For updated information about the Cafeteria for the 2022-2023 school year, including the online payment program, please read this document.
Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application Now Available!
The USDA-funded free breakfast and lunch waivers that were in effect for the 2021-22 school year have expired as of June 30, 2022. Therefore, parents and guardians are strongly encouraged to apply for the federally assisted Free and Reduced-Price Meal Program for the 2022-2023 school year. This confidential information is used by both WASD and state agencies to determine funding for a variety of programs. Failure to apply for benefits could disqualify your student/family from additional benefits that may be available.
Attention parents of all Wallenpaupack Area School District children who will be five years of age on or before August 31, 2022 and will be attending Kindergarten during the 2022-2023 school year: Please refer to this page for registration instructions and to download the registration forms or request a registration packet from the Central Registrar's office by calling (570) 226-4557 ext. 3036, or stop at the North Primary School, where packets are available in the lobby.
The registration period runs from February 1st through April 29th.
Notice Regarding Student Insurance - Revised for 2022-2023 School Year
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.
WASD Choral Students Tour France and Monaco
In June, Mrs. Alexsis Neenan, WAHS Choral Director, and Mr. Shaun Stuart, WAMS Choral Director, traveled with 17 students to France. These students performed three choral concerts throughout the country and had many incredible experiences including a visit to the Eiffel Tower, a boat ride on the Seine, a visit to Claude Monet's home and gardens, and a bike ride tour around the palace gardens of Versailles. They spent 3 days in southern France visiting medieval towns, ancient Roman ruins, and even took a day trip to the country of Monaco. The students had wonderful performances and got to interact with local people and make music together. It was a trip they will not soon forget!
Students participating in the trip were: Mayah Boogertman, Jewel Dickerman, Molly Dickerman, Evan Grohmann, Sophia Harmuth, Casandra Hnatko, Kelly Hotaling, Sara Kovacs, Sophia Letki, Michele McDevitt, Genevieve Neenan, Rebecca Nieto, Alexander Seretis, Hannah Sherman, Olivia Tighe, Ethan VanDerPlaats, and Rachel VanLouvender.
School Board Spotlight - Mrs. Lisa Perry Smith
The Wallenpaupack Area School District would like to take the time to honor our School Board members each month by providing a short video to let the public get to know them better. We would like to thank them for their time and devotion, as well as the knowledge and experience that they bring to enable us to have a district of which we can be proud.
This month's Spotlight is on School Board Member Mrs. Lisa Perry Smith. Please view the video below to learn a little bit more about Mrs. Perry Smith.
WAHS Students Visit Lackawanna College Nursing Labs
WAHS students visited the Nursing and Physical Therapy Assistant Programs at Lackawanna College in Scranton on May 20, 2022. While in the Nursing Labs, students were able to interact with medical manikins which simulated real life nursing situations.
WAHS Junior, Samantha Morales shared "I really liked practicing on the manikins to check patient blood pressure, pulse, heartbeat, and breathing. I also enjoyed practicing CPR on the manikins." Samantha signed up for the campus visit originally to find out more about the Physical Therapy Assistant Program. However, after working with the manikins in the Nursing Lab, she said she is leaning toward applying to nursing programs next year. Samantha indicated she liked the hands-on interaction with the medical manikins to practice clinical skills and patient care.
Senior Tyler Tanner Gifts His Work to the Culinary Arts Program
Engineering Senior Tyler Tanner gifted his own craftmanship to the Culinary Arts program - 2 pizza peels made from pine. Because of the engineering, these peels will not split with continued use. He learned the technique from Mr. Dave Heckman. "Hard Work Never Tasted So Good" is printed on the handles. Our Culinary Arts students agree. After graduating, Tyler will join the Marines. Thank you for your service!
ESSM CTE Students Visit Biomechanics Lab at the University of Scranton
WAHS Exercise Science Sports Medicine CTE students visited the Biomechanics Lab at the University of Scranton recently. While there, ESSM students tried out various high-tech equipment and learned about the principles of biomechanics.
During simulations, the focus was on determining the extent of an injury and ways to improve overall performance in sports and exercise. Christopher Maurice, WAHS Senior, is pictured using a motion tracking system. Christopher indicated "I was wearing motion-censors during the simulation using CGI Technology (Computer Generated Imagery). The camera picked up the movement of my legs to try to see if something was off with my gait." Christopher will be attending Gannon University in the Fall, and he plans to pursue a degree in Athletic Training. He commented that it will be interesting to see how the motion tracking equipment will fit into the actual curriculum in the Athletic Training Program.
ESSM and Engineering Students Meet with the Hanger Clinic
Over 25 students from the Exercise Science Sports Medicine CTE and the Engineering and Design Class participated in a career workshop with Tyler Kapinus, Community Care Coordinator, with the Hanger Clinic. Tyler spoke to students about the field of prosthetics and emphasized there will be increasing demand for prosthetists over the next ten years. He also discussed the different types of jobs in the field including designing a prosthesis, marketing or managing a prosthetics/orthotics program, providing care and support to prosthetic patients, and assistance with the maintenance of devices.
Samantha Sassi, WAHS Senior plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh in the Fall and major in Athletic Training and eventually pursue a graduate degree in prosthetics. Samantha stated after attending the workshop "I didn't know there wouldn't be a lot of clinicians in the future--I will probably be able to get a job right out of college." In addition, Samantha is looking into opportunities to shadow one of the specialists at the Hanger Clinic over the summer, as she prepares to head to college.
On-line Learning Resources and Information for Students and Parents
As inclement weather approaches, Wallenpaupack will continue to utilize the SwiftK12 messaging system to notify families of school delays and cancellations. Please note that as parents/guardians, you can maintain the contact phone numbers used by the system by using the PowerSchool Parent Portal. These phone numbers are maintained separately from the student database by design and are not automatically updated when you inform the school of a changed phone number. Information regarding setting up and configuring your account through the Parent Portal can be found in this document.
It is our intent to begin sending SMS text messages regarding delays and cancellations to families in addition to our normal communication avenues of TV, radio, website, Facebook, etc. We will not robo-call families in the morning except in unusual or unexpected circumstances. We ask that you maintain accurate contact numbers in the SwiftK12 system to facilitate this.
In 2018, the General Assembly passed Act 44 mandating the establishment and use of the "Safe2Say Something" (S2SS) anonymous reporting system by every Pennsylvania school entity by January 14, 2019.
S2SS is a life-saving and life-changing school safety program that teaches students, educators, and administrators how: (1) to recognize the signs and signals of individuals who may be at risk of hurting themselves or others, and (2) to anonymously report this information through the S2SS app, website, or 24/7 Crisis Center Hotline.
For further information, please refer to the following documents:
Vaccination Requirements for 2018-2019 School Year Onward
In the 2018-2019 school year, there are requirements that students in 7th and 12th grade must adhere to. On the First Day of School in the fall of 2018, unless the child has a medical or religious/philosophical exemption, a child must have had the vaccinations as described in this pamphlet, or risk exclusion from school.
Students at any grade, Kindergarten through 12th, including all public, private, parochial or nonpublic school in this Commonwealth of Pennsylvania must show proof of immunization before they can attend school. This pertains to vocational schools, alternative education programs, intermediate units, special education, home education programs, charter and cyber charter schools.
For more information, please refer to this pamphlet.
Highmark Insurance - Transparency in Coverage Compliance
The Transparency in Coverage Rule issued by the federal government requires health insurers and group health plans to provide detailed pricing data for all covered items and services to the public in the form of Machine Readable Files (MRFs).
Highmark Insurance has provided the following documents to explain and comply with this rule.