We’d also welcome boxes of tissue and bottles of hand sanitizer.
Please make sure that your student is coming dressed in proper uniform. Some of the main issues that we have had with the uniforms are that skirts are too short, shirts too tight or loose, and pants hanging below the buttocks. WHITE undershirts ONLY please. In colder months, please make sure your student only wears sweaters that are white, light blue or navy blue. Please do not buy clothes that will not comply with the uniform policy. Your student will be asked to change. When shopping for school uniforms please remember that bottoms are navy blue and tops are polo style and can be white, light blue or navy blue.
If your student is 11 years old, you need to provide the school with updated immunization records before starting school on August 4th, 2014.
Our school gates do not open until 8:15 so please do not drop off your student before 8:10 am. We are unable to have supervision for the students before then.
Every Thursday, students are dismissed at 2:15 p.m. Unfortunately, we don’t provide after school care for the students.
Transportation for the students is a service not a right. Please make sure your student is in his/her best behavior when riding on the bus and while waiting for the bus. Students will be disciplined if behavior is not appropriate. This includes suspension of bus privileges.
We realize that picking up your students after school can be hectic with all the traffic. We ask you to please use your judgment when parking and/or waiting for your students. If there is any kind of conflict between drivers, we will ask the Phoenix Police to assist us in solving the issue.
Please make sure that if you are allowing your student to stay for an after-school activity, such as dances or field trips, that you have made prior arrangements to pick them up at the time it is indicated. Having them call you to arrange pick-up until the activity is over, only delays pick-up and has your child wait longer.
Students will be checking out books from the library. Your student is responsible to return the books in good condition. If the book is lost or stolen, there will be a charge for the cost of the book.
We will be providing IDs to our students at the start of school. Students will be required to wear their school issued ID on their collar or a lanyard at all times on the bus and at school. This ID must be in good condition. Please take a moment to look at your students’ ID and make sure it is not broken, covered with stickers, or marked up with pen or scratched up beyond recognition. If the ID is not in good condition, our staff may take the ID and make the student replace the ID for $5.
If your student needs a temporary ID, they need to get it in the mornings during 1st period. If your student does not follow this procedure, After School Detention will be assigned, and your student may be written a referral and given office points. We are hoping to avoid having many students late to class because they need a temporary ID.
No phones or electronics are allowed in the school. We will not be able to take time out of the learning time to investigate lost or stolen equipment.
Please do not send your students with cupcakes or balloons to school. These items create a distraction on campus and unnecessary management for our teachers.
Please do not purchase gum for them to bring to school.
Once again, we are proud to serve you here at Western Valley Middle School. Thank you for your on-going support for the education of the WVMS community. GO WILDCATS!
Trent Lyon, Principal
Western Valley Middle School