The Mission of the Warren County School District is to educationally empower all students to think critically and solve problems through a rigorous curriculum that will provide them with the skills necessary to graduate and pursue a career of their interest.
WCSD Virtual Academy Course Listing, 2020-21
Anyone interested in viewing the 2020-21 course listing for the WCSD Virtual Academy may follow the link below.
Please contact the staff at the Virtual Academy directly at (814) 723-0574 if you have questions regarding the courses or the Virtual Academy in general.
Updated Summer Food Sites, Meals, and Hours as of July 29, 2020
The Warren County School District has committed to continuing the Summer Food Service Program through at least August 26, 2020. Meal sites are listed below and distribution will continue to as scheduled: Monday for Monday/Tuesday, Wednesday for Wednesday/Thursday, and Friday for Friday through Sunday.
The table below shows the locations and hours of operation for all WCSD Summer Food sites.
Warren Area Elementary Center – 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Holly/Conewango Apartments – 11:30 am to 12:15 pm
Youngsville Middle/High School – 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Sugar Grove V.F.D. – 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Sheffield Middle/High School – 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Larimer Park – 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
First Lutheran Church, Warren (MOVED TO BWMS)
North Warren Community Park - 11:30 am to 11:50 pm
Wilderness Trailer Park – 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Pleasant Valley Trailer Park – 12:30 pm to 12:50 pm
Mason’s Mobile Home Park – 11:30 am to 12:00 pm
Valley View Village – 12:00 pm to 12:20 pm
Allegheny Village – 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Grand Valley Post Office – 11:30 am to 11:50 am
Clarendon Methodist Church – 11:30 am to 12:00 pm
Bear Lake V.F.D. – 11:00 am to 11:45 am
Beaty Warren Middle School – 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
2020-21 Free & Reduced Meal Application Now Available
We know that children need regular, healthy meals to learn at their best. Free & Reduced Meal Assistance is available to qualified families to make sure that children have access to the meals they need to succeed in school.
If you feel that you need assistance, or are unsure that your family qualifies, please download the 2020-21 Free & Reduced Meal Application and follow the instructions. The application spells out who is eligible for assistance, as well as the income/family size thresholds that determine eligibility.
CEP and Free/Reduced Meals
At this time, Sheffield Area Elementary School, Sheffield Area Middle High School, Warren Area Elementary Center, Youngsville Elementary School, and Youngsville Middle High School are CEP-qualified schools.
If your child will be attending one of those schools in 2020-21, you do not have to fill out a Free & Reduced Meal Form. If your child is moving from a CEP building to a non-CEP building (WAEC to BWMS, for example), you WILL need to complete the form. It is important to remember that the form is for an entire family, so if there are siblings attending CEP and non-CEP schools, you should complete the form to make sure the non-CEP siblings are enrolled for free and reduced meals.
The application may be found on the district website at www.wcsdpa.org in the 'For Parents' section, under Food Service-Wellness Committee. It may also be downloaded directly using the following link: 2020-21 Free & Reduced Meals Application
If you prefer, there is an online version of the form available at either:
The Warren County School District encourages anyone that is unsure if they qualify to complete and submit an application. A student receiving regular, nutritious meals is a student that is better positioned to learn!
Superintendent Video Series on School Reopening
Superintendent Amy Stewart will be creating a series of video updates to better provide information on school reopening for 2020-21. Those videos, which were originally being listed in this post, may now be found on the district Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/wcsdpa/ or here on the district webpage in the "District Videos" section of the website.
Videos may also be viewed at the WAHS Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaajR8MyDM35_6UXeDxDy1g
WCSD to Cancel 2020 Golf Tournament benefiting the Second Harvest Food Bank BackPack ProgramThe Warren County School District, after consulting with its partner, the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania, has decided to cancel the BackPack Golf Tournament planned for late August 2020. The cancellation of the tournament is not expected to impact the availability of the BackPack Program to students in the 2020-21 school year.The district thanks everyone for their willingness to support the BackPack Program and looks forward to planning an event for next summer!
On the district homepage, choose select a site and choose Coronavirus Communications.
Highmark has provided the following website: https://www.highmarkbcbs.com/home/ as a dedicated resource in order to provide up to date information on COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Highmark has implemented a temporary COVID-19 Relief Program. Under the program, cost-sharing (i.e. copayments, deductibles, etc.) associated with physician-ordered diagnostic testing for novel coronavirus will be waived for all members. These tests are being treated as preventive, so they will not apply toward the deductible in a QHDHP or impact HSA eligibility. It is the testing (lab charge) that does not have cost-sharing, office visits would still be processed in accordance with your health plan benefits.
Please see the website link for further information, and answers to your COVID-19 questions and concerns.
Important Change in Definition of “Compulsory School Age”
Effective in 2020-2021, all children from the age of six (6) through the age of eighteen (18) must comply with compulsory school attendance requirements. To meet these requirements, parents must ensure that their child between the ages of 6 and 18 is attending or participating in one of the following:
- a public elementary, middle, or high school;
- a public charter or cyber-charter school;
- a private licensed academic or private religious school;
- home tutoring by a certified teacher;
- or an approved program of homeschooling.
Children may be excused from compulsory attendance for documented medical or other compelling reasons as outlined in District attendance policy and procedures.