25 April 2017

College Advice From Military Youth

 

School Liaison & Local School Info

 

The Carlisle Barracks Child Youth & School Services (CYSS) Program offers a variety of services which are designed to meet the social and economic needs of the military family.  School Support Services provides access to a wide range of resources to facilitate smooth transitions for school-aged students from one installation to another.  The School Liaison Officer (SLO) serves as a conduit of school information and is the primary point of contact for public and private school matters.  Our School Liaison Officer in Child, Youth & School Services is here to assist you and your family with all facets of school life as you transition to the Carlisle Area.

Check out our programs & services below.
Local School Registration
CASD Transfer Information Sheet & Checklist for Student Transfer
News You Can Use Now!
Kindergarten School Bus Orientation
Dunham Army Health Clinic School & Sports Appointment Date/Times
Pennsylvania School Physical Examination Requirments
Local School Sports and Sports Physicals Information
Frequently Asked Questions
PCSing
    Out Process Checklist for Student Transfer
    USMC SLO
    Army and Joint Services SLO
    Army-Reserve SLO

PARENTS

parents

K-12 Transition Information

College Scholarships

Home Schooling in Pennsylvania

Special Education/ACT/Gifted and Talented for Pennsylvania

Bus Information

School Closings/Snow Days

Exceptional Family Member Program

Local School Athletics
Local School Registration

TEENS

Youth Sponsorship

Local School Athletics

Herd 100 - Freshman Orientation for Carlisle High School

National Honor Society

National High School Model United Nations Conference
Tutor.com
KHAN Academy and FREE SAT Test Prep

EDUCATORS

Memorandum Of Agreements

MIC3 Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission

Military Child Educaton Coalition

INTERNATIONAL FELLOWS AND FAMILIES

Bus Information

School Closings

Attendance Policies

Youth Sponsorship

PARENTS

K-12 Transition Information

Transitioning to a new area can be very stressful for both the school age child and his/her parents.

The student wonders… What should I wear?

Who will I sit with at lunch? What classes can I take? How big is the new school? What are the athletic opportunities?

The parents wonder… Are the schools any good? What is the grading scale? Is there a gifted program? What do we need to do to get our child enrolled in school? Is there a dress code?

Rest assured, we will do our best to get your child registered and settled into school in a timely and straightforward manner.

The Carlisle Barracks School Liaison Officer is available to discuss the education related factors that should be considered, since much of what is really important in school selection and education planning does not lend itself readily to countable numbers. These factors include questions related to school assignments; personal motivation and learning environments; extracurricular, scholastic and athletic opportunities; local school statistics; strength of parent involvement; grading practices & graduation requirements; and of course, local, state and national test results.

Helpful Documents for Transition

Checklist for Student Transfers

Sending School Checklist:

  • ___ Course Description Book
  • ___ School Profile
  • ___ Attendance Tardy Records
  • ___ Report Card
  • ___ Current Schedule
  • ___ Withdrawal Grades
  • ___ Transcript/Course History (with grading system)
  • ___ Class Rank
  • ___ Cumulative Folder
  • ___ Testing Information - Standardized Test Scores, End of Course Test Scores, Competency Test Scores
  • ___ Health Records including Shot Records
  • ___ IEP/504/Gifted Records
  • ___ JROTC Records
  • ___ Guardianship/custody papers
  • ___ Fees Owed
  • ___ Alternative School Records
  • ___ Letters of Recommendation
  • ___ If available, Writing Samples
  • ___ If available, At-Risk or Action Plans for classroom modifications
  • ___ If available, Portfolios
  • ___ If available, Accelerated Reader Points

Receiving School Checklist:

  • ___ Course Description Book
  • ___ School Profile
  • ___ Attendance and Tardy Records
  • ___ Report Card
  • ___ Current Schedule
  • ___ Withdrawal Grades
  • ___ Transcript/Course History (with grading system)
  • ___ Cumulative Folder
  • ___ Testing Information - Standardized Test Scores, End of Course Test Scores, Competency Test Scores
  • ___ Health Records including Shot Records
  • ___ Birth Certificate
  • ___ Social Security Number
  • ___ Activities Record such as co/extracurricular
  • ___ IEP/504/Gifted Records
  • ___ JROTC Records
  • ___ Guardianship/custody papers
  • ___ Fees Owed
  • ___ Alternative School Records
  • ___ Letters of Recommendation
  • ___ Proof of Residency/Military Orders
  • ___ If available, Writing Samples
  • ___ If available, At-Risk or Action Plans for classroom modifications
  • ___ If available, Portfolios
  • ___ If available, Accelerated Reader Points
  • ___ If available, Service Learning Hours

Local Public and Private Schools

Carlisle Area School District Student Registation (click here)

Cumberland Valley School District (CVSD)
Please click on the new student registration link below to access the infosnap online registration forms. You will need to create an account to proceed.

https://secure.infosnap.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=4787&culture=en

Your infosnap online registration confirmation email will include a link to schedule an appointment with the Registrar. It is not necessary to bring your child with you to the registration appointment. Remember to bring your required documents (original birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency) as well as your photo ID with you the registration appointment. Also, a copy of your child's most recent report card or relevant academic records will expedite the registration process.

Please contact Central Registration at 717-506-3399 with any questions.

Once the online registration forms are submitted, an automated email will be sent to you. The email will include a link to the appointment scheduler to set up an appointment with the Registrar.
**Children registering for Kindergarten must turn five (5) years old on or before September 1st.
**Children registering for 1st grade must turn six (6) years old on or before September 1st.

The Central Registration office has moved to the District Office Building
6746 Carlisle Pike
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Central Registration is now located in the District Office building between the high school and the Carlisle Pike at the Cumberland Valley School District Educational Park. Central Registration is your first left after entering the first set of double doors.

WHO CAN REGISTER A STUDENT

  • Parents or court appointed guardians living in the Cumberland Valley School District may enroll a student. The parent/guardian must come into our office in person to complete the enrollment process. (Note: Exceptions apply to homeless youth according to the McKinney-Vento Act, migrant and foster students.) A student living with someone other than a parent will be registered in accordance with guidelines set by PA Public School Code section 24 P.S. 13-1302.
  • Residents will be asked to sign an affidavit stating that you and the student live in this district on a full-time basis.

WHAT TO BRING WHEN YOU REGISTER YOUR CHILD

  • You need to bring the following required documents to your appointment in order to register your child.
  • Proof of your child's age: Any one of the following constitutes acceptable documentation: original birth certificate, notarized copy of birth certificate, a valid passport, notarized/certified record showing the date of birth, notarized statement from a parent or relative indicate the date of birth, prior school record indicating the date of birth.
  • Immunizations required by law: Acceptable documentation includes: the child's immunization record, a written statement from a former school district or medical office, verbal assurances from the former school that the required immunizations have been completed with records to follow.
  • Proof of residency (two required): Acceptable documentation includes: a deed, lease, sales agreement, notarized statement from landlord, mortgage information, driver's license, DOT identification card. If residing with a district property owner, the property owner must sign a notarized "multiple occupancy form."
  • Photo Identification: This is required in order to notarize documents at the registration appointment such as sworn statement attesting if the student has been or is suspended or expelled for offenses involving drugs, alcohol, weapons, infliction of injury or violence on school property.
  • Other documents: Report cards/transcripts, all special education documents (IEP, ER, RR, NOREP), attendance records, any other records relevant to your child's education.

    Cumberland Valley School District
    6746 Carlisle Pike Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
    717-506-3399
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South Middleton School District (SMSD)


South Middleton School District New Student Registration (click here)
Big Spring School District (BSSD)

Required Information for New Student Registrations

Big Spring School District Enrollment (click here)


Helpful Websites

School Quest

Military One Source

Military Homefront

Military Child Education Coalition

Tutor.com

To contact the Carlisle Barracks School Liaison Officer before your arrival, please send an email to the
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College Information

Carlisle High School

Boiling Springs High School

Big Spring High School

Cumberland Valley High School

Mechanicsburg Area Senior High

Trinity High School



 

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Home Schooling in Pennsylvania

To home school in the State of Pennsylvania you must submit a notarized affidavit to the school district in which you reside along with Educational Objectives (by mandated subject) for each child before commencing your home school education program. To continue homeschooling after filing the first year, you must file your new documents each year by August 1st to your local school district.

Required Subjects:
Elementary: English, to include spelling, reading and writing; arithmetic; science; geography; history of the United States and Pennsylvania; civics; safety education, including regular and continuous instruction in the dangers and prevention of fires; health and physiology; physical education; music; and art.

Secondary: English, to include language, literature, speech and composition; science; geography; social studies, to include civics, world history, history of the United States and Pennsylvania; mathematics, to include general mathematics, algebra and geometry; art; music; physical education; health; and safety education, including regular and continuous instruction in the dangers and prevention of fires.

Support from Fellow Homeschooling Parents
The Carlisle Barracks Homeschoolers meet usually twice each Summer once in July and again in August to help with the affidavit and educational objectives as well as help you network and answer questions.  Contact the POC fellow for meeting dates and locations.   If you'd like assistance from an experienced Carlisle Barracks homeschooling parent, write to Carlisle Barracks Homeschoolers at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Special Education/ACT/Gifted and Talented for PA

Pennsylvania Gifted Education Regulations and Guidelines
Title 22 Education, Chapter 16 Special Education for Gifted Students regulations for Pennsylvania.
The following is the link to PA Chap 16:  www.pacode.com/secure/data/022/chapter16/chap16toc.html

Carlisle School District Special Education
Special Education (Includes Gifted Education and Speech & Language)

The Carlisle Area School District provides enrichment, support and acceleration for students identified as gifted through its ACT (Academically Challenging Topics) program. In keeping with PA’s regulations for the provision of special education services to gifted students, the ACT program includes enrichment classes at the elementary and middle school levels and a varied menu of seminars, intellectually engaging activities and additional support for the college search process at the high school level. Carlisle High School’s curriculum includes accelerated, honor and Advanced Placement course for students who qualify.

Parents of students who currently receive special education services must contact Mrs. Margaret Crider, Director of Special Education at (717) 240-6800 ext. 17814 as soon as possible. The student’s most recent Individual Education Program (IEP), Notice of Recommended Educational Placement (NOREP), and Evaluation/Re-evaluation Reports (ER/RR) are needed to determine student eligibility status for special education services in Pennsylvania.

Parents of students that are currently enrolled in Gifted Support programming should also contact Mrs. Crider. The Gifted Individual Education Plan (GIEP), or results of an individually administered and recent psychological evaluation, is needed to determine eligibility for Gifted Support services in Pennsylvania.

Parents of children “thought to be” disabled or gifted should contact Mr. Waren to arrange for an evaluation.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


Cumberland Valley's Gifted Program
Cumberland Valley engages in a number of formal processes by which to universally identify potential candidates for gifted education services. CV annually tests all 2nd grade students and move in students from 3-6 grades on the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test to determine which students engage in ongoing data analysis which further identifies students in the potential need for specially-designed instruction.


CV uses a three-step; multi-criteria process to determine eligibility for the special interest program. During each step of the process a student may earn points towards the overall number needed. At each step the guidance counselor should be in contact with parents to share the information and make an appropriate team determination about continuing the screening.


This screening process is concluded by one of our School Psychologists who will create the Gifted Written Report and with the team make an official determination of eligibility. This process will either move to the creation of the Gifted Individual Education Plan or end as a result of this meeting.  www.cvschools.org/departments.cfm?subpage=33502

EARLY INTERVENTION FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN
Under Pennsylvania State Law (Act 212), Early Intervention programs and services are available for preschool children beginning 90 Days Prior to three years of age through the age established by the school district for beginning first grade. Early intervention programs serve preschool children who are thought to have problems in learning.

Please contact the Capital Area Intermediate Pre-School Unit at (717) 732-8400, Option 3 with any questions regarding intervention for your preschool child.


 

Helpful & Informative Links

Pennsylvania Department of Education

Capital Area Intermediate Unit

The Vista School—Autistic Services

Northwestern Human Services – Autistic Services

Autism Society of America – Harrisburg Chapter

ASD HOPE –Help Options & Parent Empowerment

CHADD—Children and Adults with ADHD

The Arc of the United States (mental retardation)

National Down Syndrome Society

National Federation of the Blind

National Center for Learning Disabilities

American Academy of Pediatrics

Parent to Parent – USA

Military Homefront

Military One Source - Military One Source offers a special needs toolkit. This toolkit has proven to be invaluable to transitioning military Families with special needs children. Contact them by phone at 1 (800) 342-9647 or at the website link.

 

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Bus Information

School Bus Transportation Information
Bus transportation is provided free of charge to folks living on the installation who have children attending certain schools. Please review the information found below for specifics on busing.

1.Transportation is provided on and off Post to Carlisle Area School District Schools as follows: Bellaire, Hamilton & Letort Elementary schools; Lamberton Middle School (occasionally Wilson Middle School) and Carlisle High School.

2.Transportation is provided on and off Post to the following private schools: St. Patrick, Grace Baptist, Carlisle Christian Academy.

3.Trinity High School has a transportation program; however, the bus does not come on the installation. Please contact Trinity in order to arrange transportation.

4.If you live in the Meadows, elementary children are only transported to Letort Elementary since this is the elementary school assigned to that area. You may request another elementary school within the CASD for your child; however, you are responsible for transportation to and from your school choice. Requests are not guaranteed.  

5.If you live in the Meadows, middle school children are only transported to Lamberton Middle School since this is the middle school assigned to that area. You may request Wilson Middle School for your child; however, you are responsible for transportation to and from your school choice. Requests are not guaranteed.

6.Before and After School Care, as well as the Middle School Teen Program (after school only) are provided at Youth Services. All buses accessing the main installation make a stop at the Youth Services building. If your children are using these services, you will need to fill out a transportation request form available through the CYS Services or through the Carlisle Area School District.  

7.Bus schedules for the local school districts are posted in the Sunday Sentinel or Patriot-News the week before school begins. Some districts also post this information on their websites for the first few weeks of school. Questions about busing should be addressed with the local school district transportation departments. See Bus Information News You Can Use for detailed information regarding bus stops.

8.CYSS has a van that runs from St. Patrick to Youth Services in the afternoon ONLY. Most children that ride this van are children who live off the installation in an area not serviced by the CASD transportation department. You must fill out a van request form at Youth Services in order to use this free service.

9.If you are living on post (to include The Meadows), you will notice bus guides/monitors (Garrison Staff and CYSS staff) at  your bus stop on the FIRST DAY of school. This is to ensure the correct students board the correct school buses. These monitors will have a list of students and the school they attend. This will only occur the first day of school. This will also occur for the KINDERGARTEN FIRST FULL day which will be the Thursday of that week (28th).

10.For off-post families, school assignments are designated according to your home address. For on-post families, elementary schools are determined by bus capacity and class room size. If a family has more than one elementary school student, they will all be assigned to the SAME elementary. The Meadows neighborhood is always zoned for LeTort Elementary School.

Updated as of 1/9/17

 

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School Closings

Emergency Operations

A major concern of military parents is what happens when or if the installation and/or schools are forced to close, because of weather, a local emergency, or a national alert.

All school districts in the Carlisle and surrounding areas have emergency dismissal plans. Plans and operations unique to military youth, in the event of a military emergency, have been discussed and coordinated.


Emergency dismissal plans will be immediately activated under severe weather conditions or national emergency.


When Schools Close…
As soon as a decision is made, major TV and radio stations are immediately contacted. These decisions are usually made by 5 a.m. If schools are in session and weather conditions worsen, students will be kept in school until the media is informed of dismissal times. The Carlisle Barracks School Liaison Officer in Child, Youth & School Services will be notified as well. Military parents will be contacted via global email with the dismissal information.


When Carlisle Barracks Closes...
In the event of another emergency, such as experienced on 9/11, it will become necessary for the installation to tighten gate security. School bus coordination procedures have been discussed, so that military student residing on Carlisle Barracks will be able to return home. Parents can contact CYSS to obtain information on return times and procedures. Contingency plans have been made if students are not able to immediately return to the installation.

 

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Exceptional Family Member Program

The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) at Carlisle Barracks ensures that service members receive the information and assistance needed to support Family members with disabilities in specialized programs and to pinpoint areas where resources can meet their needs.

The EFMP office maintains a listing of military and civilian special education and health related services.

The EFMP Coordinator works "hand in hand" with the School Liaison Officer to ensure that any school-aged exceptional Family members can transition smoothly into our area school systems.

Families with exceptional members will be informed of their rights and responsibilities under local and federal laws and of the type of community services available to meet their needs.

The areas covered are:

  • EFMP Enrollment
  • Special Education
  • Respite Care
  • IEP Assistance
  • Child Find
  • Summer Enrichment Programs
  • Residential Care
  • Public and Private Schools
  • Support Groups
  • Recreation Programs

 

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Local School Athletics

Carlisle Area School District Athletics

Cumberland Valley School District Athletics

South Middleton School District Athletics

Big Spring School District Athletics

Mechanicsburg Area School District Athletics

 

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TEENS

Youth Sponsorship

For students who will be attending Carlisle High School (Cumberland Valley & South Middleton...Coming Soon!)
If you would like more information about the school, or would like to meet current Carlisle High School students before school starts, visit carlisles2s.weebly.com.
The website has a lot of information about high school classes, as well as school activities and sports you can participate in.
On the website, click on “Request a Sponsor” to learn how you can meet a current CHS student who shares your grade and gender. They can help answer any questions you may have about life at Carlisle High.


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Welcome to the Herd - Carlisle High School freshman orientation

Incoming freshmen to Carlisle High School have a chance to ease the
transition to high school at Herd 100, a two-day orientation program in the district.

CHS: Herd 100 - Freshman Orientation
Tuesday, August 5, 2015
Site: Carlisle High School Swartz Building
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM

CHS: Herd 100 Day 2 - Freshman Orientation
Wednesday, August 6, 2015
Site: Off-Site DIAKON Wilderness Center (meet at Swartz building at 7:20 a.m.)
Start Time: 7:30 AM
End Time: 4:00 PM



'HERD 100' Parent Information Letter
'HERD 100' Registration Form
'HERD 100' Medical Form 

'HERD 100' Outdoor Group Challenge Consent & Release Form

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National Honor Society

Carlisle High School
Boiling Springs High School
Cumberland Valley High School

 

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National High School Model United Nations (NHSMUN) Conference

Model United Nations Information and Forms - Carlisle Area School District

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EDUCATORS

Memorandum of Agreements

Information coming soon!

 

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INTERNATIONAL FELLOWS AND FAMILIES
Click the links below for information

School Bus Information

School Closings and Snow Days

 

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School Closings

Emergency Operations

A major concern of military parents is what happens when or if the installation and/or schools are forced to close, because of weather, a local emergency, or a national alert.

All school districts in the Carlisle and surrounding areas have emergency dismissal plans. Plans and operations unique to military youth, in the event of a military emergency, have been discussed and coordinated.

Emergency dismissal plans will be immediately activated under severe weather conditions or national emergency.

When Schools Close…As soon as a decision is made, major TV and radio stations are immediately contacted. These decisions are usually made by 5 a.m. If schools are in session and weather conditions worsen, students will be kept in school until the media is informed of dismissal times. The Carlisle Barracks School Liaison Officer in Child, Youth & School Services will be notified as well. Military parents will be contacted via global email with the dismissal information.

When Carlisle Barracks Closes... In the event of another emergency, such as experienced on 9/11, it will become necessary for the installation to tighten gate security. School bus coordination procedures have been discussed, so that military student residing on Carlisle Barracks will be able to return home. Parents can contact CYSS to obtain information on return times and procedures. Contingency plans have been made if students are not able to immediately return to the installation.

 

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Attendance Policies

Information coming soon!

 

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Youth Sponsorship

For students who will be attending Carlisle High School  (Cumberland Valley & South Middleton...Coming Soon!)
If you would like more information about the school, or would like to meet current Carlisle High School students before school starts, visit carlisles2s.weebly.com.
The website has a lot of information about high school classes, as well as school activities and sports you can participate in.
On the website, click on “Request a Sponsor” to learn how you can meet a current CHS student who shares your grade and gender.  They can help answer any questions you may have about life at Carlisle High.

 

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CYSS School Liaison Officer

Phone: (717) 245-4555/4638, Fax: (717) 245-4615
DSN: 242-4638

Address
459 Bouquet Rd.
Carlisle, PA 17013

Hours of Operation
Daily
Please email or call for further information

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