  570.398.5089.  It can also be e-mailed to:  tmeixel@jsasd.k12.pa.us if the parent/guardian signatures are included.  If the address is changed, proof of residency must accompany the form.  Proof of residency includes:  utility bill, rental/lease agreement, sales agreement.

 


The Bulldog Hotline
The Jersey Shore Area School District has policies to address Bullying and Harassment in the school setting.  In an effort to proactively address the concerns of students, staff, parents, and Board members, the Jersey Shore Area School District is implementing a Bulldog Hotline.  This hotline is available to the public to leave information concerning bullying and harassment.  When using the hotline, please provide the information requested through the Hotline message.  The Bulldog Hotline number is:  570.398.5604.

Important Dates

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  • 2014-15 School Year Calendar
    Click here for the revised calendar.
    Revised calendar posted March 4, 2015
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  • 2015-16 School Year Calendar 
    Approved March 9, 2015
    Click here for a printable calendar
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  • May 13-27, 2015
    Keystone Exams
    Algebra I, Biology, Literature
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  • June 5, 2015
    2-hour Early Dismissal for Students
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  • June 10, 2015
    Last Student Day
    2-hour Early Dismissal
    Used as weather make-up day
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  • June 11, 2015
    In-service day for staff
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  • June 12, 15, 16 2015
    Act 80 Days
    No school for students 
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  • June 13, 2015
    High School Graduation
    Thompson Street Stadium
    Graduation Will Be Streamed Live on the Internet on The Bulldog Channel
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  • June 17, 2015
    In-service Day for Staff
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  • July 3, 2015
    Schools/Offices Closed
    Independence Day Holiday
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