The 2018 PSSA information for parents is now available. Click here to view the PSSA Parent information document
As of March 8, 2018, we have used four (4) snow days this year. As listed on the Board-approved 2017-2018 school calendar, there are two (2) built-in snow days and the next designated make-up day is listed as Monday, April 2. Therefore, school will now be in session on April 2, 2018 for all K-12 students and staff.
Dear School Community,
On March 14, 2018, at 9:50 AM, close to 1000 Emmaus High School students participated in a walk-out. Students gathered outside in the school parking lot and demonstrated peacefully. Speeches and signs called for unity, action, and school safety, and were non-political in nature. On their own, students re-entered the building and resumed classes at approximately 10:20 AM. In addition, a small number of students at Eyer Middle School gathered outside to observe 17 minutes of silence in honor of the 17 lives lost at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School. Students at Lower Macungie Middle School participated in a hallway walk, heard speeches in the gym, and some gathered outside by the flagpole. Staff and law enforcement were present at all events to insure safety.
As Superintendent, I couldn’t be more proud of our students. The walk-outs and student protests came directly from the students themselves and their conduct was exemplary. Their intelligence, maturity, and passion were on full display today.
The issue of school shootings is obviously a matter of life and death, affecting our students directly and deeply. We have not been able to stop school shootings since Columbine and now young adults feel they need to become activists on their own behalf. We must listen to their voices and act accordingly.
Michael Schilder, Ed.D.
February 21, 2018
Dear East Penn Community,
I know we share the same feelings of shock, sadness, fear, and frustration in the wake of the school shooting tragedy in Parkland, Florida. While it is difficult to come up with the right words of comfort as you send your children off to school each day, please be assured that school safety is, and has always been, our number one priority. Here is what we have in place in East Penn School District.
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