WALLOWA SCHOOL District

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Students First!  Ensuring High Levels of Learning and Growth for EACH Student!

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Wallowa School District is located in the beautiful town of Wallowa, Oregon.  The district is home to about 200 students and 40 staff.  The elementary, middle, and high school reside on the same campus which provides a unique opportunity for collaboration and a unity between students and staff.  The small class sizes provide students with a high level of support from staff.  Wallowa staff pride themselves on knowing their students and families well.   

OUR VISION

Students First – Ensuring High Levels of Learning and Growth for Each Student!

our MISSION

 To Accomplish This Vision, the Wallowa School District Staff Create Welcoming and Engaging Environments Where:


Updates

2023-2024 Newsletters 


February Wallowa Elementary Newsletter:  https://www.smore.com/9x1ra


March Wallowa Elementary Newsletter:  https://www.smore.com/n/9sevh


April Wallowa Elementary Newsletter:  https://www.smore.com/n/j4chy


ELEMENTARY ARRIVAL and Dismissal PROCEDURES 

Arrival Procedures

 Student safety is our #1 priority! 

Students Who Ride A Bus

 When the bus arrives at 7:30 a.m., students will exit the bus and go directly to their classrooms. Students will walk on sidewalks, entering the school building through the west/main entrance of the school, using the doors by the office. 

Students Who are Dropped Off at Arrival 

Drivers must obey all traffic safety signs and directions. Cell phones should not be used during drop off. Drive slowly and watch for children. Students may be dropped off at 7:30 a.m.! Students who are dropped off will utilize the designated student drop off area north of/behind the school. Elementary students cannot be dropped off on the south side of the building, next to the highway. Given restrictions for health and safety, parents and visitors are not allowed inside the building, so walking students to classrooms is not possible at this time. 

There are two options for drop off: 

1. Parents/Caregivers will pull into the lane heading east designated for drop off, next to the yellow curbing, pulling all the way forward to the northeast door. A yellow line and curb mark the areas where students may be let out of vehicles. This is the area where staff monitor safety and provide supervision. Drivers must remain with their vehicle in these lanes. Students will exit the vehicle on the side closest to the building and use the designated walkway, never walking in front of, behind or between cars. Students must walk in the area designated as a walkway, maintaining social distancing, and entering through the northeast doors of the building. As students enter the building, a staff member will welcome them to school and assist them with the use of hand sanitizer. Students will proceed down the right-hand side of the hallway to their classroom. 

2. Parents/Caregivers who enter from the east/heading west, in the street lane closest to parking, will pull forward, stopping right before the crosswalk with the signage for student drop off. Students will get out of the vehicle on the side next to the parking areas, never walking in front of, behind or between cars. Students will wait behind the sign, maintaining social distancing, until the crossing guard escorts them safely across the roadway and into the school building. As students enter the building, a staff member will welcome them to school and assist them with the use of hand sanitizer. Students will proceed down the right-hand side of the hallway to their classroom. 

Students Who Walk to School

 Students who walk to school, must safely use sidewalks and crosswalks where available. Elementary students coming from the south side of the highway will enter the school building through the west/main entrance of the school, using the doors by the office. Elementary students coming from the north side of the highway/school building will wait behind the crosswalk sign by the parking lot, maintaining social distancing, until the crossing guard escorts them safely across the roadway and into the school building. As students enter the building, a staff member will welcome them to school and assist them with the use of hand sanitizer. Students will proceed down the right-hand side of the hallway to their classroom. 

Dismissal Procedures 

Student safety is our #1 priority

Students Who Ride A Bus

 Students who ride a bus will be released first to the buses. Students will go directly to the bus area. Students will walk on sidewalks, exiting the sidewalk at the point closest to their bus doors. Upon entering the bus, students will take their assigned seat and follow bus driver directions. 

Students Who are Picked Up at Dismissal

 Drivers must obey all traffic safety signs and directions. Cell phones should not be used during student pick up. Drive slowly and watch for children. Students go directly to the student pick-up area when they are released. Parents picking students up will utilize the designated student pick up area north of/behind the school. Elementary students cannot be picked up on the south side of the building, next to the highway. Given restrictions for health and safety, parents and visitors are not allowed inside the building, so picking students up from the classroom is not possible at this time. 

There are two options for pick up: 

1. Parents/Caregivers will pull into the lane heading east designated for pick up, next to the yellow curbing, pulling all the way forward to the northeast door. This is the area where staff monitor safety and provide supervision. Drivers must remain with their vehicle in these lanes. Students will enter the vehicle on the side closest to the building and use the designated walkway, never walking in front of, behind or between cars. Students must walk in the area designated as a walkway, maintaining social distancing. 

2. Parents/Caregivers who enter from the east/heading west, in the street lane closest to parking, will pull forward, stopping right before the crosswalk with the signage for student pick up. Students will wait at the sign until their parent/caregiver pulls up to the signage and crosswalk. Students will enter the vehicle on the side next to the parking areas, never walking in front of, behind or between cars. Students Who Walk Home From School Students who walk home from school, must safely use sidewalks and crosswalks where available. Elementary students who live on the south side of the highway will exit the school building through the south east entrance of the school. Elementary students who live on the north side of the highway/school building will exit the building at the northeast doors. A crossing guard will escort students safely across the roadway. 

Students Who Walk Home From School 

Students who walk home from school, must safely use sidewalks and crosswalks where available. Elementary students who live on the south side of the highway will exit the school building through the south east entrance of the school. Elementary students who live on the north side of the highway/school building will exit the building at the northeast doors. A crossing guard will escort students safely across the roadway. 

COntact Us

Elementary Phone: (541) 886-2061 | Fax:  541-886-7355 

Middle & High School: (541) 886-2951 | Fax:  541-886-7355 

Address: P.O. Box 425 | Wallowa, Oregon 97885