Steel Valley School District News

Community Letter

March 30, 2020

We now are starting the third week of government-mandated closure of our schools. This drastic measure was taken because schools could become hotspots for COVID-19. In order for us to protect our community, and to warrant the closure of our schools, we have to take every precaution possible to contain the coronavirus.

Career and technical education classes will resume at Steel Center Tech via distance learning on Monday, March 30, 2020. Information regarding this is posted to our school homepage: www.steelcentertech.com.

Click on the header for information about COVID-19 is rapidly evolving as new details are confirmed and new questions emerge. In the event of an outbreak in your community, as a parent/caregiver, your first concern is about how to protect and take care of your children and family.

Click on the header to read a letter to the community from SV Superintendent, Edward Wehrer

We completed the first week of dealing with the closure of our schools and the curtailment of society as we have known it our entire lives. For as long as the COVID-19 crisis lasts, the District is here to support our students, families and community.

Important Information

March 18, 2020

Please click on Header for current information. Please remember to check on your neighbors and family members during this pandemic.

The decision late yesterday by Gov. Wolf to close all schools in Pennsylvania for the next two weeks has forced the District to change its plans. Instead of using FID days on Monday and Tuesday (3/16 and 3/17) for the creation of additional FID packets, the District now will be closed for teachers, aides and students for the full two weeks between Monday, March 16, and Friday, March 27. The planned half-day of school on Wednesday, March 18, will not occur.

As media coverage of the coronavirus (COVID l9) increases, we understand that you may have concerns and questions about the health of our students and community. Please know that the Steel Valley School District prioritizes the safety and well-being of our students, staff and families.

Coronavirus Information

March 2, 2020

Individuals should continue to help stop the spread of viruses, like the flu, by washing hands, covering coughs and sneezes, cleaning surfaces and staying home if sick.

Blood Drive

March 2, 2020

March 17 from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm in the Steel Valley High School Gymnasium. Open to the public.

Steel Valley Community click on News header to read a message from the Superintendent of Steel Valley Schools.

The Steel Valley School District Board of Directors will hold the School Board Meeting on February 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm, in the Barrett Elementary Gymnasium, 221 E. 12th Avenue, Homestead, PA 15120

“Beverly’s Birthdays”

February 4, 2020

Sadly, many children have never celebrated a birthday. To help remedy that, Steel Valley High School’s Student Council, student group SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and Middle School Student Government are supporting “Beverly’s Birthdays” – an organization that provides birthday cheer to children experiencing homelessness and families in-need.

FREE PHYSICALS

February 3, 2020

Will be held on February 28, 2020 @ HS/MS for those 6th 11th and 12th graders who need to complete the state requirement. See school nurse for forms.

Middle School Math-A-Thon

January 31, 2020

For the 29th consecutive year, the middle school math department (& 4th grade) will be running a Math-A-Thon during the month of February to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

In honor of the Steel Valley School Board's commitment to our students, schools and communities, January has once again been designated School Director Recognition Month. In honor of this special recognition and to thank these officials, the Steel Valley High School Student Government served the School Board a delicious cake and coffee during the Thursday, Jan. 23 Board Meeting.

Steel Valley Music Teacher Sharon Kampe received funding during the holiday vacation for a variety of books on “Hip Hop” through donorschoose.org; her project title was “Hip Hop Horray!” and the books were delivered on Monday, January 6.

Steel Valley School District students Madison Rose (senior), Evan Riley (senior) and Aleceia Schubert (sophomore), also enrolled at the Steel Center for Career and Technical Education, recently were recognized

The Steel Valley School District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 7:00 p.m. on January 2, 2020, in the Senior High School Library for the purpose to appoint a School Director.

Student Council Blood Drive

December 16, 2019

Wednesday, December 18 from 8:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M. in the High School Gymnasium. Walk-Ins are welcome

Recently, 29 Barrett Elementary School families attended a “Paint and Pasta Night” at the school.   The event was held in response to a survey asking parents what types of activities interested them.

The Steel Valley Board of School Directors is currently accepting letters of interest from district residents who would like to serve on the School Board. There is currently a vacancy on the Board. Letters of interest must be received by Noon on December 19, 2019. The School Board intends to take action to fill the seat on January 2, 2020.

New Initiative Instituted

December 5, 2019

The first group of students that have obtained zero Behavior Tracking System infractions for the month of November.  The Behavior Tracking System is a new initiative instituted to monitor student behaviors.  Chick-Fil-A donated a free breakfast sandwich to each of the selected students.

The Middle School and High School students will be released early this Thursday, November 21st due to the conferences  The PM session for the Secondary parent teacher conferences has been rescheduled for this Thursday, November 21st from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Dear Steel Valley Community, I am sorry for the disruption of not having school in the Middle School and High School today. We found out yesterday that our emergency fire alarm system had gone down, and I had to make the decisions to postpone secondary parent-teacher conferences and to cancel school today. Those decisions were made because we take the safety of our students, staff and visitors very seriously.

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Community Letter

March 30, 2020

We now are starting the third week of government-mandated closure of our schools. This drastic measure was taken because schools could become hotspots for COVID-19. In order for us to protect our community, and to warrant the closure of our schools, we have to take every precaution possible to contain the coronavirus.

Career and technical education classes will resume at Steel Center Tech via distance learning on Monday, March 30, 2020. Information regarding this is posted to our school homepage: www.steelcentertech.com.

Click on the header for information about COVID-19 is rapidly evolving as new details are confirmed and new questions emerge. In the event of an outbreak in your community, as a parent/caregiver, your first concern is about how to protect and take care of your children and family.