August 8, 2022 - An Important Letter from Dr. Zerbe
August 8, 2022
Dear Methacton Families,
It is with deep sadness that I inform you that on 8/6/2022, Methacton High School 11 grade student, Owen Cotty, passed away due to sudden cardiac arrest while playing frisbee with his family. I am sharing this information with parents/guardians of all students in the district so that you can best determine how to relay this information to your children since this loss is sure to raise many emotions, concerns, and questions for our entire school community.
Methacton School District has a Crisis Intervention Team made up of professionals trained to help with the needs of students, parents, and school personnel at difficult times such as this. We will have counselors, psychologists, and our social worker available at Methacton High School in the library the following days/times for anyone who may want assistance surrounding this loss. We encourage students, parents and staff to use these free resources.
Drop in counseling hours:
If for some reason you are unable to make the times above, please reach out to your child’s school counselor or High School Office and an appointment will be scheduled.
We have enclosed some information that may be useful to you in helping our students.
- National Association of School Psychologists: Addressing Grief in Children
- Grief and Loss Support Groups
- Montgomery County Mobile Crisis Support
If you would like additional information or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Cindy Hartson, Secondary School Counselor Department Chair, at email@example.com.
We are deeply saddened by this loss.
Dr. David Zerbe
July 13, 2022 - Letter from the Superintendent
Dear Methacton Families,
In this communication:
- Summer Academic Resources
- Back to School Night Schedule
- 2022-2023 Budget Overview
- Volunteering at Methacton Schools
- Job Opportunities
I hope all of our students, parents, staff and community are enjoying the summer. With the first student day of the 2022-2023 school year being August 30, 2022, I want to make certain that you can best support your child in preparing for an exceptional experience.
Summer Academic Resources
As a reminder, please review with your child these academic resources: Academic Resources and Summer Work.
Please note that some levels have specific summer requirements (high school) while other grade levels/buildings have resources to keep student skills fresh and provide some enrichment.
Back to School Night Schedule
It is important to be actively engaged with your child’s education. So please plan to join us for your child’s Back to School Night! You can review the schedule here.
Our staff looks forward to these evenings each year and we welcome you to join us to learn more about your child’s educational programming.
2022-2023 Budget Overview
The Board of School Directors adopted the 2022-2023 operating budget in June. This budget overview is designed to highlight the revenue and expenditures. This is a new publication that we will be issuing annually going forward and you can find it on the Business Services page under Budget Information.
Volunteering at Methacton Schools
Volunteers really make a difference! Another way to be actively engaged with your child’s education is through volunteering. Approved volunteers can chaperone a trip, assist a teacher in a classroom, help with our outdoor education program, coach a camp, sport, or band/musical activity and so many more opportunities. Please consider becoming a volunteer. Please see the process required to become a volunteer including background checks to ensure safety for all.
If you have any questions regarding how, when or what you may volunteer for, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see the various support and professional positions available with the district and our third-party providers. The district, along with First Student and Aramark, have excellent benefit and wage-earning potential either in a full-time or part-time capacity. Apply today by visiting: https://www.methacton.org/careers.
Dr. David Zerbe
Superintendent of Schools