Wycallis Primary Center 

Ready for A Great Year!

August 21, 2024 will be the 1st day of school, and it will be another terrific year! 

The members of the Dallas School District custodial and maintenance teams have done their usual awesome job preparing the building and every square inch is clean and ready to go. 

Our teachers have been preparing for new academic programs to be implemented this year, and are very excited to get started. 

As Wycallis Primary Center Principal, I am looking forward to continuing our exciting educational journey with the students and staff who compose the Wycallis Family. Our teachers, staff, and I remain committed to the safety and success of each and every child who is part the Wycallis Primary Center Community. If at any time, you have questions or concerns, please contact me via email or 570-674-7283.

Here's to a great year!

Brian Bradshaw

Meet the Teacher Nights

Prior to the first day of school we will have a "Meet the Teacher" events. Classroom teacher assignments will be released in early August via the CSIU Parent Portal. 



MODIFIED SCHOOL SCHEDULES 

Please access schedule information for start and end times for all modified school days by clicking the Parent Information/ Documents tab on the left side of this page. Then click on Wycallis Schedule Times. 

Wycallis Contact Information 

In the event that you need to contact someone at the school, please call 570-674-7283, which is the main office number. You can Fax us at 570-674-7288. 

Also, if you need to e-mail a staff member, you can reach them by typing their first initial followed by their last name @dsdhs.com 

Please feel free to click on the faculty list and search your child's classroom teacher for more information and additional ways to contact them.


LATEST NEWS

Elementary School Act 80 Day Grab & Go Lunch Form

Please fill out the form below if you would like your child to receive a Grab and Go lunch on the Act 80 Day. We will not have assigned lunch periods during the day on Act 80 Days and 1/2 Days. Thank You.

Parent Pick-up Changes

Wycallis parents, due to concerns for safety and security, all parents must be in the parent pick-up car line at all times. Parents may not park at Administration or in the dirt lot and walk up to get their children. Thank you for your help in keeping everyone safe and secure.

MORNING DROP OFF PROCEDURES 

Effective immediately , and until further notice, the following procedures will be followed for students who ride to school in personal transportation with a parent or caregiver:

1. Enter the campus from Hildebrandt Road on to the access road near the softball field.

2. Travel past the entrance for the  Dallas Intermediate School on Mountaineer Drive to the top of the hill, pass in front of the high school and field house and to the stop sign by the white maintenance building.

3. Turn left on to Conyngham Avenue, follow to Wycallis Primary Center, and turn left in to the large driveway loop in front of the build. Do not enter the parking lot in front of Dallas Intermediate school as this is for buses. Traffic will back up on Conyngham. This is acceptable. 

4. Students exit their vehicles from passenger side directly on to sidewalk. Parents/caregivers who would like to walk their students to the door will continue to park in the small circle, NOT the dirt lot, and walk with their students. 

5. Turn right from the Wycallis driveway on to Conyngham Avenue and proceed toward the Dallas Middle School. Turn right on to the Middle School driveway and follow to Mountaineer Drive.

6. Proceed on Mountaineer Drive past the road for the Dallas Intermediate School and exit the campus on to Hildebrandt Road. 

7. Only the school buses and Wycallis staff will use Conyngham Avenue between 8:30 and 9:15 AM. 

8. Please call the Wycallis office at 570-674-7283 if you have any questions.

EXTENDED ABSENCE REQUEST FORM

Wycallis Primary Center utilizes an Extended Absence Request Form. This is the only form that will be accepted for Educational Trips and Vacation Requests that will be for more than 3 days. Please note that any and all requests must be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to the departure date for Principal approval. You can access the form by clicking on the Parent Information/ Documents tab on the Wycallis main page.

Extended Absence Form 

WPC Extended absence form.pdf

Children's Hunger Outreach Partners (CHOP)

The Dallas School District is partnering with the Childrens’ Hunger Outreach Partners (CHOP) to offer DSD students and families food at no cost.  CHOP began in 2018 by serving 45 students in Towanda, PA.  Since then, CHOP has grown to serve tens of thousands of students weekly in Maryland and Pennsylvania while working toward the mission of ending childhood hunger. CHOP is currently serving 21 PA school districts including Tunkhannock, Scranton, Southern Tioga, and Port Allegheny.  


The Dallas School District will employ a backpack program at the K-5 level.  The program is available to every student, regardless of income or need. All parents have to do to sign up is click on the link below and complete the Google Form.  Parents only need to complete the form one time, not every week.  Regular distribution will be near the end of the day on Fridays.  The method of delivery will be dependent on the number of respondents and quantity of food.  Our tentative plan is to send the food home with students.  The target date to begin distributing food is Friday, February 24th.  Specific questions can be directed to  Jacki Degnan at jdegnan@dsdhs.com or Dani Ruhf at dani@chopouthunger.org.  


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Building Blocks Before and After Care Program

New Attendance Procedures 

Consistent school attendance is a crucial determining factor in student success. As such, Wycallis Primary Center is committed to students being to class on-time on a consistent basis. Wycallis Primary Center utilizes the automated One Call Now system to place a call to absent students’ households on a daily basis. The calls will begin at approximately 10:00 AM. These calls are intended to improve communication between the school and families to both reduce truancy and to assist students upon their return to school. If there is a concern or what you believe to be an errant call, please contact the Wycallis main office at (570) 674 – 7283. In addition, please refer to the Wycallis website under Important Documents for the excuse forms needed upon your students return, and under the Parent Student Guidebook for the school’s absence policy. If you have any questions regarding this new procedure, or wish to opt out of the One Call Now system, please contact Principal Brian Bradshaw directly. Thank you. 

Updated Chromebook Information

The following information is a reminder of expectations for student Chromebook use and care. Please know that future damages to Chromebooks will be billed to the students and their family based on the scale found below. Your child is reminded that District Issued Chromebooks are to be used for appropriate school tasks only. Violations of the Technology Acceptable Use Policy found below may result in the loss of technology privileges moving forward. 


Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. 

AUP Tech Ack form STUDENT AUG (1).pdf
Dallas District Chromebook Procedures and Information - Updated 5-20-2021.pdf

Office Depot Certificate Program

Please consider using the attached Office Depot Flyer when shopping for school supplies. Our school will receive 5% back in free supplies. Thank you for your help.


Ofiice Depot Flyer.pdf

Wycallis a Distinguished School

Wycallis Elementary was among the Distinguished schools honored during a special ceremony at the 2019 Pennsylvania Title I Improving School Performance Conference in Pittsburgh, hosted by PDE's Division of Federal Programs. The theme of the 2019 conference, Mission Equity: Empowering Students to be Future Ready. The theme directly reflects the purpose of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 and the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s goals in ensuring that every student has the supports needed to be successful and prepared for college and/or career opportunities.  According to PDE, the 2018 Distinguished Schools were honored for their achievements and were invited share their successes throughout the conference. 

 

Representing the PA Department of Education and Wycallis Elementary School are:

From L-R, Susan McCrone- PDE's Chief of the Division of Federal Programs, Michele Mulhern- Wycallis Title I Reading Specialist, Brian Bradshaw- Wycallis Principal, Caitlin Cooper- Wycallis Title I Reading Specialist, and Brian Campbell- Director of the Bureau of Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction.