Worcester Weekly

Leading the PACK

In This Newsletter You Will Find The Following Information:

  • Upcoming Event Dates
  • Mask Lanyards
  • Teacher Assignment Information
  • Car Line Information
  • Bus Information
  • Information on Signing Up for School & District Communications
  • Parent Homework
  • Food Services Information
  • Kindergarten Sneak-a-Peek Information
  • Methacton Education Foundation "First Day of School Signs"

Upcoming Events 📆


  • August 23rd, Open House for Families in Grades 1-4 only, 6:00-7:00 (Arrive between 6:00-6:30)

  • August 26th, Kindergarten Sneak-A-Peek 2:00-3:15 (no more than 2 adults per child, more information below)

  • August 30th, Welcome Back! First Student Day for all students


  • September 3-7, No School

  • September 13th, Back to School Night, 6:30-8:30 (details to come soon)

  • September 16th, No School

  • September 17th, Home and School Ice Cream Social 7:00-9:00

  • September 24th, Ice Cream Social Rain Date

Mask Lanyards 👧👦

The Methacton School District requires students to wear masks when they are in school. There are times during the school day when students will be allowed to take their masks off. Lunch, recess, outdoor learning, instrument lessons, and outdoor physical education classes are the only times masks are removed.

In order to find a way to help elementary students keep track of their masks at all times, the Methacton School District is providing all K - 6 students with a child safe lanyard. These lanyards have a break away option to ensure safety. These easy-to-use lanyards will be kept at school and worn throughout the day so that students are not taking their masks off and leaving them in different locations or on a variety of surfaces.

Teachers will help students remember to keep the lanyards at school and tuck the lanyards in their shirts during recess or Physical Education class. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends people wash their hands or use sanitizer before touching their face. Teachers will make sure students are adhering to safety precautions. If parents would like to supply their own lanyard, we ask that it has the break away option and a clasp children can manipulate by themselves.

If by chance the lanyards have not arrived before the first day of school, teachers will encourage students to keep their masks ON their bodies. This could mean putting them in a pocket or another safe way to keep the mask from leaving the child’s possession.

By providing these lanyards, it is our hope that students find keeping their masks on their bodies is safe, sanitary, and easy.

Teacher Assignments 👩‍🏫

Teacher assignments will be emailed to families on August 23rd. Please be on the look out for more information.

Daily Car Line Sign Up 🚗

Please complete the following form if you plan to pick up your child from school everyday. If you just plan to pick up your child from school on occasion, you can simply send in a note with your child.

🌟NEW: Click Here For Daily Car Line Sign Up Form 🌟

Curious about car line procedures? Click here to read more about them.

Please Note, due to the heavy volume of cars we experienced last year, we are encouraging students to ride the bus this year. Please consider this option. 🚌

Bus Information 🚍

Information regarding your child's bus stop locations, bus number, pick up time, and drop off time will be available on August 23rd in PowerSchool. Do you need access to PowerSchool? Please see below for information on how to register.

School Communications (PowerSchool, School Messenger, etc.) 📧

The following information is especially important for New Students and incoming Kindergarten Students:

Please click on our Communications Tool Guide Link where you will find important information regarding the district’s communication tools. Here is the link. In this link you will find information on PowerSchool, SchoolMessenger, Social Media, Lower Providence Community Access Channel, Smore Newsletter, and Konstella.

Note: Worcester uses SchoolMessenger and Smore for our weekly newsletters (the link to a Smore Newsletter is included in an email that comes from School Messenger, you do not need a Smore account to view the newsletter, but you do need a School Messenger account to receive it). Worcester’s Home and School Association uses Konstella to send out information. You will want to sign up both SchoolMessenger and Konstella in order to stay informed.

Parent Homework 💻

Please take a few minutes to review the below information. It is much easier to start the school year with all the correct paper work completed on PowerSchool. A few of the forms will not be available until 8/25/2021.

Log Into your Power School Account:

  • Contact Information Verification: Please review your student’s emergency contact information in PowerSchool (Navigation Menu > Contact Information) to verify the information is correct or make any necessary updates.
  • The following forms can be found under Navigation Menu > Forms > General Forms.
    • Acknowledgements (available on August 25, 2021)
      • Handbook Sign Off: Please review your student’s school handbook in PowerSchool or on the building websites. You will be prompted to acknowledge that you have reviewed and discussed the document with your student.
      • Code of Conduct Sign Off
      • Acceptable Use Policy
      • Board Policies
  • Optional Publicity Refusal Form (available August 25, 2021): If you do not want your student videotaped or photographed in the 2021-2022 school year, complete the Publicity Refusal Form in PowerSchool by September 15, 2021.

What if you do not know anything about Power School?

  • Visit https://www.methacton.org/powerschool for details on how to access your parent portal account. If you have not already established your portal access, please call the main office to obtain the necessary credentials (Access ID and Password for each student) to create your account.

Food Services Information 🍕

Breakfast Prices: $1.30

Reduced pricing for breakfast at all levels is $0.30

Lunch Prices: $2.70

Reduced pricing for lunch is $0.40

There will not be a meal pick up program as we provided earlier during the pandemic.

We will be serving a la carte items in the cafeteria this year.

Kindergarten Sneak-a-Peek Information 📚

In an effort to acquaint you more fully with our school facilities and our instructional program, we would like to invite you and your child to “Sneak-a-Peek” on Thursday, August 26th from 2:00-3:15 PM. The school nurse, school counselor, and other staff members will be available, if needed. Parents and students will have a tour of the building and meet their Kindergarten teachers. The “Sneak a Peek” should run for approximately one hour and 15 minutes. Please, only 2 parents per child allowed. Masks are required.

First Day of School Signs 🏫

The Methacton Education Foundation is once again offering a "First Day of School Sign". Show your Methacton pride on the first day of school, and support the MEF! Donations for the sign are encouraged and appreciated.