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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Mental Health Service Assistance Available to Families and Staff

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The goal of this month is to break the stigma around mental health and encourage people to seek help. In support of Mental Health Awareness Month and our ongoing commitment to the well-being of our students, staff, and families, we have partnered with Care Solace to provide an additional layer of care for our community.
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Summer School Applications Now Being Accepted

The West Shore School District is offering summer remediation and acceleration courses at NO COST to students or their families this year. Courses will run from June 2-July 28, 2022 and are being offered entirely online. Interested students must complete all requested information on the online application to register. Click here for more details about this year's offerings.

Sign Up Now for our Summer Music Programs

This summer, West Shore's music department will offer two options for continued music study for strings and instrumental band students. Both programs are available to instrumentalists playing violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, horn, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba, and percussion.
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West Shore has a NATIONAL Silver Medal Scholastic Writing Award Winner

Please join us in congratulating Chiara Muñoz-Breto, eighth grade student at New Cumberland Middle School, on receiving this prestigious recognition for her personal essay & memoir titled La Niña de los fotos. Out of more than 260,000 entries from all over the United States, Chiara placed in the top 1% to receive this award.  
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Looking Ahead: School Calendar for 2022-2023

THANK YOU to all who submitted feedback on the 2022-2023 proposed school calendar. After careful review of the comments, concerns, and questions, the Board of School Directors adopted a calendar for next school year. I have attached a copy (see bottom of the email) for your reference and planning.
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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 Thursday, February 10, 2021, shares information regarding masks effective February 11.
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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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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. 

Our Pledge

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

Upcoming Events


Keystone Exams

Mon May 16 2022
to Fri May 20 2022


Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment Testing

Mon May 16 2022
to Fri May 20 2022


Keystone Exams

Mon May 23 2022
to Fri May 27 2022


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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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