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Valley Advisory/Encore

Advisory is a time for students to connect with staff and friends, get important school updates, learn about expectations, and sign up for Encore. Encore is a chance for students to get extra help or try fun and challenging activities with teachers.

How to Call In a Student Absence + Make-Up Work

How Do I Call In a Student Absence?
Call Valley’s main number to notify the school of an absence. Students may also bring in a note to their attendance secretary to notify of an absence in advance.

Brooke McTavish 
(last names A-GO)         633-4018
Missy Johnson
(last names GP-N)        633-4016
Amy Hurst 
(last names O-Z)        633-4013

Make-Up Work
Student should contact the instructor about assignments missed. They will have two days to make up the work for each day of an excused absence, for up to six school days for multiple, consecutive, excused absences. The time allowed for make-up work may be extended at the discretion of the teacher. Students should see teachers in advance of planned absences. 

Cell Phones and Communication

If there is a family emergency, please contact the school office, and they will reach your student. If there is an emergency at school, we will call the parent/guardian.

  • Students may be asked to place their device in a caddy for the duration of the class.
  • Cell phone/handheld electronic device usage is only allowed before or after school unless permitted by the teacher. This includes the use of earbuds.
  • Smart watches can be worn as long as they are not a distraction.
  • If a phone or other device becomes a distraction, a teacher or staff member may keep the device until the end of the day.
  • WDMCS is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen cell phones or communication devices.
  • To learn more about cell phone privacy, please read Board Policy 502.09 - Search and Seizure

Student Dress and Appearance

Students and their parents/guardians are mainly responsible for deciding what a student wears to school each day. When students feel comfortable in their clothes and can express their individuality or family culture, it helps them focus better on learning. WDMCS has expectations for student dress based on safety and showing respect to others.

Students should dress appropriately for the weather, wearing coats, hats, gloves, and boots when needed. Families needing help with clothing or shoes can contact the school office.

For safety, students must always wear shoes. Clothing promoting illegal products for minors or showing inappropriate material is not allowed. If a student wears such clothing, they'll be asked to change or given something else to wear for the day.

If there are concerns about a student's dress, the school administration will work with the parent/guardian and student to find a positive solution. Board Policy 502 — Student Appearance gives the administration the final say on student dress and appearance.