Schuylkill Elementary News

Updates from Dr. Renzulli

January 20, 2022

While we will no longer continue our contact tracing, we will maintain our practices to mitigate the spread of viruses. Please do your part by keeping sick children at home, encouraging hand washing, and keeping distances when appropriate.

Click here to see more information about safety measures in our schools and district. Keep checking our Phantom Newsletters for more updates.


Thank you for your continued attention to your child's health! If your child is experiencing symptoms, even mild symptoms, please keep them home and call our school nurse for guidance at 484-927-5441.


We go outside whenever possible and this corner of Pennsylvania is sporting some pretty low temperatures! Please have your child dress appropriately - coats, insulated jackets, gloves, hats, long pants, heavy hoodies, and mittens may not be fashion statements, but certainly ward off the cold! :)

The Great Kindness Challenge

From Mrs. McErlean:

Next week is the GREAT KINDNESS CHALLENGE! We have a few of these special celebrations during the year to have a focused refresher on ways to ignite kindness and community.

Here are our theme days:

Monday: Music Monday- Wear your favorite band or artist t-shirt!

Tuesday: Hawaiian day- Wear your island gear and visualize those warm, relaxing vibes!

Wednesday: Cozy Day- Wear jammies or sweats, whatever makes YOU coziest!

Thursday: School Spirit Day- Rock that Schuylkill/ Phoenixville Pride!

Friday: Olympic Day- In honor of the upcoming Olympics, wear a theme for what you will be rooting for!

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Attention Elementary Beginner Band and Orchestra Members

There have been changes to the scheduled winter concerts or band and orchestra. The new dates are listed below:

  • February 1 – Beginner Strings
  • Barkley and Schuylkill: 6:00pm arrival, 6:30pm performance
  • Ticket Event Name: PASD Beginner Strings Showcase (Rescheduled) - Choose the 6:30 event.
  • February 2 – Beginner Band
  • 4th Grade (all schools): 6:00pm arrival, 6:30pm performance
  • Ticket Event Name: PASD Beginner Band Showcase (Rescheduled) - Choose the 6:30event.
  • 5th Grade (all schools): 7:30pm arrival, 8:00pmperformance
  • Ticket Event Name: PASD Beginner Band Showcase (Rescheduled) - Choose the 8:00event.

Because the concerts have been separated into two performances each night, any previously reserved tickets will be voided and new tickets will need to be reserved. The link for ticket reservations is below along with the title of each event in the ticketing website. Tickets are required for attendance and are FREE. Each performer's family may reserve up to THREE tickets for members of their household. Should you need additional tickets, please reach out to the district's performing arts coordinator, Justin McAdams, at We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding as these changes were necessary to ensure sufficient space for distancing, seating availability, and to provide the safest musical experience for all in attendance. Masking will be required according to the district’s masking guidelines at the time of the events.

Masks are required for all attendees at all events.


Click here for a full details on the rescheduled concerts as well as information on how to reserve tickets for the show.

Upcoming Events

Report Cards Available on Skyward - January 27

SSHA Meeting - February 2

February Classroom Parties - February 14

Know Your Rights as an Immigrant - February 17

Parent Teacher Conferences - February 17 and 18

No School for President's Day - February 21

Free Adult ESL Classes

Click here for more information!
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SSHA Scoop


2021-2022 Yearbook

The SES yearbook is a one of a kind publication that will be distributed to the students before the last day of school! Make sure to reserve your copy so your student doesn't miss out on remembering and sharing this special time in their lives with their classmates for years to come.

Order online at, click "online orders", click "continue" and enter code 17619YB.

If you attend any SES events and are taking pictures, please send them to I am looking for any parents or teachers who took photos at the 5th grade camping trip so we can include them in the yearbook!


Amazon Smile!

Make sure you have Amazon Smile set up to benefit SSHA and Schuylkill Elementary School! Add Schuylkill School and Home Association, as your preferred charity and 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be returned to support our school. Sign in to on your desktop or mobile phone browser and simply select “Change your Charity” in “Your Account.”


Do you have information that you would like to share through the SSHA Scoop? Please have it to Kristie Drayo ( by 6pm Tuesday night to be included in that week’s edition.

Upcoming Events: Mark your calendars; all sign up links will be included here once they are live.


2/2 SSHA Meeting

  • SSHA monthly meeting on Zoom

Arrival and Dismissal Reminders

Car loop safety!

In the morning, please have your children ready to get out of the car with their belongings. Do NOT pass other cars in the loop. The loop closes promptly at 8:50 AM. After that, please park in the main lot and bring your child to the main entrance. Do NOT stop or park in the bus lanes.

Technology Issues?

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Dismissal Information

Requests for placards are required every year. Action needed by 8/20/21.

Temporary Change of Dismissal

Click this link if your child's dismissal deviates from their usual mode of transportation or walker status. This must be submitted by 2:00 PM.

Early Dismissal

Click this link if you child has an urgent need to be dismissed early from school. This must be submitted before 2:00 PM and no early dismissals will take place after 3:30 PM.