Falcon Flash

October 16, 2020

Principal's Message

Hello Stetson Families,

Happy Friday. I hope everyone had a good week and is looking forward to the weekend as much as I am. Starting on Monday, October 19th, our Interim schedule begins (school times differ--8:15 to 2:15). Please be sure to check the schedules listed below for Stetson Middle School as we approach our Hybrid Opening on November 5th.

Oct 19th - Oct 28th Interim schedule -- (elementary begins hybrid and transportation changes are required at all levels)

Oct 29th – Nov 4th 1/2 Day Remote Schedule

Nov 5th Hybrid Block schedule - ( B cohort will begin in-person learning)

(*Nov. 9th A cohort begins in-person learning)

Long Term Schedule for Cohorts

As we prepare for our hybrid opening, we need to finalize Stetson's transportation schedules. We would appreciate it if everyone would please complete this bus survey Form. This will help us plan for the volume of cars entering our campus at the beginning and the end of the day. Students should not be dropped off before 7:45 am at the building.

Finally, we wanted to share a reminder about the A and B cohort groups. Families with the last names A-K are assigned to cohort A and those with last names L-Z are assigned to cohort B.

Thank you for everyone’s support as we transition to in-person instruction through Hybrid Learning. Our faculty and staff are looking forward to welcoming students back to Stetson. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Puchalla

Interim Remote Calendar next week (Including Cyber students)

October 19th--Interim Schedule begins (8:15 -2:15) Day 4 PM (periods 5-8)

October 20th--Day 5 AM (periods 1-4)

October 21st--Day 5 PM (periods 5-8)

October 22nd---Day 6 AM (periods 1-4)

October 23rd---Day 6 PM (periods 5-8)

**REMINDER 1/2 days on 10/29, 10/30, 11/2, 11/4 (school ends at 11:30 am)

***Students will attend all four periods for 45 minutes on 1/2 days

Message about Attendance--Cyber & Remote Learners

When a student misses class due to a doctor appointment, please email the teacher whose class they will miss and Mrs. Sadik (lsadik@wcasd.net) in the Attendance Office. Please ask the doctor for a note and email/scan a copy of the note to Mrs. Sadik so the missed time can be entered as excused.

Reminder that students are to attend all FOUR classes each day. If they miss 2 out of the 4 classes, they are officially marked absent for the day.

If you child is going to be absent for the entire day, we need a picture of a written note with your signature in order for the absence to be excused. Any email without a signature will no longer be acceptable for an excused absence.

After School Athletics for 7th & 8th Graders ONLY--Cyber & Remote Students

10/19--Girls Soccer home game vs Fugett

*Volleyball will be played at Fugett (change in location)

*VB enters by loading dock near gym; only 1 parent attends the indoor gym

10/20--Football, Boys Soccer, Field Hockey, Cross Country home games vs Fugett

**All parents wear a mask and social distance (2 parents ONLY to attend outside fields)

10/23--Volleyball home game vs Peirce

*VB enters in back of gym; only 1 parent attends the indoor gym

PTO Corner--Cyber & Remote students

Back by popular demand is school spirit wear.


*deadline is November 5th

Reminder--second order of gym uniforms are in the main office. Please call to set up a pick up time!

Advisory--Remote Learners

We have a new class added to our remote learning 2.0 schedule called Academic Support (through homeroom teacher). During this Advisory course, we will be working with our students on improving and supporting their executive functioning skills such as organization, time management and assignment completion. Your child will be providing you with access to a Google weekly planning sheet. This will increase communication between you, your student and our teachers. Our goal is to provide you the confidence to support your child's academic success.

All students are required to attend this class. Attendance will be taken each class period. I hope you have gotten a chance to look at the planning sheet (has current grades on it). It was sent to you by your child and is updated weekly. If you have not, please have a discussion with your child at home and reach out to grade level administrator if you have any additional questions.

Nurse's Corner

Information on Chester County Flu Clinics