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Dear PWCS Parents and Guardians, and Students,

We are keenly aware that staff, students, and families are under unprecedented pressure and stress. Our instructional resources and guidance take into consideration that students may have other responsibilities like providing daycare, caring for sick family members, going to work, or dealing with their own health challenges. We do not want parents and students to think that they are required to have a full day of instruction or replicate the school day.

Given the high-level of stress everyone faces, we also want staff, students, and families to consider balancing time with schoolwork, screens, and the need for physical activity. Teachers of all levels, including those of advanced courses, should evaluate the educational value of any assignment.

Additionally, under the Governor’s school-closing order, it is important for us to ensure we adhere to Free and Appropriate Education (FAPE) rules and do not create circumstances that create equitable-access concerns.  Click on the link for the most up to date information:

Instructional Update 3/20/20
PWCS Update 3/24/20

Wash your hands
There has been lots of scary stuff in the news about the coronavirus. This video will you tell me more about it to help you understand it.
Brain Pop- Coronavirus

Virginia is for learners
COVID-19 Resources - March 25, 2020


Dear Antietam Families,

 We are thrilled to be opening our school doors August 26th to serve you and your children. We welcome both our returning and new families with open arms and open hearts. My name is Mark J. Mahalchick and as the proud assistant principal of Antietam Elementary and on behalf of our entire Antietam team, we are honored to have you.

 During these final weeks of summer, we will be continuing to work hard to get the school ready for the new school year. As always, our summer has been a busy one and while we have enjoyed the slower pace that summer often brings, our hallways have been too quiet and we are ready to hear the sounds of laughter and to see the smiles!

 With much respect,

 Mr. Mahalchick
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarkMustangs

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Welcome Back to School 2019-20
Dear Mustang Families:
Go to this Sway

Pedestrian & Bus Stop Safety:

Safety Flyer Walking Eng Span.pdf

Safety Flyer BUS Eng Span.pdf

Homework – Grades K-12- Regulation 663-1

Classroom Instruments- Watch what these celebrity bands and singers can do with the very same instruments your students are exposed to in their music classroom in school.

Teacher Resources

Teaching Channel
 Launched in 2011, Teaching Channel is a multi-platform service delivering professional development videos for teachers over the Internet. In addition to showcasing inspiring teachers in videos, Teaching Channel also hosts a community for educators to share ideas, best practices and enhance their knowledge.

Helping students tackle dyslexia
Kiss and Ride Info 2018-19

This year a new pattern will exist for kiss and ride.  It will primarily work the same as last year with a simple shift of the traffic pattern to match our new parking lot.  Please take a look at the map.  The solid red line represents the primary route.  The dashed line represents the overflow traffic.  As always with the start of the year, we ask that you practice patience and caution.  Thank you in advance!  Contact Mr. Mahalchick if you have any questions.

Life Skills
Tolerance: the ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with.

Empathy: the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.