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Back-to-School Guide

WELCOME BACK!
THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS TUESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2021.  Note: The first day of school for Kindergarten & Preschool is Sept. 13, 2021.

COVID SAFETY PROTOCOLSSafely Back to School

QUICK LINKS

DAILY SCHEDULE & SCHOOL CALENDAR AT A GLANCE
Daily School Schedule

  • WWCCF (PK/TK): 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
  • Elementary schools: 8:00 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.
  • Middle schools: 8:50 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • High schools: 8:50 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. (7:50 a.m. Zero period)

Wednesday Early Release Schedule

  • WWCCF (PK/TK): 1:45 p.m.
  • Elementary schools: 1:40 p.m.
  • Middle schools: 2:30 p.m.
  • High schools: 2:10 p.m.

SCHOOL CALENDAR
To view the one-page school calendar, click here.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Most school and classroom supplies will continue to be provided for all Walla Walla Public Schools students and families throughout the 2021-22 school year. For elementary-aged students there is no expectation that families procure specific school supplies, cleaning/hygiene products, or other classroom materials for their child. Middle and high school students are asked to only bring a limited set of individual supplies with them to campus.

Click here for a summary of district-provided and family-provided items.

OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE

Berney Elementary
• None this school year

Edison Elementary
• None this school year

Green Park Elementary
• None this school year

Prospect Point Elementary
• None this school year

Sharpstein Elementary
• None this school year

WWCCF
• Tuesday-Friday, September 7-10, time TBD, (“Family Connection Meetings”)

Garrison
• Tuesday, August 31, 3:30-6:30 pm (“Meet and Greet Event”)

Pioneer
• Tuesday, August 31, 3:30-6:30 pm

Wa-Hi
• Monday, August 30, 10:00-3:15 pm (“Freshman and New student orientation”)

Lincoln
• None this school year (home visits instead)

SEATech
• Date and time TBD

ENROLLING IN SCHOOL
If your child is NEW to Walla Walla Public Schools, enroll online for school. To determine your boundary schools, click here.

WE ALL BELONG HERE
Walla Walla Public Schools is a place where diversity of thought, belief, culture, sexual orientation, and ethnicity is honored and respected in a civil, safe and compassionate manner. Diversity in Walla Walla Public Schools continues to be regarded as a remarkable asset, one that provides a rich and glorious tapestry in the fabric of our educational program.

Diversity was acknowledged and formally adopted as one of the district’s core beliefs, and continues to inform and guide daily actions and decisions. The district’s primary mission has always been, and will continue to be, student safety and well-being while at school. Walla Walla Public Schools’ Board of Directors, administration, faculty and staff will always do everything in their power to ensure campuses reflect and support tolerance, respect, and civility as supported by its "We All Belong Here" campaign.

PRE-SCHOOL OPTIONS
Walla Walla Center for Children & Families
Looking for a high-quality early learning experience for your child?
The Walla Walla Center for Children & Families provides birth-to-five services for youth and parents as a coordinated and comprehensive community learning hub. From parenting education and support to infant care and early learning, the center is far more than just a preschool. Its services will address and help overcome the staggering access gap for many Walla Walla youth and families, promoting an inclusive community resource that encourages integration, engagement and opportunity for all.

ONLINE LEARNING OPTIONS
Walla Walla Online
Looking for an online public school experience?
Walla Walla Online is an online public school option for students in grades K thru 12 who are looking for an alternative educational option that may better suit their individual learning needs or circumstances.

IMMUNIZATIONS AND MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL
Immunization requirements for all students must be met before starting school.
At this time, there is no COVID-19 vaccination requirement for students.
If your child requires medication while at school, contact your school nurse and fill out the required forms.

BUSING
Updated school bus routes for the 2021-22 school year are posted on our Transportation page.
To reach Transportation, call (509) 527-3019

STUDENT HANDBOOK
This Parent/Student handbook serves as a guide for understanding how to best maximize your experience with Walla Walla Public Schools. Please reach out to your child’s school if you need a printed copy of the handbook, access to a computer to review its contents or clarification on any of the information. 

SCHOOL SAFETY
Students, staff, and parents can always use our Safe Schools Tip Line to report behaviors or actions that may be in conflict with our "We All Belong Here" beliefs through the following ways:

MEALS
All school meals are free for the 2021-22 school year. However, qualifying families are still encouraged to complete the Free and Reduced-Price Meals application to ensure continued funding to support all students in Walla Walla Public Schools.

Your child may qualify for free and reduced-price meals if your family:

  • Is on Basic Food (formerly Food Stamps).
  • Is on Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF).
  • Takes part in the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservation (FDPIR).
  • Meets the USDA Child Nutrition Program Income Guidelines 

ATHLETICS REGISTRATION & REQUIREMENTS
Athletics sign-ups for grades 7-12 through FamilyID is under way. To register on FamilyID, click here.

WALLA WALLA PUBLIC SCHOOLS • 364 South Park St. • Walla Walla, WA 99362 • Phone: 509-527-3000 • Fax: 509.529.7713

SS-logo-alert-transparent Safe Schools Tip Line: 855.976.8772  |  Online Tip Reporting System