School accident insurance is available through individual
providers for 24-hour coverage, school time coverage and dental accident
coverage. The Peters Township School District has no relationship with
any student accident insurance company. If coverage is desired or
necessary, it is recommended that you purchase the coverage from the
carrier that best fits your needs.
Any parent wishing to purchase student accident insurance
may obtain an application form from the school office. Ask for the
Student Protection Plan for the current school year.
Additional school accident insurance information is
available from the School District Risk Management Advisor: The Gullborg
Agency, 3906 Washington Road, McMurray, 724 941-8200, www.Gullborgins.com. The plan includes all sports except Senior High Football and offers extended dental benefits.
Parents of students engaged in inter-scholastic athletics
and other extra-curricular activities are required to sign a release
form allowing their children to participate in such programs.
The District does not provide medical or hospitalization
insurance for students involved in these activities. Parents must
present a certificate to the District indicating that their child is
covered by medical and hospitalization insurance. Parents may purchase
insurance privately or through the program the District makes available.
State law does not require school districts to provide
medical insurance for children. These laws also grant the district and
its employees general immunity from liability for children injured in
school or during school-related activities.
Family Sponsored Educational Trips
Parents who plan to take a child out of school for an
educational trip should contact the building principal and complete the
proper form along with an educational plan.
These plans will be sent to the superintendent for review
and a recommended course of action. Plans must be sent to the
superintendent at least two weeks prior to the trip.
Absence for an educational trip can be considered a legal
absence only if educational value can be established and if the trip
receives prior approval from the superintendent.
Family vacations do not automatically qualify as educational trips. Visit District Policy No. 5113 -- Request for Excused Absences from School (44KB) and complete the
Application for Educational Trip Form (48KB)
Student parking will be limited to seniors only who have
been issued a parking permit. All vehicles parked at the high school
during school hours must have a permit or will be ticketed and towed at
the owner’s expense. This restriction will be enforced beginning the
first day of school.. Applications for student parking will be available
at the Welcome Back Night and will be accepted beginning the
following day. Students who participate in high school activities will
receive first consideration. Approved permits may be picked up in the
front office in the lobby of the high school as announced.
In case of inclement weather, delayed openings, school
cancellations, early closings or other emergencies, announcements will
be posted (beginning at 6:00 am) on Cable Channel 19 and broadcast on
local radio stations.
Student ID Cards
Picture identification cards are provided to students in
grades 7-12 each fall. These cards contain school-related information.
ID cards are used for various purposes throughout the school year such
as borrowing materials from the school's Library Media Center and to gain admission to school-sponsored events at student rates.
For Bus Schedules and information about transportation of students, please visit Transportation
Because the safety of students is a primary concern of the
Peters Township School District, a Safety Committee was established in
June 1998. After a year of planning in subcommittees, some new
initiatives were implemented in the areas of crisis response, early
intervention, identification of visitors and the education of all
stakeholders regarding safety issues.
The District works with the Peters Township Police
Department to present programs such as Officer Phil, and Project
D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education).
The District is also concerned about the danger that may be
presented by allowing strangers on school premises. To insure student
safety, the District has chosen to limit the number of people who enter
Therefore, vendors are not allowed on school property
unless contracted by the District or given previous approval by the
administration. This restriction includes delivery of services such as
food items, flowers, etc., by students, parents or others.
When visiting any of the school district facilities, please
report to the main office of the building and obtain a visitor's pass.
Notes, lunches, etc. should be delivered to the main office.
Visit District Policy No. 1250 -- Visits and Visitors to the Schools (13KB)