Falcon Flash

April 16, 2021

Principal's Message

Hello Stetson Families,

We just completed our first full week back in school for five days. We have been reinforcing school expectations and rules with all of the students. Students participated in a review of expectations video during advisory class this week. We are asking for your support, please have a conversation with your child about school expectations during this 4th marking period.

Your support and encouragement have been more important than ever to help our students reach their maximum potential academically, socially, and emotionally. KEEP IT UP! If you should have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me or a grade-level guidance counselor to discuss them in more detail.

March and April Calendar - Rotational Day

Thanks for your time and attention in reading this week's edition!

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Puchalla

Calendar next week (Including Cyber students)

April 19th--Day 1PM (periods 5-8)

April 20th--Day 2 AM (periods 1-4)

April 21st--Day 2 PM (periods 5-8)

April 22nd--Day 3 AM (periods 1-4)

April 23rd--Day 3 PM (periods 5-8)

Technology concerns--As technical issues arise during remote learning, please use the following resources:

Tech Support @ Home – WCASD website with important information:

  • Schoology Support
  • Laptop Support
  • Additional Resources

If there is an issue with your 1:1 device please email SMStech_support@wcasd.net

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Refillable Water Bottles Stations

Stetson has 5 refillable water stations available for students. ALL student must bring their own water bottle to refill during the day. We no longer will have water bottles available for students

Car line Concern

We wanted to say thank you for your patience, flexibility, and understanding. We know that the volume of cars during arrival and dismissal time has been challenging. We are asking parents to please loop up the hill to Starkweather Elementary School and make a right down into our parking lot to help us keep traffic moving and prevent gridlock. This allows for the traffic volume to remain on our school property and prevents cars in 202 from blocking traffic. Our drop-off time runs from 7:30 - 8:10 am. Our goal is for students to be inside the building and attending their first class at 8:15 am. Dismissal will begin at 2:10 pm for pick up.

In order to keep our carline moving please do the following:

  • listen/follow our staff members or police officers on duty outside
  • unload students at cone sites (all the way around the bend)
  • Please have your child unload once you enter the cone zone
  • have students be ready to exit with books/gear in a timely manner
  • Students are not permitted to walk through our parking lots, please do not park and expect your child to cross through moving traffic.
  • NOTE--please consider exiting straight onto Orvis (if going southbound) when exiting our campus
  • NOTE--please consider going straight (over 202) and take left onto the ramp back to 202N (across from daycare)

Thank you for cooperating with our traffic procedures. We enjoy seeing your smiles, waves, and family dogs!

National Pink Day--MAY 7th

Families interested in ordering Unite for HER apparel deadline is Wed. April 21st


(No shipping charges if ordered to Stetson)

We are encouraging all students to wear pink on May 7th!

Nurse's Corner

If you should have any questions regarding COVID-19, please feel free to email me at mczerpak@wcasd.net.

*Please see the new CIVM flyer attached

Intramural information--6th Graders

6th-grade intramural volleyball will begin on April 13th and last for 12 days. It will run from 3:00 until 4:15. Please have a ride home by 4:20 pm. During intramurals, students will learn the fundamentals of the game and will scrimmage each other in some games. Please wear comfortable clothes and you must-have sneakers. Knee pads are recommended, but not required. Each student should bring a water bottle to practice. Permission slips can be found in room C132 or email Tina Costin……tcostin@wcasd.net.

Contact Mr. Corcoran at wcorcoran@wcasd.net with any additional questions.

Spring Sports Information--7th and 8th grade

Use of Locker rooms for Athletes

Due to covid protocols, athletes will not have access to locker rooms after school except to pick up their gear. Athletes arriving from home after school are to be dropped off at 3:00 pm and proceed directly to their field.

The first week of games will be on April 26th. Be on the lookout for a schedule from coaches soon. More information about spectator rules coming soon.

Contact Mr. Corcoran at wcorcoran@wcasd.net with any additional questions.

Eligibility Information for extra curricular school sponsored activities

We are very excited about resuming our spring sports program next week. Now that we have begun, we must also implement the district’s extracurricular eligibility policy. See the policy by clicking the link here http://go.boarddocs.com/pa/wche/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=9Z3GMN447E5E Students who are failing 2 or more core subjects or 1 core subject and 2 or more Unified Arts classes, will be considered ineligible to participate in sports or activities the FOLLOWING week. You will receive notice of this via email.

**SPECIAL NOTE--3rd marking period report cards will be finalized on Monday, April 19th, and will decide ineligibility for a 15 day period. Any student who has a grade below 70 in 2 or more academic classes or an academic class and 2 or more Unified Arts classes will be ineligible from April 19 through May 7. 4th marking period ineligibility will begin with grades from April 21 and will be effective the week of April 25 through May 1.

Attendance Info

Effective 3/29/21, all 5 days a week students are required to learn in-person unless they are given prior approval by the school nurse (mczerpak@wcasd.net) or the Principal (mpuchalla@wcasd.net). Students who remote in without permission will be marked absent regardless of their virtual attendance. An absence note will need to be submitted within 5 days.

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