District eNews

September 3, 2021

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No School Monday, September 6, 2021

Reminder: No school on Monday, September 6, 2021, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.

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Timberland Teacher Named 2021 Marketing Teacher of the Year

Michael Oliva, a marketing teacher and DECA advisor at Timberland High School, has been named the 2021 Marketing Educator of the Year by the Missouri Marketing and Cooperative Education Association (MCEA). The honor recognizes his significant contributions toward quality programming resulting in high student achievement in marketing and cooperative education.


Oliva has dedicated over two decades to teaching and mentoring at Timberland, serving as a DECA advisor for the past 24 years. “It is a huge honor to win this award,” shared Oliva. “There are so many amazing, innovative teachers that have won this in the past, I am truly humbled to be in their company. I think that our classes and DECA really do a great job of preparing my students for the future, no matter what that might be.”

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Timberland HS Student Named to Federal Reserve Bank Student Board of Directors

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Timberland High School senior Nora Pryor was named to the Student Board of Directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis for the 2021-22 school year. The Student Board of Directors help guide and promote economic education and personal finance with programs throughout the 8th district; this is part of an internationally recognized program as a resource for helping people understand economics and how it relates to all.

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Mercy & the WSD Team Up for New Clinic

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Mercy and the WSD are teaming up to offer on-site health care at Pearce Hall, 317 W. Pearce Blvd., for students, staff and their family members. The new Mercy Clinic at WSD Pearce Hall is scheduled to open this winter.


In the interim, Mercy Clinic Family Medicine in Wentzville, at 1502 W. Meyer Road, will serve the school district offering priority access for appointments, as well as walk-in options available from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Late Start K-6 Supervision

Monday, September 6, is the deadline to register and pay for K-6 supervision for the Late Start on Monday, September 13. 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 9/6. (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.


Future Late Start Dates:

October 11, 2021

November 15, 2021

December 13, 2021

January 3, 2022

February 7, 2022

March 7, 2022

April 18, 2022


School Late Start Times:

Boone Trail, Duello, Green Tree, Heritage Campus, and Peine Ridge: 10:20 a.m.

Crossroads, Discovery Ridge, Stone Creek, and Wabash: 10:35 a.m.

Journey, Lakeview, and Prairie View: 10:50 a.m.


Late start day supervision (K-6) will be available beginning at the following times in the elementary buildings: Boone Trail, Duello, Green Tree, Heritage Campus, and Peine Ridge: 8:05 a.m. (School start time 10:20 a.m.)

Crossroads, Discovery Ridge, Stone Creek, and Wabash: 8:20 a.m. (School start time 10:35 a.m.)

Journey, Lakeview, and Prairie View: 8:35 a.m. (School start time 10:50 a.m.)


Late starts provide valuable collaboration time for our teachers across the District and yet we understand these days can be a challenge for working parents especially. The supervision option was established to assist those parents who need it. Additional information about late start supervision for students in grades K-6, as well as the link to pay via PayPal can be found on the District website.

REGISTRATION FORM

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2021-2022 Academic Calendar and Back to School Calendar

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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.

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Transportation Reminder

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While masks are optional for all students and staff in the Wentzville School District, masks are required on all school buses per federal requirement. Any student who is not properly wearing a mask will not be permitted to ride the bus.

District staff will continue to remind students of the current masking requirement and may provide masks to students when they forget their masks. District staff will work with parents on this issue and if a student is not planning to wear a mask while on the bus, the family will need to make other arrangements.

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2021-2022 COVID-19 Information

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The Wentzville School District is committed to the health and safety of our students, staff, and community. This resource will be updated regularly as we receive new information related to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our schools, as well as guidance from the St. Charles County Department of Public Health, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A dashboard of 2021-2022 COVID-19 data is also provided on the page which reflects conditions in the District.

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Expectations for Students During Extended Absences

When a student is out of school for an extended period (such as for quarantine), the Expectations for Students During Extended Absences document is a helpful tool for families working to support their students during an extended absence.

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2021-2022 Start and End Times

Please take a moment to review the start and end times for the WSD schools.


For future access to this information, please visit the District website.

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Peachjar Flyer Information

Peachjar is a service we facilitate for community groups to reach our parents and it is a service for parents to see available resources for themselves and their children. There is a disclaimer on every Peachjar email that says the following: "This email has been sent to you by Peachjar on behalf of the Wentzville School District and/or its schools. Flyers from outside organizations are not sponsored by, affiliated with, nor endorsed by the Wentzville School District or its schools."


We do not discriminate as to who can utilize the service (you will see flyers from churches, community organizations and businesses), they simply need to meet the standard of offering a service for students and/or parents. We leave the determination as to whether or not someone feels it is a beneficial service and if they want to use it to you, the stakeholder. You also always have the option to opt out of receiving emails through Peachjar at any time by clicking "unsubscribe" in any of their emails.

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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

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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.

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The Wentzville School District has adopted options-based active intruder protocols based on the recommendation of the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. These agencies recommend that all school districts teach students and staff options that may be available to them in an intruder situation. Please take time to review these tips for talking to your child about active intruder situations.

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

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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

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