Basic School Information for ESL Families
Start and End Times of School Day
Elementary schools: 8:10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Middle schools: 8:40 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.
High school: 8:40 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.
Transportation information will be provided at your child’s school. Transportation to and from school falls into the following categories:
Bus: Arrive at the bus stop 5 minutes before the scheduled time
Walk: Contact school for policies
Parent (car): Contact school for policies
Department of Transportation
Van E. Swauger, Director
Office Phone: 814-231-1033
Office Hours M-F 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Please be sure your child arrives at school on time. If your child is:
Late: Report to office with a parent or a note for sign-in.
Absent/Sick: Call the Safe Arrival at School (SAS) phone number for elementary. Contact your child’s school for secondary.
Excuse: Send in an excused note within 48 hours of your child’s absence.
To manage your child’s’ school lunch account, go to the MySchoolBucks.com web page. This program allows you to:
Deposit money into your child's school meal account
View your child's account balance
View a 90-day history of your child's purchases and payments
Request automatic email notification when your child's account balance is low.
For more information: /site/Default.aspx?PageID=1046
Home Access Center
Parents, guardians and students can view a variety of information here such as:
Current school year progress reports (Grades K-5)
Current school year report card and grades (Grades 6-12)
Ongoing class work progress (Grades 6-12)
Student schedules and teacher course recommendations (available when completed each year for grades 5-11)
Assessment scores for grades K-12 (PSSA, Keystones, OLSAT, MAP)
Register personal technology
Health and Safety
Keep your child home if:
Fever above 100 degrees Fahrenheit
Rash or sores
Red eyes with drainage
The nurse will call you if your child becomes sick at school. If your child needs to be treated by a physician, here are some options:
MedExpress Urgent Care
1613 N Atherton St
State College, PA (814) 238-1066
Mount Nittany Medical Center (Hospital)
1800 E Park Ave
State College, PA 16803
Before and After School Child Care Programs
To accommodate parents’ schedules, before and after school care is available. For more information, go to: https://www.scasd.org/Page/21247
For information about financial assistance contact: Child Care Information Services of Centre County at (814) 231-1352.