WAIS Parent Newsletter

March 25 , 2022

Week of 3/28

3/28- A Day

3/29- B Day

3/30- A Day

3/31- B Day

4/1- A Day

Upcoming Events

*Italicized events are open to or targeted for parents



Wednesday, March 30- Early Dismissal for High School Students

Thursday, March 31- Humanities Night


Wednesday, April 6- High School Voter Registration

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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2022 Bond Community Meeting

2022 Bond Community Meeting- Wednesday, March 30, 7 PM, Stratford High School

Mark Your Calendars and plan to attend the 2022 Bond Community Meeting on Tuesday, March 30 at 7 p.m. at Stratford High School. Dr. Blaine and other district leaders will share information about the proposed 2022 Bond package that will be on the May 7 ballot. Spanish and Arabic interpretation will be available. Three additional community meetings are planned. Learn more at https://www.springbranchisd.com/about/2022bond

Reunión comunitaria de bonos 2022: martes, 30 de marzo, 7 p. m., Stratford High School

Marque sus calendarios y acompáñenos a la reunión comunitaria de bonos de 2022 el martes 30 de marzo a las 7 p. m. en Stratford High School. La Dra. Blaine y otros líderes del distrito compartirán información sobre la propuesta de paquete de Bonos 2022 que estará en la boleta electoral del 7 de mayo. Tendremos interpretación en español disponible. Se planean tres reuniones comunitarias adicionales.Obtenga más información en https://www.springbranchisd.com/about/2022bond

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Super Saturday

Save the date and join us for Spring Branch Super Saturday: Unity in Our Community on Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Tully Stadium Complex, 1050 Dairy Ashford. Super Saturday is a FREE event bringing together the entire community to celebrate SBISD’s 75th anniversary. This event will showcase the best of the Spring Branch ISD family! Planned by SBISD high school students, the festival will feature student and community partner booths, food trucks, live student performances, arts & crafts, a petting zoo, hayrides, representatives from the Houston Dynamo and more! This will truly be an event for the whole family! Free shuttles will run to and from each SBISD middle school throughout the morning. More details to come! Visit www.springbranchisd.com/supersaturday for more information.

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Language Arts Department

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Counselor's Corner

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Library

IT'S BOOK FAIR TIME!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We are looking for volunteers to help!

To sign up to volunteer, go to https://tinyurl.com/WAISbookfair.


SAFE SHOPPING WITH eWALLET

You can set up an eWallet for your student using the link above so they can shop safely.

Check out this video with more information about eWallet.

Do you want to contribute to a teacher’s classroom library? You can access a teacher’s eWallet here so they can shop the fair.

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PTA

Welcome back from Spring Break, everyone! We’ve entered the time of year when it feels like life has hit fast forward. Get your calendars ready…

March 28-April 1 is the Book Fair. You can set up an eWallet for your student so they can shop safely. Our wonderful librarian, Mrs. Kiehnhoff is looking for parent volunteers to help. To sign up to volunteer and set up your student’s eWallet, go to https://tinyurl.com/WAISbookfair.

Check out this video with more information about eWallet!

Do you want to contribute to a teacher’s classroom library? You can access teachers' eWallets here so they can shop the fair!

March 31st is Humanities Night. The honor societies running the events have planned a number of fun activities and are requesting help with prizes. Donations need to be dropped off anytime between now and March 31 in the main office. Sign-ups can be found at this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080F44AAAA2CA6F49-humanities

April 20 at 7pm is our in-person PTA General Meeting at AYAM. This is an important meeting, because we need to vote on the nominating committee for next year’s Board. We are also hoping Dr. Blaine will be able to attend to speak to our community about the upcoming bond. Did I mention there will be art and dessert and a nice evening out? We hope to see you there!

PTA Reflections Arts Competition

The SBISD Council of PTAs will be hosting an exhibition of the Reflections Arts Competition entries at the Altharetta Yeargin Art Museum. All the district entries will be on display Saturday, March 26th and Tuesday, March 29th. Join us as we celebrate all the students who participated in the program and who shared their vision of how they will change the world.

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Communities In School

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Clinic

Parents-If your student tests positive for Covid, please contact the campus nurse. Email to Charlene.wilson@springbranchisd.com or call 713-251-1825 to report their illness, get information regarding return to campus, and work from home information. Attendance will be notified through this process also.

WAIS Late Buses

The late buses are available Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

Students may stay for after school tutorials or after school club activities with a teacher.

3 Bus routes available, and will drop off students at their closest elementary school

WAIStv

To access the Live stream directly on YouTube

Please subscribe to the WAIStv YouTube channel

https://youtube.com/c/WAIStv

Attendance

All absences must be verified by a parent with either a written note, including email, or a telephone call to the attendance office.

Notice must be given to the office within two school days if the absence is to be excused


Betty Santos: Attendance Specialist
betty.santos@springbranchisd.com

713-251-1839 phone
713-251-9152 fax

Registrar and Transcript Requests

Any questions regarding Transcripts or Registration contact Claudia Puente
Please call (713) 251-1804 or email: claudia.puente@springbranchisd.com

TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

The Spring Branch ISD Digital Toolkit was created to support our students, parents and teachers with digital learning tools, information and resources.


Help Desk

713.251.TECH (8324)

Monday - Friday: 7:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am to 10:00pm

10670 Hammerly Blvd
Houston, Texas 77043

Westchester Academy for International Studies, or WAIS, is a public IB Continuum School in West Houston. WAIS is part of Spring Branch ISD and serves students in grades 6-12.
WAIS is the only public authorized IB school in Spring Branch, and offers 3 of the 4 IB programmes.

WAIS Mission Statement

Strengthening learners to be designers and contributors to a dynamic, intercultural community.

Westchester Academy for International Studies

SBISD's only International Baccalaureate School