2018-2019 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for Blue Mountain School District resident children who will be five (5) years of age on or before September 1, 2018 will be:

 

Blue Mountain Elementary West (Phone – 570.739.4461)
Located at: 1383 Long Run Road; Friedensburg, PA 17933
Registration Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 9AM to Noon and 1PM to 3PM
(Snow date is Tuesday, March 13, 2018)

 

Blue Mountain Elementary East (Phone – 570.366.1065)
Located at: 675 Red Dale Road; Orwigsburg, PA 17961
Registration Date: Monday, March 12, 2018 from 9AM to Noon and 1PM to 3PM
(Snow date is Tuesday, March 20, 2018)

 

Please pick up your Kindergarten registration packets at either of these locations starting February 1, 2018.

If you would prefer to print the forms yourself, please print out Packet 1 & 2 below:
Packet 1          Packet 2

 

2017-2018 Dress Code Changes

Blue Mountain School District has approved revisions to the dress code guidelines.  There are different changes at the elementary and secondary levels.  A summary of the changes and links for the full listings of the dress code guidelines for each level are provided below.

 

Elementary Dress Code Changes (Kindergarten – Grade 5):

Florescent and neon apparel is permitted.

Tops and bottoms do not need to be solid color (stripes, plaid, patterns, etc. are permitted).

Blue jeans are permitted.

All Blue Mountain apparel may be worn over a regulation shirt.

Hooded sweatshirts are permitted over a regulation shirt (Hoods on tops may not be worn on the head in the building).

Appropriately placed designer names, emblems, or manufacturers’ logos are permitted on all apparel.

Reimbursement for dress code policy clothing will no longer be available.

*Reminder – Leggings may not be worn separately as dress policy bottoms but may be worn under dress code appropriate skirts.

 

Secondary Dress Code Changes (Grade 6-12):

Blue jeans are permitted

Tops do not need to be a solid color (stripes, plaid, and patterns are permitted)

Reimbursement for dress code policy clothing will no longer be available

Additional guidelines were developed for Schuylkill Technical Center (STC) students, see the full information below.

 

Elementary Dress & Grooming

Secondary Dress & Grooming

STC Dress & Grooming

Budget Update (No tax increase for a fourth consecutive year)

The Blue Mountain Board of School Directors approved a tentative budget for the 2017-18 School Year and placed it for review on May 18, 2017. The budget will be formally adopted at the June Board Meeting scheduled for June 22, 2017. This budget calls for a 0% increase in property taxes (for a fourth consecutive year). The Budget is the result of the collective efforts of the Board and entire staff of the school district. It effectively addresses significant increases in state mandated retirement contributions in the sum of $478,000 and increases in healthcare costs in the sum of $531,000. In addition, it also includes the estimated reduction in state reimbursement for transportation costs of $161,500. The district, while facing increased operating costs and decreases in state and federal subsidies, has been able to:  [Read more…]

Changes to Vaccination Requirements

The changes listed on the attached are effective August 2017 for attendance on the first day of school for 7th grade students and 12th grade students.         New School Vaccination August 2017