Falcon Flash

February 12, 2021

Principal's Message

Hello Stetson Families,

The groundhog was right, it looks like we will be having six more weeks of winter. I am sure we will be seeing more snow this coming week. Let's hope this one doesn't amount to much but be on the lookout for communication from Dr. Scanlon and me.

The course recommendation window opens next week for our students. Please log onto the parent portal and see your student's course recommendations for next school year. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your grade level counselor or view the course selection information on our Stetson website.

We will have our final picture day on February 26th for any student who has not had their picture taken yet or wants retakes. Please be on the lookout for a message from Mrs. Stephen about this process soon. Our January picture proofs just arrived! They will be distributed during your student's next in-person school day. We will be reaching out to our cyber and remote students to pick up their proofs at school during school office hours. If your child did not receive their proofs, please contact the main office.


Car Line pick-up and drop-off have become a safety concern that I need to bring to your attention. We are exhibiting a large volume of cars and we are asking our parents to be patient with our pick-up process. 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!

We want to extend a BIG thanks to our PTO for providing staff box lunches from Serock Catering. It was a great to end our Spirit Week: Spreading love through Kindness. Check us out on Twitter for details @GAStetson

We appreciate your support and encouragement to help our students reach their maximum potential. KEEP IT UP! If you should have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to me to discuss them in more detail.

Hybrid Block schedule

Thanks for your time and attention!

Have a great holiday weekend,

Mrs. Puchalla

Hybrid Calendar next week (Including Cyber students)

February 15th--NO SCHOOL

February 16th--Day 5 AM (periods 1-4) *A Cohort in person

February 17th--Day 5 PM (periods 5-8) *A Cohort in person

February 18th--Day 6 AM (periods 1-4) *B Cohort in person

February 19th--Day 6 PM (periods 5-8) *B Cohort in person

*ALL MDS Students attend 4 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

Nurse's Corner

If you should have any questions regarding COVID-19, please feel free to email me at mczerpak@wcasd.net.

*Please see the new CIVM flyer attached

Winter Athletics Info--Basketball Teams

2/23 Boys Basketball vs Chichester MS-- Away

Girls Basketball vs Chichester MS--Home

2/25 Boys Basketball vs. Patton MS--Home

Girls Basketball vs Patton MS--Away

In order to provide the safest environment for our athletes, spectators, and staff, the following protocols developed by CDC and adopted by our Ches-Mont league will be followed:

  • Masks must be worn by all persons for all contests, indoor and outdoor.
  • Coaches will enforce the mask-wearing during the game with their own players.
  • Water will need to be provided by the individual students.
  • A maximum of two family-spectators is permitted at each contest for home games ONLY.
  • Locker rooms are not available for officials or teams.

  • 8th-grade players and family-spectators will leave the gymnasium after their game.
  • No pre or post-game handshakes are permitted.
  • Only the playing team (home team ) allowed in the gym. The on-deck visiting team can be in the gym.
  • Busses will be transporting the athletes to and from games.
  • Parents will have the option to drive their own children to and from the games. As long as they provide a note to the coach before the game.
  • Any questions, please email our athletic director, Mr. Corcoran at wcorcoran@wcasd.net.

Advisory--Remote Learners

*If you have questions about course selection--ASK someone or refer to the presentation on our Stetson school website!

All students are required to attend this class in person and remotely. Attendance will be taken each class period. I hope you have gotten a chance to look at the planning sheet (has current grades on it). It was sent to you by your child and is updated weekly. If you have not, please discuss with your child at home and reach out to the grade level administrator if you have any additional questions.

We will continue to work on executive functioning skills, building initiatives, and individual academic support for all students. This time block is also a good opportunity for students to catch up on missing work or touch base with a teacher to ask questions about an assignment.

Counselor Tip--For all Students

  • Check out 21-22 HS and MS Course Selection guides
  • Pay attention to front cover timelines and unnumbered pages for important information
  • See Ms. D-Mac for HS application for working permit (14 years old)
  • See opportunities for multiple parent workshops (flyers below)

Eligibility Information for extra curricular school sponsored activities

We are very excited about resuming our winter sports program this 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.


Attention 7th and 8th Grade Students:

We are requesting that families check at home for any science, math, or social studies textbooks from last year that were not returned. If you find a textbook, please bring it to school during your in-person hybrid day and give it to your current science, math, or social studies teacher. If you are a cyber or remote-only student, the book can be dropped off at Stetson. Thank you for your help as we try to account for any missing textbooks!

PTO information--JOIN US

Our Stetson Parent/Teacher Organization needs some volunteers!

The PTO is looking for new board members for the 2021-2022 school year. if you are interested in helping out, please email us at this email address, ptostetson@gmail.com. Even if you reached out before, please let us know again that you are interested. Also, we are requesting that you let us know what grade your child(ren) are in.

We are getting some responses--thank you! We appreciate the support!

STEM Opportunity for Students