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Bus Routes for 2016-17 Transportation Letter
Parents,

Your child has been invited to participate in a program called the BackPack Program™.

This program is a partnership between the Waverly School District and the Food Bank of the Southern Tier.

The BackPack Program™ will provide a bag of non-perishable food* to your child each Friday afternoon for him or her to eat over the weekend. The food will be given to your child at the end of the day and is not intended to be opened until your child is home. The program is scheduled to begin in October and will continue throughout the 2016-2017 school year.

We hope that you will tell us how this program is working out for you. We ask that you complete a brief survey once per year to help us evaluate food choices and determine if this program is helpful to you and your child. Please feel free to contact us at any time with any thoughts or suggestions that you might have.

To enroll your child in the program, please contact Kelly Goodwin at kgoodwin@gstboces.org. You must complete the enrollment form and return it to your child's teacher or mail it to the address below. A waiting list will be kept if we have more applicants the spots available in the program. Participants will be determined on a first come, first serve basis.

Download the Enrollment Form (Microsoft Word .docx)

Mail completed enrollment form to:
Waverly High School
1 Frederick Street
Waverly, NY 14892
ATTN: Kelly Goodwin

Ninth-grade Leadership CREW Block Parties will be held on Wed. Sept. 14th and 21st.

All freshmen students will attend one of the two dates. Permission slips will be available at the ninth-grade orientation on Wed. Aug. 31st 6:30-8PM at the high school.

High School Students, Parents, and Families:

As you prepare for the upcoming school year, please use this Course Supply List that has been developed by your teachers.

All students have selected their courses for 2016-17, and a copy of that was mailed home in the spring. This should be used as a guideline for your purchases.

A preliminary schedule, and summer information letter will be mailed home to all students in grades 9-12 during the week of August 8th. Letters and schedules will be mailed each day that week by grade level. If your child does not receive this mailing by Wednesday, August 17th, please contact the main office at 565-8101 or the guidance office at 948-0001 to receive a copy.

The first day of school is Wednesday, September 7th for all students.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please don't hesitate to call the High School Office at 565-8001 or Guidance Office at 948-0001.

Enjoy the remainder of your summer!


Grade 7 and 8 Students, Parents, and Families:

Here is the letter you will soon be receiving in the mail with information for the upcoming school year. Please refer to this for teacher names, supply information and important dates.

Download 8th Grade Letter
Download 7th Grade Letter

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Middle School Office at 565-3410 or Guidance office at 948-0001.

SUPPLY LISTS FOR GRADES 5 and 6
Pencils
Pens
Highlighters
Notebooks 3-4
Organizer with folders (trapper keeper)
Thumb drive

ELM STREET SUPPLY LISTS
Second Grade
Pencils
Erasers
Large Pencil Box to hold items
Small pencil sharpener
Glue sticks
2 Composition Notebooks
1 Spiral Bound Notebook
1 package loose-leaf paper (wide rule)
Crayons
Scissors
Package of Dry Erase Markers
Package of Highlighters
2 Pocket Folders

Third Grade
Pencils: number 2 (no mechanical pencils)
Colored Pencils (NO crayons or markers)
4 pack of post it notes
5 highlighters
Scissors
2 Glue Sticks
Lined loose leaf paper (wide ruled)
Erasers (pencil top and regular)
White board marker (EXPO works best)
White board eraser
1 Spiral bound 100 sheet notebook (wide ruled)
1 composition note book (wide ruled)
6 two pocket folders

Fourth Grade
Pencils (no mechanical pencils)
1 Dry erase marker
4 one subject notebooks
5 folders of various colors
Erasers
Red pen
Loose-leaf paper (wide rule)
Crayons
Glue sticks
Small pencil sharpener
2 pkgs. 3 X 5 index cards
1 protractor
Optional: (these items are available in the classroom)
Scissors
Rulers
Highlighters
Markers
Calculator

Note: No Trapper Keepers!

NOTE TO ALL STUDENTS:
All students are required to have an art shirt. Any type of clothing that adequately covers their normal school shirt will do. No vinyl. Please label with student name.

All students are required to have sneakers on gym days.

**Please replenish supplies throughout the year as needed.


SUPPLY LISTS FOR KINDERGARTEN AND FIRST GRADE
Pre-K will need the following:
  • Backpack large enough to fit a folder
  • 2 packages of Elmer's glue sticks
  • 1 bottle of Elmer's glue
  • 1 box of tissues
  • One 24 count pack of Crayola crayons
Kindergarten will need the following:
  • Elmer's Glue Sticks
  • Tissues
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Standard size Book Bag (big enough to fit a 9" x 12" homework folder)
First Grade will need the following:
  • Glue Sticks
  • Scissors (Fiskars brand)
  • Crayons
  • Pencils (No mechanical)
  • Eraser
  • 1 Marbled Composition Notebook
  • 1 Folder
  • Pencil box or bag
  • Box of tissues
  • Black Dry Erase Markers
Letters will be sent home periodically throughout the year when supplies may be needed for all grades.
Get EOP Headstart information

Waverly Middle School identified as Focus School by the New York State Department of Education

District officials have been notified by the New York State Department of Education that Waverly Middle School has been identified as a Focus School and the district as a Focus District due to students with disabilities not making sufficient progress on the New York State English/Language Arts and math assessments.

"It is unfortunate - but opportunistic - that the school will have this label," said Superintendent Randy Richards. "I am disappointed for the students, staff and community. However, I have been involved in similar issues before and I am confident that in the end, our educational program instruction and student learning and achievement will be better for it," Dr. Richards said.

According to Dr. Richards, the next steps in the process include an Integrated Intervention Team (IIT) from the state Education Department visiting the district in May to look at practices and determine recommendations for improvement. The IIT, using a review model, will look at broad areas including instruction, decision making processes, leadership capacity, practices and decisions, curriculum development and support, teacher practices and decisions, student social and emotional developmental health and family and community engagement. The results of the study will be used as a diagnostic tool for school improvement.

The district also has hired Education Consultant Dr. Jean Papandrea to guide the district through the review and improvement process and to work with Director of Curriculum and Instruction Georgia Weed to prepare for the review team's visit and then implement the recommendations for improving student achievement.

"This process will give us a chance to look at how we conduct business and identify those areas where we need to improve," said Dr. Richards. "I believe there is a silver lining in this cloud, as it will be a galvanizing issue that will bring our teachers, parents and community members together for the good of our students."



Upcoming Events
High School Events
August 31, 2016
Back to School Night - Freshman and New Students 6:30PM-8:00PM
Middle School Events
August 30, 2016
Grades 7-8 Back to School Night 5PM-6PM
Grades 5-6 Parent Forum 6PM-7PM
September 6, 2016
Grades 5-6 Back to School Night 6PM-7PM
Elm Street Events
September 6, 2016
Back to School Night 6 - 7 P.M.
September 21, 2016
PAWS Meeting @ 6:30 P.M. 6:30 P.M.
Teacher's Lounge
Lincoln Street Events
September 2, 2016
Back to School Day for Pre K 9 am to 1 pm
September 6, 2016
Back to School Night for K-1 5-6 pm
View Calendar
Download Calendar (PDF)


NOTICE OF VACANCIES:

BUS DRIVER

Substitutes for the following positions:
     Teachers,
     Teacher Aides,
     Lunch Monitors,
     Food Service Workers,
     Cleaners,
     Maintenance,
     Secretaries &
     Bus Drivers

Applications available on this website under Employment

Send application to:
     David Mastrantuono,
     Director of
     Management Services
     15 Frederick Street,
     Waverly NY 14892

Waverly Central School District Beliefs
Children are our first priority and every decision and action must be based on their needs.

We believe …
      learning is a life-long process where high expectations, attainable goals, and academic needs are supported and where hard work is rewarded.

We believe …
      promoting the alliance of home, school, and community advances student success.

We believe …
      encouraging flexibility, creativity, and risk-taking helps students become critical problem solvers.

We believe …
      integrating modern technology and other resources prepares students for the future.

We believe …
      cultivating active, open and ongoing relationships with business and agency partners enhance student learning.

We believe …
      fostering enthusiasm for co-curricular activities encourages social and academic growth.

Waverly School District Goals
1. Graduation Rate Goals:
By June 2018 and thereafter, increase the graduation rate to 100%.

By June 2018 and thereafter, increase and maintain the percentage of students who are receiving Regents diploma with advanced designation from 34% in 2015 to 10% above the statewide average in 2018.

2. Student Achievement Goals:
By June 2018, increase academic achievement of all students through challenging and engaging curricula, effective instruction, and aligned assessments as measured by the NYS and local assessments.

By June 2018, address the needs of the whole child through challenging and engaging curricula, effective instruction, and aligned assessments engaging students in visual/performing arts, physical education, career/technical education, and life skills to help achieve personal success as measured by local assessments and participation rates.

3. Culture and Climate Goals:
By June 2018, students and families feel connected with and supported by the school as measured by a district-wide climate survey.

By June 2018, ensure that all schools, district departments and the Board of Education connect with all students and families as measured by a district-wide climate survey, student and family involvement, and attendance, dropout and suspension data.

4. Finance Goals:
By June 2018, generate and equitably allocate resources for programs and services that enable every student to succeed as measured by percentage of spending per student compared to BOCES region and state average.

By June 2018, educate the community to be advocates for public education as measured by the district-wide climate survey and by promoting positive press.

5. Family and Community:
By June 2018, increase number of community partnerships directly tied to service-based learning, job opportunities, and student leadership as measured by the number/types of partnerships, students involved, and the district-wide climate survey.

6. Extra-Curricular Activities Goal:
By June 2018, increase number of clubs/activities to engage all students, increase school spirit and address the needs of the whole child as measured by number and range of offerings.