March 12, 2021
Hello Stetson Families,
The Spring weather has sprung! I hope you were able to get outside to enjoy some sunshine.
Dr. Scanlon reached out to our WCASD families on Friday, March 8th to update our return to in-person instruction timeline. Students choosing to return to school for 5 days will start on March 29th and 30th. Our last remote day of the year will be on Wednesday, March 31st. Our spring break will take place this year from April 1st - 5th.
We are eagerly waiting for our students to return back to 5 days of instruction on March 29th. We know that this could be the first time back for many of our students. We will be communicating in the upcoming weeks to both parents and students with information about our newest reopening phase. Many things have stayed the same but there have been many updates to our safety plan. We are asking all families to read our return to instruction communication. Thank you for your help in keeping our building open and safe for our students.
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.
Thanks for your time and attention in reading this week's edition!
Have a great weekend,
Hybrid Calendar next week (Including Cyber students)
March 15th--Day 2 PM (periods 5-8) *A Cohort in person
March 16th--Day 3 AM (periods 1-4) *A Cohort in person
March 17th--Day 3 PM (periods 5-8) *REMOTE DAY (all students at home)
March 18th--Day 4 AM (periods 1-4) *B Cohort in person
March 19th--Day 4 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
Intramural information--6th Graders
Our 6th grade basketball and fitness intramurals have started this past week. The smiles on the students' faces (hidden behind a mask) are wonderful to see. We hope our students enjoy this extracurricular opportunity to meet and socialize with other students in their grade.
These programs will run from 3:00 - 4:15 pm. Click on the links below to sign up. Contact Mr. Corcoran at email@example.com with any additional questions.
*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. Each team's coaches will be providing information in the next few weeks. The spring sports offered at Stestson are baseball, softball, co-ed track, girls lacrosse, and boys lacrosse.
Baseball Information--7th Grade
7th Grade baseball tryouts will begin after school on Tuesday 3/16 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. You must have a completed PIAA physical loaded up to FamilyID, a completed Impact concussion test, and a completed pink card. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Logan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boys and Girls Track Team--7th & 8th Grade
Track practice will begin on Thursday, March 18th (weather permitting) and run from 3-4:45 PM. Students must have a PIAA physical uploaded to FamilyID and a completed pink emergency card. Students should also review the informational Google Slide and join the Stetson Track and Field Schoology Group (access code: 36BVY-BG49T). If you have any questions, reach out to Coach White (email@example.com) or Coach Specht (firstname.lastname@example.org)!
Boys Lacrosse--7th & 8th grade
Boys Lacrosse practice will begin on Thursday, March 18th weather permitting. Please be sure to upload your physical to Family ID and to complete your pink card before the first practice. Be prepared to practice outside or inside. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Graham at email@example.com
Girls Lacrosse--7th & 8th Grade
Just a friendly reminder that any girls interesting in trying out for girls lacrosse should stop by Ms. Whiteside’s (Room A103) to get a pink form. Please be sure to upload your physical to Family ID and turn in the pink form as well as the code of conduct to Ms. Whiteside or Mrs. Enns (Room A106) before the day of tryouts.
We look forward to meeting everyone!
Girls Softball--7th and 8th Grade
Here is the Schoology access code to Stetson Middle School Softball 2021:7BZF-PW7G-TZFJK
Thursday, March 18th: 7th and 8th-grade pitchers and catchers try-outs only. 3 pm to 4 pm
Friday, March 19th: 7th and 8th-grade pitcher and catchers try-outs only. 3 pm to 4 pm
Monday, March 22nd: 8th-grade try-outs. 3 pm to 5pm
Tuesday, March 23rd: 8th-grade try-outs. 3 pm to 5 pm
Wednesday, March 24th: 7th-grade try-outs. 3 pm to 5 pm
Thursday, March 25th: 7th-grade try-outs. 3 pm to 5 pm
Friday, March 26th: Try-out rain date, if necessary TBD
Full practices begin Monday, March 29th From 3 pm to 5 pm
What is needed: Aside from gloves, rubber cleats/or sneakers, All girls trying out for the softball team must have a completed PIAA physical uploaded to Family ID before the first try-out.
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.
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!
Picture Information--All students
*Note--Our February pictures have not been returned from Lifetouch yet. We will let you know when we have them in the building.
Counselor Tip--For all Students
Kobe Bryant’s 10 Rules:
- Get Better Every Single Day
- Prove Them Wrong
- Work On Your Weaknesses
- Execute What You Practiced
- Learn From Greatness
- Learn from Wins & Losses
- Practice Mindfulness
- Be Ambitious
- Believe In Your Team
- Learn Storytelling
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!