We are excited to welcome our students back for the start of the 2023-2024 school year!
Whether you are new to Wayne-Westland Community Schools or returning for another year, we hope this hub is a helpful resource for getting the information you need for a smooth start to the new school year.
When is the first day of classes?
The first day of classes for the 2023-2024 school year is Tuesday, August 29, 2023. This will be a half-day of school for elementary students. Middle and high school students will have a full day of school.
How do I update my child's information?
For current families, please log in to your ParentConnection account to update your child's contact information and reacknowledge important school policies. New students to the district will receive MiStar login information in mid-August.
Also, please print, complete and sign the Education Benefits Form, which is also located on the Meal Magic Family Portal, and return it to your child's school. This form is used to determine eligibility for state benefits for which your child's school may qualify. All information on the form submitted is confidential. Without your assistance, the school cannot maximize the utilization of available state and federal funds.
How do I find my child's school supply list?
Please visit Our Schools page and click for your child's school to locate the supply list in the resources section located on the side menu.
High school students will receive supply lists from their teachers when school starts. Preschool supplies are not required, but donations are accepted.
Which school will my child attend?
The Wayne RESA School District & Attendance Locator is designed to view a listing of all the schools associated with your address.
Families can request a different home school, but the request must be submitted during the In-District School of Choice window (January through March). New and current students residing within the Wayne-Westland Community Schools boundaries wanting to attend a different home school, please complete the In-District School of Choice Waitlist. You will be notified via email when an opening becomes available.
When is my child's school open house?
|Stottlemyer||Thursday, August 31, 2023||3 - 4 p.m.|
|Edison||Monday, August 28, 2023||4:30 - 5:30 p.m.|
|Elliott||Wednesday, August 30, 2023||5 - 6:30 p.m.|
|Graham||Monday, August 28, 2023||4:30 - 5:30 p.m.|
|Hamilton||Thursday, August 31, 2023||4 - 5:30 p.m.|
|Hicks||Wednesday, August 30, 2023||4:30 - 5:30 p.m.|
|Roosevelt-McGrath||Tuesday, August 29, 2023||5 - 6:30 p.m.|
|Schweitzer||Monday, August 28, 2023||4:30 - 5:30 p.m.|
|Taft-Galloway||Monday, August 28, 2023||4:30 - 5:30 p.m.|
|Walker-Winter||Monday, August 28, 2023||4:30 - 5:30 p.m.|
|Wildwood||Monday, August 28, 2023||4:30 - 5:30 p.m.|
|Adams||Monday, August 28, 2023||5:30 - 7 p.m.|
|Franklin||Monday, August 28, 2023||5:30 - 7 p.m.|
|Stevenson||Monday, August 28, 2023||5:30 - 7 p.m.|
|John Glenn||Thursday, August 24, 2023||5 - 6:30 p.m.|
|Wayne-Westland Innovative Academy||Thursday, August 24, 2023||5 - 6:30 p.m.|
|Wayne Memorial||Thursday, August 24, 2023||5 - 6:30 p.m.|
|Wayne D. Ford Career-Tech Center||
February 6, 2024 (Fire Up Your Future)
6 - 8 p.m.
How do I find my child's teacher assignment or schedule?
Teacher assignments and schedules are located in the MiStar ParentConnection. Information is uploaded the week before the first day of classes.
What are the school's start and dismissal times?
Some schools have a new start and dismissal time for the 2023-2024 school year. Reference the information below for your school's information.
|Full Day||Half Day|
|Adams Middle School||7:50 a.m.||2:40 p.m.||7:50 a.m.||11:00 a.m.|
|Edison Elementary School||9:10 a.m.||4:00 p.m.||9:10 a.m.||12:20 p.m.|
|Elliott Elementary School||8:30 a.m.||3:20 p.m.||8:30 a.m.||11:40 a.m.|
|Franklin Middle School||7:50 a.m.||2:40 p.m.||7:50 a.m.||11:00 a.m.|
|Graham Elementary School||9:10 a.m.||4:00 p.m.||9:10 a.m.||12:20 p.m.|
|Hamilton Elementary School||8:30 a.m.||3:20 p.m.||8:30 a.m.||11:40 a.m.|
|Hicks Elementary School||9:10 a.m.||4:00 p.m.||9:10 a.m.||12:20 p.m.|
|John Glenn High School||7:10 a.m.||2:00 p.m.||7:10 a.m.||10:20 a.m.|
|Roosevelt-McGrath Elementary School||8:30 a.m.||3:20 p.m.||8:30 a.m.||11:40 a.m.|
|Schweitzer Elementary School||8:30 a.m.||3:20 p.m.||8:30 a.m.||11:40 a.m.|
|Stevenson Middle School||7:50 a.m.||2:40 p.m.||7:50 a.m.||11:00 a.m.|
|Stottlemyer Early Childhood Center||9:10 a.m.||4:00 p.m.||9:10 a.m.||12:20 p.m.|
|Taft-Galloway Elementary School||9:10 a.m.||4:00 p.m.||9:10 a.m.||12:20 p.m.|
|Walker-Winter Elementary School||9:10 a.m.||4:00 p.m.||9:10 a.m.||12:20 p.m.|
|Wayne Memorial High School||7:10 a.m.||2:00 p.m.||7:10 a.m.||10:20 a.m.|
|Wayne-Westland Innovative Academy||7:10 a.m.||2:00 p.m.||7:10 a.m.||10:20 a.m.|
|Wildwood Elementary School||8:30 a.m.||3:20 p.m.||8:30 a.m.||11:40 a.m.|
|William D. Ford Career-Technical Center||
|7:25 a.m.||10:05 a.m.|
Is there before and after school care offered?
Champions offers programming at all of our elementary schools before and after school, during seasonal breaks, and on most non-school days.
Please see our Champions page for more information.
What are the attendance protocols?
Wayne-Westland Community Schools has updated its attendance protocols, and we look forward to collaborating with you next school year to encourage regular student attendance.
One (1) absence and every absence thereafter - An automated call will be sent to indicate that the student has missed an attendance period. If a call was made to the school to excuse the absence, this call does not go out.
Three (3) absences or equivalent - A teacher will make a phone call to discuss the reason(s) for the absences and seek to support the family in getting the child to school.
Six (6) absences or equivalent - An attendance letter is sent to communicate the district’s concern about attendance and highlight the steps in the attendance protocol.
Nine (9) absences or equivalent - A meeting will be set up between the family and an administrator or support staff member to discuss attendance barriers and to highlight the urgency of regular attendance.
Twelve (12) absences or equivalent - Student’s name and address are submitted to Concentric to conduct a home visit. The school will notify parents of the upcoming visit. The details of that home visit are shared with the school to support the student’s regular attendance in school. The middle and high school students’ names and addresses will also be submitted to Westland Youth Assistance or Wayne Youth Services for enrollment in their programming. The second attendance letter is also mailed home at this time.
Fifteen (15) absences or equivalent - Final attendance letter is sent home.
Eighteen (18) absences or equivalent - Student is referred to Wayne County through formal petition for chronic absenteeism.
Where do I find the lunch menus?
All students enrolled in Wayne-Westland Community Schools can receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at NO CHARGE to your household each day.
The monthly lunch menus can be found by visiting the Food and Nutrition Service webpage.
What is MiStar ParentConnection and how do I access it?
MiStar ParentConnection is an informational resource that provides safe, secure and easy access to your child's school record (grades and attendance, class schedule and much more).
When enrolling for the first time in Wayne-Westland Community Schools and providing a valid email address, an email will be sent the following business day with your pin and password. If you do not receive your login information within 72 hours, please contact your student's school.
If you forget your Personal Identification Number (PIN), go to the “forgot my login” link from the login page. Your PIN will be sent to the email address on file. If you do not have an email address, you must contact your child’s school.
What is Peachjar?
Peachjar is a flyer distribution system used by Wayne-Westland Community Schools. The digital platform streamlines school-to-home communication by distributing school and community resources directly to families as digital flyers. For additional information on our School Flyers by Peachjar page.
How else can I stay connected to Wayne-Westland Community Schools?
- Be sure to bookmark Wayne-Westland Community Schools' website, which presents vital updates and resources like district news, upcoming events and more. Bookmark your school homepage(s) to keep up with all the great things happening within your school community. You can even subscribe to news and calendar alerts, based on your preferences, from the district or school news feeds or calendars.
- Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social networks make it easier for our parents, students, and community to get the latest news and information about our schools. You are invited to join the conversation about Wayne-Westland Community Schools on our official social media sites.
Like us at Facebook.com/wwcsd
Follow us on Twitter at @wwcsd
Follow us on Instagram at @wwcschools
Watch our videos on YouTube
- Wayne-Westland Community Schools' mobile app is a one-stop shop for parents, students, staff and community members to stay connected while on the go. You will have access to important notifications, the latest district news, school information, calendars and more. Search Wayne-Westland Schools via the Apple Store and Google Play.
What if my child needs to take medicine at school?
Wayne-Westland Community Schools and the State of Michigan law prohibit school employees from dispensing medication to students without written permission from the student’s physician and parent. If medication must be administered at school, the following are necessary.
- Written permission from the student’s parent or guardian and their physician must be on file in the school office before any medication can be given. This must include – student’s name, medication, dose, time to be given, and physician’s signature. The Medication Authorization form can be found at the link below, or a copy can be obtained from the school office.
Medication Authorization Form
Prescription medication must be in the ORIGINAL CONTAINER FROM THE PHARMACY clearly marked with the student’s name, medication, dosage, expiration date and time to be given.
Non-prescription medication must be in the original container with the label intact.
An adult must bring all medications to the school office. Medication MAY NOT be hand carried to school by students unless medication authorization forms are on file.
This form is REQUIRED FOR ALL MEDICATIONS, including over-the-counter items such as aspirin, cold remedies, cough medicines, cough drops, eye drops, ointments, etc. No medication of any kind is to be sent to school to be taken independently by the student without the necessary paperwork on file. It is the responsibility of the parent to secure the information from the physician along with the required signature. Please contact the school office or school nurse if you have further questions about the parameters surrounding medications.
Does my child receive bus services?
Wayne-Westland Community Schools provides busing services to elementary students who reside over one (1) mile from school, and middle and high school students who live over one and one-half (1.5) miles from school are eligible for transportation services.
After the student's registration is completed or updated in MiStar ParentConnection and the dwelling meets the qualifications, if you want your child to ride the bus, you MUST check YES, or a bus route will NOT be assigned.
Here Comes the Bus
If your child rides the bus, please be sure to download the Here Comes the Bus mobile app. Parents will know when their child’s bus arrives in real-time and when it has arrived at their school. Parents can also track the bus trip as students return home at the end of the day. The Here Comes the Bus app is available in the App Store and Google Play. See our Here Comes the Bus page for more information.
How do I look up my child's bus route?
Once assigned a bus route, the information will be available on MiStar ParentConnection under the transportation link.
For additional information, please contact the Transportation Department at 734-419-2150.
I'm new to the district. How do I enroll my child?
We are excited you are considering Wayne-Westland Community Schools for the future of your child’s educational career.
Please visit our enrollment page for information to enroll for the 2023-2024 academic year.
Have specific questions or need help?
Please contact the Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Department at 734-419-2083.
Do I need to complete online registration if my child is already enrolled?
No, returning students do NOT need to complete the online registration process. If your child is enrolled, please visit our Update Current Student Registration page.
- Log in and click on the red "Back to School Registration" link at the top.
- After you confirm or change the information, click "submit and save."
- You MUST repeat this process for each child enrolled.
Please be sure to watch for communication from your child's school.
Can I choose a school other than my assigned school?
New and current students residing within the Wayne-Westland Community Schools boundaries wanting to attend a different home school may complete the In-District School of Choice Waitlist. You will be notified via email when an opening becomes available.
How do I update my home address?
To update your home address, please bring your new mortgage/lease/current tax bill and two other proofs of residency to your child's school main office or the Administration Building (36745 Marquette, Westland, MI 48185).
District Student Code of Conduct
Please take time with your child to read and review the Wayne-Westland Community School District Handbook and Code of Conduct to familiarize yourselves with district policies, procedures, and processes that will help ensure an excellent school year for all involved.
If you have additional questions, please call your child's school or the district administration office at 734-419-2000.
Join us for the Back to School Fair!
This event will include free food, children’s activities, school supplies and community resources.
August 16, 2023
3 - 7 p.m.
John Glenn High School
36105 Marquette, Westland, MI 48185