Attention Middle School Families,
There is still time to order a yearbook however supplies are limited. If you did not order a yearbook during the school year and you are interested in purchasing a yearbook, please email Mrs. Lash at [email protected] or call the Middle School office. If supplies are available please fill out the form attached to this message. If you already ordered a yearbook, then please continue to check our webpage and social media page as we will announce a pick up date sometime in June. We apologize for the shipment delay due to COVID-19 shutdown. MS Yearbook Order Form
Kindergarten Pre-Registration Form
If you have a child who is currently or will be five (5) years by July 31, 2020, it is time to register for Kindergarten! We ask that families who intend to enroll their child in Kindergarten for the 2020-21 School Year complete our Kindergarten Pre-registration Form. After completing the Kindergarten Pre-registration Form, you can expect to be contacted by an enrollment official for further details.
We look forward to welcoming the Class of 2033 to the Charleroi Area School District!
Lucky Lunch Bag Day (every Thursday in May)
The Charleroi Area School District will continue distributing breakfast/lunch to the Charleroi Area with children 2-18 years old. Meals are distributed on Tuesdays, with 3 days of meals and Thursdays, with 4 days of meals. This is for all children regardless of financial status. To request meals, please complete form at the link below. If you previous have done so, please do not fill out again. We have three Pickup Sites: Charleroi High School Auditorium, Charleroi Fire Department Annex, and Fallowfield Fire Department (Side entrance). We are cancelling the Stockdale site secondary to participations. Please pickup at Charleroi Fire Dept.
Pickup Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Pickup Times: 11:30am until Noon
Order form link: https://forms.gle/H4AiDPPw75bmdwLV7
If you have already request and would like to cancel please send email to: [email protected] ****Please NO CONGREGATING or HANGING AROUND the Pickup Sites once meals are picked up. Also, there will not be any access to any of the buildings at this time.****
The Charleroi Marching Band is accepting new members for the 2020-2021 school year.
The Charleroi Marching Band is accepting new members for the 2020-2021 school year. We are looking for students in grades 7-12, who currently play an instrument. We are also looking for students in grades 9-12 who are interested in being a Majorette or Cougarette.
CASD 4th Quarter Grading Plan During Online Instruction
We began remote learning on March 30, 2020 and had a two week acclimation period for our students. In order to preserve the efforts and accomplishments of our students during the first three quarters of this 2019-2020 year, we will maintain our existing grading system for the final quarter of the year. Our students have worked hard during the first three quarters of the school year and we believe that final grades should be representative of those efforts.
Fully recognizing the challenges of Covid-19 and remote online instruction, our teachers will adjust instruction and assessments throughout the fourth quarter. Maintaining our current percentage grading system as usual will allow teachers to communicate our students’ accomplishments in a system that is familiar to both students and parents. Our expectations for students during the fourth quarter are that they put forth their best efforts to engage in learning under the very challenging conditions that currently exist. High school students in the honors classes will have additional expectations due to the potential for the honors’ weighted grade.
Students’ grades, such as assessments, assignments and participation, for the fourth quarter will be updated by their teachers on a weekly basis in the GoEdustar gradebook system. Work assigned on or after April 13, 2020 will be entered in GoEdustar for the fourth quarter grade. Additionally, end of year final exams will not be given in any course. Friday, June 5th is the last instructional day of the 2019-2020 school year.
Charleroi Area School District commits to providing the following levels of support for students experiencing difficulty during continuity of instruction at home:
Level 1 - If students are in need of tech support, students/families should submit a help ticket at https://bit.ly/CASDtechhelp. If the student/family cannot complete the electronic help ticket, they can call their child’s school secretary for assistance with submitting a ticket. Please include the name and grade level of the student, the particular issue and a phone number for the parent.
Elementary Building Secretary: 724-483-3509 Ext. 2261 or Ext. 2260
Middle School Building Secretary: 724-483-3509 Ext. 3011
High School Building Secretary: 724-483-3509 Ext. 3010 or Ext. 3030
Level 2 - Students who are not engaged in their learning will be first addressed at the teacher level. Teachers will contact students and/or parents multiple times with meaningful two way communication to address concerns and resolve issues with at home learning.
Level 3 - If students continue to be disengaged in their learning, teachers will contact school counselors to share the student concerns and how the student was addressed by the teacher. School counselors will reach out to the student and/or parent to assist in resolving the matter.
Level 4- If school counselor intervention is not successful, the school counselor should contact the school principal. The principal will communicate with the parent and student in order to resolve the students issue with online instruction.
Level 5 - If principal intervention is not successful, the superintendent of schools will be notified. The district superintendent will contact the family in order to try to resolve the online learning issue.
If students fail to participate in online learning, it is possible that they will be retained to the same grade level for the 2020-2021 school year.
GoEdustar Parent App
In addition to the Parents Online – Parent Portal, parents have access to the FREE go.edustar Parent App. This App will allow parents fast and easy access to their student(s) Grades, Attendance, Schedule and Personal Information.
Parents can download a FREE App from the online retailers based on the device they use.
Apple Products – Parents would visit the Apple App Store and search for go.edustar to download the free App.
Android products – Parents would visit the Google Play Store and search for go.edustar to download the free App.
See our distance learning page at https://sites.google.com/charleroisd.org/casd-virtual-learning/home for more information.
4/9/2020 Letter to the Community
April 9, 2020
Greetings to Charleroi Area Students, Staff, Parents, and Community,
We want to provide an important update to the entire Charleroi Area learning community. The Pennsylvania Secretary of Education issued an order this morning to close all public schools through the end of the 2019-2020 academic year as defined by the local school calendar. In addition, Governor Wolf is ordering all K-12 schools and programs, public and private, to be closed through the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts, Head Start Supplemental Assistance Programs and Preschool Early Intervention programs will remain closed, and institutions of higher learning are prohibited from offering in-person instruction.
The decision in Pennsylvania is consistent with many other states. As part of our ongoing communications with all stakeholders, we will update you after spring break with many of the key concepts and questions regarding the closure of our brick and mortar school for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
It is important to note that we will continue to implement our Continuity of Education Plan and Google classroom online learning platform for the rest of the 2019-2020 academic school year. We are very pleased with the approach and the collaborative support for this program. It is important for students to continue with our plans in order for us to implement grades and promotion. If students fail to participate in online learning, it is possible that they will be retained to the same grade level for the 2020-2021 school year. Please note that June 5, 2020 is the last scheduled academic day for our 2019-2020 school calendar. If you have any questions about completing classwork, please contact your child’s teacher or school.
The student parent and staff feedback toward online learning has been extremely positive. Online learning though our school district will resume on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. We will continue to learn and grow together in the upcoming weeks.
Thank you for your continued support of the Charleroi Area School District. We will continue to share our plans with you in the upcoming weeks.
Hope you and your family have a wonderful spring break.
Letter to Parents and Guardians March 29, 2020
Dear Charleroi Learning Community,
We look forward to working with you and your children once again in order to provide our students with a continuity of education plan beginning on Monday, March 30, 2020.
This is a new way of learning for us all, and we will work with you to help make this a successful experience. Naturally, with any new initiative, there may be questions from students and parents. Some terminology and procedures may seem new and unfamiliar, but please be assured that this initial difficulty will pass with practice. Please familiarize yourself with our webpage @ www.charleroisd.org and particularly the CASD Quick Start and Learning Resource guide weblinks which provides contact information for various questions about online instruction.
Continuity of Education Plan
purpose of the Charleroi Area School District (CASD) Continuity of Education Plan is to provide guidance and
support to continue providing educational learning opportunities for students
in an environment of prolonged closures based on feasibility and availability
The goal in
providing learning opportunities during this difficult time is to continue to
maintain the mission of inspiring all students to achieve their greatest
Home Technology Questionnaire
We are actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are planning to prepare for future instruction in case schools remain closed for a long period of time. With that in mind, we are asking that you please complete this survey regarding technology access for your children at home. The survey can be found by visiting: https://forms.gle/dYe8hURE133bnhcs5
If you are unable to complete this electronic survey form for any reason, please feel free to call your child’s school to provide the requested information via telephone.
Please be safe.
School Closure Lunch Information
As we navigate through these next few weeks, CASD will be providing a Grab and Go lunch for any child 2-18 years old.
If you would like to use this service, please CLICK HERE to complete the order form. Please complete form by 11pm the night before.
Lunches will be available for pick up, starting Monday, March 16, 2020 from 11am-12pm, weekdays only, at the Charleroi High School (outside Auditorium Lobby), Fallowfield Volunteer Fire Department (rear entrance), Charleroi Volunteer Fire Department Annex (beside Fire Department), Stockdale Fire Department, and Lock No. 4 Volunteer Fire Department (in front of Garage doors). Unfortunately, with the state closures of libraries, John K Tener library will no longer be a site for picking up lunch as previously communicated.
When picking up lunches, there will be no congregating or hanging around the Food Pickup locations. Also, there is no access to the buildings at this time.
In the days to follow, we will reassess the needs and provide more information.
Order Form Link: https://forms.gle/H4AiDPPw75bmdwLV7
School Closure Letter
School Closure Letter
March 13, 2020
Dear Charleroi Area School District Learning Community,
I am writing to provide an update regarding the Charleroi Area School District plans for the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, we are navigating unchartered waters as we try to prepare a coordinated and systematic response to this pandemic. Our overall goal is to help contain the spread and mitigate the impact of the virus. More cases of the COVID-19 are expected in our state in the coming days.
In response to a report from Center for Disease Control, school closures are recommended for a minimum of two weeks. Out of an abundance of caution, the Charleroi Area School District will be closed beginning at the end of the school day on Friday, March 13, 2020, and classes will be cancelled through Friday, March 27, 2020. Classes are expected to resume Monday, March 30, 2020. The mainlines of communication will be through the Charleroi Area School District website www.charleroisd.org and via the district-wide phone messaging system. Again, tentative plans are to resume school on Monday, March 30, 2020. Please be advised, the duration of closure depends solely on an assessment of COVID-19 risk.
During district closure, we will be suspending all activities for the duration of the two-week period. All district facilities, including athletic facilities will be unavailable for use until further notice.
In an effort to continue support for our students and families, the district will have free take-out lunches available on the weekdays from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Monday, March 16, 2020-Friday, March 27, 2020. Meals may be picked up at either Charleroi Area High School Cafeteria or at the J.K. Tenner Library. Please follow signs at each location directing where to pick up meals. Please note that this service will not be available on weekends. To help with meal count, we would appreciate if you would kindly call into your child’s building by 12:00 p.m. the day prior to your child receiving a take-out lunch. Please watch the website for further updates and information on intended food services.
It is our sincere hope as a district that you will continue to talk with your children about their questions and concerns regarding the risks of COVID-19. These are trying times, even for the youngest in our school community. This is not the school year we envisioned for our children, but we must continue to support one another and take the appropriate preventative actions to maintain the health and safety of our students, families, and community members. If we can show compassion for those who are ill or caring for sick family members, empathy for each other, and patience during this strenuous time, we will end up stronger.
Yours in Education,
Edward J. Zelich, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools
CASD Open Records Officer:
125 Fecsen Drive
Charleroi, PA 15022
Phone: (724) 483-3509
Fax: (724) 483-3776