Interact Club Raises Money for Hurricane Relief

The MS/HS Interact Club held a heart-signing and cookie sale event to raise money for hurricane relief and asked faculty to help with dress-down day donations. The students decided to send the $282 collected directly to a small organization in Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands, that we learned, through personal connections, was helping neighbors who still don’t have roofs on their homes, or electricity, or food, or means of cooking food. My Brother’s Workshop trains at-risk youth in woodworking skills and employs others in their café and bakery.  The carpenters are helping people repair their houses, and the café is providing daily free community meals to lines of people who show up for food help.

Raptor Technologies

Raptor System Announcement

Dear Parent/Guardian:

The School District of Jenkintown is pleased to announce that we will begin using a new visitor system (Raptor) starting on Tuesday, October 17th.

The system will better allow us to track visitors, contractors and volunteers to provide us with a safer, more monitored environment for our students and staff.

Upon entering the building, you will be asked to present a valid state-issued ID, which will be scanned into the system. Upon reading the information, Raptor will check the national database to identify sexual offenders. It is important to note that the Raptor system only scans the name, date of birth and photograph for comparison with the national registered sex offender database. Additional data from the driver’s license is not gathered, nor is the system connected to any other system such as the Department of Motor Vehicles. Therefore any other information connected to the driver’s license is not part of the system and is not accessible to any of the users. Once entry is approved, Raptor will issue a badge that identifies the visitor, the date, and the purpose of his/her visit.

If you are interested in learning more about the visitor management system, please visit the Raptor Technologies website [www.raptorware.com].

The safety of our students is our highest priority and the Raptor visitor management system provides a consistent way to aid in keeping away people who may present a danger to our students. Therefore, all visitors to the school district must be scanned into the system and obtain a visitor badge. The visitor badges must be returned to greeters desk at the conclusion of the visit. Thank you, in advance, for your understanding and support the enhancing school safety protocols in our district.


Dr. Jill Takacs, Ed.D.

Jenkintown High School

Important Announcement for Parents

Dear Parents,

I am writing to inform you that the school district’s administration was made aware of a threat made by a student today in school. The threat was immediately reported to the middle/high school principal. In every case, threats of this nature are investigated completely and the school immediately contacted the local police. The district is taking appropriate action with respect to the student in light of the circumstances. The police and school district will continue to work together to provide a safe environment for all students. Due to the confidentiality rights of the student, no other details can be provided at this time.

I also want to use this time to request that parents remind their children of the importance of reporting any and all comments and behaviors that could be considered threatening or dangerous in any way.


Dr. Jill Takacs

Jenkintown Elementary School


The PEAL CENTER will present the following workshop in the Community Room starting at 7:00.

The Evaluation, Re-evaluation Process and Assessments-Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Retro Drakes Logo

Summer Mailing Downloads

Below are all of the documents that were sent home in our summer mailing. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Zorian Dubenko.

2017 – 2018 – School Year Parent Letter

Breakfast Program 2017-18

2017-2018 CHIP Flyer

PDE-SNP-631 – 2017-2018 Letter to Households

PDE-SNP-632a – Paper 2017-2018 Pennsylvania Free & Reduced Price Meals-Special Milk Household App

2017 -2018 Student Accident Insurance brochure