Wyomissing Area JSHS

7th / 8th Grade Newsletter

Welcome to the 2023 - 2024 School Year!

A Big WELCOME goes out to our new 7th and 8th grade students and their families. We hope that your experience with the Wyomissing Area Junior/Senior High School will be educational, enjoyable and positive.

WELCOME BACK to our returning students and families. We hope you had a relaxing and fun -filled summer. The staff has been busy preparing for the upcoming school year and we are hopeful that this newsletter provides you with pertinent information regarding the beginning of the school year. For additional Junior High Specific information please visit the Jr High School Website, created by their teachers.

The first few days of school will be spent getting to know one another, setting up routines and expectations. As well as reviewing our positive support 'B.R.A.V.E.' program.

*** Please note that we do have a new start time this school year. Please see the 'bell schedule' under the "Parent Hub" below for the daily schedule along with the 2 and 3 hour delay schedule.

We look forward to a fun-filled successful school year. See you soon!

Orientations and Building Walk Throughs

7th grade small group building orientations will begin in August. Detailed information can be found by clicking here.

7th grade Orientation Sign-up Here

Also offered:

7th Grade "On Your Own" School Visit - August 22, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

7th Grade Parent Meeting - August 23, 6:00 pm - JSHS Auditorium

*Incoming 8th graders who are brand new to the Wyomissing Area School District for the 23-24 school year are invited to attend the New Student Orientation on August 25th @ 9:45-11:00am.


7th grade - Grade 7 will receive their device during 7th Grade Orientation or during 7th Grade 'On Your Own' visits.

8th grade - If you have not done so already, please click the link here to register for an iPad pick up time. If you still have your iPad from last year please bring the device with you so a new one can be issued.

Those who did not schedule a pick up time for their ipads over the summer will be given their ipads the first day in homeroom.

All students must have on hand their user agreements signed by both the parent and the student as well as their insurance fee ($20). If financial assistance is needed please contact (610) 374-0739 x1140.

User Agreement Form

Protection Plan Form

If you have any questions please contact the Technology Department: wahs-it@wyoarea.org

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Commonly Asked Questions

1. When do I receive my schedule: * Schedules will be open to view on 8/16/23 and can be located on the Powerschool portal. Parent Access information found here.

2. Lockers: All Students are assigned to a locker. Their homeroom teachers will work with the students on practicing using their combinations and identifying which locker is theirs. For a visual to help your students practice please click here

3. Lunch: 7th and 8th graders eat together from 11:09 - 11:39am. Hot and cold lunches are available for purchase. (Menus and lunch forms can be found below)

4. iPads: It is crucial that students bring their school issued iPads to school fully charged every day. Please help them find a location in the home to be stored and plugged in at night.

5. School Start Time: Building opens at 7:55am. Classes begin promptly at 8:05am. Students must be in their rooms before the bell rings. If not, they are considered "Late to School" and can receive discipline. Please be on time.

6. Absent/forgotten homework: Students and parents can locate all class assignments and their due dates through 'Schoology'. Parent access directions can be found here.

7. What if I get lost? - We understand it can be overwhelming to learn a new building and locating your classes. There will be staff stationed in the hallways to help direct/walk you to any classes you may need assistance in finding.

8. Cell phones: Phones are allowed to be used in the hallways between classes and during their lunch period. They are expected to be away in the classrooms and can be confiscated if out, see cell phone policy. A student phone is available for use in the Athletic office for any student needing to call home.

9. Clubs: All students will have the opportunity to explore the many clubs offered at the JSHS, as well as speak with involved students during the Club Fair on September 8th. View our co-curricular program offerings below.

10. Gym Class: The only dress requirement for PE will be sneakers. If students wish to change for class, they will be given access to the locker rooms and approximately 4 minutes at the beginning and end of class to get changed. Locks will not be provided to students, but they are able to bring their own if they so choose.

School Athletics

Team Schedules: www.wyospartans.org

General Information: http://www.wyoarea.org/departments/athletics

BigTeams (former PlanetHS) - Registration Information: click here


First Day of School ————————————August 28th

No School for Students ————————— September 1st

No School for Students ————————— September 4th

Club Fair ———————————————— —September 8th

OPEN HOUSE —————————————— September 21st (for parents only)

Mid - Quarter -------------------------------------------September 29th

Act 80 Day - Early Dismissal (12pm) —— September 20th

Picture Day ———————————————— October 5th

JH Safety Day (digital and vaping)-----------October (TBD)

Spirit Week ———————————————— October 8-14th

No School for Students ————————— October 9th

Act 80 Day - Early Dismissal (12pm)-------October 31st

End of Quarter 1 ————————————— November 1st

Meet the Office Staff

Principal: Dr. Corey Jones

Asst. Principal: Mrs. Ginger Johnson (7-9) and Mr. Jason Zeigler (10-12)

Counselors: Mr. David Skovera (A-K) and Ms. Kirsten Lebo (L-Z)

Nurses: Mrs. Sally McNichol and Mrs. Amy Smedley

Principal Secretary: Mrs. Janice Duquette

Attendance Secretary: Mrs. Beatrice Jones

Counseling Office Secretary: Mrs. Alyssa Washington

Counseling Office Admin. Assistant: Mrs. Leah Tipton

Athletic Office: Mrs. Kayla Stern