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Crestwood School District updates - week of April 13 - 17

UPDATE April 9, 2020 under Gov. Wolf's order...

Crestwood SD will be closed for the duration of the school year.

April 9, Governor Wolf released the following:


This morning, I issued an order under Act 13 of 2020 to close all public schools through the end of the 2019-2020 academic year, as defined by the local school calendar. (which for CSD is June 11, 2020)


Additionally, Governor Wolf is ordering all K-12 schools and programs, public and private, to be closed through the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts, Head Start Supplemental Assistance Programs and Preschool Early Intervention programs will also remain closed, and institutions of higher education are prohibited from offering in-person instruction.


See the full text of his message here:

What about Graduation for the class or 2020?

Our senior class will officially be declared graduates of the Crestwood School District on June 11, 2020.


We are in conversations with our senior class officers & student leaders, Class Advisors, health officials, and local event venues to explore our options while supporting social distancing guidelines.


The date of this event depends upon the the status of the state of emergency declaration and is fluid at this time. We will share details as soon as we are able.


  • Senior Awards/Class night and Senior Honor Society recognitions - may be embedded or combined with our graduation ceremony
  • VIRTUAL Senior Class meeting ON THE HORIZON to discuss details!
  • Keep your eye on the SENIOR CLASS WEB PAGE for updates!

With all of this serious stuff going on...our Art students were having a little fun!

What about all of those spring programs?

Unfortunately all of the programs on our spring calendar will also look differently.


  • Spring 2020 Prom is postponed

We are in conversations with our Genetti's Hazleton

and discussion of alternative dates for our Prom are underway

  • National Honor Society
  • National Junior Honor Society
  • National Business Honor Society
  • National French Honor Society
  • National Spanish Honor Society

*Inducting new members on paper - official ceremonies in the fall for underclassmen

Seniors will be recognized during the graduation program


  • Both Elem & Secondary Spring Band/Chorus concerts are postponed
  • All field trips district-wide are postponed


  • Fairview and Rice Elementary

Kindergarten Programs - TBD

6th Grade Class Day - TBD

And some more fun with our pets at home - Thanks to our Art students for making us smile!

So ... what about next year? Will we move on to the next grade? How will we pick classes?

The Governor and Crestwood SD agree that this pandemic will not negatively impact a student's progress nor promotion to the next grade.


  • While Enrichment & Review work is not graded at this time - it is still very important for students to be engaged in their school work
  • We will be putting in place measures to monitor student participation so that we can support students and remove barriers to learning
  • AS OF APRIL 27 our teachers will be offering a live presence in a virtual format to engage with students - schedules and details to follow


Elementary campus promotion and class assignment guidelines remain unchanged.


Secondary campus scheduling is being facilitated online through social studies Google Classrooms, Skyward Arena Scheduling, and information shared with families via smore and on the Guidance Dept website.


  • Class of 2021 - complete - if you have questions or need to complete the process please contact your counselor
  • Class of 2022 - Apr 13 thru Apr 24
  • Class of 2023 - *scheduled prior to closure - any questions contact your guidance counselor
  • Class 2024, 2025, 2026 - Late Apr/early May - TBD

My 7th & 8th grade kid sold Comet Cards - how can we pick them up?

The Comet Cards have been sorted by student and homeroom teacher. Early next week, your middle school student will be asked to complete a short survey in their ELA class in Google Classroom to tell us which of these three locations would be best for you to pick up the Comet Cards.



  • White Haven Public Library
  • Crestwood Secondary Campus
  • Slocum Fire Hall


Starting Monday, April 20 Comet Cards will be available for you to pick up at the location you chose in the 11AM - 1PM lunch pick up line. The cafeteria staff will us with the drive-thru delivery process.

How about all of my stuff? In my locker? In my desk? Can we come get it?

Not yet - all of our buildings have been cleaned, sanitized, and declared closed by the Governor. Any access at this point is restricted and closely controlled to maximize safety and minimize risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus.


We are working closely with health officials and discussing how to best allow for the retrieval of personal items. When a plan becomes solidified, we will let you know.


In the meantime, if you have questions or a unique need, please contact your school administrator:


Parents - Need help connecting with services? Our guidance counselors can point you in the right direction.

Contact them via email for help and support


Fairview Elementary: Mrs. Berti email: laura.berti@csdcomets.org

Rice Elementary: Mrs. Major email: trisha.major@csdcomets.org

Secondary Campus 7 & 8: Mr. Sorber email: andy.sorber@csdcomets.org

Secondary Campus last name A - G: Mrs. Hischak email: holly.hischak@csdcomets.org

Secondary Campus last name H - O: Mr. Heintzelman email: joel.heintzelman@csdcomets.org

Secondary Campus last name P - Z: Mrs. Womelsdorf email: leann.womelsdorf@csdcomets.org

Wait - some of my medications are in the Nurse's office, how can I pick them up?

The same issue as personal items in lockers/desks applies to any medication or health related supplies that are in the Nurse's office.


Contact your school nurse and principal to make arrangements.


Parents - is all of this change stressing you? Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Counselor. We’re here to help.

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SAT and PSAT information

June SAT and SAT Subject Test Administration

To keep students safe, and in alignment with public health guidance and school closures across 192 countries, we will not be able to administer the SAT or SAT Subject Tests on June 6, 2020.


Future SAT Administrations, Including September

If it’s safe from a public health standpoint, we’ll provide weekend SAT administrations every month through the end of the calendar year, beginning in August. This includes a new administration in September and the previously scheduled tests on August 29, October 3, November 7, and December 5.


Click this link for complete details: College Board COVID-19 updates

Review and enrichment activities are now live in Google or in Skyward Message Center

Trying to log into Google Classroom? Click the link below

for information on how to login from home!


Need help with login to Skyward or need your password reset? email Mrs. Johnson at

sue.johnson@csdcomets.org


Any other technical issues? email Mr. Blanchard at

damien.blanchard@csdcomets.org

Joining a Google Classroom? Here’s your access codes

Business and Career Readiness with Mrs. Goss

Period 3 Quarter 4

Class code: 2pnk6sc


Business and Career Readiness with Mrs. Goss

Period 8 Quarter 4

Class code: stmek47


9-12 PE Google Classroom Code: zadzm2f


Secondary Campus Health Updates 2020 Class code: oxotppg

Don't go hungry! Breakfast, lunch, and Food Bank support is here to help!

Crestwood Food Service will be continuing food service to

families in need @ 3 locations in the District


11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Monday - Wed - Friday

See flyer above for locations


Crestwood now hosting TWO - FREE Weinburg Food Bank drop offs monthly!

April 22, 2020 is the next distribution

email: sportmom@ptd.net or peg.foster@csdcomets.org

to be added to our list

Luzerne County Community College scholarship deadline extended to April 30



LCCC scholarship deadline is now April 30! click here

Seniors! More SCHOLARSHIP applications below! Don't miss these opportunities!

CSD Board of Directors meetings are streamed LIVE on Facebook! Next meeting is a budget meeting on April 29 @ 6:30PM

How about sports?

PIAA officially ended the winter sports playoffs and cancelled the spring sports season.


Find other ways to get out and exercise! Be safe! Social Distance is the key!