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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
• 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
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
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
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
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
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