Parent Welcome Letter 2015.pdf
Penn-Trafford High School Families,
The PTHS teachers and staff look forward to beginning the new school year. The summer has been extremely busy as we continue to prepare for the 2015-2016 school year. We are excited to get the year started as we welcome new teachers, new innovative classes and newly renovated areas in the school.
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The new schedules are now listed on this website. Please click on the bus roster links to see the 2015-16 school year.
Penn-Trafford High School Open House will be held on Tuesday, September 8th at 6:30 pm.
Back to school shopping? As you back to school shop, please consider purchasing a gift card to Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart, or Giant Eagle or food to donate to the “Backpacks-to-go program. “
As a reminder, the “Backpacks-to-Go” Program is a supplemental nutrition program that was piloted in the Penn- Trafford School District in April 2014 and went district-wide in the 2014-2015 school year. Through the “Backpacks-to-Go” program, we provide a backpack filled with easy-to-prepare meals and snacks for weekends to our children. This program was developed in response to ongoing student needs with no weekend access to the school breakfast and/or lunch program. This program will continue district-wide for the 2015-2016 school year.
Children enrolled in the program, by parent request, take home a backpack with nutritious food in a safe, easy and discreet manner on the designated Fridays. The food items and included menu suggestions may be used for breakfast, lunch and dinner for Saturday and Sunday. Some of the child-friendly foods may include: peanut butter and jelly, easy-open canned fruit, applesauce, puddings, cereal, raisins, granola bars, macaroni and cheese, soup and canned pasta.
Penn-Trafford Student Parking Information
Student parking at Penn-Trafford High School is a privilege, and is offered only to seniors, during construction. Applications can be found on the Penn-Trafford Athletic Website or can be picked up in the High School Main Office starting on Monday, August 3rd. A lottery will be held for senior applicants that submit their information by the Monday, August 10th deadline. Lottery results will be posted at the Main Office entrance on Monday, August 17th by 7:00 am. There will be approximately 50 upper lot parking spots, which will cost $75.00. Those will be given to those names picked 1–50. The remaining spots will cost $50.00 at the Warrior Center Lot. Shuttles will run daily, 7:05, 7:10 and 7:15 am. If you miss the shuttle you must walk up to the school. No exceptions will be made. There will be a shuttle after school to take students back to the Warrior Center Lot.
Illegal parking by underclassmen will result in loss of eligibility for a parking pass for the following school year. Current students who park illegally without a pass will face school discipline (please refer to the handbook).
DEER VALLEY NEEDS OUR HELP!!!
Please click on the attached letter to read about our fund raising campaign for a much needed new Nature Center at Deer Valley. Thank you in advance for you donations to this worthy cause. Letter
Monday, September 7
Labor Day-No School
Tuesday, September 8
High School Open House
Wednesday, September 9
School Picture Day
Friday, September 18
PT Fall Festival
Saturday, September 19
PT Fall Festival
Community Service Reminder
This is a reminder that 30 hours of Community Service is a graduation requirement. Community Service will be given for voluntary activities that help others or are beneficial to the community. Students earn credit for hours spent participating in the actual activity, not for meeting and planning. Participation in athletics, band, chorus and drama are not eligible for community service credit. Attached is a letter of explanation of the Community Service Credits. We have had 100% participation from every graduating class at Penn-Trafford. Many of our students have already completed this requirement and have turned in their forms to the Guidance Office. Your son/daughter should take advantage of this during the summer months to complete their community service, download and return the COMMUNITY SERVICE FORM.
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