May 2021 WAVA Wave Newsletter

-WAVA Word of the Month is Confidence-

WAVA Head of School Message from Ms. Shelton

Ms. Summer Shelton and Sudsley

Susan Boyer, WAVA Director of Academics

Dear Students, Parents & Learning Coaches

Welcome to May! We look forward to a wonderful month building Confidence with each of you. Confidence is our WAVA Word of the Month for May. This is our last full month of school for the 2020-2021 year. We appreciate each of you and enjoy working with students each day. Thank you to our teaching staff as we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week in May. We are honored to have staff that is dedicated and committed to student success. We are WAVA and we believe that all students can succeed, no exceptions.

Below you will find updates from our teams for all grades, K-5, 6-8 and 9-12, info from our Flex Team, Community Activities, Stepping Up Info, Grad Info, Clubs, Testing updates and more. Visit the WAVA YouTube Channel check out the Why I WAVA Video, Clubs Video and Grab Your Spot video and be sure to Register for the upcoming year at WAVA. After you register if you are interested in Flex (our new flexible pathway) you can fill out the Flex Interest Form and our team will contact you. Thank you for choosing WAVA, we are thankful for you.

Susan Boyer

WAVA Director of Academics

Welcome to WAVA Flex, our team is looking forward to meeting you!

Welcome Ms. Rosie Bailer to the Flex Team!

Ms. Bailer is the new WAVA Flex Coordinator previously working as a WAVA Graduation Specialist! Ms. Bailer will be working with Ms. Ackerman our WAVA Flex Administrator as we introduce WAVA Flex for the 2021-2022 year! If you are interested in Flex, please fill out the interest form.

Ms. Tricia Diamond joins WAVA as the Assistant Principal for Grades K-5

Welcome Ms. Diamond to the WAVA Team! Ms. Diamond joins WAVA as a certificated administrator with experience both domestic and abroad, private and public. She believes that we all have a responsibility to prepare citizens with the ability to thrive locally, nationally, and internationally and has a personal mission to aid in reversing the systematic cycles of inequity. Her certifications and degrees come from Seattle University, Xavier University of Louisiana, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Leiden University, and Delft University of Technology.

Ms. Diamond speaks English, Dutch, Frisian, Lingala, and Hausa fluently.
Welcome to to 6th Grade! WAVA 5th Graders are Moving Up!!!
Welcome to May at WAVA High School with Principal Warren
Welcome 8th Graders to WAVA High School Video! 2021-2022

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!!!
Confidence is our WAVA Word of the month for May!
WAVA May Community Video

WAVA April Community Engagement News

Check the Social Spot the Social Spot Page has the highlighted events and activities for the month! Be sure to save this and add them to your calendar!

Welcome to May! This month Registration is still open, be sure to Grab Your Spot and Save Your Spot for 2021-2022. Spaces are going quickly so be sure to Save Your Spot! WAVA is looking forward to having you back! We are introducing the Flex Program for 2021-2022 year for those interested in more flexible learning and independence. Be sure to fill out the survey if you are interested in Flex and meet our new Flex Team! On our K12 App you will find the Learning Coach Community for WAVA, we hope to see you there. Check it out and connect with others in your grade! Each month we have virtual experiences, Spirit Days, seasonal focused events, Clubs, Activities and more! This month we have Teacher Appreciation Week, Prom Events, a Tulip Festival Virtual Trip, Memorial Day Photo Contest all Month, and more! We are here to connect with you! If you have experience with WAVA and want to be a Wavemaker to mentor other LC’s give us a shout! Be sure to fill out the optional WAVA Family Directory! Please let us know if you would like to give a special shoutout to your teacher and how let us know something special that is happening for your student! We would love to highlight your news here in our Staff Spotlight each month! If you are a Learning Coach interested in being on our Parent Advisory Council for 2021-2022, please contact us!

HS ASB Corner:

Did you know that our High School has an amazing group of Student Leaders along with Advisor Mr. Humphreys that help run our ASB! This group of leaders and students collaborate to help create and run student lead ideas and activities throughout the year! Meet each Monday at 2pm with ASB! This month is a scavenger hunt theme and games! If you are in HS and want to become involved, check it out!

WAVA Clubs Video, Come and Join us!
WAVA Science Fair

Principal Warren is Excited for the Class of 2021

Thank you Class of 2021 and all WAVA High School students for your hard work all year long! We are so proud of your accomplishments. We look forward to honoring our WAVA Graduates with a special ceremony June 6th. At WAVA we are working to prepare students from Middle School and Beyond to reach graduation and we have support in place with our team of Graduation Specialists. We are proud of every student and excited for your future.
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WAVA Operations, Enrollment, Assesments

Registration is open, be sure you Grab and Save Your Spot!

Be sure to Grab Your Spot for 2021-2022. If you have questions about the Re-Registration Process; where it is completed or who is able to complete the process online, refer to the Re-Registration: Before you get started article. If you are interested in the Flex Program Option be sure to fill out the interest form.
What are the steps of the Re-Registration process?
What are the required documents that I need to submit to complete Re-Registration?

-Ms. Giske, WAVA Operations Manager

Assessments and Testing:

This email is a reminder that annual Smarter Balanced and WCAS Science state testing has been postponed until Fall 2021. We will continue with the required ELL and AIM testing this spring, but all other state required standardized testing will be rescheduled after the start of next school year.

Current 11th and 12th Grade Students: Please check in with your Graduation Specialist for information on how to stay on track for graduation. We have options to help you graduate on time, even if you haven’t yet taken or passed the Smarter Balanced exams!

Current Grades 3-11th Grade Students: All testing this spring has been postponed to fall 2021 due to the COVID19 emergency. You will receive more information and your testing schedule after school starts in the fall. Testing dates are not set, but will likely be sometime in October or November. Please note that the fall testing window will not replace next spring’s testing, and you will be scheduled to test twice next year – once in the fall to make up for 2021, then again in spring 2022 for our regularly scheduled state standardized testing.

You can follow these links for more information on OSPI's guidance to schools:


As an online choice school serving students state-wide, we have a unique opportunity to maintain standards of instruction and continue to facilitate learning during this challenging time. Please continue to attend your classes and work toward your education.

We want all our families, staff, and students to stay safe. During this difficult time, please continue to take the same necessary steps to protect yourself against coronavirus that we take to prevent the spread of illnesses such as the flu.

All individuals are encouraged to:

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

While these measures are simple, they work.

Washington Virtual Academies and Insight Washington encourages the use and promotion of verified sources of information about the flu and coronavirus. On the national level, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides “Guidance for School Administrators to Help Reduce the Spread of Seasonal Influenza in K-12 Schools” on its website ( and information on the rapidly changing coronavirus situation (

We will miss seeing your faces this spring, but look forward to being a continued resource for you as you complete this school year. It is our hope that we will be able to provide this educational service next year, and look forward to seeing everyone.

Stay safe and healthy, and continue to reach out to your Teachers, Advisors, and Graduation Specialists for support.

-Ms. Beyer, WAVA Assessment Administrator

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Special Programs Support

Get to know Special Programs Assistant Principal Jennifer Tubbs:

Special Programs Team:

Special Programs Principal, Dolly Fernandes, and Special Programs Assistant Principal, Jennifer Tubbs, have a wonderful team working with your students and supporting them on their education journey! Stay tuned for a Spring Special Programs Night for WAVA Families!

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.

Learning Coach Family Directory

If you would like to connect with other Learning Coaches in similar grades and situations you can complete this optional LC Directory that will be available on our website, the WAVA Bulletin. This is optional and not required.

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 2020-2021 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 2019-2020

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:
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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, 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: LeAnne Olson, (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