Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year

  • After a busy summer of planning and preparations by our administrators and teachers, the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District welcomed our students back to school on Monday, August 31st. We have been so happy to see you, via Zoom, and hope that everyone is off to a positive start.
    This webpage has provided information about our 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.
    At their September 21st special meeting, the WSSD School Board approved a phased approach to hybrid learning, with cohorts of students returning, as per the following timeline:
    • All Students in Grades K-2 - Thursday, October 1 
    • All Students in Grades 3-5 - Monday, October 5
    • Students in Grades 6-12 identified for the complex needs cohort* - Monday, October 5
    • Students in Grades 6-8 - Monday, October 12
    • Students in Grades 9-12 - Monday, October 12

    *NOTE:  Special education case managers will communicate directly with the parents of those students identified for the complex needs cohort. 

    For more information, please look through the headings in these Reopening pages, check out the revised Education Plan under Educational Informational, and read through the updated FAQs section. Please also see the individual home pages of each school for the latest updates.

September 21, 2020: Special School Board Meeting

September 14, 2020: School Board Meeting

August 17, 2020: School Board Meeting

August 10, 2020: Special School Board Meeting

  • Back Together

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    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: 

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

  • 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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