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Keeping Our Schools Open

As we prepare for the start of the 2021-2022 school year, 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. Many of these measures will sound familiar as they were utilized last school year and have proven to be successful.  Please click the "Keeping Our Schools Open 2021-2022 - FAQs" link below for more details.

Quick Links for Staff

videos, resources, FAQs, and guides on using SeeSaw, Schoology, PowerSchool, iPads, Chromebooks, and more.

Student Device Issues - District Issued Chromebooks and iPads
Students attending in-person classes having issues with their device should first reach out to their teacher to troubleshoot the issue together (broken link, incorrect file permissions, etc.). Depending on the issue the teacher may resolve the issue, submit a technology helpdesk ticket on the student's behalf, or direct students to the office (K-5)/school library (6-12) for additional assistance.

ExCEL Virtual Learning Academy and full-time CAOLA students needing technical assistance with a District issued device or account should submit request for assistance via our student device issues form, click here.


FFCRA

Notice for employees regarding paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

District Pledge

our why Please feel free to download the file below and hang in your classroom or work area!  #OneDistrict 

Policy Updates

For your reference, during the 2020-2021 school year, the following policies were added or revised.
 
New Policies
218.5Discipline of Student Convicted/Adjudicated of Sexual Assault
622: Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statement 34

Revised Policies
103: Discrimination/Title IX Sexual Harassment Affecting Students
104: Discrimination/Title IX Sexual Harassment Affecting Staff
231: Educational Trips
233: Suspension and Expulsion
247: Hazing
249: Bullying/Cyberbullying
314: Physical Examination
318: Attendance and Tardiness
332: Working Periods
334: Sick Leave
615: Payroll Deductions
617: Petty Cash
619: District Audit Public
626: Federal Fiscal Compliance
803: School Calendar

Staff Announcements

PSERS' Foundations for Your Future Seminars
The Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) holds Foundations for Your Future (FFYF) seminars throughout the area.  These FFYF seminars provide active members with information about PSERS benefits and services.  A PSERS Retirement Counselor will cover topics such as benefit options, withdrawal of contributions, rollovers, taxes, and legislative actions affecting PSERS.  PSERS recommends that all active members attend an FFYF seminar, particularly if you are planning on retiring within the year. Advance registration is not required to attend any of these seminars. For a complete listing of upcoming seminars, click here.

What Cycle Day is it?

Oct
18

CYCLE DAY 4

Mon Oct 18 2021

#WestShoreProud

Please feel free to use our District hashtag in your social media posts, emails, and printed materials.  That hashtag is...
 
#WestShoreProud
 
Please Note: Wallingford-Swarthmore School District in Delaware County, PA is using the hashtag #WSSDproud.

Staff and the Media

NEWS MEDIA: Employees of the District should contact Mrs. Rhonda Fourhman, Coordinator of Community Relations, and their principal/supervisor if they are asked by a reporter to speak about District events or initiatives in which they will be identified as a staff member of the District. This should occur prior to any on or off camera interviews, statements, and photographs.  Additionally, if interested in sharing a positive story with the media, please work with Mrs. Fourhman before initiating contact with a news station. 
 
SOCIAL MEDIA: We recognize that many of our employees are active social media users. As a school district, we also incorporate social media as part of our communications strategy. The lines between public and private, personal and professional, are blurred online. Staff are asked to carefully consider what they post online and how it may be perceived.  
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