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2017 Polytechnic Career Awareness Event Sponsored by the Challenge Program
Attention Parents: Are you concerned about your child's future after high school? Want Options?
Event Overview
Save the Date Flyer
Spring 2017 PSSA Parent Information
Dear Parent/Guardian:

In a few weeks, students in grades 3-8 will begin to take the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA).

The PSSA is a standardized test administered in all public schools in Pennsylvania. The content areas included on the test are English Language Arts and Mathematics (grades 3-8) and Science (grades 4 and 8). For your reference, the testing window is listed below.

Spring 2017 PSSA Testing Window - Assessment Dates Testing Groups

English Language Arts April 3-7, 2017 Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8
Mathematics April 24-28, 2017 Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8
Science May 1-5, 2017 Grades 4 & 8
Make-up May 8-12, 2017 All Grades

It is critical that students are in school and arrive on time the days of the test. In the event a child arrives to school after the testing start time, he/she will be sent to an alternative location and will make up the assessment on an alternative day. In addition, students who are absent during the assessment will be required to make up any missed sections on alternative days. We ask that you schedule any appointments for your child outside of the testing window. While make-ups will be given, it is best for students to take the tests with their peers.

Parents and guardians may review the assessments prior to the testing window by making arrangements with the building principal. If after reviewing the test, parents/guardians find the test to be in conflict with their religious belief(s) and wish their child to be excused from the test, the parents/guardians must provide a written request that states the objection to the Superintendent of Schools. Please be aware that students who do not participate in the assessment due to parental request \ will negatively affect the school’s participation rate and can potentially have a negative impact on the School Performance Profile.

Enclosed is a parent informational sheet outlining the purpose of the PSSA as well as a document describing the “Code of Conduct” for test takers and the use of electronic devices during testing. In addition, information regarding the PSSA is available on the district home page under the Department, Curriculum & Instruction tab. Please contact the building principal of your child’s school if you have specific questions regarding the administration of the PSSA. Thank you for your continued support.


Edward J Zelich, Ed.D

Calculator Policy
Code of Conduct for Test Takers  
Information about Spring 2017 Assessments  
PSSA Electronic Device Policy  
Protocol for Parent Review of PSSA
Nurse Substitutes Needed
Charleroi Area School District is looking for Nurse Substitutes to work in the District. The current rate for RN Substitutes is $90.00 per day and the rate for LPN Substitutes is $10.00 per hour. Interested applicants should contact Ed Zelich, Superintendent
Volleyball Coach Needed
We are accepting applications for a Head Girls' Volleyball Coach. Anyone interested should contact, Bill Wiltz, Athletic Director via email at

2017 Charleroi 6-12th Grade Art Show
Please note that the art show will be open to the public one day only on May-10-2017 from 5pm - 8pm in the High School Community room. Refreshments are provided the High School Family Consumer Science Nutrition 2 classes. Live Jazz Music will be provided by Off the Wall Arts. Monetary Awards for student art will be provided by The Mon Valley Academy for the Arts. The Art Show will be open May 8th - May 11th for teachers to visit with their students.
Charleroi Area Schoold District Education Foundation Presents A Blast From the Past Volume IV

blast from the past oldies show
Blast from the Past, Volume IV---the Charleroi Area School District Education Foundation’s annual must-see oldies show---is set for Friday April 21, 2017 at 6:00 at the Charleroi Area High School Auditorium. Frankie Day of AM 770 will once again be the Master of Ceremonies to introduce the “Blue Eyed Soul Man” Billy Price and the spectacular four-part harmonies of Pure Gold. Billy Price, who has been performing for audiences for three decades with legendary R&B guitarists and at Rhythm and Blues and Jazz Festivals, formed The Billy Price Band in 1990. He remains one of Pittsburgh’s favorite local musicians with a voice “lying somewhere between Sam Cooke and Otis Redding.” Pure Gold is a favorite amongst the local oldies music loving crowd. Their signature acappella sound captivates audiences of all ages while performing music from the 50s, 60s 70s and blues to some of their own original material. As a blues or oldies lover…you sure won’t want to miss Billy Price and Pure Gold in one fabulous show!

Safe School Helpline
Break the Silence and Prevent the Event

Safe School Helpline

Let us know anonymously when you know of anything that threatens the safety of our school.

1-800-418-6423 ext 359

Text: 66746, then type TIPS


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2016 PA School Performance Profile Scores Released
Attached you will find two documents that share great news regarding our schools and student achievement.
High School Score

Middle School Score
PA Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Electronic Notice
The Pennsylvania ACT 84 of 2015 requires that public and nonpublic schools receive electronic notice of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) on an annual basis. A flyer has been created and is to be shared with every parent or guardian of every student enrolled in the district during the school year.

CHIP covers uninsured kids and teens up to age 19. With more than 139,000 uninsured children in Pennsylvania, this is great news for families!  Link to the Flyer
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Elaina Zitney
125 Fecsen Drive
Charleroi, PA 15022

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Fax: (724) 483-3776

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