Ross Elementary

Ross Elementary

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90 Houston Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Phone: 412-318-1542
Fax: 412-318-1544

Attendance: 412-318-1553

Mrs. Dawn McElhinney (Grades K-3)
Mrs. Lauren Barbour (Grades 4-6)

RtII Specialist
Mrs. Linda Stretch

Mrs. Linda Brown

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NHSD closed through at least April 30, Virtual instruction to begin April 1

The North Hills School District will remain closed through at least April 30 following new social distancing guidelines.

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NHSD closed effective immediately amid coronavirus concerns

The North Hills School District is closed effective immediately. We will return to school no earlier than March 30, 2020.

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'The Dangers of Vaping' set for March 19 postponed

NHSD is postponing its town hall “The Dangers of Vaping” set for March 19, after Allegheny Health Network released new COVID-19 guidelines that restrict its doctors from attending large public gatherings. More +
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NHSD launches COVID-19 website for families

The North Hills School District has launched a new website to keep families informed as the cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to climb across the United States. More +

Elementary Philosophy

Each school shares the responsibility with the home to promote personal growth, societal responsibility and citizenship. The family assumes the initial responsibility for helping the child develop physically, intellectually, socially, emotionally, and ethically. The school provides additional opportunities to promote the individual’s growth in these five critical areas. Children enter school at various levels of development. The school recognizes these levels of maturation and addresses each situation as it occurs.

Elementary Program

The goal of the elementary program is to equip each child to be an informed, caring and effective citizen. This is accomplished at the primary level by teaching children to read, to express their thoughts through speaking and writing, to work with numbers and mathematical operations, to investigate, to inquire and to solve problems.

All elementary students are required to take Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Library Services, Health, Vocal Music and Art. Beginning in fourth grade students may also elect to study an instrument from the string, wind, brass, or percussion family.

2020-21 Kindergarten Registration

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Kindergarten registration for the 2020-21 school year is now open. Families must first register their student online and then schedule an in-person appointment to complete the registration at the student’s school. Begin the process here.

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April 2020
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Mon Apr 6 2020
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Tue Apr 7 2020
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Wed Apr 8 2020
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Thu Apr 9 2020

6-Day Schedule

Ross Elementary School operates on a six-day schedule. The day of the week (Day 1 through Day 6) is included on elementary food services menus. Please refer to the current lunch menu for schedule information.

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