November 2021 WAVA Wave Newsletter

-Welcome to Fall and Live to Give Month at WAVA-

Welcome to November at WAVA

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.

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Veterans Day and Live to Give

Students, Families and Staff can use the WAVA Padlet to share and connect with others! Also this month as we recognize 7 Mindsets 'Live to Give' we want to highlight Veterans in our lives and how they 'Live to Give'.

If you have a story to share please add to our WAVA Veterans Day video for students, families and staff, add your video, photo, or message here.

Thank you Veterans

WAVA Art Contest "Draw Sudsley and his Pod"

Thank you students for taking time to add your Art Entry to the WAVA Art Contest! We look forward to recognizing our winners and sharing out their work this month! Great job to all students that shared with us! We look forward to selecting the Top 10 and sharing out your art throughout the month!

Check out the art drawings and other posts on the WAVA Padlet.

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Welcome to November
WAVA Flex News for November

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.
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WAVA Clubs
WAVA Clubs and Activities for November

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, Minecraft Challenge, clubs posted to the OLS Announcements, photo challenges and more! Social Engagement

Newsletter and National News.

November 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 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

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:

  • November: Veterans Celebration, Art Contest Winners, Thankful Week, Spirit Gear Sales, Music Night, PJ Day November 24th, 7 Mindsets 'Live to Give' and more.

  • 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

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!

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
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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.

Directory Opt Out Form:

Text Opt Out Form:

-Ms. Giske, WAVA Operations Manager

-Mr. Josh Gannis, WAVA Enrollment Manager

-Ms. Leah Androy, WAVA Office Manger


Thank you to all who participated in fall Smarter Balanced and WCAS Science testing. We are so proud of you! WAVA was able to safely administer over 4500 tests to students across the state at one of our 27 testing locations, meeting our state requirement for test administration. Results for this fall’s testing will be available to districts in February 2022, and we will send those out to students who participated. The results will provide a brief check in on how schools and students are doing after school year 2020-2021. Remember: test results are only one way to know how students are doing in ELA, math, and science. Consider having a conversation with your student’s teacher about your student’s learning. This may include teacher observations, projects, classroom work, and other school activities.

WAVA will participate in the regular spring assessments, required every year for public school students in grades 3-8, 10 & 11, in April and May 2022. More information about our spring test preparation and scheduling will be sent to families starting in January 2022. Until then, keep working toward your goals and growing in your education!

-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 -

Success Stories

Do you have a Success Story you would like to share? Please share your story to:
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