A Message from Our Principal:
Greetings Lions & Families!
It’s hard to believe we’re already thinking about the 2022-2023 school year. I hope you are having a wonderful summer and have had time to play, laugh, and relax. Reminder, we have new hours this school year – see below for more info. Below are some important links for you to check out:
We can’t wait to see you all and for a great school year!
REMINDER: NEW SCHOOL HOURS!
Arrival begins: 7:30am
Welcome to our newest WE staff members:
Mark Your Calendars!
Upcoming Events at Willow Lake:
August 2, 2022 – Ice Cream Social
Meals will no longer be free for all students beginning next school year (2022-23). The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is NOT extending the waiver to provide free meals for all students under the Seamless Summer Option (SSO).
Applications for the 2022-23 School Year should NOT be completed prior to July 20, 2022. The updated Meal Benefit Application for the 2022-2023 school year must be used.
Free and Reduced Lunch Applications MUST be filled out each school year. Please make sure you get your form completed if you think your family qualifies.Online ApplicationYou can pick-up a paper copy from the front office. This application also covers textbook assistance.
Check out the Child Nutrition Webpage for important back-to-school updates including
All Families are encouraged to set up an account at https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/welcome
Your bus assignment information will be available on Skyward shortly before the first day of school. For all Transportation information, please visit the Transportation website: https://www.msdwt.k12.in.us/transportation/ .
Download the Here Comes The Bus app on your smart phone to track your child’s bus during the school year and to set up notifications when the bus gets close: https://www.msdwt.k12.in.us/transportation/bus-tracking/ .
All changes in transportation need to be provided to the office no later than 1:30pm. We will not be able to honor any requests received after 1:30pm.
Please ensure that your child’s teacher knows how they are getting home each day. We appreciate your help with this process to ensure the safety of all students.
At Your School Child Services (AYS) provides childcare at Nora from 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. and from 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. You may register your student at the AYS central office. They are located at 4755 Kingsway Drive, Suite 300, 46205 or you can call them at 317-283-3817. The AYS program does reach capacity quickly, so we encourage you to register as soon as possible.
You can also sign-up online at: http://www.ayskids.org/registration.html
Skyward Family Access allows you to access student grades, attendance, email teachers and school officials, pay fees and much more.
For the safety of your students we want to be sure we have the most up to date and accurate information. Please take a moment to log into Skyward Family Access – https://skyward.msdwt.k12.in.us – and complete the Data Clean-Up process. Parents will have the option to save and come back at a later time to complete the process.
If you need additional guidance with this process, step by step directions can be found at http://www.msdwt.k12.in.us/cleanup. Log in credentials were sent via US mail to families in a Back to School packet.
Willow Lake welcomes parents to visit the classroom. Classroom and teacher visits will be by appointment only. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you would like to set-up a time to meet or visit the classroom. Visits should be limited to 30 minutes or less.
All classroom visitors/volunteers must have completed a Limited Background Check. This form must be filled out and given to the front office so that it can be sent for approval. Please allow at least 7-10 days for this process to be completed.
Limited Volunteer Limited Background checks are free of charge to anyone interested in volunteering. Volunteer opportunities vary by teacher.
Visitors for lunch will no longer be permitted to ensure the safety of all.