A Message from Our Principal:

Greetings Lions & Families!

It’s hard to believe we’re already thinking about the 2023-2024 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!


Mrs. Brotherton



Arrival begins: 7:20am
Dismissal begins: 2:25pm

2023-2024 School Calendar 


Welcome to our newest WE staff members:

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  • Kristen Cummins – Media Specialist 
  • Megan Green – 3rd Grade
  • Scott Haber – ENL
  • Alyssa Middleton – 5th Grade 
  • Sophie Nonos – Resource
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Mark Your Calendars!  

Upcoming Events at Willow Lake:
August 1 – Ice Cream Social & Kindergarten Orientation
August 31 – Back-to-School Night
September 20 – E-Learning Day
October 9-13 – Fall Break

School Lunch 

Meals will no longer be free for all students beginning next school year (2023-24). 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 2023-24 School Year should NOT be completed prior to July 20, 2023. The updated Meal Benefit Application for the 2023-2024 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
meal assistance applications, textbook assistance, breakfast/lunch menus, and pricing,
and much more.

All Families are encouraged to set up an account at https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/welcome



Our district uses VersaTrans e-Link, an online transportation information system, to allow students and families to find bus stop locations, bus numbers, and approximate pick-up and drop-off times. Users can login with “guest” as both the username and password to look up bus information directly in VersaTrans.

If after reviewing your individual information and you find that you need clarification, please contact the Transportation Department: (317) 254-5510.

All changes in daily transportation need to be provided to the Willow Lake front 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.

After School Care

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.

Classroom Visitors/Volunteers

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.