•          Williamsburg Community School District

                   News Release – 2012-13


    All students will report for a full day regular session on Monday, August 27, 2012 with schedules as follows:  High School, grades 7-12 from 7:50 a.m. to 2:54 p.m. and Elementary School, grades K-6 from 8:55 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.  All students attending the GACTC should report to the high school bus port at 7:30 a.m. on  August 28th.

    Schoolbus schedules for the first week of school are as follows:
    High School Pickup:
    Bus #25:  Piney Creek, Royer, Upper Ridge Road, Lower Piney Creek and Ganister
                                 Starts at 6:55 a.m. at Allison’s

    Bus #23:  Mt. Etna, Yellow Springs Drive and William Penn Highway

                        Starts at 6:40 a.m. at River Front Road

    Bus #26:  CedarHill, Lower Clover Creek and Covedale
                  Starts at 6:55 a.m. at Lower Clover Creek, Cedar Hill

    Bus #27:  Clover Creek, Lower Ridge Road, Shelltown
                               Starts at 6:55 a.m. at Larke Road

    Bus #24:  GreaterAltoona Career & Technology Center (Vo-Tech) students will

                        ride regular bus runs to high school. Bus #24 will depart for CTC a.m.
                          from the bus port.



    Bus #25:   Piney Creek, Royer, Upper Ridge Road, Lower Piney Creek and Ganister
                         Starts at 7:55 a.m. at Allison's

    Bus #23:  Mt. Etna, Yellow Springs Drive and William Penn Highway
                         Starts at 7:50 a.m. at River Front Road

    Bus #26:   Cedar Hill, Lower Clover Creek, Covedale, Lower Ridge Road, Shelltown
                          Starts at 7:55 a.m. at Lower Clover Creek, Cedar Hill

    Bus #27:  Clover Creek, Yellow Springs Drive
                               Starts at 7:55 a.m. at Mock's Bridge Road

    Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center(Vo-Tech):

    8:15 a.m.   Arrive at Greater Altoona CTC

    10:45 a.m. Will leave CTC from morning session

    11:20 a.m. Arrive at High School busport in time to eat regular lunch at cafeteria

    All cash school cafeteria lunch prices:  Elementary - $1.60; Secondary $1.85; Adults -$2.75; and milk prices - .35 for white and chocolate milk when purchased separately.  Children of families whose income falls below the federal guidelines are eligible for free or reduced lunches.  Applications will be distributed during the first week of school. 

    Elementary students will again be offered a Breakfast Program.  Bus students eating breakfast will be served upon arrival at school and walkers will be served at 8:35 a.m.  Walkers not eating breakfast are to report at the regular time.  Prices are: Regular - .95; free and reduced priced breakfasts are available to those students who qualify (.30).  This program will begin the first day ofschool.

    The Williamsburg Community School District is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex and handicap in its activities, programs or employment practices,as required by Title VI, Title IX and Section 504.

    For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact Linda K. Smith, Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 Coordinator at the Williamsburg Community School District, West Third Street, Williamsburg, PA 16693 (814) 832-2125.  For more information regarding services, activities and facilities that are accessible to and usable by handicapped persons, contact Linda K. Smith, Support Programs Coordinator at(814) 832-2125.

    SpecialServices Offered:

    The district offers the following services:

    Learning Support, Speech Support, Gifted Services, Emotional Support, Transitional Services and Psychological Services:


    Intermediate Unit Services

    Hearing Impaired and Life Skills Support


    No Child Left Behind (NCLB):

    The new Federal education legislation, No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requires that all schools have a Report Card.  In Pennsylvania, the Department of Education has created a format and report card for all school districts that meet the Federal requirements. 


    This information can be found on the PDE website at www.pde.state.pa.us


    As per State law, the district has implemented an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Management Policy for managing insects, rodents and weeds.  The IPM Coordinator is Glenn Kagarise, who evaluates any cited problems.  If it is necessary to use pesticides, only those regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency will be used. A notice will be posted 72 hours prior to the application.


    Parents wishing to be notified about specific pesticide applications should request, in writing, to be placed on the district’s Notification Registry.