Gray's Woods Elementary School

Our Mission: To prepare students for lifelong success through excellence in education


  • Updated Academic Calendar for 2015-16

    As approved by the SCASD Board of Directors, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day will now be a district-wide school holiday for students. Under the revised calendar, there will be no school for students on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, and Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 is now a regular school day.

    To assist you with planning, here are the updated academic calendar and list of scheduled days with no school for the 2015-16 school year.

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  • Upcoming Events for the 2015-2016 School Year
    Classroom Assignments
    Available on parent portal Monday, August 24th at 8:00 am
    (If you have problems logging into the parent portal, please contact
    the parent support desk at 231-7744 or


                                               Welcome back
    September 2nd
    Kindergarten first full day
    Back-To-School Nights:
    3rd-5th grades
    Tuesday, September 8th
    6:45-8:00 pm
    Kindergarten-2nd grades
    Thursday, September 10th
    6:45-8:00 pm
    Picture Day  camera clipart
    Tuesday, October 13th
    Gray's Woods Elementary Back to School FAQ

    1. When is the first day of school?

    The first day of school is September 1st for all 1st - 5th grade students. The doors to our building open for students at 8:30 AM. Our school day ends at 2:50 PM.

    September 1st is Kindergarten Orientation - Half of the alphabet will attend in the morning and the other half of the alphabet will attend in the afternoon.  We will post more information soon.

    The doors to our building open for students at 8:30 AM.

    Parents who drop-off and/or pick-up their child can do so at the right side of the building by the parking lot.

    2. How do I find out who my child's teacher(s) will be?

    On Monday, August 24th, you may log into the Home Access Center (HAC) to find out who your child’s teacher is and what classroom. Here is a link for direction for HAC

    3. Where can I find my child's school bus information?

    When you access information about your child’s teacher, you will also find out the school bus information through the Home Access Center (HAC)

    4. What school supplies will my child need?

    Our GWE PTO has very generously contributed funds to purchase school supplies our students. With the majority of items being purchased by the PTO, there are still some supplies, such as tissues, wipes, etc.  that your chid's teacher may request.

    5. Will there be an Open House for my child to meet his/her teacher?

    GWE's open house will be on August 27th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Please consider coming to GWE to see your child’s teacher, classroom, and perhaps meet some classmates.

    6. Are back-to-school orientations scheduled? If so, when?

    Our Back to School nights will be on:

    Tuesday, September 8th from 6:45-8:00 pm for 3rd-5th grades
    Thursday, September 10th from 6:45 to 8:00 pm for Kindergarten -2nd grades
    Please gather in the All Purpose Room for a brief orientation and then visit your child’s classroom teacher and your child in the classroom.

    7. How do I apply for reduced price or free school lunches?

    For information about how to apply, please see the SCASD Food Services website at:




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  • Announcements regarding school cancellations and delays are found on the district home page, click here

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  • CLASSROOM VOLUNTEERS- All parents/guardians who want to volunteer in the schools must complete the Volunteer Information Checklist found at Please review the policies, sign the form, and send it to your child's classroom teacher or building secretary.

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About Us

Welcome to
Gray's Woods Elementary School

160 Brackenbourne Drive
Port Matilda, PA 16870
(814) 235-6100 (school office)
(814) 272-8152 (FAX)
(814) 272-8150 (SAS)

School Hours: 8:44 a.m.-2:50 p.m.

Dr. Kristen Dewitt
, Principal
Corinne Neeper, Building Secretary 
Kat Petach, Attendance Secretary 

For Families

Photo Galleries

Yearbook covers
Sweet Frog Fundraiser
Photos from 2012-2013


For Staff