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Crestwood School District updates - week of May 11 - 15

Crestwood SD continues to move learning forward with an enhanced virtual presence and increased expectations for engagement.

Students should be receiving assignments and projects to support their coursework and submitting back to their teachers on at least a weekly basis.

Stay tuned for details on the next steps as we approach summer and fall 2020!

Is your child turning 5 yrs old by Sept 1, 2020? Here are details for 2020-2021 Kindergarten Registration

Registration Packet Pick-Up Information:

Packets for Kindergarten registration are available online here:


Secondary Campus 281 South Mountain Boulevard, Mountain Top, PA 18707

Monday, May 18th 6PM - 8PM

Wednesday, May 20th 6PM - 8PM

Friday, May 22nd 6PM - 8PM

We are asking that families drive up to the station located in the front of the secondary campus for socially distanced pick-up of registration packets.

Please take the packets home, complete all sections, and return them @ the

Secondary Campus 281 South Mountain Boulevard, Mountain Top, PA 18707

during one of the Registration Packet Drop-Off times

Registration Packet Return Drop-Off Days:

Tuesday, May 26th 6PM - 8PM

Wednesday, May 27th 6PM - 8PM

Thursday, May 28th 6PM - 8PM

Any required documents can also be scanned and e-mailed to:

Fairview : Sue Kaminski 570-550-4298

Rice: Maryellen McFarland 570-550-4509

There will be a Kindergarten Orientation program scheduled @ each school building in the

fall prior to school starting to answer your FAQ's.

Seniors! CAP & GOWN's are ready for pick up

Thursday May 21 from 2PM - 4PM in the HS parking lot

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!

What about my 6th grader moving to the Secondary Campus?

No worries! We will schedule an orientation for our 7th grade students before school starts in the fall. All of our FAQ’s as well as locker set up and tours of the building will be at that time.

Stay tuned for date/time!

FBLA PA State awards program live Friday May 15 - details below!

PA FBLA will announce the 2019-2020 competitive events award winners and recognition awards at our Virtual Awards of Excellence Program on Friday, May 15, starting at 7:00 pm. A sequenced schedule of the announcement of awards is found below. Look for the following graphic where you will find additional information.

FBLA chapter members and their families can watch the program live at

A projected time schedule for the presentation of events is found below. There may be changes, but they may not be significant.

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

The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education is pleased to announce the following opportunity:

Together at Home: Resources for Youth and Families

Date/Location: May 19, 2020 - Webinar

Time: 5:30 PM – 8:45 PM

Together at Home: Resources for Youth and Families is a virtual conference designed specifically for families and students to finish the school year strong. Presenters will offer twenty-minute sessions to assist with learning in a virtual environment. Several sessions have been specially designed just for students. An opening keynote by the Director of the Bureau of Special Education, Ms. Carole Clancy, will set the stage for the importance of strong family and student commitment. Marc Elliot, author and national presenter, will close the conference with an inspirational message on finding your strength.

Presenter(s): Multiple Presenters

Registration Information:
You may register online by clicking on the name of the event on the Training Events Calendar at:

For content related information and questions, please contact Kim Jenkins,, PaTTAN East.

For general registration information and questions, please contact Yolanda McDermott,, PaTTAN East.

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.

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 21 webinar from 6-7 PM

MORE INFO our the Crestwood Guidance Dept Website:

Financial Aid

CSD Board of Directors meetings are streamed LIVE on Facebook!

Upcoming meetings:

Board voting meeting - May 18 @ 6:30PM

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!