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10 Things every Shaler Area parent should know
10 Things every Shaler Area parent should know
 
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Students are #1
SASD has many resources available to address student issues, safety, and well-being.
  • School Resource Officers – Shaler Township Police Officer Frank Spiker, spikerf@sasd.k12.pa.us, and Millvale Borough Police Office Brenan Jackson, jacksonb@sasd.k12.pa.us, are present in the schools every day during the school year.
  • School Nurses – Each building is assigned a nurse to address health-related concerns.
  • Social Workers – SASD has 4 licensed social workers to address students’ social needs.
 
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Where to go with questions
Where should you go if you have a question?
  • Contact school personnel (i.e. teacher, school counselor, principal) with school-level issues (i.e. grade questions, bullying, classroom concerns).
  • Contact the coach then Athletic Director Clint Rauscher with team or athletic-related issues.
  • Contact the building principal or building activities director for questions related to student and extracurricular activities.
 
3
Grades, schedules, & more are at your fingertips
Infinite Campus, the district’s student information system, provides parents with realtime information on their student’s academic progress.
 
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Be involved
You can get involved! All schedules are on the SASD website.
  • PTO – Each building’s Parent Teacher Organization meets regularly with the building principal. 
  • DPC – The District Parent Council meets once per month with district administrators and is open to any parent. 
  • School Board – The board meets each month to discuss and vote on district business. 
 
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Information is accessible
Important information is at your fingertips! All important information is posted on the SASD website, Twitter @ShalerArea, and the superintendent’s blog at shalerarea.edublogs.org. District and community flyers are posted on Peachjar and emailed to the parent/guardian email on file.
 
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School counselors are great resources
SASD counselors are liaisons to the teachers and great resources! Each student in the district is assigned a school counselor. Contact your child’s counselor for questions about: career planning, course selection & scheduling, and personal/social development.
 
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SASD has 1:1 technology
SASD offers a 1:1 iPad Initiative: 
1:1 iPad to student ratio for 7-12
2:1 iPad to student ratio for K-6
 
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ABC Transit Inc. operates daily bus runs
District transportation is provided by ABC Transit Inc.
  • Questions about bus stops: Contact the district transportation department at 412-492-1200 ext. 2824 or businfo@sasd.k12.pa.us.
  • Student-related busing issues: Contact the building principal.
  • All other transportation issues: Contact the ABC Transit dispatcher at 412-821-3000.
 
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Inclement weather & emergency communication
Be prepared for inclement weather!
  • Emergency announcements for inclement weather are posted on the SASD website, local news outlets, Twitter, and district phone system.
  • Have a plan for an emergency early dismissal.
 
10
The Nutrition Group Inc. provides lunch & more
District food service is provided by The Nutrition Group Inc.
  • A new application for the free/reduced lunch program must be filled out each school year.
  • Menus are available on Nutrislice: sasd.nutrislice.com or by downloading the app on iTunes or Google Play.
  • Any food service questions can be directed to Sue Cook 412-492-1200 ext. 1582, cooks@sasd.k12.pa.us.
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