Student/Parent Resources

Lessons for Elementary students cover topics addressed in life sciences, social studies, reading and mathematics. Both parent and child can use the resources listed below to help improve understanding of course materials and fun entertaining exercises.

Student

Technology Resources

Websites

  • Brain Child – This is a terrific reading and mathematics site for grades 3 – 8. It has an online assessment tool aligned with the PA state standards that students can take with immediate scoring and feed back.
  • Starfall – This is a great site for emergent readers. It is primarily designed for first grade, but is also useful for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and second grade.  It is best to have sound capabilities when using this site.
  • Aunty Math – This site is mainly for math problem solving.  It offers math challenges for K-5 learners
  • Multiplication Games
  • Academic Skill Builders
  • Gamequarium
Parent

Improving Reading Comprehension

  • Eight Steps to Happy Read Alouds – This article from Scholastic, Inc. will help you read aloud with your child.  Reading aloud with your child is one of the easiest and effective ways for parents to help their children learn to read.
  • Six Ways to Improve Reading Comprehension – This article from Scholastic, Inc. offers six, simple things you can do to improve reading comprehension your child’s reading comprehension.

Parent Portal

Click here to access Parent Portal. The document listed below will show you how to set up an account and use Parent Portal:

Pennsylvania Grow Network

Parents often ask us how they can help their child to learn at home. The Pennsylvania Grow Network is an amazing collection of activities, advice, information, and resources for parents.  Click here to access Pennsylvania Grow Network.

Summer Slide

What is the summer slide?

“Research shows that many students fall more than two months behind in math over the summer, and low-income children fall behind two months in reading while middle-income kids make slight gains. Johns Hopkins University researchers recently found that 65 percent of the achievement gap between poor and more advantaged children is due to unequal summer learning experiences during elementary school years. A recent Ohio State University study shows children also gain as much weight during the summer as they do during the entire school year. The problem is worse for African-American and Hispanic kids, and for those already overweight.”

– Johns Hopkins University

“Scholastic’s “Summer Challenge” website has actvities and reading lists to “Stop the Summer Slide!”  You can sign up for e-mail alerts and you can download reading lists.
Summer can be a season full of fun memories, good times . . . and declining reading scores. Research shows that students who don’t read over the summer typically score lower on reading tests when they return to school.What’s the solution? It’s simple: Read four or more books.”
-Scholastic

Websites

You can find lots of ways to support your child’s learning by the links below:

  • Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center – Support your child’s learning by viewing the podcasts (or written transcripts).

  • Reading Rockets Podcasts and Videos – Watch and listen to Reading Rockets programs whenever and wherever you want! You can download our video or audio podcasts to your computer, iPod, or other media device.

  • Reading Rockets Summer Reading Tips – Some great tips and resources to help parents/guardians to encourage and support reading with their child over the summer. Research shows that reading 6 books over the summer can prevent “summer slide.”
Student and Parent

Hours/Bell Schedule

School Forms

In this section you will find a variety of forms that your child may be required to have completed and returned to school. Completed forms, signed by a parent/guardian, should be sent to school with your child for delivery to the designated teacher/office. To navigate to the Student Forms click here.

School Safety Tip Line

The Loyalsock Township School District is pleased to activate our new School Safety Tip Line. Students, parents and community members can provide anonymous tips to school officials via text or voicemail. All information will remain as confidential as possible. Individuals can text message or call 570-995-1TIP if concerns about bullying, drugs, alcohol or weapons are present during school or at any school event, on or off campus. Every Tip Line message is received by a school administrator and screened for urgency. As with all safety matters, we encourage everyone to respect the seriousness of this tool and to report only urgent concerns.

Student Handbook

The student handbook in now located in the Student Forms section of the website, here.