The Lion's Roar Newsletter

February 2019 Parent Newsletter-Volume 9, Issue 6

Kindergarten Registration Information

Dates have been set for the Wentzville School District registration/screening process. This event is for all children who will turn five before August 1, 2019. If your child has not been screened at the Parents as Teachers office or his/her preschool this year, appointments are required and can be made by contacting the Parents as Teachers office at 327-3863, ext. 22281. You can also request a screening through the website: wentzville.k12.mo.us> Schools> Parents as Teachers> Kindergarten Screening> Request a Kindergarten Screening. Screening appointments are filled on a first come, first served basis. While every effort will be made to accommodate you at your child’s school registration date, it is a possibility that you may have to complete a screening on one of the other dates. We will begin taking appointments on Monday, December 3, 2018.


ALL SCREENING AND REGISTRATION APPOINTMENTS WILL BE AT BERREY-PLACE CENTER #1 CAMPUS DRIVE, WENTZVILLE, MO 63385


Registration/Screening dates are as follows:


  • Boone Trail, Thursday, January 24, 2019

  • Crossroads, Tuesday, February 12, 2019

  • Discovery Ridge, Tuesday, January 29, 2019

  • Duello, Wednesday, February 6, 2019

  • Green Tree, Thursday, February 21, 2019

  • Heritage, Tuesday, February 5, 2019

  • Lakeview, Wednesday, February 13, 2019

  • Peine Ridge, Thursday, January 31, 2019

  • Prairie View, Monday, February 25, 2019

  • Stone Creek, Tuesday, February 19, 2019

  • Wabash, Wednesday, January 23, 2019


The day of the screening/registration parents should bring:

  • The child to be screened;

  • Two proofs of residency:

  1. Signed Lease Agreement (verify dates are valid), Closing Document for new home purchase (settlement statement), or most recent Real Estate Property Tax Statement; and

  2. Current utility bill, cable bill, official mail from federal or state agency, or most recent personal property tax paid receipt;

  • Child’s most current immunization records (doctor’s records, doctor verified form, etc.);

  • Official copy of child’s birth certificate (requested but not required);

  • Parent’s driver’s license or photo identification (requested but not required);


If you do not have a Missouri birth certificate, you may obtain one at a cost of $15 from the St. Charles County Community Health/Environment-Vital Statistics Office, 1650 Boone’s Lick, St. Charles, MO 63301-2245, or by calling (636) 949-7400 for more information.


You may also visit them on the web at http://www.sccmo.org >Residents > Administration & Records > Vital Records > Obtain a Birth Certificate > How to Obtain Records > Application Process


To obtain your Real Estate Property Tax Statement you may visit http://assessor.sccmo.org/assessor > Real Estate > Property Database Search > Enter Your Home Address > Search > Details > (scroll down to) Real Estate Tax Data (click on Property Tax Data) > Tax Year 2018 > Print


This information is also available on the WSD website.

LVE Library News

Throughout the month of February, the library will be busy with many special events for our students and their families:


February 8 - Battle of the Books Teacher Competition

February 14 - Six Flags Read to Succeed forms are due to classroom teachers

February 20 - Lakeview vs. Heritage Battle of the Books at Lakeview

February 25 - March 1 - Book Fair & Read Across America Week

February 26 - February 28 - Dino-Mite Donuts with Someone Special

Six Flags Read to Succeed Program

The Six Flags Read to Succeed program offers students in Grades K-6 the opportunity to read and earn a ticket to the theme park. Click here to access the family letter and reading log. Please review the requirements, start reading and logging minutes, and return the log to your child's classroom teacher by the February 14, 2019, due date.

Summer Journey

WSD is pleased to offer a Summer School Program for K-8 students called Summer Journey. This summer offering is free of charge for our families. Summer Journey is an exciting approach to learning for our students. This summer school program provides an opportunity for students to engage in over 60 hours of enrichment and to review and apply previously learned skills and knowledge. The academic courses include hands-on instruction centered in reading, language arts, math, science and social studies in a relaxed format (no homework or tests for grades).



DATES: June 3 - June 27. School will be in session Monday - Thursday.


LOCATIONS: Summer Journey will be held at five elementary schools and Frontier Middle School. Placement of your student will depend on where he/she will attend school in August 2019.


TIMES: 8:20 AM - 3:20 PM for incoming Kindergarten through sixth grade students; 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM for incoming seventh and eighth grade students.


WSD's Summer Journey partner, Catapult Learning, will provide gift cards to students who meet attendance criteria.


For more information, please visit the WSD Website.

Seeking Lunch and Recess Supervisor

We are still looking to fill one lunch and recess supervisor opening at Lakeview. Our lunch and recess supervisors work from 10:15 AM to 1:15 PM each day and assist with supervision on late start mornings. This position is paid an hourly wage. We have been very fortunate to have had these positions filled by many wonderful Lakeview parents, and we hope to continue that tradition. If you are interested and/or would like additional information, please contact Mr. Holler (douglasholler@wsdr4.org) or

Dr. Rowe (laurarowe@wsdr4.org).

WSD Inclement Weather/School Closing Information

Timely communication with our District families is always a priority, but especially important in emergency school closing situations. If WSD schools are forced to close due to inclement weather or other factors (i.e., power outages, water main breaks) parents/guardians and students will be notified in the following ways:


District Phone Call/Text/Email

The Wentzville School District utilizes Blackboard, a mass communication broadcast system that allows school administrators to notify all households by phone, text and email within minutes of an emergency or unplanned event that causes early dismissal or school cancellation. The service may also be used occasionally by individual schools to communicate general announcements or reminders. Please be sure to notify the school office about any change in your personal contact information. You always have the option of how you would like to receive notifications (you can turn off the call and only receive texts and/or emails for example). Simply contact the Community Relations office to change your delivery preferences by calling 636/327-3800, ext. 20357 or email kathleendelaquil@wsdr4.org.


TV/Radio

When inclement weather causes the District to cancel school or dismiss classes early, please check the following television and radio stations for school closing information.

KTVI - TV Channel 2 KMOX Radio 1120 AM

KMOV - TV Channel 4 KWRE Radio 730 AM

KSDK - TV Channel 5 KFAV Radio 99.9 FM

These TV and radio stations also have websites with the same school closing information. Look for the Wentzville R-IV School District. Please be advised that individual schools will not be listed separately, closings will always be listed as the Wentzville R-IV School District.


Website

The District website will be updated with any emergency school closing information. Please check on the homepage.


Social Media

The WSD has its own Facebook page (Wentzville School District) be sure to “like” us! It's a great way to keep up to date with the latest happenings in the District, complete with pictures. You can also follow the District on Twitter, just search for WSDinfo or Instagram (wsdschools). All three social media sites will be used not only to keep community members informed about the latest news in the District, but in the event of a school closing or emergency, this will be yet another means of communicating quickly and efficiently.

WSD App Push Notification
The WSD has an app you can download and choose to follow your child's school. The app will be an additional notification tool used in the event of a school closing or emergency to send followers a push notification directly to your phone. You can download the WSD app from iTunes or Google Play.

WSD SEEKS COMMUNITY INPUT TO HELP SHAPE FIVE-YEAR PLAN

The Wentzville School District is seeking input from all stakeholders – students, parents, employees, and community members – to help shape the District’s next five-year Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP). The District has scheduled three community engagement meetings called Guiding Principles for our Schools (GPS), to help inform stakeholders and provide a platform for feedback to set positive goals, define priorities and determine standards for the students and schools in the WSD.


Because of its sustained growth, the Wentzville School District faces some unique challenges but also has some unique opportunities. The goal of GPS is to bring together a diverse, thoughtful group of residents who will provide input that will be used to create the next CSIP, which is used to guide curriculum, professional development, financing priorities, staffing and the overall culture and strategic focus for the Wentzville School District. The WSD is inviting a broad-based coalition of citizens, staff, community members, and students to participate in the GPS process.


There will be three initial GPS meetings and the public is invited and encouraged to attend. These will be structured, “results focused” sessions where attendees will work together to reach a consensus on the topics and questions presented. The final GPS meeting is scheduled for February 12th – Community, Culture, and Safety & Security


“I’m so proud of where we’ve been and what our students and staff have accomplished over the last five years,” said Superintendent Dr. Curtis Cain. “The time has come to realign our focus and our priorities and this strategic process will only be effective if our stakeholders take the time to weigh in. Our growth certainly presents challenges, but it also presents opportunities. I’m confident that together we can develop a plan that will continue to move this great District forward, providing world-class learning opportunities that will prepare our students for success.”


The recommendations from the GPS meetings will be incorporated into the District’s CSIP, which will then be presented to the Board of Education for consideration. All GPS meetings will start at 7:00 p.m. and will be held in the commons at Timberland High School, 559 E. Highway N Wentzville, MO 63385. For those who are unable to make it to the meetings in person, there will be an opportunity to follow and weigh in on the District's Facebook page.


Link to additional information about GPS

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WSD Board of Education Candidates 2019

The biographies that have been submitted from this year's Board of Education candidates have been posted on the WSD website: https://tinyurl.com/WSDboardCandidates2019. The biographies are posted exactly as they are received from the candidates as an opportunity for stakeholders to learn more about who is running for the Board of Education. Seven candidates will be on the ballot for two open seats in the April 2, 2019 election. The open seats are currently held by Dale Schaper and Jennifer Simpson, and each open seat is for a three-year term. Simply click on the candidate's name under their photo to view his/her submitted biography. #GrowingTogether