District Newsletters

  • Don’t miss out on all the important information for WDMCS families in our We are WDMCS newsletters.

  • We are ALL WDMCS

    When the coronavirus pandemic impacted WDMCS, we temporarily transitioned our communication format to be for both families and staff. 

    • July 1, 2021 - 2021-22 Enrollment Edition, step-by-step instructions for Tiger Enrollment, Tiger Access, and Tiger Launch, Back-to-School overviews.
    • June 1, 2021 - Student and retiree stories, Valley and Walnut Creek graduation photos, last day of school reminders and summer plans. 
    • May 8, 2021 - Levi Janssen fature, spring activities at WDMCS, Chromebook summer plans, transportation registration, WDMCS staff recognition. 
    • April 2, 2021 - Valley greenhouse feature, Conditions for Learning survey, IASB survey, WDMCS Foundation letter.
    • March 24, 2021 - WDMCS statement in response to Atlanta shooting, stay home if sick reminder, IASB school improvement needs assessment, COVID-19/spectator guidelines for WDMCS spring sports, Booster Pak Eat-a-thon.
    • March 5, 2021 - Board to vote on final budget reduction recommendations, WDMCS/MercyOne vaccine clinics, spring break travel guidance, new websites to launch.
    • Feb. 5, 2021 - Should WDMCS offer a virtual school, Kids West registration dates, Black History Month, budget reduction update. 
    • Jan. 7, 2021 – unity during difficult times, second-semester reminders, and more.
    • Dec. 17, 2020 – No school Dec. 22, second semester plans, budget reduction process, calendar updates.
    • Dec. 3, 2020 – Waiver approved to remain online, special Board meeting announcement, online learning feature story, second semester bus fees waived, second semester plans.
    • Nov. 24, 2020 – Potential online learning extension, reporting COVID-19 cases, community resources, free meals information.
    • Thursday, Nov. 13 – Waiver approved to transition online Nov. 16, support resources during online learning transition, athletics and activities update, second semester choice update.
    • Friday, Nov. 6 –  Face masks required starting Nov. 9, Second semester choice, 2020-21 calendar update, community resources for parents.
    • Thursday, Oct. 1 – Quarantine rule changes, new COVID-19 hotline, Valleyfest XLI information, and more.
    • Friday, Sept. 25 – Hall of Honor postponed, COVID-19 Dashboard FAQs, Polk County percentages clarification for temporarily transitioning online.
    • Friday, Sept. 18 –  2020 Homecoming, Valley Mask BANDITs, tech help for multilingual learners.
    • Sept. 9, 2020 – COVID-19 dashboard, no school Sept. 14, Homecoming info, and more.
    • Sept. 3, 2020 – No school Sept. 4-7 reminder, Tiger Cubs Preschool Sept. 8 start date, online learning environment deadline notice, WDMCS COVID-19 dashboard to launch week of Sept. 8.
    • Aug. 28, 2020 – Photos, stories from first week of school, new COVID-19 exposure flowchart, student placements online through Sept. 4.
    • Aug. 21, 2020 – WDMCS visions for 2020-21 video, teacher assignment update, bus info., new health guidelines, Nutrition updates, Canvas help, and helping kids adjust to face coverings.
    • Aug. 14, 2020 – Updates on the first day of school, our new equity director, guidance for COVID-19 exposure, elementary updates, and more.
    • Aug. 7, 2020 – Return-to-Learn video, on-site vs. online data, junior high block scheduling, new start date proposed.
    • July 30, 2020 – updated guidance from health and education experts, enrollment vs. choosing online/on-site, return-to-learn percentages to date, return-to-learn workshop on Aug. 5.
    • July 24, 2020 – on-site/online choice survey reminder, return-to-learn FAQs and percentages to date, July 23 CDC guidance on reopening schools, equity town halls.
    • July 10, 2020 – 2020-21 enrollment information, Hybrid Option 2 details, school supply lists, transportation registration, PTO mask orders.July 2, 2020 – WDMCS Return-to-Learn Plan.
    • June 29, 2020 – 2020-21 Enrollment Edition
    • June 5, 2020 – Valley baseball and softball season update, rules and regulations.
    • May 29, 2020 – Summer sports season, Happy Summer!, planning for 2020-21 parent survey, summer activities.
    • May 22, 2020 – WDMCS Nutrition update, WDMCS summer plans update, WDMCS technology update, June professional development opportunities for teachers.
    • May 15, 2020 – Valley Senior Honors Evening FAQ, new Clive Learning Academy director, Return-to-Learn plan update, WDMCS Transportation registration.
    • May 8, 2020 – Securly app, student item pick-up, 2020-21 school calendar, National Teacher Appreciation Week, required immunizations.
    • May 1, 2020 – Class of 2020 celebration, summer plans, yard signs, second semester grading, Return-to-Learn information.
    • April 24, 2020 – 2020-21 PK and Kindergarten enrollment, yard signs, employee pay update, nurses’ message.
    • April 17, 2020 – School canceled remainder of academic year, free online medical appointments, elementary pupil progress reports update, secondary grading updates, parking lot WiFi.
    • April 9, 2020 – Internet options for home, K-2 students receiving Chromebooks, why people are in WDMCS buildings, official continuous learning plan, spring athletics update, continued support for staff, nutrition updates with times, locations.
    • April 1, 2020 – Special video message from Superintendent Remy on continuous learning.
    • March 27, 2020 – Coronavirus Family FAQs and Staff FAQs, update from Superintendent Remy on virtual learning, technology needs survey, community resources, staff get creative with home workouts.
    • March 18, 2020 – Coronavirus Family FAQs, events canceled, support for WDMCS staff during time off, community resources, nutrition department providing meals.
  • This is WDMCS

    • Aug. 28, 2020 – Back to school coverage and photos, elementary face coverings clarification, new COVID-19 exposure flowchart, student placements update.
    • March 9, 2020 – graduation rates, Valley Hall of Honor recipients, Golf in the Halls, staff recognition committee seeking donations, Coronavirus Heaelth Information video
    • Feb. 8, 2020 – Performance profiles released, Valley National Signing Day, athletic camps and clinics, Canvas parent tips, ParentQuest classes, Virtual Backpack
    • Jan. 11, 2020 – Golf in the Halls, Tiger Cubs preschool enrollment, WDMCS Community Connections event, how to check semester grades, ParentQuest classes.
    • Dec. 14, 2019 – Jordan Creek earns prestigious award, call for soccer equipment donations, Canvas podcast – parent FAQs, vaping at WDMCS – parent/student insights, Seal of Biliteracy.
    • Nov. 23, 2019 – cold, flu symptoms reminder, winter donations, Ryan Penning Iowa Safe Schools Educator, Valley teacher Brant Reif effective grading practices podcast.
    • Nov. 9, 2019 – ISASP testing results information, Valley volleyball state tournament, school board election results, official online store promotion, Canvas overview podcast
    • Oct. 22, 2019 – School board candidate profiles, Preschool Palozza promotion, weather notification testing, Valley play promotion, Valleyfest photos, Virtual Backpack
    • Oct. 5, 2019 –  kindergarten enrollment open,  Parent Quest classes, Canvas parent resources, WDMCS volunteer form, Valley Hall of Honor nominations open
    • Sept. 7, 2019 – Homecoming parade information, WDMCS smartphone app, Canvas resources, Effective Grading Practices resources, Coffee and Conversation for ESOL families, “Thank You Notes” program, Virtual Backpack
    • Aug. 9, 2019 – School starts Aug. 23 enrollment reminder, Allergy Aware stickers, Wellness Board policy review, elementary “Welcome Back” nights, official online store promotion
Last Modified on July 7, 2021