Programs

Home-bound Instruction

Students who become ill or disabled during the school year may receive instruction at home. A letter from the student’s doctor must be sent to the Counseling Office requesting home-bound instruction for the student, explaining the nature of the illness or disability and stating that the student will be home-bound for a minimum of two weeks. A parent should also notify the attendance office at (570)323-9439. Students may receive up to six hours of instruction each week. When approved by the school board, a certified teacher will be assigned. Subjects requiring special skills or equipment are not available for home-bound instruction.

Peer Mediation

This is a program at the middle school designed to help students solve conflicts in a non-violent manner. Students, teachers, the administration, or parent/guardian(s) can make referrals for strictly confidential mediations. Participation is voluntary, but mediation can be mandated at the discretion of the building principal.

Student Assistance Program (SAP)

The purpose of SAP is to identify and make referrals for students who are experiencing problems with drugs/alcohol/mood-altering substances, mental health issues, or general adjustment difficulties. Loyalsock Township Middle School has a C.A.R.E. Team (Children at Risk Educationally). The team will gather data and, if an intervention is deemed necessary, present facts to the student and his/her parent/guardian(s). Recommendations for action, consistent with school policy, will be made in association with school and community resources. Members of the C.A.R.E. team include:

  • Mrs. Antonacci
  • Mrs. Bomboy
  • Mr. Gaetano
  • Mr. Johnson
  • Mrs. Krout
  • Mr. Leidhecker
  • Mrs. Preisch
  • Mrs. Remsnyder
  • Mrs. C. Smith
  • Mr. T. Smith
  • Mrs. Bair
  • Mrs. Wright