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District News and Events: 

Update on Current Events - Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Dear Parents/Guardians,

On behalf of the Wallenpaupack Area School District administration and staff, I thank you for your support and continued cooperation throughout this difficult situation.

After consultation with law enforcement officials we will resume all regular activities on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Student attendance has reached normal levels and we encourage the return to school for all students. If you have a unique situation please feel free to contact your building principal.

We will maintain extra security during the school day and have extended coverage for after school activities. Our thanks go out to the Sheriffs' Departments, Hawley Boro Police and the PA State Police for providing services to our school district.

This has been an unsettling time period for the entire region. Until the individual responsible for this tragedy is apprehended I will continue to monitor the facts on a daily basis in concert with law enforcement. Decisions as to the operation of school and school functions will continue to be made on a day to day basis.

Resources for discussing these events with your children can be found at:

http://www.wallenpaupack.org/ep_resources.asp

As always we will remain vigilant in providing the best and safest experiences possible for your children.

Thanks Again,

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.

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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.