Update from Norwin School District
Superintendent Dr. Jeff Taylor
May 13, 2020
Dear Norwin Families and Community Members,

As you know, Governor Wolf recently announced that Westmoreland County will be moved to the yellow phase of the state’s reopening plan as of 12:01am on Friday, May 15 th.  

After a number of discussions with principals and input from classroom teachers, the District has created an end of the school year plan in order for students to return school-issued items and collect personal belongings. Please know that our end of the year plan adheres to local, state, and CDC safety guidelines regarding social distancing and the use of masks.  However, if you have a specific health or safety concern that may preclude you from participating in our end of the year plan, please contact your building principal in order to make alternative arrangements. The District will be as flexible as possible in order to best meet the needs of our students and families. 

Each school principal will share more detailed, building-specific plans by tomorrow, but in general, the following guidelines will apply: 
  • Collection of materials and technology will take place in each building during the week of May 18-22, 2020. All materials collections should be completed by Friday, May 22 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Staff will be on hand to assist with the collection of materials.
  • Specific procedures will vary by grade level and detailed information will be shared by the building principals.
Safety Requirements While in the School Buildings:
  • All employees have been directed to wear masks and practice social distancing to the fullest extent possible.
  • The number of students in the building will be limited during collection times and no gatherings of students, nor employees, should occur.
  • Sanitizer and masks will be available and required of anyone entering the building.
  • One-way traffic patterns will be observed where applicable.

Families who have borrowed technology from the District are asked to please complete this form , print it, and bring it with them when returning the technology. If families cannot do this because they don't have a printer, these can be filled out on site when dropping off the technology.

Finally, as we look toward the end of the school year, I would like to state that student attendance for all grades will be collected through Thursday, May 21, 2020, which will also be the last instructional day. Friday, May 22, will be an Act 80 Day with no online instruction.

Please continue to stay safe, healthy and #NorwinStrong !

Best regards,
Dr. Jeff Taylor
7:00 p.m. Tonight: Senior Art Show
  • This annual event will be held virtually and shared with all Norwin Families and Students.

  • Watch your email just prior to 7:00 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, May 13th, for instructions on how to experience the Senior Art Show.
Call for Student Art: Westmoreland Virtual Regional Student Exhibition

To help showcase the amazing talent of art students of all ages in Westmoreland County, the Westmoreland Museum of American Art is asking for submissions of student art that will be featured in a Virtual Regional Student Exhibition and showcased on the museum's website and social media platforms.

Please click here for more information.

Please note that interested students must send materials to the museum by May 30.
Norwin Science Teachers Share Video Message with students

The Norwin Science Department, including faculty from the high school and middle school, came together for one epic video worthy of our awesome students and the tenacious class of 2020.

Please click here or on the photo to view the video.
Norwin Student at Central Westmoreland CTC Receives Challenge Program Award

Norwin High School senior Eric Belak, who is also enrolled at Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center, has received a Challenge Program award sponsored by #1 Cochran.

Eric is a student in the Automotive Technology program and has spent the latter half of the year working in the school's cooperative education program (Co-Op) at a car dealership. The cooperative education program allows outstanding students to explore actual work experiences in their selected field during the school day. Eric has perfect attendance and has received the Challenge Program award for attendance, along with a $200 check for his accomplishment. Congratulations, Eric!
May 15th: Senior Honors and Awards Ceremony

This event will be held virtually and shared with all Norwin Families and Students.

Please join us remotely on Friday, May 15th at 7:00 pm (details will be forthcoming).
May 20th: Vespers Ceremony
  • This event will be held virtually and shared with all Norwin Families and Students.
  • Please join us remotely on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm (details will be forthcoming).
Norwin School District
281 McMahon Drive
North Huntingdon, PA 15642