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District News: Meet Zephyr teachers Sept. 7

Zephyr Elementary School’s meet the teacher night is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 7. Parents/guardians will have an opportunity to meet Zephyr Elementary staff, visit their child’s classroom, tour the building, get some refreshments in the cafe and shop the PTO book fair and apparel sale.


Yearbook picture day is scheduled for Sept. 13 in the Whitehall High School auditorium. Underclassmen must have their picture taken regardless of if they plan to purchase photo packages or not.

Those who would like to purchase picture packages can do so online by using the flier handed out during first period. If you would like to purchase the photographs using the traditional form, they can be found on the counter in the main office, along with extra fliers.

All-day Lehigh Career and Technical Institute students should have their picture taken before they leave in the morning.


To protect against accidental damage of student Chromebooks, Whitehall-Coplay School District will offer a $15 voluntary technology fee for the 2023-24 academic year. The opportunity to pay the technology fee is open through Sept. 15. The coverage period will run from the date of payment through June 30, 2024.

The technology fee may be paid online using MySchoolBucks.com or by making a cash payment in the main office.

Families who opt out of the technology fee will be responsible for repair or replacement costs for any damage incurred.

If the technology fee is paid, the first accident requiring a repair will be covered. The second accident during the same year will result in a charge of the cost of the repair to a maximum of $50. The third accident requiring repair will result in the entire cost of the repair to be charged to the student.

If the technology fee is not paid, the nonwarranty repair cost will be assumed by the student.

For any damage determined to be misuse, neglect, intentional damage or lost/stolen device, the cost is the actual cost of repair or replacement of the device, currently $350.

If a power adapter, case or other accessories are damaged or lost, the parent/guardian and student are responsible for the full cost of replacement, currently $40-$60 (depending on the model) for the adapter and $10 for the carry case.

Please contact your child’s building principal with any questions regarding the voluntary technology fee.


Zephyr Elementary parents/guardians, please get your pickup passes as soon as possible. If you plan to drop off and pick up your child for arrival and dismissal, complete the parent pickup registration form found on the Zephyr Buzz site.

After completing the form, you will be required to come to the Zephyr office to show identification and receive your gold tag and student card.


There are various supportive services at WHS, including small groups, individual counseling and referrals to outside counseling services. A full list of services can be found under the Student Assistance Program link on the WHS website.

If you are interested in learning more, contact Nicole Sharkazy, Integrated Support Services coordinator.


WCSD teachers, administrators, parents, students, coaches, PTOs, club advisers and any other community members are invited to share their upcoming activities. Email me at jamb87@hotmail.com with “WCSD news” in the subject line at least a week or two before an event.