October 2021 WAVA Wave Newsletter

-Welcome to Fall Families and Students-

Happy Fall WAVA 2021

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.

October is National Principals Month at WAVA

Take time to say thank you to our WAVA Principal and team! They work hard each day for all of our students and our community. This month we will honor our Principals and Assistant Principals, students and families can send them special message on our WAVA Principal Padlet Board!

WAVA Padlet Share

Students, Families and Staff can use the WAVA Padlet to share and connect with others! Use our Padlet to post a video message, share a photo or type a message. This month at WAVA we have a Wear Blue Day on October 7th, a Wear Orange Day on October 21st, a Costume Day on October 28th and you can post your Art Drawing Photos here! https://tinyurl.com/wavapadlet
October Greetings from Principal Walle with our WAVA Grades K-5
WAVA Flex News for October with Ms. Bailer
WAVA Back to School Picnic

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!


October is Anti-Bullying Month

This month WAVA and Stride recognize Anti-Bullying month, #powerofone. If you have a story you want to share about stepping up against bullying or how we can work together as one, please share! You can submit your story to Project Elevate to be included in our National Media and reach others! https://elevate.press/link and Share your photos all month to https://www.tintup.com/t/powerofone

October 7th: Wear Blue Day

October 21st: Wear Orange Day

#powerofone #stompoutbullying

October Community Engagement News

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, Student Leadership, ASB, GLSEN, Social Chats and Esports. In addition to clubs students can participate in photo competitions, cooking or Lego Challenges and more. Clubs begin in September and continue through June each year and then Summer Clubs and Activities are offered.

K12 Student Engagement

WAVA Bulletin Board

WAVA Facebook

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WAVA Outings and Events:

At WAVA our community is our families and students, and we provide connection opportunities for students to stay engaged. Throughout the year students can attend outings to meet families, students and staff. Regional outings, picnics, virtual events and field trip opportunities will be offered throughout the year. Events will vary and may include:

  • October: National Principal Month, Oct 6th Family Mental Heath Night 5pm Register Now WAVA Anti-Bullying Month (wear blue on Oct 7th and orange on Oct 21st and share your story), Student Art Contest (Draw a Sudsley the Orca Pod Photo and submit to our WAVA Padlet with your name and grade between Oct 11-29), Fall Celebrations , Mindful Mondays begin, Costume Day October 28th

  • November: Thankful Week, Spirit Gear Sales, Music Night, PJ Day

  • December: Spelling Bee Sign-Ups, Holiday Celebrations, December Break Clubs

  • January: Cultural Fair, Spelling Bee Prep, Hat Day

  • February: Spelling Bee, Friendship Day, Spirit Gear sales round 2, WAVA Day

  • March: Science Fair, Leprechaun Trap Contest, Green Day

  • April: Talent Show, Spring Break Clubs, Creative Hair Day

  • May: Photo Contest, Graduation Promo, Prom, Clubs end, Sunglasses Day

  • June: Graduation, End of Year Staff Parade, Summer Clubs and Activities Promo

Please let us know if you would like to give a special shoutout to your teacher and let us know something special that is happening for your student! We would love to highlight your news here in our Spotlight each month! 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 2021-2022, please contact us!


Tutor Me for WAVA

Check it out! We are excited to partner with TutorMe to provide resources and tools in support to our Middle School and High School Age students. This service will be available to students soon and will provide skilled tutoring support in moments to your students 24 hours a day! Connect with a Tutor this month for your 8 hours of tutoring time and Dance Your Way to Prizes!!!

WAVA Operations, Enrollment, Assesments

Thank you for registering with WAVA. Our Operations and Enrollment Team members work hard each day to ensure our students can start school and enjoy the year. Thank you for your patience throughout the enrollment season and we look forward to a wonderful year.

Directory Opt Out Form:


Text Opt Out Form:


-Ms. Giske, WAVA Operations Manager

-Mr. Josh Gannis, WAVA Enrollment Manager

-Ms. Leah Androy, WAVA Office Manger


We are looking forward to seeing our students in grades 4-12 this October when we meet for Smarter Balanced and WCAS state testing. Information has been sent home, including your child's schedule and details, thank you for your patience and support. Out top priority is always your students health and safety and we will follow all state guidelines to ensure a successful and safe testing experience for your learner.

-Assessment Administrator, Danielle Beyer

Special Programs Support

Special Programs Team:

Special Programs Principal, Dolly Fernandes, has a wonderful team working with your students and supporting them on their education journey! We are looking forward to having you with us at WAVA!

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 -

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!

Success Stories

Do you have a Success Story you would like to share? Please share your story to: www.tinyurl.com/parent-shareastory

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: LeAnne Olson, (509) 826-7687, lolson@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: LeAnne Olson, (509) 826-7687, lolson@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.