Jr.-Sr. High School

Frequently Asked Questions

We know that you’ll have questions about our procedures and protocol, and we thank you for helping us maintain our rules and standards. Check here for the answers to the questions most frequently asked of our office personnel. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please give us a call. We’re happy to help. For more information regarding our PSSA and Keystone testing , please read our PSSA FAQ flyer or the Keystone FAQ in their entirety. 

How do I enroll my child at Otto-Eldred Jr./Sr. High School?

We are thrilled to welcome new members to our community! Please visit our district Registration page for the information about enrolling your child at one of our schools. You may also download and print a copy of the registration forms and bring the completed forms, together with the required documentation, to the main office of Otto-Eldred High School.

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Does your school offer breakfast and lunch?

We operate an excellent nutrition program at each campus. Our cafeterias serve breakfast and lunch every school day for a reasonable price. We also participate in the federal free and reduced price lunch program for those who qualify. For more information or to apply for free/reduced meals, please see our district Food Services page.

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What if my child requires medication during the school day?

We will administer medication in accordance with state regulations and with physician and parental approval. Please complete our medication authorization form and bring medications in the original, labeled packaging to the front office.

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Do you provide transportation services?

We are pleased to provide our students with safe, reliable transportation to and from school each day. We consider bus riding a privilege and expect all students to adhere to the rules for their own safety as well as for the safety of others. For information on bus policies, schedules, and routes, please visit our district Transportation page. 

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What is Parent Portal, and how do I get a username and password to use it?

Parent Portal is just another way we keep communication between home and school strong. It provides you with almost real-time access to your child’s grades, attendance history, and other important information. To receive your login information, please call the front office.

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What are the school hours?

Our school day runs from 7:58 a.m. to 3:03 p.m.
Please view our bell schedule for specific period and lunch times. 

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What do I need to do if my child will be absent from school?

If your child must miss school, please call the school office on the day of his/her absence. For information about attendance requirements and what qualifies as an excused absence, please refer to our student handbook.

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Do you enforce a dress code at Otto-Eldred High School?

We expect our students to dress in an appropriate manner at all times. Student dress may not present a health or a safety hazard, violate municipal, county, or state law, or present a potential disruption of the educational process. Generally, we do not allow:

  • Extremely long skirts, extremely short skirts, extremely tight clothing, or Spandex leggings
  • Sheer or low-cut blouses or shirts, tank tops or spaghetti-strap tops (less than 2” thickness on shoulder)
  • Sleeveless shirts (e.g. muscle shirts)
  • Boxer shorts or short shorts
  • Fishnet tops, bareback shirts, or midriff shirts
  • Straps on pants
  • Clothing with offensive or indecent advertising (including alcohol or tobacco products)
  • Inappropriate symbols or sayings
  • Chains hanging off clothing or pins on clothing
  • Excessively soiled clothing or clothes with holes
  • Cleats on footwear
  • Hats or headbands
  • Bare feet

Students’ clothing style should not reveal undergarments. We allow shorts if they are not cut too short and if they are not too tight. Acceptable shorts should have pockets and a finished hem and should be past mid-thigh length. Footwear should not present a safety hazard and should meet the requirements for specific classes as needed (wood shop, chemistry, etc.).

For more details regarding our dress code, please see our student handbook.

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