Falcon Flash

September 24, 2021

Principal's Message

Hello Stetson Families,

Happy Friday! Fall has finally arrived! This week was our first full week of school. We had our first town hall meeting to discuss Stetson's expectations. During the grade level presentations, we discussed respecting others, AUP, cell phone use, and consequences outlined in our WCASD discipline manual. Please take time this weekend to review any questions your child might still have. As we return to "normal", we are seeing normal middle school behaviors, such as not keeping our hands, feet, and words to ourselves. We take all reports of inappropriate behavior seriously despite "just joking around with my friends." We could not be more proud of our students at Stetson middle school as they navigate these challenging years of self-awareness and self-management.

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 27th--Day 5

September 28th--Day 6

September 29th--Day 1

September 30th--Day 2

October 1st--Day 3

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


Attendance concerns

All students must provide an absence note within three days of returning to school. Please bring a note or send an email to the attendance secretary, lsadik@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.
  • Early dismissal is considered leaving prior to the end of the student day more than 60 minutes early.

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.
  • A tardy is defined as a minimum of one minute of lateness to school.
  • Eight (8) tardies to school and/or early dismissals will be considered one (1) unlawful absence in grades K-8.

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 are in full swing. 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 484-266-2725

Athletic Schedule for the week:

9/27 Girls Soccer Home @ 3:15

9/29 Football Home @ 3:15

9/29 Girls Soccer Home @ 3:15

10/1 Field Hockey Home @ 3:15

10/1 Girls Soccer Home @ 3:15


It is Stetson’s mission to help all students maintain passing grades, however, if a student is failing two or more academic subjects, or one academic subject, and two unified arts classes, they will be placed on our ineligibility list. Students who are on the ineligibility list are unable to participate in any extracurricular sport/activity. A report is generated every Thursday to determine eligibility status for the following week. Our first week of ineligibility is next week, September 27 through October 1.

Falcon Flyer Newspaper--Any interest?

Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 3-4:00 in Room B106. Students in Grades 6, 7 and 8 who are interested in writing, photography, page design and journalism are encouraged to join. New members are welcome at any time, and students may join mid-year if they are playing a sport or involved in another activity such as drama club for part of the year.

Permission slips will be handed out at the meeting.

Contact Mrs. Claffey for more information at cclaffey@wcasd.net.

6th Grade Intramural Opportunity

The 6th Grade Intramural Soccer Program is an after-school activity in which 6th Grade boys and girls will learn fundamentals of soccer, participate in organized scrimmages, interact with their peers and get physical exercise. Practices will be spread out throughout the months of October and early November. If you would like to sign your child up for 6th Grade intramural soccer please fill out the form in the link (6th Grade Intramural Soccer ).

To join the 6th Grade Soccer intramural page on Schoology use this access code CJ2F-MSK7-2GVNZ

Feel free to contact Mr. David Loescher with any questions dloeschervelazquez@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.

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.

Mrs. Ann Ellis --aellis@wcasd.net

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.

Community Resources and Events

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