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ASSISTANCE FOR PARENTS AND GUARDIANS:
Half hour webinars for navigating a school year like no other!
Helping Parents and Caregivers Webinar Series Sept. 2020.pdf
ATHLETICS:

Based on the current Governor's mandate, the Palisades School District is only allowed to have 250 people in one outdoor facility at a time. 

Varsity football games will be limited to 2 tickets for Senior parents of Band, Cheer and Football players only. All Home and Away Varsity football games will be Livestreamed by the home team.  With ALL other events held at the stadium, the Colonial League has directed that only parents and siblings of the players and cheerleaders will be admitted into the event. 

If you have any questions please contact Mr. Gilbert in the Athletic Office

Health and Safety Precautions:

Please do not attend a sporting event as a spectator if you are showing any signs of COVID including I do not have 1 or more of the following symptoms:

-Cough, Shortness of Breath, Difficulty Breathing, Loss of Taste or Smell, Fever above 100.4 degrees or 2 or more of the following symptoms:

    -Sore Throat, Runny Nose/Congestion, Chills, Muscle Aches/Pain, Headache, Diarrhea/Abdominal Pain

According to the Universal Masking Order, coaches, athletes and spectators must wear face coverings (mask or face shield), unless they are outdoors and can consistently maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet.  

Here is our upcoming competition schedule:

9/11 Boys V Football (Away) vs  NWL 7pm -  Due to the limited spectators, the game will be broadcast via a live stream at this link.

9/12 Boys V Soccer (Away) vs  NWL 10 am

9/12 Girls V Soccer (Home) Scrimmage vs Lehighton 10am

9/12 Girls JV Soccer (Home) Scrimmage vs Lehighton 11:15am

9/12 Boys JV Soccer (Away) vs  NWL 11:15 am

9/14 Girls V Tennis (Home) vs Southern Lehigh 4pm

9/14 Girls V Field Hockey (Away) vs Wilson 4pm

9/14 Boys MS Football (Home) vs NWL 4:30pm

9/15 Boys V Soccer (Home) vs Plumstead Christian 3:45pm

9/15 Boys V Cross Country (Away) vs Bangor 4pm

9/15 Girls V Tennis (Home) vs Moravian 4pm

9/15 Girls MS Field Hockey (Home) vs NWL 4pm

9/15 Girls V Cross Country (Away) vs Bangor 4:30pm

9/15 MS Cross Country (Away) vs Bangor 5pm

9/16 Girls V Soccer (Home) vs Northwestern 4pm

9/16 Girls V Tennis (Away) vs Salisbury 4pm

9/16 Girls V Field Hockey (Away) vs Lehighton 4pm

9/16 Girls JV Soccer (Home) vs NWL 5:15PM

9/16 Girls JV Field Hockey (Away) vs Lehighton 5:15pm

9/17 Boys MS Soccer (Home) vs Faith Christian 4pm

9/17 Girls V Tennis (Home-Senior Night) vs Notre Dame 4pm

9/17 Girls MS Field Hockey (Away) vs NWL 4PM

For the entire schedule - CLICK HERE


FREE MEALS FOR ALL STUDENTS -  IMPORTANT FOOD SERVICE UPDATE:

The USDA has allowed the Palisades School District School to provide free meals for all students.  Effective Monday September 14, 2020, ALL children 18 & under may receive MEALS FOR FREE through December 31, 2020 or until available funding runs out.  No pre-qualification or application is needed. All students, regardless of learning model - Face to face or cyber, are eligible to receive FREE breakfast and FREE lunch.  Beginning Monday, September 14, 2020.

Face to Face Instruction:  Free breakfast and lunch meals will be served everyday in every school cafeteria.

On line-Cyber Instruction:  Students will be provided free breakfast and lunch meals on the 5 days they are learning at home.  The Palisades School District will provide free meals to be picked up at each building 2 days a week, Monday & Wednesday.  Pick up is on Mondays and Wednesdays between 10:00am-10:30am, this will be drive-through fashion, located at the back of the school building.  On Monday we will provide 2 days of meals, and Wednesday we will provide 3 days of meals.

Students do not need to be present at the time of pick up. If you have students at more than one building, you may pick up all of the meals at the lowest grade location; there is no need to drive to different locations.

We are happy to be able to offer FREE nutritious breakfast and lunch meals to ALL students in the Palisades School District.  If you have any questions, please email Gerry Giarratana, Director of Food Services, at ggiarratana@palisadessd.org , or call 610 847-5131 ext. 5002.


Penn Foundation Zoom Webinar

Click Here to Register:  Zoom Webinar Registration

RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION:  Thanks to everyone who has completed the Returning Student Registration Form for your child(ren).  This information must be completed each year for students regardless of educational program - face to face or cyber - please reference emails sent earlier for the link or contact dholmes@palisd.org for a needed snapcode,  It is helpful if you put “snapcode” in the subject line.

NOTE:  When making changes to your child(ren)’s emergency contact section, you must REMOVE and RE-ENTER the information for the emergency contact.  Also, please only list “emergency contacts” in that section - do not include parents/guardians who are already listed in another section of the form.  Sorry for the confusion this year, several software changes between the Returning Student Registration Form and PowerSchool (our student information system) have made this year a little more tricky (oh, and of course, it is 2020...what a year!).  Thanks for your patience and support.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS:  All board meeting agendas are posted on Board Docs - https://go.boarddocs.com/pa/pali/Board.nsf/Public under the “meetings” tab. Here is the schedule for virtual School Board (Regular and Committee) Meetings during this month:


9/14/20 - Fiscal Oversight Committee at 9AM - to join by phone, please dial (US) +1 262-546-6407‬  (PIN: ‪159 514 162‬#)

9/16/20 - Regular School Board at 7PM - to join by phone, please dial (US) +1 319-895-2153 (PIN: 970234077)

9/17/20 - Joint Operating Committee - UBCTS  at 8PM

9/23/20 - Facilities Committee

FROM LAST WEEK!

PHS CHEERLEADING FUNDRAISER:  Happy fall everyone,

It's just about pumpkin, football, sweatshirt, bonfire, and hayride season!!

The Palisades Cheerleading organization is offering a fall mum sale. Check out this link for more details- the Plants are HUGE and Beautiful!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdDsNgrkrqBe29RnZ6OnsKB0O0cQP88NsD9wIsQI9VS3AAc9Q/viewform?usp=sf_link


Please fill out the google form (even if you choose not to purchase mums). A Palisades sweatshirt blanket will be raffled off -
All you have to do is complete the form to be eligible. 

BACKPACKS AVAILABLE:  We still have several backpacks available; if your child needs one please reach out to your child’s school office to arrange pick up. 

CALENDAR UPDATE - The following days have been changed in the calendar for this school year:

9/16/20 – No School for Students/In-Service

9/25/20 – No School for Students/In-Service

9/28/20 - Student/Staff Holiday (previously listed)

10/28/20 – Half Day for Students/In-Service PM

CHROMEBOOK CENTRAL:  If your child has a damaged chromebook in need of repair, please contact our IT Department using the following form:  Chromebook Repair Form

To purchase chromebook insurance for the 2nd window of opportunity, please click on this GPO Excel Flyer Palisades SD 2020 2nd Windowf

In addition, if you need to set up a Parent PowerSchool Account (for parents/guardians of students in grades 6-12 only) please see the attached updated instructions - Palisades School District PowerSchool Parent Portal Registration Guide

SILVER CREEK AA EVENT:

Make plans to attend Silver Creek A.A.'s Cornhole Tournament on Saturday October 3rd and you can register and pay as a Team or as a Sponsor by Clicking Here:

http://www.silvercreekathleticassociation.com/cornhole-2020.html


Cornhole Flyer

TRANSITION TUESDAYS:  Families with students ages 13-21 with IEP’s are encouraged to attend. FLYER

YMCA BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL CARE:  This service is up and running at Springfield Elementary school. Please see the attached flyer for registration information. School Aged After School Program


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