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 CASHS Telephone Directory

Main Office:   (717) 261-3322  
Counseling:   (717) 261-3342
Athletic Department: (717) 261-3332  
Nurse's Office:   (717) 261-3354

We have NEW information hotline numbers.  They are:

English: (717) 261-5680   Espanol:  (717) 261-5684

Call our information hotline for important announcements pertaining to delays, cancellations, or events.  Messages are available by phone 24-hours a day.


VIDEO SURVEILLANCE

 
The Chambersburg Area Senior High School utilizes video surveillance on school property and busses to ensure the safety of our students.  All persons are subject to being filmed while present on school property.  The high school may use the information gathered for any disciplinary and/or legal action for inappropriate behavior as defined by the District's policy and guidelines.

FRESHMEN ORIENTATION (Class of 2021)

There will be a Freshmen Orientation for CASHS students on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.  Students will have the opportunity to meet the CASHS Administration, Counselors, staff members, get a tour of the building and get acquainted with fellow classmates.  For planning purposes, PLEASE fill out the google link below. 

https://goo.gl/forms/0mR2GKVv84VFUOIo1


AP REIMBURSEMENT FORM

The AP Reimbursement form for students who took the AP exams in the 2016-2017 school year can be accessed by clicking on the attachment below.  Forms are also available in the CASHS Main Office.  Forms are due to Ms. Michael no later than August 25, 2017 in order to receive reimbursement.  In order to be reimbursed for the AP exam, your score must be a 4 or 5.



ATTENDANCE PROCEDURES TO BE REVISED

The attendance procedures in the Chambersburg Area School District are undergoing revisions due to new truancy legislation that Governor Wolf signed in November 2016. The revised policies will be in place for the 2017-2018 school year.

"The purpose of the new law is to improve school attendance and deter truancy with a more comprehensive approach that addresses issues as early as possible.  It is designed to be a more family centered approach that preserves the unity of the family," said Maria Banks, CASHS truancy outreach specialist.

The law actually states that one of its primary objectives is to "avoid the loss of housing, the possible entry of a child to foster care, and other unintended consequences of disruption of an intact family unit."

"The new law defines truancy as three or more school days of unexcused absence during the current school year and it defines habitual truancy as six or more days of unexcused absence," explained Mary Shull-Lambert, district social worker.

"We are working on updating our procedures. September is National Attendance Month and we want to provide opportunities for parents to learn more specifically about how we are handling the changes this law requires," said Mrs. Banks.

This will have an impact on all schools, but I am optimistic we will work through it and have the revised procedures ready to go for next school year, noted Mrs. Shull-Lambert.


TRANSPORTATION UPDATE INFORMATION

For the 2017-2018 school year, the district’s Transportation department will send postcards to students regarding transportation information and also send emails to families who have both an email on record and will receive transportation for the 2017-2018 school year. 

“Postcards should arrive in mailboxes sometime after August 9th, 2017 and emails will be sent on August 8th, 2017.  If you have address changes and daycare changes during the summer, please contact Elementary Services at 717-261-3417. Students in grades 6-12th should contact their school to make the changes,” according to Bobbie Stine, assistant director of transportation.