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The first day of school for students in the Abington Heights School District is Wednesday, Sept. 4. Abington Heights teachers will participate in in-service sessions on Friday, Aug. 30, and Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Parents of afternoon kindergarten, first graders and students new to the district are encouraged to have their children wear tags indicating the child’s name, address, home telephone number, bus number and bus stop during the first week of school. In addition, parents and guardians are encouraged to accompany children as they await the arrival of school buses.

Students and parents may access bus information and elementary enrollment boundary lines at www.ahsd.org from School Bus Locator tab, which allows parents or students to look up bus stops, bus times and eligibility at our elementary schools by inputting their home address.

Class lists for elementary and middle school students will be displayed prior to the start of the school year in the front door windows of each school building commencing Friday, Aug, 30, at 5 p.m. High School students will find their homerooms posted in the school’s lobby and hallways on the first day of school.

The Abington Heights School District offers healthy meals every school day. Elementary and Middle School breakfast costs $1.60; High School breakfast costs $1.65; Elementary and Middle School lunch costs $2.10; High School lunch costs $2.25. Children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Reduced price is 30¢ for breakfast and 40¢ for lunch. Applications for free and reduced meals may be downloaded from ahsd.org; select Food Service Program.

Abington Heights students requiring any food or beverage substitutions, may download the form to be completed by a family physician and returned to Food Service Director Joanne Pesota, 222 Noble Rd., Clarks Summit. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call Mrs. Pesota at (570) 585-5309.

Parents are encouraged to set up mealtime accounts (free of charge) for receiving all information regarding their child’s cafeteria account. Parents receive e-mail notifications when their child’s balance reaches a pre-determined level.

There is no charge for parents viewing their child’s account or for receiving these e-mail notifications. Parents will need their child’s school student number in order to use this software. To obtain a student number, please e-mail pesotaj@ahsd.org with the child’s name and the school they will be attending.

The Food Service Department no longer sends home paper notices of students’ accounts.

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