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Parents: After-School Program for the Half Day on Friday, December 4th

Please read this letter and complete the survey from Mr. Gunuskey, Assistant Superintendent, regarding afternoon options for your children on the Friday, December 4th early dismissal.


Important Information Regarding COVID-19 - Please Read!
Updated 12/01/2020

Important!

Notice of Positive COVID Test - 12/01/2020

Notice of Positive COVID Test - 11/26/2020

COVID-19 Information for Travelers from the Pa. Dept. of Health - 11/18/2020

Additional information from Mr. Gunuskey - 11/09/2020

Please review this information from Assistant Superintendent Keith Gunuskey (11/05/2020) regarding an update on COVID positive results in our school.


School Board Meeting - Wednesday, December 2, 2020

The Wallenpaupack Area School District Board of Education will meet in executive session, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 4:30 pm in the High School Library. This session is scheduled to discuss personnel and contracts.

The Reorganization Meeting of the Board will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 5:30 pm in the High School Library. The public work session of the Board will be held at 5:45 pm, followed by the regular monthly meeting of the Board at 6:00 pm.

Visitors are invited to attend via Zoom Video Conferencing beginning at 5:30 pm and must register prior to the start of the meeting.

To register in advance for this webinar, please go to:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_T5XzHzqBRuuExsmzV4LWFQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Lindsey Shaheen
Board Secretary


Athletes!

Official practices for the winter sports season will begin on December 4th, 2020. Coaches from individual sports will be contacting student athletes with details concerning offical times and locations. Voluntary work-outs will continue from now through November 26th, and will then resume from December 1st to the 3rd.


District-Wide Lockdown Drill Scheduled for December 4th

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Safe, caring, and orderly schools are a few of the top priorities of our school district. Throughout the school year, we practice various safety drills to ensure that our students, faculty, and staff are well-prepared to respond to emergency situations.

All of our schools hold fire drills monthly and weather drills in collaboration with the county emergency management offices. We take all school safety drills, or any crisis or threat to our school, very seriously.


Flexible Instruction Days (FID) Information

Important!

Letter to parents/guardians from Mr. Gunuskey

Wi-Fi Hotspot Information


Virtual College Visit with Lackawanna college for Child Care CTE


Virtual Job Shadow with The Wright Center for Community Health

Students in the Allied Health Class Level I and Exercise Science/Sports Medicine Program participated in a Virtual Job Shadow with The Wright Center for Community Health in Hawley on November 13th. Medical professionals at the Wright Center described their day-to-day roles and responsibilities at the medical practice, as well as the health and wellness treatment services provided to the community. Staff at the Wright Center also described the levels of training they received for their respective positions. Students were provided a first-hand view of what their training in the Allied Health CTE and Exercise Science/Sports Medicine CTE could transform into as they pursue careers in these fields.


Sydnie Day Named CTE Student of the Month for November

Sydnie Day of Greentown, is being recognized for her work in the Allied Health program. She is a positive role model in and out of class, and consistently goes out of her way to assist other students who may be struggling with comprehension of topics or projects.  She exhibits patience and compassion when helping other students, and always makes an attempt to include everyone in discussions.

Sydnie is very driven in her Introduction to Medical Sciences class, and makes every attempt to understand new concepts fully.  She is also actively involved in sports with the cross-country team.

Sydnie is a shining example of a future member of the health care field, exhibited by her natural drive towards inclusion and caring for people.  Congratulations to Sydnie on her selection as CTE Student of the Month!


Three Buckhorns Named to Lackawanna All League Soccer Team

After another successful season the Lackawanna League Coaches selected three of our team members as standouts in their positions. Christopher Maurice was selected as a First Team All-League Defender. Luke Kiesendahl was selected as a First Team All-League Midfielder. Ashton Struck was selected as a Second Team All-League Striker.


Eileen Kelly is Guest Speaker in Intro to Medical Sciences Class

Ms. Eileen Kelly, School-Based Therapist from Friendship House met with students enrolled in the Intro to Medical Sciences Class to discuss her role as a therapist working with school-age students. Ms. Kelly described training programs needed for counselors and additional clinical training needed toward licensure. She shared her successes as a therapist and encouraged students to pursue careers that they are passionate about.


Zane Herzog Named Fine Arts Students of the Month for November

Zane Herzog of Lakeville is being recognized for his achievements in instrumental and vocal music. Zane has been a member of the Marching Band, including 2 years as the baritone saxophone Section Leader. He has also a member of the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Pit Orchestra, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, and Show Choir. Zane has also performed with the Northeast Tri-County Band, and the PMEA District 9 Freshman Honors Band, District Band, and District Chorus.

Zane plans to attend Mansfield University to major in music education, and to pursue a career as a beginning band director.


School Board Approves Calendar Changes

At their October 12th meeting, the Wallenpaupack Area School Board approved the inclusion of several early dismissal days in the current calendar, the first of which will be on October 23rd. For more information, please read this document.


Important Information for Students and Parents

Please read these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding our current learning environment.


Helpful OnLine Learning Information


FREE Breakfasts and Lunches for ALL WASD Students

On Monday, August 31st, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue extended FREE meal benefits through December to schools that participated in the Summer Food Service Program. Now is a great time to encourage your kids to choose healthy and nutritious school meals!


Parents Picking Up or Dropping Off Students at WAMS, WNIS, or WNPS

Parent pickup and dropoff procedures for the Wallenpaupack North Primary, North Intermediate, and Middle School have changed. This video details those changes. All parents driving their children to or picking their children up from these schools should watch this video.


WASD Reopening Plans for 2020-2021

Question and Answer Portion of July 28th Board Meeting

COVID and Schools

Individual Building Reopening Plans

Reopening Plan Documents


On-line Learning Resources and Information for Students and Parents


Information Regarding School Notification System - SwiftK12

Wallenpaupack Area SD has recently expanded the use of its notification system to include SMS/Text messages as well as automated phone calls. Additional information regarding setting up and configuring your account through the Parent Portal can be found in this document.


Safe2Say Something (S2SS) Program Under Way

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:


Cafeteria Information - Updated for 2020-2021

For updated information about the Cafeteria for the 2020-2021 school year, including the online payment program, please read this document.

Information and an application for Free or Reduced Price Meals can be found here.


Notice Regarding Student Insurance - Revised for 2020-2021 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.


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.

Wallenpaupack Immunization / Exemption Form

Zipper Junction Holiday Donation - 2020
Lackawanna College - Open House 2020
Substitutes Wanted

District Information

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 ©2006-2020 Wallenpaupack Area School District, except where noted.