Welcome to the Cambria Heights School District, Home of the Highlanders!News and Notes:
Sheetz - Kidz Meal Bagz starting Thursday, April 2, 2020
Kidz Meal Bagz is a program providing free meals to help children and families in need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Meals will be available all day starting Thursday, April 2nd and will include a turkey sandwich, chips, and a drink.
Families interested in taking advantage of the free Kidz Meal Bagz program should go to participating Sheetz locations (found below) and ask an employee at the register for a meal. Families will be offered one bag per child. Meals will be available daily while supplies last.
The Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission (SAP&DC) is in the middle of a study to determine the best path to a comprehensive broadband network in our region. We were engaged in the study before the COVID-19 crisis, but the crisis has served to emphasize the need for improvements to broadband internet throughout the Southern Alleghenies Region.
We recently extended our survey period to give residents more time to provide input. The results will help the region determine where the need is greatest and help guide us on how to ensure that all citizens and businesses have affordable and adequate access to broadband services. Given the pandemic crisis, ensuring our students have adequate internet access is more important than ever. Many who never considered their access as inadequate are now reformulating their opinion. Please Click Here to participate in a short survey to help our region improve in this area.
To receive important text alerts from the schools please sign up for the text notifications through Remind by texting the codes below.
For the Elementary notifications
Text @chelem to 81010
For the Middle School notifications
Text @chsdmiddle to 81010
For the High School notifications
Text @cambriahe to 81010
To setup for the Remind notifications follow the instructions for the students building.
Comcast Internet Free for Low Income Families for 2 MonthsComcast customers are eligible to receive Internet Essentials if they are eligible for public assistance programs such as the National School Lunch program, Medicaid or SNAP and live in a Comcast service area. New customers will be sent a free self-install kit that includes a cable modem with a WiFi router. There will be no term contract or credit check and no shipping fee, the company said. To sign up for the service, visit the Internet Essentials website orcall 1-855-846-8376.Verizon is offering additional Mobile Hotspot data for customers to use during this timeThey are adding 15 GB of data across nearly all of their plans, to be used between 03/25/2020 and 04/30/2020. To be eligible, you must be on a qualifying postpaid (unlimited or shared), Jetpack or prepaid plan:
For Unlimited Data Plans
15 GB of 4G LTE data will be added to your plan’s existing Mobile Hotspot allotment
Eligible plans include: The Verizon Plan Unlimited, Go/Beyond/Above Unlimited Plans, Start/Play More/Do More/Get More Unlimited PlansFor Shared Data Plans
15 GB of 4G LTE shared data will be added (can be used for Mobile Hotspot, or any other connected device using the shared data plan)
Eligible plans include: More Everything Plans, Verizon Plans 1.0 and 2.0 (e.g., S, M, L, XL, XXL), Just KidsFor Jetpack - Unlimited or Metered Plans
15 GB of 4G LTE data will be addedFor Prepaid
All monthly plans with a data allowance: 15 GB of 4G LTE data will be added to monthly metered Smartphone (can be used for Mobile Hotspot), Jetpack and Tablet device plans
A Note From School Café
With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, the SchoolCafé Customer Support Team has seen an influx in refund requests as more parents are losing their income. In order to avoid the auto pay trigger, we have decided to globally suspend the auto pay feature for all SchoolCafé users. This feature will stay suspended until things return to normal.
We wish you all well. Please stay safe during this time.
The Health Services Department would like to share up to date health information and resources to assist you in reaching and maintaining optimal health for you and your children.
Preventing the Flu: Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs
The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. There also are flu antiviral drugs that can be used to treat and prevent the flu.
The following actions also help prevent the spread of Coronovirus.
1. Avoid close contact.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
2. Stay home when you are sick.
If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
3. Cover your mouth and nose.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
4. Clean your hands.
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
6. Practice other good health habits.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.- Bus lists will not be printed in the local newspaper for this school year. Letters are being mailed home to parents and guardians. If you have any questions, please contact the transportation coordinator.- Announcing the Safe2Say Something (S2SS) anonymous reporting system- Download a copy of the 2019-2020 General Fund Budget- Click the following link to view the New Visitor Procedures for all buildings- The 2019-2020 school calendar can be viewed here: 2019-2020 School Calendar- Click the following link to review the update Cambria Heights School District Comprehensive Plan-Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, any family that has an outstanding cafeteria debt of more than $100.00, will have the account turned over to the JP Harris Debt Collection Service. Please try and pay your current outstanding balance off before the beginning of the next school year! For questions concerning your child's lunch account please contact Travis Long, Nutrition Inc. at 674-3601 extension 3334 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.-Manage your child's cafeteria account through www.schoolcafe.com. Please note that the balance shown in the account only reflects the current school year.-For the safety of our students, all buses will be equipped with audio and video recording devices.
This is an official statement developed collaboratively and approved by the Board of School Directors of
Cambria Heights School District regarding recent social media posts.
In recent weeks, there have been several posts on social media that misrepresent the current
renovation project at Cambria Heights and in some instances are outright false statements. We feel that
these inaccuracies need to be addressed so that the public has the correct information.