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.
Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Meal Distribution Extended to Weekends
The Warren County School District is pleased to announce that today, Friday, October 16th, is the first day of FREE weekend meals. Any student who would like the free breakfasts and lunches package will be provided a bag of food as they board the bus.
Each bag has two complete breakfast and lunch meals. Parents are asked to be sure to check food packages for any perishable items that will need refrigeration.
Moving forward, every Friday will be free weekend meals day.
Virtual and At Home learners will receive weekend food included with their Wednesday Pick up.
Please call 723-6900 ext 1602 if you have any questions or would like more information on the free meals.
Lockdown Drill Dates for October 2020The WCSD will be holding its semi-annual lockdown drills at each building in October. The drill is a state requirement to practice emergency procedures with students and staff.The district has completed update training with students prior to their participation in the drills and law enforcement partners will be on hand the day of the drills to assist with safety and evaluations of the exercise.Drills will be held on the following days and locations:
- 10/19/20: Youngsville MHS
- 10/19/20: Youngsville Elementary
- 10/21/20: Sheffield Campus
- 10/22/20: Eisenhower Campus
- 10/26/20: Warren Area High School
- 10/26/20: Warren Area Elementary School
- 10/27/20: Warren County Career Center
- 10/28/20: Beaty Middle School
- 10/29/20: Central Office
What Happens After a Positive COVID-19 Case in School?
Please consider watching or re-watching, this video, posted by Superintendent Amy Stewart in late July 2020. The video is almost 17 minutes long but provides a lot of good information.
If you cannot use the above link, scroll down to District Videos on the main WCSD webpage and choose Video #9.
Spectator Guidelines for WCSD Sports Events
*** UPDATED 9/2/20 ***The Warren County School District will be updating its safety procedures related to spectators at sporting events based on new information released by Governor Tom Wolfe this afternoon (9/2/20).The Governor's previous guidance limited sports-related activities at the PK-12 level to student-athletes, coaches, officials, and staff only. The new guidance, which will allow spectators, still imposes limits on total attendance. District administrative staff will review the new guidance and work with PIAA and other groups to develop a new procedure for the fall 2020 season.
Meal Menus Available for Download
Nutrition, Inc. has provided downloadable menus for students in virtual instruction. The links below are for September meals.
Parents and students are reminded that menus are also available by visiting their school webpage and clicking on the Meals icon. Menus may also be found by visiting Schoolcafe at the link below:
Schoolcafe may be viewed as a guest or, if you create an account, you may do any of the following:
- Make Payments
- Set up Auto Pay
- Set Purchase Restrictions
- Get Low Balance Alerts
- Submit Meal Applications
- View Letters
- View Purchases
Foodservice staff are working to include the virtual menus in the Schoolcafe system. Until then, the district will continue to post downloadable menus in this announcement.
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Notice
CHIP covers uninsured children and teens up to age 19 – and no family earns too much to qualify. With more than 124,000 uninsured children in Pennsylvania, this is great news for families!
CHIP provides quality, comprehensive health insurance for routine doctor visits, prescriptions, dental, eye care, eyeglasses, mental health, and much more. CHIP covers uninsured kids who are not eligible for Medical Assistance. For most families, CHIP is free – for others, it is low cost.
See the flyer for more information!
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.
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
For the latest information on COVID-19...
On the district homepage, choose select a site and choose Coronavirus Communications.
Highmark COVID-19 Information
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.