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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

District News: Gockley Elementary School schedules spirit day for Jan. 16

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in School

Spirit day at Gockley Elementary School is Jan. 16.

Join the fun on snowman day. Show your school spirit this month by wearing any clothing item that represents a snowman!


Students will not have school Jan. 17 for a professional development day.

Whitehall-Coplay School District will then be closed Jan. 20 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


The end of the second marking period is Jan. 22. Be sure to stay up to date on your child’s progress.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact your child’s teacher.


Mark your calendar for kindergarten parent information night at Gockley Elementary, scheduled for 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the school.

The event is intended for incoming kindergarten students.


Catch the latest Gockley news! Parents and friends can check out the latest Gockley news via Twitter, Facebook and the monthly newsletters on the Whitehall-Coplay School District website, whitehallcoplay.org. Keep in touch with Mrs. Saylor’s tweets for important events and activities. Visit twitter.com and set up your account. Search for “Gockley Elementary” for the tweets.


The winter season is upon us, which means inclement weather conditions. All information pertaining to school delays, early dismissals and school closings is announced on various websites and channels — whitehallcoplay.org, wfmz.com, WAEB AM 790, WFMZ FM 100.7, WLEV AM 1400, WAEB FM 104.1 and WFMZ TV Channel 69.

In the event of a two-hour delay, students may not be dropped off prior to 10:35 a.m. since school personnel also have a change in report times. In the event of an early dismissal, parents who pick up students should report to the school by the modified dismissal time.

These policies are in effect for the safety of all students.


Parents/guardians are reminded to check the parent portals for the latest information, including monthly newsletters. You will also be able to access your child’s report card.

Also, the online student update site is still available for updates for the 2019-20 school year. Visit the school district website to access this information.


Remember these safety reminders for the Steckel Elementary School parking lot. The drop-off/horseshoe parking lot can be a busy place around 8:35 a.m. Support the safety of the children by allowing them to get out of your idle car on the sidewalk side only. Use the horseshoe area to drop off students and then proceed cautiously.

This keeps the traffic moving and all parents happy.


Any child approved for free or reduced lunches will receive the daily meal and beverage. Additional items, such as fish crackers, carrots and dip and popcorn, are not included. Parents may deposit funds into their child’s account if their child would like to purchase these additional items.

Students may purchase breakfast. They may go directly to the cafeteria from their morning bus. Some breakfast items include PopTarts or cereal for $1.60 (full price) or 30 cents (reduced lunch).

Parents should tell their children to let their teacher know whether they are having lunch or packing lunch.

Lunch information for parents is available at myschoolbucks.com There is also an app to get convenient access to meal balances, purchases and make payments right from your phone.


Do you have any school news? This column is a compilation of upcoming school events in the WCSD. Teachers, administrators, parents, students, coaches, PTAs, club advisers and any other community members are invited to share their upcoming activities. Email me at jamb87@hotmail.com with “Whitehall-Coplay School News” in the subject line at least a week before an event.