East Pike - Welcome Back Letter to Families

August 31, 2020

Welcome Back Families,

It has been about six months since I have seen your children inside the walls of East Pike.  In a week that will all be changing and I cannot wait.  We have all been very busy preparing for your return.  If you have not been able to watch the video that several of the teachers at East Pike helped put together, please take some time to watch it on the IASD youtube Channel or just cut and paste - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDJx0pnoB4k.  This will give you an overview of arrival, dismissal, lunch, and a view of the classrooms.  The one change is the mask requirements.  Masks will be worn at all times with the exception being a mask break, recess, and lunch.  In addition, Mrs. Lychalk has created a new student orientation video for our new families.  That video will be located on East Pike’s counselor page.

The construction project is still ongoing but a lot of progress has been made in the last few weeks.  After a conversation with the foreman and Mr. Trout, the main entrance will be open for the start of school.  This is fantastic news and therefore we will not be making any changes to the arrival and dismissal procedures.  Should this change, I will be in communication with all of you to inform you of Plan B.  

Students are welcome to bring a water bottle, backpack, and lunchbox when they return on the 8th.   Whatever the student brings to school will fit around his/her desk throughout the day.   If you have any questions about spacing or ideas for materials, please call or email your child’s teacher for more specifics.

Students who are signed up for 100% synchronous learning and IDEAL will pick up their Chromebooks on September 2nd between the hours of 8 - 3.  Please pull into the car-kid loop and remain in your car.  A staff member will greet you and bring the device.  

Please feel free to reach out with specific questions regarding your child.  Our phone number is 724-463-8567.  Thank you for being a part of our learning community no matter if you chose the Traditional Model, IDEAL, or Synchronous Learning option.  


Donald Springer

East Pike Staffing 2020


Traditional - Mrs. Ashley Rosendale, Mrs. Erin Snyder, Mrs. Heather Edmonds, and Mrs. Monica Wilden

Syncronous - Mrs. Jennifer Boston

IDEAL - Mrs. Jennifer Boston and Miss Angela Frontino

First Grade

Traditional - Mr. Jason Stubbe, Mrs Cori Schrecengost, Mrs. Jen Grim, Mrs. Leigh Heidenthal, and Mrs. Katie Reed

Syncronous - Miss Natalie Deck


Second Grade

Traditional - Mr. Zack Whited, Mrs Ambur Shaefer, Mrs.Heidi Martel, Mrs. Carrie Schneider, and Mrs. Jenna Hawk

Syncronous - Mrs. Mandy Yanoschick

IDEAL - Mrs. Carrie Kinter

Third Grade

Traditional - Ms. Heidi Higbee, Mrs. Diana Bennett, Mrs. Mallory Kupchella, and Mrs. Hollee Jones

Syncronous - Mrs. Valerie Birch

IDEAL - Mrs. Megan Vallies