Keep up to date with our most recent announcements.
Contacting us…26 / June
We will be closed the week of June 29 - July 3. We will resume regular summer hours from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. beginning July 6th.
Reminder: 20/21 Enrollment Fee due June 30th26 / June
Enrollment fee payments ($100 for 1st child in family; $25 for each additional child) are due at midnight on Tuesday, June 30th. A $25 late fee charge will be automatically assessed if not paid by then. We will be flexible, however, if your plans change over the summer. As long as you have paid the fee by June 30th, we will issue you a refund for a reasonable change of plans.
Final Report Cards & Tuition8 / June
Final report cards will not be ready for mailing until after June 18th, and will only be released to those families current through June's tuition payment (11th of 12). We will mail out report cards as June's tuition payment is received and processed.
The last tuition payment for 2019-20 is due July 20, 2020 (12th of 12). August begins the new year with regard to tuition payments, and there is a slight increase from 2019/20. Please refer to the Policy on Tuition and Fees for the new rates. It has been published on this website since February.
20-21 Calendar, please be aware…13 / May
For years, we have started the new school year on the Wednesday before Labor Day. This coming year, however, we plan to start a week earlier as noted on the published school calendar. The first day of school is Wednesday, August 26, 2020.
Tuition & Enrollment Fees13 / April
During this time of COVID-19 uncertainty, tuition payments are still due on time. If you are having financial difficulties, you must contact Star either by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the school's phone (724-274-4846) BEFORE THE PAYMENT DUE DATE and we can waive late fees and work out an acceptable arrangement for payment. Looking ahead, please note that tuition must be current through the June payment for end-of-the-year report cards to be released.
The yearly enrollment fee is usually due by May 15th or a $25 late fee is assessed, with the second due date of June 30th (where another $25 late fee is assessed.) However, this year we are dismissing the first due date of May 15th. Therefore, all enrollment fees ($100 for 1st child in family, $25 for each additional) are due by midnight on June 30th. A late fee of $25 will be assessed on July 1st if not paid by then.
Free & Reduced Lunches23 / March
We are thankful to a parent who researched the following for us. These are contact numbers and locations for parents whose children qualify for free and reduced lunches where they can obtain free/reduced meals during this time. At the time of this posting, Fox Chapel Area School District had not yet responded.
Allegheny Valley Students (Pre-K - Gr. 12)
What: Free Meals During District Closure
Where: Springdale Jr-Sr High School (Drive into the Colfax
Street parking lot to the D-Wing entrance double doors.)
When: Beginning Monday, March 23, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
How: Contact the District to Register at
email@example.com or 724-274-2118
Burrell School District
What: Free breakfast and lunch during school closure
Where: Pickup and delivery options available
How: Contact Andrew Klipple, district food service manager
to sign up and receive more information.
Butler Area School District
What: Free breakfast and lunch
Where: Center Avenue Community School or the Emily Brittain
Community Partnership and Demonstration School. Delivery available if needed.
When: From 11 am and 1 pm Monday through Friday
How: Fill out a meal order form at this link. https://forms.gle/tDNZnANZFznNHEGn8
If link does not work, find the order form directly on the district website.
Deer Lakes School District
What: Grab and Go meals
When: Monday through Friday 9-11am
Where: High School Entrance (163 East Union Rd., Cheswick,
East Allegheny School District
What: Student bagged lunches
When: Monday through Friday
Where: St. John’s Lutheran Church (11:00-11:45 a.m.)
715 Lincoln Highway North Versailles, Pa 15137
West Wilmerding VFD Station 211 (11:00-11:45 a.m.)
330 Kline Avenue North Versailles, PA 15137Ma’s Pantry (11:00-11:45
1000 Broadway Avenue East McKeesport, PA 15035
Mt. Carmel Baptist Church (11:00-11:45 a.m.)
90 Port Perry Road North Versailles, PA 15137
Linway United Presbyterian Church (12:00-12:45 p.m.)
600 Lincoln Highway North Versailles, PA 15137
Wilmerding Borough Building (12:00-12:45 p.m.)
301 Station Street Wilmerding PA 15148
Green Valley Primary School (12:00-12:45 p.m.)
3290 Crestview Drive North
Versailles, PA 15137
East Allegheny Sr. High School-Front entrance (12:00-12:45
1150 Jacks Run Road North Versailles, PA 15137
Student Lunch Van delivery Locations
An EASD School Van will be delivering lunches to the
following satellite locations at the indicated times. We ask that students
please be prompt yet patient. Our
delivery personnel are doing their very best to accommodate all needs.
**Apartment complexes: delivery location will be at the main
Rolling Woods Apartment Complex: 11:00a.m.
Eastland Apartments Complex:
Castle Apartment Complex: 11:30 a.m. (van will drive around)
Middle/Airbrake Ave. Intersection: 11:50 a.m. (van will make
Wall Borough Building:
Ice Plant Apartments: 12:30p.m.
Fairhaven Park: 12:50 p.m.
Elizabeth Forward School District
What: Parents in the Elizabeth Forward School District will
be able to receive lunch during our school closure for children 2-18 years
When: Meals will be provided on Mondays, Wednesdays, and
Fridays. Between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm.
Where: Elizabeth Elementary School (207 South 3rd Avenue,
Elizabeth, PA 15037) or Elizabeth Forward Middle School (401 Rock Run Road,
Elizabeth, PA 15037)
How: Sign up via the district website or at this link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe4UZsWWHDmbqnM7S6aCSQ-BbTarbPlpx_hXGl1EflO2ITPWA/viewform
Fox Chapel School District
- Information for this district and distribution sites seem to change daily. I could not get a confirmation on any future dates/times etc.
Highlands School District
What: Daily lunch to go
When: Monday-Friday 11a.m.-1p.m.
Where: Highlands High School entrance door #22 and The
Hayden Center at Sheldon Park
Kiski Area School District
What: Free Breakfast and Lunch program, open to all 18 and
When: Monday- Friday between 11 am and 1 pm.
Where: Meals can be picked up at Kiski Area East Primary
How: Sign up at https://forms.gle/ZwXcuSPWY9sUFSpM8
or contact the Food Service Department
Leechburg Area School District
What: Drive-thru lunch program for everyone under 18
When: Monday through Friday 11am-1pm
Where: Outside of the High School cafeteria entrance
How: Students must be present; however, you do not need to
be a Leechburg district student. The district asks that you drive up, and
remain in the vehicle.
New Kensington Arnold School District
What: Free breakfast and lunch daily to all 18 and under
When: Monday through Friday 10am-1pm
Where: H.D.Berkey Elementary
Roy A. Hunt Elementary
The old Fort Crawford building
The Arnold Police station.
Penn Hills School District
What: Grab and Go meals 18 and under
When: Monday through Friday 12p,-2pm
Where: Linton Middle School
How: Children must be present.
Pittsburgh Public School District
What: Grab and Go meals
When: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Monday, Tuesday and Friday
|North||Pittsburgh Morrow – Primary Building||1611 Davis Ave, 15212|
|Pittsburgh Perry High School||3875 Perrysville Ave., 15214|
|Northview Heights Public Safety Center||441 Mount Pleasant, 15214|
|Pittsburgh Project||2801 N Charles St., 15214|
|Pittsburgh Spring Hill||1351 Damas St, 15212|
|Arlington Recreation Center||2201 Salisbury Street,|
|Pittsburgh Beechwood||810 Rockland Ave, 15216|
|St. Paul AME Church||400 Orchard Place, 15210|
|Tree of Life Brookline||1036 Brookline Boulevard, 15226|
|Pittsburgh Roosevelt – Intermediate||17 W Cherryhill St, 15210|
|Warrington Recreation Center||329 E. Warrington Ave. 15210|
|Pittsburgh West Liberty||785 Dunster St, 15226|
|Pittsburgh Whittier||150 Meridan St, 15211|
|Pittsburgh Colfax||2332 Beechwood Blvd,15217|
|East Hills Community Center||2291 Wilner Dr. 15221|
|Pittsburgh Faison||7430 Tioga St, 15208|
|Glen Hazel Community Center||895 Johnston Avenue, 15207|
|Pittsburgh Greenfield||1 Alger St, 15207|
|Pittsburgh Mifflin||1290 Mifflin Rd,15207|
|Pittsburgh Obama||515 N Highland Ave, 15206|
|Paulson Recreation Center||1201 Paulson Ave. 15206|
|Salvation Army Homewood||8020 Frankstown Ave. 15221|
|West||Pittsburgh Chartiers Early Childhood Education Center||3799 Chartiers, 15204|
|Emanuel United Methodist Church for Kids Meal Network||825 Lorenz Ave. 15220|
|The M Garden||3049 Chartiers Ave, 15204|
|Salvation Army – Westside||1821 Broadhead Fording Rd. 15205|
|Pittsburgh Westwood||508 Shadyhill Rd, 15205|
|Hill District||Pittsburgh Miller||2055 Bedford Ave, 15219|
|Pittsburgh Weil||2250 Centre Ave, 15219|
How: Open to all students
Plum Borough School District
What: free carryout breakfasts and lunches
When: Breakfast is available from 8:00-9:00 a.m. and lunch
will be available from 11:00 am to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Where: Holiday Park (entrance 4) and Plum High School
How: Visit this link to sign up https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf2woyGU-WusjfWTcaXklrfWtl-3MOYHXQ9L0VJ_WMMc0eG9g/viewform
If there are special
dietary needs or special accommodations, please contact Mrs. Jessica Griggle at
412.798.6367 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Riverview School District
What: 2 grab and go breakfast/ lunch meals
When: Monday Wednesday Friday 11a.m.-1p.m.
Where: Verner Elementary in Verona
Shaler Area School District
What: Free grab and go breakfast and lunch
When: Monday through
Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 66 Grant Avenue, Etna, or
the Northern Area Boys and Girls Club, 100 Howard Street, Millvale.
Sto Rox School District
What: Grab and go lunch 18 and under
When: Monday Wednesday Friday Times vary and are listed
Where: Sto-rox Jr- Sr HS 11:30-12:30
Pleasant Ridge 11:30-12pm
Helen & Catherine Street 12pm-12:30
Meyers Ridge 12pm-12:30
Hayes Manor 12:30-1pm
2020-21 Calendar and 2020-21 Policy on Tuition & Fees14 / February
Under "Downloads" in this website is next school year's 2020-21 Calendar and new Tuition Rates in the 2020-21 Policy on Tuition and Fees. In each block, the current year is still visible; scroll down for next year's calendar and policy.
Amazon Smile5 / December
When doing your online shopping at Amazon, choose Amazon Smile (https://smile.amazon.com) instead of Amazon.com. Then, select CCF as your charitable organization! Every eligible purchase will count towards $ for us. The shopping is exactly the same with the same products and prices. The only difference is Amazon sends us a portion of your purchase in the form of a check because we are a 501(c)(3) organization! Many people are already doing this, so we are getting frequent checks from Amazon. It is a great deal for us!
Tuition20 / September
Tuition must be paid by midnight on the last day of the month it is due or a $20 late fee will automatically be assessed. If payment is late 2x, the academy reserves the right to REQUIRE payment for enrollment to continue. Paying tuition on time is the responsibility of the parent, not the student.
Parking and Checks4 / September
The faculty parking lot is NOT to be used for student dropoffs or pickups during the school day from 8:00 to 3:30. Do not pick up your child at the end of the day in the faculty lot unless your child has a doctor's medical excuse. Avoid parking in bus zone areas, in Cheswick Fire Department zones (marked red on Spruce Street), in the elementary school turnaround or blocking anyone's driveway. Short stay dropoffs and pickups can happen on Pittsburgh Street, Highland Avenue, and the opposite side of Spruce Street.
Checks for lunch are to be made separate from tuition checks. If combined, they will be returned to you. The lunch account and the school account are two different accounts.
Student Rules22 / August
The updated student rules for 2019-20 have now been posted on this website. The first two pages are the secondary student rules. The next two pages are the secondary student rules with a place for the secondary student to sign, which we will have them do the first day of school. We keep these on file in the office. The last two pages are the elementary rules. One page lists the rules and the second page is our demerit system.
General Mills Box Tops – now has an app to submit upc’s12 / July
We can still submit General Mills Box Tops the old way and receive cash for them, so please keep sending them in. However, they have notified us that they will gradually be phasing that procedure out in lieu of submissions by app.
For those of you who want to try something new...
Download the General Mills Box Tops app. You will have to register yourself and our school (you only need the name of our school). Then you just have to scan your receipt when buying the products and it will immediately register to our school. I just tried it and it does work, and ok,... it's a little bit fun! 😉 Ah, technology.
The downside for us is that we can no longer do the Box Tops contest in May because those people using the app will not be able to designate the student and class to which their submissions apply.
Unexcused Absences & Tardies4 / April
As stated in our rules, when a student is absent (either for a whole day or half day) or tardy, an excuse from the parent or doctor is required within 3 days. If an excuse is not received, the absence or tardy becomes unexcused. We have been informed of a new PA law, effective immediately, which states that as a non-public school we are not required to take action on unexcused absences or tardies, but we are to report them to the student's home school district once the number of unexcused absences or tardies passes three.
Food Assistance Programs12 / December
Foodfinder.us is a nonprofit website that offers the location and contact information of more than 40,000 food pantries and similar food programs across the country. If you, or someone you know, could benefit from this program, please look into it.
Giant Eagle, Shop ‘n Save, Goodsearch, & Printer Cartridges5 / December
If you link your Giant Eagle Advantage Card to our school (#0194), they will give us a percentage of your costs each time you shop.
If you link your Shop 'n Save Card to our school (#217), we can use points for Carnegie Science Center assemblies.
If you sign up to use the search engine, Good Search (also known as Good Shop) and link our school, they also send us a check each year.
We also collect used printer cartridges (small ones; not big ones). Please place in a sealed zip-lock type bag and send them in.
Thanks for all your help in these little ways.