WAVA Wave Newsletter

-September 2023-

Welcome to WAVA 23-24 with Executive Director Susan Boyer

Welcome Back to School


Please take a moment review our September Newsletter!

We hope you have had time to relax and enjoy some summer fun! It is that time of year again, we are back to school WAVA! Our teachers and staff have been busy planning and preparing for your students learning experience this year. We welcome all of our returning students that re-registered and we welcome those that are new to WAVA!

This year at WAVA you can know that you are important!

  • At WAVA, Students come first
  • At WAVA, Learning is our focus
  • At WAVA, Community is valued
  • At WAVA, Cultures are respected

During your first weeks of school we have resources available to help make your adjustment smooth. Please take a moment to visit the WAVA Bulletin Board and you will find important dates, newsletters, clubs info, helpful links/videos, contact info and more! Take time in this first month to reach out to your students teacher, send an email to your counselor, reach out to another learning coach through the WAVA LC Community, follow us on social media outlets! We want your transition into a new grade to be a success!

We look forward to this 2023-2024 year with you and your family and please always reach out for any support and assistance we can provide to you throughout the year!


Executive Director, Susan Boyer

Important Dates:

08/30: WAVA First Day of School

08/30: K12 Zone for Grades 3-5 launches: K12 Zone - WAVA-Omak

09/01: Look at helpful links/videos to start your year right! link

09/01: WA State Fair Opens: Tickets available first come first serve

09/04: Labor Day - No School

09/05: WAVA Spirit Day - Taco Tuesday Day

09/06: WAVA Spirit Day - Pet Day

09/07: WAVA Spirit Day - Art Day

09/08: WAVA Spirit Day - WAVA Wear & Gear

09/13: Get involved in a club/activity: https://www.k12.com/parent-student-resources/extracurriculars-events/

09/15: Visit Helpful Links and get ready for school to start soon

09/18: Are you ready for school to start, mark important dates on the calendar

09/19: Learn more about CTE at WAVA

09/20: WAVA 2023-24 Info Session, Learn more about WAVA

09/21: Learn about a Club Week, checkout clubs for Fall

09/22: Share your September pics and activities on the padlet

09/26: Project Elevate Day, Share a special story with our Stride Media Team

09/27: Reminder to mark important dates on the calendar

09/29: WAVA Outing - Back to School Picnics "outings"

10/01: Clubs begin to promote and meet

  • View the 2023-2024 Academic Calendar here
  • K12 Zone is our new online platfor for WAVA students to connect, Grades 3-5 Zone is open starting August 30th link
  • K12 Photography Challenge is happening now: https://enrichment.k12.com/home/2023-k12-photo-contest/
  • Check out Esports: Visit Stride Esports (WAVA's team will begin in September, look for email communications)
  • Check out some of the ways students can communicate, post messages to the WAVA Padlet and share about your summer and what you are up to! For the gamers out there, you can connect on our Gaming Padlet, post your game of choice tag and start playing with fellow WAVA students. If you are an artist and want to draw and share with others about your art you can post to the Art padlet. Do you love to bake and want to share with fellow students, post to the Baking padlet.
  • Bookmark the Clubs, Competitions and Activities page for K12 and look for potential ways to stay involved as an online learner, https://www.k12.com/parent-student-resources/extracurriculars-events.html
  • Congratulations to our Robotics students Ismaeel, Maryam, Aidan and Leor! These students have placed #1 and #2 in the Top Teams in the country for our K12 Robotics!
  • Class of 2024 Graduates, look for planning info to start going on early January!
  • Do you have a unique story to share and you want to spread it across the news! Our PR team at K12/Stride wants to know! Submit here
  • You can continue to give back to the community through WAVA and donate to food banks across WA, here.

Follow our Stride Student Instagram Channel! @stridestudent

We are so excited to announce we have a Stride Student Engagement Instagram Channel! You can find us @stridestudent

Check out College Prep with K12: https://www.k12.com/stride-career-prep/about-college-prep/

Join Learning Coach Community for WAVA on the K12 App or OLS, Social Sessions every Tuesday on Zoom. Download the K12 app, log in using your Learning Coach credentials and join the National LC Community. #learningcoachlife

Learn more at www.learningcoachlife.com

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WAVA Open House Info 23-24

WAVA Elementary Information on Enrollment Live Event
WAVA Open House Info Session
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What is the K12 Zone?

New to WAVA and K12 is the Zone! This is an interactive online platform that students can socialize while playing games, creating their own unique avatar, chatting, listening to music, and more. This new WAVA Zone will be open starting on August 30th for Grades 3-5, students can login via the OLS and website. The WAVA K12 Zone will be open each week Monday to Friday from 12-3pm with moderators. Please stay tuned for announcements as we launch dates for the Zone for Grades 6-8, 9-12 and K-2! Enjoy meeting friends in the WAVA Zone!
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WAVA Career and Technical Education

CTE - Career and Technical Education with WAVA and K12

Career technical education (CTE) programs can help fill that gap and better align what is learned with what is needed, making learning relevant to work and everyday life.



College Prep with K12

K12 is excited to announce the launch of our new College Prep Center, a dedicated resource aimed at empowering students and families on their journey towards higher education success. Our career and college prep program is committed to providing comprehensive college preparation services that will equip our students with the tools and knowledge they need to thrive in their post-secondary pursuits.


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Meet our State Testing Coordinator

WAVA State Testing Welcome and Greeting
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Reach out to your Counselor and our Student Support

Counselor Info: https://www.wavabulletinboard.com/services-4

WAVA Student Support Contacts Include:

7 Mindsets

Our counselors and staff include mindset-based learning with 7 Mindsets. This teacher-first approach is designed to drive student well-being and achievement, healthy school cultures, and student happiness. n. This combined with transformative professional learning, expert coaching, and more, has made 7 Mindsets a trusted partner to schools and districts for years and Washington Virtual Academies is proud to use 7 Mindsets. https://www.7mindsets.com
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Community and Family Engagement

Welcome to Community Engagement at WAVA

Community and Family Engagement

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.

HOSA - https://forms.office.com/r/kE5uu4zS7H

FCCLA - https://forms.office.com/r/m2LDVwwPKt

WAVA Clubs Schedule

K12 Student Engagement

WAVA Bulletin Board

WAVA Facebook

WAVA Instagram

WAVA YouTube


​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 2023-2024, please contact us!

Welcome to Community Engagement- An overview of WAVA Engagement
WAVA Clubs

Class of 2024 - Look for planning info to come in January!~

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.

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.

Outings Coming Up

Outings link

Throughout the year WAVA offers suggested outings across WA State. Please visit the outings link and look for opportunities near you! If you do not see an outing in your area, please post a suggested outing on the WAVA LC Community and offer to meet up with others in your area!

Stride Tutoring

Check it out! We are excited to offer Stride Tutoring to provide resources and tools in support to our Middle School and High School Age students. This service will be available to students through our Stride OLS offerings.

WAVA Office and Enrollment

WAVA 23-24 Academic Calendar

WAVA Parent Student Handbook

Enrollment and Registration Contact Us Information:

Contact WAVA:

Ms. Giske, Operations Manager

Ms. Andoy, Office Manager

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: Project Elevate

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.