Abington Heights Coronavirus Information
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May 7, 2020 End-of-Year Calendar
The last student day of school for the 2019-2020 school year will be June 8, 2020. There currently is great uncertainty surrounding end-of-year activities for all grade levels but especially for the Class of 2020. It is our hope that end-of-year activities will be held in person as always. It is likely in our region of Pennsylvania, however, that some forms of mandatory social distancing will still be required. Plans for virtual and modified activities are being made. Updates will be provided to our students and community in the coming weeks.
April 29, 2020 SAT ACT Registration
Updated: 4/30/2020 6:45PM
Abington Heights High School will host SAT testing on August 29, 2020.
The following is from the SAT (College Board) web site:
If it’s safe from a public health standpoint, we’ll provide weekend SAT administrations every month through the end of the calendar year, beginning in August. This includes a new administration on September 26 and the previously scheduled tests on August 29, October 3, November 7, and December 5.
Students can register for these administrations starting in May. We’ll contact students directly during the week of May 26 to provide an exact date. Eligible students can register with a fee waiver.
For each administration, we’re preparing to significantly expand our capacity for students to take the SAT once schools reopen. We’re calling on our member schools and colleges, as well as local communities, to provide additional test center capacity so every student who wants to take the SAT can do so.
Students can get early access to register for August, September, and October if they’re:
- Already registered for June
- In the high school class of 2021 and don’t have SAT scores
For the SAT: Abington Heights Center Code 39200
Abington Heights High School will also host ACT testing on June 13; July 18; and September 12. Registration on ACT’s website is open now. ACT testing can be a good alternative to SAT tests.
April 8, 2020
Click on this link for an on-line learning update including frequently asked questions, the high school schedule and a video clip from Assistant Superintendent Marc Wyandt.
April 7, 2020 On-line Learning: Next Phase
Click on this link for an announcement about the next phase of on-line learning in Abington Heights.
April 5, 2020
Click on this link for an update on access to Chromebooks and a video from Assistant Superintendent Marc Wyandt.
March 31, 2020
Click on this link to access all of today's Remind announcements.
March 30, 2020
Governor Wolf announced today that Pennsylvania public schools will be closed for an indefinite amount of time. Click this link for more information on the district's on-line learning program.
March 24, 2020 Internet Access
Internet access can be a significant barrier in connecting students to school, especially during emergencies. Xfinity has opened its internet hotspots for free use during the current crisis. While it is recognized accessing these hotspots may not be possible in all of our municipalities, some residents and students may benefit. Xfinity has created a website with details including a coverage map to assist those wishing to gain access.
Low Cost Internet
Families that qualify can receive free internet for 60 days in their homes with subsequent payments of $9.95 per month through the Internet Essentials program offered by Comcast. Families can learn more and fill out an application by visiting the Internet Essentials website.
Those experiencing difficulty accessing the Internet should either email AHSDInformation@ahsd.org or call (570) 585-8252.
March 23, 2020 Shutdown Extended
Governor Wolf announced today that Pennsylvania public schools will remain closed for an additional week. Students are now scheduled to return to school on April 9, 2020. Adjustments to the 2019-2020 district calendar will be announced in the near future.
March 21, 2020 AP and State Exams
Advanced Placement Exams
The College Board has issued some important information about AP exams. It looks like students who wish to take the exam(s) will have the option to do so at home this year. Check out the information AP has posted.
It was also announced that AP will offer on-line lessons that could be helpful for those wishing to take exams. Check out what is being offered and when.
Log in to your AP account by clicking here.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education announced that there will be no PSSA, PASA or Keystone exams offered this year.
March 19, 2020 Update
The superintendent issued an update regarding a district-wide shutdown and related matters associated with the closure of schools.
March 17, 2020 Grab-and-Go Meals
All Abington Heights students can pick up grab-and-go meals beginning today from 11AM to 1PM at Clarks Summit Elementary School. Everyone will receive a bagged lunch and a bagged breakfast. Drive to the side parking lot where a tent is set up. There is no need to get out of your car. There is also no need to pile everyone in on the trip. Parents and caretakers should just have the name of the students and schools they attend for their family, neighbors on the block, etc... . Everything is free and all are welcome.
March 13, 2020 Schools Closed
Governor Wolf ordered the closure of all Pennsylvania Public Schools through Friday, March 27, 2020.
March 11, 2020 Update
The superintendent issued an update regarding the rapidly changing information about Coronavirus and the district's response.