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2023-2024 Calendar Amended

Please note that at its April 8th meeting, the Wallenpaupack Area School Board approved an amendment to the 2023-2024 School Calendar. School will be closed on Friday, May 24, 2024 and Tuesday, May 28, 2024 for both students and staff.


Kindergarten Registration Has Begun!

Kindergarten Registration

Attention parents of all Wallenpaupack Area School District children who will be five years of age on or before August 31, 2024 and will be attending Kindergarten during the 2024-2025 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. 3000.


Important Information Regarding PSSA and Keystone Testing

Parents, Guardians, and Students - Please review the following documents:


Wallenpaupack & ARC
Color Run & Walk Event
Friday, May 17th, 2024

 

Sponsored by The Arc, Wayne County, and WASD

Packet Pick up / Race Day Registration - 4:30 pm

Run / Walk Begins - 5:30 pm

Place - Wallenpaupack Area North Complex

Registration - $30 by 4/26/2024 - $40 after 4/26/2024

Register online at http://bit.ly/414fE0n or print and fill out this form.


WAHS Students Attend Health Science Day at King's College

Over 40 WAHS students attended a Health Science Day at King's College in Wilkes-Barre on April 3rd. Students rotated among the following Health Science Programs at the College: Nursing (Visit to the Cadaver Lab); Physician Assistant; Athletic Training; and Occupational Therapy.

WAHS students are featured engaging in hands-on activities at each station to help them improve their understanding of clinical skills.


WAHS Student Council Raises Money for PA Breast Cancer Coalition

The Wallenpaupack Area High School Student Council raised $1500 from the Pretty in Pink basketball game in February to be donated to the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition. Pictured are Student Council members giving the check to Kelly Kyzer, representative of the coalition. From left to right, they are: Lauren Peterman, Nina Duprey, Kelly Kyzer, Erika Badner, Kyle Carrubba, and Joe Pettinato.


School Board Recognizes Three Seniors at April Meeting

With the eclipse come and gone, the Wallenpaupack Area School Board shone a light on three seniors at their April 8th meeting.

Jake Holbert has been a member of the National Art Honor Society, and a Gold and Silver Award recipient for High Honor Roll and Honor Roll. He has also participated in All League Basketball and All League Baseball. Jake plans to attend Shenandoah University to play baseball and major in finance.

Autumn Gordon has served as an Executive Officer of the National Honor Society and as Captain of the Cheerleading Team. She has also been a member of the National Art Honor Society, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), and the Student Ambassador Program. Her honors include the Gold Award for High Honor Roll, and being named All-American Cheerleader. After graduation, Autumn plans to attend Penn State University Schuylkill.

Angelina Krug has been the owner of Wallenpaupack Floral and Gifts for three years. She has also been a member of the Golf Team, the Inaugural Female Eagle Scout of Troop 1057 of Scranton, a Gold and Silver Award recipient for High Honor Roll and Honor Roll, and a recipient of the Heroism Award. Angelina plans to attend East Stroudsburg University to major in Business.

As these Seniors approach the final few months of their Wallenpaupack career, the School Board, Faculty, Administration, Staff, and Community wish them all the best for the future.


WAHS Students Attend Psychology Fair at Marywood University

Over 20 WAHS students attended the Psychology Fair at Marywood University on April 5th. Many of the students attending the Psychology Fair are enrolled in the Intro to Psychology Class at the High School and signed up to further explore all aspects of the field of Psychology. Students participated in hands-on activities involving perceptual, cognitive, social, and sensory skills. Interactive projects revolved around all different aspects of Psychology including the following: Industrial-Organizational; Counseling; Behavioral; Educational; Clinical; Health; and Forensic Psychology.


Northampton Automotive Skills Contest

In January, nine Wallenpaupack Automotive Technology students traveled to Bethlehem to take the written qualifier exam at Northampton Community College for their Automotive Skills competition. The top two scores were entered against other Career Technical Programs from throughout the state to determine the six teams that will compete in the hands-on competition. The WASD duo of Lukas McConnell and Austin Earl scored high enough to progress to the next part of the competition.

The competition is made up of 6 workstations consisting of: Engine Repair, Electrical, Brakes, Engine Performance Diagnostics, No-Start Diagnostics and State Inspection. These six stations combined with the written exam determined the winner.

Lukas and Austin dominated the competition, earning the first-place medals, $2,500 in scholarships and over $2,500 in tools and merchandise for each guy. The school was awarded a 2015 Chevy Truck to use for training purposes, which will be very useful to allow the Automotive Technology Students to gain experience on newer technology.


2 Named Fine Arts Students of the Month for April


Celebrating Creativity: The NAHS Little Art Gallery

The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) has unveiled its latest endeavor - a charming little art gallery housed in the High School library. This innovative project aims to foster creativity, collaboration, and a sense of wonder among our students.

The idea was simple: create a space where students could share their artistic talents, exchange materials, and appreciate each other's work. Inspired by the concept of "little free libraries," the NAHS set out to create a gallery for WAHS. NAHS member Nicole Kuzin-Ilan applied for a Wayne County Community Foundation Youth Advisory Committee grant, which the Alice Welker Memorial Fund generously provided.

Once they received funding, Wallenpaupack's Building Trades students - Derek Burkes, Colin Hertz, Christopher Keene, Garett Olsen, Ethan Sacher-Roslund, John Sasscer, and Nicholas Simpson began constructing the art gallery. With their skilled hands and dedication, they assembled a sturdy wooden structure that now stands proudly near the high school library entrance. The NAHS students then stepped in to add their artistic touch. Sydney Sura painted it in vibrant colors and adorned it with a whimsical design, then members added the first art to be exchanged as well as free art supplies.

The next time you pass by the high school library, take a moment to visit the NAHS Little Art Gallery. Admire the craftsmanship, leave a piece of your art, and appreciate the talents of WAHS. The NAHS students are very excited to share what they have created.


ESSM CTE Students Attend Workshops at Misericordia University

Students enrolled in the WAHS Exercise Science Sports Medicine Career and Technical Education Program (ESSM CTE) visited Misericordia University on February 28th. Faculty from the Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Programs provided an overview of the curriculum and guided students on a tour of each clinical lab. Students learned about the requirements for admission, pre-requisite coursework needed, and clinical opportunities for field placements in the area.


2024 RYLA District 7410 Conference - June 23rd to 27th

The Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) Conference is held each year at Keystone College in Northeastern PA. It is a 5 day, 4 night leadership program for high school sophomores who have shown leadership potential in their home, school, and community. The conference is designed to introduce participants to thoughts and ideas which will strengthen and develop their leadership skills. It also provides an environment where participants may discuss and exchange their ideas with other students from NEPA.

For local contact information, refer to this document.

For more information and the on-line application, click this link.


WAHS Chapter Attends FCCLA Leadership Conference

WAHS Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members learned leadership skills, presented projects, and participated in state competitions while attending the 2024 FCCLA State Leadership Conference on Monday, March 18th-Wednesday, March 20th. Chapter members returned from the conference with a determination to focus their energies on strengthening families and working on essential career skills.

The state conference also gave members the opportunity to compete in STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition). The following students received awards:

  • Gold Medalist & National Qualifier Interpersonal Communications - Leila Katz
  • Gold Medalist & National Qualifier Professional Presentation - Jill Tait* & Kaelin DeSanti*
  • Gold Medalist National Qualifier Teach and Train - Nina Dupree*
  • Silver Medalists National Qualifiers - Chapter Service Project Portfolio - Mackenzie Tufaro* & Petrina Urso*
  • Silver Medalist & National Qualifier Professional Presentation - Jewel Dickerman*
  • Silver Medalist - Teach and Train - Vivian Yetter
  • Bronze Medalists Chapter Service Project Display - Tati Algermon & Soleil Wright**
  • Bronze Medalists Event Management - Mackenzie Razny** & Thomas Preston**
  • Bronze Medalist Public Policy Advocate - Genesis Perez

*Childcare CTE     **Culinary CTE

Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America is a dynamic and effective national career and technical student organization (CTSO) that helps young men and women become leaders and addresses important issues in personal and family life, and skills in several career pathways, through Family & Consumer Sciences and related Career and Technical Education programs. The organization has involved over ten million youth since its founding in 1945. FCCLA is unique among youth organizations because it is the only national in-school organization with the family as its central focus. Participation in national programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers, and communities.


Wallenpaupack Makes Strong Showing at PAA Competition

Out of eight Wallenpaupack students who took the qualifying exam in December, two students, Jack Duggan and Scott Tavoline, earned the right to proceed to the hands-on portion of the 2024 Pennsylvania Automotive Association (PAA) Skip Wagner Automotive Technology Competition in Hershey and compete against the top ten teams in the state.

The Wallenpaupack team completed the long day as the 2024 PAA Skip Wagner Automotive Technology champions, walking away with all the hardware and prizes. Scott earned an award, as well as a ½" drive torque wrench valued at over $200, for the highest written test score in the state. The team's combined test scores earned them top honors in the state as well.

The contest consisted of two parts of 90 minutes each:  (1) fixing a customer complaint and performing a pre-delivery inspection on a 2024 Buick Encore; and (2) working in 5 different automotive workstations consisting of vehicle suspension and alignment, electrical testing, braking systems, electrical waveform diagnosis and precision measuring. The team each earned a Dewalt grinder for compiling the highest score in the workstations and were given a plaque signifying their accomplishment.

For their overall first-place effort, each student earned a $10,000 Scholarship to the school of their choice, tools, automotive apparel and multiple gifts from the sponsoring industry representatives worth over $3,000, plus a first place trophy and medals for being the top team in the state.

Special thanks go out to Edw. J. Schwarz Buick GMC for allowing Wallenpaupack to keep a 2024 Buick Encore at the school for the students to practice for the competition. We would like to thank the staff who set everything up and gave our students the scan tool to communicate with the vehicle's computer systems. A special thank you goes to Derek Murray and Jim Corcoran for helping set everything up with the Buick and showing the students how to use the computerized tools from General Motors. The cooperation with local dealerships is a big help in preparing our students at Wallenpaupack for entry into post-secondary education and the workforce.

Unfortunately, the National Competition is still not being held, but the PAA team from Wallenpaupack still holds the National Champion title, having won first place at the National Automotive Competition in 2019, bringing home over $200,000 for each student and multiple gifts for the automotive program. Wallenpaupack's Automotive Technology Program has been to the National competition 9 times (winning 3 National Titles). The PAA Automotive Competition has been taking place for 23 years and Wallenpaupack Automotive Technology Students have placed first fourteen times.


WAHS  HOSA Students Excel at State Leadership Conference

On March 13-15 2024, the Paupack Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Chapter travelled to Lancaster, PA for the 45th anniversary of the State Leadership Conference (SLC). There were 25 competitors and 2 delegates who attended. They competed in various categories including: Veterinary Science, Forensic Science, Public Service Announcement, Medical Spelling, Mental Health Awareness, Pharmacy Science, Human Growth & Development, Dental Terminology, Public Health, Medical Innovation, Pathophysiology, Job Seeking Skills, Nutrition, Behavioral Health, CPR/Frist Aid, and Medical Terminology. The 2 delegates participated in multiple parliamentary meetings including electing next year's state officers. In addition to the competitive events, the students participated in educational symposiums, grand sessions, keynote speaker presentations, bingo bash, dance party and networking with almost 1800 future healthcare leaders.

Paupack HOSA is proud to announce that 5 students placed in the top three in the state of PA. Caitlyn Mulcahy placed 1st in Veterinary Science, Kelly Hotaling placed 1st in Job Seeking Skills, and the team of Ciara Dennis, Isabella Coyle, Carmella Coyle placed 3rd in Public Health. These students will be attending the International Leadership Conference(ILC) in June in Houston Texas to compete against other competitors from across the globe.


Aevidum Custodian Appreciation Banner

Wallenpaupack Area School District has began a new club called Aevidum. This club is a non-profit organization that empowers youth to shatter the silence surrounding depression, suicide, and other issues facing teens. The word Aevidum, which means "I've got your back," was created by students after a classmate died by suicide. Aevidum inspires schools and communities to adopt cultures of care and advocacy, encouraging all members to have their friends' backs. This club is completely student-led and student-driven.

The first project of the Aevidum Club was to create a banner to honor our custodians, which was signed by all high school students during lunches and hung outside the custodians' office. The following students are pictured here: Lizzy Karpiak, Ella Smith, Erika Badner, Nessa Muller, Kalyn Clarich, Isabela Silverstein, Sam Treppeda, Sara Kovacs, Soleil Wright, Elisa Cremona, Rachel VanLouvender, Joe Pettinato, Breanna Conklin, Nick Bajadek, Sarah Niemiec, Jordan Santiago, Aydin Greene, Xavier Fernandez, and John Sasscer.

Missing from the picture: Ariana Rodriguez, Justin Blanding, Victoria Latek, Kaylee Morgan, Michael Soskil, Adrianna Fuller.


School Board Newsletter for the March 11th Meeting

Please click here for information from the March 11th School Board meeting.


HOSA State Leadership Conference 2024

Twenty-seven of Wallenpaupack's future healthcare leaders are off to the 2024 Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) State Leadership Conference. The students will participate in multiple competitive events, parliamentary procedures and networking with other students from across the state. The district is very proud of all of these young ladies and gentlemen - our future is bright with them leading the pack!


WSES Carnival Games 2024

5th grade students at Wallenpaupack South Elementary School worked in small groups to each create a carnival game. Each group needed to build a game that would be fun and safe for whomever played the game. They had to take their plans and bring it to life using materials in school and from home. Throughout the process, they learned to be flexible with their ideas and look for any issues that might come up on the day of the carnival. They were able to invite the whole school to their carnival, with every student getting tickets to use for any game they wanted to play. The fifth-grade students also had prizes to hand out to every winner. It was a great success as not only a learning activity, but also as a fun activity for all the students in the building.


HOSA Students Create PSA for State Leadership Conference

Caution: Video contains graphic content. Viewer discretion is advised.

Juniors Giada Blume, Michelle Bronstein, Julia Mrowka, and Lauren Peterman are competing on March 13th-15th at Wyndham Resort Convention Center for the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) State Leadership Conference. As part of their project, they created a 30-second Public Service Announcement entitled 'Fentanyl Kills' to show the deadly effects of the drug while promoting the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) hotline.

A big 'Thank You!' to Mr. Thomas Lofberg, Mr. Michael Macedonia, and the students of the Protective Services CTE group for their help in making the video a success! Good Luck at the Conference!


1st Responders Appreciation Luncheon Hosted by FCCLA and Culinary CTE

WAHS FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) and the Culinary Career and Technical Education Program co-sponsored an Appreciation Luncheon for 1st Responders serving the school district and surrounding communities on January 31, 2024. Tati Campbell Algermon (FCCLA member) and Soleil Wright (FCCLA Member and Culinary CTE) spearheaded the project to honor our local 1st responders as part of their Chapter Service Project for the FCCLA State Leadership Conference. Tati and Soleil coordinated the event with Chef Cheryl Lewis, Culinary Arts Instructor. Chef Lewis designed a delightful menu for participants. A generous grant from local businessman Mr. Chris Cykosky, funded the event. Feedback for the luncheon included many accolades from 1st Responders indicating the food was delicious, the hospitality was excellent, and the overall experience was impressive.

In addition, Mr. Keith Gunuskey, Superintendent, welcomed attendees, and praised 1st Responders for their hard work, dedication, and invaluable service to the community. He also noted many of the students in attendance were members of the Protective Services Career & Technical Education Program and are themselves 1st Responders in their local fire departments. He also stated Seniors in the Protective Services Program have completed all three sections of coursework including fire protection, law enforcement, and emergency management.

The following emergency management provider organizations participated in the event:

  • Lackawaxen Fire Dept
  • Tafton Fire Co. (Ambulance and Dive Team)
  • Pike County Training Center
  • Forest Volunteer Fire Dept.
  • Greeley Fire Dept.
  • Central Fire Dept.
  • Hemlock Farms Fire Dept.
  • Newfoundland Fire Dept.
  • Hawley Fire Dept.
  • Lakeville Fire Dept.
  • Promised Land Fire Dept.

Brayden Roberts is CTE Student of the Month for February

Culinary Arts student Brayden Roberts has been named the Career & Technical Education (CTE) student of the month for February.

Brayden is a natural born manager. He is innately aware of the fact that soft skills comprise 80% of one's success on the job. He is the first to arrive in the kitchen and the last one to leave. He sets the standard of behavior in his group and for the class. As a sophomore, Brayden has a couple of years to decide where he wants to be in the Hospitality Industry. Until then, he represents the Culinary Arts program at Wallenpaupack as a star.

Congratulations, Brayden - well done!


WAHS Students Create PA Power Switch Guide

When students in the high school's Issues in the Environment class asked, "How can we help fight climate change?"  they answered, "make a video to encourage electric customers to switch from fossil fuel energy supplier to a renewable energy supplier!" This video, created by students, outlines how easy it is for Pennsylvania residents to make this switch so that everyone can be part of the solution to climate change.

Students involved in this production are: Brooke Duggan, Justin Guinard, Ronald Guyer, Jordan Hocker, Garett Olsen, Christopher Reynolds, and Haven Strickland. The production was overseen by Mrs. Linda Lohner, with special thanks to Mrs. Marie Mitschele and Mr. Dan Granville.


WAHS  CTE Students Win Medals at SkillsUSA District Competition

The 2023-2024 school year has been an amazing year for our students that participated in SkillsUSA. SkillsUSA is a Career & Technical Student Organization (CTSO) that plays an integral part in Career & Technical Education (CTE) at the state and national level. It is a nonprofit educational organization that serves to prepare students for their careers. Every year, they host competitions for students to highlight the skills they have learned throughout their CTE program.

The two district-level competitions were held at Johnson College on December 12th and Luzerne County Community College on January 4th. Students participated in many contests, highlighting their excellence in their CTE program.

Seventeen students, along with two advisors, attended these competitions. Students competed in many contests including Automotive Refinishing Technology, Automotive Service Technology, Building Construction, Carpentry, Crime Scene investigation, Culinary Arts, Diesel Equipment Technology, Early Childhood Education, Electrical Contruction Wiring, Electronics Technology, Job Interview, Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair, Motorcycle Service Technology, Plumbing, Power Equipment Technology, and Technical Drafting. Our students won 9 awards at this competition:

  • Austin Earl - 1st Place - Automotive Service Technology
  • Lukas McConnell - 1st Place - Diesel Technology
  • Ty Mazzga - 1st Place - Electronics Technology
  • Jack Duggan - 2nd Place - Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair
  • Peyton Toth - 2nd Place - Power Equipment Technology
  • Anthony Tafaro - 2nd Place - Motorcycle Service Technology
  • Daniel Lauersen - 2nd Place - Building Construction
  • Kelly Hotaling - 2nd Place - Job Interview
  • Benjamin Bergensten - 3rd Place - Technical Drafting

The first-place winners will represent Wallenpaupack at the State Conference in Hershey in April.

We are very proud of all the students who went to these competitions to participate in the SkillsUSA District conferences.


Competitive Spirit Team Takes Another First Place

Congratulations to the WAHS Competitive Spirit Team for once again bringing home the First Place Trophy from the Tri-State Cheer Challenge, which was held on January 14th at Delaware Valley High School. In a field of over 20 teams, our team was just 0.4 points away from the Grand Champion position for highest score of the day, their best performance of the season.

Good luck to the team as they head out on the road to the State Championship in Hershey (January 26th & 27th) and the National Championship at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Center in Orlando, Florida, February 9th to the 12th.

Making Paupack PROUD! Let's go Bucks!


WAHS Automotive Students Visit Cleveland Brothers Caterpillar Facility

At the end of November, a recruiter from Cleveland Brothers Caterpiller paid a visit to Dr. Mark Watson's Automotive Technology classes. Afterwards, several Automotive Tech II and III Juniors and Seniors, accompanied by Dr. Watson and Career Counselor Mrs. Lauren McGinnis, paid a visit to their facility in Wilkes-Barre. The students were able to tour each division of the business, and received a plethora of information from each supervisor and technician regarding sales, parts, and their own experiences working for Caterpillar. Cleveland Brothers also used this as a recruiting opportunity to find potential hires to go through their apprenticeship program next year.


WNPS Students Make Treats for Dessin Shelter

WNPS students participated in a Service Project making dog and cat treats to donate to the Dessin Animal Shelter. They also had fun dressing up in animal attire and raised over $300 to donate to the shelter. Students learned the importance of how we can work together to help others and our community.


Competitive Cheer Team Advances to States

Congratulations to the Wallenpaupack Area Competitive Spirit Team for taking 2nd Place overall and 1st in their co-ed division at the District II Competitive Spirit Championship held at Wilkes-Barre Area High School on Sunday, December 17th. The team will now advance to the PIAA State Championship to be held in Hershey in January, 2024. Good luck to the team!

We are PAUPACK proud!


WNIS Receives Onvo Educational Alliance Grant

Wallenpaupack North Intermediate School is the proud recipient of a $500.00 Onvo Educational Alliance Grant. Use of the grant funds will support students' education and stimulate their growth within WNIS's Math and Science instruction.


WAHS Students Support the Zipper Junction Holiday Toy Drive

WAHS students from Mrs. Albion's Classroom volunteered at the Zipper Junction Toy Drive to help sort and organize toys and gifts prior to distribution to children in the community. In addition, students from Mrs. Smith's Visual Communications Class designed festive banners to welcome guests to the Toy Drive. Finally, students from FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) made cards for the families at the Toy Drive to wish them the best during the holiday season. The efforts of all students involved were much appreciated and contributed to the success of the Zipper Junction Toy Drive!


Wallenpaupack Wrestling Team Wins Ram Duals

Wallenpaupack moves to 6-0 after finishing 5-0 in the Gary Woodruff Memorial Duals at Wyalusing High School on Saturday, December 9th. Ayden Blaut, Nicholas Skokos, Gunnar Myers, Conan Kier, and Xaiden Schock all remain unbeaten.

Gunnar Myers continued to impress with a win in the final match against Keegan Demarast of Pocono Mountain East in a match that saw two state ranked wrestlers face off. Gunner used 2 takedowns and an escape to build a 5-1 lead in the third. A late takedown by Demarest was not enough and Gunnar won 6-3.

Xaiden Schock continued to rack up bonus points with 4 falls and a forfeit on the day. Wallenpaupack Lightweights are coming around as well as Ayden Blaut and Nicholas Skokos went a perfect 5-0 each and Giovanni Lomonaco went 4-1.

Wallenpaupack is back in action on Tuesday with a dual meet against Western Wayne before hosting the Lackawanna League Tournament on Saturday, December 16th.

Dual Scores:
Wallenpaupack 69 -- Scranton Prep 6
Wallenpaupack 48 -- Valley View 21
Wallenpaupack 78 -- Wyoming Area 3

Championship Round Robin:
Wallenpaupack 43 -- Wyalusing Area 26 (Wyalusing - 2nd Place)
Wallenpaupack 45 -- Pocono Mountain East 25 (PME - 3rd Place)


Submissions Window Open for WVIA Student Showcase!

Are you an aspiring filmmaker? Do you want to see your films up on the big screen and get to meet other filmmakers? Enter the WVIA Student Showcase and have your short film screened at the Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival this April!

  • Short film under five minutes
  • Can be fiction, documentary, animated, experimental
  • Can be any genre

Grand Prize

Winners in each of the three grade-based categories will win three free tickets to the 2024 Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival at the Waverly Community House the weekend of April 12-14th and have their short film screened on the festival's large screen in front of fellow filmmakers and industry professionals.

For more information, including deadlines, categories, and instructions, visit http://wvia.org/studentshowcase.


Our Kids Food Pantry on BRC-TV13


Arrival and Departure Procedures for the North Campus - 2023-24


Information Regarding Robo-Calls and Robo-Texts

Important!

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.

If clicking on the SwiftReach SwiftK12 link causes a 'Log in.  Your session may have expired.' message, please follow these instructions.


Information Regarding Flexible Instruction Days (FIDs)

Please read this letter from Superintendent Keith Gunuskey regarding the use of Flexible Instruction Days.


Notice Regarding Student Insurance - Revised for 2023-2024 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.


On-line Learning Resources and Information for Students and Parents


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.

Wallenpaupack Immunization / Exemption Form


The Affordable Connectivity Program is a Federal Communications Commission program that helps connect families and households struggling to afford internet service. This new benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.

Eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) using an online or mail in application.

You can learn more about the benefit, including eligibility and enrollment information, by visiting www.fcc.gov/ACP, or by calling 877-384-2575.

Please note that the Wallenpaupack Area School District is providing this information as a courtesy, and is not involved in the operation of the Affordable Connectivity Program. Any and all questions should be directed to the contact information above, and NOT to the School District.


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.

ACA Compliance Bulletin

Transparancy Mandates Presentation

School Bus Drivers Needed

Click on this link for school bus licensing steps:
https://www.dmv.pa.gov/Driver-Services/School-Bus-Drivers/Pages/default.aspx

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: Mr. Keith E. Gunuskey, Superintendent, 2552 Rt 6, Hawley, PA 18428. Telephone (570)226-4557 ext. 3000. All material and content on this site ©2006-2024 Wallenpaupack Area School District, except where noted.