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Crestwood School District updates - week of May 4 - 8

Crestwood SD teachers began enhanced virtual presence and increased expectations for engagement.

What will the enhancements look like?

We have been extremely pleased with the participation within our Continuity of Education Plan. The feedback has been positive with an appreciation for our understanding of the varied circumstances of our families and students. CSD is poised to enact one of the final pieces of our plan. Specifically, the grading system for our students for the 4th quarter.

Please understand that our elementary students have different grading needs than our secondary campus students. Therefore, most of this information is pertinent to only our secondary campus students in 9th - 12th.

Students enrolled in grades 9 - 12 remain in our enhanced enrichment model. However, participation will now be mandatory, The mandatory term will begin on Monday, May 11, 2020.

A Pass/Fail grading system will be utilized for students in 9th-12th based on participation. Additional information will be sent to these students and families by the building principal.

Students in K through 8th will continue in the same manner as directed on March 16th. The excellent participation coupled with meaningful activities planned by the teachers have resulted in a tremendous outcome. We are able to maintain our COE Plan without altering, thanks to our excellent educational community.

Should your family have barriers to success in these processes, please reach out to your building principal for assistance and support. Crestwood remains committed to the success of each student and will do everything possible to remove those barriers so that your child is able to succeed.

Stay safe, be well, and stay #CometStrong

Bob Mehalick


Graduation 2020 - Program details!

Friday June 12, 2020 Graduation

The Crestwood School District will be honoring our class of 2020 during these unprecedented times with a non-traditional graduation program on Friday June 12, 2020. Our recognition begins with a special vehicle procession lead by our local police and fire company starting at approximately 4:00 PM.

  • The procession will travel RT 309 S to Church Rd and return to our campus.
  • Cars will enter the campus, continue to travel in a single file line in front of the school, serpentine through the front parking lot, then to the left of the school by the baseball field down to the field house where the graduate will be recognized and honored individually.


Special added features:

  • Graduates and their families will be able to watch the ceremony on two large LED displays on campus during the vehicle procession.
  • Listen via live streaming on Facebook or an app downloadable to your phone.
  • Upon arrival at the Field House area, teachers will support the need for social distancing by staggering the graduates exit from cars and facilitating the mandated six feet separation guidelines.
  • Students, with full safety protocols in place, will walk across a stage to receive their diploma cover and be recognized.
  • All parents and family members are required to remain in their vehicles at all times.
  • LifeTouch photographers will photograph every graduate receiving their diploma cover at no charge.
  • Parents and family members may also take photos from the car but may not exit the vehicle.
  • Once recognized, graduates will then return to their car and proceed down the hill and exit the campus via South Main Road.
  • Diplomas and certificates of achievement earned by the graduate will be mailed to graduate’s homes.

Keep your eye on the SENIOR CLASS WEB PAGE for updates!

Need to contact us? Here is a list of phone numbers for our office staff!

Have a question? Call us - we can help!

Maryellen McFarland: (570) 550-4509 (Rice)

Susanne Kaminsky: (570) 550-4298 (FV)

Kathleen Venesky: (570) 706-5862 (SC Grades 7th– 9th)

Liz Walck: (570) 550-4230 (SC Grades 10th– 12th)

Sue Johnson: (570) 550-3861 (Student Services 7th– 12th)

Tracy Cormier: (570) 550-4243 (Special Education)

Secondary Campus - It's time for us to clean your lockers!!


Please STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE AND WAIT IN LINE during this process. We will have pre-bagged the material from lockers for you using all COVID-19 safety protocols. Please be patient as we work as quickly as possible to bring your bagged materials to your vehicles.

pick up between 10AM - 2PM according to this schedule

Student last names beginning with A, B, and C - Tuesday May 19

Student last names beginning with D, E, F, and G - Thursday May 21

Student last names beginning with H, I, J, K and L - Tuesday May 26

Student last names beginning with M, N, O, and P - Thursday May 28

Student last names beginning with Q, R, and S - Tuesday June 2

Student last names beginning with - T, U, V, W, X, Y, and Z Thursday June 4

If you have students who have different last names, you can pick the time period for one of your students and you will be able to get materials for all of your children. Please be patient, this may take us a little longer to retrieve those belongings.

Your student does not have to be in the car to pick up materials and you can have other people pick up materials for your child. The person picking up the materials must have your child’s name, grade level, and combination to the lock (if there is a lock in use)

Information regarding elementary age students will come directly from the building principal

Wait - some of my medications are in the Nurse's office, how can I pick them up?

The same issue as personal items in lockers/desks applies to any medication or health related supplies that are in the Nurse's office.

Contact your school nurse and principal to make arrangements.

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Don't go hungry! Breakfast, lunch, and Food Bank support is here to help!

Crestwood Food Service will be continuing food service to

families in need @ 3 locations in the District

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Monday - Wed - Friday

See flyer above for locations

Crestwood now hosting TWO - FREE Weinburg Food Bank drop offs monthly!

May 20, 2020 is the next distribution

email: or

to be added to our list

Parents - Need help connecting with services? Our guidance counselors can point you in the right direction.

Contact them via email for help and support

Fairview Elementary: Mrs. Berti email:

Rice Elementary: Mrs. Major email:

Secondary Campus 7 & 8: Mr. Sorber email:

Secondary Campus last name A - G: Mrs. Hischak email:

Secondary Campus last name H - O: Mr. Heintzelman email:

Secondary Campus last name P - Z: Mrs. Womelsdorf email:

PHEAA Financial Aid Webinars

Representatives from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Agency (PHEAA) will be providing an overview of how to apply for all types of financial aid, including completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is required to determine eligibility for most student aid programs such as the Pennsylvania State Grant, Federal Pell Grant, institutional offers, and federal student and parent loans.

PHEAA representatives will answer questions you may have.

Click Here to register for the May 7 webinar from 6-7 pm

Click Here to register for the May 14 webinar from 6-7 pm

Click Here to register for the May 21 webinar from 6-7

MORE INFO our the Crestwood Guidance Dept Website:

Financial Aid

CSD Board of Directors meetings are streamed LIVE on Facebook!

Upcoming meetings:

Committee meeting - May 14 @ 4:00 PM

Board voting meeting - May 18 @ 6:30PM

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SAT and PSAT information

June SAT and SAT Subject Test Administration

To keep students safe, and in alignment with public health guidance and school closures across 192 countries, we will not be able to administer the SAT or SAT Subject Tests on June 6, 2020.

Future SAT Administrations, Including September

If it’s safe from a public health standpoint, we’ll provide weekend SAT administrations every month through the end of the calendar year, beginning in August. This includes a new administration in September and the previously scheduled tests on August 29, October 3, November 7, and December 5.

Click this link for complete details: College Board COVID-19 updates

Seniors! More SCHOLARSHIP applications below! Don't miss these opportunities!

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How about sports?

PIAA officially ended the winter sports playoffs and cancelled the spring sports season.

Find other ways to get out and exercise! Be safe! Social Distance is the key!