2023-2024 School Opening Notice
WAYNE HIGHLANDS SCHOOL DISTRICT
SCHOOL OPENING NOTICE
A reminder that our first day of school will begin on Monday, August 28, 2023.
The Wayne Highlands School District will begin its school year on Monday, August 28, 2023 for all students in grades Kindergarten through 12th. Homeroom assignments for each building will be published and will also be accessible at www.whsdk12.com.
All students should be aware of their homeroom assignments before reporting to school on the first day.
The grade assignments and homeroom lists for all buildings are as follows:
‒ Stourbridge Primary Center — Kindergarten through Grade 2
‒ Lakeside Elementary School — Grades 3 through 5
‒ Damascus Area School — Kindergarten through Grade 8
‒ Preston Area School — Kindergarten through Grade 8
‒ Wayne Highlands Middle School — Grades 6 through 8
‒ Honesdale High School — Grades 9 through 12
Upon arrival to school students should report to designated and assigned areas. The normal dismissal time for all buildings is 3:00 P.M.
Upon arrival to school students should report to designated and assigned areas.The normal dismissal time for all buildings is 3:00 P.M.
bus routes and pickup times for the 2023-2024 school year will be the
same as for the 2022-2023 school year, except in cases where parents
have been notified directly.
Stourbridge Primary Center – Registrations and medical examinations should be completed before August 1st. Kindergarten Parent/Student Orientation is scheduled for Friday, August 25, 2023.Transportation information for Kindergarten students will be available at the time of orientation.
Damascus Area School – Parent/Student Open House/Meet the Teacher is scheduled for Wednesday, August 30, 2023.
Preston Area School – Parent/Student Open House/Meet the Teacher will be held on Tuesday, August 29, 2023.The school year for Hancock Central School will begin on Thursday, September 7, 2023.
Lakeside Elementary School – Parent/Student Open House/Meet the Teacher will be held on Thursday, August 24, 2023. Fifth Grade is 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Fourth Grade is 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., and Third Grade is 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wayne Highlands Middle School – Sixth Grade Ice Cream Social will be held on Thursday, August 24, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.. Curriculum Night will be held on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. For a list of supplies needed for WHMS Students, please click here.Honesdale High School – Freshmen Tailgate will be held on Thursday, August 24, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The District cafeterias will be in operation on the first day of school.The prices for the school lunches will be as follows: Elementary students (K-5) $2.60, Secondary students (6-12) $2.85. Reduced price lunch is $.40. Extra milk will be $.60. An extra entrée will be $1.75.
Breakfast will be served on the first day of school.All cafeterias, K-12, will begin serving breakfast on Monday, August 29, 2022.The price for school breakfast is $2.00 for grades K-12 and reduced priced breakfast is $.30.
Prepaying for school meals with cash or check (made payable to “WHSD Food Services”) is recommended.This can be done in the mornings at each school or you may prepay online at www.schoolcafe.com. If you pay for school meals on line, a small fee of $1.95 per transaction is assessed.Parents can monitor their student’s cafeteria accounts at no charge using the webpage link above.
Applications for free or reduced priced meals will be handed out in homeroom the first day of school.Families who think that they may be eligible for meal benefits are encouraged to apply. Families may also apply on-line at www.paschoolmeals.com.
If you received a letter from the Food Service Office saying your child(ren) is DIRECTLY CERTIFIED for free meals, you DO NOT need to fill out the application.
Student Accidental Insurance Information:
Enrollment forms for the Student Accident Insurance Program will be available on Wayne Highlands School District website or made available thru your student’s school office.The premium for school day protection is $28.00 and the premium for twenty-four hour protection is $124.00. Directions for paying the insurance premiums will be provided with the enrollment forms.
The premium for school time with Extended Dental protection is $12.00 and the premium for twenty-four-hour Coverage with Extended Dental is $74.00.
Directions for paying the insurance premiums will be provided with the enrollment forms or you may click this link directly for more information including the application.
1:1 iPad Program
Wayne Highlands School District students have access to their very own iPad 24/7, and are welcomed to take their iPad off campus to explore their curriculum in our one-to-one environment. We have provided many resources for our students and parents. Please review the information below for information about our 1:1 iPad program.
The Wayne Highlands School District does offer voluntary
Accidental Damage Insurance for student iPads at Wayne Highlands School
District enrolled in our one-to-one iPad program. Insurance coverage
will cover most instances of accidental damage to include: accidental
damage, cracked screen, damaged digitizer, liquid spills, vandalism,
drops, and damage caused by power surges. The policy is also
transferable to a replacement iPad, if there ever was a hardware issue
with your existing assigned iPad device.