WISD End of Year FAQ

End of Year FAQ for Wylie Parents and Students


Why is Wylie ISD Closing Due to Coronavirus Concerns?

Governor Greg Abbott, on April 17, ordered that all Texas schools remain closed through the end of the 2019-20 school year. As such, WISD facilities will remain closed through May and all District events and activities will be canceled during that time. Wylie ISD At-Home Learning will continue through the official end of the District's school year – May 21st, 2020.


Will At-Home Learning Continue During this Time?

Yes. At-Home Learning will continue through the end of the school year. Teachers have communicated with parents and students about the continuation of At-Home Learning. Parents who have questions can contact their campus through email.


Will Athletic and Fine Arts Competitions Still be Held?

No. The UIL has stated that no competitions, practices, rehearsals, or workouts will take place during the COVID-19 closure, and with Governor Abbott's announcement that schools will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, all remaining UIL activities are also canceled.


How will the Closure Impact the STAAR Test?

Governor Greg Abbott announced that he has waived the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) testing requirements for the 2019-20 school year.


Will WISD Students be Required to Take Final Exams this Year?

Students will not be taking final exams. 


Will WISD’s Closure Impact Graduation?

Due to the closure of Wylie ISD through the end of the school year and the circumstances of COVID-19, our original plans for the 2020 WHS graduation on May 22nd have unfortunately been canceled. We do have an alternative plan that is subject to CDC guidelines and state/local mandates.


Wylie High School will host in-person graduation for the Class of 2020 on Friday, June 19th at Hugh Sandifer Stadium.

The event will be held at 9:00 pm as we plan to avoid the heat of a summer day along with avoiding the possibility of the sun shining in the faces of the attendees. Each senior will receive five tickets as mandated by the Texas Education Agency. This is a measure put in place to assure that we can organize the event using social distancing guidelines. Graduation will also be live-streamed for friends and families to watch from the comfort of home.

The state is allowing schools to host outdoor graduation ceremonies and we will follow strict TEA regulations to help provide a safe event and maintain social distancing. Guidelines will be in place for parking, arrival times, health status of attendees, seating assignments, facility use, spacing of graduates and exiting Hugh Sandifer Stadium. Wylie ISD will share all of the guidelines and restrictions in detail as we get closer to the ceremony.

In the event of bad weather, the first makeup date is Saturday, June 20th at 9:00 pm. at Hugh Sandifer Stadium. The second makeup date is Sunday, June 21st at 9:00 pm.


Seniors and their families are also invited to a Senior Night Open House at the high school on Thursday, June 18th from 6:00-8:00 pm. This will be an opportunity for seniors to come and walk the halls and say goodbye to their teachers. Hotdogs and refreshments will be served. More information will be released on how we can still host this evening following social distancing guidelines.

Will we still have Baccalaureate?

Baccalaureate will be held virtually. We invite our graduates, families and friends to gather online as we host a virtual WHS Class of 2020 Baccalaureate. The service will be pre-recorded and streamed on Sunday, May 24th at 2:00 pm. Join us as we celebrate and honor our graduating senior class! We will send out the streaming information as it gets closer.



What about the WHS Sports Banquet?

The WHS Sports Banquet has been canceled. The Booster Club shared the sports banquet slideshow on their Facebook account and plan to announce the scholarship winners via social media.


When Will I Be Able to Pick up My Child’s Belongings?

Locker items, medications, and nap mats may be picked up at the following times and locations:


West Early Childhood- 

Belongings: Wednesday, May 13th from 7:00 am-2:00 pm in front of the school for Kindergarten and on the north circle (side closest to Wylie Baptist) for Pre-Kindergarten. 


West Elementary- 

Belongings: Wednesday, May 13th from 7:00 am-2:00 pm in front of the school


West Intermediate-

Belongings: Wednesday, May 13th from 7:00 am-2:00 pm in front of the school


East Elementary- 

Belongings: Wednesday, May 20th from 7:00 am-5:00 pm. They will be distributed in the same manner that we passed out curriculum packets in March.


East Junior High- 

Belongings: We will have the following opportunities for parents to pick up student belongings that have been left in locker rooms and classrooms. Please drive up and someone will bring your student's items to your car.
5th Grade: 9:00-3:00 on May 12th
6th Grade: 9:00-3:00 on May 13th
7th Grade: 9:00-3:00 on May 19th
8th Grade: 9:00-3:00 on May 20th
If your child's date and times do not work for you, please call 437-2360 to schedule an appointment AFTER the dates set above. Items will not be ready for pick up prior to the set dates.


West Junior High- 

Belongings: Pick up by appointment. Please email wjhinfo@wylie.esc14.net to arrange a date and time. 


High School- 

Belongings: Please click the link below and fill out this form to submit your request to pick up your belongings:
https://forms.gle/VjaUUdNVxv4VTsQg7


**Items that aren’t picked up will be donated to charity or recycled if arrangements aren’t made with the campus administration.



When Will Students Return their Athletic Gear, Band Instruments, Choir Uniforms, Etc. and Pick up their Personal Equipment/Belongings that were Left in those Areas?

High School Boys Athletics: 
If you have personal belongings in any athletic locker room, you may pick them up on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at the following times:  
Current Senior and Juniors at 4:30 pm, 
Current Sophomores at 5:00 pm, and 
Current Freshmen at 5:30 pm


Athletic Gear for all other campuses-

Please contact your child’s coach/sponsor to schedule a time for your child to retrieve their belongings and to turn in any equipment that you still need to turn in. If you have any additional questions about athletic gear, please email athletic director Clay Martin at cmartin@wylie.esc14.net  


Band-

If you have any questions about band gear please contact band directors:

mlessing@wylie.esc14.net

cbrannan@wylie.esc14.net

ekluzek@wylie.esc14.net


Choir Uniforms-

If you still have uniforms to turn in, please contact the choir directors to arrange a time for drop off. 

Stephanie Mouat- smouat@wylie.esc14.net

Brittany Gurganus- bgurganus@wylie.esc14.net

 

My child will need a VOE (Verification of Enrollment) form this summer to obtain a driver's permit, driver's license or license renewal.

Please pick up the VOE form at the high school office before May 22nd.

When Will I Turn in my Child’s Laptop or Ipad that was checked out through the district? 

Technology device return will be Tuesday, May 26th and Wednesday, May 27th. Please return the technology devices that were checked out to you at the beginning of our at-home learning along with the chargers that go with the devices. It is very important that you turn it in on one of these two days. You will stay in your cars for the return process just like you did when checking out the devices.

If you have ANY other items that belong to the school, (library books, textbooks, uniforms, etc.) you can bring them to drop off with your technology and we will get these items back to the campus that they belong to.

There are two different days and two different locations:

Tuesday, May 26th-Wylie East Elementary from 7:00 am-3:00 pm

Wednesday, May 27th-Wylie High School from 7:00 am-3:00 pm

Wylie East Elementary
7401 Maple Street
325-437-2330

Wylie High School
4502 Antilley Road
325-690-1181

If you have any questions concerning Technology Device Return, please email techhelp@wylie.esc14.net.

When do I turn in library books? 

You may turn in library books at any of the campuses during normal school hours. Each campus has a box outside where you can turn in your library book. Please have them turned in by May 15th.


What about our lunch balances or lunch money in my food service account?

1. Please pay your negative lunch balance as soon as you can. You can pay your balance at this link: https://wyliebulldogs.revtrak.net/skyward-/ or log in to Family Access. 
2. Graduating seniors may request a refund, transfer positive balances to another student account, or may donate to students in need.  Please send an email to mbrewer@wylie.esc14.net to advise on what you would like to do with your money.  Please include the student name in the email.

3. Lunch balances roll over from year to year so whatever is left in your account will be available to use next year.

 

Will Grab & Go Meals Still be Available for Students?

Wylie ISD will continue to offer free breakfast and lunch for all children, age 18 or younger, at Wylie West Junior High through the month of June. Breakfast will be available from 7:30-9:00 am and Lunch will be available from 11:30-1:00 pm.


Grab & Go Meals will be served curbside. Parents and children in the drive-up lanes must remain in their cars while picking up meals. Walk-up service will also be provided.

Meals will be available Monday-Friday.  Please know that children must be present to receive a meal. Due to federal regulations, we are unable to provide meals for adults at this time. Each Grab & Go meal will come at no charge, regardless of meal eligibility status.


These "grab-and-go" curbside meals can be picked up at the following location:

Wylie West Junior High

4134 Beltway South

Abilene, TX 79606


Times:

Breakfast-7:30-9:00 am

Lunch-11:30-1:00 pm


Will my Child Receive their Yearbook?

The yearbook company that our district uses is closed at this time due to COVID-19. This has caused delays in receiving our yearbooks to distribute. We will let you know when we receive the shipment of yearbooks and how we will distribute them. This may be sometime this summer.

School Supplies for Next School Year

Wrap Pack online ordering is LIVE!  You can order your child's school supplies online and they will be ready for your child on the first day of the 2020-2021 school year. This is for grades PK-8. You must place your order by June 14th! Click the link below that will take you to the school supply information.
http://www.wyliebulldogs.org/parents/supply_lists


Will the Athletic Department Still Offer Summer Camps & Summer Workouts?

Wylie ISD is still waiting on the UIL to make a final decision about summer sports activities/workouts. At this time, all summer youth sports camps will be rescheduled for July.


When is Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten Registration

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will have a “contactless” enrollment which will be completed all online. If your child was enrolled at Wylie this year (2019-2020) for Pre-K, you will NOT need to re-enroll for Kindergarten. Your child will already be enrolled for Kindergarten.


Kindergarten online enrollment is open beginning Friday, April 24th.  We have made a few changes to our enrollment process to enable parents to upload all required enrollment documents and complete necessary forms. We ask that you have your online enrollment completed and documents uploaded by Sunday, May 3rd at 8:00 pm To start the enrollment process, you will go to http://www.wyliebulldogs.org/enrollment/begin_the_enrollment_process.

For information about registration, please contact: onlineenroll@wyliebulldogs.org


**If you missed the Pre-K registration last week, you can enroll your Pre-K student during this time as well.


What about Registration for all Other New Students for Next Year?

Registration for students new to WISD for the 2020-2021 school year will open at a later date to be determined. Please watch the WISD webpage (www.wyliebulldogs.org) for additional details.


Is Wylie ISD Still Hiring?

Yes. Wylie ISD is excited you are interested in joining our outstanding team. We invite you to complete an online application on our Employment Opportunities page on our school website.  https://skyweb.wylie.esc14.net/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wsSky/rapplmnu03.w

For questions regarding position qualifications or application procedures, please email Wylie ISD’s Human Resource Department at rmcvay@wylie.esc14.net.



We continue to ask for your patience as we navigate this unprecedented situation and work through additional details. As we have more specifics during this closure, we will communicate those.


If questions arise, we encourage you to reach out by email to your campuses and we will get back to you as soon as we can. This will be the best way to get in contact with someone during the closure. 


District Administration Office- info@wylie.esc14.net

Wylie High School- hsinfo@wylie.esc14.net

Wylie East Junior High- ejhinfo@wylie.esc14.net

Wylie West Junior High- wjhinfo@wylie.esc14.net

Wylie West Intermediate- wiinfo@wylie.esc14.net

Wylie East Elementary- eeinfo@wylie.esc14.net

Wylie West Elementary- weinfo@wylie.esc14.net

Wylie West Early Childhood- wecinfo@wylie.esc14.net