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  • Special Education / Overview
    includes children with a physical emotional or mental disability Special Education supports and services in the Pocono Mountain School District include a full continuum of services and are in compliance with federal and state laws Pocono Mountain School District also utilizes resources outside the district including the Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 local approved private schools and other state licensed educational programs What programs and or services are available Programs are available in the Pocono Mountain School District for students with the following disabilities Learning Disabled Autistic Deafness Hearing Impairment Emotional Disturbance Mental Retardation Multiply Disabled Orthopedic Impairment Other Health Impaired Speech Language Impaired Traumatic Brain Injured and Visual Impairment including Blindness Related services are available to assist a student with a disability including transportation Occupational Therapy Physical Therapy Orientation and Mobility and Psychological Services A student with a disability who is in need of specially designed instruction SDI in the Pocono Mountain School District is supported by a Multidisciplinary Team MDT and an Individualized Education Program IEP team All IEP s are reviewed and or revised at least once a year All student programs are reevaluated every three years per state mandates Those students with Mental Retardation are reevaluated every two years Other students with disabilities who do not qualify for supports and services through special education may be provided for as a Protected Handicapped Student under the requirements of section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Chapter 15 of state regulations Title 22 Students with an identifiable disability which limits or prohibits participation in or access to an aspect of the school program can be provided with modifications and adaptations through a Chapter 15 Service Agreement What happens if a student is thought to be exceptional The law requires a series of procedures to be followed

    Original URL path: http://www.pmsd.org/domain/61 (2016-04-24)
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  • Human Resources / Overview
    the Board Meeting Agenda Minutes Board Docs Policy Manual Legislative Issues Legislators Departments Administration Business Office Special Education Human Resources Support Staff Services Technology For Parents Registration Health Services Resources Transportation Food Services Dress Code Community PSSA Keystone Information Schools Swiftwater Intermediate School East Junior High School East High School Swiftwater Elementary Center West High School West Junior High School Tobyhanna Elementary Center Clear Run Elementary Center Clear Run Intermediate School PMSD Academy and Cyber Learning Academics Overview Curriculum Special Education PSSA Keystone Federal Programs Resources SAT Free Test Prep ESL Summer Reading MCTI Colonial IU 20 Employment Professional Staff Openings Support Staff Openings Supplemental Contract Openings Human Resources Overview Clearances Forms Professional Support Staff Application Information Professional Staff Positions Available Support Staff Positions Available Supplemental Contracts Positions Available Equal Opportunity Employment Pocono Mountain School District Departments Human Resources Overview Welcome to Human Resources Professional Staff Contacts Mr Anthony Arnold Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Phone 570 839 7121 ext 10121 aarnold pmsd org Ms Robin Miller Administrative Assistant Phone 570 839 7121 ext 10121 rmiller pmsd org Ms Andrea Stoner Administrative Assistant Phone 570 839 7121 ext 10122 astoner pmsd org Support Staff Contacts Mr Stephen Ferraioli Executive Director

    Original URL path: http://www.pmsd.org/domain/280 (2016-04-24)
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  • Support Staff Services / Transportation Department
    the bus Instead please drive your child directly to school to ensure his her safety When waiting for the bus instruct children to stay away from traffic and avoid roughhousing or other behavior Keep children away from the street or road as the school bus approaches Make sure your child is mindful of the Bus Danger Zone the area around a bus where children are in most danger Children should stay 10 feet away from the bus and never go behind it Instruct children to wait until the bus has stopped completely and the bus driver signals that it s OK to approach the bus before stepping onto the roadway Behavior on the bus Please share with your child that loud talking or other noise can distract the bus driver It is required that students respect those around them and the requests of the bus driver Children should never put their head arms or hands out of the window nor should they throw anything out of the window Keep aisles clear books or bags are tripping hazards and can block the exit in an emergency Children should wait for the bus to stop completely before getting up from their seat Children may only bring items onto the bus that will fit in their laps If large projects need to be brought to school please arrange alternative transportation for your child Getting off the school bus If your child must cross the street in front of a bus make sure they know to walk at least 10 feet ahead of the bus along the side of the road until they can turn around and see the driver signal to them that it is OK to cross the street Children should always make sure bus drivers can see them When the driver

    Original URL path: http://www.pmsd.org/domain/62 (2016-04-24)
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  • Technology / Welcome
    Services Technology For Parents Registration Health Services Resources Transportation Food Services Dress Code Community PSSA Keystone Information Schools Swiftwater Intermediate School East Junior High School East High School Swiftwater Elementary Center West High School West Junior High School Tobyhanna Elementary Center Clear Run Elementary Center Clear Run Intermediate School PMSD Academy and Cyber Learning Academics Overview Curriculum Special Education PSSA Keystone Federal Programs Resources SAT Free Test Prep ESL Summer Reading MCTI Colonial IU 20 Employment Professional Staff Openings Support Staff Openings Supplemental Contract Openings Technology Welcome Help Desk Link AUP Guest Consent Form Google Apps for Education Learn about Gmail Learn about Google Calendar Learn about Google Drive Learn about Google Contacts Google Classroom Introduction to Google Classroom Creating Classrooms Adding Announcements Working with Assignments Student Perspective Troubleshooting Classroom Pocono Mountain School District Departments Technology Welcome Welcome to the District Technology Departmen t Webpage Our department is dedicated and committed to student staff and community excellence We foster innovation in both the development and use of new educational technologies and we strive to support educational experiences in the classroom Contact Info Dr Stephen Spengler Director of Instructional Technology sspengler pmsd org Jeremy Sawicki Director of Technology Services jsawicki pmsd

    Original URL path: http://www.pmsd.org/domain/284 (2016-04-24)
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  • Registration / Overview
    Keystone Federal Programs Resources SAT Free Test Prep ESL Summer Reading MCTI Colonial IU 20 Employment Professional Staff Openings Support Staff Openings Supplemental Contract Openings Registration Overview Documents Forms Pocono Mountain School District For Parents Registration Overview Notice Parents may register their children now for the 2015 2016 Full Day Kindergarten Program To register for Kindergarten a child must be 5 years old by September 1 2015 and to register for First Grade a child must be 6 years old by September 1 2015 Overview for Student Registration Note If your child has an IEP or receives any special education services such as reading support math support or speech language support or has a 504 Plan requiring accommodations for Health Physical needs you are required to meet with an educational consultant to ensure proper placement Please contact the Student Registration Center for an appointment 570 839 7121 Ext 40400 The student registration process may be initiated on line by clicking here or by contacting the Student Registration Center at 570 839 7121 Ext 40400 for an appointment For those who prefer the district has made computers available at the student registration center during normal business hours for the purpose of initiating the registration process The registration process is not complete and a student is not enrolled until all required documents have been received and processed by the Student Registration Center The list of required documents can be found on the left side of the screen under the Documents Forms tab or by clicking here Some documents require notarization Free notary services are available at the Student Registration Center during normal business hours Documents may be submitted via attachments to the on line registration emailed to centralreg pmsd org faxed to 570 839 5945 or dropped off at the student registration

    Original URL path: http://www.pmsd.org/domain/41 (2016-04-24)
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  • Health Services / PA School Health Program
    Measles Mumps and Rubella 1 2 Mumps Usually given as MMR Measles Mumps and Rubella 1 2 Varicella Chickenpox Vaccine or history of disease 1 Rubella German Measles Usually given as MMR Measles Mumps and Rubella Additional Immunizations Required for 7th Grade Students 1 Tetanus Diphtheria Pertussis Tdap 1 Meningococcal Vaccine MCV Learn more about other immunizations that are recommended for your child at www cdc gov vaccines recs schedules default htm Children not up to date with all required immunizations may be removed from school during a disease outbreak Pennsylvania s school immunization requirements can be found in 28 PA CODE CH 23 School immunizations www immunizepa org No child will be admitted to school without providing the appropriate immunization information to the school nurse Pennsylvania law states a child must have at least one dose of each of the required vaccines in order to attend school on a provisional basis 2 Physical Examinations The PA school code requires physical examinations for grades K 6 11 or upon original entry in Pennsylvania schools The physical examinations may be obtained from your private physician up to 1 year prior to the student starting the grade If there are financial hardships or special situations the school physical examination can be completed by the school physician with written permission Please keep the school nurse informed of medical problems and limitations of activities as they occur throughout your child s school life The school nurse can help modify a student s activities if needed 3 Dental Examinations The PA school code requires dental examinations in grades K 3 7 and all transfer students out of state 4 Hearing Screenings All students in grades K 1 2 3 7 11 and students in special education will have a hearing test given by the school

    Original URL path: http://www.pmsd.org/domain/137 (2016-04-24)
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  • Resources / Student Handbooks
    Board Docs Policy Manual Legislative Issues Legislators Departments Administration Business Office Special Education Human Resources Support Staff Services Technology For Parents Registration Health Services Resources Transportation Food Services Dress Code Community PSSA Keystone Information Schools Swiftwater Intermediate School East Junior High School East High School Swiftwater Elementary Center West High School West Junior High School Tobyhanna Elementary Center Clear Run Elementary Center Clear Run Intermediate School PMSD Academy and Cyber Learning Academics Overview Curriculum Special Education PSSA Keystone Federal Programs Resources SAT Free Test Prep ESL Summer Reading MCTI Colonial IU 20 Employment Professional Staff Openings Support Staff Openings Supplemental Contract Openings Resources Student Handbooks Community Online Alert Messages FERPA No Child Left Behind Anti Bullying Student Assistance Program Drug Alcohol Prevention Suicide Prevention Wellness K 12 Student Accident Insurance Pocono Mountain School District For Parents Resources Student Handbooks Elementary Student Handbook 2015 2016 by Elementary Handbook 2015 2016 pdf 1 70 MB Last Modified on August 28 2015 Comments 1 WJHS Handbook 2015 2016 by WJHS Handbook for 15 16 FINAL pdf 629 15 KB Last Modified on August 28 2015 Comments 1 WHS Handbook 2015 2016 by WHS Handbook for 15 16 FINAL pdf 1 30 MB Last

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  • Support Staff Services / Transportation Department
    the bus Instead please drive your child directly to school to ensure his her safety When waiting for the bus instruct children to stay away from traffic and avoid roughhousing or other behavior Keep children away from the street or road as the school bus approaches Make sure your child is mindful of the Bus Danger Zone the area around a bus where children are in most danger Children should stay 10 feet away from the bus and never go behind it Instruct children to wait until the bus has stopped completely and the bus driver signals that it s OK to approach the bus before stepping onto the roadway Behavior on the bus Please share with your child that loud talking or other noise can distract the bus driver It is required that students respect those around them and the requests of the bus driver Children should never put their head arms or hands out of the window nor should they throw anything out of the window Keep aisles clear books or bags are tripping hazards and can block the exit in an emergency Children should wait for the bus to stop completely before getting up from their seat Children may only bring items onto the bus that will fit in their laps If large projects need to be brought to school please arrange alternative transportation for your child Getting off the school bus If your child must cross the street in front of a bus make sure they know to walk at least 10 feet ahead of the bus along the side of the road until they can turn around and see the driver signal to them that it is OK to cross the street Children should always make sure bus drivers can see them When the driver

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