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Raymond J. Bernardi, superintendent of the Wyoming Area School District, announced that schools will reopen for students for the 2012-13 school year on Wednesday, Aug. 29.


Schools will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3 in honor of Labor Day.


Approximately 2468 students are expected to attend the Wyoming Area Schools this term.


Faculty members will report on Monday, Aug. 27 for professional development.


The district employs approximately 121 support staff, 161 full time teachers and seven administrators to provide instruction to its students.


The district's breakfast program will begin on Aug. 29 for elementary students at 8:30 a.m. and at 7:35 a.m. for secondary students. Breakfast will also be available on early dismissal days.


Parents are reminded that the school day begins at 8:50 a.m. and concludes at 3:20 p.m. for elementary students and at 7:45 a.m. and concludes at 2:29 p.m. for secondary students.


Notice will be sent home with all students regarding the Integrated Pest Management Plan (IPM).


An Orientation Day for incoming 7th grade students will be held on Monday, Aug. 27, at 1 p.m. at the Secondary Center. The Administration Guidance Staff and other staff members will address the students. At the conclusion of the presentation Student Council members will be available to escort students on a tour of the building. Parents are invited to attend.


The first teacher day will be Monday, Aug. 27 and the first student day will be Wednesday, Aug. 29. Additional details will be made available by the building principals.


The calendar for the 2012-13 year is as follows:


Aug. 27 - Schools closed – teacher in service Act 80


Aug. 28 - Schools closed – teacher in service Act 80


Aug. 29 - Schools Open – student day


Sept. 3 - Schools closed – Labor Day


Sept. 17 - Schools closed Teach in service Act 80


Sept. TBA - Get Acquainted night


Oct. 5 - Schools closed – teacher in service Act 80


Oct. 8 - Schools closed - Columbus Day


Oct. 31 - Act 80 Early dismissal


Nov. 5 - End of first quarter 45th day of school


Nov. 12 - Schools closed – Veterans Day


Nov. 13 - Schools closed – Parent conferences


Nov. 22 - Schools closed – Thanksgiving


Nov. 27 - Schools reopen


Dec. 12 - Act 80 Early dismissal


Dec. 21 - Early dismissal – Christmas Vacation


Dec. 24 - Schools closed Christmas


Jan. 2 - Schools reopen


Jan. 21 - Schools closed – Martin Luther King Day


Jan. 24 - End of first semester 90 day of school


Jan. 28 - Early dismissal Act 80


Feb. 5 - Early dismissal Act 80 report cards, parent conferences


Feb. 6 - Evening report card distribution


Feb. 18 - Schools closed – Presidents Day


March 27 – Act 80 early dismissal


March 28 – April 2 Schools closed – Easter vacation


April 3 - Schools reopen


April 4 - End of 3rd quarter 135th day of school


May 9 - Early dismissal Act 80 - senior projects


May 10 - Early dismissal Act 80 - senior projects


May 16 - Career Day


May 23 - Fourth annual celebration – seniors


May 24 - Early dismissal Act 80


May 27 - Schools closed – Memorial Day


June 10 - Early dismissal Act 80 last student/teacher Day


June 14 – Graduation


Additional snow days will be made up at the end of the year


PSSA testing window: Oct. 22 to Nov. 2 Grade 12


ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Parents who have not yet registered children are encouraged to do so before the first day of school. Registration for all students, Kindergarten through 12th grade, will take place at the Secondary Center, Memorial Street, Exeter. Call 655-2836, ext. 2359.



DAILY SCHEDULE


8:30 a.m. - Student arrival/breakfast program begins


8:50 a.m. - All students must report to their homeroom


Students arriving after this time will be marked tardy.


9 a.m. – Instruction begins


3:20 p.m.- Student Dismissal



BREAKFAST AND LUNCH PROGRAM


The breakfast and lunch program will begin the first day of school. All students who were free and reduced last year will receive meals until Sept. 14. All parents must submit new applications for the 2012–2013 school year by Sept. 7. Breakfast will be served on all early dismissal days.



CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENTS

Due to confidentiality concerns, students' and teachers' names will not be published. Students will report to designated areas in their assigned building for teacher assignment. Teachers will guide students as they enter their assigned building.


Teacher assignment for grades 1 - 6 will not be given over the phone prior to the first day of school.



KINDERGARTEN


Wyoming Area has a full-day kindergarten program.


All kindergarten students should wear the name tags received during the summer orientation building visits.


Bus riders will also wear bus tags given on the first day of school. These tags should be worn for the first two weeks.






MONTGOMERY AVENUE


For the first day only, Student arrival times are 8:30 to 8:50 p.m.


Students will assemble in specific areas to receive their classroom assignments.


Kindergarten will enter the school at the Wyoming Avenue entrance. Mrs. Burdett and Mrs. Augello will meet and escort the children to their classrooms.


Grade 1 students will enter through the Wyoming Avenue entrance and proceed to the first level to Mrs. DeMichele's classroom. (The first classroom on the right) Teachers will then guide the students to the appropriate classroom.


Grade 2 students will enter through the Wyoming Avenue entrance and proceed to the first level. The students will turn right and proceed to Mrs. Harding's room. (The last classroom on the right.) Teachers will then guide the students to the appropriate classroom.


Grade 3 students will enter through the Wyoming Avenue entrance. The students will proceed to Mrs. Vanness's room. (The second classroom on the left.) Teachers will guide students to the appropriate classroom.


Grade 4 will enter the school at the Montgomery Avenue entrance and proceed as directed to the cafeteria for their assignment.


Grade 5 students will enter through the Montgomery Avenue entrance. The students will proceed to the downstairs gym. Teachers will then guide students to the appropriate classroom.


All students arriving by bus should enter through the above assigned entrances for the first day only. The students will follow the arrival and departure plan listed after the first day of school.


Parents and Guardians should leave their children at the school entrance.


Parents/Guardians should not escort their children to the classrooms.



ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE


(Beginning the second day of school)


Student arrival times are 8:30 to 8:50 a.m. Any student transported by bus or car and all walkers must go directly to the cafeteria between 8:30 to 8:45 a.m. Students will be released to their homerooms at 8:45 a.m.


Parents transporting their children to school are to drop off K-4 students on Linden Street to allow entrance at the Wyoming Avenue entrance. Grades 5 will also be dropped off on Linden Street. Grades 5 will walk to the front of the school to enter through the Montgomery Avenue entrance.


All walkers may enter through the Montgomery Avenue or Warren Street entrance.


After the first day of school, all bus students will enter through the Montgomery Avenue entrance.


Parents should not drop off or pick up students on Montgomery Avenue. Buses and school vans will pick up on Montgomery Avenue.


Students will be released to their homerooms at 8:45 a.m.






TENTH STREET ELEMENTARY



ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE


Student arrival times are 8:30 to 8:50 a.m.


Parents transporting their children to and from school are to use the Tenth Street main entrance. At dismissal, grades 1-6 walkers will use the Dennison Street cafeteria doors and the Kindergarten walkers will be dismissed through the Dennison Street Kindergarten doors.


All bus riders will arrive and depart through the back doors – doors #1 and #3.



REPORTING PROCEDURES


Kindergarten students will report directly to their rooms. Grades 1-4 will report to the cafeteria for room assignment. Grades 5 and 6 will report to the gym for room assignment. Teachers will be available to direct students to assigned areas. Parents are asked to leave their children at the entrance.




JOHN F. KENNEDY ELEMENTARY



REPORTING PROCEDURE


Student arrival times are 8:30 – 8:50


All students will enter the school through the main entrance and will be directed to the appropriate areas for assignment.


Grades 2 – 3 will proceed to the library.


Grade 1 will meet in the area outside the library.


Kindergarten students will report directly to their rooms.


Teachers will meet each group of students. Kindergarten students will receive their teacher assignment at the building orientation visit.



JOHN F. KENNEDY



ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE


After the first day of school, students will enter the building through the front door. Students will be sent to their homerooms from the cafeteria and Art room.


Buses drop off and pick up on Penn Avenue. Bus students are dismissed through the EAst end doors of the school.


Parents may drop car riders on Memorial Street and walk them to the door.


After school, parents are asked to park on Memorial Street. Parents will proceed to the main entrance to meet their car riders.


Parking in front of the school is for buses and school vans only.



SARAH J. DYMOND ELEMENTARY



REPORTING PROCEDURES


Student arrival times are 8:30 to 8:50 p.m.


Grades K, 1, 2 will enter the new addition closest to the main entrance and will meet in the hallway to be assigned a teacher. Grades 3, 4, 5 will report to the cafeteria using the main entrance. Teachers will escort students to the assigned classrooms.


After the first day of school, all students will enter the building through the main entrance. All other doors will remain locked.



MORE INFORMATION


For more information, call Montgomery Avenue Elementary at 654-1404, Sarah J. Dymond Elementary at 388-6527, Tenth Street Elementary at 693-1914 or J.F.K. Elementary at 655-2146.


Homeroom assignments

Wyoming Area Secondary Center Administration Vito Quaglia and Mrs. Cathy Ranieli announce the homeroom assignment listing for students in grades 7 through 12 at the Wyoming Area Secondary Center, Memorial Street, Exeter. Wyoming Area Secondary Center session for the 2012-2013 school year will begin Wednesday, Aug. 29.


All students, with exception of the seventh-grade students, will report to their assigned homerooms which are listed in this paper. All seventh-grade students will report to the auditorium, which is located on the first floor in the area of the principal's office. Students in grades 8 through 12 must be in their homerooms by 7:45 a.m. on Aug. 29.


All students are listed in homerooms alphabetically. Listed are the sections, the homeroom number, the teacher assigned to the homeroom and then the beginning of the homeroom (first initial and last name of the first and last student in the homeroom) students whose last names fall in between the first and last name of each designated section will be assigned to that homeroom.


For more information regarding the homeroom assignments, call the Wyoming Area Secondary Center, Principal's office at 655-2836, ext. 2361.


Assignments are listed below.


Any student planning to attend the Secondary Center which includes grades 7 through 12 who has not yet registered should call the registration office at 655-2836 ext. 2359.


Entrance bell for all students is 7:45 a.m. All students, during the course of the school year, should be in their homerooms by 7:45 a.m. 7:46 is the late bell for all students. Students are dismissed at 2:29 p.m.


Also:


• School pictures will be taken at Wyoming Area Secondary Center only on the following days: Wednesday, Sept. 5 – Seventh and eighth grades; Thursday, Sept. 6 – Ninth and 10th grades; Friday, Sept. 7 – 11th grade. Make-up day will be Friday, Sept. 7.


• REMINDER: - Clear backpacks are required for all students K-12.


• Wyoming Area homeroom assignments 2012-2013 school year



SEVENTH GRADE



Section 7-01 - Room 207, Mr. Kennedy, B.Al-Salem - K. Chromey



Section 7-02 - Room 209, Mrs. S. Latona, B.Ciampi - J.Esposito



Section 7-03 - Room 213, Mr. Pasquariello, G.Federici - J.Hogan



Section 7-04 - Room 210, Mr. Speece, S.Holweg - M.Mapp



Section 7-05 - Room 211, Mrs. Esposito, M.Marcy - A.Parent



Section 7-06 - Room 225, Mrs. Litwin, J.Parente - N.Semanek



Section 7-07 - Room 214, Ms. Brzozowski, S. Sepko - S.Thorek



Section 7-08 - Room 132, Ms. Gillespie, T.Thorpe - A.Zurn



EIGHTH GRADE



Section 8-01 - Room 205, Mrs. Seiger, E.Ainsworth - P.Butera



Section 8-02 - Room 215, Mrs. R. Hines, C.Button - M.Denardi



Section 8-03 - Room 203, Mrs. Dolman, A.DePietro- A.Herrera



Section 8-04 - Room 202, Mrs. Menta, M.Higley - C.Lance



Section 8-05 - Room 250, Mrs. Bandru, B.Laubach - M. Nelson



Section 8-06 - Room 201, Mrs. Lynch, K.Nossavage - C.Sakalas



Section 8-07 - Room 216, Ms. Callaio, J.Salerno - B.Trapane II



Section 8-08 - Room 164, Ms. Aritz, A.Troy - D.Zurn



NINTH GRADE



Section 9-01 - Room 274, Mrs. Scrobola, R.Acacio - J.Catling



Section 9-02 - Room 187, Mr. N. Jones, I.Chandler - J.Downend



Section 9-03 - Room 184, Mrs. R. Jones, J.P.Driving Hawk - T. Hart



Section 9-04 - Room 176, Mrs. Riley, P.Heck - Z.Lahart



Section 9-05 - Room 189, Mr. Altavilla, F.Lamb - E.Neil



Section 9-06 - Room 194, Mrs. Hulme, K.Nichols - J. Satkowski



Section 9-07 - Room 186, Ms. Casale, E.Schneider - K.Sypulski



Section 9-08 - Room 178, Mrs. Talaska, M.Tarnalicki - C.Zagata



TENTH GRADE



Section 10-01 - Room 175, Mrs. A. Jones, B.Adamchik - K.Burkhardt



Section 10-02 - Room 198, Mr. DeLucca, G.Cardamone - J. Evans-Kaplan



Section 10-03 - Room 227, Mr. Grivensky, C.Facciponti - R.Hopkins



Section 10-04 - Room 113, Mrs. Cecil, N.Hromek - A. Malstrom



Section 10-05 - Room 256, Mrs. Roman, J.Mann - J.Palovchak



Section 10-06 - Room 188, Mrs. Evans, J.Paluch - A. Romanczuk



Section 10-07 - Room 115, Mrs. McAndrew, S.Romanowski - J.Stach



Section 10-08 - Room 196, Mrs. Blazick, H.Stackhouse - E.Zielen



ELEVENTH GRADE



Section 11-01 - Room 182, Ms. Argento, S.Acacio - S.Brown



Section 11-02 - Room 114, Mr. Gfeller, B.Buckman - L.Delazzari



Section 11-03 - Room 197, Mrs. Good, S.Delucca - J.Gober



Section 11-04 - Room 263, Mrs. Pikas, K.Gregorio - A.Karsko



Section 11-05 - Room 254, Ms. Robaczewski, S.Kaufmann - B.Michael



Section 11-06 - Room 231, Mrs. M. Kearns, C.Miller - V.Reno



Section 11-07 - Room 261, Mrs. Smiles, T.Resciniti - K.Sokirka



Section 11-08 - Room 228, Mrs. Wall, N.Somers - N.Turner



Section 11-09 - Room 259, Mr. Williams, J.Tyson - J.Zikosky


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