EXETER — The first day of school for all students in the Wyoming Area School District is Wednesday, Sept. 2. Schools will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7 in observance of Labor Day. The calendar for the 2015-2016 school year can be found on the district website at www.wyomingarea.org.
Faculty members will report on Monday, Aug. 31 for professional development.
The district’s breakfast program will begin at 7:20 a.m. for secondary center students and 8:20 a.m. for elementary students on Wednesday, Sept. 2. Breakfast will also be available on early dismissal days.
Parents who have not yet registered children are encouraged to do so before the first day of school. Registration for all students (grades K-12) will take place at the secondary center, Memorial Street, Exeter. For more information, call the registration office at 655-2836, ext. 2359.
Elementary opening day
8:20 a.m. – Student arrival
8:20 A.M. – Breakfast program begins
8:45 A.M. – All students must report to their homeroom
8:45 A.M. – Students arriving after this time will be marked tardy
8:50 A.M. – Instruction begins
3:20 P.M. – Student Dismissal
For the first day of school only, reporting time for all elementaries will be between 8:20 a.m. and 8:45 a.m.
Breakfast, lunch program
The breakfast and lunch program will begin the first day of school. All students who had free and reduced lunch last year will receive meals until Oct. 1. Parents who have not received a letter stating that they have been approved free/reduced meals via Direct Certification for this school year 2015-16 must submit a new application by Sept. 29.
Due to confidentiality concerns, elementary students’ and teachers’ names will not be published. Students will report to designated areas in their assigned building for teacher assignment. Teachers will guide the 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.
Montgomery Avenue Elementary
For the first day of school, 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. Dragwa’s room (the fourth 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.
Beginning the second day of school, student arrival times are 8:20-8:45 a.m. Any student transported by bus or car and all walkers must go directly to their homeroom between 8:20-8:45 a.m.
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.
For more information, call Montgomery Avenue Elementary at 570-654-1404.
Tenth Street Elementary
For the first day of school, 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.
Parents transporting their children to and from school are to use the Tenth Street main entrance. Tenth Street is a one way from Dennison Street to Butler Avenue. All traffic coming east on Tenth Street, towards the school from Monument Avenue, will be required to make a right hand turn on to Butler Avenue. Cones and signs will be in place to help funnel traffic. The area directly in front of the school should be reserved for students who will be exiting the car quickly, there are aides monitoring the front door to ensure that students enter the building and move to their assigned area. If more time is required to drop a student off or need to enter the building for any reason, park on Butler Street or Tenth Street across from the school. A cross walk is available for students to cross the street to the school.
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. Parents are reminded that they should not double park on Dennison Street or Clark streets.
All bus riders will arrive and depart through the back doors – doors No. 1 and No. 3.
For more information, call Tenth Street Elementary at 570-693-1914.
John F. Kennedy Elementary
For the first day of school, student arrival times are 8:20–8:45 a.m. All students will enter the school through the main entrance and will be directed to the appropriate areas for assignment.
Grades 2 and 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.
After the first day of school, the 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.
For more information, call John F. Kennedy Elementary at 570-655-2146.
Sarah J. Dymond Elementary
Student arrival times are 8:20–8:45 a.m.
On the first day of school, grades 1 and 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 their 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 Sarah J. Dymond Elementary at 570-388-6527.
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.
Seventh grade orientation
An orientation day for incoming seventh grade students will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31 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.
All students, with exception of the seventh grade students, will report to their assigned homerooms which are listed below. 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 8-12 must be in their homerooms by 7:45 a.m. Sept. 2.
Mrs. Menta, Room 207, C.Alfano – J. Chepalonis
Ms. Aritz, Room 209, B. Chervenitski – Z. English
Mr. Pasquariello, Room 213, T. Erzar – T. Harden
Mrs. Harden, Room 210, L. Harding – O. Kwiatkowski
Mrs. Esposito, Room 211, J. Lavelle – I. Mora
Mrs. Litwin, Room 225, M. Nappa – W. Richards
Mr. Charnitski, Room 214, E. Ritchie – M. Stanczyk
Mrs. Latona, Room 132, S. Start – S Yeich
Mrs. Seiger, Room 205, M. Alba – T. Burdette
Mrs. R. Hines, Room 215, N. Cable – R. Dymond
Mrs. Rutledge, Room 203, T. Ellis – B. Heddings
TBA, Room 202, J. Hodgson – G. Lahart
Mrs. Bandru, Room 250, D. Lewis – M. Mondlak
Mrs. Lynch, Room 201, C. Morgan – C. Robinson
Mrs. J. Hines, Room 216, D. Rodney – B. Stackhouse
Mr. Speece, Room 164, C. Stornable – C. Yuhas
Mrs. Carroll, Room 189, M. Abromovage – N. Carr
Mr. N. Jones, Room 187, R. Carter – G. Dobosh
Ms. Argenio, Room 184, J. Donahue – J. Gunning
Mr. Mattes, Room 176, T. Hallman – B. Krogulski
Mr. Altavilla, Room 180, K. Kudrako – D. Myers
Mr. Lemoncelli, Room 194, J. Navedo – T. Rhodes
Mr. Macario, Room 186, B. Roegner – A. Start
Mrs. Talaska, Room 178, K. Taddei – J. Zimmerman
WAVE, grades 9-12 – AV Room with Mrs. Berti (students from 2014-15)
Mrs. A. Jones, Room 175, B. Al-Salem – C. Burdette
Mr. DeLucca, Room 198, K. Carroll – J. Esposito
Mr. Grivensky, Room 227, G. Federici – L. Higdon
Mrs. Cecil, Room 113, H. Hinkle – P. Kussman
Mrs. Roman, room 256, A. Lampman – A. Orzel
Mrs. Hulme, Room 188, M. Palmer – K. Scotto-Diluzio
Mrs. McAndrew, Room 115, J. Seavey – R. Trottini
Mrs. Blazick, Room 196, J. Urban – K. Zielinski
Mrs. Dolman, Room 182, E. Ainsworth – R. Butwin
Mrs. Ference, Room 263, A. Calabro – A. Depietro
Mrs. Good, Room 197, A. Dobbs – A. Gushka
Mr. Hizynski, Room 273, C. Hartman – B. Lee
Ms. Robaczewski, Room 254, K. Lewis – K. Nossavage
Mrs. Kearns, Room 231, M. O’Reilly – A. Saunders
Mrs. Wall, Room 228, S. Scholla – A. Troy
Mr. Williams, Room 259, E. Urban – Z. Zimmerman
Mr. Hando, Room 183, R. Acacio – M. Carlson
Mrs. Mennig, Room 120, J.Catling – E. Donnelly
Ms. Day, Room 277, T. Dougherty – C. Gulla
Mr. Gfeller, Room 114, J. Hannis – C. Kusakavitch
Mr. Rutkoski, Room 226, Z. Lagrue – H. Nametko
Mrs. Klepadlo, Room 270, J. Neely – S. Roy
Ms. Argento, Room 262, A.Salvo – N. Telford
Mrs. Smiles, Room 26, A.Thomas – J.Zaleppa