May 2023 WAVA Wave Newsletter

-Welcome to our month of "7 Mindsets Review"-

Happening This Month

Welcome to May 2023. Spring testing is here. This month our WAVA staff and new Testing Coordinator Alyson Kerley are busy meeting with students at various testing sites across WA state. We know that testing can be a busy time for students grades 3rd to 8th. Our team of staff has helpful reminders and tips for your students in this Testing Video. May also is our last full month of school! We encourage all students to have a strong end of the year, make sure to attend classes, connect with your teachers, join a club, and finish strong! WAVA Staff Appreciation is this month, we will be celebrating our amazing team of teachers and staff from May 8th to 12th. Look for our Staff Appreciation ideas to share a Thank You! This month we have many things to be thankful for as a school. Our Esports Team has placed in Championships for the Spring League and will represent in All Stars, CTSO students have place Nationally in competitions, we have WAVA in the National Spelling Bee, Class of 2023 students to recognize all month and more.

This month is 7 Mindset Review. Think of ways you can show various strengths of 7 mindset throughout May. Take a moment to learn more or attend a 7 Mindset session with your counselor, We hope you have a wonderful month of May, thank you for choosing WAVA.


WAVA Executive Director, Susan Boyer

05/01: Check the Outing List for outings happening this week and throughout the year

05/05: Make sure Senior photos and slides are shared

05/01-05/19: Spring Testing Time, video

05/01-05/08: Students Grades 9-12 Apply for Student Advisory here

05/05-05/07: Esports All Star Weekend, watch live

05/08-05/12: WAVA Staff Appreciation Week "Thank My Teacher Account"

05/08: Send a Virtual Flower Day to Teachers

05/09: Virtual Treat Day: share a virtual Treat with your Teacher

05/10: Poem Day: Write a poem for your teacher, share on the padlet

05/11: Art Day: share a drawing or art with your teacher

05/12: Sharing Day: share a post on the WAVA padlet/FB/Insta about your teacher!

05/14: Happy Mother's Day WAVA

05/15: Learn more about CTE at WAVA

05/17: WAVA 2023-24 Info Session, Learn more about WAVA *remember to re-register

05/18: National Acceptance and Awareness Recognition

05/19: Join a Club Week, click a link and pop-in to any club

05/19: Senior Outing Days! check the outing list

05/22: Project Elevate Day, Share a special story with our Stride Media Team

05/23: Graduation Planning: Check email and Bulletin for reminders

05/31: Sunglasses Spirit Day, share to the padlet

06/11: WAVA Class of 2023 Graduation

Follow our Stride Student Instagram Channel! @stridestudent

We are so excited to announce we have a Stride Student Engagement Instagram Channel! You can find us @stridestudent

Join Learning Coach Community for WAVA on the K12 App or OLS, Social Sessions every Tuesday on Zoom. Download the K12 app, log in using your Learning Coach credentials and join the National LC Community. #learningcoachlife

Learn more at

WAVA Testing Site Info

WAVA Testing Site and Proctor Info
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WAVA Open House Info 2023-2024

WAVA Open House Info Session

WAVA Staff Appreciation Week May 8-12

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WAVA Career and Technical Education

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Counselors at WAVA

Meet your WAVA Counselors. Learn more about what our counselors can support you with and also about our Social and Emotional Learning, 7 Mindsets and the activities, assemblies and chats available to your students. Check with your teacher, the counselor page or the SEL and 7 Mindsets page on our WAVA Bulletin.

Re-Register for WAVA 2023-24

WAVA Enrollment and Re-Registration News with Student Matthew Gobea

May Community Engagement

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 Clubs may include options in Gaming, Art, Baking, Music, ASB, SkillsUSA, GLSEN, Social Chats and Esports. This month on the OLS you will find announcements about a Live Baking Challenge, Photo and Innovation Challenge and club options to join.

CTSO Form:



WAVA Clubs Schedule

K12 Student Engagement

WAVA Bulletin Board

WAVA Facebook

WAVA Instagram

WAVA YouTube

WAVA Events:

  • May: Photo Contest, Senior Outing, Clubs end, Sunglasses Day

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

​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!

Community Engagement Clubs and Activities

WAVA Grad Planning Info

WAVA Grad Info Udpates for April and May

Graduation Planning Class of 2023

Graduation Reminders:

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! This month look for our Live Baking Challenge on FB, Photo Challenge, clubs posted to the OLS Announcements, photo challenges and more! Social Engagement

Newsletter and National Contest Winner News.

WAVA Clubs Schedule and Info

Make sure to bookmark our WAVA Bulletin Board website and the Clubs Page for the monthly updates! You can find information on our WAVA Clubs that meet each week including the days, times and links. You can also find out information on National Clubs with Stride and how to access these through the OLS Announcements and Social Engagement Newsletters.

Outings Coming Up

WAVA Gaming Club
WAVA Clubs

Stride Tutoring

Check it out! We are excited to offer Stride Tutoring to provide resources and tools in support to our Middle School and High School Age students. This service will be available to students through our Stride OLS offerings.

Testing and Assessment Update

Welcome to WAVA Alyson Kerley as our WAVA Assessment Coordinator.

Alyson graduated with a bachelor's degree in history from Texas A&M University, and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in online education from Southern New Hampshire University. She has worked in education for 7 years, starting her career as a brick & mortar teacher in middle school and growing into an administrative role in online education with Stride. Her passion for education extends beyond her professional life. She is an avid reader, a curious learner, and is constantly seeking new opportunities to expand her knowledge and skills. She firmly believe that education is the key to unlocking one's full potential and is committed to sharing this belief with others. When not working, you can find Alyson gardening or hanging around the homestead with her husband, 2 children, 1 dog, 25 chickens, 6 goats, 4 sheep – and the list continues to grow.

Washington students in grades 3-8 and 10 take in-person state assessments in English/Language Arts and Mathematics. Students in grades 5, 8, and 11 also take an in-person exam in Science. Students in Grades 11 and 12 who have not previously passed the ELA and Math exams are also allowed to attempt them again to meet graduation assessment pathway requirements. WAVA will administer the spring tests between April 24 and May 19, 2023.

WAVA offers 30 testing sites across the state to ensure that you will not have to travel more than one hour to attend any required exams. The attached 2022-2023 Family State Testing Guide contains a list of all the cities where we have testing sites in Appendix D. If have any conflicts with your assigned site, this list can help you determine if another site may be more convenient for you.

Before we can schedule students for testing, the first step is to confirm that you are assigned to a testing site that is reasonable based on where you live. This is your opportunity to review the location we plan on scheduling your testing, and either lock it in or request a change based on your needs.

On Friday, December 2nd, emails will begin to go out from asking you to review and confirm your assigned spring testing site. Please take a moment to review your site and confirm it. Use the list in Appendix D of the 2022-2023 Family State Testing Guide to review other locations if needed. Select Agree if the site is fine. If you need to request a change, select Do Not Agree and add a note listing your preferred location or change request. Your comments will be reviewed and we will work with you to make sure you are assigned at an appropriate site.

Please save a copy of the attached 2022-2023 Family State Testing Guide. This manual is for your reference and contains a lot of helpful information about how state testing is scheduled and provided at our school.

WAVA Office and Enrollment

WAVA 22-23 Academic Calendar

WAVA Parent Studen Handbook

Enrollment and Registration Contact Us Information:

Contact WAVA:

Ms. Giske, Operations Manager

Ms. Leateota, Assistant Operations Manager

Ms. Andoy, Office Manager

Special Programs Support

Special Programs Team:

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 -

Success Stories

Do you have a Success Story you would like to share? Please share your story to: Project Elevate

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.

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!

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: Brittney Richter, (509) 826-7687, or WAVA Family Resource Coordinator: Kathy Swartz, (253) 682-7906,; and Section 504 Coordinator: John Holcomb, (509) 826-8342, , P.O. Box 833, Omak, WA 98841 or WAVA 504 Coordinator, Scott VanGerpen, (253) 591-6888

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: Brittney Richter, (509) 826-7687,; Coordinador de recursos familiares, Kathy Swartz, (253) 682-7906,; y el Coordinador de la sección 504: John Holcomb, (509) 826-8342,, P.O. Box 833, Omak, WA 98841 or WAVA Coordinador de la sección 504, Scott VanGerpen, (253) 591-6888