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Prioritizing the success and well-being of our students is at the heart of our mission. Maintaining regular attendance is a vital element in their educational journey, and it brings us great pleasure to introduce our team of dedicated Social Workers.

Our Social Workers/Home School Visitors are deeply committed to fostering and upholding high levels of student attendance. They collaborate closely with students, parents, and teachers to navigate any challenges that may impact consistent attendance. Whether offering support to overcome obstacles or providing resources to enhance punctuality, our specialists are devoted to assisting in every way.

Consistent attendance remains a crucial factor in academic success, and we express our sincere appreciation for your collaboration in instilling a commitment to learning. Let's continue working together to cultivate a positive and supportive environment that encourages unwavering attendance, ultimately contributing to the overall success of our students. Thank you for being an integral part of our educational community.

School Social Workers

High School

Ashley Smith
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Middle School

Kyoko Henson
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Elementary School

Aaron Smith
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Attendance Matters

The impact of consistent school attendance is often underestimated. Missing just one day every two weeks may seem inconsequential, but over 13 years of schooling, it accumulates to nearly 1 1/2 years of missed education. Similarly, being 10 minutes late every day might appear insignificant, yet it translates to nearly 1/2 a year of missed schooling over the same period. These seemingly small increments can significantly hinder a child's educational progress and contribute to substantial gaps in their learning. It highlights the importance of recognizing the cumulative effect of sporadic attendance or tardiness over the course of a child's educational journey.

Recent News

Insightful Presentation on School Data by Penn Hills School District Principals

We are excited to share insights from a compelling presentation delivered by our dedicated Penn Hills School District Principals - Tricia Mayo, Sandy Barker, and Kristin Brown. The presentation focused on the critical topic of school data, shedding light on various aspects that are essential for the continuous improvement and success of our educational environment.

Exciting Renovations Coming to Yuhas-McGinley Stadium!

We are thrilled to announce some major updates to our Yuhas-McGinley Stadium, as presented by our Director of Plant Services, Brandon Chabola. In a comprehensive presentation, Brandon outlined the forthcoming renovations that are set to transform our stadium into a state-of-the-art facility, with work beginning this June.

Wireless Infrastructure Upgrades at Penn Hills Elementary School

Penn Hills Elementary is set to embark on a significant technological enhancement, with the scheduled upgrade of our Aruba wireless access points this President's Day. This initiative is a testament to our unwavering commitment to fostering a cutting-edge educational environment, where technology serves as a cornerstone of our students' learning journey.

Financial Recovery Update

Welcome to our latest update on the financial status of our educational community. In this video, Dr. Daniel Matsook, Chief Financial Recovery Officer, offers valuable insights into the current state of our Financial Recovery Exit Petition.

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