PHASED REOPENING PLANNED FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR
The West Shore School District will start the 2020-2021 school year on Tuesday, August 25, with Distance Learning 2.0 and to transition to in person instruction through three phases.  Click here to learn more.

District News & Information

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.
Free Grab-and-Go Bagged Meals

Free Grab-and-Go Bagged Meals – Now Offering Dinner!

UPDATED AUGUST 10, 2020 - As the school year begins, the West Shore School District is pleased to announce we will continue to offer Free Grab-and-Go Bagged Meals through August 31 as we have since March. Beginning September 1, the National School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs will have new rules. Additional details to come.
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Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year is Now Open!

Help us spread the word...kindergarten registration has begun in the West Shore School District for the 2020-2021 school year! If you have a child who will be 5 before October 1st, please click here to begin the registration process! We look forward to meeting the class of 2033! More +

Student Accident Insurance Information

The District does not carry medical insurance on students; however, it does provide parents with the opportunity to select a primary excess group insurance plan for their child. Since many group insurance policies no longer pay full hospital and medical expenses and many require a deductible or co-insurance, student accident insurance can help eliminate the possibility of out-of-pocket expenses.  There are two plans available for your consideration. Please click here for more details and information on enrollment.
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Message from the Superintendent - Silence is Not the Answer

Our pledge is to provide ALL of our students with inspiring and relevant experiences so they may live meaningful, purposeful, and impactful lives.

Unfortunately, we have been investigating and responding to statements, social media postings, and behaviors that constitute intolerance, harassment, hate, and racism this week. The West Shore School District neither condones nor tolerates words and actions of this nature, whether online or face-to-face.
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2020-2021 Budget Approved & Per Capita Tax Eliminated

On June 11, 2020, the Board unanimously approved a final budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.  The approved budget includes $125,336,112.03 in expenditures and $124,689,991.00 in revenue. The millage rate for Cumberland County for 2020-2021 is 12.32, and the rate for York County is 14.9648. These rates represent increases of 2.332% in Cumberland County and 1.858% in York County.  On June 11, the Board also voted to eliminate the per capita tax for 2020-2021. Residents will not receive a per capita tax bill. To review the 2020-2021 budget and presentations made to the board during the development process, please visit the Business Department page.
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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 +
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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.

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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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