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Transportation to and from school is the responsibility of the parents. If children live more than a mile and a half from the school, transportation will be provided by the public school district. Pittsburgh Board of Education will provide either bus or van transportation or will issue PAT bus passes.
Other public school districts provide bus or
van transportation. In these districts, parents must contact the
department of transportation of their local public school district to arrange
transportation. After that is completed, our school office will verify
the eligibility of the student to receive transportation. Buses will
drop off and pick up students on Edgerton Street in front of the school.
St. Bede School participates in the EGP and
MGP offered by the public school districts. Requirements for acceptance
in the program include stanines of 8 or 9, tests of cognitive skills with
scores of 130 or above, and academic performance with a 3.5-4.0 G.P.A. The recommendations of the classroom teacher and principal
are necessary. Potential participants will be identified after the
results of the testing program have been received. Parents will then
be contacted for permission to continue the testing for eligibility.
The final decision for acceptance into the program will be made by the
public school officials. Students attending the program will be responsible
for making up missed classroom work from St. Bede School.
ESAP provides a team of trained educators who
support and help students with academic and/or social needs that affect
their success at school. Areas of need may include; academic difficulties,
family/home concerns, issues of personal safety, drug or alcohol abuse,
depression, anxiety, suicide, eating or sleeping problems, pregnancy, sexual
The Student Assistance Team, composed of an
intervention specialist and school psychologist (provided through the Intermediate
Unit), our principal, and teachers concerned, listens to teacher and parent
concerns, discusses and recommends appropriate supports. These may
include outlining strategies for use in the classroom, on the bus etc.
that address the student's needs, recommending the involvement of an outside
agency that provides specialized services in the area of need, or providing
intervention in a crisis.
Contact the ESAP Co-ordinator-Marie Jo Marks,
the principal-Mary Drummond, or your child’s homeroom teacher for assistance
from ESAP. All information is strictly confidential.
Additional Sources for Help:
The always effervescent, energetic Mrs. Kimbrough, our Kindergarten Aide, will once again administer the St. Bede School Extended Day Program. Mrs. Kimbrough has been in charge of the program since its inception. She is a very caring, responsible, patient, and pleasant individual.
The focus of the Extended Day Program is one
of recreation and study. The children need the support, guidance,
and care of an adult. The children are always busy. Activities
will include free play, both indoors and outdoors, games, and computer time.
The children will also have scheduled quiet time, providing an opportunity
to study and do homework.
The Pittsburgh Board of Education provides limited services by a nurse and a dental hygienist. The following tests are administered annually:
Hearing Levels K, 1, 2, 3, and 7
By law children must be immunized before entering school. No child may be allowed in school without the following immunizations:
3 - Hepatitis B, properly spaced (K-4)
The school office must have on record any allergy or severe disability a child has, such as epilepsy, diabetes, nut allergies. This must also be noted on the child’s emergency card along with correct and current phone numbers for parents/guardians and two emergency contacts.
Any medication to be taken by a student in school
must be cleared in advance and administered through the principal’s office
or by a designee. In case of illness during school hours, the principal
may send a child home after parents have been notified and transportation
arrangements have been made. Children are not permitted to call the
parents. In case of an accident or illness requiring hospital attention,
parents will be notified immediately. The school will call the ambulance
but state regulations require the permission of a parent before any medical
attention will be given.
Special services are provided through Act 89
funding by the Intermediate Unit in the areas of speech, remedial reading
and remedial math for students in grades K-6. Referrals to
the program are based on teacher referrals, standardized test results, and
All students must bring or buy a lunch. Your
child will be able to purchase an entire lunch, including milk, for $3.00.
We will also offer daily ala carte items: Slice of Plain Pizza $1.00 or Pepperoni
Pizza $1.50; Fresh salad w/breadstick & dressing $2.00; Fresh fruit cup
(cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple, and grape mix) $1.00; Yogurt $1.00; Pudding
$.50; Fresh fruit such as an apple, orange, grapes…$.50; and milk (2% white,
whole milk white or chocolate) $.40.
Your child may acquire an EZ Lunch Pass from the cafeteria manager. (You send in any amount of money you choose & the cafeteria manager will let you know when your account is getting low. ($30.00 will buy 10 lunches, $60.00 will buy 20 lunches, and so on.) OR you may give your child money daily.