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November 14, 2022

Principal's Message

Hello, Willow Dale Families!


The first trimester of the school year is coming to a close on November 29, 2022.


This coming week we will celebrate American Education Week.


American Education Week is an opportunity to visit your child’s classroom and watch your children in action as they learn something new, participate in a curricular activity, or give a special presentation for visitors.


This year, Centennial School District invites you to join us the week of November 14-18, 2022.

We invite you to come and join us, remembering that cell phone use while in the school is not permitted, and that this is an adults only visit, as small children may disrupt instruction during this time.


Please RSVP on the Google Form by Monday, November 14th @ 12:00 PM, so that we may plan accordingly for your arrival. The maximum number of guests per student is two.


Tuesday, November 15

  • 2nd Grade Visitation
  • 9:15 - 9:45 AM

Tuesday, November 15

  • 1st Grade Visitation
  • 1:30 - 2:00 PM

Wednesday, November 16

  • Kindergarten Visitation
  • 9:15 - 9:45 AM

Wednesday, November 16

  • 5th Grade Visitation
  • 1:30 - 2:00 PM

Thursday, November 17

  • 3rd Grade Visitation
  • 9:15 - 9:45 AM

Thursday, November 17

  • 4th Grade Visitation
  • 1:30 - 2:00 PM


The designated times for grade-level visits are listed below. Your child’s homeroom teacher will also be sending an invitation home this week.




Teachers emailed information about signing up for Parent-teacher conferences that begin on Tuesday, November 22 from 12:30 PM - 3:45 PM and 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM and is a half-day for students.


Conferences


On Wednesday, November 23, parent conferences are scheduled from 8:30 AM until 12:00 PM -school is closed for students.


If you have not scheduled a conference and wish to do so, please contact your child’s teacher.


Have a PAWSome week!


Dr. Kelly and Mr. Julius

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Math Challenge #4

Math Challenge #4 has been released and is due Thursday, November 17th.

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American Education Week - Registration Required

PLEASE SIGN UP BY Monday, November 14th @ 12:00 PM

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No School or Early Dismissal on the following Days


  • November 18 - Early Dismissal - 11:45 AM
  • November 22 - Early Dismissal - 11:45 AM K-5 Parent Conferences
  • November 23 - All Schools are closed K-5 Parent Conferences
  • November 24 & 25 - Holiday ALL Schools and Offices closed
  • December 23 - Early Dismissal - 11:45 AM
  • December 26-30 - ALL Schools and Offices closed Winter Break

Willow Dale Home and School Meeting

Monday, Nov. 14th, 6:15pm

720 North Norristown Road

Warminster, PA

Contact the WD H&S Association mailto:willowdalehsa@gmail.com

Willow Dale Title I

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Please check out our Willow Dale Title I page for more information on our programs. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to partnering with you.

Safety & Security

SCHOOL VISITORS


Visitors to the school must enter the school’s front foyer (white doors) and ring the bell, located next to the door that leads to the main office. Once buzzed in, our fantastic staff will be happy to serve you!


  1. Visitors must obtain a visitor’s pass from the main office.
  2. All visitors to the building must have his/her photo identification card scanned through the Raptor system to ensure everyone’s safety. Please make sure you have your driver's license or state photo ID card available upon entrance. The system will also ask questions related to health and wellness (COVID symptom check).
  3. Visitors or parents may be escorted to their room where their business or volunteer work is being conducted.
  4. Students are requested not to bring guests to school unless permission is granted in advance by the principal.
  5. Forgotten books, lunch money, lunches, etc. should be left in the office. We will see that they are delivered to the student.
  6. If a parent or designated adult is picking a student up from school early, a driver's license is required and the above process (step 2) must be completed to release the student.


Thank you very much for helping us maintain a safe school for our students and staff!

Attendance

Children who attend school regularly make the best academic progress, graduate, and go on to successful post-secondary education and/or careers.


Students, who arrive late (after 8:45 am), must report to the office for a late slip. Parents should accompany tardy students to the office to sign in the student.


If your child is going to be absent, please notify the school to let us know.

Reporting Absences

SUBMITTING ABSENCE NOTES


Attendance Notes can be Submitted Electronically via email at WDAttendance@centennialsd.org. Please know you will still receive automated phone calls (to the primary phone listed in Skyward) if you have not submitted an absence note via email on the days your child is absent from school.


**Absence notes must be submitted within 3 days of the student's absence, otherwise, the absence will be recorded as unexcused.



E-Mailing Attendance Notes

  • Parents with children in Willow Dale may e-mail attendance notifications/notes to the following address: WDAttendance@centennialsd.org
  • E-mail notifications are encouraged on the morning of the absence day. However, e-mailed absence notes may be sent on the day following the absence.
  • When sending an absence notification please include the following information:


  1. Child's Name
  2. Child's Grade
  3. Child's Homeroom Teacher
  4. Date(s) of Absence
  5. Reason for Absence
  6. Contact Phone # for Parent/Guardian
  7. Other Pertinent Information


  • While you may still continue to call the school on the day of absence, a follow-up e-mail or a written note is still required for the absence to be excused.

Childcare Arrangement Request

Transportation for childcare arrangements must be on a fixed schedule that is consistent from week to week. Transportation arrangements may take a week to arrange; please find alternative transportation for your child(ren) until you are notified of arrangements. Please confirm all arrangements with your child and your child(ren)’s teacher(s).


Please email completed forms to wdattendance@centennialsd.org.


Below is a link to the form.


Click here for the Childcare Arrangement Form.

Family Trips Scheduled During the School Year

Dear Centennial Families;


The Centennial School District Board of School Directors approved Policy 204.1, Family Trips Scheduled During School Year.


Although the scheduling of family trips during the instructional year is not encouraged, the Centennial School Board recognizes that students may benefit educationally by accompanying their parent(s)/guardian(s) on trips. The revision to the policy will allow the schools to approve up to five (5) days instead of three (3). Any trip beyond five (5) days will need the approval of the Superintendent.


Parent(s)/Guardian(s) who are requesting approval for a family trip need to complete and submit the attached form to their building principal at least two (2) weeks before the trip.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Kelly or Mr. Julius.