Penn State Altoona – Summer Virtual Kids College
Penn State Altoona will be offering summer camps for area youth again this year. Due to Covid all camps will be offered virtually in a variety of formats. The camps this summer include STEM related topics, history, arts and video game programming. They will also be offering our Sense-ational Endeavors camp for children with sensory issues.  Scholarships are available.  
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Free Meals for All Children
Student COVID Health Data-Services
Please see attached for a letter for families related to school nursing services and reporting COVID student health information. Student_HealthCOVID_Data_Reporting
Meal Distribution
Meal Distribution  Meal pick-ups will be available at PCHS, PCMS, and PCI from 12:30 – 1:30 pm on Mondays and Thursdays starting November 19th.  All meals are FREE! Pre-Ordering meals is not required, but is appreciated for us to best prepare and serve our community.  The link for the meals is on the main page of the Penn Cambria website (at the bottom of the gray box). You can pick up meals for all of the students in your family in one building. If you have any questions, please call Angela Focht at 814-886-7753 Ext 6. Due to the Thanksgiving, meal distribution for next week will be on Monday & Wednesday and the week of November 30th will be Tuesday and Thursday. Meal distribution will return to Mondays and Thursdays the week of December 7th.
Remote Learning Information for Elementary & Middle School – November 19- December 22
All students/families that have questions about classroom activities should email or Canvas message the classroom teacher directly.  All faculty and staff are reporting to school buildings during normal work hours and teachers will be able to respond during that time.  If families have general questions, please contact the building directly. Thursday November 19th  All students should login to Canvas to complete the designated remote lessons for this day.   Friday November 20th – Tuesday December 22nd All students (including Group A and Group B students) will participate each school day. Teachers will offer some portion of their lesson during the regularly scheduled class time live via Zoom or Teams each day. Students should check their Canvas course for information about times and for links to the sessions.  Students participating in these sessions will be marked present for the day. Elementary students will have reading, math, and a special (art, computers, PE, library, music) lesson available live each day.  Science and social studies will be asynchronous in Canvas. Middle school students will continue to operate on an odd/even schedule and all students...
Before & Afterschool & Full-day Program for Students
CCCDC will be offering before & afterschool & full-day programming for a fee at the PC High School. This program is first come/first serve and will close when sessions are full. Please contact Penn Cambria SACC program at 814-886-5884, main office at 814-472-6341 x 26 to register! Information is available on Shasta Wagner, M.Ed. Education Director Cambria County Child Development Corporation 300 Prave Street, Suite 101 Ebensburg, PA 15931 814-472-6341 x 15
Materials/Items Needed for Classes 2020-2021
Parents/Students: If you wish to get a head start and purchase items for your classes prior to school starting, the following list are items needed for classes for the 20-21 school year: 5th Grade Mrs. Smorto (5th Grade Math) - Pencils, Binder with pockets or Tablet, Folder, and Highlighters. Mrs. Kerfonta (5th Grade Science) - Folder, Spiral One-Subject Notebook, Pencils, and Highlighters. Mr. Felus (5th Grade Math) - Folder, Spiral One-Subject Notebook, Pencils, and Highlighters. Mr. Walters (5th Grade Social Studies) - Folder, Spiral One-Subject Notebook, Pencils, and Highlighters. Mrs. Hajnosz (5th Grade ELA) - Folder, Pencils, Notebook, and Highlighters. 6th Grade Mrs. Smorto (6th Grade Math) - Pencils, Binder with pockets or tablet, Folder, and Highlighters. Mrs. Kerfonta (6th Grade Science) - Folder, Spiral One-Subject Notebook, Pencils, and Highlighters. Mrs. Mento (6th Grade ELA) - Highlighters, Dry Erase Markers, Glue Stick, and 2" binder with paper. Mrs. Marino (6th Grade ELA) - Highlighters, 1" Binder, 5 Dividers, Loose Leaf Paper, Pocket Folder, Pencils, and Dry Erase Markers. Mr. B. Watt (6th Grade Math/Science) - Notebooks, Pencils, Highlighters. Mr. Poldiak (6th...
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May 2020 School Climate Surveys
As part of our PCCD School Safety and Security grants, we will again be administering the PA School Climate Survey, provided by the PA Department of Education, to gather important information from our stakeholders.  This is the same survey given at the end of May 2019.  We are using the results to measure our progress during the school year in improving school climate.  Surveys will be available for staff, parents, and students (gr 3-12).  These surveys will be administered online from now until May 29th.  Participation is voluntary, and participants do not put names on the survey.  Survey information will be shared with students grades 3-12 in Google Classroom and Teams.   If you would like to review copies of the survey  please contact your building principal.   We will email directions to access the parent survey the week of May 11th.
Blanket for Homeless Veteran
PCMS Students helped make a blanket for a homeless veteran. They dedicated their free time during the day for several days to help someone in need.
Safe2Say Something
Safe2Say Something is an anonymous tip-line a person can use to report information about possible bullying, suicide, violence, etc.
Accelerated Reader Parent Accounts
The username and password you use to check your child's AR progress have been changed to match the same username and password your child uses. Please ask your child to share this information with you, or contact Mrs. Gibson at the middle school for additional help.
Cafeteria Account Reminders
As a reminder, all families with any negative balance on school lunch accounts will receive an automated phone message on Sunday evenings. Please see the link below for information about how to access your online school lunch account, make payments, or view what your child is eating or purchasing. Please contact us at 814-886-7753 x1103 if you have questions or need assistance. Food Services
Informational Announcement
Students are permitted to take backpacks and book bags into classrooms. Teachers may ask students to place bags in a designated location within a room to ease congestion around desks and aisles.
MMS Gradebook
The links for MMS Gradebook have changed as of July 2017! Please update your web links with the ones found by clicking on the MMS Gradebook link. Faculty and students should now use your PC network (Active Directory) user names and passwords to access MMS Gradebook. User names and passwords for parent users did not change.  
Written Excuses Required
All student absences are treated as unlawful until your child’s school receives a written excuse explaining the absence. This excuse must be given to the school office within three days of the absence. Call the school office if you have a question or concern about your child’s absences and excuses required.