Shaler Area Middle School
Shaler Area Middle School
1810 Mt. Royal Blvd.  Glenshaw, PA. 15116-2117
Phone: 412-492-1200 Press 8 and Ext. 2500
Fax: 412-492-1237
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SAMS Inclement Weather Plans

Inclement Weather Plans

In the event of inclement weather, a two-hour delay schedule may be used on in-person instruction days. Students who are scheduled to attend in person will report to school, students who are scheduled for virtual instruction will log on following the two-hour delay schedule.   

Return to In-Person Learning April 5, 2021

Return to In-Person Learning

On April 5th SAMS transitioned to four days in-person learning.  All students who completed the survey that they wanted to return to in-person learning should report to SAMS on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Please know that you may make a request to move from in-person learning to remote at any time.   


Requests for any change other than the student's current placement must be made in writing to Dr. Stennett - 8th grade ([email protected]) or Dr. Howard - 7th grade ([email protected]). 


Mindful Moments offer a way to help students cope with stress
During a school year that is full of ambiguity and change, Shaler Area school counselors are finding ways to connect with students with a renewed focus on their mental health.  
Information from Dr. Howard regarding Health and Safety during Hybrid Instruction
As we transition to the hybrid instruction model, we want to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.  
Free Breakfast and Lunch Available During Virtual Learning

Due to the increasing rise of community transmission rates of COVID-19 in Allegheny County, the district will be transitioning to virtual instruction for a three-week period beginning on Monday, November 23. The grab-n-go breakfast and lunch program will continue to provide meals for students while the district is in the 100% virtual model at three pick-up locations.  

Attendance Information
School Board policy 204 Attendance requires that the parent submit an excuse in writing.
All excuses and doctor’s notes can be emailed to: [email protected]  
SAMS Student Schedule During VIRTUAL

Students will follow the CURRENT daily schedule:

Homeroom - 7:40-7:48 - ALL STUDENTS MUST CHECK IN  
Shaler Area Backpack Initiative

Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Etna has graciously agreed to house the Backpack Initiative for the 2020-2021 school year. Maryann Swartz ([email protected]) will continue to coordinate the efforts.  This program was established to assist district students in grades K- 8 in need of weekend food supplies.    

New Guidelines for PM Student Pickup at the Shaler Area Middle School Effective Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Effective Tuesday, October 13, 2020, the following are updated guidelines for student pick-ups in the afternoon from Shaler Area MIddle School.  
Reminders for Students Transition to Hybrid/Virtual
The following information is to assist you and your student as they transition to hybrid or virtual learning. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.   
1800 Mt. Royal Boulevard     Glenshaw, PA. 15116     P 412-492-1200     F 412-492-1236
1800 Mt. Royal Boulevard Glenshaw, PA. 15116 P 412-492-1200 F 412-492-1236
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