- Work Permits
- One-to-One Program
- HACC Residency
- School of the Arts Application
- Bell Schedule
- Student Policies Handbook and Manual
How does a student apply for a work permit, given social distancing requirements?
The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) understands that the mandated closure of Pennsylvania schools due to the COVID-19 response effort may be causing some uncertainty for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, particularly for minors who wish to apply for a work permit and for school district personnel responsible for issuing work permits. PDE and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) have temporarily modified the process for applying for a work permit to enable work permits to be issued during school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. L&I has waived the in-person requirements of the work permit process for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year and while the Governor's stay at home order is in effect. Access guidance, information, and resources on work permits for minors. Information taken from the PDE “School Guidance: Answers to Common Questions” website.
The steps below describe the temporary modified procedures:
- The student will download and complete the electronic Work Permit application from the PDE website. Students unable to access the electronic application should call or write to the school district to request that a paper application be mailed to them.
- The student's parent or legal guardian electronically signs the PDF or signs the paper application. Note: Not all students need approval from a parent or guardian to apply for a work permit. For example, no signature is required if the minor provides official proof that they have graduated high school. More information about these exceptions is available on the Pennsylvania Child Labor Law section of PDE's website.
- The student attaches any required documents, such as a proof of age document, to the completed application and submits it to the school district.
- If applying electronically, the student may attach digital copies, such as a scan or digital photograph.
- If applying by mail with a paper application, the student should include photocopies of the required documents.
- If an applicant is unable to provide a required document with their application, they can present it to the school district issuing officer at the next stage of the process.
Note: A list of required documentation is found on the Pennsylvania Child Labor Law section of PDE's website. Please be aware that all required documentation must still be submitted and reviewed; the temporary change relates only to the format in which those documents may be submitted to, and accepted by, the school district.
- Upon receipt of the application and documentation, the issuing officer at the school district schedules an appointment with the student that adheres to social distancing guidelines. Appointments may be held virtually by way of videoconference. Social distancing also could be observed with a solid barrier between the issuing officer and applicant, such as a closed car window or clear glass door. The purpose of the appointment is to enable the applicant to "appear before" the issuing officer, in accordance with the Child Labor Act, while following social distancing guidelines. It also enables the issuing officer to verify a proof of age document if one is required but the student was not able to provide a copy with the application.
- The school district issuing officer ensures that all the documents required by law have been examined, approved and filed, and all conditions and requirements for issuing a permit have been fulfilled, and then mails to the minor a wallet-sized, paper work permit bearing a number, the date of issuance, and signature of the issuing officer.
- The student signs the work permit when received and shows it to the employer, who makes a copy for their records. The student retains the original work permit.
Parent must accompany student when obtaining a work permit
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 2:00pm
Here you will find information related to our High School's One-to-One Computing program.
Students' first homework assignment with their laptops will be to review with a parent or guardian the One-to-One Laptop Manual, One-to-One FAQs, and Acceptable Use Policy, all linked below, and complete an online acknowledgement and agreement to the terms of the laptop loan program. Students will receive these documents and link to the online agreement through their school-issued email. A paper copy of the Loan Agreement is available below for printout. Paper copies should be turned in to the high school main office, however, you are encouraged to complete the form online through student email.
SUSQUEHANNA TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17109
HARRISBURG AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
The Board recognizes the Community College Program as an adjunct educational opportunity for eligible residents of the District. Under the terms of the Sponsorship Agreement between the Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) and the Susquehanna Township School District, the School District subsidizes a portion of HACC's operating costs and capital expenses.
There is no waiting period to qualify for District tuition benefits for persons moving here from another sponsoring district in Perry, Dauphin, and Cumberland Counties, provided they have met that district's residency requirements.
Each sponsoring district will be responsible for subsidizing eligible persons residing in that district on July 1. A person moving from one sponsoring district to another after July 1 will remain the responsibility of the original district for that fiscal year (July 1 to June 30).
Persons who move into the Susquehanna Township School District from a non-sponsoring district must reside here for a period of six (6) months prior to enrollment at HACC and must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for residency tuition rate.
A certificate of residency will be valid only during the fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) in which they are issued. There will be no retroactive certification after the close of any semester.
Persons liable for and delinquent in payment of per capita or occupation taxes shall not be eligible for a certificate of residency.
To be eligible, a person's high school class must be graduated or the person granted early admission in accordance with the District's early admission policy.
The District will assume responsibility for one-third of the tuition beginning with the fall semester immediately following completion of the pupil's junior year of high school for any pupil who meets the residency requirements and has been granted early admission to Harrisburg Area Community College as a full-time student under provisions of Chapter 7, Section 145, Regulations of the State Board of Education.Adopted October 19, 2015
Seniors can request their transcript at www.parchment.com, instead of coming to the Counseling Center to complete a paper request form. Once students get to the website, they can quickly and easily create an account and start requesting transcripts right away!
Underclassmen and prior graduates can also request their transcript through parchment, for a fee. Otherwise, you can contact Ms. Plott in the Counseling Center, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 717-657-5117 ext. 40117, to provide you with a copy at no cost.
The benefits of an online transcript request include:
- Convenience for Students - Requests can be made right from the home computer without having to miss class to go to the Counseling Center
- Faster Service - Parchment immediately notifies the Counseling Center of the transcript request and transcripts can be processed within 48 hours
- Easy Tracking - Students can follow, via Parchment, exactly where their transcript is in the process
- More Secure Delivery - Since transcripts are sent electronically they go directly into the student's file at college, there is no chance of a paper transcript getting misplaced or lost in the mail
- Good for the Environment - Using electronic transcripts will save hundreds of pieces of paper that were used to print out paper transcripts in the past
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- Please note that high school transcripts always include your PSAT, SAT, ACT & Keystone Scores, unless you specifically request they not be sent. The high school must send all of your scores or none of your scores, we do not have the ability to choose which scores are sent. If you wish to choose which scores are sent, notify Ms. Plott that you do not want your test scores sent with your transcript and then you will have to notify either the College Board (for SAT) or the ACT to request which of your scores you wish to send. There will be a charge from the College Board and the ACT to send your scores.
Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation are required by some colleges and, if not required, can still enhance your academic transcript. A letter of recommendation can come from any adult that is not related to you (a few examples are your counselor, teachers, a clergy person, your employer, your coach, etc.). It is a very good idea to give the person you are requesting a letter from an academic resume so they can reference various areas of your life. Click HERE for a sample academic resume but remember that this is only a sample, be sure to customize your academic resume to your own life!
If you have any additional information you would like sent along with your high school transcript (for example, some colleges have their own counselor and teacher recommendation forms) you can submit them to Ms. Plott in the Counseling Center and they will be sent along with your transcript to your college(s) of choice.
To request a copy of an official or unofficial transcript for scholarships or just to have for yourself, please see Ms. Plott in the Counseling Center, they will be prepared for you to pick up within one business day.
The district has been informed about student usage of betel nut on school property. Betel nut also known as supari or areca nut comes from the areca palm and is known for its deep red or purple smile. The nut is commonly sighted in south and south-east Asia and Asia Pacific as important in social customs, religious practices, and cultural rituals. Many people chew betel nuts for the energy boost, or euphoric feelings it may produce. Others may chew betel nuts due to traditional beliefs that it may offer relief for a range array of ailments, for which the nut not been tested and holds very limited to any health benefits.
The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies Betel nut as a carcinogen, and it is known as a stimulant, psychoactive drug. The US food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not consider betel nut safe for chewing or eating. Betel nuts contain tobacco, which in turn contains nicotine, an addictive chemical that possesses both short and long-term health effects. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns of these health effects including but not limited to cancer of the mouth and esophagus, altered speech, gum irritation, permanent tooth discoloration, tooth decay and reproductive issues, including birth defects. The American Society for Clinical Nutrition found a strong connection between betel nut and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and obesity.
Betel Nut or Supari is not allowed on school property. Students found in possession of Betel Nut will be disciplined according to the District’s Student Success Manual (Code of Conduct) or may be referred to law enforcement.