Message from the Superintendent
Dear Waverly Families,
I hope this letter finds you and your family enjoying the first signs of spring. Spring in Waverly Community Schools brings a flurry of activity. Spring sports, performing arts performances, academic award ceremonies, National Honor Society Induction, graduation preparation, and many other special events add to the excitement of this time in our school year.
Online Enrollment 18-19
In order to make enrollment easier and more efficient for families, we are happy to announce that a new online registration system will be implemented for the 2018 – 19 school year. When enrolling your child, or updating their information, you may use a computer device or a smart phone. Our incoming kindergarten students will be the first group to pilot this system this spring. In the fall, parents will get a link to update all of their student information. Stay tuned……
IMPORTANT SOC INFORMATION:
The status of how many Schools of Choice students we accept changes each year. Our enrollment for the 17-18 school year is as high as it has been in ten years. This year we will be accepting SOC applications for limited spots in the following grades:
Kindergarten, sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth
If you were a resident of WCS during the 17-18 school year and have moved out of district, you will have to fill out a Schools of Choice application for your student to remain in the district (there is a different policy for students who will be seniors). Please be advised that if you have moved out of district, and your student is in a grade that we are NOT accepting applications, your student will not be enrolled in the 18-19 school year.
If your child is currently an enrolled SOC student, they may remain a student in the district until they graduate.
Windemere View demolition
Windemere View Elementary was closed in June 2011 due to declining enrollment in Waverly. The school has been unoccupied since that time. We conducted space audits, analyzed enrollment trends, and held community forums in order to make an informed decision about what the future held for this building. At the March 2018 Board of Education meeting, BOE members voted to accept a bid to demolish this building. Although this is a bittersweet decision…..it is the best decision for the district and the Ravenswood’s neighborhood. This land will become “green space.” If you have any questions about this process, please feel free to give me a call or an email.
A special shout out to Coach Jeffry Parks (WHS teacher) and the Waverly Error 404 Robotics team. The team competed in their First Robotics Competition in March, and won “Rookie Inspiration Award.”
Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS)
This fall, Shannon Huff joined Waverly as our new District Discipline Supervisor. A large part of this position is helping our staff implement PBIS in all of our school buildings. What is PBIS? PBIS is a proactive and preventative school-wide system intended to create a positive climate, with improved behavioral, social, emotional, and academic outcomes for ALL students. This approach is intended to teach our students appropriate behavior in all environments.
Want to know more about Waverly Community Schools?
Please check out our website www.waverlycommunityschools.net or our Facebook page “Waverly Community Schools.”
Thank you for your partnership and support!
Kelly Blake, Superintendent