Dear Friends and Families of the Wallenpaupack Area School Community:
It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of our beloved friend and co-worker Karllina Schmidt. Karllina was kind and compassionate to all her students, as she served as a school counselor at the North Primary School for the past five years. Karllina was a dedicated and caring person who did remarkable work with our students and staff. Karllina's impact was felt throughout the North Primary School, the District, and our community at large. Karllina has had a lasting impression on all of us. Karllina's spirit was unbreakable, her attitude, selfless manner, and dedication to her job, family, and friends, was second to none.
We would ask that everyone please keep Karllina's family in your thoughts and prayers throughout this difficult time. It goes without saying that Karllina will be sorely missed.
Parents: After-School Program for the Upcoming Half-Days - Updated
Football - Friday, October 23, 2020 - Wallenpaupack at Honesdale
Friday night's football game at Honesdale will be televised on Channel 13.
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.
Parents of Wallenpaupack Remote Learning 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
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:
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.