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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
412-793-7000 x5263

Middle School

Kyoko Henson
412-793-7000 x1218

Elementary School

Aaron Smith
412-793-7000 x7133

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

Penn Hills School District Exits Financial Recovery Status

We are thrilled to announce that the Penn Hills School District has officially exited Financial Recovery status. This monumental achievement was announced on May 23, 2024, by Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Education, Dr. Khalid Mumin, at Penn Hills Middle School.

8th Grade Move Up Event Livestream

What an Evening! Linton's second annual 8th Grade Move Up Night was a great success. We had 118 families attend, making it a memorable event with over 400 attendees. Thank you to everyone who helped make it such a success. Attached is the live stream video of the event. Also, thank you to all the families who sent pictures of our students.

Penn Hills is Hiring!

The Penn Hills School District is excited to announce several open positions and is looking for talented individuals to join our team! 

Summer School Credit Recovery

School counselors will be sending failure letters to families of students who require credit recovery or summer school courses at the end of the school year. These letters will specify the courses needed. It's important for parents and students to carefully read all the directions provided in the credit recovery brochure and the FAQs page to understand the process thoroughly.

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