PA Distance Learning holds and attends a variety of events throughout the year. Field Trips for current families are held at various locations throughout the state, and we can also be found at different community events as well. Check back often for an updated list of the places you can visit with PA Distance Staff and Families!

Community Engagement Opportunities

The Community Engagement Team will be hosting and attending events throughout the entire state of Pennsylvania. Please join us at one of the opportunities listed below:

Field Trips

Dates/Times: (To attend please sign-up using this link)

September

Tuesday, September 20th at the Erie Zoo (Erie, PA) from 10:30am-12:30pm
Tuesday, September 20th at the Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland (Allenwood, PA) from 1:00pm-3:30pm
Tuesday, September 20th at the Electric City Aquarium (Scranton, PA) from 3:00pm-5:30pm
Wednesday, September 21st at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium (Pittsburgh, PA) from 12:30-3:00pm
Wednesday, September 21st at the Zoo America (Hershey, PA) from 1:00-3:00pm
Wednesday, September 21st at the Philadelphia Zoo (Philadelphia, PA) from 1:00-3:30pm
Thursday, September 22nd at the Elmwood Park Zoo (Norristown, PA) from 10:00am-12:30pm

Online Information Sessions

Learn more about PA Distance Learning Charter School and what life is like in our virtual classrooms by attending an in-person or online information session.

Each session covers:

  • History of PA Distance
  • Our Mission and Vision
  • Benefits
  • Resources & Support
  • Live Learning Classes
  • Independent Learning Activities
  • Communication
  • Socialization Opportunities
  • And Much More!

Online Dates/Times: (To attend please sign-up using this link)

September (In-Person)

Monday, September 1st from 10:00-11:00am
Tuesday, September 2nd from 2:00-3:00pm
Wednesday, September 7th from 10:00-11:00am
Monday, September 12th from 1:00-2:00pm
Friday, September 16th from 12:00-1:00pm
Thursday, September 22nd from 2:00-3:00pm
Tuesday, September 27th from 1:00-2:00pm
Thursday, September 29th from 10:00-11:00am

September (Virtual)

Grades K-2: St. Louis Zoo: September 13th from 1:00-1:45pm
Grades 3-5: St. Louis Zoo: September 13th from 2:30-3:15pm
Grades 6-8: St. Louis Zoo: September 14th from 1:00-1:45pm
Grades 9-12: St. Louis Zoo: September 15h from 1:00-1:45pm

2022-2023 Parent Orientation Sessions

The Community Engagement Team hosts in-person and virtual Parent Orientation Sessions for the parents and guardians of enrolled students. These in-depth orientations are designed to educate parents about daily life at PA Distance and how to best support their students while learning in a new online environment.

Each session covers:

  • Student Information System (SIS)
  • Checking Grades
  • How to use the PA Distance Email Account
  • Time Management
  • Organization
  • Attendance
  • Communication
  • Basic Technology
  • And Much More!

In-Person Locations/Dates/Times:

September

Tuesday, September 6th at the Raymond M. Blasco, M.D. Memorial Library (Erie, PA) from 10:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday, September 7th at the Tredyffrin Public Library (Strafford, PA) from 10:30am-12:00pm
Wednesday, September 7th at the PA Distance STEAM Hub (Sewickley, PA) from 1:00-3:00pm
Wednesday, September 7th at the Perkasie Branch, Bucks County Free Library (Perkasie, PA) from 4:00-6:00pm
Thursday, September 8th at the Allentown Public Library (Allentown, PA) from 10:30am-12:30pm
Thursday, September 8th at the Somerset County Library (Somerset, PA) from 10:30am-12:30pm
Thursday, September 8th at the Lackawanna County Children’s Library (Scranton, PA) from 4:00-6:00pm
Monday, September 12th at the Reading Public Library (Reading, PA) from 3:00-5:00pm
Tuesday, September 13th at the Lancaster Library (Lancaster, PA) from 3:00-5:00pm
Wednesday, September 14th at the Nixon Park Nature Center (York, PA) from 2:30-4:00pm

Online Dates/Times:

September
every Monday in September (No Labor Day Session) from 12:30-1:30pm Join us: https://meet.google.com/rwa-zxnc-ems
every Wednesday in September from 6:00-7:00pm Join us: https://meet.google.com/ibh-vyfq-kzf
every Friday in September from 12:30-1:30pm Join us: https://meet.google.com/rwa-zxnc-ems

October
Monday, October 3rd from 12:30-1:30pm Join us: https://meet.google.com/rwa-zxnc-ems
Friday, October 7th from 12:30-1:30pm Join us: https://meet.google.com/rwa-zxnc-ems
Monday, October 10th from 12:30-1:30pm Join us: https://meet.google.com/rwa-zxnc-ems

2023 Dates/Times:

January
Friday, January 6th from 12:30-1:30pm Join us: https://meet.google.com/iox-oazi-dqh
Monday, January 9th from 12:30-1:30pm Join us: https://meet.google.com/xuw-vamq-big
Wednesday, January 11th from 12:30- 1:30pm Join us: https://meet.google.com/png-zadw-sro

February
Wednesday, February 1st from 12:30-1:30pm Join us: https://meet.google.com/zfn-tqfo-dnp

Upcoming Field Trips, Family Engagement Events, Community Hours and other PA Distance sponsored events for the 2022-2023 school year will be posted when information is available.