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Updated April 6, 2020

Continuity of Education Plan Submission
Continuity of Education Plan — Spanish


MATERIAL DROPOFF UPDATE — Updated 4/7/20, 3:00 PM

Material Dropoff (Translated Copy)
JCSD Community,
Starting on April 8th and running through April 14th, the district will have student work drop off spots available at Juniata Elementary School and East Juniata Elementary School for those students using materials that were mailed to their residence and unable to take advantage of virtual options. From 7:00 am to 7:00 pm the first set of entrance doors to the school buildings listed above will be open and have drop boxes available in the vestibule area. The drop boxes will be labeled with the name of each school. Please place your materials in the box that is labeled with your child’s school. The drop boxes at East Juniata Elementary School will be for students attending East Juniata Elementary School and East Juniata High School. The drop boxes at Juniata Elementary School will be for students attending Juniata Elementary School, Tuscarora Junior High School and Juniata High School. If you are unable to drop off your child’s materials, please get in contact with your home school for further information.
If you received materials by mail, a new packet of materials will be released shortly after the 14th for your child to continue with their studies. If you are having difficulty receiving materials or have not received any to this point, please get in contact with your child’s school. If there is no answer, please leave a message and someone will get back in contact with you as soon as possible. We would like to thank all of our parents and students for their continued hard work during this unprecedented closing of our schools.
Stay Safe and Healthy
JCSD Administration


TECHNOLOGY HELP — Updated 4/2/20, 6:00 PM

JCSD Community,
As we continue to offer educational programming virtually, we have tried to minimize possible problems but some are sure to come up. With this in mind, we have put together several documents to help you navigate these issues to the best of your ability and provide guidance should the problem require intervention from our IT staff.  Attached to this email are six documents covering an assortment of questions.  Please look through each and familiarize yourself with the information available so you will be able to refer to the appropriate help section if needed. The documents provide information covering basic troubleshooting and setup, cleaning and care, locations for drive through download, and several with information should you need additional help from our IT staff.  Some of the information provided may change or update as we move forward so please continue to monitor your email for further information when it becomes available.  These documents will also be made available on our website.
Please remember, we are in this unprecedented situation together and help is available should the need arise.  Please stay in regular contact with your teachers. They can help guide you through any school issue you are having.  In addition, our administrative staff are available to help as well. Please contact your local school office if needed.
Stay Safe and Healthy
Gary Dawson, Superintendent
iPad Troubleshooting
Setting up your iPad
JCSD Wireless Locations — Corrected Copy
iPad Exchange — Corrected Copy
How to Submit a JCSD Helpdesk Support Ticket — Corrected Copy
Important iPad Care



COVID-19 Information
CDC Spanish What to do if you have COVID19
CDC Spanish Coronavirus Factsheet
DOH Spanish Coronavirus Factsheet-2
DOH Spanish Coronavirus Factsheet-3
DOH Spanish Coronavirus Factsheet-4
DOH Spanish Coronavirus Factsheet
DOH Spanish How to Get Tested


JCSD BOARD MEETING NOTICE — Updated 4/6/20, 12:30 PM

Juniata County School District is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: April 8th, 2020 Board Meeting
Time: Apr 8, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 427 188 284
The Juniata County School District Board of Directors will hold a voting meeting on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 following a 7:00 p.m. workshop meeting at the District’s administrative office, 146 Weatherby Way, Mifflintown. The public is permitted to participate as generally provided for in the Sunshine Act. However, given governmental imposed restrictions, as well as the uniform recommendations of public health professionals, the meeting will be conducted using Zoom video conferencing and the public will not be permitted to physically attend the meeting. A link will be posted on the District’s website. Anyone wishing to make a public comment may do so by participating virtually (in which case audio will be enabled during the public comment period), or by submitting a written statement that will be read aloud during the meeting. Contact Polly Digon, board secretary, or 717-436-2111, x5002, with questions.



Please click on this link — — if you are a student attending “The Academy” in Mifflin County.  Thank you!



PA Governor Tom Wolf has now closed all Pennsylvania schools indefinitely.  To abide by the governor’s orders, JCSD schools will remain closed until further notice as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Attention All Students!

If you have not yet picked up your iPads, you will have the opportunity to do so this Wednesday, April 1, from 8:00-11:00 AM, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call the school at 717-463-2111 before you plan to pick it up and leave a message saying what time you will be there.


Join us for our first ever VIRTUAL SPIRIT WEEK this week!

Governor Wolf Announces Closure of Pennsylvania Schools



PA Governor Tom Wolf has now closed all Pennsylvania schools indefinitely.  To abide by the governor’s orders, JCSD schools will remain closed until further notice as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.



Good evening JCSD students and families,

Linked below you will find information that will help you to better understand the process for schooling starting tomorrow. As you know, this is completely new for everyone and the process may change over the next few days and weeks. If you have any questions, please reach out to your teachers, principals or guidance counselors. Stay healthy!

Christie Holderman, Assistant Superintendent, Juniata County School District

Continuity of Education Plan – Family Letter

JCSD Remote Learning Guidance for Families





Beginning Monday, March 30 enrichment materials will be available for students on their digital learning platforms. Students are encouraged to begin checking their emails for news regarding these assignments. If you have trouble receiving these materials, please reach out to your child’s school directly and leave a message with your child’s name and grade.


JCSD Statement Of Commitment To Public Health

Daily Announcements

Daily Announcements in PDF


Video Daily Announcements on Google Drive

Daily Announcements in Video!


Safe2Say Something


EJHS’s FUSFOO — Our digital presence! Fusfoo is a social media site for EJ, parents and students alike, where people can connect and share information not just at EJ, but with school districts nationwide.


04/01/2020: EJHS is proud to announce the winners of our “Message of Kindness” Poster Contest:
For Senior High, in First place is Breanna Stroup:

Second place is Hanna Fawver:

Third place goes to Serina Swartz:

For Junior High, Ellie Mummah takes first:

In Second is Jada Seaman:

And in Third, Delaney Leister:

Congratulations, everyone!

3/12/2020:The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 298 in Mifflintown has announced the 2020 Americanisn Essay Contest Winners.Class V, 11-12 grade winner was Paige Smith.

From Left to right: Class IV, 9-10 grade, 1st Place, Sheldon Goodling, 2nd Place, Madision Heidler, 3rd Place, Hali Homer, and Honorable Mention, Brandon Nace. The theme this year was “How can we address the health and well-being of our Veterans, military, and their families?” Essays were to be 450-500 words. Sue Shelley, President, awarded the certificates and money prizes. First place winning essays will be sent to the PA Central District to be judged.

02/21/2020: Our Junior High NHS members, taking care packages to UPMC – Harrisburg Hospital for cancer patients:


2020 Track Information Packet


02/05/2020: EJHS IS SO PROUD OF YOU!

The American Legion Post 298 of Mifflintown would like to announce the winners of The Pennsylvania American Legion 2020 “Local” Essay Contest for 6th -8th grade students. The title of the essay was “What Is Your Favorite School Activity and Why?”

The Winners are 1st place winner, Jolene Kauffman, $50.00, money prize, 2nd place winner, Nadia Huffnagle, $25.00 money prize, 3rd place winner Jeremy Zeigler, $15.00 money prize, and 4th place winner Addy Beaston, $10.00 money prize.

Essays were judged on proper English structure, accuracy, extent of information, and originality. Essays were at least 500 words and not more than 1,000. Miss Arleigh Nace, a Language Arts teacher at East Juniata High School assisted the students.

Photo: left to right, Miss Nace, Jolene Kauffman, Nadia Huffnagle, Jeremy Zeigler, Addy Beaston, and Sue Shelley, President of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 298, who presented the money prizes and certificates.

The American Legion Post 298 of Mifflintown would also like to announce their 2020 Essay Contest Winner for the PA American Legion 85th Annual Essay Contest for grades 9-12 — Paige Smith, a senior from East Juniata High School. The essay title was “Does The U.S. Military Receive The Respect They Deserve?”

The essay was at least 500 words and not more than 1000 words. Essays were judged on proper English structure, accuracy, extent of information and originality. The Local American Legion Post will sent her essay on to District American Legion Essay Chairperson, then to Inter-District Essay Coordinator, then to the Sectional Vice Chairperson, and then on to the Pennsylvania Department Essay Chairperson. On April 24, 2020, the Department Essay Chairperson will select this year’s Department of PA Essay Winner. First place winner will be awarded $3,000.00, a plaque, and a trip to the PA American Legion Convention in July.

Last year, Paige’s essay went to the second District Chairperson. Paige received a money prize of $50.00. Paige is the daughter of Carol and Bryan Smith.

Photo: EJ Senior, Paige Smith

Thank you to all the students that participated.


11/21/19: Congratulations to EJHS’s Katelyn Baker, who entered the competition for 2019’s Holiday Cookbook Publication through the Lewistown Sentinel. She won the contest, with her entry for Pumpkin pie! Go here to read more, and to find her delicious recipe! Congratulations, Katelyn!


11/21/19: Parents: Please feel free to use the attendance/excuse email account to send in your child’s excuse.


11/19/19: Mrs. Trent’s ELA 8 class participated in a VFW sponsored youth essay competition in October. The students each wrote an expressive essay in response to this year’s essay prompt: What makes America great? The top six essays were selected and submitted to the local VFW chapter of Mifflintown for judging. The results were as follows:

1st Place: Trent Robinson; prize $150
2nd Place: Addison Benner; prize $100
3rd Place: Sophia Trent; prize $50

Honorable mentions were as follows:
Cole Brubaker, Ellyn Heister, and Kyle Olinger; prize $25 each


The EJ Boys Golf team finished 6th in the state for AAA Boys Golf at the PIAA team match on Wednesday at Heritage Hill Golf Resort. Leading the way was Tanner Barth with a team low score of 83 and Will Orwig with a score of 85. Max Lauver shot 90 and Caleb Kirk shot 100.
Congratulations to the team on this accomplishment.





The Grace Period ended on 10/07/19 for carry over status from 2018-2019 school year.  If you did not do a new application, you need to do one online at immediately.

El Período de Gracia terminó el 10/07/19 para el estatus de prórroga del año escolar 2018-2019.  Si no hizo una nueva solicitud, debe hacer una en línea en inmediatamente.

In addition, you can keep track of how much money is in your child’s meal account, as well as add money to the account by going to or by downloading the MySchoolBucks App for free from Google Play or the App Store.

If you need assistance with either of these websites or creating accounts, please contact Kathy Gilson, Food Services Director, at (717)-436-2111, x5015.


PSAT Sign-Ups

Sign-ups for the PSAT are open! The cost is $17. The PSAT is a great way to see how you would do on the SAT without committing to the cost and sending scores to a college/university. Sign up with Ms. Straub or Mrs. Sperlich.


2019-2020 Senior Information Packet

EJHS’s 2019-2020 Student Handbook


  • Shirley Symmerman has three first place medals and a third place medal for her participation in the Academic Pentathlon this year. She’ll be competing in Nationals this year, representing Pennsylvania as an individual in Nashville, Tennessee. Congrats, Shirley! We are PROUD of you!


  • EJHS wishes to thank our very own Karen Beasom, who is retiring, for her many years of excellent service to our community. WE WILL MISS YOU.


  • 10/2018 — Congratulations to Ethan Jamison (shown below with Ag teacher, Mr. McLaughlin) as he took the rank of National Silver Medalist in the National Semifinals in Extemporaneous Speech, for FFA! CONGRATS, ETHAN!!!


  • 10/2018 — Congratulations to Hailey Swartz on 100 soccer goals! We are TIGER PROUD of you!


  • 05/2018 — East Juniata is proud of our High School Seniors who are joining the military! From left to right: Alec French — Navy, Hunter Shetter — Army National Guard, and Blake Sheaffer — Navy. They were presented a Pocket Bible, a Pocket Flag, a patriotic bookmark, and a Poppy from the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 298 of Mifflintown. Sue Shelley, President of the Auxiliary, gave the Seniors their gift bags.

  • EJHS is proud to announce the newest members to our NJHS!



  • Our students continue to incorporate new technology in our classrooms! Students in seventh grade at EJHS used an app called Stop Motion to animate the process of mitosis. This particular animation was made by Anna Shaffer, Drew Smith and Aaron Kanagy.

  • Our Art Classes have been busy getting ready for snow!  


  • If you missed our Financial Aid Night on the 14th, go here to see a presentation of the facts presented: PHEAA Presentation. Scholarships are being updated on our Scholarship page as they arrive!