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Attention! All non-student community events and activities are cancelled until further notice.


Update on Current Events - Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014

The Wallenpaupack Area School District will be open on Monday, September 22nd.
We are in unprecedented times for our area. It is the District's goal to provide a safe and secure environment for our students and staff at school. All of our daily safety and security measures will be in place, including the presence of our School Resource Officers. Additional security measures will also be taken. This will include additional security personnel. All local and state law enforcement will be notified that school will be in session.

As a precaution, all students will remain indoors throughout the school day. Limited afterschool activities will be supervised by security personnel.

This is an extremely difficult situation for our community. School will be in session but, ultimately it is your decision as parents whether to send your children to school. The District will respect your decision and all absences will be excused.

I will continue to monitor the situation on a day-to-day basis. Any change in schedule will be communicated to you through the call system and local media.

Thank you for your continued cooperation. Additional information and this statement can be viewed on our website - http://www.wallenpaupack.org.

Michael Silsby
Superintendent


Notice Regarding Student Insurance - Updated for 2014-2015!

Please be advised that it is the responsibility of the parents/guardians, in the event of a student accident, to provide for accidental injury expenses either through insurance or cash payment to health care providers. For this reason, the School District would like to make you aware of the availability of a low cost, standard school approved insurance policy.

The School District does not provide insurance coverage for students. If you do not have insurance or the financial ability to cover potential injury expenses, we encourage you to review this Student Accident Insurance document.

If you choose to purchase insurance through this program, please have your child return the completed insurance form with your payment to their school and it will be forwarded to the insurance company to process.

We hope this program can be a valuable service for you and your family.


Online Lunch Account Service Information


This online service will allow parents to monitor your children's lunchtime purchases, make deposits into their meal accounts and have e-mail reminders sent when the account balance gets low.  More information and directions


Pennsylvania School Performance Profile Overview

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has made significant changes in how student achievement is being reported and calculated for schools and districts in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. PDE has released what is known as the Pennsylvania School Performance Profile. The public site (http://www.paschoolperformance.org) provides an academic performance score for public schools in the state. The performance score is designed with several purposes in mind:

  • To inform the public of school performance;
  • To provide a building level score for educators as part of their evaluation system;
  • To allow the public to compare schools across the state;
  • To give schools a methodology to analyze their strengths and needs.

While public schools across the states have previously received designations under No Child Left Behind, schools will now receive a performance score based upon many data points. Test scores, progress in closing achievement gaps, and degree of student growth over time are factored into the scoring while other identifiers of high achieving schools are also considered: graduation, promotion, and attendance rates as well as evidence of offering rigorous courses factor into the calculation. Schools may also earn extra points beyond the 100 point scoring system for those students who have earned advanced scores of the state, industry, and Advanced Placement exams.

In addition to the scoring aspect of the site, the public can compare schools across the state. For schools, the site also offers supports for schools to consider as they identify needs in their academic profile. Administrators and staff in our district have begun to review the data.


Wallenpaupack Gifted Parents Association

The Wallenpaupack Gifted Parents Association offers supplemental academic programs which are open to all students in the Wallenpaupack Area School District at either no charge or at minimal cost. If your child is interested in participating in Science Olympiad, Odyssey of the Mind, Chess Club and/or math and writing competitions for the 2014-2015 school year, please contact Lana Tamam at email: lana93@aol.com.

Note: This is a collaborative parent group. The meetings and activities are planned and coordinated by the parents facilitating the group, not the Wallenpaupack Area School District.

District Information

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Wallenpaupack Area School District
2552 Route 6
Hawley, PA 18428-7045
(570) 226-4557 ext. 3000
Fax:  (570) 226-0638

The Wallenpaupack Area School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination polices: Michael Silsby, Superintendent, 2552 Rt 6, Hawley, PA 18428. Telephone (570)226-4557 ext. 3000. All material and content on this site (c) 2006-2014 Wallenpaupack Area School District, except where noted.