Frequently Asked Questions
I received an email/postcard/phone call from a company asking for my personal information. They said they were working on a directory for Williamsport Area High School. Is this a legitimate project, or is it a scam?
The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation has partnered with PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts) to produce an updated alumni directory. PCI is a company located in Dallas, Texas, that publishes directories for educational institutions, fraternities, sororities and military organizations across the nation. This project allows the education foundation and the district to receive important updates to our database so we know more about our alumni.
What will my information be used for?
All information provided to PCI for the purpose of the directory will be held confidential by PCI, except to the extent that they are utilized in or in the preparation of the directory and except as required by court order or law. The directory will be made available only to WAHS alumni. Upon completion of the project, PCI will return to the education foundation any and all electronic files that have been supplied by WASDEF or produced by PCI in connection with the production of the directory.
I would like to verify and update my information. How may I do this?
If you have received a postcard, you may call the phone number listed to update your information. If you have received an email with an embedded link, you may go to the online site to review your information to update and/or verify. For any further questions, you may call PCI's customer service desk at 1.800.982.1590.
Can I chose some or all of my information not to be printed in the directory?
When you call to update your information, you can tell the representative what information you would prefer to have excluded.
What is the cost of a directory?
There are many different purchase options ranging from $60 to $380 (including shipping). Below is a listing of the price breakdown. (Please note: These are optional. Providing updated information to PCI is free, regardless of whether you purchase any of the items or packages below.)
- $60 – Digital Publication by Decade
- $120 – Digital Publication
- $140 – Hardbound Publication
- $200 – Hardbound & Digital Publication (Value Package)
- $270 — Hardbound, Digital, T-shirt, Sweatshirt (Pride Package)
- $380 – Hardbound, Digital Publication, T-Shirt, Sweatshirt & Travel Bag (Loyalty Package)
When will I receive my directory?
The total duration of the directory project is about 12 months. Since we began the project in mid-May 2020, the directories will be distributed in May/June 2021.
I ordered a directory/package over the phone and would like to cancel my order. How do I do this?
Call the PCI customer service help desk at 1.800.982.1590, and they will take care of this for you.
How does the district and/or the education foundation benefit from the new directory?
We are able to participate in this project because PCI gives us the updated directory free of charge. We are updating our alumni directory to keep you in the loop about alumni accomplishments and about your school family. Updated information allows us to send future mailings about news, information, updates and events regarding WASD. PCI is able to provide this free service to schools because they sell merchandise at the end of the call. The dollars from the merchandise support the Publishing Concepts service of updating the directory and do not support WASD or the WASD Education Foundation.