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ATHLETICS:
Here is our upcoming competition schedule:

Monday, September, 21 *4:00 PM Boys Varsity Soccer Away Moravian Academy
*4:00 PM Girls Varsity Soccer Home Moravian Academy
*4:00 PM Girls Varsity Tennis Home Bangor Area
*5:30 PM Boys Junior Varsity Soccer Away Moravian Academy
*5:30 PM Girls Junior Varsity Soccer Home Moravian Academy
 6:45 PM Girls Varsity Field Hockey Home Plumstead Christian School Varsity Only
Tuesday, September, 22
 3:30 PM Boys Middle School Soccer Away Plumstead Christian School
*3:30 PM Girls Varsity Field Hockey Away Northwestern Lehigh
*4:00 PM Boys Varsity Cross Country Home Senior Night
*4:00 PM Boys Varsity Cross Country Home Senior Night
 4:00 PM Girls Middle School Soccer Away Faith Christian Academy
*4:00 PM Girls Middle School Field Hockey Home Northwestern Lehigh
*4:30 PM Girls Varsity Cross Country Home Senior Night
*4:30 PM Girls Varsity Cross Country Home Senior Night
*4:45 PM Girls Junior Varsity Field Hockey Away Northwestern Lehigh
Wednesday, September, 23
*3:30 PM Girls Varsity Soccer Away Northwestern Lehigh
*4:00 PM Girls Varsity Tennis Away Saucon Valley HS
*5:00 PM Girls Junior Varsity Soccer Away Northwestern Lehigh
*5:15 PM Boys Junior Varsity Soccer Home Northwestern Lehigh
*7:00 PM Boys Varsity Soccer Home Northwestern Lehigh Senior Night
Thursday, September, 24
*4:00 PM Girls Varsity Field Hockey Away Palmerton Area
*4:00 PM Girls Middle School Field Hockey Home Palmerton Area
*5:15 PM Girls Junior Varsity Field Hockey Away Palmerton Area
Friday, September, 25
*4:00 PM Girls Varsity Field Hockey Home Southern Lehigh
*4:00 PM Girls Middle School Field Hockey Away Southern Lehigh
*5:15 PM Girls Junior Varsity Field Hockey Home Southern Lehigh
*7:00 PM Boys Varsity Football Away Northern Lehigh
* denotes League game

We are planning to live stream All evening athletic contests held in the stadium. You can find the live stream by going to our Youtube channel, PSDTv or simply click this link.


CALENDAR UPDATE - Updated Calendar Page

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

9/25/20 – No School for Students/In-Service (*exception UBCTS Students see below)

9/28/20 - Student/Staff Holiday 

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

NOTE:  Printed calendars need to be updated when you receive yours!


(*) Teachers and staff will be participating in professional development activities on Friday, September 25th. Students will have a holiday with no school or online requirements. However, UBCTS students should still report to the Technical School. Please click this link for the transportation pick-up and dropoff schedule.
CHROMEBOOK CENTRAL: Just a reminder for parents/guardians and students - Please DO NOT share invitations to classroom meetings or user names/passwords. Although we have not seen this happen in our district, it is apparently happening elsewhere. See article attached here - New Jersey Schools-Preventing Cyber Attacks
Wearing a Mask

Public Service Announcement on YouTube:  Wearing Your Mask Properly

 

Wear your Mask Correctly
*
Wash your hands before putting on your mask * Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin * Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face * Don’t touch the mask, and, if you do, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer to disinfect

Take Off Your Mask Carefully, When You’re Home
*  Untie the strings behind your head or stretch the ear loops
*  Handle only by the ear loops or ties
*  Fold outside corners together
*  Place the mask in the washing machine
*  Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth when removing and wash your hands immediately after removing


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.

New students who entered PSD this year do NOT need to complete this form; it was a part of the registration process for your child.

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.  Thanks for your patience and support.


Fall into Reading Challenge for Youth

Reading Challenge for Adults



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.


From the last meeting on Wednesday, September 16th, Health and Safety Plan Reviewed by Dr. O’Connell: Health and Safety Presentation 9.16.2020

For a copy of the Updated Health and Safety Plan Board Approved on 9/16/20, please click on this link:  Palisades School District Health and Safety Plan Approved 9.16.2020.pdf


Here is the schedule for virtual School Board (Regular and Committee) Meetings during this month:


9/23/20 - Facilities Committee 6:30PM

10/7/20 - Policy Committee 5:30PM

10/7/20 - Regular School Board 7PM

10/14/20 - Education Programs and Services Committee 6:30PM

10/15/20 - Joint Operating Committee(UBCTS) 8PM

10/19/20 - Fiscal Oversight Committee 9AM

10/21/20 - Regular School Board 7PM

10/28/20 - Facilities Committee 6:30PM

10/28/20 - Athletics Committee 7:30PM
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FROM OUR FRIENDS AT THE COUNCIL OF SOUTHEAST PA:  In observance of Suicide Prevention Month, please see the linked newsletter prepared for you by our SAP Counselors, Trish Watkins and Nicole Rodenbaugh.  Please feel free to share this link to your school communities - click on the link provided here: https://www.smore.com/pkwme


FROM LAST WEEK:


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


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


Silver Creek Cornhole


TRANSITION TUESDAYS:  Families with students ages 13-21 with IEP’s are encouraged to attend.  Transition Tuesdays webinar series flyer w_ dates.pdf


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