District News

We love to share great news and the triumphs of our students and staff with the community. We’ll also post important announcements and all the information you need to know right here.

Commonwealth Court Ruling

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania recently determined that Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam lacked the legal authority to mandate mask wearing in schools making the current mask order unenforceable.

With this ruling, Port Allegany School District reverted back to its board approved district health and safety plan that allows facial coverings to be optional for students, staff, and visitors in our buildings. An announcement was made at both the high school and elementary school informing everyone of the same.

Please take a moment to read Superintendent Gary Buchsen's November 10, 2021, letter to parents for more information.

New CHOP Backpack Program

Beginning in November, Port Allegany Elementary School will be participating in a partnership program with Child Hunger Outreach Partners (CHOP). Each child at the elementary school will receive a bag of nutritious, non-perishable food to eat over the course of the weekend. This program will continue throughout the school year.

To remove your child from this free program, please complete our CHOP Backpack Program Opt-Out form and return it to your child's teacher.

2021–2022 Health and Safety Plan

Please take a moment to review our 2021–2022 health and safety plan below. In this plan you will find information regarding masks, physical distancing, hand washing, and much more.

Athletics Events

We are now using a Big Teams website to help you stay updated on all of our junior high and high school athletics events. We invite you to visit this new athletics site often to stay up to date on our team schedules.

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