Ambridge Area School District

901 Duss Avenue, Ambridge PA 15003 | 724.266.2833

  
  

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District News

coronavirus Information

Guidance and Resources for our Community

Beginning Monday, March 16 through Monday, April 13, Beaver County schools will be closed and will not be in session for students.  This includes all school activities, field trips, and facility use through April 13, 2020.  

 

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03/31/2020

Ambridge Area School District Community Members:

Ambridge Area School District property will be closed for recreational use during the remainder of the District-wide shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This includes, but is not limited to, all playgrounds, the Middle School Track Facility, and Moe Rubenstein Stadium located at Ambridge Area High School.  Thank-you for your understanding during this time.  Please keep your families and loved ones healthy and safe.

Mr. Barry J. King

Substitute Superintendent


03/31/2020

 

A message from Dr. Levato Myford - Pupil Services

https://youtu.be/_VjFsLydw8k


3/26/2020

Continuity of Education Parent Letter

Attention Parents and Guardians,

Thank you for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented and difficult times.  The Ambridge Area School District has made the decision to provide Remote Learning Opportunities for our students during the school closure as part of the District’s Continuity of Education Plan.  These Remote Learning Opportunities will begin on Monday, March 30, 2020 and will continue throughout the District shutdown.  Please read the attached letter for more details on our District plan for Remote Learning.

 

pdf Continuity of Education Parent Letter (432 KB)


3/25/2020

 

Video messages from our schools!   #alonetogether #bridgerpride

 

A message from the State Street Staff

https://youtu.be/E16-Htv8qlM

 

A message from Highland Staff!

https://youtu.be/pX3kT9qIXvA

A message from the AAMS Teachers:   Coronavirus 2020

https://youtu.be/SrjAH32i7wY

We miss you!   From Economy Elementary

https://youtu.be/B-_ukO2cbR8


3/24/2020

ABC Mouse / Adventure Academy

ABC Mouse is offereing a free subscription to schools during the closure.   We applied for the subscription and recieved the following letters.   This is an option online resource for families looking for online enrichment.   See the following letters for more details.

 

pdf Economy ParentLetter AofL SCHOOL6739 (241 KB)

pdf Highland ParentLetter AofL SCHOOL8866 (243 KB)

pdf StateStreet ParentLetter AofL SCHOOL6739 (241 KB)

 

3/23/2020

Opportunities from Beaver County

Listed below is a list of various adjustments social services agencies are making and additional resources available at this time.  Included is the Beaver County Free Meal Schedule.    

 

pdf Coronavirus Service Adjustments (171 KB)

pdf Beaver County Free Meal Schedule (1.85 MB)


3/23/2020

 

 

Technology Account Guide for Students

As a reference, here is the 19-20 Technology Account Guide for students.   If you child is having any issues logging into our district applications, please sumbit a helpdesk ticket by sending an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Please include the student name, grade, application and specific issues you are having.

 

pdf STUDENT tech acct guide1920 (693 KB)


3/23/2020

Continuity of Education

Dear Ambridge Area School District Parents, Families, and Staff:

 

Thank you for your patience as we navigate how to effectively manage and engage our students during the closure of schools in the Ambridge Area School District.  We continue to monitor the situation and wait for additional information from the Governor and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  We do not have a clear indication at this time whether the Governor will extend the mandatory shutdown.  As a District and a county, we have decided to remain closed until April 13, 2020.  In the next couple of weeks, County Superintendents will reevaluate the situation.

 

To keep students engaged during the closure, the District has developed and will continuously update a list of helpful resources that are available on our website.  Currently, the District is giving its best effort to provide a continuous educational program for students that follows local, state, and federal guidelines.  Several issues will need to be addressed before this plan comes to fruition. We know you have many questions and we will provide you with details as soon as possible.  It is our hope that this message finds you healthy and safe.  Once again, thank you for your patience.

 

Mr. Barry J. King

Substitute Superintendent

Ambridge Area School District

 

3/23/2020

All Beaver County school facilities will be closed and all events will be canceled through Monday, April 13, 2020. Please read the attached letter for more information.

  pdf (48 KB) pdf Continuation of Closure (48 KB)


3/19/2020

Pennsylvania Department of Education Cancels Statewide Assessments

Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) announced today the cancellation of all PSSA testing and Keystone exams for the 2019-20 school year as a result of COVID-19. This includes the Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment (PASA).

3/19/2020

Free Meals in Beaver County

The following attachment has a weekly schedule (day of the week) where you can find meals in Beaver County

pdf FREE MEALS SCHEDULE (158 KB)

3/18/2020

Beaver County Resources for Assistance

pdf BEAVER COUNTY RESOURCES FOR ASSISTANCE (357 KB)

3/18/2020

The Center for Hope is sad to report that they are closing the center for the next two weeks, effective immediately. Because of this, today's food distribution scheduled for the Crestview Village community center parking lot is cancelled.  We are working to find a way to continue to help feeding the students of Ambridge during this time. Please continue to check your email for updates.

Thank you for understanding.  Stay healthy.

3/18/2020

Update from Positive Steps:

During this crisis we are aware that many of our clients may be in need of therapy more than ever. WPPC has taken measures that will allow us to provide face to face therapy at either our Beaver or Baden office.  Additionally, the PA Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) has loosened the regulations around Telehealth during the COVID19 crisis which will allow our therapists to conduct therapy sessions via internet, Facetime or phone.  Unfortunately, this only applies to clients whose primary insurance is Medical Assistance.  None of the commercial insurances have followed suit.  We will be contacting clients and/or their parents/guardians to offer these services. 

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Prevention created a YouTube Channel that will have information and videos on a wide range of topics.

Here is the link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1zxbGwMmpYSqABbAkcDxkw/featured?view_as=subscriber

More information on the channel and content to come.

3/18/2020

Kennywood ticket sales in the District were scheduled for Tuesday March 24th.  This has been cancelled.   Please see the below message from Kennywood.

 

Dear Kennywood Coordinator,

We know the Coronavirus situation has been at the top of everyone’s mind of late, and it has been at Kennywood as well. The health and safety of our Guests and Team Members is always our top priority, and our team has been proactive in enhancing cleaning, sanitation, and disinfection protocols for our Team Members currently working, and in preparing for when the park opens for the 2020 Summer Season.

At this time, we continue to plan towards the start of the Kennywood season on Saturday, May 2. We will continue our careful monitoring of the current situation, adhering strictly to the recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as our local and statewide health and safety agencies.

However, Kennywood management has made the decision to cancel ALL in-school ticket sales for 2020.  We will not be rescheduling any ticket sale dates. Your school district’s picnic tickets will still be available on the personalized URL that you were assigned. We are adjusting the price online to meet the same value as a ticket sold at the school. In the occasion that Kennywood does not proceed with its current operating schedule, I will be in contact with the affected district to reschedule a picnic date. 

3/17/2020

Like most of you, we have become increasingly concerned with how the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation could affect our students and their learning. With that in mind we are sharing a list of resources for you to use during your time at home. This is not a list developed by AASD, but rather a list of resources gathered from the Internet. We hope you find something you can use online or offline.

Resources for At-Home Learning

3/17/2020

The School Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, 2020 has been cancelled.

3/16/2020

The Center for Hope will be distributing food to Ambridge students to help families in need during the school closing.  One bag of food will be distributed for each child in the family.

Food bags will be distributed at the following locations:

  • Crestview Village community center parking lot
    • Wednesday, March 18 at 3:30 P.M.
    • Monday, March 23 at 10:30 A.M.
    • Thursday, March 26 at 10:30 A.M.
  • Center for Hope parking lot
    • Monday, March 23 at 10:30 A.M.
    • Thursday, March 26 at 10:30 A.M.

Food will be distributed until all bags are gone. Please continue to check your email for updates on the shutdown and additional food distribution dates.

3/15/2020

Ambridge Area School District has designated lunch only meal services in three locations throughout the district.   This service will run from Tuesday, March 17, 2020 through Friday, March 27, 2020 in the following locations:

  • Ambridge High School:   11:00  am – 11:30 am in the High School parking lot.
  • State Street Elementary:  11:15 am – 11:45 am at the Main Entrance.
  • Economy Elementary:  11:30 am – 12:00 noon at the Kindergarten Entrance.

3/13/2020

The SAT exams scheduled for Saturday, March 14 at the Senior High School, have been cancelled. 

3/13/2020

Beginning Monday, March 16 through Sunday, March 29, Beaver County schools will be closed and will not be in session for students.  This includes all school activities, field trips, and facility use through March 29.  Further information from the Superintendent will be forthcoming.

 Please find attached a list of the various adjustments social services agencies are making and additional resources available at this time.  

FREE Vision Screening & Eyeglasses
Where: Beaver County Association for the Blind
            616 Fourth Street
            Beaver Falls, PA 15010

When: Tuesday March 10th, 2020
Time: 9:00AM to 3:00PM
To schedule: Call Terry @ (724)-506-6477
 

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03/29/2020

REMOTE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

 

LISTEN-ONLY VOICE MAILBOXES

Thank you for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented and difficult times. The Ambridge Area School District has made the decision to provide Remote Learning Opportunities for our students during the school closure as part of the District’s Continuity of Education Plan. These Remote Learning Opportunities will begin on Monday, March 30, 2020 and will continue throughout the District shutdown. All teachers will provide at least three learning opportunities per subject/class/course to their students each week.

These opportunities will be a combination of online and offline activities. Teachers will be available by email from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Monday through Thursday to answer student and parent questions by email. During the specified times, our District’s teachers will be happy to answer questions, offer assistance to students who need help completing their assignments, and guide students through any negative emotions they may be feeling due to the disruption in their school routine. Friday will be a planning day for staff. Remote Learning Opportunities for the upcoming week will be posted by our teachers by Friday at 3:00 PM. Student participation is voluntary, but it is strongly encouraged for continuity of education at this time. In future weeks, grading may become necessary based on Pennsylvania Department of Education directives.

All remote learning opportunities will be posted on a Word Doc in Office 365. This Word Doc can be found on the Ambridge Area School District Website at www.ambridge.k12.pa.us. Parents will simply scroll and find the link for their child’s class and click on the class link to find the assignment. These links will also be sent in a Bridger Blast to parents on this Sunday, March 29, 2020.  

In addition to the remote learning links to instruction, all teachers will maintain a listen-only voice mailbox.   Parents and students can call in via telephone to hear the current activities if you do not have access to a computer. A directory of the listen-only voice mailboxes will be available in the Sunday blast and on the District website.

If students need help logging into District applications, they/you can reach out to the technology helpdesk for assistance. You can reach the helpdesk two different ways:

Send an email to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the helpdesk hotline at 724.266.2833 x4357.

Tips for Successful Remote Learning 

Below are a few time management tips and possible ways to structure the Remote Learning day for students. Please remember that these are just suggestions. Students and families may choose to follow one of these or another one that works best for their family.

Time Management Tips for Students during Remote Learning

ü  Make a plan for each day. A structured day is very important to be successful in Remote Learning activities. Set a daily or weekly schedule by checking the District website to determine the assignments for the week and set deadlines for completion.

ü  Check-in! Check-in with teachers with any questions, concerns, or to clarify anything you do not understand. Instructional Support Hours are available on each teacher document to assist you.

ü  Speak up. Ask for help. Don’t fall behind. All school staff members are here to support you and your child if you need assistance.

Possible Ways for Students to Structure Their Day

ü  When assignments are released for the week, create a schedule by chunking content areas by day (Elementary students).

ü  For instance, Monday could be English and Music, Tuesday, Math and Art, Wednesday, Science and Health & Physical Education, Thursday, Social Studies and STEAM, etc.

As some of you may have already heard, there have been confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Beaver County. It is now more crucial than ever to practice social distancing, proper hand washing, and to stay at home as much as possible. If we all commit to adhering to the guidelines set forth by the CDC, doctors, and epidemiologists, we can stop community spread of COVID-19 in our area. Let’s all take pride in being part of the Ambridge family, and do our very best to keep our loved ones, friends, and our selves safe and healthy.

Mr. Barry J. King

Substitute Superintendent

Ambridge Area School District


Like most of you, we have become increasingly concerned with how the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation could affect our students and their learning.   With that in mind we are sharing a list of resources for you to use during your time at home.   This is not a list developed by AASD, but rather a list of resources gathered from the Internet.   We hope you find something you can use online or offline.

In addition, please be aware that Comcast is expanding its broadband service for low-income families to provide free access to internet for 60 days. Starting March 16th, Comcast will launch two new features of the Internet Essentials program. First, low-income families who live in a Comcast service area can sign up as new customers to receive 60 days of free Internet Essentials service, which is normally available to all qualified households for $9.95 per month.

In addition, the cable operator is increasing speeds for the Internet Essentials service from 15/2 Mbps (downstream/upstream) to 25/3 (downstream/upstream). This will become the standard speed for the service going forward.  To qualify for Comcast's Internet Essentials service, customers must be eligible for public-assistance programs such as the National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, or SSI. Applicants can visit internetessentials.com to enroll in the program; they must also call (855)-846-8376 for English or (855)-765-6995 for Spanish.

For additonal sites to explore, try this collection that was shared on Facebook this week:

The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games.

Enjoy the tour! https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/

Tour Yellowstone National Park!

https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm

Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover.

https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/

This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs. https://www.farmfood360.ca/

Indoor Activities for busy toddlers

https://busytoddler.com/2020/03/indoor-activities/?fbclid=IwAR3tYXAqw7tJRAzLExpPcJo4rApLsKtgL0AwghzxgnhwOajc4auX6o12_xw

Play games and learn all about animals

https://switchzoo.com/

Play with fave show characters and learn too https://pbskids.org/

Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip.

https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life.

https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china

Math and Reading games https://www.funbrain.com/

Phonics skills https://www.starfall.com/h/

This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies. https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss https://www.seussville.com/

300,000+ FREE printable worksheets from toddlers to teens https://www.123homeschool4me.com/home-school-free-printables/

Geography and animals

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

Math practice from counting to algebra and geometry http://www.mathscore.com/

Fave kids books read by famous people https://www.storylineonline.net/

Crafts, activities, mazes, dot to dot, etc, https://www.allkidsnetwork.com/

High school chemistry topics https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/resources/highschool/chemmatters/articles-by-topic.html

Math and reading games https://www.abcya.com/

Math and language games https://www.arcademics.com/

Hands on Elem science videos https://www.backpacksciences.com/science-simplified

Voice based learning... learn through Alexa https://bamboolearning.com/resources

Fun games, recipes, crafts, activities https://www.highlightskids.com/

ClickSchooling brings you daily recommendations by email for entertaining websites that help your kids learn. https://clickschooling.com/

Math as a fun part of your daily family routine http://bedtimemath.org/

Games to get "into the book" https://reading.ecb.org/

Online history classes for all ages preteen through adults https://school.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive

Biology https://www.biologysimulations.com/

Elem Math through 6th grade https://boddlelearning.com/

Educational games K-12 https://www.breakoutedu.com/funathome

Digital archive of history https://www.bunkhistory.org/

Test Prep for SAT, ACT, etc. https://www.bwseducationconsulting.com/handouts.php

Geometry https://www.canfigureit.com/

Resources for Spanish practice https://www.difusion.com/campus/

Chinese learning activities https://chalkacademy.com/

Music is for everyone https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Experiments

Science, Math, Social Studies https://www.ck12.org/student/

Grammar practice for middle grades https://www.classroomcereal.com/

Daily free science or cooking experiment to do at home.http://www.clubscikidzmd.com/blog/

Chemistry https://www.playmadagames.com/

Reading passages for grades 3-12, with reading comprehension and discussion questions. https://www.commonlit.org/

Vocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin. https://conjuguemos.com/

35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world. https://www.countryreports.org/

K-5th Science lessons https://mysteryscience.com/

Tons of free classes from leading universities and companies https://www.coursera.org/

Free printable K-8 Reading and Math activity packs (available in English and Spanish) https://www.curriculumassociates.com/supporting-students-away-from-school

Digital learning content for preschool through high school https://www.curriki.org/

A wide range of math content from middle school through AP Calculus. https://deltamath.com/overview

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

3 Free Weeks of Maker Stations to keep your children creating at home! Each challenge includes simple instructions using materials around the house, QR code video resources, and a student recording sheet. bit.ly/freemakerstations

Classes for older teens or adults https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/lp/t1/freemo?source_id=FREEMO&utm_source=Social_Media&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=1000614&fbclid=IwAR1vaJx-3_aCdyE75S0fTJg4JZ_jI6KJvsJb4CnXY03tnfTm3FdgflaNpYs

Online homeschool platform & curriculum for Pre-K to 12th grade. All main subjects are covered, plus extra curriculum courses. http://discoveryk12.com/dk12/

Printable board games, activities and more for phonics and reading all using evidence-based methods. Can be customized to any student's needs including creating flashcards for other subjects. https://dogonalogbooks.com/printables/

K-8 online math program that looks at how a student is solving problems to adjust accordingly and build a unique learning path for them. https://www.dreambox.com/at-home

Engaging reading game for grades 2-8 that combines strategy, engagement, and imaginative reading passages to create a fun, curriculum-aligned literacy game. https://www.squigglepark.com/dreamscape/

Higher level math series... online video series with detailed solutions to more than a thousand publicly-released College Board SAT Math, Subject Test Math Level 1, and Subject Test Math Level 2 problems.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbQoCpvYRYRkRRvsObOPHaA?reload=9

Foreign languages https://www.duolingo.com/

Interactive video earth science based curriculum supplement. https://www.everyday-earth.com/

A safe research site for elementary-level readers. They are offering -- free 24/7 access

USERNAME: read (case sensitive)

PASSWORD: read (case sensitive)

https://www.facts4me.com/

Resources for AP students including live reviews, live trivia, and study guides! https://app.fiveable.me/

Educational brain breaks to help students review essential literacy and math skills, while getting in some exercise. Find over 900 videos to help your child keep learning at home and burn off some extra energy. Our site is best used for ages 4-8. https://fluencyandfitness.com/register/school-closures/

Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. https://www.gonoodle.com/

7,000 free videos in 13 subject areas https://hippocampus.org/

Carmen Sandiego videos, stories, and lessons for all subject areas https://www.carmensandiego.com/resources/

Math Videos with lessons, real life uses of math, famous actors https://www.hmhco.com/math-at-work

Entertaining & educational videos for all levels and subjects

https://www.izzit.org/index.php

Online education program for toddler through high school... https://www.khanacademy.org/

Free Printables for PreK-2nd Grade https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Literacy-With-The-Littles/Price-Range/Free

Free printables library with activities for children 0-6 https://www.littlesparkcompany.com/printables-library

Free at-home kids yoga lesson plans https://littletwistersyoga.com/online-store/

Magic Spell is a carefully crafted spelling adventure. https://brainbox.games/

Resources for AP students https://marcolearning.com/

Enter your math problem or search term, press the button, and they show you the step-by-step work and answer instantly. 2nd grade through college. https://www.mathcelebrity.com/online-math-tutor.php

Elem Math games, logic puzzles and educational resources https://www.mathplayground.com/

Poetry and music https://www.thewell.world/mindful-music/mindful-poetry-moments

3D printing projects and Coding projects, involving math and other K-12 subjects https://www.instructables.com/member/EdgertonCenter/instructables/

Introductory and intermediate music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers, and calculators. https://www.musictheory.net/

Scads of free resources, games, learning resources, and lesson plans for teaching personal finance https://www.ngpf.org/

Improve your typing skills while competing in fast-paced races with up to 5 typers from around the world. https://www.nitrotype.com/

Illustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook with their grown-ups. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, math, and science. https://www.nomsterchef.com/nomster-recipe-library

Online curriculum that builds better writers. https://www.noredink.com/

80+ do at home science activities https://elementalscience.com/blogs/news/80-free-science-activities

Daily lessons and educational activities that kids can do on their own https://www.superchargedschool.com/

Adaptive curriculum in Math and ELA for Grades K-8

https://www.scootpad.com/

Novel Effect makes storytime a little more fun for kids (and grown-ups too!) As you read out loud from print books (or ebooks!) music, sound effects, and character voices play at just the right moment, adjusting and responding to your voice. https://noveleffect.com/

Quick & easy at home projects curated for kids 2 and up

https://www.kiwico.com/kids-at-home

Teaches students how to write a paragraph through interactive online tutorial http://www.paragraphpunch.com/

PreK-12 digital media service with more than 30,000 learning materials https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/

Curricular content hub specifically designed for K-3 students.

https://pebblego.com/free-pebblego-capstone-interactive-access-school-closures?fbclid=IwAR0ldr6TT3grhEDzJ_fEpYvNGG13kqYo5ogwEqYneW7QBkX8L4u7cEIS0nE

Science and math labs and simulations https://phet.colorado.edu/

An online physics problem and video bank designed for conceptual, standard, honors or AP1 physics. https://www.positivephysics.org/home

Prodigies is a colorful music curriculum for kids 1-12 that will teach your kids how to play their first instrument, how to sing in tune & how to understand the language of music! 21 for free https://prodigiesmusic.com/

Free videos from around the world from grade 3-12

https://www.projectexplorer.org/

QuaverMusic is offering free access to general music activities to all impacted schools, including free student access at-home https://www.quavermusic.com/info/at-home-resources/

For students to practice and master whatever they are learning. https://quizlet.com/

ReadWorks is an online resource of reading passages and lesson plans for students of all levels K-12. https://www.readworks.org/

Critical Thinking resources for K-6 students https://marketplace.mythinkscape.com/store/redtkids

Music Based Spanish Learning https://rockalingua.com/

Science simulations, scientist profiles, and other digital resources for middle school science and high school biology

https://sepuplhs.org/

The Shurley English program for grades K-8 provides a clear, logical, and concrete approach to language arts. https://www.shurley.com/

Sight reading and sight singing practice exercises. https://www.sightreadingfactory.com/

Music practice transformed https://www.smartmusic.com/

Spellingcity is free right now with code VSCFree90

https://www.spellingcity.com/

Kid-friendly workouts — choose from Strength for Kids, Agility for Kids, Flexibility and Balance for Kids, Warm-Up for Kids, Cooldown for Kids, Stand Up and Move for Kids, OR create your own custom kid workout. https://app.sworkit.com/collections/kids-workouts

A collection of hundreds of free K-12 STEM resources, from standalone models and simulations to short activities and week long sequences of curriculum materials. https://learn.concord.org/

Course sets (Levels 1–5) that combine and thoroughly cover phonics, reading, writing, spelling, literature, grammar, punctuation, art, and geography—all in one easy-to-use, beautiful course. https://www.goodandbeautiful.com/

At home OT, PT, and ST resources designed to build skills in children through movement and play. https://www.theottoolbox.com/

Science projects that can be completed with or without Internet access https://sciencespot.net/Pages/classhome.html

Keyboarding practice https://www.typingclub.com/ or https://www.typing.com/

Next Generation Science video game focused on middle school where students directly engage in science phenomena as they solve problems. https://www.tytoonline.com/

Short videos and readings that answer various burning questions for students. There are vocabulary challenges and comprehension questions. http://wonderopolis.org/

Math practice https://xtramath.org/#/home/index

K-5 curriculum that builds deep understanding and a love of learning math for all students https://www.zearn.org/

A quick start resource to help families pull together a plan for surviving the next 1-2 months at home with their kids, but it can also be a time of slowing down and enjoying kids as they learn.

Preschool through 8th grade https://abetterwaytohomeschool.com/learning-at-home-everything-you-need-in-one-place.html?fbclid=IwAR0Lo2FZ5cWLMt-6nto19auqTtI5kztqLqwi3japOPl1rcR_rLaNuCUcaYw

450 Ivy League courses that you can take https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/ivy-league-free-online-courses-a0d7ae675869/?fbclid=IwAR0tbYeSJTzmrzgs1z1Brpoh-Lg8zoqnThQAUTFqR-bBX9O6AEh2_lnLhTs

Spelling 1-4 grade

https://www.spellingtraining.com/

2,500+ online courses from top institutions https://www.edx.org/

22 languages to learn https://www.memrise.com/

Learn to code https://www.codecademy.com/

Miscellaneous games for all subjects k-8 https://www.funbrain.com/

Phonics and learning to read https://readingeggs.com/

PreK - 5 games for all subjects https://www.turtlediary.com/

Online digital coloring pages https://www.thecolor.com/

Every course you could possibly want to homeschool preschool - 8 https://allinonehomeschool.com/

Every course you could possibly want to homeschool for high school https://allinonehighschool.com/

Phonics worksheets for kids https://www.funfonix.com/

Free stories online ages 3-12 https://www.freechildrenstories.com/

National Geographic Young Explorers is a magazine designed specifically for kindergarten and first grade students. Children can listen to the magazine being read to them as they follow along with the highlighted text. https://ngexplorer.cengage.com/ngyoungexplorer/index.html

Learn all about earthquakes https://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/

Learn all about the periodic table https://www.chemicool.com/

Farmer's almanac for kids... Date, weather, moon phase, etc. https://www.almanac.com/kids

Guide to gardening for kids https://web.extension.illinois.edu/firstgarden/

Website allows students to play basic games to reinforce math skills and compete against the computer or others https://www.mangahigh.com/en-us/

Space science for kiddos https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

Math Games, Logic Puzzles and Brain Builders https://www.mathplayground.com/

Games, quizzes and fact sheets take kids on a journey through time. https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/

NGAkids interactives offer an entertaining and informative introduction to art and art history. https://www.nga.gov/education/kids.html

News and more for kids https://www.youngzine.org/

Randomly generates 356,300,262,144 story starters

https://thestorystarter.com/

Immerse yourself in cryptography https://www.cryptoclub.org/

Math games galore https://gridclub.com/

Tons of science experiments that you can do at home

https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/

An interactive way to learn history

https://www.mission-us.org/

Just explore, have fun, and learn some science along the way. https://thehappyscientist.com/

Interactive games based on the book series

https://www.magictreehouse.com/

Work on the 8 parts of speech https://www.grammaropolis.com/

Learn all about cells https://www.cellsalive.com/

All sorts of learning here if you dig in https://www.google.com/earth/

Scratch draws students of all types into coding and lays a foundation for future learning. https://scratch.mit.edu/

A wonderful, endlessly detailed way to get kids engaged in the world of art. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids/

Tests kids’ geography skills. Using images from Google’s Street View, it plops players down in the middle of the street and asks them to figure out where they are. https://www.geoguessr.com/

Allows students to type in any city, state, or country to view an archive of historical photographs and other documents. It’s a unique way to help them learn about history.

http://www.whatwasthere.com//

Short videos about numbers that help kids explore complex math topics and make math more fun. https://www.numberphile.com/

A human visualization platform that allows students to explore the human body in really cool ways. https://human.biodigital.com/login?returnUrl=/dashboard

Helps kids learn to appreciate the arts by providing them with the opportunity to play games, conduct investigations, and explore different forms of art. https://artsology.com/

Lets kids play instruments online. Instruments include the guitar, piano, pan flute, drums, and bongos. https://www.virtualmusicalinstruments.com/

Crafts, activities, bulletin board designs, and finger plays for early education teachers and parents to use with kids.

http://www.preschoolexpress.com/

A large selection of fun songs to help teach preschool and kindergarten students https://www.songsforteaching.com/preschoolkindergarten.htm

Resource section includes free flashcards, coloring pages, worksheets, and other resources for children, teachers, and parents. https://supersimple.com/

Life skills curriculum for students in grades K-12. Their resources include strategies for teaching social and emotional skills. https://www.overcomingobstacles.org/

Coding for ages 4-10 https://www.kodable.com/

No need to travel to one of the Smithsonian’s zoos or museums — this website brings your child everything from live video of the National Zoo to the Smithsonian Learning Lab right to their screen https://www.si.edu/kids

Cool Kid Facts gives your child access to educational videos, pictures, quizzes, downloadable worksheets, and infographics. They can use these to learn about geography, history, science, animals, and even the human body.

https://www.coolkidfacts.com/

This interactive website, hosted by the U.S. Government Publishing Office, allows your child to see the ins and outs of the U.S. government by taking a series of learning adventures with none other than Benjamin Franklin. https://bensguide.gpo.gov/

This NASA initiative covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals. https://climatekids.nasa.gov/

Ask Dr. Universe is a science-education project from Washington State University. Kids can send Dr. Universe any question they may have about history, geography, plants, animals, technology, engineering, math, culture, and more.

https://askdruniverse.wsu.edu/

Your child can play games, learn fun facts, and find out how to turn coin collecting into a hobby. https://www.usmint.gov/learn/kids

From rainbows to tornadoes and winter storms to tsunamis, meteorologist Crystal Wicker breaks down the fascinating world of weather. http://www.weatherwizkids.com/

Kids Think Design explores careers in fashion design, graphic design, interior design, book design, product design, film and theatre, architecture, animation, and environmental design. http://www.kidsthinkdesign.org/

This educational website hosted by the Smithsonian Museum takes a deep dive into ocean life. https://ocean.si.edu/

Brainscape offers over a million flashcard decks for every subject, entrance exam, and certification imaginable. https://www.brainscape.com/

The Theta Music Trainer offers a series of online courses and games for ear training and music theory.

https://trainer.thetamusic.com/en

Banzai exposes students to real-world financial dilemmas to teach them the importance of smart money management. https://www.teachbanzai.com/

Innerbody explores the 11 bodily systems in depth. With interactive models and detailed explanations, this website will help them learn more about the internal mechanics of the amazing human body.https://www.innerbody.com/htm/body.html

Alcumus is specifically designed to provide high-performing students with a challenging curriculum appropriate to their abilities https://artofproblemsolving.com/alcumus

Find and fix learning gaps https://www.mobymax.com/

Algebra games for kids https://www.dragonboxapp.com/

Fractions practice http://www.mathchimp.com/freddysfractions.php

Education for kids all topics https://www.ducksters.com

Math and logic problems for ages 5 and up to adult

https://www.aplusclick.org/

Science podcasts to listen to with your kids https://medium.com/kidslisten/19-great-science-podcasts-you-can-listen-to-with-kids-6fe46ac506b8#.rb23iuaw6

Alaskan Wildlife cams http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=viewing.webcams

Coding with Star Wars https://code.org/starwars

Tons and tons and tons of games some learning some just fun https://www.crazygames.com/

Crafts, projects, science, recipes for young children https://www.funology.com/

Amphibian unit studies https://premeditatedleftovers.com/naturally-frugal-mom/amphibians-unit-study-resources/

Engineering challenges with things you have at home

https://thehomeschoolscientist.com/paper-structures-engineering-challenge/

Online photograph jigsaw puzzles You can set the pieces from 6-1000+ https://www.jigsawexplorer.com/

Toddler and preschool age ideas https://preschoolinspirations.com/

100 free online educational program ideas

https://savingdollarsandsense.com/free-educational-resources-for-kids/?fbclid=IwAR2UGmsPc7PImViwJ9mID1u7NKS9Vccq_CO1NAR0VqesLkj4Vog7HJbhZJ8

 

 

Curated List of Stay-At-Home Educational Resources

30 Great Educational Netflix Shows

Scholastic Learn at Home Activities

Virtual Field Trips

LIVE Art lessons every day at 2PM ET for the next 2 weeks

Curated List of At-Home Lessons

Practice Multiplication

Practice Fractions with Cooking and Baking Activities (3rd Grade)

Khan Academy hosts a huge variety of video lessons on various subjects

SLP Materials for Home Practice

Phonetic Awareness: Click the "Learn More" link at the top of the page to view sample lesson videos

 

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offline activities

The annual school picnic for the Ambridge Area School District will be held on Wednesday, May
27th, 2020 at Kennywood Park. The park opens at 10:30 a.m. and rides start at 11:00 a.m.
Amusement tickets for Kennywood Park will be sold on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at the
respective schools as follows:
Ambridge Area High School 7:50 a.m. — 8:15 a.m.
Ambridge Area Middle School 9:00 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.
Economy Elementary School 10:15 a.m. — 10:45 a.m.
Highland Elementary School 11:15 a.m. — 11:45 a.m.
State Street Elementary School 12:00 p.m. — 12:30 p.m.

A School FunDay Ticket is $29.00. Cash or money orders (payable to Kennywood) will be
accepted -- no checks. Amusement tickets will also be available for purchase at the High School on
Thursday, March 26th and Friday, March 27th, 2020, (from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) or until the
supply of tickets are sold. All sales are final. No amusement tickets will be sold at the Ambridge
Area High School after March 27, 2020. You may purchase tickets online for $30.00 at
kennywood.com up until the day of the School Picnic, May 27th, 2020, an
online processing fee will apply.

School FunDay tickets will be valid on May 27th, 2020, or every operating day in May, June through
July 5, and September. Also, these tickets will be valid any weekday in July and August, with a
$12.00 surcharge for Saturdays and Sundays starting July 6 through August. Please note that
school tickets at the discounted price are not sold at the park. The cost of general admission,
purchased at the gate is $56.99. Children ages three (3) and under will be admitted free of charge
and will be permitted to ride free of charge. Guests age 55 and over (proof of age required) will be
able to purchase, at the gate, a Sr. FunDayticket for $29.99. Guests under 46” in height will be able
to purchase,at the gate a Jr. FunDayticket for $38.99.

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KENNYWOOD FLYER ONLY

Division 1- Grades 1-3

 

1st place- Jaysean Tarpley- Economy Gr. 2

2nd place- Aubrie Hudak- State Street Gr. 2

3rd place- Milena Modugno- Economy Gr 3

4th place- Addison Musi- Economy Gr. 2 

5th place- A'Kira Jones- Highland Gr. 2

 

Division 2- Grades 4-6

 

1st place- Norah Marchionda- Middle School Gr. 6

2nd place- Norah Marchionda- Middle School Gr. 6

3rd place- Aiden Kress- State Street Gr. 5

4th place- McKayla Lebeck- Middle School Gr. 6

5th place- Claire Marchionda- Economy Gr. 4

6th place- Chassidy Beasley- State Streer Gr. 5

 

Division 3- Grades 7-9

 

1st place- Vivianna Battista- Middle School Gr. 7

2nd place- Amoir Ogbara- Middle School Gr. 7

3rd place- Thalia Villao- Middle School Gr. 7

4th place- Savanna Jones- Middle School Gr. 7

5th place- Mia Modrovich- Middle School Gr. 7

6th place- Kaetlin Caulao- Middle School Gr. 7

 

Division 4- Grades 10-12

 

1st place- Naomi Husted- High School

2nd place- Nick Perza- High School

3rd place- Naomi Husted- High School

4th place- Lily Cambell- High School

5th place- Naomi Husted- High School

6th place- Nick Perza- High School

 

Literature

Category 2 Grades 3-5

Short Story

 

1st place- Emily Wissner- State Street Gr. 5

2nd place- Faith Aguirre- State Street Gr. 5

3rd place- Jacob Ellenberger Gr. 5

Thank you to all the Art Teachers and Mrs. Brock for all her assistance and support for a successful competition!

A special thanks to Ms. Roppa for her support not only for the arts but for literature.

March 12, 2020

 Dear Parents and Guardians,

 The health, safety and well-being of our students and staff are our top priorities. With the recently elevated discussion regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the news, we want to take a moment to reinforce preventive safety measures and reference our process and communications.

First, it is important to remember that at this time, there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus within our region. We are closely monitoring the situation and taking guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Superintendents and Educational Leaders within Beaver County are maintaining regular contact with our local health professionals to share information, seek guidance, and ask questions to help us in planning for any regional needs.  

We encourage our students, staff and families to be mindful of key preventive measures. The CDC recommends the following tips that can be useful in avoiding the spread of this and other illnesses:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
  • Avoid touching eyes, mouth and nose with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with individuals who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick. The CDC recommends that individuals remain home for a minimum of 24 hours after you no longer have a fever.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately discard the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Additionally, our Districts and Schools are taking the following steps in order to be prepared for the possible entry of the virus into our region.

Health Services

  • School Nurses continue to coordinate with the PA Department of Health for guidance and monitoring of data related to coronavirus.
  • Faculty meetings will be held to review proper handwashing techniques. Staff will then provide students with instructions and reminders of the importance of frequent handwashing.
  • Students and staff are asked to stay home if they are ill, maintaining the CDC recommendation that individuals remain home for 24 hours after they no longer have a fever.

Buildings & Grounds/Custodial

  • Custodial staff will continue to use U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved products at appropriate dilutions to clean all surfaces.
  • Custodial staff are paying particular attention to all hard surfaces and “high touch” areas throughout each building.
  • Districts are in communication with their transportation companies/departments to ensure there is a plan in place for buses to be cleaned with an approved cleaner and following an appropriate protocol.
  • Signs reminding everyone of the importance of washing their hands frequently are hung throughout the schools.

Travel Recommendations

  • Anyone concerned about symptoms or possible exposure should stay home and contact his/her health care provider.
  • The Districts request that if students are traveling out of the country, or to an area of the U.S. that is known to have coronavirus, parents/guardians should notify the School Nurse. The School Nurse will assist the family in ensuring all CDC guidelines are followed.
  • The Districts request that non-school based organizations, such as booster groups, with travel plans to areas outside of our region contact the Superintendent to review travel plans and protocols.
  • Student field trips are being monitored and reviewed on a case by case basis.   Our Districts will continue to actively monitor the situation with coronavirus and the recommendations from the CDC. This rapidly evolving health concern will present unique challenges, but we remain focused on prioritizing safety and ensuring quality communication with our communities. We thank you for your continued support in keeping our students, staff, and communities safe.

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Jane Bovalino, Superintendent
Rochester Area School District

Dr. Peter Carbone, Superintendent
Aliquippa School District

Mr. Alan R. Fritz, Jr., Superintendent
South Side Area School District

Dr. Jeffrey A. Fuller, Superintendent
Freedom Area School District

Dr. Joseph A. Guarino, Superintendent
New Brighton Area School District

Mr. Barry King, Substitute Superintendent
Ambridge Area School District

Dr. Michelle Miller, Superintendent
Hopewell Area School District

Dr. Donna Nugent, Superintendent
Big Beaver Falls Area School District

Dr. Nicholas Perry, Superintendent
Central Valley School District

Dr. Robert H. Postupac, Superintendent
Blackhawk Area School District and
Western Beaver County School District

Dr. Eric Rosendale, Executive Director
Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit #27

Dr. Carrie Rowe, Superintendent
Beaver Area School District

Mr. Sean D. Tanner, Superintendent
Midland Borough School District

Mr. Bret Trotta, Superintendent
Riverside Beaver County School District

Mr. David A. Wytiaz, Administrative Director
Beaver County Career & Technology Center

Daniel Yetsick - with his victory at the Montour duals on Saturday, February 1st, Daniel set a new Ambridge Area High School wrestling record for his career victories and was voted outstanding wrestler of the day by the coaches. Daniel is ranked top six in WPIAL and top 20 in the state at his weight class. Daniel is a Division 1 commit to Davidson College. Daniel's overall win record is 125!

Congratulations to this outstanding athlete!

 

On January 17, 2020, Governor Tom Wolf announced $5.7 million in PAsmart Targeted Grants will be distributed to schools across Pennsylvania to expand computer science classes and teacher training.   Ambridge Area School District.was awarded $35,000 for computer science classes and teacher trainings in the elementary schools.  The grant, written and submitted by Dr. Welter, will focus on Apple’s primary computer science curriculum Everyone Can Code. Each elementary school will receive a new cart of iPads.   Several staff members are involved in the extensive 6-day training sessions provided by PA Department of Education.   We look forward to this new opportunity to enrich the curriculum for our students.  

https://www.education.pa.gov/Policy-Funding/SchoolGrants/PAsmart/Pages/1920targetedgrants.aspx