Communications

Wissahickon School District offers a variety of customizable options for parents and community members to receive updates and news via your preferred methods of communication – text, email, phone, web or mobile app. From the district website to social media to various e-publications, news about our schools, staff, students, programs, events and school resources will always be at your fingertips.

* Please Note: In order to receive timely and effective communication, it is essential for parents to maintain up-to-date contact information including email and phone numbers in the Sapphire Community Portal. Contact information in Sapphire is used to contact families via SchoolMessenger and provided to the Home & School/PTO/PTC to create the popular Student Directories.

 

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Communication Type and Use

*Sapphire Community Portal

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Sapphire Community Portal is the district's web-based student information portal that holds family contact information and includes various student information including classroom assignments and class schedules, attendance and discipline, report cards, and other school activities for middle and high school students. Information is available anytime, anywhere you have Internet access. Go to Sapphire

Video Tutorial: Create an account
Video Tutorial: Update Contact Information


 

SchoolMessenger

 

Family contact information that is entered into Sapphire Community Portal is automatically populated into SchoolMessenger allowing e-news to be shared via phone, text and email. SchoolMessenger is the district's notification software used for emergency information (e.g. weather-related or other), school news, student and staff accomplishments, upcoming events, current issues affecting WSD families and links to information that you may have missed. Additionally, Dr. Crisfield, Wissahickon Schools Superintendent, sends periodic e-newsletters to update the community on important school matters.

Mobile App
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The WSD mobile app provides on-demand access to the most important information and resources. Search Wissahickon School District in your App Store to download the free mobile app to your mobile device - Apple or Android. The app provides access to:
 

 

 

 

Social Media

 

 

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WSD’s social media sites keep families and the community updated with essential news and information and provide a forum for connecting and sharing. Parents, staff, students and others are encouraged to share and comment on Wissahickon happenings. The community may also submit news and photo ideas by sending an email to Kristen Rawlings, Coordinator of School and Community Information.

Facebook - http://facebook.com/wissahickonschooldistrict

 

 

Twitter - District/School News @WissahickonSD
Superintendent Jim Crisfield @WSDSuper
WMS Principal Beth Bauer @PrincipalBauer
Lower Gwynedd Principal Nikki West @MsWestLGES
Shady Grove Principal Toby Albanese @AlbaneseToby
Blue Bell Principal Concetta Lupo @DrConcettaLupo
Wissahickon High School Counseling Office: @wisscounselors
WSD Instructional Technology Specialist Dianne Krause
@diannekrause

Many WSD teachers are also on Twitter – ask if they have a page & what their handle is!

Instagram - @WissahickonSchoolDistrict

 

YouTube - Watch us on YouTube (read how to subscribe to our YouTube Channel)

 

Search our Hashtags -
#WissLearns (classroom/learning highlights)
#WissCares (community service/character education)
#WissPride (staff, student, school achievements)
#WissNation (athletics and district-wide news & achievements)

 

 

 

 

New and Calendar Alerts

Set up email and/or text alerts to receive district and school-specific news and calendar events that are posted on the WSD website. Alerts can be customized by district and school news and events.

Watch: Subscribe to news alerts.
Click here for instructions to set up alerts.
Click here to instructions to unsubscribe from alerts.

The website calendar is updated regularly with events and activities ranging from board meetings, H&SA events, concerts and performances, etc. Upcoming events can be viewed on the WSD homepage or at any of the school-specific calendars. View the full calendar.

Wissahickon Television (WTV)

 

Wissahickon Television, WTV, is a collaborative effort between the Wissahickon High School, Middle School TV programs and the District Communications Office. Programs include Wissahickon Cooks, Principal Video Blogs, sports updates and other important events. WTV is broadcast on Channel 28 on Comcast and Channel 41 on Verizon. You can also watch many of our programs online using the on-demand channel.

Watch on-demand or view our program schedule

Key Contacts

Kristen Rawlings
Coordinator of School and Community Information
215-619-8000, ext. 1625
krawlings@wsdweb.org

Katie Meyer
Communications Specialist
215-619-8000, ext. 1600
kmeyer@wsdweb.org

 

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