Wayland Union High School

January 2021

Upcoming Events:


January 18: No School (Staff - Professional Development Day)

January 20: Parent Teacher Conferences (Virtual)

January 25: Picture Retakes Group A

January 26: Picture Retakes Group B


February 10: Student Count Day

February 19 - 22: Mid-Winter Break

February 23: School Resumes

Wednesday Drop-In Sessions

Wayland Union High School is now providing students the opportunity to drop in for a one and a half hour time slots on Wednesdays. During this time students can come into the building and work on missing assignments. All students in Group A (last names A through K ) can sign up to come in from 9:00am - 10:30am and Group B students (last names L through Z) can sign up to come in from 12:00pm-1:30pm. Students will be expected to leave school grounds after their scheduled time slot. The school will also provide a sack lunch at 10:30 for Group A to pick up and at noon for Group B. Please see the attached letter for more details!

Parent Teacher Conferences

Wayland Union High School Parent Teacher Conferences will be on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Conferences for our 2nd Trimester will be done via email, phone call, and in some instances Zoom meetings. In this format, email will be the easiest way for you to communicate with your son or daughter's teachers.

As always, Infinite Campus is available to parents to review and see their child's progress.

Should you choose to call, call the high school at 269-792-2254 and follow the directions provided to you in the recording and then dial your teachers extension. If they are not already in a meeting they will answer. If not, please leave a message and they will follow up with you later that evening or within 1 to 2 business days following.

If you would like to Zoom with a teacher, please email them to check for their availability during that evening and establish a time prior to the actual night of conferences.

Thank you again for your patience and flexibility as we continue to work through these unique educational times!

From the Guidance Office


Scheduling for next year's classes will begin next week. Group A will begin the process on January 19 and Group B will will begin on January 21st. Please check out the Guidance Office website for more information!

Classroom Corner

Mask Reminder:

Please make sure your student has a mask everyday. It's a good idea to even throw a few extra masks in their backpack just in case!


ACATEC will return to in person instruction on Monday, January 18. Wayland Schools will be closed that day, so ACATEC attendance is optional. Wayland students are required to be in person at ACATEC on Tuesday, January 19.

Google Classroom:

Have your student add you as a guardian in Google Classroom. Parents can instantly see if their student has an assignment and if they turn the assignments in.

Staff Office Hours:

Each teacher will be available every Wednesday during their office hours. During these hours, teachers will be available to answer questions and provide assistance to students and parents. Office hours may be provided through Zoom, Google Meet, or by phone.

The High School will post a complete list of all departments' office hours on the district website. You will also be able to find teacher's office hours on their email signatures as well as their Google Classroom.

If a teacher does not answer during office hours, it is likely that they are helping another student/family. Please leave a message, and they'll connect with you.

Travel Opportunity 2023:

Attention all 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th grade parents and students! We are excited to announce a once-in-a-lifetime educational tour to England, Scotland and Ireland. Students will explore historical sites, discover the diversity and heritage of different cultures, and return home with a new found global perspective. The trip is currently scheduled for June 2023 and is open to eligible 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grade students (students would have to be in high school at the time of the trip). Check out the tour itinerary and application information below and please do not hesitate to email me if you have any questions. We would love for your student to join us on this unforgettable trip!

Tour Itinerary

International Travel Application

Amber Knauf

High School History Teacher

Youth in Government Advisor



High School yearbook information can be found here! Order by February 1st to get the best deal! Questions regarding the yearbook can be sent to yearbook@waylandunion.org.

Picture Retakes:

Retakes are scheduled for Monday, January 25th for Group A and Tuesday, January 26th for Group B.

DUE NOW! Senior photos. If you have not submitted your senior photo for the yearbook please send to yearbook@waylandunion.org. Portrait orientation preferred.

Senior Stuff

Senior Salute:

Senior Parents if you would like to submit a senior salute for the yearbook please visit our ReTrak store to purchase.


Grad Bash 2021:

Click here to register for the 2021 Senior All Night Grad Bash!

Cap and Gowns:

Thank you to those of you have placed your order for cap and gown for the class of 2021 graduation! If you have not placed you order, we need you to please do so online at www.jostens.com as soon as possible. We want to make sure all seniors are accounted for and order with the group to help you avoid any late fees and to ensure a timely delivery in the spring. If you have not ordered yet, please use the links below and have your order submitted no later than November 21st.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding ordering your cap and gown please stop into the Main Office and speak with Mrs. Doupé!

Order Your Cap and Gown Unit Here!

DUE NOW! Senior photos. If you have not submitted your senior photo for the yearbook please send to yearbook@waylandunion.org. Portrait orientation preferred.

In the Community

Food Recourses:

Please view the Food Services' Newsletter for updates to the VIRTUAL MEALS program, including changes to pickup dates, locations, and processes. Be sure to fill out the order form every week if you're interested in meals. The order form can be found here, but please keep in mind that the form is only open for orders on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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