We are very excited for our students to return to in-person learning. Please be extra careful in the mornings as you are driving around town or on your way to work as we will have students walking/riding bikes to school starting Monday, October 5th.
Reminder that beginning Monday, October 5th, Waitsburg School District will return to an in-person hybrid model of learning. School begins at 8:30 am. Doors will open at 8:00 am for breakfast. Each student will be screened at the door before heading off to breakfast. If your student chooses not to have breakfast please arrive at 8:15 am to be screened and go straight to the classroom.
Beginning on Monday, October 5th, Waitsburg School District will be shifting from distance learning to a hybrid model. We will be returning to campus for in-person learning!!
This is a challenging year for all school districts. We have decided it is in the best interest of both school districts to not allow any new choice requests this year from each other. Parents can still choose to apply for choice transfers into other districts if they desire, but not between Waitsburg and Dayton. If a Waitsburg family attended Dayton last year they can continue in Dayton this year. If a Dayton family attended Waitsburg last year, they can continue in Waitsburg this year. We will revert to a case by case basis for the 2021 / 2022 school year. Sincerely, Guy Strot and Mark Pickel, Superintendents
Due to additional funding by USDA, Waitsburg School District will now offer free meals to ALL community children under the age of 18. Please contact Susan Wildey to sign up or to add additional meals to your current delivery. email@example.com OR (509) 337-6461 ext. 1312 Please note, meals will be delivered between 8am and 10am.
Reminder: Starting September 8th, WSD Nutritional Services will begin making home deliveries of meals. Drivers will be making the meal deliveries Monday through Thursday coinciding with our 2020-21 school calendar. Thursday deliveries will have two days worth of meals; one set for Thursday and one set for Friday. There are no deliveries on Fridays. If you would like to sign up to have meals delivered please visit our "News" feed, click on "WSD Meal Delivery Update", fill out the consent form, and return it to Susan Wildey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please turn in your consent form by Sept. 1st.
Attention parents/ guardians of Pre-K - 5th grade students: Waitsburg Elementary will be starting the school year with a "soft start". This means the first week of school (Sept. 8th-11th) teachers will be conducting parent/ teacher/ student conferences to go over class schedules, expectations, and distribute supplies. These conferences will be scheduled through Class Tag, our parent communication platform. You should be receiving an email no later than Monday, August 31st with your personal login info to set up these conferences. Please make sure your student is registered so we have the correct email info on file. Registration continues today and tomorrow from 9:00-11:00 and 1:00-3:00 in the MPR. We appreciate your patience through these challenging times.
Reminder: Preschool-5th Grade registration will be next Tuesday-Thursday 9:00-11:00 and 1:00-3:00 in the MPR. If you pre-registered last Spring you do not need to attend. If you are unsure if you pre-registered your student please call the office at 509-337-6461.
High School Registration will begin next Tuesday. Letters to returning students and their families were mailed home that included appointment dates and times. See the news section for more detailed information.
Check the news for an update on reopening for fall 2020 from the Superintendent.
The Fall Planning Survey for Parents/Guardians is now available. Please see news section for link to survey.
Waitsburg School District is hosting two virtual community forums on June 30 and July 8 to facilitate discussions and hear suggestions about school format and what are the public’s biggest concerns for school in the fall. We are planning for what returning to school in September will look like for students and staff. Current guidance from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction(OSPI) gives us parameters to work within, and it is critical to hear from families on their thoughts and feelings about reopening schools. The two sessions are identical, so you only need to attend one. You can register for the virtual session on our website, www.waitsburgsd.org. Also, we will be gathering feedback in more detailed family and staff surveys June 29 – July 3, which will be specific to student grade level and will further help guide planning for safely reopening schools in the age of COVID-19. Feedback is very important to help ensure students and staff have healthy learning and working environments. Waitsburg SD highly encourages participation in the survey, which will be sent to family and staff emails and be posted to the district website. We really value the input of our students, families and staff, and hope to receive a lot of feedback on how everyone is thinking about school in the fall.
We are working to develop a reopening plan for the fall. While there are many details that need to be ironed out, we invite parents/guardians to provide initial feedback via short survey. More information and link to survey in News section of district website.
Reminder: Learning packet drop-off is today from 8:00 am to noon.
Important Notice: If your household information has changed during COVID-19, please complete a NEW free and reduced meals application and submit to email@example.com. Application can be found on our website under quick links at the bottom of the home page.
Reminder: Learning packet pick-up and drop-off is today from 8:00 a.m. to noon.
Attention 8th Grade Students: Please check your school email regarding your movie selection for 8th Grade Promotion on June 1st.
Nutritional Services will not be providing meals on Monday, May 25th - Memorial Day.
Check out our News feed for updated information regarding Preschool & Kindergarten registration.
Reminder: Learning packet pick-up and drop-off is happening now! Two hours left to get your packets! WSD staff is here until noon.
Reminder: Elementary Learning Packet Pickup/Drop off will be Monday, 4/27 from 8am - 12pm in the bus loading/unloading area. Drive thru service. See you in the morning!
Reminder: Learning packet drop-off and pick-up will be this Monday, April 27th from 8:00 a.m. to noon.
New information about continuous learning for elementary parents for remainder of the school year is available in the news section.
Home Meal deliveries began this week. Reminder that meals are being delivered to homes between 9 am - 10 am, Monday - Thursday. Please see WSD news for more information.
Parents of students in grades 6-12: Please check out our News feed for information regarding learning packet drop-off and pick-up.
WHS will highlight our DW athletes and WHS seniors Friday, April 10th, through the Be The Light Movement that has swept through the U.S. The lights at the football stadium come on at 8:20 pm for 20 minutes. More info is on the news section of our website.
Starting April 20th WSD will be delivering meals to your doorstep. Please see our News feed for more information regarding the steps you need to take for meal deliveries.
Please check out our News Feed for information regarding the pick up of new learning packets.
Due to the Governors extension of the Stay At Home order the Prom scheduled for May 2 has been postponed until further notice. Our sincere apologies to students and parents - we look forward to this celebration and hope to be able to plan another event at a later time.
Waitsburg School District will be serving meals next Monday, April 6th through Thursday, April 9th (Spring Break). We will not be delivering a meal on Friday, April 10th, but will be delivering two sets of meals on Thursday the 9th.
New information regarding the school closure of Waitsburg Schools is located in the NEWS section. Please take a moment to read this important information.
Beginning today, March 17, Waitsburg School District will be delivering meals to specific locations throughout Waitsburg. Please see more information and drop off locations in the News
Kindergarten and Preschool registration will now be held on Monday, May 18th through Friday, May 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more info visit our News feed.
Effective immediately, spring sports for all DW athletic teams middle and high school are canceled. Updates will be posted as they become available. This means no practices, no contests and no access to school facilities during the statewide closure of all schools in WA.
Effective immediately, all Waitsburg School District extra-curricular activities are cancelled due to the statewide school closure.
Please check our News feed for a letter from the Superintendent regarding the mandatory school closure.
Governor Inslee Press conference has just announced all schools in the state of Washington will be closed beginning next Tuesday March 17 until Friday April 24. The first day potentially to return would be April 27. More information to follow in coming days.
Due to the Bluewood ski trip for the Waitsburg Middle School students there will be no middle school baseball practice today March 13th.
After careful consideration the Matbirds Wrestling tournament scheduled for this Saturday, March 14th has been cancelled.
OSPI has provided school districts with a K-12 Parent guide to help families understand the schools' role during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please check the link in the news section of our webpage. We will continue to update as new info becomes available.
Reminder: Thursday, March 5th is an early release. Middle and High School students will be released at 11:10 and Elementary students will be released at 12:10. Buses will depart at 12:15. No school on Friday, March 6th.
Waitsburg School District is working with Walla Walla County Health Officials regarding the COVID-19. Please visit our "News" feed at waitsburgsd.org to find out more information.
**DW GIRLS BB GAME POSTPONED** - The D-W High School Girls Basketball Game vs TC Prep today in Granger has been postponed due to weather and flooding conditions both communities are experiencing. The game will be played Monday Feb. 10th vs TCP @ Burbank High School, 6:00 PM.
***IN NEED OF HELP*** We just got word that there is a need for any able bodied person to help with sandbagging out by the pig barn. If you or anyone you know of who can help, please head out there. Thank you!
School Closed today due to area flooding.
Reminder: This Friday, February 7th is an early release due to staff in-service. Grades 6-12 will be released at 11:10, and grades K-5 will be released at 12:10.
We received a call today from LC that they do not have enough JV girls to play a whole game but would like to play 2 quarters. The JV girls game will begin at 3:30 PM. Bus time for JV has been adjusted to 1:45 PM. The varsity bus will leave at the scheduled time of 3:15.
Waitsburg School District will operate on a 2 hour delay this morning. There will be no AM Preschool.
Due to the high number of DW basketball player illnesses, tonight's basketball games vs Liberty Christian have been cancelled. The games will be rescheduled for a later date.
Reminder: The D-W Combine Committee Meeting will be held Monday December 16, at 6:00 pm at Preston Hall Middle School.
Santa photos taken last Friday, December 6th will be sent home with students tomorrow. Thank you to our food service staff for making this happen!
Reminder: Waitsburg School District has an early release this Friday, October 25th. Middle and high school students will be released at 11:10 and elementary students will be released at 12:10.
Our elementary students have officially started their Fall Fundraiser. Parents: Please check your students backpack for their fundraiser packets. Check out the new TEXT TO PAY feature, and register online @ www.ShopFund.com & let's raise money!
Friday, September 13th @ 9:00 a.m. Waitsburg School District had an evacuation fire drill. Our students did an excellent job exiting all three buildings!
SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM: Meals will be served in the Elementary Cafeteria located at 184 Academy St. Mondays–Fridays June 17th-August 16th. (No meal service on July 4th & 5th) Breakfast– 8:00 - 8:30 & Lunch– 11:30 -Noon. FREE meals available to ALL children 18 years and younger.