Methacton Elementary Transition

News for K-4 Families

Next Steps

This will be the final elementary transition newsletter. Families will receive welcome information from their elementary school in August. Classroom assignment information will be mailed August 14th. Students and their families are invited to Kindergarten Orientation and Grade 1- 4 "Meet and Greet" on Thursday, August 31st. Specific details about this afternoon event will be shared by the elementary schools.



Best wishes for a wonderful summer!

Check out our Elementary School Welcome Videos!

Many thanks to Mr. Brad Dale, Technology Integrator, for working with each of our elementary schools to create welcome videos. Check out the videos (on the Elementary Transition portion of our webpage) by clicking here.
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A Fitting Goodbye

Hundreds of students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of Audubon Elementary School gathered to say farewell to the Audubon School. They walked through the school, greeted old friends, took photographs together (and with JJ!), signed the "memory" wall, and viewed old yearbooks and other memorabilia. The event was a fitting community goodbye to a school that has meant so very much to the Methacton community for more than 80 years.

Transportation Update

Dear Methacton Family,

Methacton School District is in the process of working to ensure the safe and timely transport of your child(ren) to and from school for the 2017-2018 school year.

Bus stops and routes are currently being reconfigured for the upcoming 2017-18 school year in order to improve the busing experience for all students and take students transitioning to new schools into consideration. A team including First Student management and drivers, district administration, the district’s transportation management and transportation software vendors have been working for months to ensure that these changes are reviewed and tested.

As always, the safety of our students is our top priority. Our plan is to provide students with the safest and most efficient route. All district stops were reviewed in terms of best practice and many cul-de-sacs stops/turnarounds were eliminated in order to improve safety for students on the bus and those waiting at bus stops.

The district will mail letters to families during the third week of July to inform you of your child’s bus stop location. A second letter will be sent the second week of August, including bus assignment, pick up, and drop off times.

As we further prepare for 2017-2018, a list of “frequently asked questions” has been prepared and posted to the transportation services webpage at www.methacton.org/busfaq. If you find that you have additional questions or feedback, please contact the transportation department at 610-489-5036. Additional staff contacts and other information can be found at www.methacton.org/transportation.

Thank you, and enjoy your summer!

Dr. David Zerbe
Superintendent of Schools