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New nutritional standards for food items sold in schools

| August 22, 2014

As students return to school next week they will notice some changes in a la carte items available for purchase in school cafeterias. In a presentation to the Solanco School Board on Monday, Food Service Director Matt Kirchoff said the United States Agriculture Department (USDA) has implemented the Smart Snacks initiative that establishes new standards for […]

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Directions for parent notification system

| August 22, 2014

The Solanco School District uses a parent/guardian notification system called Power Announcement to quickly and effectively communicate with families of students. In addition to voice messaging (phone calls), important messages can also be sent as email messages and text messages. Parents are responsible for setting up their preferences in PowerSchool. Power Announcement is integrated with […]

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Tony Mendez inducted into Distinguished Teacher program

| August 20, 2014
Tony Mendez inducted into Distinguished Teacher program

Solanco High School multi-media technology lead teacher Tony Mendez has been inducted into Solanco’s special Distinguished Teacher program. Distinguished Teachers is a prestigious award that honors teachers’ instructional excellence, extraordinary success working with students, and professional leadership. Mendez (right) officially received his Distinguished Teacher award from Solanco Superintendent Dr. Brian Bliss (left) at the Solanco […]

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Solanco’s new teachers

| August 20, 2014
Solanco’s new teachers

A total of 27 new teachers have joined the Solanco School District for the 2014-2015 school year. Also new to Solanco this year are two school counselors, two speech therapists, and a reading specialist. Solanco also has a new athletic director as the fall sports season gets underway. This photo features Solanco’s new elementary teachers. Kneeling:  Nicole […]

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Prepayment recommended for breakfast and lunch – and procedures concerning past due accounts

| August 15, 2014
Prepayment recommended for breakfast and lunch – and procedures concerning past due accounts

The Solanco School District believes a nutritious breakfast and lunch each day are essential to student productivity.  Solanco promotes prepayment by parents for breakfast and lunch which avoids the potential problem of their child forgetting to take breakfast and/or lunch money to school.  If money has been forgotten and meals have not been pre-paid, it is possible to […]

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Middle school girls invited to take part in Girls on Track

| August 13, 2014

A unique, enjoyable and important after-school program that improves healthy living and self respect among middle school girls will be held at Solanco this fall. All girls in 6th, 7th and 8th grades at Smith and Swift can participate in Girls on Track. Solanco guidance counselor Lindsay Capoferri said the Girls on Track curriculum is […]

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Breakfast and lunch requirements – meal costs – free or reduced meals – other news from Food Services

| August 13, 2014
Breakfast and lunch requirements – meal costs – free or reduced meals – other news from Food Services

School cafeterias are meeting tough new federal nutrition standards for schools meals, ensuring that meals are well-balanced and provide all of the nutrition students need to succeed at school. When students decide to eat the school lunch, they are making a healthy lifestyle choice. School meals offer students 1% or fat free milk, a large […]

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Information for Solanco employees

| August 7, 2014
Information for Solanco employees

Employee Reimbursement Direct Deposit Notification – As of September 1, 2014, employee reimbursements will no longer be paid by check.  Employee reimbursements for mileage, dental, vision, tuition and other eligible miscellaneous expenses will be paid by direct deposit to an employee’s primary payroll account.  Employees may elect to request for the reimbursement to be directly […]

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