Keeping Our Schools Open: COVID-19 Information

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The safety and well-being of our students, staff, and families remain at the forefront of our work. In spite of COVID-19's continued presence of in our community, we believe we share a common goal to limit disruptions to student learning as much as possible, while maintaining the health and safety of our students, staff, and visitors. To that end, we have several protocols in place to keep our buildings safe, to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and to assist us in keeping our schools open five days a week for in-person instruction. 

District News & Information

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Important Inclement Weather Information - Updated January 19th

When deciding whether to switch to remote learning, delay classes, or dismiss school early, there are multiple factors to be considered, but always at the forefront of our decision-making process is the safety of our children and District staff members.  Click More + for information about expectations during inclement weather. 
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Kindergarten Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year is Now Open!

Registration for Kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year is now OPEN. If your child will be 5 years of age before October 1, 2022, they are eligible to begin kindergarten next school year. Registration is completely online with step-by-step directions on our Registration page. Click here to begin the registration process.  We look forward to meeting the class of 2035!
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Free Workshop - Drugs 101: What Parents Need to Know

The District is hosting a special workshop for parents, guardians, staff, and other members of our school community.  This FREE, two-hour program, presented by Byrnes Health Education and sponsored by the West Shore Foundation, will focus on the signs, symptoms, and current trends relative to the use of tobacco/vaping, alcohol, marijuana, inhalants, heroin, and synthetic drugs by teenagers. Additionally, to assist adults in identifying how teens may hide substance use, a mock bedroom will be set up with drug and alcohol paraphernalia.
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We're Seeking for YOUR Feedback on Next Year's School Calendar

The District is seeking your feedback regarding a proposed calendar for the 2022-2023 school year.  The deadline for submitting comments is Monday, February 7, 2022 at 4 p.m. After reviewing suggestions received, the Board of School Directors will likely take action on approval of a calendar at its meeting on February 17, 2022.
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2022 Academic Bowl Competition sponsored by the West Shore Foundation

The Academic Bowl, sponsored by the West Shore Foundation, is designed for students throughout the District in grades four through eight to showcase their general knowledge across a vast spectrum of topics. The competitions consist of double elimination academic contests that stress immediate individual and team recall of factual information in the areas of art, entertainment, geography, grammar & usage, history, literature, mathematics, music, science, sports, television, theater, and world events.
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2022-2023 Budget Development Presentations

Throughout the school year, the Board and administration work to prepare a budget for the following school year. Presentations made to the Board during the budget development process are posted on the Business Office Department website for the public after they are shared at the Board Meetings. Click here to view presentations relative to the 2022-2023 Budget. 
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Special Education Department Parent Information Session - January 25

All West Shore families are welcome to join us on Tuesday January 25,  from 6-7 p.m. at the Administration Center for a Special Education Department Parent Information Session. During the session, members of the Special Education Department will provide an overview of the programs offered in our District and will be available to answer parent questions related to special education services. 
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Community Updates: Keeping Our Schools Open

Throughout the 2021-2022 school year, Dr. Stoltz will be sharing messages and important community updates with West Shore students, staff, and families. The last update, sent Sunday, December 12, 2021, shares information regarding masks in schools and at extracurricular events following the ruling by the PA Supreme Court to affirm the Commonwealth Court’s decision to vacate the mask Order issued by the Acting Secretary of the Department of Health. Click the More + button to view. 
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4th Annual First Day of School Video

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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