Dear Western Beaver Families, As we move further into the school year, we are experiencing supply chain difficulties like never before. While we are still able to provide meals to all students, we must move forward with a great deal of flexibility. The best step that I can think of to help avoid unexpected menu changes is to change to releasing a weekly menu, instead of a monthly menu. Just like at home, planning for a month’s worth of meals at once is proving to be more challenging. We are trying to focus on providing items that are reasonably and consistently available, which may mean more repetition or a real curveball at times. We may be more vague on the offerings. For example, if the menu lists “carrots” that may mean baby carrots, steamed carrots, or diced carrots. Additionally, the menu may simply list “vegetables” and we will provide the vegetable we are able to procure. This will be applicable to any of the menu items we offer. Luckily, the cafeteria staff is very experienced with the foods many of the students enjoy and prefer. We will make every effort to keep those items in rotation. The new menu will be released on Fridays for the upcoming week, beginning on October 1. The menus will be posted on the website, in the app, and on the parent social media pages. Thank you for your patience and willingness to be flexible as we try to navigate this very unorthodox time. Brooke Stebick, Food Services Director
Don't forget to load money onto lunch accounts for extras! Papa John's pizza is coming this Friday! Extra slices are $1.25 each. *Note: Pre-K is not permitted to charge any extras.
September 7 - New Quarantine Guidelines for K-12. https://5il.co/ykqr
Effective starting September 7, 2021, Acting Secretary of Health, Alison Beam, along with Governor Wolf announced an order that all students and staff are required to wear a face covering when indoors. Please visit www.westernbeaver.org for more details.
Please visit the News section of the website or click the following link to read the Superintendent's Letter to Parents regarding the opening of the 2021-2022 school year. https://5il.co/y4eq
The Western Beaver County School Board has finalized the district ARP ESSER Plan for the Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services, aka Health and Safety Plan, for the upcoming school year. You may view the plan by clicking the link below. Any questions or concerns should be directed to the district office. https://5il.co/vfx4
Voting ends this week for the SCHOOL SPIRIT CHALLENGE! Let’s show everyone that we are the BEST! Click the link, cast your vote, and be automatically registered to win a $100 Amazon gift card! As of today, Western Beaver was leading in votes! https://highschoolspiritchallenge.com/challenge/?cid=WXPSZHW
In an effort to identify the level of Internet access and connectivity that residents have within our school district community, we are asking that you complete a short survey. The data collected will greatly assist our school district with obtaining local, state and federal broadband funding to provide additional resources to our students and families. Thank you in advance for your time in taking this survey! https://5il.co/t7tj
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Reminder: The Western Beaver County School District will operate on a 2-hour delay schedule this Friday, May 21, 2021.
Support Western Beaver Athletics and take the SCHOOL SPIRIT CHALLENGE! Bragging rights are on the line! Your vote registers you to win a $100 Amazon gift card! Click the link to enter: https://highschoolspiritchallenge.com/challenge/?cid=Q75aH3s
Parents/guardians: If your student ( age 16 + ) is interested in the Pfizer vaccine they should fill out the preliminary survey that can be found on Teams. Based on the numbers interested, the Western Beaver County High school may host a vaccine clinic at school.
Western Beaver's school picnic at Kennywood is scheduled for June 18, 2021. Please visit www.kennywood.com/westernbeaver to purchase a discounted Funday ticket for $29.00. Tickets can be used through September 19, 2021.
PSSA & Keystone Testing information is now available on the district webpages. Please go to the "News" section for testing dates and opt-out information. Contact your building administrator should you have any questions.
Western Beaver Jr/Sr High School will return to face-to-face instruction on Monday, April 12th. The district will continue to make every effort to keep the school open to our staff and students while following all state and CDC guidelines. The district encourages all families to be open and honest if your child becomes ill. Please contact the nurse’s office to discuss any health issues.
Based on the transmission levels and quarantine numbers, Western Beaver County Jr/Sr High School will move to a virtual instructional model through at least April 9, 2021. On April 9, 2021, the District will re-evaluate our instructional model for the Jr/Sr High School and notify the community. Instruction at Fairview Elementary will remain in-person at this time.
We are still accepting registrations for our Summer School Program. ALL students are invited this year to help reteach and reinforce the core concepts that were taught throughout the school year. Please see the link for more details. https://5il.co/paga
REMINDER: Tomorrow, Thursday, March 11, will be a 2-hour delay for the purpose of administering COVID vaccinations to qualifying district staff. Friday, March 12, will be a virtual learning day for all district students and staff, based upon the potential side effects for those receiving vaccinations.
The Western Beaver County School District is organizing our Summer School Program and ALL students are invited this year to help reteach and reinforce the core concepts that were taught throughout the school year. Please see the link for more details. https://5il.co/paga
Based upon today’s cancellation, Cohort B will report to school as normal on Tuesday, February 2. Cohort A will report on Wednesday, February 3, with a planned 2-hr delay as the district is able to provide COVID vaccinations to district employees qualifying under phase 1A. We thank you for your continued cooperation during these times.