COVID-19 Resources for Families & Staff

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The health and well-being of our students and staff remains a top priority, and so to is our commitment to ensuring our school community receives timely and meaningful information related to COVID-19. 

District News & Information

SCHOOL CLOSURE: Red Mill Elementary School – April 20-25, 2021

April 19, 2021 - Two members of the Red Mill school community are confirmed positive and four others are considered presumed positive for COVID-19. Following current recommendations for school closures, Red Mill will be closed for in-person instruction effective Tuesday, April 20, and will reopen for in-person instruction on Monday, April 26. Click the MORE + link below to read a message sent to school staff and families.
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Looking Ahead: 2021-2022 School Calendar

On Thursday, April 15, the Board adopted a calendar for 2021-2022 school year. The first day of school for students next school year will be August 30, 2021, with all teachers beginning on August 24, 2021.  The last day for students, pending an unanticipated extension due to weather, will be an early dismissal on June 3, 2022. Separate commencement ceremonies for each high school are scheduled for June 4, 2022.
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Important Information: School Reopening Plans beginning April 19, 2020

Beginning Monday, April 19, 2021, all West Shore School District middle and high school students, currently attending in-person two days, will return for in-person instruction Monday through Thursday, four days. Friday will remain a virtual day, and students will continue to follow their current Friday schedule.  Click the MORE + link below to read a message sent to school staff and families from Dr. Stoltz, Superintendent.
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April is Celebrating Diversity Month

April is Celebrating Diversity Month, an opportunity to recognize and honor the diversity that surrounds us. It is important to remember that diversity is more than race. It includes ethnic, socioeconomic, religious, and cultural backgrounds and various lifestyles, experiences, abilities, and interests.
 
In addition to discussions which will naturally occur during the school day, the West Shore School District will be Celebrating Diversity in April.  We encourage our school community to join us!
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Choosing Your Student's Learning Options for Next School Year

On March 18, 2021, Dr. Stoltz shared information with current and future West Shore families regarding the District's plans for the 2021-2022 school year. In his messages he introduced ExCEL, our new virtual learning academy, and explained the need for parents to select a learning option now for their students next school year. Click here to learn more about ExCEL and to read Dr. Stoltz's messages.
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Celebrating the Class of 2021

On March 11, Dr. Stoltz shared the District’s graduation plans for 2021. We look forward to safely recognizing this milestone in our senior’s academic career, in person, again this year. More details will be shared with the Class of 2021 by each high school in the coming weeks. #WestShoreProud
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Board Adopts Resolution Calling for Reform of Cyber Charter School Funding

The average Pennsylvania school district spends millions of dollars in taxpayer money annually in mandatory payments to brick-and-mortar and cyber charter schools. These payments are calculated in a manner which requires districts to send more money to charter schools than is needed to operate their programs and places a significant financial burden on districts’ resources and taxpayers. At its meeting on Thursday, February 18, 2021, the Board adopted the following resolution calling for charter school funding reform.
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Kindergarten Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year is Now Open!

Registration for Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year is now OPEN. If your child will be 5 years of age before October 1, 2021, 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.
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Free Grab-and-Go Bagged Meals

Meal Program Information for the 2020-2021 School Year

All students are eligible to receive breakfast and lunch for free the entire school year.  Thanks to changes in regulations, that includes students who are in person and those who are continuing to work remotely with Distance Learning 2.0. We have also expanded our Grab-and-Go Bagged Meal program to include afternoon hours at select schools. For additional information, please click here.
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On Board - March 2021 Issue

On Board is published monthly after the study sessions and Board meetings have been held. It provides a summary of Board discussions and actions as well as shout outs and recognitions presented by the Board and administration. To view the most recent, please click here. A link can also be found on the School Board page.
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3D Preview of the New Rossmoyne Elementary

The District is very pleased to share a completed 3D rendering of the new Rossmoyne Elementary School. We are thrilled to see the conversations and feedback collected from administrators, students, parents, teachers, and the community come to life in this video.  As you watch, we hope you will share in our pride and excitement. Our goal (pending final permits and a smooth construction process) is to open the building for the 2020-2021 school year! More +

3rd 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.

Upcoming Events

Apr
27

Title I and IV DAC Meeting

Tue Apr 27 2021
Apr
28

District Voice

Wed Apr 28 2021
Apr
29

Progress Reports Due

Thu Apr 29 2021
Apr
30

Make-Up Day #3 (if needed)

Fri Apr 30 2021
Apr
30

NO SCHOOL

Fri Apr 30 2021

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