Spring 2018 Keystone and PSSA Exam Results will be mailed home late September or early October after the District receives the paper copies from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If you have questions, please contact your building principal.
School season is prime time for classes, homework, sports… and the flu. With the flu virus most active from October to May, getting vaccinated is the #1 way to prevent the flu and the fever, sore throat, body aches, and even serious health complications it can cause. We are partnering with the Chester County Health Department to offer a flu shot clinic to community members.
October 11, 2018
High School Nurse’s Office
12:30pm – 2:30 pm for junior and senior high students and district staff
2:30 pm – 6:00 pm for school and community members
Deadline to register is 10/7/18.
Family Fun Day & Open House at the Octorara Area Food Cupboard
September 29, 2018
10:00 am-2:00 pm
714 W Main Street, Parkesburg
The Octorara Area Food Cupboard will be hosting an open house where the community will be invited to come out and see how the Food Cupboard works. There will also be games, prizes, food and craft vendors in addition to the tours of the actual Food Cupboard. Download and bring along the flyer below andreceive 5 FREE tickets to play games!
QPR Training for Parents and Professionals
A Step by Step Guide for Effective
Suicide Intervention and Prevention
Chesco LIFE Parent and Professional Workshop
Chesco LIFE is offering a FREE QPR Training for Chesco County parents and professionals. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer-three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide . Just as people who are trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.
QPR is a nationally recognized, evidence-based suicide prevention training developed by Paul Quinnett, PhD, a clinical psychologist and the founder of the QPR Institute. It is a training for every-day citizens to become "Gatekeepers." Participants need no other clinical training or education.
Our Presenters: QPR instructors provided by the Chester County Suicide Prevention Task Force.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
West Chester Public Library
415 N. Church Street West Chester, PA 19380
Light refreshments will be provided. Space is limited!
You can also register by calling Mabel Gall at 215.429.8383 or by email at email@example.com.
Throughout the past months the administration has been working on revising the Comprehensive Plan for the Octorara Area School District.
The administration invited the Chester County Intermediate Unit to perform a curriculum and technology audit to inform their work on the Comprehensive Plan. Additionally, the administration sent out a survey, listened to focus groups, and did work with teacher leaders to advance their work.
As this work advances, we will keep a link to current draft copies of the Comprehensive Plan and a link to the Chester County Intermediate Unit audit report for easy access.
Chester County Health Department
The Chester County Health Department encourages all health care providers to use summertime as an opportunity to vaccinate school-aged children with all age-appropriate vaccines and administer vaccines required to attend school in PA.
· For attendance in all grades, children need tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis; hepatitis B; varicella; MMR; and polio vaccines. One dose of polio vaccine must be given on or after the 4th birthday. Children may be excluded without documentation of these vaccines.
· For attendance in 7th grade, students need Tdap and meningococcal conjugate (MCV4) vaccines on the first day or risk exclusion. Both vaccines may be given at age 11, making the 6th grade physical an opportune time to vaccinate.
· For attendance in 12th grade, students need one dose of MCV4 vaccine given on or after the 16th birthday or risk exclusion.
· The vaccines required for entrance, 7th grade and 12th grade continue to be required in each succeeding school year. Medical or philosophical/religious exemptions are accepted.
The Chester County Health Department offers all recommended vaccines at no cost to children with Medical Assistance and those who are uninsured or underinsured. A parent or guardian must accompany the child and bring vaccine records.
Privately insured children, including those with CHIP, pay out of pocket for vaccines at the Health Department. A child’s medical home may be able to bill insurance. Other community providers that can bill insurance may be found here: https://vaccinefinder.org/
More information about Chester County Health Department immunization clinics may be found at: www.chesco.org/health
More information about vaccines required to attend school in PA may be found at the PA Department of Health website:
Keep your child safe online!
Teach your child to be a responsible Digital Citizen. Your child's digital footprint affects their future. Educate your child about safe, responsible internet and social media use with our video courses.Click here for the flyer in English.Click here for the flyer in Spanish. Or go to http://www.chipcoverspakids.com/Pages/default.aspxfor more information.
6:30 PM Financial Aid Night
7:00 PM Sr High Band at Ephrata Parade
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 2018-2019 K-6 Standards-Based Grading Parent/Guardian Meeting
5:30 PM Homecoming Parade
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Homecoming Dance
October 3, 2018
October 8, 2018
7:00 PM School Board Work Session
Confident in oneself
Accountable for choices, actions, and attitude
Motivated to set goals and achieve them
Honorable in words and actions
Committed to school and community
Concerned about the rights and feelings of others