At the first meeting of the new school year, the Wallenpaupack Area School Board honored the accomplishments of three outstanding members of the Class of 2022
Marie Crugnale is a Gold Award winning member of the National Honor Society, a member of the Chorus and Chamber Choir, and has served as a Student Ambassador. She has also served as President of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). Marie plans to pursue a PhD in Linguistics and become a professor.
Lucas Macdonough is a Gold Award winning member of the National Honor Society, has participated in the Technology Club and Family Innovation Night, and has been a Ski Assistant for the Special Olympics. Lucas earned his athletic letter as a member of the Tennis Team. After graduation, Lucas plans to attend college and study Material Science / Material Engineering.
Dane Watson has held the offices of President and Vice-President of the Class of 2022. He has also been a Student Ambassador, a Gold Award winning member of the National Honor Society, a member of the Basketball Team, and the Prom Committee. He also took First Place in the Regional Competition of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and went on to compete at the State level. He is also the recipient of the President's Education Award, and the D.A.R.E. - Youth Citizenship Award. Dane plans to attend college to become a Physician's Assistant.
The School Board, Administration, Faculty, and Staff of Wallenpaupack wish these Seniors continued success in their future endeavors.
Arrival and Departure Procedures for the North Campus - 2021-22
FCC Announces Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
Please Note: The School District is providing this information as a service to the community and is not directly involved in the operation of this program. Interested households should refer to the information below and contact their participating service provide or refer to GetEmergencyBroadband.org if they have any questions. Please do not contact the school with questions about this program.
The Emegency Broadband Benefit is a temporary FCC program to help households struggling to afford internet service during the pandemic. The benefit provides up to $50/month discount for broadband service, and a one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider.
In collaboration with Johnson College, WASD will be partnering to provide opportunities for our students and community to receive college credit for courses taken here on our campus.
The evening courses will be held on the Wallenpaupack campus utilizing technology purchased through a USDA Telemedicine and Distance Learning Grant. Students, which can include community members, will use our classrooms and connect with instructors from Johnson College. This a great opportunity and we are excited to partner with Johnson College. The courses are scheduled to begin August 30th.
Notice Regarding Student Insurance - Revised for 2021-2022 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.
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:
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.