Both the Awbury and Fernhill campuses boast strong Wissahickon Parent Partnership organizations. The WPPs work to support the school through planning schoolwide events, fundraising for special projects, and giving insight into school plans.
WCS welcomes parents, guardians, and grandparents as volunteers in the school. Opportunities range from shelving books in the library to accompanying a class on a trip to working one on one with a struggling reader. Please contact your child's teacher or Kim Krasnow (Director of Human Capital), email@example.com, to discuss volunteer opportunities. Please note that due to the PA law passed in 2014, all volunteers are required to secure child abuse clearances and criminal background checks.
Every class has a Parent Teacher Compact that outlines a pledge from the school, the parent/guardian, and the student. The Compact is designed to explicitly commit on all sides to open communication for and dedication to the shared goal of student success. Compacts are available at every Back to School Night and at the Front Office. If you would like to join the Parent Meeting where we revise the Compact, please contact Assessment and Accountability Manager Paul Vande Stouwe, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We always want the lines of communication to be open between home and school. Know that we plan to reach out frequently, sharing the good news from school as well as the challenging news. We invite parents to communicate through calls, emails, and scheduled meetings. We want to hear if you have questions or concerns or if there is any news that it would be helpful for us to have. Twice a year we will also host report card conferences to check in and discuss your child's achievement.
We share a school newsletter to all families on Tuesdays called the Weekly Wissahickon which can also be found on our website, here.
Occassionally we will use an automated phone system to call to share news. This will most likely be used to make families aware of school closures due to weather. Families have the option to opt out of receiving these calls upon enrollment or can call the office anytime to be taken off of the call list.