3rd Annual First Day of School Video

District Health and Safety Plan

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The District has worked diligently over the last several months to develop a Health and Safety Plan for the safe reopening of schools. In addition to the Pandemic Team identified in the Plan, the District sought the feedback of numerous key stakeholder groups, including local physicians; legal counsel; District nurses; teachers; food services, maintenance and custodial staff; building and department administrators; and survey and email feedback from students, staff, and parents. 

While it may be necessary to revise the Plan as conditions evolve over the coming months, on August 20, 2020, the Board of School Directors approved a Health and Safety Plan. Click here to view the Plan and presentations made to the Board.

District News & Information

Message for the Cedar Cliff Community – Death of a Student

September 19, 2020 - It is with a great deal of sadness that I am informing you of the death of one of our students. Earlier today, one of our eleventh-grade students was killed in a tragic firearms accident.  We are shocked and saddened by this tragic event. We will have grief counselors available on Monday for anyone in our school community.   These counselors will remain in place throughout the week.
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Board Adopts Resolution to Waive Real Estate Tax Penalty

On August 20, 2020, the Board adopted a resolution extending the discount period and waiving the penalty associated with the failure to make timely payment of Real Estate taxes for the 2020-2021 school year as authorized by Act 75 of 2020, signed into law on July 23, 2020.
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Free Grab-and-Go Bagged Meals

Changes to our Grab-and-Go Bagged Meals Program

Thanks to recent changes in legislation, effective September 8, we are once again able to offer FREE Grab-and-Go Bagged Meals to ALL children 18 and younger regardless of their economic status!  Lunch for that day and breakfast for the following day will be included in each bag. Families can go to any location. Children do not need to be present or attend the school to pick up a bagged lunch. For additional information, please click here.

Phased School Reopening for Next School Year

On July 16, the District announced its plans to begin the 2020-2021 school year with Distance Learning 2.0 and a Phased School Reopening Plan. Click here to learn more.
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CAOLA - Online Learning (Cyber) Opportunities with the West Shore S.D.

The West Shore School District has partnered with CAOLA, the Capital Area Online Learning Association, to offer full and part-time online learning to families interested in cyber school. CAOLA is a collaborative effort between the Capital Area Intermediate Unit and member school districts to provide flexible online learning and high quality student instruction for our students from kindergarten through grade 12. Click here to learn more.
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Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Pennsylvania’s Children’s Health Insurance Program covers all uninsured kids and teens (up to age 19). And no family makes too much money for CHIP. Coverage includes doctor visits, dental care, eye care, prescriptions, immunizations, mental health and much more. Families who need health insurance are encouraged to apply right away. CHIP enrollment information is available by visiting http://www.CHIPcoversPAkids.com or calling 1-800-986-KIDS to apply or for more information.  

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District Facility Use During Pandemic

With the most recent stay-at-home orders issued by the Governor and the likelihood that our entire community will be included in those orders soon, the District wants to reinforce the importance of adhering to the restrictions and recommendations given by government agencies about gatherings of groups of people and maintaining social distancing. More +
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On Board - May 2020 Issue

On Board is published monthly after the study sessions and Board meetings have been held. It provides a summary of Board discussions and actions as well as shout outs and recognitions presented by the Board and administration. To view the most recent, please click here. A link can also be found on the School Board page.
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Points of Pride - Winter 2020 Issue

Coming to District mail boxes the first week of March, Points of Pride! We hope you’ll take a few minutes to flip through its pages for updates on District initiatives, including a feature article on our DaVinci program. There are lots of reasons why we are #WestShoreProud and we look forward to sharing them with you. More +

3D Preview of the New Rossmoyne Elementary

The District is very pleased to share a completed 3D rendering of the new Rossmoyne Elementary School. We are thrilled to see the conversations and feedback collected from administrators, students, parents, teachers, and the community come to life in this video.  As you watch, we hope you will share in our pride and excitement. Our goal (pending final permits and a smooth construction process) is to open the building for the 2020-2021 school year! More +

Stories of Student Success


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In January, after PDE released its Future Ready Index for the 2018-2019 school year, we as a District reflected on our measures of success as well. We invite you to take a few minutes to join us in looking back on last school year and the many reasons we are #WestShoreProud!

Special thanks to the following students for participating in this year's video (in order of appearance): Lola Williams, Talan Shultz, Kaylee Kramer, Keith Williams, Raegan Buxton, Jocelyn Heredia, and Connor McCullough. Additionally, to Dr. Whye, Assistant Superintendent, for gathering data and narrating.

Our Pledge

We are committed to providing students with inspiring and relevant experiences so they may live meaningful, purposeful, and impactful lives.

Upcoming Events


Progress Reports Due

Fri Sep 25 2020

School Board Meeting

Thu Oct 8 2020


Fri Oct 9 2020


Mon Oct 12 2020


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THANK YOU to our Partners in Education. To view a complete list of businesses and organizations supporting District students, please click here
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