Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year

  • This webpage provides information about WSSD's plans for reopening as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. We aim to provide a learning environment that supports our students, staff, and families with health and safety as our top priority.
    After a busy summer of planning and preparations by our administrators and teachers, we welcomed our students back to school on Monday, August 31st, virtually. Students began returning to school according to a hybrid schedule beginning on October 1st.
    At the February 22, 2021, the WSSD school board voted to have elementary school students return for full, in-person learning according to the following schedule:
    If rates fall below 100 per 100,000 per the CHHD guidelines on or around March 5th, WSSD will begin with the elementary transition plan on March 18th. If we do not meet that threshold, the transition plan will go into affect on April 5th, after the spring break recess.
    For SHMS and SHHS students, a commitment form has been sent out for parents to indicate whether they will return to school for full, in-person learning or attend 100% virtually. The deadline to submit the form is Wednesday, March 3rd at 11:59 p.m.
    Parents can view the following videos to learn more information:
    Please look through the headings in these Reopening pages, check out the updated Education Plan and Health and Safety Plan, and read through the updated FAQs section.
    Please also see the individual home pages of each school for the latest updates.
  • 2020-2021 School Calendar

    At the June 22nd School Board meeting the updated 2020-2021 school year calendar was approved.

    The calendar reflects the following changes: 

    • Student first day of August 31st
    • Extended November break for students
    • Extended December break for students and staff
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  • Back Together

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  • SRS Exterior

    Please read through all WSSD school reopening plans. If your question is not answered there, please email your building principal.

    Strath Haven High School
    Dr. Greg Hilden, ghilden@wssd.org

    Strath Haven Middle School
    Mr. George King, gking@wssd.org

    Nether Providence Elementary School
    Mr. Al Heinle, aheinle@wssd.org

    Swarthmore-Rutledge School
    Dr. Angela Tuck, atuck@wssd.org

    Wallingford Elementary School
    Mr. Gabe Savage, gsavage@wssd.org

    Technology questions can be sent to: 

    Meal Program and Food/Nutrition questions can be sent to: