September 2021 WAVA Wave Newsletter

-Welcome Back Families and Students-

Welcome Back Students! WAVA Staff Message!

Back to School at WAVA

What's Important at WAVA?


At WAVA, students come first. We partner with families to provide a free and excellent public eduction that meets the needs of the whole child.

At WAVA, learning is our focus. We empower one another to become life-long learners through innovation and inspiration. We plan for success.

At WAVA, community is valued. We seek to positively impact our community through partnership, offerings, and collaboration.

At WAVA, cultures are respected. We celebrate diversity and commit ourselves to positive and meaningful teamwork.

Welcome Back to School WAVA
Welcome Back from the 6th to 12th Grade Team

K-5th:

Principal Amalie Walle

Assistant Principal Taylor Kreilmann

Assistant Principal Russel Kovalenko


6th-12th:

Principal Terry Ackerman

Assistant Principal Stacey Love

Assistant Principal Tom Yahraes

Assistant Principal Mark Lagerquist


Special Programs:

Principal Dolly Fernandes

WAVA Welcomes You Back to the Community
WAVA Clubs Welcome

Welcome to Stride National News

Stay connected at school! Read the National Newsletter with school updates, socialization info and ways to connect even more!

Newsletter

September Community Engagement News

At WAVA we want to connect with students and believe that all student can succeed. In addition to connection in the classroom through academics, student support, class connect sessions and learning platforms students can connect on their own time for community engagement. Club options offered through WAVA and Stride can be found on the OLS Announcements and the Class Connect Schedule. Clubs vary and may include options in Gaming, Art, Baking, Student Leadership, ASB, GLSEN and Esports. In addition to clubs students can attend Lunch Chat options, participate in photo competitions, cooking or Lego Challenges and more. Clubs begin in September and continue through June each year and then Summer Clubs and Activities are offered.

K12 Student Engagement

WAVA Bulletin Board

WAVA Facebook

WAVA Instagram

WAVA YouTube

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WAVA Outings and Events:

At WAVA our community is our families and students, and we provide connection opportunities for students to stay engaged. Throughout the year students can attend outings to meet families, students and staff. Regional outings, picnics, virtual events and field trip opportunities will be offered throughout the year. Events will vary and may include:

  • September: Back to School Spirit Week, Staff Welcome Video Promo, clubs begin

  • October: Student Art Contest, Fall Celebrations, Spirit Day Wednesdays begin (last Wednesday of each month), Mindful Mondays begin, Costume Day

  • November: Thankful Week, Spirit Gear Sales, Music Night, PJ Day

  • December: Spelling Bee Sign-Ups, Holiday Celebrations, December Break Clubs

  • January: Cultural Fair, Spelling Bee Prep, Hat Day

  • February: Spelling Bee, Friendship Day, Spirit Gear sales round 2, WAVA Day

  • March: Science Fair, Leprechaun Trap Contest, Green Day

  • April: Talent Show, Spring Break Clubs, Creative Hair Day

  • May: Photo Contest, Graduation Promo, Prom, Clubs end, Sunglasses Day

  • June: Graduation, End of Year Staff Parade, Summer Clubs and Activities Promo

We are here to connect with you! If you have experience with WAVA and want to be a Wavemaker to mentor other LC’s give us a shout! Be sure to fill out the optional WAVA Family Directory! Please let us know if you would like to give a special shoutout to your teacher and how let us know something special that is happening for your student! We would love to highlight your news here in our Staff Spotlight each month! You can share news on your student success with our National Social Media team through Project Elevate! If you are a Learning Coach interested in being on our Parent Advisory Council for 2021-2022, please contact us!

WAVA Flex Program Info

WAVA Flex is a Program for a more flexible learning experience! We currently have over 400 students in our WAVA Flex program. We are not taking additional students at this time but stay tuned for updates and the next window to participate. If interested you can reach out to rbailer@wava.org

Blog: https://wavaflex.blogspot.com/

Video: https://youtu.be/uhER1zdjWr4

Interest Form: https://tinyurl.com/WAVAFlexInterest

WAVA Students in Action and Connecting

Tutor Me for WAVA

Check it out! We are excited to partner with TutorMe to provide resources and tools in support to our Middle School and High School Age students. This service will be available to students soon and will provide skilled tutoring support in moments to your students 24 hours a day! Connect with a Tutor this month for your 8 hours of tutoring time and Dance Your Way to Prizes!!!

WAVA Operations, Enrollment, Assesments

Thank you for registering with WAVA. Our Operations and Enrollment Team members work hard each day to ensure our students can start school and enjoy the year. Thank you for your patience throughout the enrollment season and we look forward to a wonderful year.




Directory Opt Out Form:

https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=LUmWRm1kPE2UZWxaNvMaFngesKnnIlJHizzo6thSdKxURjE4WDFSRVM4TjJDV1RQQlQwUkRHNFBPVi4u


Text Opt Out Form:

www.tinyurl.com/wavatextoptinform2018


-Ms. Giske, WAVA Operations Manager

-Mr. Josh Gannis, WAVA Enrollment Manager

-Ms. Leah Androy, WAVA Office Manger



Testing:

We are looking forward to seeing our students in grades 4-12 this October when we meet October 11-22 for the Smarter Balanced and WCAS state testing. More information will be sent home, including your child's schedule, near the end of September.

-Assessment Administrator, Danielle Beyer

Special Programs Support


Special Programs Team:


Special Programs Principal, Dolly Fernandes, has a wonderful team working with your students and supporting them on their education journey! We are looking forward to having you with us at WAVA!


Check out the Special Programs Page on the WAVA Bulletin


If you have questions or concerns about the diverse needs of your learner, please contact -

WAVA Bulletin Board

Bookmark our school resource website! Check out our academic and social calendar, events, videos, helpful links, and more! This is the place to go for updates on our monthly social happenings. Be sure to check out the Social Spot page!

WAVA Clubs and Esports

At WAVA we want to connect with you and your students! Check out the options for WAVA Clubs and Esports. We have options for ages K-12 and hope to see you there! Visit our webpage on the WAVA Bulletin to learn more, sign-up and find access!

Learning Coach Community App

Are you looking to connect with other Learning Coaches in our school? We want to connect together! Join the K12/WAVA Learning Coach Community App to follow school updates and to connect with other families in the same grades and interests.

K12 National News

Click here to view our K12 National Newsletter! Stay up to date on the current news happening Nationwide with K12! Success stories, updates, info on schools, events and more!

K12 App

Download the K12 App today! Make sure you have this app to have easy access to everything K12 that you need from help and support!

WAVA School Year Academic Calendar

Be sure to save this Academic Calendar and mark down all the dates for WAVA you need to know throughout the year. Also check out the WAVA Bulletin calendar to see events and activities from virtual fields trips to spirit days and more!

WAVA Parent-Student Compliance Handbook

Download your copy of the Compliance Handbook so that you can have all the answers you and your learner may need!

Success Stories

Do you have a Success Story you would like to share? Please share your story to: www.tinyurl.com/parent-shareastory

Washington Virtual Academies

You know that your kids have something special inside them. We know it too. Washington Virtual Academies (WAVA) and K12 ignite the minds of children like yours to bring learning and innate possibility alive. Together, we are helping Washington students in grades K-12 reach their true, personal potential.

Omak Statement of Non-discrimination

Omak School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator: LeAnne Olson, (509) 826-7687, lolson@omaksd.org or WAVA Family Resource Coordinator: Kathy Swartz, (253) 682-7906, kaswartz@k12.com; and Section 504 Coordinator: John Holcomb, (509) 826-8342, johnholcomb@omaksd.org , P.O. Box 833, Omak, WA 98841 or WAVA 504 Coordinator, Scott VanGerpen, (253) 591-6888 svangerpen@wava.org


El Distrito Escolar de Omak no discrimina en ningún programa o actividad por motivos de sexo, raza, credo, religión, color, nacionalidad, edad, estado militar o veterano, orientación sexual, expresión de género o identidad, incapacidad o el uso de un perro entrenado o un animal guía o de servicio, y proporciona el mismo acceso a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos de jóvenes que sean designados. Los siguientes empleados han sido designados para estar a cargo de preguntas y quejas de presunta discriminación: Coordinadora de Derechos Civiles y Coordinador del Título IX: LeAnne Olson, (509) 826-7687, lolson@omaksd.org; Coordinador de recursos familiares, Kathy Swartz, (253) 682-7906, kaswartz@k12.com; y el Coordinador de la sección 504: John Holcomb, (509) 826-8342, johnholcomb@omaksd.org, P.O. Box 833, Omak, WA 98841 or WAVA Coordinador de la sección 504, Scott VanGerpen, (253) 591-6888 svangerpen@wava.org.