September 2022 WAVA Wave Newsletter

-Welcome Back WAVA, Intro to 7 Mindsets-

Welcome Back to School WAVA

WAVA Families and Students

I hope you enjoyed a wonderful summer. I also hope you are relaxed, recharged and ready to start a new school year. I am so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you and your children.

All signs point to another incredible and productive school year. Our skilled and devoted staff is already planning and preparing for your students. Our enthusiastic office team is hard at work and all of us at WAVA look forward to the 2022-2023 year. We look forward to welcoming families and exciting events and opportunities throughout the year. We are indeed a close community at WAVA with goals of nurturing responsible, caring students and promoting high-level learning.

Welcome back WAVA! Our goal this year is for students to be on camera, to join clubs, be involved, attend an outing, participate in an enrichment class and to enjoy virtual school to the fullest! Always check the OLS Announcements and the WAVA Bulletin Board for updates.


Executive Director, Susan Boyer

Check our WAVA Bulletin Board and mark your calendar for the below dates:

September Dates:

  • August 31st First Day of School
  • September 5th No School Labor Day
  • September 6th to 9th WAVA Spirit Week (Taco Tues, Pet Wed, Art Thurs, WAVA Fri) share on the Padlet
  • September 19th WAVA Clubs Video Welcome shared out, found on WAVA BB
  • September 21st LC Coffee Chat: MS-HS 10am, ES 11am on your Class Connect
  • September 23rd Back to School Picnics: check the LC Community and FB/Insta
  • September 26th to 28th Project Elevate Days! Share with us!
  • September National Clubs Contests and Challenges: Newsletter
Welcome to WAVA

WAVA Yearly Events at a Glance

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Have you checked out the WAVA Padlet? Check our where our WAVA students can connect and share!

Students can post pics, messages and videos with each other on our WAVA Padlet at

Monthly National Awareness

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Check out WAVA and WAVA Flex

WAVA Loves Our Students

Why Do You WAVA!

Counselor Corner

Counselors at WAVA

Meet your WAVA Counselors. Learn more about what our counselors can support you with and also about our Social and Emotional Learning, 7 Mindsets and the activities, assemblies and chats available to your students. WAVA has counselors for grades K-12. Check with your teacher, the counselor page or the SEL and 7 Mindsets page on our WAVA Bulletin.

March is "The Time is Now' for our 7 Mindset

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WAVA Community and Clubs News

Welcome Back to School WAVA

September Community Engagement News

September is Back to School Month! We look forward to a fantastic year together! Our Esports Championship Team is returning! Students age 12 and up that want to sign up now can register here: Registration for Esports

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 for Stride can be found on the OLS Announcements and the Class Connect Schedule. WAVA Clubs will be on the WAVA Bulletin at Clubs may include options in Gaming, Art, Baking, Music, ASB, SkillsUSA, GLSEN, Social Chats and Esports.

Clubs begin in October and run through May for WAVA. Stride Clubs are open and found on OLS Announcements

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WAVA Clubs Schedule

K12 Student Engagement

Stride Student Engagement Newsletter

WAVA Bulletin Board

WAVA Facebook

WAVA Instagram

WAVA YouTube

WAVA Esports Registration is Open through September 9th

Sign up now to participate in this years Esports League. Registration Link

Stride National Competitions


Calling all students, each month Stride offers competitions from Baking to Art, Photography, Innovation and more! Check out what is offered and be sure to check your OLS Announcements.

Visit for registration information.

Hip Hop Club! Check out Details and Participate:

Welcome to Student Engagement Opportunities

Stay connected at school! Read the National Newsletter with school updates, socialization info and ways to connect even more! Be sure to check your OLS Announcements, websites, social media and the LC Community! This month look for our Live Baking Challenge on FB, Photo Challenge, clubs posted to the OLS Announcements, photo challenges and more! Social Engagement

Newsletter and National Contest Winner News.

May Social Engagement Opportunities:

WAVA Clubs with our Teachers will start in October

Make sure to bookmark our WAVA Bulletin Board website and the Clubs Page for the monthly updates! You can find information on our WAVA Clubs that meet each week including the days, times and links. You can also find out information on National Clubs with Stride and how to access these through the OLS Announcements and Social Engagement Newsletters.
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Learning Coach Community

Helpful Reminders

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.

Operations Team and Assessments News


Our fantastic WAVA Testing Administrator Danielle Beyer is working hard and planning our testing for the 2022-2023 year!

WAVA Operations, Enrollment, Assessments, Testing

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 year and we look forward to a wonderful year.

Re-Registration and Enrollment Info:

Directory Opt Out Form:

Text Opt Out Form:

-Ms. Giske, WAVA Operations Manager

Ms. Leatiota, WAVA Assistant Operations Manager

-Ms. Leah Androy, WAVA Office Manger


Stay tuned for testing dates and info!

Special Programs Support

Special Programs Team:

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 -

We are WAVA, We are ONE

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.

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!

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: Brittney Richter, (509) 826-7687, or WAVA Family Resource Coordinator: Kathy Swartz, (253) 682-7906,; and Section 504 Coordinator: John Holcomb, (509) 826-8342, , P.O. Box 833, Omak, WA 98841 or WAVA 504 Coordinator, Scott VanGerpen, (253) 591-6888

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: Brittney Richter, (509) 826-7687,; Coordinador de recursos familiares, Kathy Swartz, (253) 682-7906,; y el Coordinador de la sección 504: John Holcomb, (509) 826-8342,, P.O. Box 833, Omak, WA 98841 or WAVA Coordinador de la sección 504, Scott VanGerpen, (253) 591-6888