District eNews

October 1, 2021

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Upcoming Important Dates

October 11: Late Start

October 22: Early Release, K-12

October 27: SCHOOL IN SESSION - Virtual Parent-Teacher conferences

October 28: No School - Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences

October 29: No School

November 1: No School

November 2: No Shool


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Late Start Registration for K-6 Supervision

Just a friendly reminder that Monday, October 4, is the deadline to register and pay for K-6 supervision for the Late Start on Monday, October 11. The supervision for students in grades K-6 is $10 per child for each late start day. This service is separate from Chautauqua and only for students NOT already enrolled in the Chautauqua Before School Program.

In order to arrange for adequate staffing, you must register and pay for K-6 supervision by the end of the day on Monday, October 4. (Please note: you may register for multiple dates by filling out the form one time - it is not necessary for you to wait and register before each late start date.) Once you have registered, payments can be made by cash or check to your child’s school or via PayPal.


Stay informed on the latest actions of the WSD Board of Education. View the latest and past Board Meeting Reports online on the WSD Website.


Local Wellness Committee

The Wentzville School District's Local Wellness Committee will conduct their first meeting of the 2021-2022 school year on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact: Gwen Doyle, 636-327-3858 ext. 21321 gwendoyle@wsdr4.org.


Curriculum Committee Volunteers Needed

The Wentzville School District is looking for interested parents and/or community members within our district to serve on the Curriculum Committee. We are currently in need of representatives for the following in each feeder pattern:

  • Holt: Elementary, Middle School and High School

  • Timberland: Elementary and Middle School

  • Liberty: High School

  • North Point: Elementary, Middle School and High School

The purpose of this committee is to provide feedback to the Teaching and Learning Department regarding curriculum and coursework.

The Curriculum Review Committee meets twice a year (additional meetings may be scheduled if needed). The first meeting is in the fall and takes place face-to-face. The second is a meeting by email in late spring.

If you are interested in giving your time to this important work, please indicate your interest by completing this form. All responses are due by Friday, October 1st.


The WSD has several openings in Child Nutrition, Custodial, Transportation, Before & After Care, and Instructional Assistants as well as other support staff and certified positions. Visit the WSD website for a complete listing of open positions in the District.


Important Transportation Update Reminder

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As a reminder, students will be required to provide their own masks while riding the school bus beginning Monday, September 27, 2021. Since the start of the school year, the District has provided more than 50,000 masks to students and it is important that all students bring and wear a mask on the bus. The WSD Transportation Department’s supply of masks is rapidly dwindling and we ask for your assistance with this matter. Masks are required on all school buses per federal requirements.

The Transportation Department has been asked to notify building administrators when students are not following this federal requirement. The building will attempt to work with students and families to remedy the situation. If a student is not correctly wearing a mask while on the bus, the family will need to make other arrangements.

Thank you in advance for your attention to this matter as we work together to support our students.


Updated Proof of Residency Requirements

Starting with the 2021-2022 school year, our buildings will ask every current family to provide updated proof of residency to the school that serves the oldest child in the family. The documents will be collected August 1 through October 31. Please send your proof of residency to the email address associated with the school your oldest child attends: Residency Proof Email Addresses by Building.

For the list of approved documents, please see the District website.

New enrollments will be required to provide full proof of residency documentation.

If you have already provided residency proof, thank you! Please contact your school's secretary or registrar for further information.


2021-2022 COVID-19 Information

We wanted to make parents and students aware that effective Monday, October 4, 2021, a new WSD-modified quarantine process will go into effect. The WSD-modified quarantine allows all close contacts who were exposed in the regular school or bus setting (regardless of mask status) to continue attending school in person. In order to qualify for this modification, students must remain consistently and appropriately masked and symptom-free throughout the duration of their 14-day quarantine period and may not participate in extracurricular activities. If students become symptomatic or do not consistently and appropriately wear a mask, they will be required to quarantine at home for the remainder of the 14 days.

The WSD will continue to participate in contact tracing and provide all relevant information to the St. Charles County Department of Public Health, and the SCCDPH will continue to issue orders of quarantine. While the provision of the WSD-modified quarantine allows for students who were exposed during school to continue attending school during the period of full quarantine, families may still elect to keep their student(s) home during this time period. The decision to attend school during this time would be at the parents’ discretion, and student learning will be supported by the WSD staff, regardless of whether the student chooses to attend in person or learn while at home during this time period. As a reminder, students must remain completely symptom-free and appropriately and consistently wear a well-fitted mask in order to be eligible for the new WSD-modified quarantine. Students who do not meet these criteria must remain at home for the duration of their quarantine period.

Thank you for your partnership in keeping our students safe and at school.


The WSD has launched a Mental Health Resources Hub on the District website, which includes information regarding:

  • Counseling Resources and Hotline Numbers
  • Mindfulness Activities for Learners
  • Grief/Loss Resources
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Resources


Free Meals/Reduced Meal Guidelines

Child Nutrition is excited to welcome students back into the cafeterias for the 2021-2022 school year and to announce that breakfast and lunch will be free to all WSD students for the entire school year. For more information regarding our services, menus, a la carte prices visit the Child Nutrition Department website.

As you may have heard, the restaurant supply chain is still suffering delays and shortages across the country. We are part of the same distribution system and have been informed by our distributor to expect cancelations and shortages with our deliveries this year. We apologize in advance if a posted menu item is not available. We will always have a replacement item and will do everything we can to ensure our students have options to choose from. Please reach out to the Child Nutrition Office if you have any questions or concerns.


Have You Downloaded the WSD App Yet?

Are you new to the WSD? Be sure to download the app to have important information right at your fingertips. The app is available for both android devices and iPhones. On the app, you can:

• View news stories
• View calendar info
• View lunch menus
• Access school and staff info
• Receive important alerts
• View sports scores
• Locate Directory Information