• First Day of School for the 2019-20 School Year

    The first day of school for students entering grades 1 - 5 is Monday, August 26, 2019. Kindergarten families will have an hour-long orientation on this day. See below for additional details. 

    Click here for our district's academic calendar for the 2019-20 SY. 

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  • Important Information for Incoming Kindergarten Families

    Please click here for additional details about each of the events listed below. We are mailing hard copies of this linked document to each family who has already registered. Hard copies will be available at the registration office for families who still need to register. Click here for more information about our registration office.


    • Kindergarten screening will be on July 30th, July 31st, August 1st, and August 5th. Please contact Mrs. Karen Foard at if you still need to schedule a time.
    • Kindergarten Family Social - Wednesday, August 7, 2019
    • Kindergarten Camp - Thursday, August 8, 2019
    • Kindergarten Bus Orientation - Thursday, August 8, 2019
    • Kindergarten Orientation - Monday, August 26, 2019 (not a full day for KD students)
    • First Full Day of School for Kindergarten Students - Tuesday, August 27, 2019
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  • Elementary Cycle Days

    Elementary specials’ cycle days can be found on our district's calendar by clicking here.

    Additionally, you can see the cycle days on the calendar feature of our App, which is available in the Apple Store or Google Play by searching for “SCASD.”

    We will be updating the SCASD calendar with the specials’ cycle days for the upcoming week each Friday. When there is inclement weather, the calendar will be updated to reflect the correct specials’ cycle day.

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  • School Hours

    A few friendly reminders about our school hours:


    • The arrival window for students (bus and parent drop off) is from 7:55 - 8:09 am. 
    • Students are considered late for school if they enter the building after 8:09 am. If arriving after 8:09 am, please escort your child to the main office to sign in. 
    • Dismissal begins at 2:59 pm with buses exiting the parking lot at 3:07 pm.
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District News

  • Ferguson Township Kindergarten Bookstore

    During teacher Mary Macalus’ kindergarten class at Ferguson Township Elementary, students browsed in support of an innovative writing lesson. After creating their own books, the kindergarteners turned their room into a bookstore.

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  • Environmentally Friendly Buildings Are LEED Certified

    Sustainable features are noteworthy and vital components of State College Area School District’s new buildings and all five have earned LEED certification. “State College has been leading the way in sustainability for more than 10 years,” says architect Jeff Straub.

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  • A True Taste of American Culture

    ESL students from around the world prepared a traditional holiday feast. Everyone dug into plates laden with turkey and gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, applesauce, green beans, cranberry sauce, cornbread and, of course, pumpkin pie — a true taste of American culture.

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  • Beaver Stadium Classic Football Game

    The Beaver Stadium Classic football game was held at Penn State’s Beaver Stadium between State College Area High School and Cumberland Valley, October 26, 2019.

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  • Dropping Tracks in the New Audio Lab

    A drum loop here, a bass loop there, and two girls suddenly had a funky track pouring out of their laptop computer in Park Forest Middle School's new audio lab.

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About Us

  • Radio Park
    Home of the Mini-Lions 
    School Colors: Red & White
    School Masot: Lucky the Lion
    Motto: "If it is to be, it is up to me!"

    800 West Cherry Lane
    State College, PA 16803
    Phone: 814-231-4115
    Fax: 814-235-4592
    Safe Arrival at School: 814-235-4549
    Arrival Window: 7:55 - 8:09 am
    School Hours: 8:09 am - 2:59 pm
    Dismissal Window: 2:59 - 3:07 pm

    Zachary J. Wynkoop, Principal

    Linda Moore, Office Secretary
    Tonya Smeal, Attendance Secretary

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