Wayland Union High School

September 23, 2019

Homecoming Week Schedule - Update!

September 30, 2019

Dear WUS Families:

With a recent case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) found in Kent County last week and a non-human confirmation in Allegan County, we will be adjusting the athletic schedules to conclude before dusk based on recommendations from our state and county health departments.

· All athletic games will begin at 5:00pm (unless scheduled at an earlier time)

· Powder Puff bonfire on Wed. October 2 is canceled (Indoor Donuts/Cider after game)

· The Homecoming Parade on October 4 is canceled

· Homecoming football game will have a 5:00pm Kickoff

· Crowning ceremonies will be held during halftime after the band performance

Please note that these were difficult decisions to make but our primary concern is for the health and safety of our students, staff and coaches. We appreciate your understanding.

Follow these guidelines when spending time outdoors to reduce the risk of disease carried by mosquitoes:

· Apply insect repellents that contain the active ingredient DEET, or other U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registered product to exposed skin or clothing, and always follow the manufacturer's directions for use

· Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants when outdoors and apply insect repellent to clothing

· Maintain window and door screening to help keep mosquitoes outside

· Empty water from mosquito breeding sites around the home, such as buckets, unused kiddie pools, old tires or similar sites where mosquitoes may lay eggs

· Use nets and/or fans over outdoor eating areas

Please use the following website for guidance from the CDC on prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/easternequineencephalitis/gen/pre.html

Thank you,

Norman L. Taylor

Upcoming Events:


October 2: Student Count Day

October 5: Homecoming Dance

October 7: Parent Teacher Conferences

October 25: Picture Retakes

October 30: Half-day for students

October 31: Hallowed Halls

Spirit Week!

Monday, Sep. 30th, 7:30am

870 East Superior Street

Wayland, MI

Monday, September 30: Pajama Day

Tuesday, October 1: USA Day

Wednesday, October 2: Powder Puff/Jersey Day

Thursday, October 3: Showtime Day

Seniors: Star Wars

Juniors: Disney/Pixar

Sophomores: Marvel

Freshmen: Nickelodeon

Friday, October 4: Green and White Day

Powder Puff Game

Wednesday, Oct. 2nd, 5pm

870 East Superior Street

Wayland, MI

NEW GAME TIME IS 5:00pm! Senior girls take on the juniors on the football field!

Homecoming Dance

Saturday, Oct. 5th, 8pm

870 East Superior Street

Wayland, MI

Homecoming tickets will be on sale during lunches beginning September 23. Tickets are $10 each. The dance will be from 8:00 p.m. -11:00 p.m. in the Grand Hall of the Fine Arts Center.