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Washington School District has educated generations of local families for nearly 140 years. The community of Washington, sharing the common value of education, founded this educational establishment in the year 1867 in pursuit of free and public education for all. There is a perpetual undercurrent of civic pride and tradition that provides a means for members of our Prexie community to learn about the world around them and grow intellectually beyond their expectations. Guaranteeing our students achieve and become productive, honorable citizens are responsibilities that are actively and willingly shared among administrators, teachers, parents, community members and the students themselves. We are fortunate in Washington School District to have a caring, supportive learning community that encourages our students to meet and exceed expectations. Read more
First Read Policy - May 18, 2015
Policy #525 - Suicide Awareness and Prevention Policy
Please submit any comments or suggestions to Dr. DiLorenzo by June 10, 2015
525 - Suicide Awareness Prevention and Response-First Read 5.18.15
Prexie Pride Ambassadors
Washington Health System Teen Outreach Honorees May 21, 2015:
Congratulations to Wash High Principal Frank Rotunda, School Administrator Award and
Students Malik Wells and Cassidy Hiles, Volunteer Awards
Thanks for sharing your time and talents.
The Friends Program at Washington Park Elementary School
Over 60 students in 5th Grade participate in a Friends Program with Mrs. Brophy and Mrs. Rocco's classes. The program supports the development of social and interpersonal skills for school-aged children, creates a culture for understanding and accepting individuals that include students with Autism.
Attention to 2015 Seniors and Family! If you haven't already done so, please print and complete the Senior Survey Form then return it to the High School Guidance Office no later than Friday, May 29, 2015 (Previously due Friday May, 22, 2015) A copy was sent to you by mail and your senior received it and direction as to completing it here at school. Without this information, we will not be able to recognize your senior's future plans and accomplishments at Award's Day and Graduation. This information is also used for a State Report. Please follow the directions on the form and call the Guidance Office if you have questions. 724-223-5079 or 5081 Thank you!
PA Criminal Record Clearance (click link) - Pennsylvania Access To Criminal History - Home
PA Child Abuse History Clearance (click link) - Clearances
FBI Fingerprint Clearance (click link) - Cogent Applicant Fingerprint Registration Systems
SECURITY MESSAGE FOR ALL PARENTS
You must show a valid ID to have students released to you. Although office personnel may know you, they are required to request an ID. Security is not convenient. Please cooperate with building staff when asked for an ID. This requirement is to insure the safety and security of our students.
2015-16 FREE SPORTS PHYSICALS.
If your son or daughter is currently in grades 6 through 11 and is planning to play a district-sponsored sport in any of the three sports seasons of 2015-16, information on the flyer below contains important information for you to examine before June 1st. Under PIAA rules, a student-athlete only needs to get ONE physical for the entire year--unless there is a change in his/her medical status following an illness or injury during the previous sports season. The only acceptable physical form for athletic participation is the PIAA's CIPPE form, available in the high school athletic office or via download from the high school or junior high school athletics pages of this website.
Note: If your son or daughter is a high school band student and also an athlete, the only form acceptable for athletic participation for a district-sponsored sport is the PIAA's CIPPE form.
Note: Posted previously, the athletic department's Parent Night on June 4th has been cancelled. Information for parents regarding the district concussion policy is available on both the high school and junior high school athletics pages of the district website. Information for parents about concussions and district athletics will be presented at the junior high- and high school orientations in August. For additional information, contact the athletic office at 724-223-5085, ext. 2091 or emailing the athletic director at email@example.com.
Click link for 2014-2015 school personnel data and demographics. District Personnel Information 2014-15
Superintendent's Report for May 18 2015 SuptReport5.18.15
Superintendent Goals /Performance Standards Superintendent Goals for 2014-2015
The Board of School Directors annually conducts a performance review of the Superintendent of schools. Section 1073.1 of the PA School Code required the contract for a district superintendent include mutually agreed upon goals/ performance standards. Pursuant to Act 141 of the PA School Code enacted in 2012, school boards are required to disclose the objectives and performance standards for Superintendents given an initial or renewed contract after 2012. This information must be posted on their district website. School districts are also required to post on their website whether or not the standards were met by the Superintendent.
2014-2015 Budget 2014-2015 Budget
Washington Park Elementary School Education Plan WashingtonParkElementaryEducationPlan
SCHOOL PERFORMANCE PROFILES
The PA School Performance Profile serves several purposes:
A summary of WSD School Performance Profile scores follow for each of our schools. WSD School Perfromance Profile 2014. Click link for summary. WSDSchoolPerformanceProfiles2014
For a more detailed report, click on the logo to go to PA’s SPP website.
Prexie Stadium Renovation (click link) Prexie Stadium Renovation
SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS NEEDED
Pay Rate of $105 Per Day
Please see "Employment Section" for details on how to apply
Extra-curricular participation is a privilege to be earned by attending school.
Important new policy adopted by WSD Board of Directors October 20, 2014 effective October 21, 2014. This policy implements the requirement that secondary (grades 7 – 12) students miss less than 6 days per semester in order to participate in any/ all extra-curricular activities. Students missing more that 6 days per semester will be given an extra-curricular suspension for the remainder of the semester/ school year.
-Is an effort to emphasize the importance of attending school.
-Informs students that extra-curricular activities are a privilege to be earned.
-Increases the value of participation and recognizes those who fulfill their student obligations.
-Celebrates students who take advantage of the numerous opportunities offered by the District.
This attendance requirement differs from our regular attendance requirements. Procedures and notifications are administered separately. Click the link below to read the policy.
Policy #511 - Participation in Extra Curricular Activities and Events
2014-2015 School Calendar - click link to see calendar
THE FOLLOWING EARLY DISMISSALS AND TWO HOUR DELAYS WERE ESTABLISHED FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
This will fulfill our staff training obligations while maintaining daily instruction.
Two hour delays are scheduled on Fridays and early dismissals are scheduled on Mondays.
TWO-HOUR DELAYS AND TWO-HOUR EARLY DISMISSALS FOR STUDENTS ONLY
|Two-Hour Delays||Two-Hour Early Dismissals|
|Friday, September 26, 2014||Monday, October 27, 2014|
|Friday, November 21, 2014||Monday, January 26, 2015|
|Friday, February 27, 2015||Monday, March 23, 2015|
|Friday, May 29, 2015|
-Free Breakfast/Lunch Program for Washington Park Elementary School Students
-Under the “Community Eligibility Program”, all students in grades Kindergarten through Sixth grade will receive FREE breakfast and lunch.
-Secondary students in grades seven through twelve will pay the following meal costs:
-Breakfast - $1.35 (no price increase from last year)
-Lunch - $2.35 (no price increase from last year)
-Adult/Teacher meal costs: (for both the elementary and junior/senior high schools)
-Breakfast-$1.75 (no price increase from last year)
-Lunch-$3.25 (no price increase from last year)
New Times for Washington Park Elementary School - beginning with the 2014-2015 School Year:
New Student Times
Kindergarten to Third Grade 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Fourth to Sixth Grade 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Junior/Senior High School students (Grades 7 through 12) starting and ending times:
7:35 am - Breakfast
7:50 am - Doors Open
8:00 am - Start of First Period
3:00 pm - Dismissal
NOTICE TO PARENTS: NCAA NO LONGER ACCEPTING COURSE WORK FROM AGORA CYBER CHARTER SCHOOL.... read following link.. NCAA
The link below takes you to short video that shows classrooms engaged in hybrid learning. WSD already has this being delivered to some of our students by teachers who are cyber teachers/ facilitators and some others who have integrated technology performance projects in their instruction. This is the direction we are going in order to provide an academically customized or prescriptive education for all students.
Click “see it in action” and then click “video.” The video takes time to load. Although it mainly shows students w/computers, traditional instruction is used as well.
11TH GRADE STUDENT PHYSICAL INFORMATION AND FORMS (click the following link)
11th Grade Student Physicals
Student Nutrition Accountability System (SNAP)-How to pay for school lunches Flyer
E-Books offered through OverDrive at Citizens Library:
OverDrive is a leading full-service digital distribution of ebooks, audiobooks, and other digital content.
The Prexie Pride Foundation is organized by volunteers to support a range of school groups, purchase equipment on an as-needed basis, and establish yearly student scholarships. Read more
SPECIAL EDUCATION - Child Find Notice (click link) Child Find Notice 2014-2015
Variety the children's charity -"My Bike" Program
My Bike Program Handout
Transition is the process students and their families use to think about life after high school and to plan their community and school experiences to assure that the students acquire the knowledge and skills to achieve their goals. The transition planning process should enable the student to move successfully from school to postsecondary education and training, employment, independent living, and community participation based on the student's preferences, interests, and abilities." Transition Powerpoint
Comcast Introduces Internet Essentials Program/Internet Service for $9.95 a month
At Washington School District, we know that many students and their families would like to have Internet service at home so they can do homework, search jobs, download music, communicate with others and much more. We also believe the Internet can be an important part of your child’s education.
That’s why we want to make sure you know about a new program provided by Comcast called Internet Essentials.
If you have at least one child receiving free or reduced school lunches from Washington School District, your family may qualify for this fast, affordable home Internet service for the school year. Internet Essentials costs just $9.95 per month (plus tax). For participating families, there are no price increases, activation fees or equipment rental fees.
In addition, you can buy a low cost computer for just $149.99 (plus tax) and receive free Internet training.
If you think this might be right for your family, it’s easy to get started. Call Comcast toll free at 1-855-846-8376 to see if you qualify.