• -ANNUAL NOTICES-

     

         The Octorara Area School District invites parents and guardians of students to review the following annual notices. Please contact the Superintendent’s office at 610-593-8238 extension 3500 with any questions or concerns about the information contained in these notices.

     

    • Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act
    • Child Find (Special Education)
    • Child Nutrition Programs
    • Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
    • Elementary and Secondary Education Act
    • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
    • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
    • Integrated Pest Management letter
    • McKinney Vento Homeless Act
    • Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment
    • School Health Act—Immunization Requirements letter

     

         Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act: The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) requires school districts to inspect their buildings for asbestos-containing building materials and develop, maintain and update an asbestos management plan.  The Octorara Area School District provides the following annual notice for parents and guardians of Octorara students, in accordance with the regulations set forth by the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). It is the intention of the school district to comply with all federal and state regulations controlling asbestos and to take whatever steps are necessary to ensure students and employees a healthy and safe environment in which to learn and work.  The Asbestos Management Plan is available for review at the Octorara Area School District Administration Building.

    Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Letter

     

         Child Find (Special Education): The Octorara Area School District provides the following annual notice to parents and guardians of Octorara students to describe the special education programs and services that are available, the process by which each of the school entities screens and evaluates students to determine eligibility for special education services, gifted services, or Chapter 15/504 services, and information regarding the confidentiality of student educational records.  If you would like a copy of this notice in a language other than English, please contact the Special Education Office at 610-593-8238.

    Child Find (Annual Notice of Special Education Services)

     

         Child Nutrition Programs: The Octorara Area School District provides the following annual notice for parents and guardians of Octorara students, in accordance with regulations set forth by the Free and Reduced Lunch Program and the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which reauthorized the School Lunch Programs of the Child Nutrition Act. Please refer to the district’s board policy manual under the school board tab to learn more about Octorara’s compliance with federal and state guidelines.

    Free or reduced lunch program application.

     

         Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA): The Octorara Area School District provides the following annual notice to parents and guardians of Octorara students in accordance with the regulations set forth by Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) providing parents with a complete list of the programs the District uses along with privacy policies and terms of service for each website or app. Please refer to the district’s board policy manual under the school board tab to learn more about Octorara’s compliance with federal and state guidelines.

     

         Elementary and Secondary Education Act: The Octorara Area School District provides the following annual notices for parents and guardians of Octorara students in accordance with the regulations set forth by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.  Please refer to the district’s board policy manual under the school board tab to learn more about Octorara’s compliance with federal and state guidelines.

     

         Family Education Rights and Privacy Act: The Octorara Area School District provides the following annual notice to parents and guardians of Octorara students in accordance with the regulations set forth by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  If your family speaks a home language other than English and you need assistance translating these documents beyond that provided by Google Translate, please contact us at (phone) and (extension). Please refer to the district’s board policy manual under the school board tab to learn more about Octorara’s compliance with federal and state guidelines.

    Link to Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

     

         Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: The Octorara Area School District provides the following annual notice to parents and guardians of Octorara students, in accordance with the regulations set forth by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  If you would like a copy of this annual notice in a language other than English, please contact the Special Education Office at 610-593-8238.

    Link to Procedural Safeguards Notice

     

         Integrated Pest Management Notice: The Octorara Area School District provides the following annual notice to parents and guardians of Octorara students as set forth by the District’s Integrated Pest Management procedures and protocols. Please refer to the district’s board policy manual under the school board tab to learn more about Octorara’s compliance with federal and state guidelines.

    Link to Integrated Pest Management Letter

     

         McKinney Vento Act (Homeless Students): The Octorara Area School District provides the following annual notice to parents and guardians of Octorara students, in accordance with the regulations set forth by the McKinney Vento Act (Homeless Students). Please refer to the district’s board policy manual under the school board tab to learn more about Octorara’s compliance with federal and state guidelines.

    Link to McKinney Vento Homeless Information

     

         Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA): The Octorara Area School District provides the following annual notice to parents and guardians of Octorara students, in accordance with the regulations set forth by Protection of Pupils Rights Amendment (PPRA).

    Link to Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) document.

     

         School Health Act: The Octorara Area School District provides the following annual notice to parents and guardians of Octorara students, in accordance with the School Health Act. Pennsylvania requires immunizations and examinations for students.

    -A physical examination upon original school admission (i.e. kindergarten or first grade), grades 6 and 11.

    -A dental examination upon original school admission (i.e. kindergarten or first grade), grades 3 and 7.

    -A vision acuity test annually in all grades.

    -A hearing acuity test in kindergarten, grades 1, 2, 3, 7, and 11.

    -Measurement of height, weight and Body Mass Index annually (required for all grades).

    -Scoliosis screening in grades 6 and 7.

    Please click on the link below for PA immunization requirements.

    PA Immunization Information