Message from the Superintendent
Welcome to the William Penn School District website!
The beginning of each school year is such an exciting time. It is a time when we renew our commitment to our students, our families, and our communities. We are proud of our schools and of our neighborhoods, and we must work together to ensure that all of our students are provided a safe place in which to live, learn, and prosper. Working together, we will prepare our amazing students to be successful citizens.
Our new website is full of information from the student registration process to instructions for applying for free transcripts – and everything in between. There are materials, information, and resources for students, staff, and community. It has a responsive web design, which means our website can be viewed easily using most web browsers and on different mobile devices because the website will adjust automatically to the size and shape of the screen of the mobile device being used.
Other new features include parents/community members being able to register directly from the website to receive district-wide announcements and calendar event updates. Parents who have students enrolled at multiple schools can select to receive announcements and calendar events from those schools only. There is also a mobile app that can be downloaded via the Google Play and iTunes stores. Information about emergency school closings or delays can be quickly sent out to those who elect to receive these notifications. Future plans include teacher-designed web pages and sending notifications to parents who opt to receive them. Parents will also be able to complete online surveys, submit digital forms, and pay for events in advance.
I invite you to visit our website often to find out what activities and events are taking place in our schools. Use this information not only as a tool for planning, but also as an invitation to join us at various events throughout the year. Visit often to view my weekly e-newsletter, WPSD Weekly, and the monthly newsletter, WPSD SUN. Send a request to Ms. Pamela Bookman at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the district e-mail list.
We look forward to a successful 2015-2016 school year! Please join with us to make that a reality.