News & Announcements

COVID-19 update and Student Packet Distribution

Dear PASD Parents and Students,

As we continue to deal with the COVID-19 national crisis, please refer to the following schedule for picking up requested paper and pencil enrichment and review packets from the high school and elementary school. Please note these times have been set up to ensure we are complying with all social distancing guidelines provided to us by the CDC, and to ensure the safety of all parents, students, and staff. Please click on this announcement's headline on the LATEST NEWS section of our homepage to view the time schedule for pickup.
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Student/Parent COVID-19 Continuity of Education Guideline

Dear PASD Parents and Students,

At 2PM on March 30, Governor Wolf declared that all schools will be closed indefinitely. PASD will provide an update when appropriate.

As we continue to deal with the COVID-19 national crisis , please read the following plan for the Continuity of Education for PASD. We have been working with our teachers to develop this plan. During these unprecedented times the entire school community needs to work together to provide our students with the best Enrichment / Review process as possible. Please note that this plan is the best choice for ALL students in our district. If your student needs something from the school building in order to participate in this process, please contact the school office and arrangements can be made for you to pick up the item(s). Please click on this announcement's headline on the LATEST NEWS section of our homepage to view the letter to parents and students.
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School Board Meeting

The Committee meeting of the Punxsutawney Area Board scheduled for April 2, 2020 has been cancelled. The voting meeting will be held on April 7, 2020 at 6:00pm.
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School Closing extended

Per the recent update today from PDE and the Governor’s office:
Schools will be closed AT LEAST until April 9th (proposed first day back for students; however return date for PASD students will be determined once more information is received from appropriate government officials.) Please note that more information will be forthcoming as we receive it from PDE.

Dr. Lesniewski
Superintendent
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Snacks To Grow On

Due to the recent school closing, we at Snacks to Grow On have decided to continue our mission of providing nutrition to students for the weekend. Any family in need, with children in grades K-6, will be able to come for bags on Friday March 20 and Friday March 27 from 9 am to 11 am. The locations will be the building behind Lily’s Restaurant & Bakery or The garage at Laska’s Pizza.
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2020-21 PASD School Calendar

The 2020-2021 PASD School Calendar is now available online! You can view, download, or print a copy for yourself by clicking on this announcement's headline on our homepage or by visiting the LATEST NEWS section of our website. You can also access the current school year calendar as well as the 2020-2021 School Calendar by visiting OUR DISTRICT-->PASD CALENDAR on the district's homepage.
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PASD Facebook Page

The Punxsutawney Area School District is pleased to announce that our official Facebook page is now live! Our Facebook page will help us share special announcements, news, events, and other activities and positive moments from our school district. We will also use this page to help announce weather-related delays, cancellations, early dismissals, and more! Search for @PASDofficial on Facebook or visit www.facebook.com/PASDofficial to like/follow us today! For more information, click on this announcement's headline from our homepage or from the Latest News section.
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Man of the Year

We are very proud to recognize Mr. Jeff Kuntz, 5th Grade Teacher at Punxsutawney Area Elementary School, on being named the 2019 Man of the Year! Mr. Kuntz was honored for his contributions to the community at the annual Groundhog Banquet on Saturday, February 1. Congratulations on this prestigious award!
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