March 4th, 2022
They say March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. We have definitely experienced a rollercoaster of weather lately! Since March can be a tough month for weather, we have planned some fun spirit weeks for our staff and students. Here are a few highlights:
- Our homerooms are participating in a March Madness Spirit Wear Tournament. Be sure to ask your child how their grade level bracket is shaping up!
- Kindness Week (Week of March 14)
- Down Syndrome Awareness Day (March 21) - Wear Crazy Socks!
Additionally, March is Women's History Month and National World Language Month. Our social studies and world language departments will be engaging students in different activities to recognize these events. Stay tuned for more information!
Also, don't forget to log into Parent Portal to check your child's course recommendations for the 2022-23 school year. From March 7 - 11, you will be able to see the courses your child is currently signed up to take next year. Any requests to change these courses need to be made to your child's counselor by March 25.
- 6th Grade Counselor: Casey Cerullo (email@example.com)
- 7th Grade Counselor: Heather Selgrath (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 8th Grade Counselor: Robert Schwartz (email@example.com)
Have a great weekend,
Calendar --Look Ahead and Plan
March 7th--Day 4
March 8th--Day 5
March 9th--Day 6
March 10th--Day 1
March 11th--Day 2 *wear your sports gear for March Madness
Daily bell schedule
Falcon Period Schedule--Tuesday and Thursday
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
- Schoology Parent & Student Support
If there is an issue with your 1:1 device please email SMS firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring Sports are coming in March
Dear Parents of Spring Sport Athletes,
In order for your child to participate in a spring sport, he/she must have either a doctor’s PIAA physical (Comprehensive Initial Pre-Participation Physical Examination) or if they participated this year in a fall or winter sport they must have the Parent Re-Certification by Parent /Guardian form uploaded to Family ID. Additionally, you as the parent/guardian must register your child in Family ID to participate in the spring sport of your choosing. Instructions for registering and uploading your child’s documents to Family ID are on our website.
Please direct all questions to our Athletic Director, Willi J Corcoran email@example.com
Girls and Boys Track --Spring Sport
We are looking for any seventh or eighth grader interested in joining the boys or girls track team. You don't need any previous track experience to join! If you missed the informational meeting, see Mr. White in C106, Mr. Pester in E109, or Miss Patterson in B109.
Girls Softball--Spring sport
Pitchers and Catchers tryouts will be Thursday, March 10th, and Friday, March 11th from 3 to 4 pm. Anyone interested in demonstrating their pitching and catching skills should come to this try-out. Try-outs for both 7th and 8th-grade teams will be Monday, March 14th thru Wednesday, March 16th from 3 to 4:50. The pick-up time will be at 5 pm. PIAA physicals must be current and uploaded to FamilyID. For those who played a fall or spring sport for SMS, you must register for Spring sports and have the Parent Re-certification (section 8) uploaded to FamilyID. Instructions for Family ID were given out at the pre-season meeting. You can also find the instructions for familyID and the PIAA forms on the Stetson website.
7th grade baseball tryouts will begin on Thursday March 10th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM after school. All rides should be to the school no later than 5:15 PM. 7th grade tryouts will continue on 3/11 and 3/14 at the same times.
8th grade baseball tryouts will run from Tuesday March 15th to Thursday March 17th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM after school. All rides should be to the school no later than 5:15 PM.
In order to tryout, students MUST have a valid PIAA physical uploaded to Family ID. If the student has participated in another sport, Section 8 of the PIAA physical should be uploaded to Family ID. In addition, students must have a completed Impact concussion test on file and a completed pink card. Pink cards may be picked up from Mr. Logan in B107.
All questions should be directed to Mr. Logan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Important Girls Lax info:
Head Coach – Mrs. Moritsch email@example.com
Asst. Coach – Mrs. Enns firstname.lastname@example.org
8th Grade Tryouts
- When: March 10 - 3pm - 5pm
- Where: Outdoors or in the gym, weather dependent
8th Grade Practice
- When: March 14-15 - 3pm - 5pm
- Where: outdoor only, weather dependent
7th Grade Tryouts
- When: March 16 - 3pm - 5pm
- Where: Outdoors or in the gym, weather dependent
7th Grade Practice
- When: March 17-18 - 3pm - 5pm
- Where: Outdoor only, weather dependent
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.
Dress Code Reminder
Please help us in reminding our students to follow our dress code policy. These include crop tops (mid-drift showing), pajama pants, slippers, and wearing hoods inside the school building. Students who continue to violate the dress code will receive a consequence of after-school detention.
A reminder that our personal cell phones are not permitted to be used during school hours in the educational setting. Please review the policy below with your student.
Spring is almost here and Stetson PTO is looking forward to some FUN! We are selling Hershey Park tickets (good any day the park is open in 2022) as a fundraiser during the month of March. Tickets are only $43 each and will be delivered as soon as we get them sometime in mid-April. All the details are on the link below. Questions can be directed to email@example.com
Thank you for your consideration and support.
A small thing we can do for our teachers and staff is to provide some treats to show our gratitude. We have lots of open spaces on our teacher snack bowl signup. Please take a look and see if you can help. THANK YOU to all who have already signed up and participated in this act of teacher/staff gratitude and appreciation!
Thank you to everyone that came out to support Pizza Peddler Dine and Donate! Look for details on our next one in April.
Dear Community Partner-
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We are pleased to partner with West Chester Communities That Care to highlight this topic which is essential to youth development. West Chester Communities That Care uses an evidence-based coalition model to improve outcomes for youth, specifically around the areas of mental health, underage substance use and violence.