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

District News & Information

Special Education Department Parent Engagement Session - October 11

The District's Special Education Department is hosting its first Parent Engagement Session of the 2023-2024 school year on Wednesday, October 11, 2023. During the evening, members of the Special Education Department will offer twenty-minute breakout sessions to discuss sensory strategies, dealing with student behaviors at home, and executive functioning skills in the home. Participants can also choose to bring their own topic or questions related to special education services which they would like to discuss with department staff.
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Transportation Update from the Superintendent - September 28th

In October, we will return to our regular schedule with all students learning in person October 2-4, a scheduled remote learning day on October 5, and Fall Break on October 6 and October 9. For the next two weeks, our intention is to transport all students assigned a bus stop to and from school each day; however, adjustments to pick up and drop off times will continue to be necessary as our existing drivers cover multiple runs. 
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2023 Pennsylvania Youth Survey

The  District will be taking part in the 2023 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) sponsored by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs. During the survey, students in sixth, eighth, tenth, and twelfth grade will be asked questions about their school environment, plus their knowledge and attitudes towards alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, violence, mental health, and more. 
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Middle School Career Awareness Fair Volunteers Needed

On Thursday, November 2, 2023, the District will hold its annual Middle School Career Awareness Fair for eighth grade students. The event is open to students at all three middle schools and our virtual learning academy, and will be hosted by Allen Middle School.  As students start to think about high school and their future after graduation, it is important for them to be exposed to different career possibilities. The fair provides students with the opportunity to learn about a variety of careers and speak to individuals working in them.  
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Free Online SAT Prep Course Now Available

The District is pleased to announce the launch of a FREE online SAT prep course for students in grades 11 and 12 attending Cedar Cliff and Red Land high schools. This comprehensive SAT prep course is offered through our Virtual Learning Academy, ExCEL, and includes SAT remediation and a high school credit option.
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Red Land Named One of the Nation's Best High Schools by the U.S. News and World Report

The U.S. News and World Report released its 2023 Best High Schools report and Red Land High School made the list! Red Land ranked #9 in York County metro high schools, #181 in the state and in the top 40% of high schools in the country. More details can be found at Congratulations, Patriots! 

Mental Health Service Assistance Available to Families and Staff

In support of 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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Elementary Attendance Boundary Plan Presentation

Due to current and projected future enrollment related to residential development and the shift of fifth grade students to the new intermediate schools, elementary attendance boundary changes are required and may impact the elementary school your child attends. On Thursday, April 20, an informational presentation will be made to the Board. The presentation is being shared as informational only to gather feedback and continue discussion.
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Student Accident Insurance for 2023-2024

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.

Sixth Annual First Day Video • 2023-2024

We are excited to feature 662 children, 78 staff members, 11 dogs, and 1 cat in our Sixth Annual First Day of School Video!  Wishing our students, families, and staff a fantastic school year. We are glad you have chosen to live, work, and learn in West Shore.  

Health and Safety Plan

During the 2023-2024 school year we will continuously monitor and assess health information pertaining to COVID-19; requirements received from PDE, DOH, or any other regulatory agency; and information from local health care providers to determine best practices moving forward and to guide our decision making. 

Upcoming Events


High School College Fair

Wed Oct 4 2023

NO SCHOOL: Fall Break

Mon Oct 9 2023


For providing an art program that is rigorous and inclusive, highly accessible, and highly visible, West Shore was one of only 39 school districts in the state to be named an Outstanding Visual Arts Community by the Pennsylvania Art Education Association!
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