Planning for College?
The high school guidance office offers these tips regarding post-secondary education preparation and the financial aid process for high school students and their parents. This information was presented to parents of senior students at a recent breakfast event.
Student Health Information
4 doses of tetanus and dipththeria
3 doses of polio
2 doses of measles and mumps (MMR)
1 dose of rubella (MMR)
3 doses of hepatitis B
2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or history of disease
Children entering Grade 7 also need:
1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap)
1 dose of meningococcal, conjugate vaccine (MCV)
During winter storms, road conditions may change radically throughout critical commute periods. To stay abreast of latest developments related to school delays and closings, make sure that the school has your current contact information. In the absence of a ConnectED call, please consult the announcements section of the district website, or listen to WEEU or WFMZ-TV Channel 69 for information.
Decisions about school closings or late starts are announced via our phone notification system, posted on the homepage of this website, and forwarded to the following local radio/television stations:
WEEU 830 AM
WFMZ Channel 69
WGAL Channel 8
WIOV 105.1 FM
WRFY 102.5 FM
If an announced, delayed school start changes to a school closure, another ConnectED call will be made, our web site will be updated and the media will be alerted. Should school close early, secondary students are dismissed first, then elementary students. All early dismissals are announced via ConnectED, posted on our web site and announced on local radio/television stations. Please refrain from calling the schools during these situations, as telephones are needed for emergencies. Be alert to the possibility that school may close early. If you are not home during the day, make sure your children know what to do if they are dismissed early.
About Activity Fees
The implementation of curricular activity fees for non-mandated courses relates to a school policy that has been ignored for many years. Policy #110 requires students to compensate the district for any projects rendering items of use that the students are permitted to keep. Food, artwork, furniture, crafts and instrument supplies are examples of such items.
Requiring a $10 standard activity fee is the district's way of enforcing the school policy. In many cases, $10 is less than the actual cost of the materials used per year. As noted in the policy, special consideration will be made in the case of financial hardship.
The following school policy was adopted in November 2005:
110: Instructional Supplies
"It shall be the policy of the Board to supply each staff member and student with the supplies and equipment that are deemed necessary for implementation of the approved instructional program.
The Board may require that students provide certain supplies for participation in extracurricular activities.
When individualized and nonreusable clothing or equipment is necessary for reasons of safety or health, students shall be required to provide their own clothing or equipment, which shall meet standards set by the school. Such standards shall be reasonably related to considerations of safety, health and protection of property.
When students prepare useful items they are permitted to keep, they shall pay the District the cost of the materials used.
When policy guidelines impose a financial hardship on a student, the District will assume the cost. The Superintendent or designee shall implement procedures to assure that no student is denied participation in the school program for financial reasons and to guard the privacy of each student."
Click here to go to the School Policies page of this web site.
School Procedures for National Televised Addresses
National televised addresses by the President, that are announced in advance, will be broadcast for Governor Mifflin students. Parents may submit opt-out requests to the student's school principal prior to the event. To download a copy of Governor Mifflin's Non-Participation Consent Form, please visit the "Forms & Publications" page of this web site:www.GovernorMifflinSD.org/district_forms.asp. Forms must be returned to the attention of the student's school principal the day prior to the event.
Electronic Device Policy
In 2010, the Govenor Mifflin Board of School Directors took action to update the Electronic Device Policy #237. The revised policy clarifies that the district prohibits the use of electronic devices by students during the school day and on school grounds. The revised policy also extends this prohibition to school buses and vehicles.
On March 3, 2010 GMSD sent a letter explaining the purpose and details of the revised Electronic Device Policy to parents of middle and high school students. The letter also outlined the disciplinary action that the district would take should policy violations occur.
Click here to download a copy of the parent letter
GM 'TIP LINE'
Governor Mifflin's telephone TIP LINE is a method of communication for district residents, students' parents and students who may have information or concerns of a sensitive matter.
The TIP LINE IS designed to help people provide confidential information pertaining to school safety issues. Examples of information that you may wish to provide through the GM TIP LINE include:
Concerns regarding district facility safety.
Concerns regarding school bus transportation issues.
Concerns regarding "bullying" within our school setting.
Concerns regarding student safety issues both during the school day and after school hours.
"Tips" concerning activities that may disrupt the school or learning environment.
"Tips" concerning possible criminal activity affecting members of our school family including, staff and students.
If you have information or a concern you feel is appropriate to be communicated to the District, you may leave an anonymous message on the TIP LINE. The Governor Mifflin TIP LINE phone number is 610-603-2232.