The Board meeting scheduled for 9/21/2020 has been cancelled
Dear Parents and Guardians, The Everett Area School District will postpone, practices and games for Volleyball, both Junior Varsity and Varsity, due to two potential COVID cases. Test results will determine when play can resume and we expect to have those results in the coming days. At the present time, the District, has experienced positive close contacts and students showing potential symptoms, but we have had no positive COVID cases to date. Thank you.
Dear Parents and Guardians, As you may have already heard, the PA State Legislature passed a bill yesterday, that would allow school districts more leeway in allowing spectators at sporting events. However, this bill is currently awaiting action by the Governor. Until action is taken, we must continue to abide by the current attendance maximums of 25 for indoor events and 250 for outdoor events. For this week’s home varsity football game, each senior participant of the football team, band and cheer team, will receive 2-tickets for their family to attend. No other tickets will be available for this event. For all non-varsity home football and all soccer games, each participant will receive 2 tickets for their family to attend. At this time, volleyball still falls under the indoor attendance regulations of 25 or less. There will be no spectator tickets for volleyball. As a reminder, the Inter-County Conference does not permit, non-ticketed, spectators anywhere on school property. All home games will be live streamed on the “Everett Athletics” YouTube channel. We will continue to keep you updated as guidance and regulations change. Thank you
Dear Parents and Guardians, The Federal USDA has approved free lunches for all students until the December holiday. The Everett Area School District will respond next week by providing free in-house meals for breakfast and lunch. Starting September 9th, the District will also operate grab and go bagged meals for all students doing virtual in the District and also for all students over the weekends. These meals can be picked up by parents, guardians or students at their perspective schools. Pick up days and times will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday for 1 hour, from 11am - 12pm. Again, bagged lunch pickups will begin on Wednesday September 9th and operate M - W - F until the December 22nd Christmas break. Both elementary schools will have a bagged lunch pick up in the front of the building and the MS/HS will have the pick-up location behind the school at the rear loading dock. Thank you and have a nice weekend.
Dear Parents and Guardians, As many of you are aware, the Governors directives on spectator attendance at athletic events has changed again. The end result of this change does not open the door for full parental attendance because schools still must abide by the State Mandated gathering limits. These limits are: 250 people outside and 25 people inside. These total numbers include our student athletes, coaches, referees, and spectators. Basically, anyone in attendance counts towards the gathering limits. The Everett School District continues to monitor this situation and adjust guidelines to best serve our community. For now, this announcement will address specifically the Varsity Football Scrimmage this Saturday morning. Each player will receive two tickets for a parent, guardian or family member who can assume responsibility in the event of an accident. Students who are not related to a player will not be admitted using these tickets. Face coverings are required. All spectators will be temperature checked at the gate. If you do not feel well please stay at home. This plan will allow us to remain under the 250-person limit. Each player will receive their tickets today after practice. The District will communicate more guidance regarding all fall sports when we have received all the pending information from the State. The District seeks to provide maximum opportunities for parents and guardians while proving a fair and equitable plan. Thank you and have a nice weekend.
Dear Parents and Guardians, There are many unanswered questions as it relates to sporting events and parents being able to attend. In order to clarify and create an understanding of the rules in place and who made the order, the Everett School District is issuing this communication: On July 16, 2020 the Governor of PA made a targeted mitigation order, which is posted on our website for you to review. This targeted mitigation order states specifically that Visitors and Spectators are not permitted at any school sponsored events and/or sporting events. The PIAA and ICC have placed restrictions on our events which prohibit parents and/or spectators from attending events or from being on school property during any such event. Any violation of these restrictions will result in the home school District having to forfeit the game/event. At the present time, there are multiple efforts underway asking the Governor to reconsider. Until further notice or until the Governor’s orders change to allow spectators, the Everett Area School District is required to ensure that parents/guardians and/or spectators are not on school grounds during athletic functions. It is our understanding that all the schools in our Intermediate Unit will be following these same protocols. In order to provide parents with the opportunity to view games and events, the Everett Area School District has invested in live streaming equipment and will broadcast each event live over YouTube. The link will be sent out to the public prior to the first event. Though we are sure parents would prefer to watch the games in person, we are asking that parents direct their concerns to the State level, as we have no ability to change these circumstances without the Governor reconsidering the orders we have to comply with. We understand your frustrations and we are asking for your cooperation with these very unusual circumstances. Let’s work together and make this the best possible experience for our students under the current conditions. Thank you
Dear Everett Parents and Guardians, In an effort to keep everyone informed of the District’s health conditions, we have created a data chart to display current COVID-19 positive cases, possible cases and close contacts. This chart will be posted to our website and be update every Monday. To access the COVID-19 data go to the District website, click “Explore”, then “COVID-19 Information”, then click “COVID-19 Case Data”. If you have any questions please address them to Mr. Jim Hollis. firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you
MS/HS students & parents: Attendance this year will be taken daily via a Google form which will be emailed to all students. This form is to be completed daily by 10 a.m. If you are unable to successfully complete the form, you must then call 652-9114 ext 1025 daily to be marked present. This will need to be done every single day please to ensure accurate attendance records. Students are permitted to carry school appropriate water bottles which are able to be sealed. Any student taking gym will need to wear appropriate attire for class as no locker rooms will be available at present. Students are permitted to be dropped off at the school no earlier than 7:45 a.m. and may be picked up at 2:59 p.m. in the parent circle. All Fridays beginning 8/28 will be virtual educational days. Students are to log on and complete assignments with teachers. Please contact the school if you have further questions which need to be adddressed.
Dear Everett Area School District Parents and Guardians, As some of you may have already heard, the Pennsylvania Department of Education released a mandate yesterday afternoon. We received an email at 2:20pm stating that all students and staff would be required to wear a face covering at all times in the school setting. We are permitted to allow 10-minute breaks for mask removal when students are properly socially distanced. There are no specifications on how many breaks students receive. EASD will utilize judgement to appropriately offer breaks throughout the day, during times students are socially distanced. There are no other changes to our back-to-school plan. If this new mandate changes your decision between the face-to-face option, or full on-line learning, please contact your building Principal. We are not pleased with this last-minute mandate from the State; however, common sense implementation will be followed. Thank you for your time and understanding.
Students are permitted to carry water bottles during the upcoming school year. Our maintenance staff has installed touchless water bottle fillers throughout the building. Please understand if you bring a personal water bottle any staff member may check the contents of the bottle. As always, water bottles must be school-appropriate and not be glass bottles.
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Good Evening, It has been brought to our attention that there is some questions about the enforcement of book bags, coats/jackets, and hats. We have been policing this throughout the year and recently the issue has been brought to the forefront. In the handbook under hair and dress number 10, students are allowed to bring them but need placed in lockers in the morning. This is a safety concern. No punishments have been given yet just warnings. We have lockers available in hallways and the locker rooms and have given extra time in situations that we have deemed necessary. This is strictly informational and this is not a new rule. We encourage you to, as weather gets nicer, to review the student dress with your student. Further questions, please call the high school office at 814.652.9114.
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Dear Parents and Guardians, Starting on January 2, our Skyward System, will enable parents to submit excuses for days that your student is absent, or even schedule upcoming absences. It is our hope that you will utilize this option so that we can better account for student attendance. To learn more about this new Skyward feature you can click on the links below to watch a How-to-Video, or read a How-to-Guide. These links are also available on our website, just click Explore, then Skyward. How-To Guide link: https://5il.co/bxau How-To Video link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1e7gkqsQFegUEYH3DfYIFPwnA4odcBlrF
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The Everett Chapter of the National Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony on Tuesday, March 19. Qualification for membership is based on the four pillars of NHS: Scholarship, Service, Leadership and Character. Twelve new members, along with their parents, were invited to the dinner which was held at the Breezewood Fire Hall. The new members inducted into NHS are: Lindsay Foor, Noelle Hendershot, Kaitlyn Maxwell and Alexandra Iseminger. In the back are: Leroy Clark, III, Allison Klavuhn, Cameron Mellott, Katelyn Graham, McKenzi Nesbitt, Kolby Weaver, Tori Steel and Matthew Wilt.
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Boxtops are being collected at the Middle School/High School. They can be turned into any teacher or Mrs. Bowman, the Boxtops coordinator. Have your students check with their teachers for any submission incentives.
Did you know that the EASD website has an accompanying app? Use these links to download it. For Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.apptegy.everett), for Apple (https://itunes.apple.com/us/developer/everett-area-school-district/id1354611674?mt=8)
The school day’s over. What’s next? Do you want to hang out with friends? Learn what your future career might hold and have an edge on every other job seeker for that summer job or career after you graduate? Are you interested in STEAM activities? The best part of all of this is that it's FREE!! If it sounds too good to be true - it’s not! These and other activities are part of the new “After 3.” Everyday, students in grades 6-12 have a chance to explore their interests, learn new skills, have fun with friends and get help with school work. "After 3” is offered Monday’s through Thursday’s from 3 to 6 p.m. with transportation provided home. Come join the fun! You can find the enrollment form here: http://5il.co/4kxi.
The Everett Area School District wishes to thank M & T bank for their generous donation of planners for our students. It is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
SUBSTITUTES NEEDED! Everett Area School District is seeking: Substitute Teachers – All Certification Areas. Substitute Custodians to perform cleaning services on a day-to-day basis. Substitute Teacher Assistants. Substitute Cafeteria Workers and substitute secretaries. Applicants should submit current clearances: Act 24, PA Criminal History, PA Child Abuse, Federal Criminal History and Act 168 background check(s) to: EASD C/O: Theresa Smith 427 East South Street Everett PA 15537
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Parents, along with filling out the PIAA comprehensive initial pre-participation physical evaluation, this cover page must also be filled out and submitted: http://5il.co/4e1t. Thank you.
Grade 7 & 8 students and their parent(s) can come to pickup their chromebooks on 8/13 from 4-8 p.m. Please take time to review the online handbook prior to this date. Parents will be expected to complete necessary paperwork. There is a $20 insurance fee per student also which needs to be paid prior to chromebook pickups.
Reminder, there will be a 6th grade orientation for 6th grade students and parents at the Everett Area Middle School from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on August 16th.
Starting August 8th, the track will be closed due to construction until further notice.
Parents, if your child is planning on playing sports you must fill out this PIAA comprehensive initial pre-participation physical evaluation. You can find the form here: https://www.piaa.org/assets/web/documents/Section%20VII%20Forms.%20CIPPE_FORM_SECTIONS_1_2_3_4_5_6_7_8_AND_9_(no_shading)(1).pdf. Only sections 1-6 are needed for the regular physical, sections 7 & 8 for re-certification for a different sport, and section 9 for minimum wrestling weight.
Parents and Students, There will be Jr. High soccer practice every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Everett Elementary. Official practice will begin August 13th, and will be held Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Everett Elementary. When school starts on Monday August 20th, practice will be Monday through Thursday from 3:30 p.m. - 5:40 p.m. at Everett Elementary.
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Incoming 6th grade students are invited to attend the MS orientation on August 16th at 5:30 p.m. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Parents are also invited to submit the $20 for Chromebook insurance that evening as well.
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The Varsity Track Meet scheduled for April 19 th at Everett was postponed due to weather conditions and field conditions. We will make up the Track Meets as follows: Tuesday, May 1 at Tussey - we will score Fannett-Metal at this meet. Wednesday, May 9 at HOME vs. S. Fulton and Williamsburg, 4:00 PM.
The Varsity Baseball and Softball games scheduled for April 19th at HOME have been rescheduled for Friday, May 18. The Varsity BA/SB teams will be dismissed at 2:35 for this game.