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(April 18, 2018 Update)


We know that change can be challenging, so our principals and staff have been busy planning transition activities.  Parents, teachers, and WCS staff all have the best interests of our students at heart - making sure that we are meeting the educational, social, and emotional needs of students in the best way that we can.  Part of that process is to help students feel comfortable in their surroundings. We hope you’ll share our GLC news with your children as we introduce staff and plan for transition activities.

   Read on to learn more about the following:

        May Open House Nights

        Student Step-Up Days
        Transportation Survey!


Parents and students are invited to attend our Open House nights in May!  You and your child(ren) will get a chance to see our elementary buildings and meet the teachers.

Here’s the schedule:

May 2 - East End (5th Grade)  5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

May 3 - Holmes (K, 1st & 2nd Grade) and Denver (3rd, 4th) 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

1350 W Truesdell St


291 Lorish Ave


769 Rombach Ave



On May 21st our students will have a chance to visit other elementary buildings and see their new digs!  Students that will be attending a new building in 2018-19 will be bussed to that building to spend the morning and eat lunch.  They’ll be able to meet the teachers and staff, tour the building, and participate in activities to help them feel comfortable in a new building.

link to transportation survey

We know that transportation is a tremendous concern for parents and students. Your input told us that it was important to you that elementary siblings ride the same bus together, and that you did not want them to have to change buses to shuttle to a different building.  We heard you and have come up with a Carousel Plan that will allow us to meet those requests! We’ll be releasing an infographic within the next few weeks so that you and your kids can check out the plan together.

🚍Newsletters and a Transportation Survey are being sent home with each elementary student, Preschool through 4th grade. Please help us to plan by completing our Elementary Transportation Survey for each child and returning it by May 16th, even if you are not yet sure of your plans. This will help us get a general idea of transportation needs for planning our Fall transportation routes..  You can also complete the survey online if you prefer.

(April 3, 2018 Update)

WCSD Elementary principals are excited to share information with our students and families about the new grade level centers being formed for the start of the upcoming school year. The new grade level centers will include the following grades in the existing elementary buildings - 
    Holmes Elementary - Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Graders
    Denver Place - 3rd and 4th Graders
    East End - Preschool and 5th Graders

Jen Martin will be the principal at East End (PreK-5). Karen Long will be the principal at Holmes Elementary (K, 1, 2). And Cortney Karshner-Rethmel, will be the principal at Denver Place (3, 4). 

We are planning opportunities for you to visit your child(ren)’s new school at a Family Night in May. In addition, your child will have the opportunity to take a field trip in May to the grade level center that they will attend next year and have an opportunity to interact with their grade level peers. Students and families alike will have opportunities to meet their new teachers and classmates and tour their new grade level center. Specific dates and details about these exciting events will be shared with you soon.

There is a team of teachers, parents, and community members working closely with building and district leadership to plan a smooth transition to these new grade level center. Committees are working on the following aspects of the transition: 
  • Moving
  • Transportation
  • Arrival and Dismissal
  • Student/Parent Transition
More information will be shared with you via our school website, Class Dojo, and the district newsletter. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to your building principal and ask!

link to faqs document
FAQs!  We’ve been gathering your questions and concerns and have added FAQs to this page. Parents and community members are encouraged to take a few minutes and read through them prior to our community forums. GLC FAQ's

12/14/17 District Newsletter

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We will continue to update you on our progress through various communication channels over the next few months through face-to-face meetings, local media, social media, printed newsletters, and other avenues to keep the lines of communication open.

Archived newsletters, as well as a sign-up link, can be found on our Stay Connected page at