Daily Announcements

  • Celebrating 100 Days of School

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  • Math Escape Room with Mrs. Klobucar

    Can you use your Math skills to defeat the challenge?  

     

     

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  • DO YOU WANT TO BUILD A SNOWMAN?

    Students in Miss Lux's 3rd Grade ELA class created their own snowman today as part of a narrative writing lesson. So much fun while learning!

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  • New Clearance Website

    CLEARANCES

    Pennsylvania Department of Education. The following clearances are required for employment: 

    Pennsylvania State Police Clearance

    Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance

    Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) report-PDE

    •  Click here to register online.  The service code for employees is 1KG6XN. The service code for volunteers is 1KG6Y3. After you register online, you will need to visit an Identogo fingerprint facility. The Identogo website includes a map noting where these facilities are located throughout Pennsylvania

    NEW APPLICANTS: You must complete the required Act 168 Disclosure Release prior to employment.

    Pre-Employment Sexual Abuse/Misconduct Disclosure (168)

    • Click here to download the form. Complete the top section and section 1 for each current/previous employer in which you had direct contact with children. Be sure to sign page 2 of each form.  Yough SD will send these out to your past employers.
    • Act 168 Procedures
    • Act 168 FAQ
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  • Yough School District Community Classes

    See the attached brochure for a listing of our 2017-2018 evening classes for the community.  Hope to see you there!

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VOLUNTEER AT H.W. GOOD

 May 18, 2015
Dear Parents and Guardians,

There have been changes to state policies as outlined in Act 153 that require Pennsylvania school districts to revise their policies on clearances for staff and volunteers.

To comply with Act 153, Yough School District will now require all employees and volunteers to get new clearances every three years.

While we encourage parent participation in our schools, please be aware that to volunteer with Yough School District you must have current clearances – ones that are less than three years old.  Clearances will remain in effect for three years, and at the end of the three years, volunteers must obtain new clearances. Instructions and links are available below.  Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Sincerely,
Dr. Amy Larcinese, Principal

VOLUNTEER ANNOUNCEMENTS

In order to volunteer in the Yough School District, the following three (3) Clearances must be obtained prior to volunteering:

   1) ACT 34 PA State Criminal History (PATCH) Clearances

Fee - $10.00  |  Free for School Volunteers

  2) ACT 151 PA Child Abuse Clearances
Fee - $10.00  |  Free for School Volunteers

  3) ACT 114
FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Clearances

Fee - $28.75

Please be aware that clearances may take as long as six to eight weeks to process. It is the responsibility of the volunteer to complete all three clearance applications and pay the associated fees. As soon as you receive your clearances, please take them to the school office. Schools will copy and keep on file.  You should retain a copy of your clearances for your records.

Below is a link to an article from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette regarding the fees being waived for volunteers working with children.  The fees being waived are the PA Criminal History clearance and the Child Abuse clearance.  The FBI Fingerprinting clearance is not included in this waiver and is still required for volunteering in the schools.  If you already received your clearances, there is no reimbursement for the monies spent.  The fee waiver began on July 25, 2015.

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2015/06/10/Governor-waives-fees-for-volunteers-seeking-background-checks-pennsylvania/stories/201506100202

STEPS TO VOLUNTEER AT H.W. GOOD

* A Letter from Our Principal
In a letter issued to all students on May 18th, 2015, our principal provided some updated information regarding recent, state-mandated changes to Volunteer Clearance requirements.
 
* Volunteer Guidelines
This document outlines the general guidelines for ALL Volunteers (PTO and non-PTO) within H.W. Good Elementary. Please be sure to review and adhere to all policies and procedures during your volunteer experience.
 
 
STEP 1a: Yough School District Volunteers & School Helpers Application
This application must be completed each year that you wish to perform in ANY volunteer capacity at H.W. Good Elementary, whether it be a PTO-Sponsored or a School-Sponsored volunteer activity. SCHOOL-SPONSORED activities include Library Volunteers, Veterans Day Program, and Classroom Parties. Complete the application and submit it to the School Office, along with a copy of your Photo ID.
 
 
STEP 1b: H.W. Good Elementary PTO Membership Application
This application must be completed each year that you wish to volunteer for PTO-sponsored activities at H.W. Good Elementary. PTO-SPONSORED activities include Open House, Fun in the Sun Day, Field Trips, etc. Complete the application and submit it to the H.W. Good PTO. Please include your annual membership due when submitting the application.
 
 
STEP 2: PA State Criminal History (PATCH) Clearances [ACT 34]
Click the link to complete online. Be sure to click the yellow "New Record Check" button, noted with "Volunteers Only," to receive the check at no charge. Non-volunteer applicants will be charged a fee for processing. Once you receive your response, please forward a copy to the School Office.
 
STEP 3: PA Child Abuse Clearances [ACT 151]
Click the link to complete online; you will be required to create an individual account. Creating an account and submitting your clearance application online will give you immediate access to your results (or the status of your results if your results cannot be processed immediately). For anyone who may not have access to the internet, paper submissions of the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance application will still be accepted. Submit Form CY113 to: ChildLine and Abuse Registry | Pennsylvania Department of Human Services | PO Box 8170 | Harrisburg, PA 17105-8170. Once you receive your response, please forward a copy to the School Office.
 
STEP 4: FBI FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Clearances [ACT 114]
Register with fingerprinting agency, COGENT, prior to fingerprinting - https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index.htm. Registration can be completed online or over the phone. Applicants will be charged a fee for fingerprinting services. Once you receive your response, please forward a copy to the School Office.