December 2021 WAVA Wave Newsletter

-Welcome to our month of "We Are Connected" at WAVA-

WAVA Month of Connection with our Virtual Food Drive

WAVA All School Greeting with Ms. Boyer

Welcome to December with Ms. Susan Boyer

Get Connected This Month

WAVA Message for Grades 6th to 12th

December at WAVA for grades 6th to 12th with Principal Ackerman
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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. Check with your teacher, the counselor page or the SEL and 7 Mindsets page on our WAVA Bulletin.

WAVA Flex Program News with Ms. Bailer

Flex December 2021 News

WAVA Community and Clubs News

December at WAVA and Community Engagement
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December 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 for Stride can be found on the OLS Announcements and the Class Connect Schedule. WAVA Clubs will be on the WAVA Bulletin at https://www.wavabulletinboard.com/esports-and-clubs. Clubs may include options in Gaming, Art, Baking, Music, ASB, SkillsUSA, GLSEN, Social Chats and Esports. This month on the OLS you will find announcements about a Live Baking Challenge, Photo and Innovation Challenge and club options to join.

WAVA Clubs Schedule

K12 Student Engagement

WAVA Bulletin Board

WAVA Facebook

WAVA Instagram

WAVA YouTube

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WAVA 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. Contact your teacher if you are interested in a class event or way to socialize together. Events will vary and may include:

  • December: Spelling Bee Sign-Ups, Holiday Celebrations, Winter Break Club/Workshops with Stride, Virtual Food Drive, WAVA Cookbook Padlet, Outings, 7 Mindsets 'We Are Connected'

  • 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

Please let us know if you would like to give a special shoutout to your teacher and let us know something special that is happening for your student! We would love to highlight your news here in our 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!

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.

Winter Photo Challenge

December/January Photo Contest: Winter Weather

Our December/January photo contest theme is Winter Weather - we want to see pictures of the winter weather where you live! Whether it's snowbanks and frost-covered trees, or wind blowing through the palm trees on the beach we want to see what winter weather looks like in your area! Use your creativity to capture the moment.

We are encouraging you to submit a photograph (limit to 1) you have taken relating to our December/January theme, Winter Weather, for the chance to win a prize!

A winner in each grade range (K–2, 3–5, 6–8, and 9–12) will be chosen. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to participate. If you experience issues uploading or have any questions, email clubs@k12.com.

The contest runs December 1, 2021 through January 31, 2022.

See full details and official contest rules.

Upload your photo here: https:/bit.ly/K12PhotoContest

WAVA Clubs Schedule and Info

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.

WAVA SkillsUSA Club for Grades 9-12

SkillsUSA is offered at WAVA as a club for Grades 9-12 for students to have career exploration opportunity and skill building in career and technical education. Become a more highly engaged student and citizen. Make education and career choices that are validated by industry. Develop career readiness skills like effective communication, teamwork and problem solving. Find this on your Class Connect schedule as optional and you can reach Club Leader Mr. Mulvaney mmulvaney@wava.org
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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 year and we look forward to a wonderful year.



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-Ms. Giske, WAVA Operations Manager

-Mr. Josh Gannis, WAVA Enrollment Manager

-Ms. Leah Androy, WAVA Office Manger



Testing:

Thank you to all who participated in fall Smarter Balanced and WCAS Science testing. We are so proud of you!

-Assessment Administrator, Danielle Beyer

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 -

Success Stories

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

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, brichter@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: Brittney Richter, (509) 826-7687, brichter@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.