Academic units at Loyalsock Township Middle School take various forms. These include departments, services, and programs, among others. For official information on academic requirements and policies, consult with your School Counselor.
Academic integrity is essential to the success of the educational enterprise and breaches of academic integrity constitute serious offenses against the academic community. Every member of that community bears a responsibility for ensuring that the highest standards of academic integrity are upheld. Only through a genuine partnership among students, faculty, staff, and administrators will the school be able to maintain the necessary commitment to academic integrity.
Academic eligibility for competition in PIAA sanctioned sporting events is governed by a combination of two sets of rules. The first are the PIAA eligibility standards as stated in its Constitution and By-Laws.The second are those specific rules of Loyalsock Township School District. The PIAA and Loyalsock Township School District eligibility rules are extensive. Space does not permit a complete rewriting of these rules. To be eligible to participate in any extra-curricular activity, a student must be passing five credit equivalents the marking period prior to his/her activity. In the case of fall sports*, this will be the last marking period of the previous year. Eligibility will be checked on a weekly basis.
The athletic program is regulated by certain minimum standards set by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (P.I.A.A.), which is a statewide organization. The school can enter a boy or girl in competition with other schools if that pupil meets certain eligibility requirements.
Students are required to be in school the entire day of an athletic event if they wish to participate in that event. A student will be allowed one exception to this requirement per activity provided that the administration is notified before 8:30 a.m. The student must get approval for the tardiness and report to school at the agreed upon time.
* If the required seventh grade dental and/or the sixth grade physical exams are not completed in the year they are due, the student will not be able to participate in extra-curricular activities the following school year.
Student Deficiency Reports (below 70%) will be mailed mid-way through each marking period. Their purpose is to alert parent/guardian(s) and students that the student is in danger of failing that class for the marking period.
We encourage parents/guardians to view their child’s academic progress on the web. To begin using your Portal account. You can:
Reporting to parent/guardian(s) is not limited to deficiency reports and/or report cards. Teachers may schedule conferences with parent/guardian(s) to discuss academics, attitude, behavior, and any other concerns regarding a student. Parent/Guardian(s) are encouraged to call the school and request conferences with individual teachers or teams.
|90.0 or higher||Honor Roll|
|95.0 or higher||Distinguished Honor Roll|
Plagiarism is the unacknowledged use of words and/or ideas of any published work. The penalty for plagiarism, cheating or contributing toward cheating may be a grade of zero (0) in the examination, homework, research paper, or any type of assessment at the discretion of the classroom teacher. The parent/guardian will be notified and the student will be referred to the building administrator for possible disciplinary action. Any violation of academic integrity is a serious offense and is therefore subject to an appropriate penalty or sanction.
In order to be promoted to the next grade level, a student must pass four of the five academic subjects.Any student not passing two or more academic subjects for the year will be considered a scholastic retention. Failure of an academic subject and a Related Arts average of less than 70 may result in a retention recommendation. Students may be considered for a non-scholastic promotion if certain conditions prevail.
Throughout the year, students are assigned to Related Arts classes that may include Art, Computer, Futures, Music (Instrumental and Vocal), Spanish, Technology, Wellness (Health and Physical Education). Each student may be responsible for the cost of certain materials used for selected projects.
Report cards are issued approximately one week after the end of each nine-week marking period. In no case shall a student’s marking period grade be based solely on one examination. Please feel free to request a copy of grading report procedures from an individual teacher or grade-level team leader.
Report cards may be withheld for any marking period in which a student has outstanding obligations.