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Snow Delays & Cancellations

Transportation

Uniforms

Alma - SIS

Alma is Provident Charter School’s home base – our system for accessing student information shared across internal departments and our main source of communication between school and home.

Alma FAQs

Instructions for Logging into your Alma Account

Is there an app I can install on my phone?

      • Yes!  Please follow these instructions to install AlmaNow on your mobile device (Android & Apple).

Snow Delays & Cancellations

Provident follows Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) regarding delays and cancellations.

      • Families will receive notifications through our parent portal, as well as through all major news stations.
      • If there is a 2-hour snow delay, students should arrive between 9:45-10:05 a.m.

Snow Day Cancellation Procedure

If there is a cancellation, we will ask that students work asynchronously with work provided by their classroom teachers, for up to three snow days. (This is so we will not have to use make-up days listed on our calendar – April 14th, 18th, and June 9th.) If there is a 4th snow day, we will start to use these make-up days.

On these asynchronous days, there will be an attendance link sent out to all families and it is VERY important that you sign in through this link. Classroom teachers will share information about how to submit snow day assignments.

Transportation

For transportation, families will also have to take note of their home district’s decision.

For example, if your district is canceled and PPS and PCS is open, your district will NOT provide transportation.

      • Additionally, if your district has a 2-hour delay, and PPS and PCS does not, your child will be transported to us 2 hours late unless you drive them.
      • If PCS has a 2-hour delay – all home district buses to PCS should transport 2 hours later unless they are canceled.

For transportation questions, you can reach out to your School District using the contact information found in the Bus Routes section.

2021-2022 Transportation Contacts

Any questions or concerns regarding transportation should be addressed directly to your home district.

PCS Bus #DistrictBus Company & #Contact Information
#1Keystone OaksMatthews (#49)412-571-6012
#2Quaker ValleyQuaker Valley SD (#67)724-318-8535
#3Chartiers ValleyAJ Meyers (#A806)412-275-3056
#4CarlyntonMonarch412-458-5230
#5Bethel ParkBethel Park SD (#M12)412-845-8663
#6Fox ChapelFox Chapel SD (#106)412-828-9000
#8Baldwin-WhitehallB-W SD (#103)412-885-7595
#9North HillsNorth Hills SD (#118)412-318-1024
#10Upper St. ClairMatthews (#70)412-341-8288
#11AWoodland HillsWoodland Hills SD (#205X-1)412-731-1300 x0187
#11BWoodland HillsWoodland Hills SD (#205-1)412-731-1300 x0187
#13Penn HillsPenn Hills SD (#272)412-793-7000 x81601
#17ShalerShaler SD (#SH13-410)412-492-1200 x82824
#18MontourMontour SD (#78 AM / #66 PM)412-490-6500 x4701
#19AvonworthFirst Student (#22)412-734-9288
#20Sto-RoxSto-Rox SD (#597)412-771-3213 x5217
#21HamptonRoenigk Bus Co. (none given)724-443-5355
#24North AlleghenyAllegheny Transp. (none given)412-781-1184
#29Mount LebanonRoenigk Bus Co. (#2485)412-331-3974
#30West MifflinETS (car)412-520-5001 (Brian)
#34North HillsNorth Hills SD (#371)412-318-1024
#35ShalerShaler SD (#517)412-492-1200 x82824
#7Pittsburgh Public School DistrictFirst Student (#A313)412-322-4449
#14Pittsburgh Public School DistrictA1 Transit (#T603)412-781-6170
#15Pittsburgh Public School DistrictFirst Student (#A309)412-322-4449
#16Pittsburgh Public School DistrictFirst Student-Southside (#B302)412-431-8747 x104
#23Pittsburgh Public School DistrictKrise Transp. (#G302)412-815-2250
#25Pittsburgh Public School DistrictABC Transit (#H103)412-458-1500
#31Pittsburgh Public School DistrictPennsylvania Coach (#310)412-664-0911

Uniforms

Provident Charter School will have a uniform scholar dress code in order to provide an environment where the focus is on learning and the distractions of dress are kept to a minimum. All scholars are expected to be properly dressed in the school uniform every day. All parents and guardians are expected to support their children by ensuring that scholars are properly dressed when they leave for school each morning.

all of the following are not permitted
Inappropriate Tops
      • Shirts without collars
      • Shirts with logos that are not Provident Charter School logos
      • Shirts with designs (example: stripes)
      • Shirts showing chest cleavage
      • Shirts that do not meet the uniform bottom piece
      • Shirts that have been altered (example: cut, shredded, tied)
Inappropriate Bottoms
      • Denim pants/shorts or jeans
      • Form-fitting pants; pants must fit loosely on the legs
      • Leggings and jeggings
      • Pants falling beneath the natural waistline. Please utilize a belt as necessary. Under no circumstances are students allowed to sag their pants or expose their underwear.
      • Bottoms that have been altered (example: cut, shredded, tied)
Footwear
      • Dress shoes or sneakers
      • NO open-toed shoes, NO slides, NO boots above 1 inch, NO boots to the knee
Outerwear
      • NO hats or head coverings (baseball caps, beanies, bandanas, du-rags, winter headbands, scarves, bonnets) – unless for religious reasons and only with supporting documentation/approval.
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