Phantom News

October 22, 2021

SCHOOL BOARD VACANCY

The Board accepted the resignation of Board member Laura Reed at its October 18th meeting. With the acceptance of the resignation, the Board has 30 days to fill the vacant seat. If the Board does not fill the vacancy within this timeline, the Court of Common Pleas of Chester County may step in and appoint a new member.

The Board of School Directors of the Phoenixville Area School District is therefore seeking applicants to fill the open seat on the Board. The successful applicant will fill the remaining term, which runs through first Monday of December 2023.



To be qualified for School Board service, a person must be a citizen of Pennsylvania, be of good moral character, be at least 18 years of age and be a resident of the School District for at least one year.

Anyone who would like to be considered should submit a letter of interest to Superintendent, Alan Fegley. The letter of interest must be received by the Superintendent no later than 3:00 PM, Friday, November 5, 2021. Late submissions, including those sent by mail, but received after this date and time, will not be considered. Letters of interest will be accepted by FAX, e-mail or hard copy.

Dr. Alan Fegley
PASD
386 City Line Avenue
Phoenixville, PA 19460
fegleya@pasd.com
fax: 610-933-3189

The Board will conduct public interviews on Monday, November 15. From those interviews nominations will be made at the November 15, 2021 Board Workshop meeting. A vote will be taken and the new Board Member will be sworn in and seated.

Again, members of the public are encouraged to send a letter of interest to Dr. Fegley by the deadline of Friday, November 5, 2021 at 3:00 PM.

COVID VACCINE UPDATE!! 5-12 YEARS OLD

The Phoenixville Area School District in partnership with the Phoenixville Area Hospital, Gateway Pharmacy, the Phoenixville Office of Emergency Management, and the Phoenixville Borough Mayor’s Office is preparing for the eventual approval by the Department of Health for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccination to students who are from 5 to 12 years old.. This distribution would occur at your child’s home school. The anticipated timeframe will be early November and will be the Pfizer vaccine. Our goal is to make receiving the vaccination for this younger age group a comfortable and easy process.


If you are interested in having your child receive a COVID-19 vaccination, please complete the survey using the link below. Please know this is not a firm commitment at this time, it is simply for the Phoenixville Vaccination Team to get an idea of how many families might be interested.

Thank you.

Vaccine Survey Link:

Age 5-1 COVID Vaccine Survey

HOMECOMING 2021

This has been such a fun week for our high school students as they celebrate Homecoming! The halls are filled with festive decorations, the students have celebrated a different theme for each day of Spirit Week. The traditional PowderPuff game was last night.


We invite you all to join us at the Homecoming Game tonight, as the Phantoms take on Pottstown. Admission is FREE!!


Kick-off is at 7:00 pm

PARENT TRAININGS

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!


We have not one, but TWO Parent Trainings coming in November!


November 8th -- Education Session on Vaping with Michelle Evans from Tower Health Community Health Education


November 16 - What you need to Know About Your Child's Mental Health with Community Providers and PASD Home/School Visitors

Operation FOCUS

Do you think keeping students safe after the prom is a top priority?


If so, volunteering with FOCUS is for YOU! FOCUS hosts an extraordinary safe event for ALL juniors and seniors to attend after the prom. We need many volunteers in different capacities to make this event a success. Please consider attending our first meeting in person or via zoom on October 27 at 7:00pm in the High School cafeteria. (zoom link can be found on www.phxpostprom.com)


If you can’t make the first meeting, please sign up to be on our distribution list at www.phxpostprom.com to receive updates. FOCUS is a great way to learn about the high school and meet other parents. Don’t wait until you have a high school student, anyone can volunteer!

If you are coming from trick or treat on Washington Field or you have younger children – bring them along. We will have crafts to make that will help decorate for the event.

NHS INDUCTION

Congratulations to the 56 new inductees to the PAHS National Honor Society!


The National Honor Society is a nationwide organization for high school students in the United States and outlying territories, which consists of many chapters in high schools. Selection is based on four criteria: scholarship, leadership, service, and character.


These students do an incredible amount of community service throughout the year, as well as serving as terrific role models for all students.

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COVID Weekly Transmission Update #8

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*DAO numbers include employees who are not assigned to a specific building


The full chart can be found here.


View the most recent COVID update from the Chester County Health Department

UNDEFEATED SEASON!!

The Boys & Girls Cross Country teams have pulled off that rarest of all with BOTH teams celebrating an UNDEFEATED season in the PAC Frontier Division. Congratulations to all!

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UPCOMING EVENTS!


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