Pittston Area releases opening day info for Intermediate Center

August 14th, 2015 1:11 pm

PITTSTON — The first day of school for Pittston Area students is Monday, Aug. 31. Below are instructions and information for the Intermediate Center.

First day of school

The first day of school is Monday, Aug. 31. Contact the school’s office at 570-654-2415, ext. 3 to make an appointment for registration if needed.

Students will receive his/her student handbook on the first day of school. Take time to read the contents of the student handbook with each student.

Arrival, departure schedule

Car and walking students may begin to arrive at 8:20 a.m. Second grade students are to report to the cafeteria. Third and fourth grade students are to report to the gym. All students will report to their classrooms at 8:40 a.m. Van Students will dismiss at 3:05 p.m. Car and walking students will dismiss at 3:15 p.m. through the middle school main entrance. Bus students will board the buses at 3:25 p.m. If there is a change in how a student will go home, parents are asked to send in a note to the homeroom teacher.

Morning arrival procedure

All parents who drive their child to school in the morning are reminded to use the driveway on the side of the Intermediate Center. In order to keep students safe, students are not allowed to be dropped off in the parking lot.

Important transportation notice

To avoid any confusion on the first day of school, send a note with each student to give to their teacher stating how he/she will be going home. Things such as bus number and location of bus stop, car or walking student, riverview walking students, or special transportation can be submitted.

Free, reduced lunch

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.

Dress code

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 structured dress code policy. The policy is available through the district’s website at www.pittstonarea.com or a copy can be obtained in the Intermediate Center’s office.


Parents are reminded to contact the Intermediate Center office prior to 9 a.m. on a day a student may be absent from school. Upon return to school, a written excuse/medical excuse must be provided to the homeroom teacher.

Back To School Night

The annual Intermediate Center Back to School Night for parents will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9. During the Back to School Night, all parents will have the opportunity to meet administration, faculty and staff.

New faculty members

The following faculty members are new to the Intermediate Center for the 2015-16 school year:

Ms. Renee Phillips – Learning Support 2-3-4

Ms. Maryssa Lewko – Music

Mrs. Suzanne Falcone – Title second grade

PTO meeting

The first PTO Meeting for the 2015-16 school year will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21 in the Intermediate Center cafeteria. Dues for a family membership are $5.

Important dates

Sept. 7 – School closed (Labor Day Holiday)

Sept. 8 – Classes resume

Sept. 9 – Annual Intermediate Center Back to School Night, 7 p.m.

Sept. 8 to 11 – Book Fair

Information provided by Pittston Area School District.