- Waverly Park Elementary School
Welcome to 2023 2024 Letter - Parents Orientation Letter
To the BEST School Community in the Nation,
First of all, thanks to all the parents that came to Meet the Teacher Night!
Welcome to this sensational new school year! We are excited to begin the journey. Our mindset has not changed; we want to foster a culture of effort. A culture that brings Joy with everything we do. This will be a great year are we continue to build positive and proactive relationships with students, families and the community while we remain future focused. For your convenience, I have attached this letter on a pdf document as well.
The first day of school, August 14th, is almost here! We are all excited to see the students arrive with smiling faces and eager to begin the new school year. As students enter their new classrooms, the teachers will start the year off with circles to know each other and how we all can work better together.
Please complete your registration so your student is assigned to a teacher,
Our PTA ROCKS!!!
Our PTA is a proven champion for families and teachers at every level. Last year, our PTA received multiple awards from Texas PTA! Thank you to all our past PTA board members for making us one of the best PTAs in FWISD.
Help us back the future of Every Child with One Voice! You can now sign up for 23-24 PTA Membership! It is only $8! Join here!
Visit our new PTA website! See the PTA calendar of events and announcements! Click here to visit our PTA website!...waverlyparkpta.org
Waverly Park Staff
Our staff is ready to greet your child/children and make the first day of school run smoothly! We thank all of you in advance for your patience during the first few days when students need extra transition time as they get used to their new school routines. Your friendliness and courtesy will be extremely appreciated as you drop-off and pick up your children from school.
We follow the 2023-2024 FWISD Traditional School Calendar.
The beginning of the school year is a good time to review and bring you up to date on a few matters.
PreK 7:50 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Kdg-5th grade 7:50 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Please reach out to our nurse on the week of August 7th to drop off medication and discuss your child’s needs, before school starts. Do not send medication with your student please.
All bus routes will be posted this week on our school website at https://www.fwisd.org/WaverlyPark. We have a draft but it has not been approved by transportation yet.
Visitors to the Building
We are relying on our partnership with you to keep the children and staff members safe. Please understand that the safety of all our students and staff is our priority.
We thank all of you for adhering to the drop-off/pick-up process; we know by working as a team it will run smoothly. For those of you unfamiliar with our different processes, the procedures are as follows:
Student Arrival and Dismissal
PreK students may receive an early dismissal as late as 2:00 pm. Kdg-5th grade students may receive an early dismissal as late as 2:50 pm. After 2:00 for PreK and after 2:50 for Kdg-5th, students must be picked up at the regular dismissal time for their grade level.
All students must be seated in their seats by 7:50 am. Instruction starts at 7:50 am. All students arriving to school after 7:50 am will be marked as tardy. Being late on regular basis will create gaps and future frustration in your child’s educational future because of the amount of content that it was missed.
After 7:50 pm, if your student is late to school, parents must come to the office to sign in.
Attendance will be taken at 10:00 each day.
All absences, excused or unexcused, always count against the student’s attendance record. Students must spend a minimum of 90% of the school year in school to be considered for promotion to the next grade level. Excused absences will be granted after administration reviews the notes provided by the guardians.
Grades and other important notification
You will have to create a parent portal account at fwisd.org/parentportal
to access your child’s academic progress and report cards. Reach out to our Family Engagement Specialist, Veronica Young, if you need help setting up your Parent Portal account at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a strong connection between good attendance and good grades. If the student is absent on regular basis, the student can not learn on regular basis. See the attached attendance chart.
Breakfast and Lunch
For the second year, the Fort Worth ISD Board of Education - with stakeholder input - recently approved purchasing school supplies for all enrolled elementary students. Free supplies for all students at Waverly Park.
How are we going to communicate with you…
Students are expected to be in dress code beginning on the first day of school. All students are expected to wear uniforms every day. The only alternative to the uniform is that students are allowed to wear Waverly Park spirit shirts Monday to Friday (click here to purchase t-shirts).
Students are allowed to wear College t-shirts only on Fridays. Jackets are to be plain, solid navy, solid white, solid black, or solid gray with no wording or images. Winter coats can be in any color. Please write your child’s name in the jacket so if left somewhere (playground, cafeteria, etc.) we can return it. No sandals, no flip flops.
We will have a Crocs day at the end of every six week.
Click here for the expectations from our board of education regarding dress code.
Student cell phones
All students cell phones must be turned off and placed in their backpack while riding the bus and at school. If a student is caught using their cell phone on the school bus or on campus, the phone can be taken up by a Waverly Park Faculty or Staff member. Confiscated phones will have to be picked by the parents or legal guardian.
If a student needs to call home during the school day then the teacher or another staff member will make the call in a timely manner depending on the severity of the need.
If is your obligation as a parent to provide the school with court papers regarding any custody concerns related to your child. All court papers will be reviewed by our school administrators and/or our legal department. Since the documents will need to be reviewed, please do not wait until the last minute to provide the paperwork to the campus. We are encouraging you to keep a positive relationship with the other part for the benefit of your child and the climate of the school. Please keep us informed of any updates.
Thank you for letting me be your principal, I will never take it for granted!
Again, thank you for your support and cooperation to our school and our teachers!
It’s going to be a great year!
Principal at Waverly Park.