All Tussey Mountain schools are canceled tomorrow, Wednesday, January 25th. Make up day will be announced at a later date.
All Tussey Mountain schools are on a two hour delay today due to ice in the Broad Top area.
Reminder: There is no school for students Friday, January 27th. This is a professional development day for staff only.
Bus #28 will be running 20 minutes late today.
All Tussey Mountain schools are delayed today two hours due to ice in the Broad Top area.
Last evening around 7:00 we learned that one of our students had received a message on Snapchat saying not to go to school tomorrow because there was going to be a shooting. We immediately contacted our SRO, who brought the State Police in. We knew nothing else at that time and waited while the State Police did their investigation. We then put out a message to our families to provide all the information we had at that time. At approximately 1:00 A.M. State Police notified us that the author of the Snapchat message was in West Clairton, Ohio and they did not believe this to be a credible threat. They stated that they would have troopers at both schools this morning. Based on this information, we decided at 1:00 to go ahead with school. At 7:00 this morning, we were informed that the message received by our student, which did not name any school, was first received by another student in a different part of the state. Apparently several other Pennsylvania schools have been put through this wringer as well. Once we learned this, we put out the message that there was no threat because that is what the investigation determined.
We apologize for any confusion that the late nature of this incident caused. We always keep the safety of our students first in our minds, and we tried to keep everyone informed as we went along. Many parents kept their children at home today, and that is understandable. We will excuse all students who were absent today. I want to thank the student who came forward with the message, and encourage all students to make adults aware of any type of threat they receive over social media. Anonymous tips can be reported through the Safe2SaySomething system making it easy and confidential to report safety concerns to help prevent violence and tragedies. https://www.safe2saypa.org/
Jerry Shoemake - Superintendent
After a thorough investigation regarding last night’s threat, police have traced the social media post to a person out of state. According to police, the threat is not valid.
Earlier this evening district administration was notified of a threat circulating on social media regarding our school building. Limited details were available within the initial report. Law enforcement has been notified are thoroughly investigating this matter and assessing the safety of the situation. Please be advised that there will be an increased law enforcement presence during morning arrival tomorrow. We will keep you updated, should more information become available.
Due to a water line issue near the high school, all students at the middle/high school building will be dismissed early today, Wednesday, January 11. Afternoon preschool and grades 5 to 12 will be dismissed from the high school at 1:00 p.m. There will be NO vo-tech today and NO afterschool activities at ANY building. All headstart students and grades K through 4 will be dismissed at regular time as they are not affected by the water issue. Students on the normal 3pm dismissal bus will arrive home approximately 10 to 15 minutes early since there will be less bus stops on the way home.
The last day of marking period 2 is Friday, January 13 and there is an early dismissal scheduled for this day. Elementary parent pickups will begin at 12:40 p.m., buses will begin dismissal at 12:50 p.m. Middle School and High School will be dismissed at 1:00 p.m. There will be NO afternoon preschool and NO vo-tech on Friday.
Also, next Monday, January 16, school will be in session as a makeup day. There will also be Afterschool and After 3 programs on Monday.
Attention families: There will be school on January 16, 2023 to make up the snow day we had on December 22, 2022.
All Tussey Mountain schools are closed tomorrow, Thursday, December 22nd. As a reminder Christmas Break begins December 23rd and runs thru January 2nd.
Bus 24 (Mary) is running 20 minutes behind schedule.
Tussey Mountain Elementary Menu Change:
The main meal for Wednesday December 21st will be Italian Dunkers instead of a Cheese Steak Sub. Alternatives will remain the same.
All Tussey Mountain schools are on a 2 hour delay tomorrow, Friday, December 16th.
The second grade Christmas Program scheduled for December 15th has been rescheduled to Monday, December 19th. The gym lobby doors will open at 1:15 and the program will begin at 1:30
All Tussey Mountain schools will be on a Flex Day tomorrow.
The new date for the Music Concert will be Tuesday, December 20th. The concert will start at 7pm. The Band, Choir and Bell Choir will be doing Christmas selections.
All after school activites are cancelled for today. There will be no 6 p.m. bus run.
The TMSD band program is looking for donations of band instruments in ANY condition.
Please contact Mr. Swackhamer with any questions, thank you!
There will be no school for students this Thursday and Friday, November 10 and 11.