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Race: Better Together

Empowerment Experience for Students to Discuss Race Relations and Social Injustice

William Penn School District students in grades 7-12 will have the opportunity to participate in an Empowerment Experience virtual program to address feelings around race relations and social injustice and how students are impacted.

The Empowerment Experience, entitled “Forward Focused: Better Together,” consists of three 90-minute interactive virtual experiences offering a safe space and opportunity for students to honestly process and express their feeling and to be provided with the tools to allow for reconciliation and to become positive change agents in the community.

There is no cost to William Penn School District students, but registration is required and students must commit to attending all three sessions. The first series of sessions are scheduled for September 9, September 16, and September 23. The sessions will be provided by The Potts Group, LLC. Interested students may go to the district website to register or contact their guidance counselor.

Our country is at a crossroads as it relates to race and equality. It is imperative that we do not ignore that our students are being impacted and need a safe space and opportunity to achieve the following objectives:
• Honestly process and express their feelings.
• Get equipped with tools for reconciliation.
• Ignite the mental muscle to be positive change agents in the community.

Learn more and register

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Calling the Class of 2021: Penn Wood Seniors Chat with Superintendent Tuesday, August 25

Superintendent Eric J. Becoats invites Penn Wood Seniors to an online Let’s Chat session

Dr. Becoats wants to speak to the Class of 2021 to discuss their vision for their senior year and how he can help them reach that vision.

The first session is Tuesday, August 25th from 1-3 pm on Zoom.

Every PWHS senior should check their (Gmail account) with the information.

The Zoom link to join the meeting will also be sent to that same email.

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Reopening Schools: William Penn School Board Meeting Wednesday, Aug. 5th

The William Penn School Board of Directors has scheduled a meeting on Reopening Schools, to be held Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm. You may access the meeting using the information below or at

Please click the link below to join:

Passcode: 642979

Or iPhone one-tap :
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Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
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Webinar ID: 841 9157 4955
Passcode: 642979

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William Penn School District Resources on Reopening Schools

On July 20, the William Penn School District’s Board Meeting of the Committee of the Whole featured a presentation by Superintendent Dr. Eric Becoats on plans for reopening schools in September 2020.

Dr. Becoats’ presentations, recordings of Community Forums, as well as information and guidance from the Chester County Health Department, CDC, PA Health Department, American Association of Pediatrics, and other experts are all available the district website’s Reopening Schools 2020 page. There is also a list of Frequently Asked Questions and local day care centers that may be able to provide support to families.

Reopening Schools 2020: William Penn School District

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Eric J. Becoats

Superintendent of Schools to Host Virtual Community Forums July 6 and July 7

Dr. Eric Becoats will be hosting Superintendent Talks to share information with parents, students, staff, and community. A virtual community forum, Reopening Schools 2020, will be held next week.

Interested persons can attend one of two community forums: July 6 or July 7 at 6:30 pm.

Submit your questions in advance to by July 5.

Visit on July 6 or July 7 for the Zoom link.

This Discussion is for interested Parents, Students, Staff, Community

Dr. Becoats explains our current thinking about reopening schools in September 2020. Visit our website at and look under Reopen Schools 2020 to review the documents that will be referenced:

  • Framework for Learning: William Penn School District’s Response to COVID-19
  • William Penn Faculty and Staff Frequently Asked Questions
  • Chester County and Bucks County Health Departments Health and Safety Plan Considerations
  • Guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics

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School District Hosts Community Forums Online April 21 and 22

The William Penn School District and the district’s Home & School Associations invites the public to two COVID-19 Question & Answer Online Community Forums to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our schools, families, and community.

Questions can be submitted in advance to the Penn Wood High School Home & School Association at

Tuesday, April 21 at 7 pm – Grades 7-12
Wednesday, April 22 at 7 pm – Grades K-6

Join via Zoom:

iPhone one-tap: +13126266799 94670108384# or +16465588656 94670108384#

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William Penn School District Chromebook Distribution Schedule

Distribution of Chromebooks will take place this Tuesday and Wednesday, April 14 and April 15. This is for families who indicated they will need a technology device in the home for students to participate in the online learning plan at home. Attached is the schedule for distribution. Please note the pick-up locations have been determined by the borough in which you live. If someone at your child’s school was unable to contact you and you need a technology device for your child/teen for online learning, contact the principal by email or by leaving a message on the school voicemail.

If you have any questions about the Chromebook distribution, contact your child’s principal by email or by leaving a message on the school voicemail.

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