Tier Five: Online Elementary Instruction Overview
Online elementary instruction will begin on March 30, 2020 and will continue throughout the period of school closure.
During online instruction, BASD elementary schools will follow a monthly core curriculum that will be issued for April, 2020 and May, 2020. The core curriculum will be grade-level specific. Instruction will be delivered using weekly assignments (available online, as well as in hard copy at BASD meal distribution sites for students without home internet access) that incorporate Wonders language arts lessons and related science and social studies concepts. Online instruction also includes math topics that can be instructed with First in Math, as well as EnVision Math for Grades 3-5. Other curricular resources may supplement and extend core instruction. Related Arts teachers will provide academic continuity to students by offering bi-weekly learning opportunities (not formal instruction, not graded) that review and/or enrich class topics taught prior to the school closure. Bethlehem Area School District will continue to provide a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) consistent with the need to protect the health and safety of students with disabilities and those individuals providing education, specially- designed instruction, and related services.
Welcome to William Penn Elementary School
Dear Parents/Guardian and Students,
Welcome! Bienvenidos to William Penn Elementary School, home of the Wildcats! We are proud to have you as part of our school community. William Penn has caring staff members who are committed to educating your child in and out of the classroom. We are a Community School through the United Way and we are lucky to have many partners that work with our school, including Moravian College as our lead partner. At William Penn Elementary School we are dedicated to meeting the needs of our students so they can reach their full potential and be positive contributing members of our community.
On behalf of the William Penn staff, I would like to invite for you to visit our school! Please plan to attend school functions this year and to become an active member of our school and Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).
Mr. Joseph Anthes, Principal