Student Assistance Programs are collaborative teams of trained school district and County Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Service agency personnel who meet regularly to assess, refer, and support student needs in order to remove barriers to their learning.
2020-2021 School Year Information
First Day of School is Thursday, August 20, 2020
The school day will begin at 9:00 am for students. STUDENTS MAY NOT BE DROPPED BEFORE 9:00 am.
Elementary dismissal times will continue to be 3:15 for kindergarten and 3:20 for all other students.
Safety protocols will be shared with parents prior to the beginning of the school year. It is critical that parents follow these safety measures every day.
Students are required to wear face coverings at all times. Teacher directed mask breaks will be permitted.
Students will be required to follow social distancing protocols throughout the day.
Parents are encouraged to practice social distancing during student drop off and pick up times.
Visitors within the building will be strictly limited.
2020-2021 Kindergarten Orientation
Kindergarten orientation will be held on Monday, August 17, 2020 from 5:00-7:00pm.
Parents will be contacted with specific times for their child's orientation. Parents will be given the opportunity to meet their child's teacher and see their child's classroom.
Additional information regarding transportation, food services, student health services, and school counseling services will be posted on the website.
Parents picking up food and/or yearbooks at WBE on Mondays from 11am-1pm are asked to please remain in your vehicle. Yearbooks and food will be delivered to your car. Please share your child's name and grade level when you pull into the drop off loop to pick up a yearbook.
Parents of last years 4th grade students only will pick up yearbooks on the rear bus loop parking lot using North Orchard Street.
The Berwick Cyber Academy is open to all Berwick students in grades K-12. For information regarding the Berwick Cyber Academy, please contact Wendy Daily, Director of Online Education, at email@example.com or call (570) 759-6400 ext. 3121 for more information.
We are pleased to announce that The Berwick Area School District and For the Cause (Teen Center) are partnering with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and the USDA to distribute free meals to families throughout the summer months.
The summer meal distribution will begin Monday, June 8th. Meals will be delivered to West Berwick Elementary at 11:00 a.m., packed, and then distributed between 12:00-1:00 p.m. This will continue weekly, on Monday’s, throughout the summer, with the exception of June 29th (July 4th week).
These are certainly unexpected and difficult times for everyone. We are very sad that schools in Pennsylvania were ordered closed and we unable to complete the school year in a traditional way. I want to thank our faculty, parents and students for their cooperation as we work together to provide educational opportunities for all students in a new way. All of our teachers have created Google Classrooms for their students. I highly encourage all parents to take advantage of the educational program offered by your child’s teacher. You either have received educational packets or have access to the materials through Google Classroom.
I also highly encourage all students to take advantage of the Imagine Learning program from home. Students will benefit greatly from using this educational program for 30 minutes a day. This wonderful program is on your child’s specific academic level. Click here to access the program.
Once in the website follow the on screen directions and enter our specific school site code: 4203480
If you are unable to access the program, please contact your child’s teacher for assistance.
I would also like to thank our teachers and staff who have worked under unusual circumstances to provide our students with quality learning materials and to reach out to families while we have been out of school. Thanks also to our custodial staff and cafeteria staff who have been at school everyday working to provide meals and a clean environment. Their work in supporting our school community is greatly appreciated.
West Berwick is a "Leader In Me" school and has many resources available for families on the "Leader In Me" website.
Click this link to access the "Leader In Me" website
Your family can sign up to receive weekly leadership lessons that you can complete at home.
There are also a large number of additional resources available for your family such as:
Videos for children
Happy Kids Cartoons
Leader In Me coloring pages
The following links below can be utilized for additional enrichment activites for students during the school closure:
ConnectEd (Reading Wonders & EveryDayMath grades K-4)
Smart Futures (All grades) - Smart Futures exists because critical to our education system is a curriculum-embedded connection to the real world how a student’s skills, knowledge, interests, values and personality are inherently linked to opportunities that will be available to them when they leave school.
Imagine Learning Literacy - Game-based learning in Imagine Language & Literacy ensures that students stay engaged and have fun while they learn. ... Students also build confidence and independent thinking skills through self-monitoring. After students collect performance-based virtual tokens, they can use them for rewards within the program. ○
Imagine Math Facts (K-4) - Imagine Math Facts teaches students math facts through a series of powerful, engaging activities on multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction—helping each child quickly gain automaticity and math fluency along with a new interest in math. ○
Study Island (Grades 3-12) - online resource designed to support and monitor mastery of state standards for students in grades K-12in the subjects of reading, writing, mathematics, science and social studies. ○
Kahn Academy http://www.khanacademy.com
Physical Activity Link:
Please remember to bring in your Box Tops!