John Haas, principal of Pittston Area High School, announces the high school homeroom assignments for the year 2012-2013 school term are as follows. Listings are teacher, room and students' last names.
Mr. Richards - C-13, Adk to Coe
Mrs. Cocco - C-14, Col to Gal
Mr. L. Hazlet - C-15, Gar to Kos
Mr. Caprari - C-16, Koy to McL
Mrs. Miller - C-17, Mel to Pie
Mr. Russick - C-18, Pol to Sell
Mrs. Mattingly - C-19, Selv to Ton
Mrs. Pietras - C-21, Tra to Zon
Mrs. Distasio - B-02, Ant to Care
Mr. J. Walsh - B-01, Carl to DeF
Mrs. A. Hazlet - C-02, Del to Haa
Ms. C. McGarry - C-05, Hal to Kov
Mrs. Sutton - C-06, Lan to Maz
Ms. Karaffa - C-07, McG to Nap
Mr. Anthony - C-08, Nea to Raz
Mr. T. Joyce - C-09, Rea to She
Mrs. Vincelli - C-11, Shi to Vog
Mrs. Plis - C-12, Wal to Zur
Mrs. Getrige - B-17, Ait to Bra
Mr. Zangardi - B-16, Bul to Del
Mrs. Turner - B-15, Del to Gat
Mrs. Saunders - B-13, Gia to Joy
Ms. Rugletic - B-11, Kam to Mac
Mr. Victor - B-10, Mai to Mor
Mr. Carroll - B-08, Mor to Psa
Ms. Valeski - B-05, Pug to Sch
Ms. Martin - B-04, Sci to Vax
Mrs. Keren - B-03, Vel to Zyd
AM CAREER TECH
Mr. Burns - A-06, Alw to Whi
Mrs. Collins - A-01, Ada to Bri
Mr. Hopkins - A-02, Bro to D'El
Mrs. Verdine - A-04, Dan to Fri
Ms. Wascavich - A-05, Fro to Hug
Ms. Kotula - A-08, Ian to Lew
Mrs. Nowakowski - A-10, Lie to Mol
Mr. Amitia - A-11, Mor to Pre
Mrs. Adams - A-13, Qui to Sch
Mrs. Greenwald - A-16, She to Tho
Mr. Giambra - A-18, Tim to Zal
Parking permits for the 2012-2013 school year will be issued to seniors and juniors on Aug. 21, Aug. 22 and Aug. 23. Parking permits will not be issued Aug.27 and 28, due to teacher-in service. Applications can be picked up in the security office between 9 a.m. and noon on Tuesday, Aug. 21; Wednesday, Aug. 22; and Thursday, Aug.23.
Any junior or senior who wishes to drive to school must apply for and receive a parking permit before the start of school. Parking permits issued during the 2011-2012 school year are not valid for the 2012-2013 school year. In order to receive a parking permit, students must have a valid driver's license, vehicle registration, proof of insurance and the application must be signed by a parent or guardian.
Pittston Area Senior High School will host a Freshmen Orientation from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28. All ninth-grade students and newly-enrolled transfer students (grades 9 thru 12) and their parents/guardians are encouraged to attend. Students and their parents are to report to the high school auditorium promptly 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 teachers, counselors and principals.
We would like to welcome all of our new students to the Martin L. Mattei Middle School. This includes all sixth grade students as well as any seventh or eighth grade students who will be attending the middle school for the first time. In order to make the first day of school as successful and stress free as possible, we will be holding an orientation for new students. Through this orientation, students will have the opportunity to tour the building as well as learn about the school and its programs. The orientation will be held on Monday, August 27thfrom 9:00am until approximately 10:00am. All students must be accompanied by a parent or a designated adult (grandparent, aunt, uncle, adult sibling, etc), and everyone must provide their own transportation to and from the orientation. The program will begin in the Middle School Cafetorium where Mr. Bilbow, our Principal, will discuss the middle school's academic programs.Next, our Assistant Principal, Mr. Booth, will review the district's policies on discipline, the dress code, and transportation. Finally, Dr. Cosgrove, our Guidance Counselor, will address services provided by the guidance department as well as standardized testing.If you are planning on attending the orientation, please call the school at 655-2927 or 655-2928 to reserve a spot. Thank you for your cooperation, and we hope to see you at orientation.
First Day of School/Labor Day
Wednesday, August 29this the first day of the 2012-2013 school year.Students are to beIN THEIR HOMEROOMS NO LATER THAN 7:58AM.We look forward to beginning a new year with our faculty and students.
The Pittston Area School District will be closed on Friday, August 31stand Monday, September 3rdin observance of the Labor Day holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, September 4thaccording to the regular schedule.
Electronic Device Policy
In order to make our school a focused, positive, and safe learning environment, we remind all parents and students to review our electronic device policy.During school hours, students in possession of any cellular devices must keep said devices turned off and in their school lockers.At NO time should a cellular device be found in a students' possession in a classroom, gym, locker room, cafeteria, lavatory, hallway, etc. during the school day. Other electronic devices including but not limited to: Internet enabled devices, digital cameras,MP3 players, portable video games, etc. are NOT permitted in school unless specifically provided to a student by the district for the purpose of completing an assignment.Students found in violation of our Electronic Device Policy will have the device confiscated, and it will only be returned to the parent or guardian of the student who possessed it. Thankyou for your cooperation
Students are also reminded to review our district's Acceptable Use Policy which governs the use of our school's network by both school issued and personal electronic devices.
We would like to remind parents and students about their timely duties for the 2011-2012 school year. All students must be at school and in homeroom NO LATER THAN 7:58am. If a student fails to be in attendance at this time they will be recorded as being late. After a student has been late 3 times, disciplinary action will be taken in accordance with district policy. In addition, a parent conference will be required if a student is habitually late. We would also like to remind our parents and students that traffic approaching the school in the morning can be quite heavy, so please leave enough time to deal with any delays in order to be at school on time.
Parents and students are reminded to review and observe the District's structured dress code which is available through the District's web-site at www.pittstonarea.com.The intent of this policy is to ensure that our students dress appropriately, are not disruptive to the educational process, and do not compromise the safety and security of our school. While requiring a specific type of clothing, it is not our purpose to interfere with student decisions or freedom of expression. However, the safety of all students, the security of the building, and the environment in which our students learn must be the foremost objectives of our school.
MARTIN L. MATTEI MIDDLE SCHOOLHOMEROOM LIST
GRADE -6*BY INITIAL OF LAST NAME
MR. WRUBEL– ROOM 108 –A-CAP
MR. BARTOLI- ROOM 109 – CAR-DIB
MR. DEANGELO –ROOM 137 – DIL-GIA
MRS. BRADY –ROOM 138 – GIN-JOHNSON, A
MRS. NOONE –ROOM 139 –JOHNSON, S- LAS
MRS. BROGAN – ROOM 140- LAZ-MES
MRS. NORWOOD-ROOM 141-MIH-PEA
MRS. DIETRICK-ROOM 142-PED-SMI
MS. TIESO-ROOM 143-SOT-VES
MS. QUINN-ROOM 145-WAL-ZIN
GRADE- 7*BY INITIAL OF LAST NAME
MRS. ZALEDONIS-ROOM 201-A-BIS
MRS. DESSOYE-ROOM 203-BON-COY
MRS. MARTIN-ROOM 205-CRA-GED
MS. DONAHUE-ROOM 206-GEN-KELL
MRS. BARTNIKOWSKI-ROOM 209-KIP-MAZ
MRS. PRESTON-ROOM 210-MCA-NAW
MRS. SPERAZZA-ROOM 213-NER-RAL
MR. GREENE-ROOM 216-RAT-SHE
MR. WALSH-ROOM 250-SHU-TAL
MR. MONTAGNA-ROOM 251-THO-ZAF
GRADE- 8*BY INITIAL OF LAST NAME
MR. SERINO-ROOM 217-A-BRE
MR. D'ANGELO-ROOM 223-BRO-DIL
MRS. BARGE-ROOM 226-DOM-GOA
MS. CONLON-ROOM 227-GOL-JEN
MRS. MORGAN-ROOM 236-JOHN-LYO
MS DIAZ-ROOM 241-MAI-NEW
MR. LOBRUTTO-ROOM 242-NGY-RIZ
DR. KESKA-ROOM 243-ROB-STE
MRS. REBOVICH-ROOM 249-WAN-ZYO
On behalf of the Intermediate Center administration, faculty and staff, we would like to welcome parents/guardians and students to the 2012-2013 school year. We look forward to cooperatively working with you to provide quality learning experiences for your child this coming school year in an environment that is safe, warm, and caring. Our staff is committed to providing your child with a rewarding and fulfilling educational experience. The role you play in your child's education is vitally important. Your partnership with us will form the foundation of what will be a positive and rewarding learning experience for your child.
Your child will receive his/her student handbook on the first day of school. Please take the time to review and to discuss the contents of the student handbook with your child. This will be the first step in developing your partnership with us and to ensure academic success for your child.
We look forward to working with you in the upcoming school year. Should you have any questions/concerns, please contact the school's office at 654-7176.
New Faculty Members
The following faculty members are new to our faculty and/or have new positions in our building for the 2012-2013 school year:
Dr. Janet Donovan – Principal
Dr. Coreen Milazzo – Guidance
Mrs. Julie Donahue – Nurse
Mr. John Schuh – Grade 3
Ms. Tia Biscotti – Grade 3
Ms. Kelly Grimes – Grade 4
Mrs. Lynn DiGregorio – Grade 5
Mrs. Nancy Rowe – Title I Resource Teacher
Mrs. Sylvia Mariani – Title I Resource Teacher
Ms. Colleen Jablonski – Career Development
First Day of School
The first day of school is Wednesday, August 29, 2012. If you have not registered your child, please contact the school's office at 654-7176 to make an appointment.
Daily Arrival and Departure Schedule
Car and walking students may begin to arrive at 8:20 a.m. Early arriving third grade students are to report to the cafeteria. Early arriving fourth and fifth grade students are to report to the gym. All students will report to their classrooms at 8:40 a.m. Car and walking students will dismiss at 3:20 p.m. through the Middle School Main Entrance. Bus students will report to their bus rooms at 3:25 p.m. and will board the buses at 3:30 p.m.
Morning Arrival Procedure
All parents who drive their child to school in the morning are reminded to use the driveway in front of the Intermediate Center's Main Entrance. In order to keep our students safe, they are not allowed to be dropped off in the parking lot.
Breakfast and Lunch Program
The Pittston Area School District offers a complete Breakfast and Lunch Program provided by the Nutrition Group. For the 2012-2013 school year the cost of Elementary Breakfast is $1.00 and the cost of Elementary Lunch (K-5) is $1.95. Also, parents have a convenient, easy, and secure online prepayment service to deposit money into your child's school meal account at any time. This service also provides parents with the ability to view their child's balance and transaction history as well as to arrange to receive notification if their child's account needs additional funds. To access these services, simply go to the district's website at www.pittstonarea.com click on cafeteria link.
Additional lunch and breakfast information along with free and reduced applications will be sent home with your child on the first day of school.
Bus Information and Classroom Assignments
Due to confidentiality concerns, bus information and classroom assignments, parents will be notified of this information through Connect Ed.
The Pittston Area School District has a structured dress code for all students. Parents and students are reminded to review and to observe 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 contact the Intermediate Center Office prior to 9:30 a.m. on the day your child will be absence from school. Upon return to school, a written excuse/medical excuse must be provided to your child's homeroom teacher.
Back To School Night
The Annual Intermediate Center's Back to School Night for parents will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. During the Back to School Night, all parents will have the opportunity to meet with our administration, faculty, and staff.
Save the Date
August 29, 2012 – First Day of School
August 31, 2012 – School Closed (Labor Day Holiday)
September 3, 2012 – School Closed (Labor Day Holiday)
September 4, 2012 – Classes resume
September 19, 2012 – Annual Intermediate Center's back to School Night
September 21, 2012 – Act 80 Day (Students will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m.)
September 25 & 26, 2012 – School Pictures
September 26, 2012 – PTO Meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Middle School Cafeteria
The first day of school is Wednesday, August 29. Information on bus times, class assignments, and name tags for the first day will be mailed this week. If there is any change when you receive your child's information in the mail, please call the school at 655-3785.
Starting time – 8:40 a.m. Dismissal times: Students who are picked up are dismissed at 3:20. Students who ride buses are dismissed at 3:30.
Students report to their classrooms at 8:40. Parents driving their child to school for the first day will be required to walk their child into the building to complete dismissal information. If you have already received a dismissal number you must bring the dismissal number and verify your information.
First grade students will be met by their teachers in the cafeteria on the first day of school. Students who ride the bus will be directed to the cafeteria.
Second grade students will report to their classrooms.
There will be no school on Friday, Aug. 31 and Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day.
Remember to check your child's yellow VIP folder daily for important information and homework assignments.
Structured Dress Code
The Pittston Area School District Structured Dress Code Policy takes effect on the first day of school.
The policy is on the Pittston Area website at www.pittstonarea.com.
The Primary Center will hold First Grade Parent Night on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the gym. Second Grade Parent Night will be held on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the gym.
Bussing for the upcoming school year is in place. If a child's bus stop has changed since registration for kindergarten, parents are requested to call the school at 654-0503. The school should also be notified if parents are driving children to and from school.
First day of school
The first day of school for the Pittston Area Kindergarten Center is Wednesday, Aug. 29, which is also Orientation Day. The child will ride the bus to school and meet with the principal, faculty and staff. After a short orientation program, parent and child will ride the bus home. A detailed letter was mailed by the school. Parents who have not received the letter are asked to call the school.
The school district requires all students in grades K-12 to dress according to the structured dress code. The school provided a copy of the policy at registration. Parents who do not have a copy of the dress code may obtain one at the Kindergarten Center.
Labor Day break
No school on Friday, Sept. 1 and Monday, Sept. 3 for the Labor Day weekend break. School resume Tuesday, Sept. 4.