District eNews

August 20, 2021

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2021-2022 Return to School

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 if they do not have one. District staff will also 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.


Thank you for your understanding as we prepare for the start of the school year.

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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. A list of the approved documents is provided below.


Please send your proof of residency to the email address associated with the school your oldest child attends: Residency Proof Email Addresses by Building


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


Homeowners:

Provide current utility bill (water, sewer, electric, gas) within the last 30 days with matching mailing address and service address.


Leases:

Provide current lease with all occupant names and utility bill (water, sewer, electric, gas) within the last 30 days. Utility bill mailing address and service address must match. If a lease transitions to month-to-month then provide the updated addendum. If it is a mobile home trailer and pad, then the lease for both should match. Leases should include all pages of the lease.


Residing with Someone Else:

Owner/Lessee should provide a lease, ALTA Settlement Statement, or Real Estate Tax Statement. Owner/Lessee should also provide a utility bill, valid photo ID, and notarized letter.


Parent/Guardian residing with someone else should provide a photo ID and Affidavit of Residency Form. Parent/Guardian residing with someone else should also provide official mail from a federal/state agency, current bank statement/loan statement, or utility bill.


Guardianship:

All guardianship situations and documentation will need to be updated this year and annually.


Please contact your school's secretary or registrar for further information.

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Responsible Use Policy

As we approach the start of the 21-22 school year, required student forms, along with the Responsible Use Policy (RUP) must be completed before your child(ren) can log into district technology resources. The forms, including the RUP, can be signed online through Tyler Student 360. The portal will open on the evening of Friday, August 13. Please complete the required form(s) before the start of the school, so that your child(ren)’s access will remain enabled for the start of the school year.


The Tyler SISK12 Student 360 website can be accessed from the homepage on the district website or using the Tyler Student 360 app.


Please be aware that there is a 24-hour delay between the submission of the forms and your child's access being reactivated.

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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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Updated Start and End Times

Please take a moment to review updates to daily start and end times which will go into effect at the beginning of the 2021-2022 academic year.


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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School Supply Lists 2021-2022

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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, and 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 cancellations 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 Board of Education approved Dr. Kelly Mantz as the principal of the new Middle School, effective July 1, 2022. Dr. Mantz has been the Principal of Wentzville Middle School for the past nine years. Prior to becoming the Principal of WMS, she served as an Assistant Principal of Holt High School for seven years. During this time, Dr. Mantz has served on the iObservation Teacher Evaluation Committee, the District WNEA Negotiating team, and the District Curriculum Committee. Prior to joining the Wentzville School District, she was a teacher in both the Rockwood and Mehlville School Districts. Dr. Mantz received her Masters Degree, her Educational Specialist Degree, and her Doctorate Degree in Educational Administration from Lindenwood University.

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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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