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District Newsletter 11/18/2022

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There is no school for students on Tuesday, November 22nd.


All Schools & Offices are closed from

Wednesday, November 23rd through Monday, November 28th.


All Schools & Offices will reopen on Tuesday, November 29th.


There will not be a District Newsletter on Friday, November 25th.

Message from the Superintendent

Dear Parents/Guardians,


As we enter the winter months, calls for early dismissals, two-hour delays, or school closures may need to be made. Announcements will be provided through Blackboard messages, the district website, Twitter, Facebook, and local media sources. Initially, snow make-up days will be handled in the traditional manner and school will be closed. Prescheduled inclement days that are built into the school calendar will be utilized to make up those days.


If for some reason we have an excessive number of snow days and we have exhausted all of the available make-up days, we will consider Flexible Instruction Days (FIDs) on inclement weather days instead of traditional snow days or add days to the end of the school year.


If a FID day is used, students will work remotely rather than coming to school to complete their studies. Therefore, they will not need to add make-up days at the end of the school year in June. This will only be considered in an extreme circumstance and parents will be properly notified of this consideration in advance.


Dr. Michael Robinson

EPASD Superintendent

Spotlights

American Education Week

Thank you to all of our Panther families who joined us for American Education Week! We enjoyed opening our classrooms up for you to observe and participate in our lessons. Thank you to our wonderful teachers for all of your hard work in making this week possible!

East Pennsboro Elementary

West Creek Hills

Students of the Quarter

Congratulations to our 5 High School students who were recognized by the Cumberland Perry Area Career and Technical Center as Students of the Quarter! We are so Panther Proud of your accomplishments!

Khiabette Gutierrez, Senior, Healthcare Pathways

Amir Howard, Senior, Masonry 3

Jasleyna Jimenez, Sophomore, Computer Programming 1

Colin Quigley, Senior, Automotive Collision Technology 3

Makendria Watkins, Sophomore, Horticulture and Landscaping 1

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Children’s Grief Awareness Day

This week we recognized Children's Grief Awareness Day, and this year’s theme was Lend a Hand. To show our support for students who have lost someone special in their life, the District worked together on a Lend a Hand activity. Each student in elementary, middle, and high school got a cut-out hand, and on this cut-out hand, students chose to draw or write a way they can show support to a friend who is grieving. We then collected these hands and displayed them as a wall of support for our grieving students.


The District dress down for Children’s Grief Awareness Day to collect money for the Caring Place was initiated by Betsy Fox at EPE. The District-wide student activity to recognize Children’s Grief Awareness Day was developed and led by Heather Goins at EPE & WCH, and by Judy Zemanek, one of our district social workers through the CAIU.


Thank you to our students and staff across the District for participating in this important project!

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Students of the Month

Congratulations to High School students Nicole Purnell and Haley Brown! They were recognized as the Mechanicsburg-North Rotary Students of the Month! We are Panther Proud!
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Band Director Award


We are proud to share that Mr. Coleman Lidle was voted the Best Band Director at the Cumberland Valley High School Marching Band Competition!


From Mr. Lidle: I am so honored to have been voted to this title again by the students, families, and spectators. This year has been a roller coaster of emotions for us as a staff as we begin rebuilding this program back to its previous glory. These students have been extremely resilient and patient as we continue to grow this program. I am thankful to be along for the journey and have so much support from the school, the administration, our families, and the students involved.


Congratulations to Mr. Coleman Lidle!

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Upcoming Dates

District

  • 11/21: Parent Teacher Conferences (evening)
  • 11/22: No School for Students
  • 11/22: Parent Teacher Conferences (daytime)
  • 11/23 - 11/28: Fall Break, All Schools & Offices Closed
  • 12/1: School Board Meeting, 7:00pm (Reorganization Meeting)
  • 12/9: Student Early Dismissal (see school times below)


High School
  • 11/18: HS & MS Winter Sports Begin
  • 11/22: No School for Students
  • 11/22: Parent Teacher Conferences (daytime)
  • 11/23 - 11/28: Fall Break, All Schools & Offices Closed
  • 12/7: ASVAB Testing, All Sophomores
  • 12/7: Winter Band & Chorus Concert, 7:00pm
  • 12/9: Student Early Dismissal, 12:20pm


Middle School

  • 11/18: HS & MS Winter Sports Begin
  • 11/21: Parent Teacher Conferences (evening)
  • 11/22: No School for Students
  • 11/22: Parent Teacher Conferences (daytime)
  • 11/23 - 11/28: Fall Break, All Schools & Offices Closed
  • 12/8: Winter Band & Chorus Concert, 7:00pm
  • 12/9: Student Early Dismissal, 12:50pm


EPE

  • 11/21: Parent Teacher Conferences (evening)
  • 11/22: No School for Students
  • 11/22: Parent Teacher Conferences (daytime)
  • 11/23 - 11/28: Fall Break, All Schools & Offices Closed
  • 12/9: Student Early Dismissal, 1:20pm


WCH

  • 11/21: Parent Teacher Conferences (evening)
  • 11/22: No School for Students
  • 11/22: Parent Teacher Conferences (daytime)
  • 11/23 - 11/28: Fall Break, All Schools & Offices Closed
  • 12/9: Student Early Dismissal, 1:20pm
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Ski Club

It’s starting to get cold out. Are you ready for snow?


The Middle & High school SKI CLUB is ready for its kickoff this JAN! We take bus trips up to Roundtop each Wednesday evening in January with possible additional trips to Liberty & Whitetail as weather permits. Bus trips for the month, including the club fee is $63. Any students interested in learning to ski should contact Lisa (lwaldman@epasd.org) for more information or log into Google Classroom code vhu5wvq


Think snow!

Device Insurance Fees

Did you know that in addition to accessing your student’s lunch account, you can also pay fees through MySchoolBucks?


If you have a Kindergarten student or a newly enrolled student, an invoice will be created for the initial device insurance fee. Please check your student’s account on MySchoolBucks.com. Please select School Store, then School Invoices to view all device invoices.


If your student has needed their device repaired, the insurance fee will cover the cost to repair the device. A new insurance fee will be applied to cover the cost of future incidents. Full details and payment information are available in our District’s 1:1 Device Guide. (epasd.org - parents & guardians - EPASD 1:1 Device Information - EPASD 1:1 Device Guide) To check your student’s account, please go to MySchoolBucks.com, select School Store, then School Invoices to view all device invoices.


Payments can be mailed to the Administration center: EPASD — Business Office, 890 Panther Parkway, Enola PA 17025. Please include the student number on the check.

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