Summer WAVA Wave Newsletter

-Welcome to Summer Break at WAVA-

Happening This Month

Welcome to Summer!

We hope you have time to relax and enjoy some summer fun! Many of you may be doing summer classes or camps and keeping busy with sports or hobbies! We do have several ways to stay busy while connecting with others at WAVA. See below for ways to stay involved, check out the video updates and more! Have a great summer WAVA!

  • Summer greeting from staff video
  • View the 2023-2024 Academic Calendar here
  • Check out some of the ways students can communicate, post messages to the WAVA Padlet and share about your summer and what you are up to! For the gamers out there, you can connect on our Gaming Padlet, post your game of choice tag and start playing with fellow WAVA students. If you are an artist and want to draw and share with others about your art you can post to the Art padlet. Do you love to bake and want to share with fellow students, post to the Baking padlet.
  • Bookmark the Clubs, Competitions and Activities page for K12 and look for potential ways to stay involved as an online learner,
  • Congratulations to our Robotics students that have placed in the Top rounds Nationally and will be going to Washington D.C. this summer in July! We look forward to cheering you on. If you are interested in participating in a WAVA Club starting in the Fall and running through the end of May, you can view the current list on the WAVA Bulletin Board Clubs page. We look forward to another great year of clubs with you!
  • Our Graduation is complete for the class of 2023! You can view the ceremony here.
  • Do you have a unique story to share and you want to spread it across the news! Our PR team at K12/Stride wants to know! Submit here
  • You can continue to give back to the community through WAVA and donate to food banks across WA state this summer, here.
  • This summer you can experience park picnics across Washington with WAVA students and families! Check out the list of outings here and locations below. These are optional events and suggested locations to meet with other WAVA families and students on the dates listed from 11:30-1:30pm. Bring your own picnic and enjoy som summer sun

Summer Dates:

06/01: Check the Outing List for Summer Park Days from June-August

06/11: WAVA Graduation Ceremony video

06/16: End of year Summer Farewell from Staff Video

06/20: Learn more about CTE at WAVA

06/22: WAVA 2023-24 Info Session, Learn more about WAVA

06/30: Learn about a Club Week, checkout clubs for Fall

07/06: Summer Sizzle, share your summer pics and trips on the padlet

07/17: Project Elevate Day, Share a special story with our Stride Media Team

07/16-07/19: WAVA Robotics National Trip, watch on FB

07/31: Sunglasses Spirit Day, share to the padlet

08/02: Check the outings for Summer Park Days

08/15: Visit Helpful Links and get ready for school to start soon

08/30: Are you ready for school to start, mark important dates on the calendar

09/08: WAVA Back to School Picnic Days

09/25: Clubs begin to promote and meet

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

Happy Summer WAVA students and families!

WAVA Open House Info 2023-2024

WAVA Elementary Information on Enrollment Live Event
WAVA Open House Info Session

WAVA Career and Technical Education

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Re-Register for WAVA 2023-24

WAVA Enrollment and Re-Registration News with Student Matthew Gobea

Summer 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.



WAVA Clubs Schedule

K12 Student Engagement

WAVA Bulletin Board

WAVA Facebook

WAVA Instagram

WAVA YouTube

​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!

WAVA Clubs

Graduation is Complete! Congratulations Class of 2023!

WAVA Complete Graduation Ceremony Video

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

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.

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