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Last Updated: 03/01/2021

MARCH 9th

ElementryThird grade returns.

MARCH 10th

ElementryKindergarten and 4th grade return.

MARCH 11th

Elementry1st and 5th grade return.

ALL WEEK


$6 adults, Wallowa Students Free, Adults over age 55 $3.
For home volleyball games the gym capacity is limited. Players will bring home a form to sign up their spectators for the season. Seniors 4 spectators, other players 3 spectators. We need the spectator list Monday 3-1-21, changes throughout the season can be called in to the HS office at (541)886-2951.
No person will be admitted at the door that is not pre-registered.
For home football games the spectator limit is much higher for outdoor events so we are not reserving spectator tickets. Everyone will be counted at the gate and pay at the gate.

Student of the Month

May - Emma Starner-During

Pictured with her Mom, Kimi Starner

VACANCY NOTICE

Positions Vacant:

  • High School Boys Head Basketball Coach
  • High School Boys Assistant Basketball Coach
  • Prevention Specialist
  • Business and Marketing Teacher


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welcome

Wallowa School District is located in the beautiful town of Wallowa, Oregon. The district is home to about 195 students and 35 staff. The elementary school 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 Learning and Growth for Each Student!

our MISSION

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

  • Students Come First

  • People and Relationships Matter

  • It’s Never Too Late to Learn – Growth Mindset and High Expectations for Teaching and Learning Ensure Learning and Growth For EACH Student

  • All Means All - Inclusivity and Equity are Prioritized for EACH Student

  • Instructional Time is Prioritized and Protected, With Learning Relevant and Challenging

  • “We,” Collectively as a Staff, Impact Student Learning, Ensure Consistency, Commit to Collective Agreements, and Use Common Language

  • Effective Practices for Teaching and Learning are a Part of All Lessons, Ensuring That all Lessons Have Clarity: Students Know WHAT they are learning, WHY They Are Learning It, and HOW They Will Be Successful, With Explicit Success Criteria Provided

  • Students Feel Safe, Supported, and Cared for; Physically and Emotionally

  • Positive, Supportive, and Restorative Approaches to Behavior are Practiced and Social-Emotional Learning and Trauma-Informed Practices are Imbedded

  • Language and Communication Build Agency and Identity

  • Engagement with Community is Valued


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Updates

To the Families of the Class of 2021:

Graduation is just around the corner! Graduation will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Nez Perce Homeland Grounds (Pow Wow Grounds). With this date in mind, I wanted to make you aware of some formalities to ensure a successful completion of your senior's high school career and graduation ceremony.

Students Last Day: The last day for class attendance will be Wednesday, May 26th Students will check out of classes as they attend class during the school day. The last day for seniors will officially be Thursday, May 27th. Students will take care of any unfinished business pertaining to the check-out process. A required graduation practice will follow beginning at 9:00 a.m. After the practice students will be released.

Requirements to Participation in the Graduation Ceremony: Students must...

• Turn in all assignments for classes necessary for graduation by May 27th at 4:00 p.m. or they will not be allowed to participate in graduation ceremonies. Complete all graduation requirements- 24 required credits (No exceptions). Have no pending school discipline issues Attend rehearsal at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, May 30th. (No practice = No ceremony)
Reserving Seats for Graduation: Students will draw for seating on Monday, May 24th during Senior Seminar, The drawing will determine what row and where parents and other family members will sit. Each row will have predetermined number of available seats. I have asked students to estimate how many seats they will need and consolidate rows if the opportunity presents itself. If someone in your group requires special accommodations, we will endeavor to meet those needs. Please contact us at (541) 886-2951 as soon as possible.
Graduation Ceremony: On graduation day (May 29th), students need to meet in the senior seminar room at WHS at 9:00 a.m. to take group and individual graduation pictures. Pictures may be purchased- picture packets will be distributed on the final check-out day. Graduation is a formal event and there are dress standards. Boys need to wear a dress shirt and slacks, socks and dress shoes (no tennis shoes or sandals, etc.). Girls need to wear a dress or dress pants/skirt and a blouse, and must wear appropriate dress shoes (no tennis shoes or flip flops). Students are not to alter, add write on their cap or gown in any way and may only wear school related honors/awards.

Fees: In order for students to receive their diploma at graduation all fees must be paid. Final bills will be given to students on check-out day, Monday, May 24. Seniors need to pay any outstanding balance in the office.
Gowns: Most seniors have their gowns at the high school office and they will receive them provided they have paid for them and the other items ordered from Jostens on May 12. Five seniors that ordered their items after the original due date will need to pay Jostens directly. Jostens has assured us that those cap and gowns will be here before graduation. The number for Jostens is 509-586-1621 and our representative is Mark Stevens if you wish to call. Upon receiving the cap and gown, it is best to take them out of the bag and hang them as soon as possible. Be sure to iron the gowns prior to graduation so that all students look their best. Students are not allowed to alter, add to or write on their cap or gown.

Scholarships/Future Plans/Transcript Request: Scholarships and future plans are listed on the program and announced at graduation. Please remind your student to complete forms that will be handed out in senior seminar class on May 12 and return them to Mrs. Journigan by Wednesday, May 19 before leaving for the senior trip. If your child is continuing his/her education after high school and they need an official transcript sent to an educational institution, there is a space on the form to provide the schools' name and address. Final transcripts will be mailed in June,
On behalf of the school staff, I would like to congratulate you on your child's success. The staff and I are excited to see the next chapters of their life unfold. If you have any questions, please contact the office at (541) 886-2951. The school staff and I are happy to help make this important event a special time for you and your family.

Sincerely, David M. Howe David Howe, Principal Wallowa High School



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

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

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

If you need technical support during our Distance Learning For All time period, please email help@apps.wallowa.k12.or.us You may also call the school and asked to be transferred to Heather Howard.

Nationally Accredited through Advanced ED now known as Cognia