In this Edition:
- Welcome letter from Superintendent Matt Abbott
- Your First Day photos
- FAQs: Where to find important resources
- What's Next? A preview of next week
Welcome Back, Waysiders!
Letter from the Superintendent - (Previously released on July 31, 2019)
Welcome back! I am so pleased to kick off the 2019-2020 school year with such an amazing group of young scholars. I am looking forward to Wayside's best year yet!
Unlocking Excellence in All Scholars
If you’ve been in the Wayside community, you’ve likely heard me say All Means All. This simply means that at Wayside, we are ALL scholars, ALL united, and ALL IB. We are all in this together, and we all have the potential to achieve great things.
Going forward, you’ll see me talk about the word "potential" much more. Your child is full of potential, and I truly believe that every Wayside scholar is capable of achieving excellence. As educators, our most basic function is to nurture their potential to ensure they are able to grow into the best possible version of themselves. We are educating future doctors, community leaders, lawyers, and entrepreneurs.
At Wayside, we are still All IB. Though we no longer offer the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP) in elementary and middle school, our focus is still on the prestigious IB Diploma. Not only does this certificate give scholars preferred acceptance into the university of their choice, but it can also allow your child to earn a year of college credit while in high school.
Throughout our elementary and middle schools, you may see different programming this year. We are placing an increased focus on math and literacy to ensure our scholars are prepared for the rigorous IB Diploma Programme, which begins in 11th grade.
First Day Motivation
I would like to end on a note of motivation for our scholars: Dive in this year. Study hard, and remember that you have what it takes to earn a college degree. You are our future, and I know you are capable of changing the world.
I appreciate everyone who helps make Wayside Schools so special. Let’s all have a fantastic school year.
Together we are unlocking excellence in ALL scholars.
- Matt Abbott, Superintendent, Wayside Schools
Your First Day Photos
Thank you for sharing your First Day of School photos with us by using the hashtag #WelcomeBackWayside!