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:
Signed Lease Agreement (verify dates are valid), Closing Document for new home purchase (settlement statement), or most recent Real Estate Property Tax Statement; and
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or
Dr. Rowe (email@example.com).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
The District website will be updated with any emergency school closing information. Please check on the homepage.
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.
WSD Board of Education Candidates 2019
Lakeview Elementary School
Asst. Principal, Dr. Laura Rowe