The Bobcat Beat

November 5, 2020


  • Monday, November 9th and Tuesday, November 10th: Cohort A comes to school
  • Wednesday, November 11th: Cohort A and B are virtual.
  • Thursday, November 12th and Friday, November 13th: Cohort B comes to school

  • Students with IEPs and English Language Learners attend school 4 days per week.
  • Students in our AS program attend school 5 days per week.


Student Day: 9:10 am - 3:10 pm

Morning Car Drop Off: 8:40 am - 9:05 am

Afternoon Car Pick Up: 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

November Calendar

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Conference Information - Save The Date!

Conferences are scheduled for November 23rd from 1-4pm, November 24th from 1-4pm and 5-8pm and Wednesday, November 25th from 8-11am. See the calendar above to know which days your child will come to school.

The sign up for conferences will be sent on Monday, November 9th. This year, our teachers will use Sign Up Genius, so it should be relatively easy. If you have questions, please reach out to your child's teacher.

What to do if your child is not feeling well?

Do the Daily Home Screening checklist with your child every day, and follow the guidelines for keeping sick children home.

Call the Safe Arrival line to report your child’s absence. 484 266-1610

Contact your health care provider if your child has symptoms.

Contact the nurse’s office if your child or another person in the household is getting a test for Covid-19. Keep your child home if he/she is waiting for test results or if your child has a known exposure to someone who tests positive for Covid-19.

Nurse: Wendy McGregor 484 266-1606

Request for assistance - remote and cyber students

In an effort to provide additional support for students and parents during remote learning, the district has created a Request for Academic Assistance form for each of the WCASD schools. Students, parents and faculty may complete a form on behalf of a student who is struggling with attendance, work completion or social/emotional learning. This form will be reviewed by a member of the Multi-Tiered System of Supports Team (MTSS) to determine the available resources that can be provided. While the form is available, we still recommend reaching out directly to your child's teacher to discuss any concerns.

Fern Hill Request for Assistance Form

PTO Events

Pumpkin Patch Winners - announced in flyer/image below!

Tribute Halloween Parade Link

Holiday Food Collection DUE MONDAY!! - see below for information!

11/12 Brothers Pizza - flyer with information is below!

HOLIDAY FOOD COLLECTION 2020 - Due Monday, November 9th!!!!

Ways to help:

1) FOOD DONATION: We ask that families donate 1 food item. **Please check the expiration date on your donation. The donations will be in Thanksgiving and Holiday Baskets. See image for grade suggestion.

2) GIFT CARD DONATIONS: This year we are also accepting gift card donations from Walmart or Target (include card value with card-any value accepted) to help families during this difficult time.

You can also donate online for additional gift cards via the MTK store link: or a Friends and Family Paypal Payment to for a no-fee payment option.

DROP-OFF LOCATIONS for Food and Gift Cards – by library entrance for parent drop-off, in front of school by front door, by Nurses’ office, K/1st Hallway, 4th/5th Hallway, and Outside cafeteria.

Thank you in advance for any help that you can give. Any questions, contact Ellen Laibe at

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WCASD Counseling and Mental Health Professionals Service Guide

We recognize that our students at home may feel isolated. Please know that one of our main goals is to help your children feel connected to their teacher, classroom and Fern Hill! Our district has a Counseling and Mental Health Professionals Service Guide to provide supports and resources if your child is having a difficult time through all of this. This guide provides Counselor and Mental Health Professionals' contact information, services, important forms, and additional resources for parents of students Kindergarten through 12th grade.

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WCASD Technology Support at Home

The WCASD created a Technology Support site. It is a great one-stop technology trouble shooting page.