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Wake Up and Learn


Recognizing the extent to which sleep impacts overall health and wellbeing, this year the Wissahickon School District is proud to partner with the Janet Weis Children's Hospital (JWCH) at Geisinger Health and Dr. Anne Marie Morse to provide the innovative Wake Up and Learn (WUAL) program to our students. Wake Up and Learn is a school-based sleep education and assessment program that helps empower students, parents, and educators to adopt healthy sleep patterns and improve their overall mental, physical, and emotional health. The two main components of the partnership are as follows:

Sleep Education:

Throughout the year, the district will be sharing monthly educational resources from Wake Up and Learn via email, social media and the district website. We invite all families to review these resources to support your child. We also invite all parents, students and staff to a Community-wide Presentation on Sleep Health by Dr. Anne Marie Morse in November (date TBD). This will be in-person in the Board Room and available on our YouTube channel.

Free Sleep Assessment for Students:

In spring 2024, Wake Up and Learn will administer free, validated, clinical sleep assessments to students in grades 7 to 12. The confidential surveys help identify sleep behaviors in children and potential signs of a sleep problem. Students and families will receive customized tips and resources from WUAL to support their child. Parent/guardian may opt their student out of the survey if preferred. More details and opt-out forms will be emailed to families in February 2024.


Please contact Kristen Rawlings, WSD Communications Coordinator, at if you have questions about the district partnership. For specific questions regarding the Wake Up and Learn Program, please contact Ms. Kristina Blessing, Project Manager for Wake Up and Learn, at