Falcon Flash

February 26, 2021

Principal's Message

Hello Stetson Families,

I cannot believe another month has passed us by. Looking forward to seeing the snow melt away and spring flowers bloom. A lot of change is coming our way this month. Please be sure to read all emails from Dr. Scanlon and me about the next phase of our reopening school plan.

Thank you to all students and parents for completing your course selections for the 21-22 school year. Please remember that if you would like to make a change to the recommendation, please complete THIS FORM by MARCH 25. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your grade level counselor or view the course selection information on our Stetson website.

We appreciate your support and encouragement to help our students reach their maximum potential. KEEP IT UP! If you should have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to me to discuss them in more detail.

Hybrid Block schedule

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

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Puchalla

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Black History Month Assembly will be brought to our Stetson community virtually this year. This year will be Stetson's 20th year celebrating Black History through our student-driven performance. The theme this year is "From Struggle to Strength". We hope our audience enjoys learning about prominent African Americans whose unparalleled contribution to the medical field, science, technology, engineering, and math we continue to celebrate today. We will post our assembly on our website after the students view it next week in advisory class. I am very proud of the student volunteers that helped create this year's production. We take pride in performing this event each year for our Stetson community.

Hybrid Calendar next week (Including Cyber students)

March 1st--Day 3 PM (periods 5-8) *A Cohort in person

March 2nd--Day 4 AM (periods 1-4) *A Cohort in person

March 3rd--Day 4 PM (periods 5-8) *REMOTE DAY (all students at home)

March 4th--Day 5 AM (periods 1-4) *B Cohort in person

March 5th--Day 5 PM (periods 5-8) *B Cohort in person

*ALL MDS Students attend 5 days*

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

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

Do you like Basketball or just working out and staying in shape? Well then sign up for either the 6th-grade Basketball Program or the 6th Grade Fitness Team. These programs will run from 3:00 - 4:15 pm. Click on the links below to sign up. Contact Mr. Corcoran at wcorcoran@wcasd.net with any additional questions.

6th Grade Intramural Basketball Sign Up

6th Grade Intramural Fitness Team Sign Up

*Note--there will be more intramural opportunities coming soon, please stay tuned to morning announcements every day!

Spring Sports Information--7th and 8th grade

Spring sports will begin on or about March 18th. Coaches of the different sports will be providing information in the next few weeks. The spring sports we will be providing are baseball, softball, co-ed track, girls lacrosse, and boys lacrosse.

*More details coming soon!

Baseball Information--7th & 8th Grade

Any 7th or 8th-grade student interested in trying out for the baseball team this Spring and did not attend the organizational meeting on February 11th, please send an e-mail to Coach Logan at alogan@wcasd.net. If you have already been in touch with Mr. Logan or attended the organizational meeting, you do not have to send another e-mail.

Baseball tryouts will not begin until the week of March 15th. More details will be sent out soon with a firm date about the tryouts. In the meantime, please make sure all PIAA physical paperwork has been submitted. If you know of anyone that missed our meeting, please feel free to review the information in the link below.


Boys and Girls Track Team--7th & 8th Grade

Spring Track Season 2021

The spring track season will be starting on Thursday, March 18th. To prepare for the season, there will be an informational meeting for any interested seventh or eighth graders on Wednesday, March 3 at 3:00 PM on zoom (see coach for link). Students are also asked to fill out the interest Google form and review the team rules. If you cannot make the meeting or have any questions, please email Mr. White (awhite@wcasd.net) or Mr. Specht (cspecht@wcasd.net).

Boys Lacrosse--7th and 8th Grade

We will have a boys lacrosse interest meeting next Wednesday, March 3rd at 3:30 via Zoom. The Zoom link will be on a Schoology page. Here is the group access code: SBSJ-3HTM-SM6B7.

If you have any questions, please email Mr. Graham at jgraham@wcasd.net.

Yearbook Information

Great news! The 2020-21 Yearbook is NOW on sale!

Go to www.jostensyearbooks.com to place your order.

Books will be on sale until March 15th, so don’t put it off! Place your order TODAY!

Counselor Tip--For all Students

  • Communication is key whether it be with your child, your child’s teachers, or anyone else in the school. Please communicate so we can help your child!
  • Respect their concerns--show them you are listening!
  • Encourage Ownership & Effort. Give detailed, genuine praise for their efforts, as they will produce great results.
  • Set up for Success by making a place to work, a routine to follow, and expectations daily.
  • Reach out your student’s counselor with any concerns or 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.


Our staff would like to thank the PTO for a fabulous luncheon provided on February 12th. We appreciate the community support.

Reminder for our Car line pick up

We are exhibiting a large volume of cars at pick-up and drop-off times. We are asking our parents to be patient with our pick-up process in the afternoon. Upon entering our complex, please proceed to Starkweather Elementary School and turn around toward our parking lot. This helps our line expand onto our property rather than blocking the entrance for our busses trying to enter coming from 202. The vehicles must pull all the way around the bend to help the flow of traffic. Students are not permitted to walk through our parking lots, please do not park and expect your child to cross through moving traffic to get to the car. Thank you for cooperating with our traffic procedures. We enjoy seeing your smiles, waves, and family dogs!

STEM Opportunity for Students