General Info


AT A QUICK GLANCE


  • Grades: Kindergarten through second
  • State Rated Capacity: 662 students
  • Enrollment: 635 students (as of 2/26/2018)
  • Date of Construction: 1995
  • Last Renovation: 2017


ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


The entrance requirements include: a birth certificate, two proofs of residency, and immunization against the following diseases: diphtheria, measles, polio, rubella, tetanus, hepatitis, and chicken pox.

Students transferring from another school district within Pennsylvania will have to authorize the release of pupil records from the school most recently attended.


PRIMARY SCHOOL DAY


School Hours
8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Students should not report to school until 8:15 a.m.

Office Hours
7:45 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
The primary school runs on a six-day cycle. Five of the six days, students will attend a special area class. For instance, if Friday is a day 2, then Monday will be a day 3.

Students will attend Computer, Music, Library, Wellness, and Art. These special area classes reinforce skills taught in the classroom, expand students’ vocabulary, and allow students to think in a different, creative manner.


BREAKFAST & LUNCH


We have a computerized point of sale system in our cafeteria. You may pre-pay for breakfasts and lunches by adding money to your child’s account periodically. Students will then enter a PIN number when purchasing school breakfasts and lunches.

  • Student Breakfast $1.40
  • Reduced Student Breakfast 30¢
  • Student Lunch $2.30
  • Reduced Student Lunch 40¢
  • Extra Milk 50¢

 


RECESS


There are two recesses per day. These outside opportunities provide students with experiences to engage in physical activities that promote health. We feel that children need to spend some time outside each day. Proper exercise is important in their development. Children are expected to go out each day unless recess is canceled due to inclement weather or extreme cold or windy conditions. We request your cooperation in the matter by having your child properly dressed.

The following guidelines will be followed:

  • Below 25°F (including wind chill) Lunch recess will be held indoors.
  • Below 25°F (including wind chill) PM recess at the Primary School will be cancelled.
Please see the school handbook for additional information regarding recess policies.

 


ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS


Students experiencing difficulties in reading may receive additional assistance from a reading specialist. Federal funds, through the Title I Program, are allocated at the Primary School to fund the Reading Recovery and Leveled Literacy Intervention programs. Students must qualify for these programs using indicators that meet the criteria established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the US Office of Education.
Opportunities are also provided in the areas of gifted education for students meeting the specified criteria set forth by the state.

Additionally, Special education services are provided through Greencastle-Antrim School District, along with the Lincoln Intermediate Unit (LIU). Students must meet specific state guidelines to be recommended. These programs and services include: hearing impaired, visually impaired, autism, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language therapy, learning support, emotional support, and English as a second language.


VOLUNTEERS


We welcome you to volunteer in our schools! However, in order to provide a secure learning environment, all volunteers must complete a Volunteer Application Form, along with required clearances, prior arrest/conviction certification form, a Tuberculosis (TB) test, and Mandated Reporter of Child Abuse training. Please click here to learn more about becoming a GASD Volunteer.