Virtual School Board Meeting

In compliance with the guidance of Governor Wolf’s Declaration of Emergency, the Norwin Board of School Directors will be meeting on Monday, April 6, 2020, beginning at 6:30 p.m. via an online format only.

Interested persons may visit the Norwin School District homepage at for additional details.
"Sexting": The Laws & Consequences

Westmoreland Drug and Alcohol Commission invites you to an upcoming webinar regarding an overview of sexting from the juvenile justice perspective.

The webinar is scheduled for Thursday April 9th 9:30 AM , and registration details are included with the flyer.
Do-It-Yourself Cleaning Supplies

Cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces are steps we should always be taking, but it is especially critical during COVID-19. As supplies can be scarce, here are some DIY cleaning recipes we can use as alternatives, courtesy of East Coast Risk Management.

Please click here for more information.
Event Cancellation
  • The Special Olympics Track and Field event scheduled for May 2, 2020 at Norwin Stadium has been canceled by Westmoreland County Special Olympics and will not be rescheduled this year. 

April 6th Webinar on "Vaping: 2020 and Beyond"

Saint Vincent College Prevention Projects and the Westmoreland Drug and Alcohol Commission invite you to an upcoming webinar regarding the dangers of vaping.

The webinar is scheduled for Monday, April 6, 2020 at 10 a.m., and registration details are included with the flyer. The webinar will also cover what to expect during the rest of 2020.

Preparing for Online Instruction
Norwin School District Daily Attendance Form
  • Beginning on March 30, 2020, and continuing each day during online instruction, families will be asked to complete a daily attendance form for each child in the family. The link to the attendance form will be included on the STREAM on each Google Classroom and can also be found here. We appreciate your assistance in completing this form for each child one time daily so that attendance can be entered and maintained into Skyward.

Norwin Lunches for Students in the Free and Reduced Lunch Program
  • Every Monday and Wednesday through the shutdown, the District will serve a bagged lunch from 11am - 1pm from the Norwin High School Auditorium doors (Door No. 6). The lunch program on Mondays will supply enough food for Monday and Tuesday, and the lunch program on Wednesdays will supply enough food for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Norwin Businesses Support Students During Shutdown
  • Please click here to view a Google Doc with information from some of our community partners regarding no-cost meals for students. The latest addition to the list is Sheetz.

Screen-Free Activities for Families

Public Utility Commission Urges Financially Stressed Consumers to Explore Options
  • The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) urges financially-stressed households across the state to explore the many options available to help keep their monthly utility bills affordable – whether their concerns are related to the current COVID-19 crisis or other economic issues.
  • Please click here to learn more.
Internet Options

The Norwin School District realizes that not every family has access to the Internet at home, though some may wish to. Below is a curated collection of resources for families to obtain broadband Internet at their home at low or no cost.
Cell Phone Hotspots
Many smart phones can be turned into a "hotspot" for use by other devices. Depending on your provider and plan, this may be either free or a small additional charge to your service. If you are unsure about your plan, contact your provider for details.
If you know that your plan provides for hotspot use, this article by PCMagazine,  How To Turn Your Phone Into a Wi-Fi Hotspot  should help.
Comcast Internet Essentials
Comcast announced it will be increasing speeds for the Internet Essentials program, and making the program free to new low-income customers for two months, amid the coronavirus outbreak.

In a letter, Comcast President of Consumer Services Dana Strong said that the change is for the millions of low-income Americans who don't have internet service during this uncertain time.

To sign up, applicants can simply visit The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.
USAC (a funding branch of the FCC) offers a program called Lifeline which provides discounts to qualified families on their home Internet service. To find out more about this program, visit
Verizon Lifeline
Verizon offers Verizon Lifeline plans for home phone service or broadband (internet) service. The broadband discount is limited to Fios internet service at a speed of 18 megabits per second or above.

If you qualify for the Lifeline discount service, you are eligible to receive a reduced rate on your Verizon monthly bill. To sign up for this service, please read the attached PDF (English | Spanish) or visit their website at .
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North Huntingdon, PA 15642