February 11th, 2022
I wanted to remind everyone that the course selection window will open for all students to select specific courses for the 22-23 school year. This window will be open from 2/14 - 2/25 in the parent portal. If you need support to select your courses, please see the video and slide presentation on the Stetson website. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
Next week, our school will be having a spirit week organized by our student council. The theme is "Spread the Love".
- Monday (StuCo sponsor)
- wear reds and pinks
- Tuesday (GSA sponsor)
- “Love is Love” – Each HR is assigned a color for students to wear
- Wednesday (Counseling sponsor)
- “Show what you love” - wear apparel for your favorite hobby or sport
- Counseling wants to involve Bringing Hope Home and have a donation jar available for students to make donations, we were also going to provide cards for students to write words of encouragement for Bringing Hope Home during lunches
- Thursday (Equity sponsor)
- “Heart and Sole” day – wear crazy socks
- Friday (Admin sponsor)
- “Show love for Stetson Pride” – wear your Stetson gear
Have a great weekend (stay warm and safe),
Course Selection Information Reminder
- February 16th--8th graders will get an opportunity for an in-person event at Rustin High School about specific questions on the course selection process (date and location to follow)
**All families and students will be able to select courses/electives during the week of February 14th - 25th. We hope you can review our course offerings and exciting opportunities!
Calendar --Look Ahead and Plan
February 14th--Day 2
February 15th--Day 3 *Picking new lunch seats electronically during Falcon Period
February 16th--Day 4
February 17th--Day 5
February 18th--Day 6
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 email@example.com
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 Word From Our Athletic Department
Home Games next week:
2/14 Boys Basketball vs Chichester
2/17 Boys Basketball vs North Brandywine
As agreed upon by the Ches-Mont League, students will not mask in play but will be required to mask at all other times. Spectators are expected to follow the District’s masking expectations outlined in the health and safety plan and be masked. Student spectators are allowed to attend again starting 1/19/22.
**Call our athletic director Mr. Corcoran about any athletic concerns at 484-266-2725
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
6th Grade Intramural Co-Ed Basketball
The 6th Grade Intramural Basketball Program is an after-school activity in which 6th-grade students will learn fundamental basketball skills, interact with their peers and get physical exercise. The program will run from February 22nd to March 9th, 3 pm-4:15 pm. If your student would like to participate they should contact Mr. Busz at email@example.com for more information.
Girls and Boys Track --Spring Sport
For any seventh or eighth graders interested in joining the boys or girls track team: we will be having an informational meeting on Wednesday, February 16th at 8:05 in the gym. Please check in with your homeroom teacher and then report to the gym. You don't need any previous track experience to join! If you can't make the 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.
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.
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.
Thank you for your diligent communication regarding Covid related needs. We will continue to work together while we see the increase in communal positivity.
If you have any health questions, please contact our school nurse by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Save the date for the next Dine & Donate: Wednesday, February 16th, 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
*see attached flyer for more information
In the most recent round of data from the PA Youth Survey, 57% of West Chester teens report that they do not feel recognized for hard work. Yet, recognition of hard work is directly linked to a child’s commitment to school which is proven to decrease the likelihood of involvement with law enforcement and use of addictive substances. Recognition of genuine effort from teachers, parents, peers, or other trusted adults helps youth to know their value and has a cumulative positive effect on emotional well-being. WCASD is pleased to partner with West Chester Communities That Care on this initiative that shares concrete tools to build resilience and improve outcomes for youth. (www.wcctc.org/resilience1hs)
Community Art Project
Mrs. Phillips and Ms. Cantwell's classes created Valentine's cards for Senior Health Link, a program that serves senior citizens across the Chester County region. A lot of these individuals have had a difficult time during the last 2 years from the effects of loneliness and social isolation due to the ongoing pandemic, and we to cheer them up with the students' cards.