Falcon Flash

September 17, 2021

Principal's Message

Hello Stetson Families,

Happy Friday, what a great week of school here at Stetson! We have noticed that students have been more confident and at ease in the school routine. Next week will be our first five-day school week and will be the first week of the Falcon Period. The purpose of this additional period is to provide an academic support period during the school day for students to have the opportunity to complete work, receive remediation/enrichment, and participate in our social and emotional activities. Our bell schedule is adjusted to accommodate for the Falcon period which will take place every Tuesday and Thursday starting next week. Tuesday Falcon Period will concentrate on executive functioning support and Thursday will be focused on social and emotional learning. We believe through these opportunities students can make stronger connections with teachers, counselors, administrators, and peers.

There is also a topic of concern that I would like to bring to your attention. We have been experiencing some inappropriate and destructive behavior at school for the past two days. We have learned that this behavior is part of a social media challenge on Tik-Tok. This social media challenge has inspired some students to vandalize the school bathrooms and steal items in our building. The goal of these students is to videotape the inappropriate behavior and posting it later on several different social media platforms. Our students have received a verbal warning and the consequences of this type of behavior were outlined over the loudspeaker. Stealing, vandalizing, and destroying school property will fall under a level III offense in our WCASD discipline policy. Level IIIs include a suspension from school and a report to our local law enforcement. I am asking for your support. Please spend time this weekend talking with your child about taking pride in their school and reporting any inappropriate behavior to a trusted adult.

Tiktok challenge info

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

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Puchalla

Calendar --Look Ahead and Plan

September 20th--Day 6

September 21st--Day 1

September 22nd--Day 2

September 23rd--Day 3

September 24th--Day 4

Daily bell schedule

Technology concerns--If technical issues arise, 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 SMS tech_support@wcasd.net


Late Arrival and Early Dismissal Procedures

Early Dismissal Procedure

Please send a signed note in with your student on the morning of the desired early dismissal. Your student should bring that note directly to the office upon arrival to receive a pass to leave class at the appropriate time.

Late Arrival Procedure

Students are considered late to school after 8:05 am. All late arrivals must check-in at the office/late table to receive a pass.

Dismissal/Drop off Procedures

  • Drop off is between 7:30 am - 8:05 am
  • Student pick-up is between 2:50-3:10 pm.
  • ALL cars MUST loop up to Starkweather and loop around before entering the Stetson car line loop
  • It is vital to follow this procedure as we have experienced 202 traffic causing on-campus gridlock and delaying the start of the school day.
  • Please allow ample time for drop off to avoid tardies
  • When students arrive at school between 7:30 - 7:50 am, they will remain in one location until the first bell rings at 7:50 am.
  • 6th grade will remain in the cafe
  • 7th/8th grade will remain in LGI
  • Students arriving after 7:50 am will report directly to homeroom
  • Students will be considered late to school if they arrive AFTER 8:05 am
  • Please use the crosswalk to pick up your child from the parking lot, safety is important to us! **We prefer that you use the car dismissal line for safety purposes!

  • Thank you for being respectful to our staff on duty with all traffic procedures!

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A Word From Our Athletic Department

Fall sports will begin next week. Following is the contact information for our coaches:

Football-- Mr. Pete Stolzer pstolzer@wcasd.net

Field Hockey-- Mrs. Melissa Moritsch mmoritsch@gmail.com

Volleyball-- Mr. Jim Ascareggi jascareggi@wcasd.net

Cross Country-- Mrs. Lindsay Beegle lbeegle@wcasd.net or coachbeegle@gmail.com

Boys Soccer--Ms. Erica Roebuck eroebuck@wcasd.net

Girls soccer-- Ms. Erin Listrani elistrani@wcasd.net

Cheerleading--Ms. Rachel McDonald rachaelmcdonald1997@gmail.com

**Call our athletic director Mr. Corcoran about any athletic concerns at 484-266-27??

Athletic Game Schedule this week:

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Stetson Drama Club--6th through 8th grades

Do you love theater and music? Stetson Drama Club is starting rehearsals for All Together Now, which is a musical review of 15 popular songs from 15 different musicals, such as Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Seize the Day, Mary Poppins, and Hairspray. There are 9 solo opportunities and 6 group numbers. We will meet on Monday, September 20, from 3:00 – 4:30 for an informational meeting in the LGI and the start of two months of rehearsals. If you would like to join the Stetson MS Drama Club Group on Schoology, go to Groups and sign up with the code HXB5-DWMK-2M3D3. You can also just show up on September 20th in the Stetson LGI at 3:00 where more information and handouts will be given.

Mrs. Ann Ellis --aellis@wcasd.net

Are you good at math?

MathCounts is a club supported in part by the Department of Defense and the Association of American Certified Engineers. The mission of MathCounts is to inspire excellence, confidence, and curiosity in US middle school students through fun and challenging math programs.

Our Stetson MathCounts Club will meet every Monday, from 3:00-4:00 pm in room C103. Permission slips are posted on Schoology, School Groups, MathCounts (Access code v232-596x-s3bk7) or see Mrs. Cavuto in C103. Transportation home should be here by 4pm promptly. This club is for grades 6-8.

Regional competitions will take place in late January, early February. The 6th grade competition will be at the beginning of March. Dates to be announced. Students do not need to be a member of the competitive team to be a MathCounts Club member.

You are encouraged to contact Mrs. Cavuto at jcavuto@wcasd.net for more information.

6th & 8th Grade Parents ONLY

Please join me in welcoming new guidance counselors to the Stetson team this school year:

We are happy to have them here with us and please feel free to reach out to them with any concerns.

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Nurse's Corner

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM)

Key Messages for National Preparedness Month 2021

· National Preparedness Month (NPM), recognized each September provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year.

· September is NPM and is a time for the Whole Community to prepare for emergencies and disasters.

· NPM is geared toward building awareness and encouraging Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, schools, organizations, businesses, and places of worship.

· Being prepared starts by knowing your risk and taking the appropriate actions before, during, and after a disaster strikes. You can begin by visiting Ready.gov.

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