Upper Adams School District 2020 - 2021 Activities Calendar www.upperadams.org

 
Upper Adams School District 2020 - 2021 Activities Calendar www.upperadams.org
Upper Adams School District

                 2020 - 2021 Activities Calendar
Updated                              www.upperadams.org                          Photo Credit :
08/21/2020          Due to Covid-19 this calendar will continue to be updated.    Liam Owings
Upper Adams School District 2020 - 2021 Activities Calendar www.upperadams.org
TABLE OF CONTENTS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 					2
SCHOOL DISTRICT PROFILE 					2                                              ANNUAL PUBLIC NOTICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION 		                                24-25
MISSION STATEMENT AND VISION				     2                                        Annual Public Notice to Parents
SCHOOL BOARD & ACADEMIC CALENDARS			 3                                        Services – Age 3 until School Age
                                                                              Programs and Services Available for Children with Disabilities
MONTHLY CALENDAR PAGES 					         4 - 16
                                                                              Screening for Disabilities
PERSONNEL DIRECTORY					17                                                    Evaluation
      District Departments					17                                             Consent
      Central Office						17                                                  Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Development
PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATIONS				18                                            Notice of Recommended Educational
                                                                            		           Placement / Prior Written Notice (NOREP/PWN)
STUDENT CLASS OFFICERS					18
                                                                              Notice for Services for Protected Handicapped
WORK PERMIT INFORMATION					18                                              		           Students in Accordance with Section 504 and Chapter 15 Screening
TRANSPORTATION NOTICE					18                                                  Notice of Services for Gifted Students
SCHOOL BOARD SELECTED POLICIES				   19-22                                    Screening for Giftedness
    Title IX Information                                                      Gifted Multidisciplinary Evaluation
    Exemption from Instructin                                                 Confidentiality of Student Information
    Admission of Beginners                                                    Consent for Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information
    Family Educational Trips                                                  Summary
    Food Allergy Management                                                 LV STOCK / GUINN UNGER 					        26
    Use of Medications                                                            TEACHER OF EXCELLENCE AWARD
    Possession/Use of Asthma Inhalers/Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
    Student Records: Maintenance & Disclosure
                                                                            UASD STUDENT HONORS 					26
    Student Discipline and Conduct Code                                               Elementary “Wall of Fame”
    Weapons, Look-A-Like Weapons and Hazardous Substances                             UAMS “Bringing Up Grades” (BUG) Awards
    District Dress & Grooming                                               MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION				27
    Tobacco                                                                           Weather-Related School Closings
    Drug Awareness                                                                    Regular School Hours
    Student Wellness
                                                                                      Cafeteria Meal Costs
    Hazing
                                                                                      Free/Reduced Price Lunch
    Unlawful Harassment
    Bullying/Cyber Bullying                                                           Disclosure Of Professional Qualifications
    Video Camera Surveillance                                                         Golden Age Passes For Senior Residents
    Integrated Pest Management                                                        Pupil Records
    Food Service Operations                                                           Notice To All Landlords
    Transportation
    School Visitors
                                                                             The Upper Adams School District does not discriminate or deny services on the basis
    School Volunteers
                                                                             of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, age, or handicap in its education programs or
    Notice
                                                                                                      activities nor in its employment practices.
SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS					23
      Homeless Assistance
    Behavior Intervention                                                              Download the Free Blackboard District App
    College in the High School                                                •    View news stories
    Upper Adams Cyber School                                                  •    View calendar info
    English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)                            •    View sports scores
    Gifted Program
                                                                              •    Access school and staff info
    Learning Support
    Special Needs Screenings & Evaluations                                    •    Receive important alerts
    Student Assistance Team Program                                           •    View lunch menus
    Vocational Education

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UPPER ADAMS SCHOOL DISTRICT                                                                    UPPER ADAMS
                 BOARD OF DIRECTORS                                                                     SCHOOL DISTRICT PROFILE

The Upper Adams School District utilizes the committee system           The Upper Adams School District, Adams County, Pennsylvania, includes the boroughs
to address school-related issues. The Curriculum & Extra-               of Arendtsville, Bendersville, and Biglerville, and the Townships of Butler, Menallen, and
Curricular Committee will handle all matters relative to student        part of Tyrone. Covering a geographical area of ninety square miles, its total population is
life at UASD (curriculum, athletics, student activities, field trips,   approximately 11,173 (US Census, 2015 estimate).
etc). The Business Operations Committee will handle all matters
relative to the administration of the district (Finance, personnel      STUDENTS
matters, property, transportation, etc). The Policy Committee           At the close of the 2019-2020 school year, there were 1,621 students enrolled in the Upper
will continue to maintain its mission of upkeep and maintenance         Adams School District. There were a total of 795 elementary students and 826 secondary
of the policies that govern our District. For more specific             students.
meeting dates and times, refer to the monthly calendar pages.
                                                                        EMPLOYEES
Current Upper Adams School District Board Members include:
                                                                        The District currently has 185 full and part time employees. There are 132 teachers, 41 support
                                                                        staff, and 12 administrators. Approximately 70% of the Professional staff have advanced degrees.

                      Thomas J. Wilson III                              2020-2021 BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS
                             President
                         Ronald Ebbert                                  The 2019-2020 Budget was passed June 16, 2020 with:
                           Vice President                                       Revenues        $29,524,023
                   Policy Committee Chairperson                                 Expenditures    $30,160,860
                          Susan Crouse                                          Deficit		       $ (636,837)
                           Treasurer                                    The unassigned fund balance is planned to balance the budget deficit.
                      Finance Chairperson
               Canner Fund Advisory Board Liaison                       The 2019-2020 Tax Rates & Financial Information
                        Christopher Fee                                         15.3167 mills Real Estate Taxes (Generates 882,369 per mill)
                           Board Director                                       1.1% Earned Income Tax (Generates $2,665,755)
                         Cindy Janczyk                                          .5% Transfer Tax (Generates $163,144)
                           Board Director                                       $10 Local Service Tax (Generates $60,500)
                       Personnel Chairperson                                    $10 Per Capita Tax for Sections 511 and 679 (Generates $33,893 for each section)
                           Elaine Jones
                          Board Director
                      Curriculum Chairperson
                             Jim Lady
                          Board Director                                                         UPPER ADAMS SCHOOL DISTRICT
                       Property Chairperson
                         Eduardo Ponce                                                                    MISSION:
                           Board Director
               Athletic & Transportation Chairperson
                                                                         The Upper Adams School District provides challenging and inspiring educational
                        James Rutkowski                                           opportunities, empowering each student to be a responsible
                          Board Director                                                           and productive individual.
                   Student Activities Chairperson                                                          VISION:
                                                                                             All students college and career ready.
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161 North Main Street, Biglerville PA 17307                                                                                                          161 North Main Street, Biglerville PA 17307
                                                                                                                                                                            Phone: 717-677-7191 / Fax: 717-677-9807                                  2019-2020
                       Phone: 717-677-7191 / Fax: 717-677-9807                                        2020
                                                                                                                                                                            UPPER ADAMS SCHOOL DISTRICT                                              Academic Calendar
                       UPPER ADAMS SCHOOL DISTRICT                                                    School Board Calendar                                                 www.upperadams.org                                                Board approved: February 19, 2019
                       www.upperadams.org                                                             Board appoved: 7/16/2019                                              HOME OF THE CANNERS                                              Student Start Date: August 21, 2019
                       HOME OF THE CANNERS
                                                                                                                                                                    July 2019                        January       2020              First Day of School for Students
                                                                                                                                                              S  M T W TH F     S                S M T W           TH F  S           Last Day of School for Students/Early Dismissal
         January 2020                           February 2020                           March 2020                                  April 2020                   1 2 3 4 5 6                              1         2 3 4            No School for Elementary Students
                                                                                                                                                              7 8 9 10 11 12 13                 5 6 7 8             9 10 11          Faculty In-Service Day/No School for Students
S       M T       W TH F        S       S       M T       W TH F       S       S       M T       W TH F        S       S       M T       W TH F       S       14 15 16 17 18 19 20              12 13 14 15        16 17 18          Early Dismissal (UAMS/BHS 12:02 pm; Elementary 1:00 pm)
                   1    2   3       4                                      1       1    2    3    4    5   6       7                      1   2   3       4   21 22 23 24 25 26 27              19 20 21 22        23 24 25          No School for Students/Parent Teacher Conferences
                                                                                                                                                              28 29 30 31                       26 27 28 29        30 31             No School for Students or Faculty
    5    6    7    8    9 10 11             2   3     4    5   6   7       8       8    9 10 11 12         3 14            5    6    7    8   9 10 11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     No School/Snow Make-Up Day
12 13 14 15 16 17 18                        9 10 11 12 13 14 15                15 16 17 18 19 20 21                    12 13 14 15 16 17 18                        August 2019                         February 2020                 Act 80 Day
19 20 21 22 23 24 25                    16 17 18 19 20 21 22                   22 23 24 25 26 27 28                    19 20 21 22 23 24 25                   S M T W TH F            S          S    M T W TH F  S                  Mid-Marking Period (subject to change)
                                                                                                                                                                           1 2        3                           1                  End of Marking Period (subject to change
26 27 28 29 30 31                       23 24 25 26 27 28 29                   29 30 31                                26 27 28 29 30
                                                                                                                                                              4 5 6 7 8 9             10        2 3 4 5 6 7 8                        Teacher In-Service/Snow Make-Up Day
                                                                                                                                                              11 12 13 14 15 16       17        9 10 11 12 13 14 15
                                                                                                                                                              18 19 20 21 22 23       24        16 17 18 19 20 21 22             Aug 16, 19, 20 - Teacher In-Service/No School for Students
                                                                                                                                                              25 26 27 28 29 30       31        23 24 25 26 27 28 29             Aug 21 - First Day of School for Students
             May 2020                               June 2020                               July 2020                           August 2020                                                                                      Sept 2 - Labor Day Holiday - No School
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sept 23 - Mid-Marking Period (subject to change)
S       M T       W TH F        S       S       M T       W TH F       S       S       M T       W TH F        S       S       M T       W TH F       S            September 2019                         March 2020
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Oct 11 - Early Dismissal
                                                                                                                                                              S    M T W TH F     S             S    M     T W TH F    S         Oct 14 -Faculty In-Serivce Day/No School for Students
                            1       2           1     2    3   4   5       6                      1    2   3       4                                      1
                                                                                                                                                              1    2 3 4 5 6 7                  1    2     3 4 5 6 7             Oct 24 - End of Marking Period (subject to change)
    3    4    5    6    7   8       9       7   8     9 10 11 12 13                5    6    7    8    9 10 11             2    3    4    7   6   7       8   8    9 10 11 12 13 14             8    9     10 11 12 13 14        Nov 25-26 - Parent Teacher Conferences/No School for Students/Act 80 Days
                                                                                                                                                              15   16 17 18 19 20 21            15   16    17 18 19 20 21        Nov 26 - Mid-Marking Period (subject to change)
10 11 12 13 14 15 16                    14 15 16 17 18 19 20                   12       3 14 15 16 17 18                   9 10 11 12 13 14 15                                                                                   Nov 27, 28, 29 - Thanksgiving/No School
                                                                                                                                                              22   23 24 25 26 27 28            22   23    24 25 26 27 28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Dec 2 - Faculty In-Service Day/No School for Students
17 18 19 20 21 22 23                    21 22 23 24 25 26 27                   19 20 21 22 23 24 25                    16 17 18 19 20 21 22                   29   30                           29   30    31                    Dec 23-Jan 3 - Winter Break/No School
24 25 26 27 28 29 30                    28 29 30                               26 27 28 29 30 31                       23 24 25 26 27 28 29                                                                                      Jan 15 - End of Marking Period (subject to change)
                                                                                                                                                                   October 2019                           April 2020             Jan 17 - Early Dismissal
31                                                                                                                     30 31                                                                                                     Jan 20 - Faculty In-Service /No School for Students/Act 80 Day Elem. Only
                                                                                                                                                              S  M T W TH F     S                S    M    T W TH        F  S
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Feb 14 - No School/SNOW MAKE-UP DAY 1
                                                                                                                                                                     1 2 3 4 5                                 1 2       3 4     Feb 17 - President's Day/No School (Fruit Growers Convention)
        September 2020                          October 2020                           November 2020                           December 2020                  6 7 8 9 10 11 12                  5 6        7 8 9         10 11   Feb 20 - Mid-Marking Period (subject to change)
                                                                                                                                                              13 14 15 16 17 18 19              12 13     14 15 16       17 18   Mar 4 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - Elementary Only - Evening
S       M T       W TH F        S       S       M T       W TH F       S       S       M T       W TH F        S       S       M T       W TH F       S       20 21 22 23 24 25 26              19 20     21 22 23       24 25   Mar 5 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - Elementary Only
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            No School for Elementary Students Only/Act 80 Day Elementary Only
              1    2    3   4       5                          1   2       3       1    2    3    4    5   6       7                 1    2   3   4       5   27 28 29 30 31                    26 27     28 29 30               Mar 6 - No School for Elementary Students Only
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mar 13 - Early Dismissal
    6    7    8    9 10 11 12               4   5     6    7   8   9 10            8    9 10 11 12 13 14                   6    7    8    9 10 11 12
                                                                                                                                                                 November 2019                            May 2020               Mar 23 - End of Marking Period (subject to change)
13 14 15           6 17 18 19           11 12         3 14 15 16 17            15 16 17 18 19 20 21                    13 14 15 16 17 18 19                   S  M T W TH F     S                S    M   T W THF S              April 8, 9 - Spring Break - No School SNOW MAKE-UP DAYS 2 and 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 April 10, 13 - Spring Break - No School
20 21 22 23 24 25 26                    18 19 20 21 22 23 24                   22 23 24 25 26 27 28                    20 21 22 23 24 25 26                                  1 2                                1 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 April 14 - Spring Break - No School SNOW MAKE-UP DAY 4
                                                                                                                                                              3 4 5 6 7 8 9                     3 4 5 6 7 8 9                    April 30 - Mid-Marking Period (subject to change)
27 28 29 30                             25 26 27 28 29 30 31                   29 30                                   27 28 29 30 31
                                                                                                                                                              10 11 12 13 14 15 16              10 11 12 13 14 15 16             May 1 - Early Dismissal
                                                                                                                                                              17 18 19 20 21 22 23              17 18 19 20 21 22 23             May 25 - Memorial Day/No School
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 June 2 - Early Dismissal
                                                                                                                                                              24 25 26 27 28 29 30              24 25 26 27 28 29 30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 June 3 - Early Dismissal/Last Day of School/End of Marking Period
                                                                                                                                                                                                31                               June 4 - Teacher In-Service/SNOW MAKE-UP DAY 5
Key:                                                                                                                                                               December 2019                      June 2020
                                                                                                                                                              S    M T W TH F     S             S M T W TH F      S
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Student Staff
                  Curriculum and Extra Curricular Committee 6:30 pm/Business and Operations Committee following                                               1    2 3 4 5 6 7                     1 2 3 4 5 6                                                     Days    Days
                  Board Study/Executive Session 6:30 pm/Board Meeting 7:00 pm                                                                                 8    9 10 11 12 13 14             7 8 9 10 11 12 13                                August                 8     11
                                                                                                                                                              15   16 17 18 19 20 21            14 15 16 17 18 19 20                             September            20      20
                  Policy Committee Meeting 9:00 am                                                                                                                                                                                               October               22     23
                                                                                                                                                              22   23 24 25 26 27 28            21 22 23 24 25 26 27                             November             18      18
                  Board Reorganization Meeting is Scheduled December 1, 2020, at 6:30 pm Prior to Board Meeting                                               29   30 31                        28 29 30                                         December             14      15
                  Lions Club Teacher/Staff Appreciation Dinner March 17, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. TENTATIVE DATE                                                                                                                                       January            * 20/19 20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 February              18     18
                                                                                                                                                                       PSSA/KEYSTONE EXAM SCHEDULE 2019-2020                                     March              *21/22    22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 April                17      17
                                                                                                                                                                         *December 2-13, 2019 Keystone Testing Window                            May                  20      20
                                                                                                                                                                         *April 20-May 8, 2020 PSSA Testing Window                               June                   3      4
                                                                                                                                                                         *May 11-22, 2020      Keystone Testing Window                           Total Days           181    188
                                                                                                                                                                         *July 27-31, 2020     Keystone Testing Window                           (*Secondary Student Days Count)
                 * The 2021 School Board Calendar will be posted on the
              District Website. You can find this calendar under About Us >
                         School Board > School Board Calendar
                                  www.upperadams.org                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3
August
Sunday            Monday                       Tuesday                Wednesday                        Thursday                           Friday             Saturday
                                                                                                                               1                        2               1

         2                            3                         4                              5                               6                        7               8
                                          6:30pm School Board                                       9:00am Policy Committee
                                          Committee Meetings                                        Meeting

         9                          10                          11                             12                         13                            14              15

         16                         17                          18                             19                         20                            21              22
                                          7:00pm School Board                                                                      Teacher In-Service
                                          Meeting

         23                         24                          25                             26                         27                            28              29
              Teacher In-Service          Teacher In-Service         First Day of School for        BHS Back to School Night
              UAMS Back to School Night                              Students
              6:30pm - 7th Grade
              7:15pm - 8th Grade

         30                         31

                                                                                                                                                                         4
September
Sunday             Monday                         Tuesday                    Wednesday                     Thursday                      Friday        Saturday
                                                                        1                          2                                 3             4               5
                                              6:30pm School Board                                      9:00am Policy Committee
                                              Committee Meetings                                       Meeting

         6                                7                             8                          9                            10                11              12
              Labor Day -                     BHS & UAMS Fall Picture
              No School for Students or       Day
              Faculty/District Holiday

         13                           14                            15                            16                            17                18              19
                                              6:00pm Biglerville            6:00pm UAIS PTO Meeting    BHS College Fair at
                                              Elementary PTO Meeting                                   Gettysburg College
                                              6:30pm UA Lion’s Club
                                              Meeting (Location TBD)
                                              7:00pm School Board
                                              Meeting

         20                           21                            22                            23                            24                25              26
                                                                                                       Biglerville Elementary Fall
                                                                                                       Picture Day

         27                           28                            29                            30
              Mid Marking Period                                            8:00am Canner Funds
              (BHS, UAMS)                                                   Meeting
              UAIS Fall Pictures

                                                                                                                                                                   5
October
Sunday             Monday                       Tuesday                    Wednesday                        Thursday                          Friday                        Saturday
                                                                                                                                   1                              2                                 3
                                                                                                         9:00am Policy Committee
                                                                                                         Meeting

         4                             5                             6                              7                              8                              9                             10
                                            6:30pm School Board                                                                        Early Dismissal for Students /
                                            Committee Meetings                                                                         Faculty In-Service

         11                            12                            13                           14                             15                             16                              17
              No School for Students                                      PSAT Testing for 10th & 11th
              /Faculty In-Service                                         Grades                                                                                        BHS Fall Cabaret

         18                            19                            20                           21                             22                             23                              24
                                            6:30pm UA Lion’s Club         6:00pm UAIS PTO Meeting                                      BHS & UAMS Fall Picture          District Chorus Auditions
                                            Meeting (Location TBD)                                                                     Re-Take Day
                                            7:00pm School Board
                                            Meeting

         25                            26                            27                           28                             29                             30                              31
                                                                                                         End of Marking Period
                                                                                                         (BHS, UAMS)

                                                                                                                                                                                                    6
November
Sunday             Monday                          Tuesday                  Wednesday                         Thursday                           Friday                   Saturday
         1                               2                             3                               4                              5                               6              7
                                              6:30pm School Board                                          Fall BHS & UAMS Concert
                                              Committee Meetings                                           Showcase
                                                                                                           Canner Funds Giving Spree
                                                                                                           9:00am Policy Committee
                                                                                                           Meeting

         8                               9                           10                            11                             12                              13                 14
                                                                           UAIS Veteran’s Day Program

                                                                                                                                              NOVEMBER 13 - 18
                                                                                                                                             BHS SENIOR FORMAL
                                                                                                                                                  PICTURES

         15                              16                          17                            18                             19                              20                 21
                                              6:00pm Biglerville           8:00am Canner Funds
                                              Elementary PTO Meeting       Meeting
                                              6:30pm UA Lion’s Club        6:00pm UAIS PTO Meeting
                                              Meeting (Location TBD)
                                              7:00pm School Board
                                              Meeting
                               NOVEMBER 13 - 18 BHS SENIOR FORMAL PICTURES                             NOVEMBER 18 - 24 UAIS ONLINE BOOK FAIR

         22                              23                          24                            25                             26                              27                 28
              No School for Students          No School for Students       No School for Students or       Thanksgiving /No School        No School for Students or
              Act 80 Day                      Act 80 Day                   Faculty                         for Students or Faculty/       Faculty
              Parent/Teacher Conferences      Parent/Teacher Conferences                                   District Holiday

                  NOVEMBER 18 - 24 UAIS ONLINE BOOK FAIR

         29                              30
              No School for Students /
              Faculty In-Service

                                                  NOVEMBER 16-20 AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK                                                                                              7
December
Sunday             Monday                          Tuesday                     Wednesday                          Thursday                           Friday                   Saturday
                                                                          1                               2                                3                              4              5
                                              6:30pm School Board                                              9:00am Policy Committee
                                              Reorganization Meeting                                           Meeting

                                                                          DECEMBER 1 - 15 KEYSTONE EXAMS TESTING WINDOW

         6                                7                               8                               9                            10                             11                 12
              Mid Marking Period
              (BHS, UAMS)

                                                       DECEMBER 1 - 15 KEYSTONE EXAMS TESTING WINDOW

         13                           14                               15                              16                              17                             18                 19
                                                                              BHS & UAMS Winter
                                                                              Concert

                    DECEMBER 1 - 15 KEYSTONE EXAMS
                          TESTING WINDOW

         20                           21                               22                              23                              24                             25                 26
                                                                              Early Dismissal for Students /   No School for Students or       Christmas Day/No School
                                                                              Faculty In-Service               Faculty                         for Students or Faculty/
                                                                                                                                               District Holiday

         27                           28                               29                              30                              31
              No School for Students or       No School for Students or       No School for Students or        No School for Students or
              Faculty                         Faculty                         Faculty                          Faculty

                                                                                                                                                                                          8
January
Sunday             Monday                          Tuesday                  Wednesday                    Thursday                          Friday                   Saturday
                                                                                                                                                                1              2
                                                                                                                                    New Years Day/No School
                                                                                                                                    for Students or Faculty/
                                                                                                                                    District Holiday

         3                                4                            5                         6                              7                               8              9
              FFA Midwinter Convention        6:30pm School Board                                     9:00am Policy Committee
                                              Committee Meetings                                      Meeting

         10                          11                             12                           13                         14                                15               16
                                                                                                                                    Early Dismissal for Students
                                              UAMS 8th Grade Field Trip                                                             / Faculty In-Service / End of
                                                                                                                                    Marking Period

         17                          18                             19                           20                         21                                22               23
              No School for Students/         6:00pm Biglerville           6:00pm UAIS PTO Meeting
              Act 80 Day for Elementary       Elementary PTO Meeting
              Faculty In-Service              6:30pm UA Lion’s Club
                                              Meeting (Location TBD)
                                              7:00pm School Board
                                              Meeting

         24                          25                             26                           27                         28                                29               30
                                                                           8:00am Canner Funds
                                                                           Meeting

         31
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                                     JANUARY IS SCHOOL BOARD APPRECIATION MONTH
February
Sunday             Monday                         Tuesday                   Wednesday                   Thursday                           Friday                     Saturday
                                          1                            2                         3                             4                               5                        6
                                              6:30pm School Board                                    9:00am Policy Committee                                       Region 3 TSA Conference
                                              Committee Meetings                                     Meeting

         7                                8                            9                        10                             11                             12                      13
                                                                                                                                    No School for Students
                                                                                                                                    (Snow Make-Up Day 1)

         14                           15                            16                          17                             18                             19                      20
              Presidents Day                  6:00pm Biglerville           6:00pm UAIS PTO Meeting   UAIS Cultural Arts Days        UAIS Cultural Arts Days
              No School for Students or       Elementary PTO Meeting
              Faculty/District Holiday        6:30pm UA Lion’s Club
              Fruit Growers Convention        Meeting (Location TBD)
                                              7:00pm School Board
                                              Meeting

         21                           22                            23                          24                             25                             26                      27
              Mid-Marking Period (BHS,                                                               7:00pm Bendersville            Ag Olympics & Drive Your
              UAMS)                                                                                  Elementary PTA Meeting         Tractor to School Day

         28

                                              FEBRUARY 1 - 5 NATIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELING WEEK

                                                          FEBRUARY 22 - 26 NATIONAL FFA WEEK                                                                                            10
Sunday                Monday             Tuesday
                                                               March    Wednesday                           Thursday                               Friday                     Saturday
                                  1                                2                               3                                    4                                 5              6
                                       6:30pm School Board             Evening Parent/Teacher          No School for Elementary Students/   No School for Elementary
                                                                                                       Act 80 Day Elementary Only           Students Only
                                       Committee Meetings              Conferences - Elementary        Parent Teacher Conferences
                                                                                                                                            Secondary Campus in Session
                                                                                                       Secondary Campus in Session
                                                                                                       9:00am Policy Committee
                                                                                                       Meeting

                                          MARCH 1 - 4 BIGLERVILLE ELEMENTARY BOOK FAIR                                                                 MARCH 5 - 7 BHS SPRING MUSICAL

                     7            8                                9                              10                                  11                                12               13
                                                                       BHS Career Fair for 10th                                             Early Dismissal / Faculty
                                                                       Grade                                                                In-Service

MARCH 5 - 7 BHS SPRING
     MUSICAL

                    14            15                            16                                17                                  18                                19               20
                                       6:00pm Biglerville Elementary   6:00pm UAIS PTO Meeting         Biglerville Elementary               Biglerville Elementary
                                       PTO Meeting                                                     Evening Kindergarten                 All Day Kindergarten
                                       6:30pm UA Lion’s Club                                           Registration                         Registration
                                       Meeting (Location TBD)
                                       7:00pm School Board
                                       Meeting

                    21            22                            23                                24                                  25                                26               27
                                                                       End of Marking Period (BHS,
                                                                       UAMS)
                                                                       BHS - SAT School Day

                    28            29                            30                                31
                                                                       No School for Students or
                                                                       Faculty
                                                                       (Snow Make-Up Day 2)
                                                                       8:00am Canner Funds
                                                                       Meeting

                                                                                                                                                                                         11
April
Sunday             Monday                          Tuesday                     Wednesday                       Thursday                            Friday                       Saturday
                                                                                                                                        1                               2                           3
                                                                                                            No School for Students or       No School for Students or       Canner Classic Indoor
                                                                                                            Faculty (Snow Make-Up           Faculty/District Holiday        Drumline & Guard Show
                                                                                                            Day 3)
                                                                                                            9:00am Policy Committee
                                                                                                            Meeting

         4                                5                               6                             7                               8                               9                           10
              No School for Students or       No School for Students or
              Faculty/District Holiday        Faculty
                                              (Snow Make-Up Day 4)
                                              6:30pm School Board
                                              Committee Meeting

         11                           12                              13                           14                               15                              16                              17

                                                                                                                  APRIL 14- 17 TSA STATE CONFERENCE

         18                           19                              20                           21                               22                              23                              24
                                              6:00pm Biglerville              6:00pm UAIS PTO Meeting
                                              Elementary PTO Meeting
                                              6:30pm UA Lion’s Club
                                              Meeting (Location TBD)
                                              7:00pm School Board
                                              Meeting
                                                                APRIL 19 - MAY 7 PSSA TESTING WINDOW

         25                           26                              27                           28                               29                              30

                                                                 APRIL 19 - MAY 7 PSSA TESTING WINDOW

                                              APRIL 19 - 23 ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS WEEK
                                                                                                                                                                                                    12
May
Sunday            Monday                          Tuesday                     Wednesday                         Thursday                           Friday                  Saturday
                                                                                                                                                                                      1

         2                               3                               4                              5                                6                             7              8
              Mid-Marking Period (BHS,       6:30pm School Board                                            9:00am Policy Committee          Early Dismissal
              UAMS)                          Committee Meetings                                             Meeting                          7:00pm UAIS Spring Band
                                                                                                                                             and Chorus Concert

                                                                 APRIL 19 - MAY 7 PSSA TESTING WINDOW

         9                           10                                11                          12                                13                            14                 15
                                             7:00pm BHS Spring Concert       5th Grade Environmental        5th Grade Environmental Ed       5th Grade Environmental Ed
                                                                             Ed Camp                        Camp                             Camp

         16                          17                                18                          19                                20                            21                 22
                                             UAMS Spring Concert             6:00pm UAIS PTO Meeting                                         UAIS Color Day
                                             6:00pm Biglerville Elementary
                                             PTO Meeting
                                             6:30pm UA Lion’s Club Meeting
                                             (Location TBD)
                                             7:00pm School Board Meeting

                                                           MAY 17 - 28 KEYSTONE EXAMS TESTING WINDOW

         23                          24                                25                          26                                27                            28                 29
                                                                             UAIS Color Day Rain Date
                                                                             8:00am Canner Funds
                                                                             Meeting

                                                            MAY 17 - 28 KEYSTONE EXAMS TESTING WINDOW

         30                          31
              Memorial Day /No School
              for Students or Faculty/
              District Holiday

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                                                 MAY 3 - 7 TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
June
Sunday            Monday                      Tuesday                Wednesday        Thursday                              Friday                       Saturday
                                                                1            2                                3                                    4                5
                                          6:30pm School Board                     Early Dismissal / Faculty        End of Marking Period
                                                                                                                   *Early Dismissal/Last Day of School
                                          Committee Meetings                      In-Service
                                                                                                                   *(Subject to change due to Snow
                                                                                                                   Make Up Days)

         6                           7                          8            9                                10                                 11                 12
              Faculty In-Service
              (Snow Make Up Day 5)

         13                          14                         15           16                               17                                 18                 19
                                          7:00pm School Board
                                          Meeting

         20                          21                         22           23                               24                                 25                 26

         27                          28                         29           30

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July
     Sunday                 Monday                      Tuesday                 Wednesday                 Thursday       Friday        Saturday
                                                                                                                     1            2               3

                   4                           5                          6                          7               8            9               10
Independence Day        Independence Day Observed
                        District Holiday

                   11                        12                           13                         14          15               16              17

                   18                        19                           20                         21          22               23              24
                                                    7:00pm School Board
                                                    Meeting

                   25                        26                           27                         28          29               30              31
                                                                               8:00am Canner Funds
                                                                               Meeting

                                                                   JULY 26 - 30 KEYSTONE EXAMS TESTING WINDOW

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August
Sunday        Monday            Tuesday                Wednesday       Thursday                   Friday        Saturday
         1             2                          3            4                              5            6               7
                            6:30pm School Board                     9:00am Policy Committee
                            Committee Meetings                      Meeting

         8             9                          10           11                         12               13              14

         15            16                         17           18                         19               20              21
                            7:00pm School Board
                            Meeting

         22            23                         24           25                         26               27              28

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UPPER ADAMS SCHOOL DISTRICT - DIRECTORY
                     Upper Adams School District
				717-677-7191		                                                 Administrative Office
		                                                                 Wesley Doll 		    Superintendent
                                                                   Joseph Albin 		   Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Administrative Offices				                       Phone Extension
                                                                   Candy Bretzman 		 Central Office Executive Assistant
161 North Main Street, Biglerville, PA 17307

Superintendent's Office						2751                                  Business Office
Special Education, Gifted Education, ESL Office			 2701            Shelley Hobbs		   Business Administrator/Board Secretary
Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment				        2751            Lois Swope		      Administrative Assistant for Business Affairs
                                                                   Kim Cless 		      Accounting and Food Services Coordinator

                                                                   Tina Fair 		      Human Resources Coordinator
Administrative Services		                                          Sandy Asper 		    Central Office Secretary
Transportation 							2711
Child Accounting							2711
                                                                   Student Services
Human Resources						2721
                                                                   Anne Corwell 		         Director of Student Services
		                                                                 Jaime Mickley 		        Executive Assistant to the Director of Student Services
Business Office
Tax Information/Food Service					2740
                                                                   Technology Department/Transportation
Payroll								2702                                                Jim VanDyke 		      Director of Technology and Transportation Services
		                                                                 Benjamin Platt 		   Technology Systems Specialist
Athletics & Property Office					2707                               Kim Smith           Administrative Assistant for Transportation & Child Accounting

Upper Adams Intermediate School				4400
                                                                   Athletics & Property
136 Fohl Street, Arendtsville, PA 17303
                                                                   Anthony Graham      Director of Athletics & Property
		                                                                 Joy Taylor 		       Athletics Secretary
Biglerville Elementary School                			5200
3270 Biglerville Road, Biglerville, PA 17307		                     Aramark Employees at Upper Adams School District:
		                                                                 Christopher McMahon Director of Facilities
Upper Adams Middle School                    			2120               Michelle Smyers 		Office Manager
135 North Main Street, Biglerville, PA 17307
                                                                   Chartwells Employees at Upper Adams School District:
		                                                                 Mike Polash             Regional Manager
Biglerville High School					2120                                   Mike Costic		           Director of School Dining Services
135 North Main Street, Biglerville, PA 17307

                                                                   Please contact individual buildings for Faculty and Staff Listings

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PARENT-TEACHER ORGANIZATIONS                                                             STUDENT CLASS OFFICERS
             Upper Adams Intermediate School PTO                           High School Student Council (Grades 9 - 12)
President						TBD                                                         Co-Advisors				                         Lisa Lieberum, Karen Peterson
Vice President						TBD                                                    Middle School Student Council (Grades 7 - 8)
Secretary 						Jamie Nebel                                                Co-Advisors				                         Barbara Kistler, Natasha Boehner
Treasurer						TBD
Faculty Representatives					TBD                                            Senior Class Officers (Class of 2021)
                                                                           Co-Advisors				   Heather Sefcheck, Ann Showers
               Biglerville Elementary School PTO                           President						Tyler MacBeth
President 				Colleen Hardman                                              Vice-President						Sarah Landauer
Vice President 				                   Jennifer Rice                        Secretary						Charlotte King
Secretary 				Megan Baumgartner                                            Treasurer						Antoni Esquivias
                                                                           Historian						Paige Showaker
Treasurer 				Carl Wickline
Faculty Representative 			            Kelly Dutrow                         Fundraising						Hailey Steele

                                                                           Junior Class Officers (Class of 2022)
                                                                           Co-Advisors				    Zach Ramsey, Kim Jenkins
                    WORK PERMITS                                           President						Jackie Miller
                                                                           Vice-President				 Kalani Crum, Morgan Unger
                                                                           Secretary				      Joana Buitmea, Luke Meyer
  An employment certificate/work permit is required of all persons         Treasurer						Lily Newcomer
 under 18 who are doing part-time, summer, or full-time work. To           Historian				      Alyssa Smith, Sylvia Glassman
apply, a parent/guardian and the student must come to the BHS office       Fundraising						Ashlyn Price
 with a document showing proof of birth, such as a birth certificate,
driver’s license, baptismal certificate or passport. These forms may be    Sophomore Class Officers (Class of 2023)
               completed anytime the BHS office is open.                   Co-Advisors				   Nicole Starner, Hannah Meeson
                                                                           President						Seth Lady
                                                                           Vice-President						Natalie Showaker
                 Transportation Notice                                     Secretary						Nick Acevedo
                                                                           Treasurer						Brylee Rodgers
                                                                           Historian						Taylor Lady
  Note to Parents/Guardians/Students: In accordance with District Policy   Fundraising						Gabriella Pirich
  #810, students must not be tardy to assigned bus stop. They should be
       at their bus stop 5 minutes prior to the bus arrival time. Bus
      drivers are permitted to pick up or drop off students only at the    Freshman Class Officers (Class of 2023)
                          students’ assigned stops.                        Co-Advisors				   Jessica Collins, Betsy Showers
        **Video/Audio cameras (see Board Policy 810.2 for details).        President
            All buses are equipped with Radio & GPS devices.               Vice-President
                                                                           Secretary
                                                                           Treasurer
                                                                           Historian
                                                                           Fundraising
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UPPER ADAMS SCHOOL DISTRICT SELECTED SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
Title IX Information (UASD Policies 103 & 104): The Board declares it to be the policy                  with his/her teachers to arrange for learning experiences, assignments, and/or examinations to
of this district to provide an equal employment opportunity to all employees and an equal               be completed. Students returning from an approved trip must submit all work missed during
opportunity for all students to achieve their maximum potential through the programs offered            his/her absence. Students will be permitted the same number of days after the absence as were
in the schools regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry,        originally granted for the absence to submit all course requirements issued during the absence.
national origin, or handicap/disability, and others as defined by policy. The UASD’s Title IX           Teachers may grant exceptions to this “day-for-day” procedure as needed.
Coordinator is Wesley T. Doll, Superintendent. He can be reached at 677-7191 extension 2751,
161 North Main Street, Biglerville PA, 17307.                                                           Food Allergy Management (UASD Policy 209.1): The Board is committed to providing a safe
                                                                                                        and healthy environment for students with severe or life-threatening food allergies. The focus
Exemption from Instruction (UASD Policy 105.2): Parents who wish to exempt their                        of food allergy management shall be on prevention, education, awareness, communication
students from any of the district’s programs for religious or other reasons must notify the             and emergency response. Food allergy management shall be established in district schools, as
building administrator, in writing, of the reasons, specifying the portions of the program or           needed, in order to:
curriculum that are in question and any religious beliefs that may apply. The Principal may
exempt the student or refer the matter to the Superintendent or designee for a decision.                1.   Reduce and/or eliminate the likelihood of severe or potentially life-threatening allergic
                                                                                                             reactions.
Admission of Beginners (UASD Policy 201): By Board policy, admission of kindergartners                  2.   Ensure a rapid and effective response in the case of a severe or potentially life-threatening
is limited to those who will be five (5) years of age before September 1, and admission of                   allergic reaction.
first graders is limited to those who will attain the age of five (5) years and seven (7) months        3.   Protect the rights of students by providing them, through necessary accommodations
before September 1, or are no more than six (6) years zero (0) months of age before the first                when required, the opportunity to participate fully in all school programs and activities,
day of the school term. The Board may, on the written request of a parent/guardian, admit a                  including classroom parties and field trips.
child who does not meet the above age criteria. That child must meet certain criteria stated in
Board Policy #201. Any parent/guardian who wishes to make such a request should contact                 Use of Medications (UASD Policy 210): It may be necessary to send medication to school
the principal of Biglerville Elementary School for a packet of information and instructions. All        to be taken during the school day. If possible, medication schedules should be adjusted to
required documentation must be submitted to the Superintendent by August 10th.                          minimize the medications that need to be taken at school. These prescription and non-
                                                                                                        prescription medications must be given to the school nurse or designee. All prescription
Family Educational Trips (UASD Policy 204.1): The Board recognizes that family trips for                medications should be clearly labeled to include: 1) student’s name, 2) name of physician,
educational purposes enhance and enrich the learning opportunities available for students               3) the date of the prescription, 4) the name and telephone number of the pharmacy, 5) the
of the UASD. Consideration of a request by a parent or guardian to take a child on a family             name of the medication, dosage route, and frequency of administration. All non-prescriotion
educational trip shall be dependent on the following conditions:                                        medication must be in the original packaging and properly labeled. An “Administration
                                                                                                        of Medication Form” is available on the district website or from the school office for all
1.   Educational travel is not to exceed ten (10) days during the school year. A student on             medication types. The form and waiver must be completed and approved before medication
     a trip that leaves United States soil and continues beyond ten (10) school days requires           can be given. It is important the school know where to contact parents should any questions
     withdrawal from school and readmission upon return.                                                arise. School district personnel may only administer non-prescription medication that is
2.   A Pre-arranged Absence Form must be requested from the office and returned a                       approved by a school physician. All other non-prescription medication must be accompanied
     minimum of three (3) days in advance of the planned absence(s).                                    by a signed note from a physician to be given during school hours. School personnel will not
3.   The student must have an attendance rate of 90% or better at the time of the request.              administer any medication without the proper forms completed.
4.   The student must be passing all classes at the time of request.
5.   Any days beyond the maximum of ten (10) days permitted will be considered unexcused,               Possession/Use of Asthma Inhalers/Epinephrine Auto-Injectors (UASD Policy 210.1):
     and appropriate legal action may be taken.                                                         Epinephrine is stored in a secure location on school premises for emergency use. The
6.   The Board and administration strongly advise parents or guardians not to plan family               Pennsylvania Public School Code, Section 1414.2(g) allows parents/guardians to request an
     educational trips within the first or last ten (10) school days of the school year.                exemption to the administration of an epinephrine auto-injector for their student. In order
7.   No request will be approved for a family educational trip during administration of the             to request this exemption, contact the school nurse to make an appointment to discuss this
     state mandated assessments or during the secondary schools’ end-of- course examination             decision, review, and sign the appropriate opt-out form.
     periods.
8.   Failure to follow the procedures outlined in this policy will result in an unexcused               Student Records: Maintenance & Disclosure (UASD Policy 216): The purpose of the UASD
     absence.                                                                                           policy on student records is to state current federal, state school law, and school district
                                                                                                        policy regulating the collection, maintenance, confidentiality, and release of information in
Prior to the beginning of the trip, it shall be the responsibility of the student to initiate contact   student records that are kept by the district. Included in this polity are parental and student

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UPPER ADAMS SCHOOL DISTRICT SELECTED SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
rights and access to records, disclosure and non-disclosure requirements, and procedures for          cutting instrument, or cutting tool; nunchaku; firearm, shotgun, or rifle; and any other tool,
requesting corrections to student records. A copy of this policy is available on the district         instrument or implement capable of inflicting serious bodily injury, noxious, irritating, or
website. UASD is required by law to inform parents and students annually of their right to:           poisonous gases; accelerants; poisons; drugs; material, or substance capable of causing serious
(a) inspect the student’s records, (b) ask the District to correct information in a student record    bodily injury. Any student who violates this policy shall be expelled for not less than one year,
if it is misleading or factually inaccurate, or violates the student’s privacy or other rights, (c)   unless the Superintendent recommends discipline short of expulsion on a case-by-case basis.
consent to the disclosure of the record’s identifiable information to non-privileged persons,         Any student who brings look-alike weapons, hazardous substances, or destructive devices
(d) file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education, if the District has failed to comply      onto school property will be subject to disciplinary actions which may include expulsion. Any
with Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, and (e) obtain a copy of this policy. UASD will         student who assists another student in any actions prohibited by this policy will be subject to
forward student records to post-secondary institutions, school districts, or school in which a        disciplinary action which may include expulsion. When a weapon, as described in the policy,
student seeks to enroll or has enrolled.                                                              is carried onto school property and is discovered, the local law enforcement officials will be
                                                                                                      notified. A student may request prior, express approval from his/her building principal to
                                                                                                      bring a weapon onto school property for classroom purposes or a school function. In asking
Student Discipline and Conduct Code (UASD Policy 218): The following disciplinary                     approval, the student shall make arrangements with the principal for the safe storage and
infractions shall be used in determining the disciplinary measure to be taken by the                  transportation of the weapon. After the weapon is used for the approved purpose, it shall be
administration. Students who accumulate multiple disciplinary infractions such as those               removed from school property by the student by the conclusion of the school day or after the
listed may be subject to suspension, placement in an alternative education environment and/or         stated school function.
expulsion.
•     Direct disobedience, insubordination, or disrespect to those in authority                       Student Hearing Process - Disciplinary (UASD Policy 218.3): All students have the right
•     Possession, or distribution, or use of, or sale of, alcoholic beverages and/or drugs            to speak to the building administrator concerning discipline procedures and actions. These
•     Offenses for possession and/or use of tobacco in any form                                       actions may be appealed to a higher authority if the student or guardian so chooses. An
•     Stealing                                                                                        informal hearing will be held for any suspensions of more than three days.
•     Recurring unexcused absences or tardiness
•     Vandalism                                                                                       District Dress and Grooming Policy (UASD Policy 221): Parents and students must be
•     Fighting or assaulting another person                                                           mindful that dress which may be distractive or distuptive to the learning process will not
•     Profanity directed to staff members or extreme profanity in any situation                       be tolerated. Any student violating this dress code, will be considered insubordinate and
•     Direct defiance of any school regulation or policy                                              dealt with according to the District’s discipline policy. School administrators have the final
•     Endangering a person, or offenses against property                                              responsibility for interpretation and enforcement. Additional information can be found in the
•     Possession, distribution, or use of any weapon                                                  Student Handbooks.
•     Harassing or threatening another person
•     Arson, false alarm, or terroristic threat                                                       Tobacco (UASD Policy 222): The board prohibits possession, use or sale of tobacco, nicotine
•     Bullying/Cyber-Bullying                                                                         and nicotine delivery products by students at any time in a school building and on any
•     Infractions covered under the school code not listed here                                       property, buses, vans and vehicles that are owned, leased or controlled by the district. A
                                                                                                      student in violation of this policy may be fined up to Fifty Dollars ($50) plus court costs or
The Board shall require each student of this district to adhere to the conduct rules and              admitted to alternative adjudication in lieu of imposition of a fine.
regulations promulgated by the administration, and to submit to such disciplinary measures
as are appropriately assigned for infraction of those rules. The rules govern student conduct         Drug Awareness (UASD Policy 227): The educational environment is disrupted by a student
in school, at school sanctioned/sponsored activities, during the time spent in travel to and          who, while in school or while engaged in or attending a school activity, possesses, uses,
from school. Such rules shall require that students conform to reasonable standards of socially       attempts to sell, distributes, or is under the influence of any of the materials mentioned in the
acceptable behavior; respect the rights, person and property of others; preserve the degree of        current District policy. All students shall be encouraged to report to the Principal any person
order necessary to the educational program in which they are engaged; and obey constituted            suspected of soliciting, giving, or using any narcotics, alcohol, or other health endangering
authority and respond to those who hold authority.                                                    compounds while on school property, under school jurisdiction, or while attending school-
                                                                                                      related functions. Students who, while under the school’s jurisdiction, are found to possess
Weapons, Look-A-Like Weapons and Hazardous Substances (UASD Policy 218.1):                            or use a controlled substance, alcoholic beverage or any controlled drug shall be suspended
According to Act 26 of 1995 and UASD Policy 218.1 of the, any student who possesses a                 from the school related activities for a period conforming with current school code and Board
weapon, look alike weapon, or hazardous substance will be subject to strict disciplinary              policy. Law Enforcement will be notified, student-parent counseling will be made available,
measures. Students and parents need to be aware that those items that are not permitted on            and a prescribed course of study related to the offense must be successfully completed.
school property include, but are not limited to any realistic replica of a weapon, any knife,

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UPPER ADAMS SCHOOL DISTRICT SELECTED SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
Student Wellness (UASD Policy 246):                                                                   Bullying/Cyber Bullying (UASD Policy 249): Bullying means an intentionally electronic,
The purpose of this policy is to ensure that the District provides a school environment that          written, verbal or physical act or series of acts directed at another student or students, which
promotes student wellness, proper nutrition, nutrition education, and regular physical activity       occurs in a school setting and/or outside a school setting, that is severe, persistent or pervasive
as part of the total learning experience. This policy includes guidelines on the following:           and has the effect of doing any of the following:
Record keeping, Wellness Committee, Nutrition Education, Nutrition Promotion, Physical
Activity, Physical Education, Other School-Based Activities, Nutrition Guidelines for All             1.   Substantial interference with a student’s education
Foods/Beverages at School, Management of Food Allergies, and Safe Routes to School.                   2.   Creation of a threatening environment
                                                                                                      3.   Substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school
Hazing (UASD Policy 247): The purpose of this policy is to maintain a safe, positive
environment for students and staff that is free from hazing. Hazing is defined as any action or       Bullying, as defined in this policy, includes cyber bullying.
situation which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety
of a person or which willfully destroys or removes public or private property for the purpose         Video Camera Surveillance (UASD Policy 713): The UASD believes that schools and school
of initiation or admission into or affiliation with, or as a condition of continued membership        property should be safe and secure to protect individuals and their property from harm. To
in any organization. For purposes of this policy, student activity or organization means any          this end, the Board supports the controlled use of video surveillance systems in the district.
activity, society, corps, team, club, or service, social, or similar group operating under the        The Board also believes that the privacy of individuals should be protected, and therefore,
sanction of or recognized as an organization by the district. The Board encourages students           the use of video surveillance must be strictly monitored and controlled to ensure protection
who believe they, or others, have been subjected to hazing to promptly report such incidents to       of individual rights and compliance with federal and state laws addressing the privacy and
the building principal. Students, parents/guardians, coaches, sponsors, volunteers, and district      disclosure of student records. Cameras shall only be installed in public areas, including various
employees shall be alert to incidents of hazing and shall report such conduct to the building         district buses and vehicles, except as otherwise provided in this policy. Areas chosen for
principal. District administrators shall investigate promptly all complaints of hazing and            surveillance shall be in hallways, common areas within a building, parking lots, etc. Cameras
administer appropriate discipline to any individual or student activity or organization found         shall not be positioned in areas where individuals have a legitimate right to expect privacy, i.e.
to be in violation of this policy. Building principals shall take such disciplinary action for        washrooms, locker rooms, and staff rooms. Additionally, outside cameras shall avoid being
violations of this policy as is appropriate and within their authority, as set forth in policy and    directed towards private, non-district property. Only the appropriate administration shall
the Code of Student Conduct. Any person who participates in conducting hazing may also be             have access to the surveillance equipment. In addition, law enforcement shall have access as
subject to criminal prosecution.                                                                      necessary.

Unlawful Harassment (UASD Policy 248): It is the policy of the UASD to maintain a learning            Integrated Pest Management (UASD Policy 716): The UASD utilizes integrated pest
environment that is free from harassment towards students, faculty, or staff. Harassment of           management procedures to manage structural and landscape pests. The agents used in
a student consists of verbal, written, graphic, or physical conduct relating to an individual’s       order to alleviate pest problems will pose the least possible hazard to people, property,
race, color, national origin/ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or religion. Sexual   and the environment. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is the coordinated use of pest
harassment is defined as “unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other            and environmental information to design and implement pest control methods that
inappropriate verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature…” It may include, but is not limited      are economically, environmentally, and socially sound. IPM promotes prevention over
to, verbal harassment or abuse; pressure for sexual activity; repeated remarks to a person, with      remediation, and it advocates the integration of at least two (2) or more strategies to achieve
sexual or demeaning implications; unwelcomed touching; suggesting or demanding sexual                 long-term solutions. An integrated pest management decision shall consist of the following
involvement accompanied by implied or explicit threats concerning one’s grades, job, etc. A           five (5) steps: Pest species identification; estimate pest populations and compare to established
student exposed to such actions should report the incident by using the District’s complaint          action thresholds; select the appropriate management tactics based on current on-site
procedure or report the incident directly to the building principal, guidance counselor, or other     information; assess effectiveness of pest management; and keep appropriate records. When
individual designated to receive such complaints. Filing of a complaint or otherwise reporting        pesticide applications are scheduled in school buildings and on school grounds, the District
harassment will not reflect upon the individual’s status nor will it affect grades or assignments.    shall provide notification in accordance with law, including: posting a pest control sign in an
Any student or staff member found guilty of sexual harassment shall be subject to severe              appropriate area; providing the pest control information sheet to all individuals working in the
disciplinary actions. False accusations will result in the same severe disciplinary actions           school building; providing required notice to all parents and guardians of school students or
applicable to one found guilty of sexual harassment. Compliance Officer can be reached at, 161        to a list of parents and guardians who have requested notification of individual applications of
North Main Street, Biglerville, PA 17307. 717-677-7191, ext. 2751. For the full Compliance            pesticides.
Policy 248 details please see NOTICE and end of policy section of calendar

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UPPER ADAMS SCHOOL DISTRICT SELECTED SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
Food Service Operations (UASD Policies 808 & 808.1):                                                   for which payment must be made. If payment is not received by that date, the case will be
The Board recognizes that students require adequate, nutritious food and beverages, in order           submitted to the District Magistrate for processing and follow up.
to grow, learn, and maintain good health. The Board directs that students should be provided
with adequate time and space to eat meals during the school day. The UASD will utilize a meal      Transportation (UASD Policy 810): The school day begins for students when they step off
accounting system that allows individuals to prepay, purchase, and track meals.                    their property to wait for or board the school bus. At that point, the students are under the
                                                                                                   rules and regulations of the Upper Adams School District. The bus driver is an employee/
1. Delegation of Responsibilities - Operation and Supervision of the food service program shall    contracted employee of the school district and, according to school law, has the right to enforce
be the responsibility of the Business Administrator. The Business Administrator is responsible     and discipline students. Continued disorderly conduct or refusal to respect the authority of
to present to the school board each month’s statements and receipts.                               the school bus driver shall be sufficient reason for the student to be denied transportation in
                                                                                                   accordance with regulations of the Upper Adams School District. Suspension of bus privileges
2. Free/Reduced Price Meals - The District shall provide free/reduced price meals and/or free      can range from three days to one year. This information is “Administrative Guidelines for
milk to students in accordance with the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast        Transportation”. For the complete District Transportation Policy please see Board Policy 810.
Program, and the Special Milk Program.
                                                                                                   School Visitors (UASD Policy 907): The district welcomes and encourages visits to school
3. Special Dietary Needs - The District shall make appropriate food service/meal                   by parents, guardians, or other adult residents of the community and interested individuals.
accommodations to students with special dietary needs in accordance with applicable laws,          To ensure that the greatest benefit can be derived from such visits and to insure order in the
regulations, and the School Board policy.                                                          schools and the safety of both students and staff, persons wishing to visit a school should make
                                                                                                   arrangements in advance with the school office. Upon arrival, visitors must register at the
4. Food Safety Inspections - The District shall receive two (2) safety inspections per year in     office where they will receive a pass and instructions relative to their visit.
accordance with all local, state, and federal laws.
                                                                                                   School Volunteers (UASD Policy 916.1): All volunteers who are unsupervised or partially
5. Professional Standards - The District shall comply with the professional standards for          supervised when working with children and/or who are alone with students must have an Act
school food service personnel who manage and operate the National School Lunch and School          34 (criminal) clearance, an Act 151 (child abuse) clearance, and a Tuberculosis Test prior to
Breakfast Programs. Professional standards shall apply to both district-operated food service      participating in student activities. Clearances must be renewed at least every five (5)years.
programs and contracted food service programs.                                                     Some volunteers must also complete the FBI fingerprint-based Federal Criminal History
                                                                                                   Clearance unless an exemption applies. These clearances must be submitted to the building
6. School Meal Charges & Accounts -                                                                principal for review, after which the applicant will receive notification of approval to serve as
                                                                                                   a volunteer. The board and administration in no way wish to discourage volunteering in our
1.   The District shall assign individual accounts to each student for the purchase of 		          schools. In fact, we recognize the vital importance volunteers play in the everyday operation
     meals served in school cafeterias and ensure that the identity of each student is 		          of our schools. However, our primary goal is to ensure that our students attend a school that is
     protected.                                                                                    safe, secure, and comfortable. This policy will provide us with one more method to accomplish
2.   The District shall notify parents/guardians when the student’s account reaches a 		           that goal. Please contact the building secretary for the complete policy on volunteers and
     low balance.                                                                                  information on how to obtain clearances as needed.
3.   The District shall notify parents/guardians when the student’s account reaches a
     negative balance. The notice shall include a description of the consequences for 		           NOTICE: The Policies included in this publication are summaries of selected policies of
     failure to make payment.                                                                      the Upper Adams School District. To review the full version of each policy or any updates
4.   The District shall provide parents/guardians with information on payment options 		           to our policy manual, please visit the District’s website at “http://www.upperadams.org”
     and free and reduced-price meals and/or free milk.                                            click on About Us >Policies and Procedures and select the board policies link. All students
5.   The District may permit students to charge a reimbursable meal when the student 		            of the Upper Adams School District are given a Student Handbook at the start of each
     forgets or loses his/her money or when his/her account has insufficient funds.                school year. It is the responsibility of the student and their parents/guardians to review
6.   Collection of Unpaid Meal Charges - Upon reaching a total delinquency of the 		               the student handbook and abide by the rules and regulations of the Upper Adams School
     equivalent of $10.00, a registered letter will be sent providing a warning of a civil 		      District.
     complaint against the party for non-payment of funds. This letter will specify a final date

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UPPER ADAMS SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS
Homeless Assistance - McKinney Vento -
Youth who are experiencing homelessness have special rights under a federal law called the                  Gifted Program: Gifted support provides enrichment to students who have unique needs and
McKinney-Vento Act. Students qualify for its protections if they have no consistent, appropriate            abilities that require programming appropriate to their potential. A wide variety of educational
place to stay. This includes youth who are “soubled up” with other youth or families due to                 options are offered to develop creativity, critical thinking and reasoning, originality, and leadership
economic hardship; living in a car, motel, hotel, camping grounds, or sleeping outdoors or in a             skills. Students may be referred for evaluation by their parents, classroom teacher, building principal
public place; or living in a shelter. The law protects youth who have run away from home, been              or counselor.
thrown out of their home, been abandoned by parents or guardians, or separated from their
parents for any other reason. These youth are called “unaccompanied homeless youth.” Homeless               Learning Support, Grades K-12: Learning support specialists assist students who are experiencing
students have two options for where to attend school: the school they were attending when they              difficulty in specific learning skills. Students identified as needing learning support may spend all
became homeless or the school where they are currently staying. I fyou ahve questions concerning            or a small part of their school day in the regular classroom, depending upon the level of support
homeless students or need additional information, please feel free to reach out to your school              necessary to help them be academically successful. Students are usually referred for evaluation at
counselor or contact the District Homeless Liaison (Kim Smith, Transportation & Child Accounting            the elementary level by their parents or by the Intervention Team. At the secondary level, students
Coordinator.)                                                                                               are generally referred by the counseling department after an intervention period.

Behavior Intervention: The UASD Behavior Intervention Program is designed to meet the needs                 The Life Skills Support, Grades K-12+: Life Skills Support serves students whose needs are more
of at-risk students whose problematic behavior has caused them to be unsuccessful in a traditional          functional than academic. The program emphasizes functional academic, self-help, social and
classroom. The behavior intervention classroom provides a positive, safe, and structured learning           community living skills at the elementary level. The secondary level emphasizes training that
environment that continues instruction in the student’s core academic curriculum, along with                prepares the student for transition to employment and adult community living. Instruction
added emphasis on counseling and social skills development to address the specific problem with             increasingly progresses from classroom to community based as the student approaches graduation
behaviors. The smaller class size, individualized learning environment, and extra supervision is            in order to facilitate a transfer of skills from theory to practice. The primary population served by
conducive to the student’s improved academic and behavioral success. Successful reintegration into          the program is students with intellectual disability, but others are included if the program can be
the regular school program at the student’s appropriate grade level is the stated goal of the program.      modified to serve their needs.
The student’s improvement in self-discipline, responsibility, and interpersonal skills is essential for
further education, employment, and in becoming a successful contributing member of society.                 Special Needs Screenings and Evaluations, Preschool-12: Upper Adams School District in
                                                                                                            cooperation with the Lincoln Intermediate Unit, provides for the screening of preschool students
College in the High School: For more than ten years, the College in High School (CHS) program at            who may have special needs. In addition, the Upper Adams School District provides on-going
Biglerville High School has offered qualified high school students the opportunity to earn University       screening for the purpose of identifying and following up on those students, kindergarten through
of Pittsburgh and Harrisburg Area Community College credits during their regular school day.                grade 12, who may have special needs. All students periodically receive vision and hearing
Students do not have to leave their school to travel to the University or the College, but are taught       screenings. First year students automatically receive screening for speech/language difficulties. If
by adjunct faculty here in Biglerville. BHS offers 6 credits of Harrisburg Area Community College           the results of any of these screens warrant further evaluation, parents are notified so that follow-up
English, 6 credits of Harrisburg Area Community College History, and 4 credits of Calculus from             can be arranged. If parents, teachers, or school personnel suspect a learning problem, the district
Pitt. University. BHS students can enroll in these courses at a fraction of the tuition rate set by these   attempts to meet the student’s needs through a continuum of instructional services. When this
schools. These courses go a long way toward preparing our students for what it is like to take a            is not possible and further evaluation is warranted, a multidisciplinary evaluation is scheduled.
college level course.                                                                                       Parents or the Intervention Team may refer the student for a multidisciplinary evaluation at any
                                                                                                            time.
Upper Adams Cyber School: Canner Cyber Connection provides an online educational option
for students in grades K-12. Online education through this program is primarily intended for                Student Assistance Program Team, Grades K-12: This program works to help students who are
students who would otherwise enroll in an outside cyber-charter school and/or students in unique            at high risk of drug/alcohol use, depression, or other mental health problems. A team of specially
circumstances that are not conducive to a traditional school routine. Interested students who are           trained faculty members, guidance counselors, administrators, and drug & alcohol/mental health
considering this option must be self-motivated, have the support of their parents/guardians, and            professionals meets regularly to identify, intervene, and refer students in need.
meet the expectations of the cyber school program. Students who meet the needed criteria could
register for either Canner Cyber Connection (all needed credits taken with online courses) or a             Vocational Education: Students may elect to participate in the District’s Vocational Education
hybrid version (part of the needed credits taken through Canner Cyber Connection and the other              programs, beginning in the ninth grade. Programs are offered at Biglerville High School in the areas
part of the credits taken in brick and mortar school). Interested parents should contact their child’s      of Agriculture, Business, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Industrial Technology Education.
building principal.                                                                                         Vocational education is also available via the Cumberland-Perry Area Vocational-Technical School.
                                                                                                            A variety of excellent vocational courses are provided. High school students have the option of
English Language Development (ELD), Grades K-12: ELD instruction is available to meet the                   attending Cumberland Perry AVTS for one-half of the school day.
needs of English Learners. The Upper Adams School District provides assessment and classes for
students who are English Language Learners.
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