Clearances - Update
Dr. Harris Recently conducted a meeting discussing the new changes to the Pennsylvania Clearances and the requirements for volunteering in schools. Attached you will find a letter explaining these requirements. In order to assist in obtain the clearances. The District will be holding clearance days in the coming months. McCullough will hold theirs on Thursday, May 21st. Details are also provided in the attached letter. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at the school. If you wish to obtain clearances on your own you can follow the directions below for Pennsylvania's requirements.
PA State Police:
Web Address: https://epatch.state.pa.us
This clearance can be completed online and the results printed immediately. Click “Submit a New Record Check,” and this will take you through the process. Be sure to have your credit card ready and the following information: your name, address, phone number, and social security number. You can request your spouse’s clearance or the clearance for any other adult who lives in your home as long as you have this information.
PA ChildLine (Child Abuse)
Web Address: https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/Public/home
You will need to create an account with Compass and will need the following information on hand:
· Contact info (name, DOB, mailing address, email address)
· Addresses where you have previously lived
· Names of all individuals with whom you have lived to include parents, guardians, siblings, spouses, etc.
· Any previous names you have used or have been known by
· Credit/Debit Card information
Click “create an account.” Select “next” at the bottom of the screen. Create your “Keystone ID” and fill out the required information (including selecting security questions). You will be emailed a temporary password. Return to the Compass site and log in with your information. You will be prompted to reset your password. Follow the prompts to take you through the process to complete the Child Abuse History clearance.
PA FBI (Cogent)
Web Address: www.pa.cogentid.com
For those who do not have access to the Internet, registration is available at 1-888-439-2486 Monday though Friday, 8 am to 6 pm EST. The current fee is $27.50 per applicant and must be paid by credit card, debit card, money orders or cashiers checks made payable to Cogent Systems and be taken with them to the on site appointment.
PSSA Information - Spring 2015
PSSA Information Spring 2015.pdf
In accordance with the Pennsylvania Department of Education attached is information regarding the upcoming PSSA Tests that all third, fourth and fifth grade students will be administered in April. Please take a moment to read the attachment which provides general information about the PSSA tests. At any time should you have a question regarding the tests do not hesitate to contact the school office.
I would like to stress the importance of these tests to the school, students and staff as well as the school district. If you have a student in one of the testing grades a flier is also being sent home identifying McCullough's exact testing schedule. The flier is also included in the Take-Home-Tuesday Folder. I appreciate your understanding during this time of the year and want to thank each of you for realizing the importance of the testing sessions.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!
1Party Snacks 14-15 year.pdf
A message from our food service department regarding Birthday Treats. Please be aware that the last day to order birthday treats will be Friday, May 8. The birthday treats will be delivered up to the last day of school, however the cut off day for ordering is May 8. Please make a note of this date if you plan on ordering birthday treats in May.
Please also make a note that we will not be accepting any Birthday Treat orders for Ice Cream after April 10.
Please be sure to check the Take-Home-Tuesday file on the website. If at any time you find that you cannot open a page please contact the school office.
If you are looking to include a flyer in the Take-Home-Tuesday folder please submit all of your requests with the flyer attached as a pdf file by the Friday prior to the Tuesday for which you want your flyer posted. Should you have any questions do not hesitate to contact the school.
If at any time you need to have paper copies sent home please contact the school office.