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HIGH SCHOOL

John Haas, principal of Pittston Area High School, announces the high school homeroom assignments for the year 2012-2013 school term are as follows. Listings are teacher, room and students' last names.



SENIORS


Mr. Richards - C-13, Adk to Coe


Mrs. Cocco - C-14, Col to Gal


Mr. L. Hazlet - C-15, Gar to Kos


Mr. Caprari - C-16, Koy to McL


Mrs. Miller - C-17, Mel to Pie


Mr. Russick - C-18, Pol to Sell


Mrs. Mattingly - C-19, Selv to Ton


Mrs. Pietras - C-21, Tra to Zon



JUNIORS


Mrs. Distasio - B-02, Ant to Care


Mr. J. Walsh - B-01, Carl to DeF


Mrs. A. Hazlet - C-02, Del to Haa


Ms. C. McGarry - C-05, Hal to Kov


Mrs. Sutton - C-06, Lan to Maz


Ms. Karaffa - C-07, McG to Nap


Mr. Anthony - C-08, Nea to Raz


Mr. T. Joyce - C-09, Rea to She


Mrs. Vincelli - C-11, Shi to Vog


Mrs. Plis - C-12, Wal to Zur



SOPHOMORES


Mrs. Getrige - B-17, Ait to Bra


Mr. Zangardi - B-16, Bul to Del


Mrs. Turner - B-15, Del to Gat


Mrs. Saunders - B-13, Gia to Joy


Ms. Rugletic - B-11, Kam to Mac


Mr. Victor - B-10, Mai to Mor


Mr. Carroll - B-08, Mor to Psa


Ms. Valeski - B-05, Pug to Sch


Ms. Martin - B-04, Sci to Vax


Mrs. Keren - B-03, Vel to Zyd



AM CAREER TECH


Mr. Burns - A-06, Alw to Whi



FRESHMEN


Mrs. Collins - A-01, Ada to Bri


Mr. Hopkins - A-02, Bro to D'El


Mrs. Verdine - A-04, Dan to Fri


Ms. Wascavich - A-05, Fro to Hug


Ms. Kotula - A-08, Ian to Lew


Mrs. Nowakowski - A-10, Lie to Mol


Mr. Amitia - A-11, Mor to Pre


Mrs. Adams - A-13, Qui to Sch


Mrs. Greenwald - A-16, She to Tho


Mr. Giambra - A-18, Tim to Zal



Parking permits


Parking permits for the 2012-2013 school year will be issued to seniors and juniors on Aug. 21, Aug. 22 and Aug. 23. Parking permits will not be issued Aug.27 and 28, due to teacher-in service. Applications can be picked up in the security office between 9 a.m. and noon on Tuesday, Aug. 21; Wednesday, Aug. 22; and Thursday, Aug.23.


Any junior or senior who wishes to drive to school must apply for and receive a parking permit before the start of school. Parking permits issued during the 2011-2012 school year are not valid for the 2012-2013 school year. In order to receive a parking permit, students must have a valid driver's license, vehicle registration, proof of insurance and the application must be signed by a parent or guardian.



Freshman orientation


Pittston Area Senior High School will host a Freshmen Orientation from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28. All ninth-grade students and newly-enrolled transfer students (grades 9 thru 12) and their parents/guardians are encouraged to attend. Students and their parents are to report to the high school auditorium promptly at 9 a.m. for a short presentation. Students will have the opportunity to receive their schedules, lockers and student handbooks. Also, students and parents will have the opportunity to tour the school and meet teachers, counselors and principals.


MIDDLE SCHOOL

We would like to welcome all of our new students to the Martin L. Mattei Middle School. This includes all sixth grade students as well as any seventh or eighth grade students who will be attending the middle school for the first time. In order to make the first day of school as successful and stress free as possible, we will be holding an orientation for new students. Through this orientation, students will have the opportunity to tour the building as well as learn about the school and its programs. The orientation will be held on Monday, August 27thfrom 9:00am until approximately 10:00am. All students must be accompanied by a parent or a designated adult (grandparent, aunt, uncle, adult sibling, etc), and everyone must provide their own transportation to and from the orientation. The program will begin in the Middle School Cafetorium where Mr. Bilbow, our Principal, will discuss the middle school's academic programs.Next, our Assistant Principal, Mr. Booth, will review the district's policies on discipline, the dress code, and transportation. Finally, Dr. Cosgrove, our Guidance Counselor, will address services provided by the guidance department as well as standardized testing.If you are planning on attending the orientation, please call the school at 655-2927 or 655-2928 to reserve a spot. Thank you for your cooperation, and we hope to see you at orientation.


First Day of School/Labor Day


Wednesday, August 29this the first day of the 2012-2013 school year.Students are to beIN THEIR HOMEROOMS NO LATER THAN 7:58AM.We look forward to beginning a new year with our faculty and students.


The Pittston Area School District will be closed on Friday, August 31stand Monday, September 3rdin observance of the Labor Day holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, September 4thaccording to the regular schedule.



Electronic Device Policy


In order to make our school a focused, positive, and safe learning environment, we remind all parents and students to review our electronic device policy.During school hours, students in possession of any cellular devices must keep said devices turned off and in their school lockers.At NO time should a cellular device be found in a students' possession in a classroom, gym, locker room, cafeteria, lavatory, hallway, etc. during the school day. Other electronic devices including but not limited to: Internet enabled devices, digital cameras,MP3 players, portable video games, etc. are NOT permitted in school unless specifically provided to a student by the district for the purpose of completing an assignment.Students found in violation of our Electronic Device Policy will have the device confiscated, and it will only be returned to the parent or guardian of the student who possessed it. Thankyou for your cooperation


Students are also reminded to review our district's Acceptable Use Policy which governs the use of our school's network by both school issued and personal electronic devices.



Timely Reminders


We would like to remind parents and students about their timely duties for the 2011-2012 school year. All students must be at school and in homeroom NO LATER THAN 7:58am. If a student fails to be in attendance at this time they will be recorded as being late. After a student has been late 3 times, disciplinary action will be taken in accordance with district policy. In addition, a parent conference will be required if a student is habitually late. We would also like to remind our parents and students that traffic approaching the school in the morning can be quite heavy, so please leave enough time to deal with any delays in order to be at school on time.



Dress Code


Parents and students are reminded to review and observe the District's structured dress code which is available through the District's web-site at www.pittstonarea.com.The intent of this policy is to ensure that our students dress appropriately, are not disruptive to the educational process, and do not compromise the safety and security of our school. While requiring a specific type of clothing, it is not our purpose to interfere with student decisions or freedom of expression. However, the safety of all students, the security of the building, and the environment in which our students learn must be the foremost objectives of our school.



Homerooms


MARTIN L. MATTEI MIDDLE SCHOOLHOMEROOM LIST


GRADE -6*BY INITIAL OF LAST NAME


MR. WRUBEL– ROOM 108 –A-CAP


MR. BARTOLI- ROOM 109 – CAR-DIB


MR. DEANGELO –ROOM 137 – DIL-GIA


MRS. BRADY –ROOM 138 – GIN-JOHNSON, A


MRS. NOONE –ROOM 139 –JOHNSON, S- LAS


MRS. BROGAN – ROOM 140- LAZ-MES


MRS. NORWOOD-ROOM 141-MIH-PEA


MRS. DIETRICK-ROOM 142-PED-SMI


MS. TIESO-ROOM 143-SOT-VES


MS. QUINN-ROOM 145-WAL-ZIN


GRADE- 7*BY INITIAL OF LAST NAME


MRS. ZALEDONIS-ROOM 201-A-BIS


MRS. DESSOYE-ROOM 203-BON-COY


MRS. MARTIN-ROOM 205-CRA-GED


MS. DONAHUE-ROOM 206-GEN-KELL


MRS. BARTNIKOWSKI-ROOM 209-KIP-MAZ


MRS. PRESTON-ROOM 210-MCA-NAW


MRS. SPERAZZA-ROOM 213-NER-RAL


MR. GREENE-ROOM 216-RAT-SHE


MR. WALSH-ROOM 250-SHU-TAL


MR. MONTAGNA-ROOM 251-THO-ZAF


GRADE- 8*BY INITIAL OF LAST NAME


MR. SERINO-ROOM 217-A-BRE


MR. D'ANGELO-ROOM 223-BRO-DIL


MRS. BARGE-ROOM 226-DOM-GOA


MS. CONLON-ROOM 227-GOL-JEN


MRS. MORGAN-ROOM 236-JOHN-LYO


MS DIAZ-ROOM 241-MAI-NEW


MR. LOBRUTTO-ROOM 242-NGY-RIZ


DR. KESKA-ROOM 243-ROB-STE


MRS. CHAUMP-ROOM248-STO-WAL


MRS. REBOVICH-ROOM 249-WAN-ZYO


INTERMEDIATE CENTER


Welcome Back


On behalf of the Intermediate Center administration, faculty and staff, we would like to welcome parents/guardians and students to the 2012-2013 school year. We look forward to cooperatively working with you to provide quality learning experiences for your child this coming school year in an environment that is safe, warm, and caring. Our staff is committed to providing your child with a rewarding and fulfilling educational experience. The role you play in your child's education is vitally important. Your partnership with us will form the foundation of what will be a positive and rewarding learning experience for your child.


Your child will receive his/her student handbook on the first day of school. Please take the time to review and to discuss the contents of the student handbook with your child. This will be the first step in developing your partnership with us and to ensure academic success for your child.


We look forward to working with you in the upcoming school year. Should you have any questions/concerns, please contact the school's office at 654-7176.



New Faculty Members


The following faculty members are new to our faculty and/or have new positions in our building for the 2012-2013 school year:


Dr. Janet Donovan – Principal


Dr. Coreen Milazzo – Guidance


Mrs. Julie Donahue – Nurse


Mr. John Schuh – Grade 3


Ms. Tia Biscotti – Grade 3


Ms. Kelly Grimes – Grade 4


Mrs. Lynn DiGregorio – Grade 5


Mrs. Nancy Rowe – Title I Resource Teacher


Mrs. Sylvia Mariani – Title I Resource Teacher


Ms. Colleen Jablonski – Career Development



First Day of School


The first day of school is Wednesday, August 29, 2012. If you have not registered your child, please contact the school's office at 654-7176 to make an appointment.


Daily Arrival and Departure Schedule


Car and walking students may begin to arrive at 8:20 a.m. Early arriving third grade students are to report to the cafeteria. Early arriving fourth and fifth grade students are to report to the gym. All students will report to their classrooms at 8:40 a.m. Car and walking students will dismiss at 3:20 p.m. through the Middle School Main Entrance. Bus students will report to their bus rooms at 3:25 p.m. and will board the buses at 3:30 p.m.



Morning Arrival Procedure


All parents who drive their child to school in the morning are reminded to use the driveway in front of the Intermediate Center's Main Entrance. In order to keep our students safe, they are not allowed to be dropped off in the parking lot.



Breakfast and Lunch Program


The Pittston Area School District offers a complete Breakfast and Lunch Program provided by the Nutrition Group. For the 2012-2013 school year the cost of Elementary Breakfast is $1.00 and the cost of Elementary Lunch (K-5) is $1.95. Also, parents have a convenient, easy, and secure online prepayment service to deposit money into your child's school meal account at any time. This service also provides parents with the ability to view their child's balance and transaction history as well as to arrange to receive notification if their child's account needs additional funds. To access these services, simply go to the district's website at www.pittstonarea.com click on cafeteria link.


Additional lunch and breakfast information along with free and reduced applications will be sent home with your child on the first day of school.



Bus Information and Classroom Assignments


Due to confidentiality concerns, bus information and classroom assignments, parents will be notified of this information through Connect Ed.



Dress Code


The Pittston Area School District has a structured dress code for all students. Parents and students are reminded to review and to observe the district's structured dress code policy. The policy is available through the district's website at www.pittstonarea.com or a copy can be obtained in the Intermediate Center's Office.



Attendance


Parents are reminded contact the Intermediate Center Office prior to 9:30 a.m. on the day your child will be absence from school. Upon return to school, a written excuse/medical excuse must be provided to your child's homeroom teacher.



Back To School Night


The Annual Intermediate Center's Back to School Night for parents will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. During the Back to School Night, all parents will have the opportunity to meet with our administration, faculty, and staff.


Save the Date


August 29, 2012 – First Day of School


August 31, 2012 – School Closed (Labor Day Holiday)


September 3, 2012 – School Closed (Labor Day Holiday)


September 4, 2012 – Classes resume


September 19, 2012 – Annual Intermediate Center's back to School Night


September 21, 2012 – Act 80 Day (Students will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m.)


September 25 & 26, 2012 – School Pictures


September 26, 2012 – PTO Meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Middle School Cafeteria


PRIMARY CENTER




The first day of school is Wednesday, August 29. Information on bus times, class assignments, and name tags for the first day will be mailed this week. If there is any change when you receive your child's information in the mail, please call the school at 655-3785.



School Times


Starting time – 8:40 a.m. Dismissal times: Students who are picked up are dismissed at 3:20. Students who ride buses are dismissed at 3:30.



School Schedule


Students report to their classrooms at 8:40. Parents driving their child to school for the first day will be required to walk their child into the building to complete dismissal information. If you have already received a dismissal number you must bring the dismissal number and verify your information.



Class Assignments


First grade students will be met by their teachers in the cafeteria on the first day of school. Students who ride the bus will be directed to the cafeteria.


Second grade students will report to their classrooms.



Important Date


There will be no school on Friday, Aug. 31 and Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day.



VIP Folder


Remember to check your child's yellow VIP folder daily for important information and homework assignments.



Structured Dress Code


The Pittston Area School District Structured Dress Code Policy takes effect on the first day of school.


The policy is on the Pittston Area website at www.pittstonarea.com.



September Events


The Primary Center will hold First Grade Parent Night on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the gym. Second Grade Parent Night will be held on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the gym.


KINGERGARTEN CENTER

Bussing for the upcoming school year is in place. If a child's bus stop has changed since registration for kindergarten, parents are requested to call the school at 654-0503. The school should also be notified if parents are driving children to and from school.



First day of school


The first day of school for the Pittston Area Kindergarten Center is Wednesday, Aug. 29, which is also Orientation Day. The child will ride the bus to school and meet with the principal, faculty and staff. After a short orientation program, parent and child will ride the bus home. A detailed letter was mailed by the school. Parents who have not received the letter are asked to call the school.



Dress code


The school district requires all students in grades K-12 to dress according to the structured dress code. The school provided a copy of the policy at registration. Parents who do not have a copy of the dress code may obtain one at the Kindergarten Center.



Labor Day break


No school on Friday, Sept. 1 and Monday, Sept. 3 for the Labor Day weekend break. School resume Tuesday, Sept. 4.



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