Falcon Flash

September 11, 2020

Principal's Message

Hello Stetson Families,


As we conclude our second week of school, I want to take a moment to remember the 19th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. In honor of our fallen heroes, we observed a moment of silence at 8:46 am. I still get chills about this day today. I'm sure we can all remember exactly where we were at the time of the attacks. This was also a time in history where we came together as a nation.


Our teachers and students are becoming more familiar with each other during virtual learning every day. We want you to know that we are available to help support your family should any issues arise.


Next week, we are looking forward to the start of athletics for our 7th & 8th graders. We hope this social interaction will help bring back a sense of normalcy for our students. We will continue to try to implement more extra-curricular activities and clubs for all students soon.


Have a fantastic weekend!

Mrs. Puchalla

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Remote 2.0 Calendar next week

September 14th--Day 5 AM (periods 1-4)

September 15th--Day 5 PM (periods 5-8)

September 16th--Day 6 AM (periods 1-4)

September 17th--Day 6 PM (periods 5-8)

September 18th--Day 1 AM (periods 1-4)

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

Sports Physicals need to be uploaded on Family ID.com. Practice will begin for only 8th graders on Monday, September 14th from 4:00 - 5:30 pm. Only 7th graders will practice on Tuesday, September 15th from 4:00 - 5:30 pm. Information with more specific details was sent home today by email. Our Athletic Director, Mr. Corcoran is also available for questions.


Our fall coaches have sport specific information on their team Schoology page. Please have your child use the access code below to join a specific group.


Football............... Mr. Stolzer...................JJD2D-RS78J

Girls Soccer......... Ms. Listrani.................SGQ2H-3TXSM

Boys Soccer......... Mr. Dell'Arciprete....... SCG3-H5WM-VC4PG

Volleyball............. Mr. Ascareggi .............XX8H-5Z9Q-GDMBK

Field Hockey........ Ms. Claffy....................5GC9-FRRX-RQBT7

Cross Country......Ms. Beegle.................email her at lbeegle@wcasd.net

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Advisory--Remote Learners

We have a new class added to our remote learning 2.0 schedule called Academic Support. 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.
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Nurse's Corner

A few reminders to begin the year:

  • 6th grade students (or any new student to the district) require a physical exam. Please be sure to submit the completed form to school ASAP.

  • 7th grade students require a dental exam. Please be sure to submit the completed form to school ASAP.

  • 7th grade students also require documentation of the tDap and Menactra vaccination. Per Pennsylvania guidelines, this documentation must be submitted to school no later than November 2, 2020. Attached is the information for the Chester County Immunization Clinic should you need to make an appointment.

You are welcome to submit any documentation to mczerpak@wcasd.net, or fax to 484-266-2799.

Parent Workshop

Tuesday, September 22 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm


Dr. Bernstein shares his extensive experience in working with children in a virtual world.

Message from our Librarian

Stetson Library Resources:

The Virtual Library can be found on Schoology, as well as from this link: http://library.wcasd.net/7058170/researcher

Digital resources include MackinVIA and Junior Library Guild, which include both fiction and non-fiction. Plus there are a LOT of informational databases available: Gale, InfoBase, (both cover a wide range of topics and reading levels), Culturegrams (for Social Studies), and Encyclopedia Britannica. The AccessPA POWERLibrary and POWER Teens include even more! They are a part of the public library databases, as well as Stetson’s.

Information on accessing these can be found on Schoology in the Stetson Library Group. The access code DTKX-JX4M-9PK6P gives your child passwords, links, and Screencasts.


The Print Library is also available! Directions and a Screencast are on Schoology for how to place a hold: Your child can locate a book they want to check out in the catalog http://library.wcasd.net/7058170/researcher. To place a hold, the student logs in with their School ID number and their computer password. PLEASE wait for a confirmation e-mail to your child that the book is available. Books will be checked out and bagged with your child’s name. Books are due in one month.


Please contact me with any questions or concerns about library resources: e-mail is best smslib@wcasd.net

Message about Attendance--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.


Thanks,

Lisa Sadik
Attendance Secretary
Stetson Middle School

484-266-2718