By order of the Governor, all schools in Pennsylvania will be closed for the remainder of the academic year. We will continue with our Continuity of Education Plan and lunch distribution plan and will provide additional information as it is received.
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.
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).
Individual student personal belongings may be picked up at West Berwick Elementary School on the following schedule. Pickup times will be 10:30 to 12:30 along with food distribution.
Tuesday, April 28
Kindergarten & grade 3
Friday, May 1
Grade 1 & grade 4
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.
Regarding the Individual Spring Lifetouch student pictures which were taken in March:
Lifetouch is not able to print traditional preview packages for our students due to the Coronavirus. You can still view and order images by going online to mylifetouch.com and using the code LT179079Q0 to access West Berwick Elementary. Once there you will need to enter your personal code from Lifetouch to view or order your child's pictures. If you do not have an access code from Lifetouch or a My Lifetouch Rewards account, you may use the online chat feature to get the code or call 1-866-955-8342 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for asistance. If you order pictures online, they will be sent directly to your home from Lifetouch. Pictures will not be sent to the school. The school does not have access to your Lifetouch code.
West Berwick Elementary School's parent group has agreed to purchase a softcover yearbook for every student in the school. Students who already ordered and paid for a yearbook will receive a free upgrade to a hardcover copy. Ms. McCollum and Mrs. Bartholomew are currently working to complete the yearbook. Yearbooks will be available for pick-up at the school in June. A specific date will be provided once yearbooks have been printed and received for distribution. Thank you to our parent group for making this possible.
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!