e-News for September 2021

hispanic celebration
Happy September to my fellow West Shore families and staff!
Listed below you will find important reminders and dates for the month of September.
September Celebration
September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month, an opportunity to pay tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. Look for more information on our District platforms and social media accounts beginning September 15th! We hope you will join us in celebrating our diversity throughout the school year!  
Calendar Reminders
No School - Labor Day
Monday, September 6

Masks Required
Tuesday, September 7
Effective September 7, all students, staff, and visitors will be required to wear an appropriate face covering (mask or shield) when indoors at school and on District transportation in accordance with the Pennsylvania Department of Health's mask Order and CDC's order regarding public transportation.  Dr. Stoltz provided additional information in his September 3 update and District Keeping Our Schools Open FAQ.
Physical Activity and Nutrition Advisory Council (PANAC) Meeting
Wednesday, September 8, 3:30 p.m., Administration Center

PANAC serves as an advisory group discussing issues related to the District’s Student Wellness Policy and providing feedback on District Food Services. Please contact Dr. Argot, Director of Federal Programs, if you are interested in participating.
Scheduled Remote Learning Day
Friday, September 17
Updated 9/8/2021 with Additional Information
Rather than bringing students in for a half day with a condensed early dismissal schedule, the 2021-2022 calendar incorporates scheduled Remote Learning Days for students with professional and support staff members using the day for staff development, data analysis, and collaboration. 

Teachers will provide asynchronous work for students equal to a half day of instruction.  Student work may be completed on the Remote Learning Day or anytime over the weekend/vacation and submitted at the start of the next day school is in session.  Unlike the weather-related remote learning days, students will not attend Zoom sessions on these scheduled asynchronous remote days.  On a Remote Learning Day all students will be marked present, unless reported as absent by the parent or guardian. In the event of an absence, families should follow regular procedures for absence notification, and the standard make-up procedures will apply.    
Progress Reports Due
Friday, September 24
Fifth Annual Cedar Cliff Musical Showcase
Saturday, September 25, 7 p.m., Cedar Cliff High School

Admission is free. Please visit www.cedarcliffproductions.com for more details.
School Board Meetings
All meetings are held at the Administration Center for Education and open to the public. For information about in person and remote attendance, public and electronic comments, and meeting accommodations, please click here.
School Board Meetings
Thursday, September 9, 2021, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 16, 2021, 6:30 p.m. 

Board Policy Committee Meeting
Thursday, September 9, 2021, 5 p.m.
Related Links:
  • Watch Meetings Online - meetings are streamed live and archived for viewing after the meeting
  • On Board – online newsletter providing a summary of Board discussions, relevant links, and photos from Board meetings
  • Board Agendas - published 24 hours before the meeting
  • Board Minutes - posted after Board approval
Upcoming Event
6th Annual West Shore Foundation Gala
Saturday, October 2, 6-10 p.m., West Shore Country Club
This year's Gala will be hosted by Red Land High School teacher, Heather Wolfe, and will feature Guest Alumni Speakers Jamie Bittner, Red Land Class of 2001, WPMT FOX43 News Journalist; and Joshua Barr, Cedar Cliff Class of 2004, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. The event also includes dinner, student demonstrations, and a silent auction. Visit westshorefoundation.org for more details and ticket information.
Quick Links
We're Hiring
We have a variety of immediate openings for teachers, building aides, secretaries, paraprofessionals, food service staff, and custodial/maintenance team members. Check out our employment page for current vacancies.
I hope you were able to easily access the links above and found the information included this month helpful. For additional building specific events and cycle days, please refer to the District’s online calendar.
Have a great weekend!
Rhonda Fourhman
Coordinator of Community Relations
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