Superintendent Update

Dr. Caroline Pate-Hefty, WUSD Superintendent

November 2022 In Review

On November 8th, residents voted and approved the renewal of the referendum, which was previously approved in 2018. WUSD relies on this funding to meet our operational needs to address the challenges of increasing costs and uncertain funding support from the state over the past decade.

As a result we are able to maintain:

  • Robust academic and athletic opportunities
  • Student support and mental health services
  • Comprehensive instructional and co-curricular programs
  • Technology and facilities infrastructure

We are incredibly appreciative of the input and feedback we received throughout this process. Thanks to your engagement, we were able to present a solution that made sense for our entire community. As always, thank you for your support of WUSD schools and the students we serve!

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Winter Weather Reminder

Each winter, families, students, and community members often inquire how the decision to close or delay school is made and communicated. Closing or delaying school is difficult on our families; we will utilize this option only when necessary for safety.

When we determine to close or delay school we work collaboratively with Nelson’s Bus Service, local township snowplow drivers and other area school districts. We make the call as early as possible. If conditions are not clear until the day or the weather event, the process initiates at approximately 3:00 AM. This is done to better assess the road conditions of the district as a whole, and account for in-city and rural routes. If the wind chill is sustained at -25° to -30°F or a Wind Chill Warning is issued, we will also consider closing, to ensure the safety of our students who may walk or wait at bus stops. (Of our approximately 2,100 students, approximately 900 ride buses and approximately 1,200 walk or drive/are driven to school.)

If school is delayed or closed, our goal is to make a decision by 5:30 AM, at the latest. We will broadcast the decision on television, radio stations, on our website and Facebook page. We will call, email and text a message to staff and families. If school is delayed due to inclement weather, morning 4K and early childhood sessions are canceled.

In addition to delaying or canceling school, there may be instances where we believe it is in the best interest of the safety of children to have an early release from school or to cancel after-school activities. When either of these situations occur, the after-school Parks and Recreation childcare programming at our elementary schools is also canceled.

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November 2022 - Educators of the Month

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Positive Happenings

2022-23 School Year Calendar

Upcoming Events

December 23-January 2: No School - Winter Break

January 25: 2nd Quarter Ends/1st Semester Ends

January 26 & 27: No School

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