District News: Marking period ends April 8; report cards available April 15
April 8 is the end of the third marking period for students in Whitehall-Coplay School District.
Report cards will be available April 15 on the parent portal.
Vision and hearing referral letters were sent home to all children who did not pass these screenings. Parents/guardians, remember to send in the completed form when your child has been to the specialist.
If financial assistance is needed for eye care, call your school nurse for more information.
PSSA assessments are set for April 19-30. Grades 3-8 will be taking the PSSA English/language arts and math tests. Please do not schedule any educational or family trips during this testing window.
Makeup times for the PSSA tests will take place May 3-7.
The school board policy has recently changed to seven allowable days per school year. This represents a decrease from the old policy allowing 10 days. Pennsylvania mandates all students participate in this test.
The School Health Law of Pennsylvania requires all third-grade students have a dental exam. This requirement must be completed before May 1.
Due to the pandemic, the school dentist will not be completing examinations this academic year. At this time, the school is asking all parents get this dental examination completed by the child’s family dentist. The district is hoping to resume school exams next academic year, provided they can be safely completed.
Any student whose parent/guardian chooses to have a school dental exam will receive one during the 2021-22 academic year.
Zephyr Pride Foundation has signed on with the Amazon Smile program. When you sign up to participate and shop, Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of eligible purchases to the foundation. Visit the Zephyr Pride Foundation Facebook group and follow the link to sign up. You may also visit smile.amazon.com/ch/47-4027527 for details.
Check out the many activities and great things Zephyr Pride Foundation makes possible on its Facebook page.
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