Ambridge Area School District

901 Duss Avenue, Ambridge PA 15003 | 724.266.2833

  
  

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District News

This is a courtesy reminder from the Ambridge Area School District. On Thursday, April 18, 2019, the District will have an early dismissal for all students. Dismissal times will be as follows:
• Ambridge Area Middle School/High School – 12:20 p.m.
• All Elementary  Schools – 1:05 p.m.
April 18 originally was scheduled as a snow make-up day, and is being used to make up the 2-hour delay the District previously had scheduled for Jan. 30, but was missed due to a school cancellation due to inclement weather.
 
There also will be no school on Friday, April 19, 2019. Students will return to the classroom on Monday, April 22.

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A2i is an intuitive software program that is being used to help all students in grades K-3 to read at or above grade level by grade 3. The program, part of the United 2 Read initiative, has been a huge success in the District. Click here, or on the video above, to check out the program in action.

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Due to the recent school cancellations due to inclement weather, the AASD 2018-2019 Academic Calendar has been adjusted. Make-up days are scheduled as follows:

  • February 18th – School will be in session (FULL Day)
  • April 18th – School will be in session (FULL Day)
  • April 22nd – School will be in session (FULL Day)
  • May 28th - School will be in session (FULL Day)

Safe2Say Something

Beginning on Monday, January 14, 2019, every school in Pennsylvania will begin using the Safe2Say Something Anonymous Reporting System.

The Safe2Say Something Anonymous Reporting System allows individuals to submit secure and anonymous safety concerns to help identify and intervene when unsafe and/or harmful behaviors take place.  The tips can be submitted via the app, online, or a dedicated hotline, and each tip is reviewed by the Safe2Say Something call center housed in the Office of Attorney General.  The call center will process and refer tips to the appropriate school teams and law enforcement according to the level of threat.

Safe2Say Something was made possible with help from Sandy Hook Promise, a national nonprofit organization in Newtown, Conn. that was formed after the December 2012 school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The Safe2Say Something system will be overseen and operated by the Office of Attorney General, with the expertise and guidance of Sandy Hook Promise.

This partnership is the first of its kind where Sandy Hook Promise is providing its expertise from its proven Anonymous Reporting System at a state-wide level. While Sandy Hook Promise is partnering with school districts across the country to bring this life-saving program to individual school districts, Pennsylvania represents the first time this will be done for all districts across the entire state, showing a strong commitment to empowering students to report their concerns and intervene before a crisis occurs.

As part of its commitment to the program, Sandy Hook Promise will train students across the state how to recognize at-risk behaviors and take action to help someone else by submitting an anonymous tip. The training is only being provided to students in grades 6-12.

All tips will be processed immediately by the call center and information relayed to the appropriate authorities. Each school in the state has established a Safe2Say Something team that is responsible for receiving notifications from the call center 24/7. Local police departments also are being trained in how to handle the information that may be reported to them via the call center tips. The training is provided at no cost to schools.

The Safe2Say Something program is one more tool at our disposal in keeping our students, staff and schools safe. Additional information about the program, including dates for our student training, will be provided as it becomes available.

We wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who supported the 2019 Ambridge Brrrrridgers Polar Plunge team! Saturday was a cold day but the team had an amazing time! We raised over $1,700 for the Beaver County Special Olympics.
The winner of the Pens tickets was Jim Henley, his ticket was sold at Highland. The ticket was drawn by an impartial 3rd party on Friday afternoon in the Highland office.

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As part of our enhanced communications plan in the Ambridge Area School District, communications with parents/guardians are distributed using our e-blast notification system (Tyler). Information ranging from upcoming important dates of interest, to emergency notices, are sent via this method. It is therefore imperative that parents/guardians verify that the District has the most up-to-date contact information to ensure communications are being received. Parents/guardians who wish to verify their information – or provide changes to information already on file – are encouraged to contact their child’s school or log into the Tyler portal to make the changes. Parents/guardians who choose to log into the portal to make the changes themselves should navigate to the section titled “Student Details.” There, they will be able to make any changes necessary to email addresses, phone numbers and other contact information and preferences.

 

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Congratulations to the following winners of the applefest art show. These students worked hard on their art. Be sure to give them a pat on the back for their efforts.
 
Applefest 2018
7th grade
1st-Sarah Golden
2nd-Jordan Garrison
3rd-Miliyah Kelly
8th grade
1st-Amanda Waschak
2nd-Emily Deane
3rd-Faith Carter
9th grade
1st-Allison Wintersgill
2nd-Morgan Cloud
3rd-Jadyn Cochenour
10th grade
1st-Nick Perza
2nd-Lily Campbell
3rd-Ariyane Thomas
11th grade
1st-Charish Jones
2nd-Rani Cochenour
3rd-Jake Levato
12th grade
1st-Samantha Shallcross
2nd-Kiran Raha
3rd-Allison Dugan
Recycled sculpture category
1st-Tarea Macon
2nd-Sara Orlowski, Grace McCutheon & Mikayla Martin-Miller
3rd-Paris Deluigi
People’s Choice Awards
(Grades 7-9)-Allison Wintersgill
(Grades 10-12)-Charish Jones
Honorable Mention
Sarah Gray