Pittston Area High School, primary center release opening day information

For Sunday Dispatch | August 21st, 2015 9:52 am

YATESVILLE — The first day of school for students in the Pittston Area School District is Monday, Aug. 31. The following includes information about opening day procedures for the high school and primary center. Information for the intermediate center’s opening day procedures was published in the Aug. 16 issue of the Sunday Dispatch.


Freshmen orientation

The Pittston Area Senior High School will be hosting a Freshmen Orientation from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27. All grade 9 students and newly enrolled transfer students (grades 9 through 12) and their parents/guardians are encouraged to attend.

Students and their parents are to report to the high school auditorium at 9 a.m. for a short presentation. Students will have the opportunity to receive their schedules, lockers, and student handbooks. Also, students and parents will have the opportunity to tour the school and meet student’s teachers, counselors, and principals.

Homeroom assignments

John Haas, principal Pittston Area High School, recently announced the high school homeroom assignments for 2015-16 as follows:



Mr. T. Joyce C-09 Ada to Bri

Mrs. Vincelli C-11 Bro to Dig

Mrs. Plis C-12 Don to Ger

Mr. Kupetz C-13 Gia to Jon

Mrs. Cocco C-14 Jum to Lin

Mr. L. Hazlet C-15 Liz to Mura

Mr. Richards C-16 Mund to Pis

Mrs. Miller C-17 Pla to Sch

Mr. Russick C-18 She to Trac

Ms. McAndrew C-21 Tram to Zal


Mrs. Kobierecki B-04 Ada to Bre

Mrs. Keren B-03 Bro to Dix

Mrs. Distasio B-02 Dom to Gua

Mr. J. Walsh B-01 Gul to Kras

Mrs. Davis C-02 Krat to Mey

Ms. Piazza C-04 Mig to Pet

Mrs. Sutton C-06 Pie to Sho

Mrs. Bauman C-07 Shy to Vin

Mr. Anthony C-08 Wal to Zyd


Mr. Barbieri A-18 Ale to Bowe

Mrs L. Joyce A-19 Bowo to Cos

Mrs. Getrige B-17 Cra to Ged

Mr. Zangardi B-16 Gen to Kal

Mrs. Turner B-15 Kar to Mau

Mrs. Saunders B-13 Maz to Nap

Ms. Rugletic B-11 Noo to Reb

Mr. Victor B-10 Rob to Sid

Mr. Carroll B-08 Sil to Thr

Ms. Valeski B-05 Tig to Zhe

A.M. Career Tech

Mr. Hopkins A-21 A to Z


Mrs. Collins A-01 Ales to Care

Mrs. Mazar A-03 Carl to Dil

Mrs. A. Hazlet A-04 Dous to Gul

Ms. Wascavich A-05 Gur to Jenk

Mrs. Verdine A-07 Jenn to Lar

Mrs. Zurek A-10 Las to McH

Mr. Amitia A-11 McL to Par

Mrs. Adams A-13 Pet to She

Mrs. Greenwald A-14 Sho to Vaz

Mrs. Gardner A-15 Vaz to Zin


Kindergarten orientation will be held 10 a.m. the first day of school Monday, Aug 23. Parents will learn about curriculum, meet teachers and visit classrooms. Orientation will end at noon. Students who ride buses will be picked up with their parent/guardian one hour later than assigned pick-up time. Students who are driven should report by 10 a.m. A school Messenger Phone Message will be sent to parents with assigned bus stops and pick-up. For more information call 570-655-3785.

Car students can arrive at 8:15 a.m. and will report to designated areas in the cafeteria. Students will report to classrooms at 8:40 a.m. Van students will dismiss at 3:05 p.m. through the front doors. Bus dismissal will be at 3:20 p.m. Parents are asked to send a note to classroom teacher if there is a change in how a student will go home.

The annual first grade Back to School Night for parents will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8 at the Primary Center. Parents will meet administrators, faculty and staff.

Free and reduced lunch applications will be sent home with students in the first few days of school. Applications are due by Thursday, Oct 8.

The Pittston Area School District has a structured dress code for all students. Parents and students are reminded to review and follow the district’s dress code policy. The policy is available through the district’s website, www.pittstonarea.com, or a copy can be obtained at the Primary Center office.

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Information provided by the Pittston Area School District