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Superintendent's Message: 
July 19, 2021

JTASD 2021-22 Health and Safety Plan

This plan has been approved the the JTASD Board of Education and by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. COVID-19 mitigation measures, such as mask wearing, cleaning, ventilation and physical distancing are all addressed within the report.

JTASD Health and Safety Plan


Jim Thorpe Area School District Reopening Plan 21-22

Schedules: Based on current conditions, the district is opening at full capacity on a normal operating schedule. The district will be operating under the revised 21-22 Health and Safety plan that has been approved by the JTASD Board of Education.

OLC Remote Learning Option

The district is partnering with eLearn21 to provide a remote learning option for students so that they may remain within the Olympian community. Details concerning this program can be found at the website link here A virtual Open House will be held on August 12 at 6PM. Details concerning accessing the virtual open house will be sent closer to the meeting night.

Transportation: Bus routes and schedules have been  developed, reviewed and modified to best meet the social distancing guidelines outlined in the Health and Safety plan, with a normal operating bus capacity.  Please note that students must wear a mask while riding on the school bus as per CDC guidelines. Parents are encouraged to drive their student to school if they feel more comfortable doing so. For parent pick up of students from school at the K-8 schools, the district will be using a  program called PickUp Patrol to ensure a safe and efficient process.

School Cafeteria:

All school lunches will be zero cost this school year. Please see this letter for more details concerning school lunches for the 2021-22 school year. All families are asked to complete the free and reduce eligibility form this year.

SchoolCafe, the new school lunch payment system has replaced MySchoolBucks. Parents are asked to sign up for an account, complete the free and reduced lunch eligibility application, and make deposits for their child’s lunch payments at the following website:
https://www.schoolcafe.com/jtasd.  You can also download the SchoolCafe app for iOS or Android to complete these tasks.

Also, please note that transactions for school lunches will be cashless, but checks, cash and money orders will be accepted in a sealed envelope clearly labeled with your child’s name, and should be handed to a Food Service team member at the breakfast station, or school office

Technology Distribution: In consideration of the economic impact of the pandemic, insurance premiums are being waived for the use of the technology. Should there be an issue resulting in damage to the iPad or computer, the insurance deductible requirements will still apply.

Should you have any questions regarding your child’s schedule, safety of the classroom or school, or how the district will mitigate the risks of COVID-19 exposure, please feel free to contact the school office. We are looking forward to getting back to the business of education and teaching your child, whether it be in-person or remotely.  Please stay safe and healthy.

Livestream Policy
Parents and students are
asked to review the district's livestream policy and adhere to the policy as well as the district's acceptable use policy.


JTASD COVID-19 Response Resource Page



    Technology Support

    If you are experiencing an issue with your student iPad or MacBook Air laptop, please complete the tech support request below for your school. All efforts will be made to reply within one school day. 

    Jim Thorpe Area High School
    Support formhttps://forms.gle/9LQCRy4PvTKauqvG9
    Computer technician: Stacey Tomko

    L. B. Morris School:
      Support form: https://forms.gle/D7VNRC6SAqUfdZNx8
    Computer technician: Wes Hurley

    Penn-Kidder Campus: 
    Support form: https://forms.gle/fypaPDRrFF9zJJRV9
    Computer technician: Orell Gaynor

    If you are unable to complete the form, please contact Jerome Brown, Director of Technology & Information Services at jbrownjr@jtasd.org or at 570-325-5139.

    Olympian Way

    Check out our new YouTube channel highlighting  Jim Thorpe Area School District pride and keeping everyone's spirit up.  There are teacher messages to students, story-reading, and much more to come.