Announcements

  • Attention Parents and Guardians:

    The Somerset Area School District has created a “Green Phase” return to school plan for the 2020-2021 school year that we believe is safe, realistic, feasible and as normal as is possible—while keeping in mind what is allowable by the State of Pennsylvania and the guidelines our District is required to follow. 

    We now need our parents and guardians input input. Please click here or below to complete a short, 9-question survey for each child in your household. If you have three children, you will answer the survey three times. Your input is critical and will be part of the District’s return-to-school Health and Safety Plan. Please complete by July 8. If you have any problems or questions, please call your child’s school office. You can find those numbers and SASD’s Green Phase return to school plan here or below.

    Return to School Survey

    Return to School Green Phase Plan

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  • The Administrative Offices will be open daily from 7 am to 3 pm during the summer months.

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  • Summer meals

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  • Children's Health Insurance Program 

     

    CHIP poster

    The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) covers uninsured kids and teens up to age 19. With more than 139,000 uninsured children in Pennsylvania, this is great news for families! CHIP provides quality, comprehensive health insurance for routine doctor visits, prescriptions, dental, eye care, eyeglasses, mental health and much more. CHIP covers uninsured kids who are not eligible for Medical Assistance. For most families, CHIP is free – for others, it is low cost.  
     
    To learn more CHIP, click here!
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  • School Immunization Regulations

    The Department of Health has changed school immunization regulations and Somerset Area School District wants to give families plenty of time to ensure their children have received the required vaccines, listed below.

    Children in ALL grades (K-12) need the following immunizations for attendance:

    • 4 doses of tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis
    • 4 doses of polio
    • 2 doses of measles, mumps and rubella
    • 3 doses of hepatitis B
    • 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity


    7th through 12th grade students need to meet ADDITIONAL immunization requirements for attendance:

    • 2 doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV): The 1st dose is given 11-15 years of age and the 2nd dose is required at age 16 or entry into 12th grade
    • 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap)


    As always, your child's physician is the best source of information about immunizations and all of your child's health needs.

    vaccination information

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  • Nondiscrimination Statement for Somerset Area School District School Nutrition Program:

    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or Fax: (202) 690-7442; or E-mail: program.intake@usda.gov.  This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

     

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