Steelton-Highspire Junior/Senior High School
250 Reynders Ave. Steelton,PA 17113
March 16, 2020
Dear Roller Families,
The outbreak of Coronavirus (COVIC-19) has led the Steelton-Highspire School District administration to consider steps to ensure the safety of our students and staff. The well-being of all members of the SHSD and our community are at the forefront of our decision making. Please see the following information regarding this time of closure:
All school buildings will be closed and district activities will be cancelled through at least Sunday, March 29, 2020. Parents should be prepared for the possibility that we may close for additional days depending on the circumstances in our community/county.
Each 7-12th grade student that was in attendance on Friday, March 13, 2020 should have taken a Chromebook and charger home with them from school. If your student had not received a Chromebook yet for this school year due to outstanding charges from last year, they were issued a loaner on Friday. If you student had lost their Chromebook and/or charger, they were issued a loaner computer and/or charger. Students are still responsible for any and all charges that pre-empted them receiving a loaner.
- Until Friday, no 7th and 8th grade students were permitted to take their assigned Chromebook home with them. All 7th and 8th grade students have now been given a charger with their Chromebook and were instructed to take them home with them on Friday.
3. Learning & Instruction
Teachers will be utilizing Google Classroom to engage students in learning. All students should check their Google Classrooms for assignments and activities. If your student does not know their Google Classroom code for one or more of their classes, they can be found here.
Students can also check in with their teachers via email or Google Hangouts. A directory of staff contact information can be found here.
Students will not be penalized if they do not complete assignments, but it is strongly encouraged that they continue their learning in this time.
The 3rd quarter will not be extended and will end on 3/27/20 as planned. Students should do their best to make up any missing work via Google Classroom and email with their teachers. Teachers will continue to grade submitted work during the closing.
5. Absent on Friday, 3/13/20?
If your student was absent on Friday, please email Ms. Gallagher at email@example.com to arrange pickup at the administration building.
If your student has medication being held for administration by Nurse Jo or Nurse Collins, you will be contacted to come pick it up.
This school closure includes all district athletic practices, scrimmages, competitions, and activities for all teams and organizations scheduled during the duration of the school closure period. In addition, all field trips are cancelled.
Conferences for 3/19 & 3/20 are cancelled. Teachers will be in contact with parents/guardians when we return to discuss academic achievement of students in danger of failing for the 2019-2020 school year.
Ms. Kate Gallagher
High School Principal
(717) 704-3810 x/3861
New Immunization RequirementsPA Law mandates that every child in kindergarten through 12th grade must be fully immunized by the 5th day of school. In Steelton-Highspire School District, that date is September 3, 2019. For more information on the vaccines your child needs, contact the nurse at your child’s school.Check out our ANNOUNCEMENT PAGE for any upcoming eventsELECTRONICS POLICY: Students will be expected to keep their electronic devices (cell phones, tablets, etc.) in their book bags or lockers during instructional time. Cell phones are not to be in view while in classes, nor are they to be used to make phone calls during the school day. If you need to contact your child, please call the main office. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.ARRIVAL: Doors open at 7:15 am for students to come in for breakfast. At 7:30 am, students report to homeroom. All students must be in homeroom at 7:40am or they are considered tardy and must go to the lobby for a tardy pass. Dismissal time is 2:34pm for grades 7-12.SCHOOL DELAY INFORMATION: When there is a one-hour delay, there is NO BREAKFAST served. Doors will open at 8:30 and students will report to homeroom. When there is a two-hour delay, there is NO BREAKFAST served. Doors will open at 9:30 and students will report to homeroom.