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Welcome to the 22-23 School Year!


Posted Date: 06/22/2022

Welcome to the 22-23 School Year!

Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year!

We hope you are having a relaxing and fun-filled summer with family and friends. The start of a new school year is exciting for all of us and we have spent the summer eagerly preparing for your child. We look forward to sharing new learning experiences with each of you. 

Upcoming Dates:

  • June 24-July 17 - WES Office Closed

  • July 19 - Online Registration opens (you will receive an email from the district)

  • August 3 - Last day to register and be guaranteed transportation during the first two weeks of school. Otherwise, the first day for guaranteed transportation will be August 27.

  • August 4 - Transportation information available to parents through PowerSchool

  • August 5 - Teacher assignments are available to view in PowerSchool after 4:00pm

  • August 5 - New Student Screenings

  • August 9 - Meet Your Teacher Night, 5:30-7:00pm. This is a come and go event. You are welcome to bring your child’s school supplies.

  • August 11 - First Day of School for Grades 1-5

  • August 11, 12, & 15 - Kindergarten Screenings

  • August 12 - PTO Popsicles on the Playground for Kindergartners and their families

  • August 16 - First Day of School for Kindergarten

  • August 29 - Students who signed up for transportation after August X are guaranteed transportation

  • September 2 - Final deadline for online registration; accounts will be deactivated for those who have not completed registration

 

Online Registration: 

Online registration opens on Tuesday, July 19, 2022. Parents will receive an email that day with directions for how to begin the process. If you do not have internet access at home, you may access a computer at District Office, 1432 N. Andover Road, or at your child’s school beginning July 19. Through the registration process, parents/guardians are able to register their child, pay fees, sign up for transportation, and update personal information.

 

Fees:

All elementary students have a $100 enrollment fee and a $25 technology fee, for a total of $125.

All fees can be paid online through RevTrak, the district’s online payment processor. A 4 percent service fee is added for online payment. School-related fees also can be paid by bringing payment to the WES office (checks made payable to Wheatland Elementary). Transportation fees must be paid at the District Office, 1432 N. Andover Road (checks made payable to USD 385). 

 

Transportation:

Durham School Services provides transportation services for Andover Public Schools. Transportation is provided at no cost to students who live 2.5 miles or more from their school. Students who live closer than 2.5 miles are offered a fee based option of $275 per student, or a maximum of $400 per family to ride the bus. Transportation fees must be paid by the first full week of school to continue riding the bus. Please contact Durham School Services at 316-218-4621 if you have questions.

 

Health Office: 

Please complete your child’s health information in Health Office, our medical records management tool. It is important for us to have current student health information on record to best meet the needs of your child, especially in a medical emergency. There will be a link to this in Online Registration.

 

Therapy Dogs:

We have a therapy dog named Bailey and a ‘puppy-in-training’ with a goal of her becoming a therapy dog at WES part-time named Betty here at Wheatland. Bailey will primarily be in Mrs. Clausing’s resource room and Betty will primarily be in Mrs. Loeck’s art room. They may come to other rooms or be in the hallways at times. Their purpose is to provide social and emotional support to students.  

If your child is allergic to dogs or has anxiety about dogs, please let your child's teacher know so we can be aware of that and plan accordingly. If you sent information previously, you do not need to do so again unless you have new or additional information. If you have already notified us, we will take the same precautions based on your original feedback.

 

            Betty                                            Bailey

 

Attendance:

  • Late arrivals - If your child arrives after class has begun (8:45 am), please stop by the office and check your child in.

  • Releasing students early- If your child must leave school during school hours, a parent/guardian must come to the office to check them out. You may not remain in your vehicle and have your child sent out to you. If anyone besides the parent/guardian is to pick up your child, the school must have a signed note, email or phone call authorizing the release to this person. We thank you in advance for your cooperation as this aids in our focus on having a safe school for everyone.

  • Reporting absences - If your child will be absent for any reason, you must call the front office at (316) 218-4820 or email Claire at pruettc@usd385.org to report the absence. Simply notifying the child’s teacher does not mean your child will be marked correctly in the office. 

  • Attendance letters - Students are allowed a maximum of 10 excused absences per semester. If your child reaches 7 absences in a semester, you will receive a letter from the office. Any absence beyond the 10-day limit will require a doctor’s note.  Regular school attendance is vital for educational success. 

 

Helpful Links & Information 

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