INFORMATION AND POLICIES
The Canton Area School District does not support unlawful harassment and strives to provide a safe, positive learning climate for all students:
- Hazing (Policy 247)
- Bullying/Cyberbullying (Policy 249)
- Nondiscrimination in School and Classroom Practices (Policy 103)
- Nondiscrimination – Qualified Students With Disabilities (Policy 103.1)
Students with Disabilities are afforded equal opportunity, nondiscrimination to reach their full potiential and the district would ask parents who believe they have been subject to discrimination or harassment, to promptly report incidents to their building principals.
The district also believes that parents or guardians should have an opportunity to review instructional materials regarding curriculum, standards, instructional materials, as well as assessment techniques and strives to continue to make this a transparent process. (Policy 105.1)
CHILDREN'S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT (COPPA)
CASD offers backpack program for ALL students. There are no income guidelines to participate. Students are provided a bag of food on Fridays, to assist them with weekend meals. CHS students also have daily access to food and snacks in the "Grub Hub" at the end of each day. This program is provided at NO COST to students, families or CASD and is provided by CHOP (Child Hunger Outreach Partners). Any parent wishing to have their student participate in the backpack program, please fill out this application and return it to the homeroom teacher.
Anyone wishing to donate to the program, please contact CHOP directly. All donations are used locally.
NEW STUDENT ENROLLMENT
New Student registration for Canton Elementary is done in the building office, and High School students are enrolled in the CHS Guidance Office. Please bring the completed forms, (see below), identification, proof of residency, your child's birth certificate and immunization records with you. If transferring from another School District, please bring the name, address and phone number of the school to complete the transfer of records request. After the records are received, you will be contacted with an appointment to finish enrolling your student(s) at the appropriate school. Please phone with any questions. CHS Principal, Mr. Jacopetti @ 272-409-9317 or Canton Elementary Principal, Mr. Wells @ 570-485-7223.
Here are the forms you will need to fill out and bring with you when you come to enroll your child/children for school.
Household Information - Please fill out only one for your household.
Student Enrollment Form - Please fill out one for each child you are enrolling.
Economically Disadvantaged -Guidelines to determine if students are economically disadvantaged. Please fill out one for your household.
Parental Registration Statement - Please fill out one for each child you are enrolling.
Transportation Enrollment Form -Please fill out only one for your household.
Student Medication Distribution Form - Please fill out one for each child that needs medication dispensed while at school.
CES SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST 2023-24
|KINDERGARTEN||1ST GRADE||2ND GRADE||3RD GRADE||4TH GRADE||5TH GRADE||6TH GRADE|
|Elmer's Glue Sticks - 5 large|
Crayola Pip-Squeak Washable Markers 8pk
Crayola Colored Pencils - 12 ct
Zipper pencil pouch
Expo Thin Dry Erase 4 color markers
|Elmer’s Glue Sticks - 2 large|
EXPO Thin Dry
Erase 4 color markers
Plastic Pencil Box
1 Play-Doh container
1 box of tissues
|Dixon Ticonderoga #2 Pencils - 10 ct|
Elmer's Glue Sticks - 5 large
Crayola Crayons - 12ct
2-2 pocket folders
5 EXPO Markers
1 Single Subject Notebook
Dixon Ticonderoga #2 Pencils
2 pocket folders
Crayola Crayons - 8 ct
|Dixon Ticonderoga #2 pencils|
Crayola Colored Pencils 12ct
Green or Yellow Highlighter
Elmer's Glue Sticks
|Crayola Colored Pencils - 12ct|
Dixon Ticonderoga #2 Pencils
1 3" 3 Ring Binder (non-enclosed)
Green or Yellow Highlighter
Ear Pods (can get at Dollar Tree)
1 3" 3-Ring binder
Wide Ruled 3- hole punched paper
Dixon Ticonderoga #2 Pencils
Pens - Black or Blue ink
2 Highlighters - green or yellow
CHS 7TH GRADE SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST
|7th grade supply list|
|4 - three ring binders 1-2"|
|Dividers (for the binders)|
|Lined 3 hole paper|
|2 packs of colored pencils|
|1 subject notebook|
|4 - three prong folders|
All persons residing in the Commonwealth between the ages of 6 and 21 are entitled to a free and full education in the public schools. Parents or legal guardians of all children between the ages of 8 and 17 are required by the compulsory attendance law to ensure that their children attend an approved educational institution, unless legally excused. A student may not be excluded from the public school nor from interscholastic athletics or co-curricular activities because of being married or pregnant. Students who reach 17 years and are not fulfilling their responsibilities as students may be asked to leave school. Additionally, students 17 years and older who demonstrate disobedience or misconduct, or irregular attendance will be notified and recommended for school board action.
Parents/Guardians are encouraged to review the expectations in our Attendance Policy (Policy 204) and the respective building student handbooks for changes made to attendance. These changes were made to remain compliant with PA School Code. There is a growing body of research demonstrating that chronic absence from school, typically defined as missing 10 percent of school days for any reason, is a primary cause of low academic achievement as well as a powerful predictor of which students will eventually drop out of school. Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) believes chronic absenteeism is a national problem that seriously undermines our collective efforts to improve education and life outcomes among youth. Therefore, the district will be limiting the number of excused Tour and Family Trips from 10 days to 5.
To address and support communities in eliminating barriers to students’ daily attendance and meaningful engagement in school they have released the Community Toolkit to Address and Eliminate Chronic Absenteeism. Together, we can dramatically improve the academic life and outcome of students who have been disengaged from a daily, supportive school experience, and we need parents, community, and business support.
- A student acquiring (3) three or more unexcused absences will be classified as truant.
- In addition, accumulation of (6) six or more unexcused absences will be classified habitually truant.
- The critical age of student attendance is (15) fifteen-years-old. The district is required to refer habitually truant cases to Children & Youth Services (CYS), after school and referral to the district magistrate.
The State Board of Education (22 PA Code Section 11.26) provides that upon receipt of a written request from the parents of pupil involved in an educational tour or trip, the pupil may be excused from school attendance to participate in an educational tour provided during the school term at the expense of the parents, when such tour or trip is evaluated by the district’s superintendent as educational. The written request should be submitted to the principal by the parents/legal guardians prior to a tour or trip, and will indicate:
- the date(s) of the tour or trip
- the destination of the tour or trip
- the adult supervision to be provided
- the educational value of the tour or trip
After receiving approval to be excused from school for the tour or trip, it is the responsibility of the student to see all teachers in advance for assignments. It is the student’s responsibility to complete all assignments and present them to the teachers the day the student returns to class. Furthermore, it is recommended that these tours or family trips not be taken during final examination periods.
A form requesting tour approval is available in the High School and Elementary Offices, and on this webpage for your convenience. A total maximum of 5 days will be permitted to be used as excused absences. After the maximum of 5 days, each day will be considered an illegal absence.
CELL PHONE POLICY
High School Cell Phone Policy
Students are discouraged from bringing cell phones to school. However, if cell phones need to be brought to school here are the expectations:
Students are not to have cell phones in their possession at anytime during the school day defined from 8:18 AM – 3:22 PM.
Phones are to be turned off and placed in lockers during this time.
The following consequences will happen should students be found with cell phones between the hours of 8:18 AM – 3:22 PM
- 1st Offense – The phone will be taken by a staff member and handed into the office. (The phone will be returned to the parent/guardian of the student when the parent/guardian comes to the school to retrieve it.)
- 2nd Offense – The phone will be taken by a staff member and handed into the office. (The phone will be returned to the parent/guardian of the student when the parent/guardian comes to the school to retrieve it.) The student will be assigned 2 days of detention.
- 3rd Offense – The phone will be taken by a staff member and handed into the office. A parent conference will be held to determine when the phone is returned. The student will be assigned 3 days of ISS.
It is expected that when a student is found with a cell phone, full cooperation will be displayed to the staff member requesting the phone from the student. Failure to cooperate will result in additional consequences.
CELL PHONES & TESTING GUIDELINES
Pennsylvania has established very specific guidelines, regarding cell phones, during the administration of PSSA tests and Keystone exams.
These rules and policies apply to the administration of both the Keystone Exams and the PSSA.
All cell phones, smart phones, and other prohibited electronic devices are to be collected as students enter the testing site. Thus, school districts and schools should do the following:
- Inform parents and students before testing that cell phones are not allowed during the test administration;
- Inform parents and students that the consequence for using and/or having a cell phone or other electronic device during the test administration will result in the application of a "Do Not Score" label on his/her test booklet or appropriate notification to not score on the online version, and the student will not receive a score;
- Inform parents and students that, if the student uses a cell phone or electronic device in any manner during the administration of the test, the phone or electronic device will be confiscated until such time that the parent or guardian can come to the school, and in the presence of the parent or guardian, the cell phone or other electronic device will be viewed to ensure that no information or material regarding the assessment is present;
- Inform parents and students that violation of the no cell phone or other electronic device rule will result in discipline and that discipline will vary depending on whether test material has been compromised; and
- Inform parents and students that any items on an assessment that have been compromised, and can no longer be used will have to be replaced, and the parents and students may be responsible for the cost of replacement.
PSSA TESTING DATES 2022-23
|April 24- 28, 2023||Grades 3-8||English Language Arts|
|May 1 - 5, 2023||Grades 3-8||Mathematics
Testing & Make up dates
|May 1 - 5, 2023||Grades 4, 8||Science
Testing & make up dates
CHS TESTING SCHEDULE 2022-23
|December 5-16, 2022||Wave 1 Keystone Exams|
|January 4-18, 2023||Wave 2 Keystone Exams|
|May 15-26, 2023||Keystone Exams|
HEALTH INSURANCE FOR CHILDREN
CHIP offers health insurance to all Pennsylvania children ages 0-19. If you need health insurance, CHIP is available.
STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE
All student athletes are required to have health insurance. For those who don't have coverage, here is information on a student accident policy. (This does not cover football)
Student Accident Insurance information, application and claim form
(This insurance is available to all students, not just student athletes.)
Canton High School Student Handbook 2023-2024
Canton Elementary Student Handbook 2023-24