Important Reminders

Dismissal Safety Reminder

For the safety of our students and families, please do not park on the corner of New Street and Hall Avenue at dismissal. The buses are unable to pass safely, and neither is a firetruck. As you are well aware, this could present a very dangerous situation for our neighbors and children.

Bus Reminder:

Please be advised that it is illegal and dangerous to pass school buses when they have their red lights flashing.

Attendance Rules:

Please click here for instructions on what to do if your child is absent.

Important Attendance and Dismissal Information

Please click here

Important Documents

Please download each of the documents below for your reference:

A Parent's Guide to Curriculum

No Candy in School

Parents, please remember that students are not permitted to bring candy to school. The details of our practices at Waverly School are outlined on page 9 of the Family Handbook. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call Mari Doyle at 914-793-6130, ext. 5502.

No Cars in the Bus Circle

Unfortunately, a number of parents have been observed entering the bus circle before 9:00 AM and while students are unloading from busses. In addition, some cars have passed school buses while their lights were blinking which is illegal and a moving violation. For the safety of our students, please be sure to use the Hall Avenue entrance if you are dropping off your child before 9:00 AM. If you arrive after 9:00 AM, you will need to find alternate parking and escort your child into the school. The details of our practices at Waverly School are outlined on page 5 of the Family Handbook. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call Mari Doyle at 914-793-6130, ext. 5502. Thank you, in advance for your cooperation.


HAC is an online parent portal that will give you timely access to relevant educational information pertaining to your child.


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    The Book Corner:
    by Jennifer Batz - Sunday, March 17, 2019, 12:57 PM


    This week’s recommendation, The Berenstain Bears and the Truth, written by Stan and Jan Berenstain, is from the popular Berenstain Bear series. If you are interested in other books on the same theme of honesty, check out the website below. You’ll notice that all of the books we’ve recommended this month made the list!

    Here are some other books we’ve recommended on the topic of honesty:



    For the next several weeks, we’ll use this space to showcase a website or mobile application of interest for our young learners. (This is great for ENL students. Students can have the book read in another language.)



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    by Jennifer Batz - Sunday, March 17, 2019, 12:55 PM

    It's time to order your Waverly Yearbook!

    Please note these very important facts to ensure your child gets a yearbook.


    Standard Yearbook price: $25 each

    Personalized Yearbook: $30 each

    Personalization runs along the top outside cover of the yearbook and is a cute way to distinguish your child’s book as well as differentiate it from others at school and on the bus.

    Click to order

    School Code: 095143


    Parent Ads: $25 each (1/4 page only)

    Order your Waverly Yearbook and Parent Ad today by clicking the link below!

    Click to order

    School Code: 095143

    Please see attached PDF for guidance in ordering.

    Questions? Contact:

    School Code: 095143

    Please see attached PDF for guidance in ordering.

    Questions? Contact:

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    NURSE'S CORNER..........
    by Jennifer Batz - Sunday, March 17, 2019, 12:54 PM


    The best way to prevent the spread of germs is by proper handwashing. Please practice the steps below with your child.

    Please be sure to call the nurse when your child is absent, and send in a note upon their return. Even if you email the teacher, it’s important that you still contact the nurse, 914-793-6130 X5509.

    Please be sure your child is wearing sneakers each day.

    Make sure your child is dressed warmly for outdoor recess. Send in LABELED coats, hats and gloves with grips.

    Check out the article on remedies for dry and chapped lips.

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    by Jennifer Batz - Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 11:26 AM


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    Parents Night Out
    by Jennifer Batz - Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 11:20 AM

    Parents Night Out

    February 15, 2019 6:30 – 9:30 pm

    $30/per child and $10 each add’l sibling

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    Waverly PTA Presents…
    by Jennifer Batz - Sunday, February 10, 2019, 4:13 PM

    Celebrate the culmination of the Scholastic Book Fair with our annual Pajama Puppet Show.

    Children - please come dressed in your most comfy pajamas (and sneakers) and enjoy a fun and interactive evening Puppet Show.

    Parents can shop at the Book fair and enjoy light refreshments. Friday, March 8th, 2019 (snow date: March 15th) SESSION 1: 6:00PM-6:45PM SESSION 2: 7:00PM-7:45PM Book fair will be Open 5:30PM-8:30PM

    This is NOT a drop off event. Waverly students ONLY. This event is free!

    Please check your child in and a member of the PTA will escort them to the Cafeteria for the show.

    At least one parent or guardian is required to remain on premises for the duration of the event (45 min.) Siblings are welcome to remain with adult, there will be a small activity for them.

    Space is limited!! Register by Friday, March 1st

    **Specify the # of Waverly students who will be attending in your sign-up**

    Questions please contact

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    Important Information from Waverly’s Health Office
    by Jennifer Batz - Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 3:01 PM


    Office #793-6130x5509        Fax #793-1919





    The school nurse:

    a)    Attends to tummy aches, skinned knees, headaches, minor first aid, etc.

    b)    Conducts hearing and vision screening.

    c)    Reviews physical and immunization records. If medical and immunization records are not up to date, your child will not be allowed to come to school.

    d)    Sends notices home when students are exposed to communicable diseases.

    e)    Will notify parents if their child becomes ill during school.




    All parents are expected to follow the school policy regarding absences:


    a)    Call the school nurse each day your child is absent from school. Even if you email your child’s teacher about their absence, you still need to call the school nurse.

    b)    If your child is absent 1-3 days, a parent note is required. Send the note explaining the absence to school with your child upon his or her return.

    c)    If your child is absent 4 or more days due to illness, a note from the doctor is required upon your child’s return to school.

    d)    If you child will be late for school due to a doctor’s appointment, parent must sign-in in the nurse’s office before returning to class.



    Emergency Contact Information:


    a)    If you have to update your Emergency Contacts, please do so immediately by sending in your changes in a letter addressed to the main office and to the school nurse. If your child becomes ill or is injured during school and you cannot be reached, your emergency contact will be called.

    b)    The people listed as your emergency contacts must be local to drive to the school to pick up and care for your sick child.

    c)    Only your emergency contacts you list allowed to pick up your child if you are unable to do so. If you want someone other than your emergency contact to pick up your child, a note giving permission must be faxed to the nurse’s office.

    d)    If there is a change in your phone numbers or emergency contacts during the school year, please notify the main office and nurse in writing.




    School district policy states that should your child requires prescription or nonprescription medication during school hours, the school nurse must have the following:


    a)    Medication consent form completed by the doctor and parent. The form can be picked up from the nurse’s office.

    b)    Medication must be in original pharmacy or store container.

    c)    Parents must bring medication to school. Children are not permitted to carry any medications while at school, or to and from school.


    To Be Excluded From Gym Class/Recess:


    A doctor’s note is required if your child needs to be excused from gym due to and illness and/or injury. A follow-up note is needed from the doctor when they are able to return to physical activity. Your child will not be able to return to gym/recess unless a doctor’s note is received.

    Please note that if your child is excused from gym, that means he or she is also excused from recess time.




    Parents of any child who is injured at home and receives sutures, glue-bond, or who is casted or splinted must report the incident to the nurse’s office. A doctor’s note is needed upon return to school stating nature of injury, specific restrictions and follow-up date with the doctor. Upon recovery, a follow-note from the doctor is required before the child can return to full activity. There are NO EXCEPTIONS.


    Physical Examinations and Immunizations Records Required by New York State for Kindergarten & First Grade:


    During Kindergarten screening a reminder will be given to every parent with the date their child’s next physical is due. All immunizations that are due for kindergarten entrance are to be sent in to the school nurse before the start of the school year.


    Parents of first graders will be sent home a reminder in June as to the month their child’s first grade physical and immunization record is due.


    It is the parent’s responsibility to provide the school with the physical exam and immunization record on the month their child’s physical is due.






    Guidelines to follow when deciding to send you child to school:


    1)       Fever - Do not send your child to school with a fever. A child must remain at home 24 hours after a fever has subsided with no medication given. Please do not give your child Tylenol or Motrin in the morning and send him or her to school.

    Example: Fever on Monday. Stays home on Tuesday (rest day and no medication) and may return to school on Wednesday.

    2)      Cold and Cough – If your child has a bad cold and/or cough, a persistent runny nose or sneezing, please have him or her rest at home until symptoms subside. If your child suffers from seasonal allergies and takes medication for this, please make sure that this information is on record in the nurse’s office.

    3)      Rash – Do not send your child to school with a rash. Please consult your doctor. Rashes must be diagnosed and determined non-contagious and your child may only return to school with a doctor’s note detailing diagnosis and treatment. The child must remain at home if the rash is diagnosed contagious.

    4)      Vomiting/Diarrhea – Your child should remain home if he or she has had these symptoms in the morning or the evening before school. A child must remain home 24 hours after vomiting and/or diarrhea has subsided and he or she is feeling better (no nausea, no cramps) and is eating normally.

    Example: Vomited and/or diarrhea on Monday. Stays home on Tuesday (rest day) and may return to school on Wednesday.

    5)      Chicken Pox – Please keep your child home from the initial onset of chicken pox until all lesions are dry. A doctor’s note with diagnosis must be presented upon return to school.

    6)      Conjunctivitis - A child diagnosed with conjunctivitis should stay home until there is no discharge and the eye no longer appears pink. Please report contagious conjunctivitis to the nurse.

    7)      StrepA child diagnosed with strep must stay home for 24 hours from the start of medication. Please report strep to the nurse.

    8)      Head Lice Notify school nurse at 793-1919 ext. 5509 if you suspect your child has head lice. Contact your doctor for advice on treatment and follow directions carefully. Parents are asked to bring their child to the nurse’s office at 8:30 a.m. the following day after treatment.



    If your child is sick, please do not give in to their pleas to come to school because of a party or activity they are afraid to miss. It is unfair to your child, the other students and the staff. The parent must make the right decision.




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    Kindergarten Spring Concert Letter
    by Jennifer Batz - Sunday, February 3, 2019, 10:54 AM

    Dear Kindergarten Families,

    The kindergarteners and I are looking forward to performing a concert for you on Wednesday, April 10 in the Waverly gymnasium. Classes will perform at the following times:

    9:30am- Dragonetti, Tine/O’Reilly, Mastocciolo, Batz,

    Tortorella, Cavalli (K students)

    10:30am- Engborg, Falcone, Torres, Ullrich, Soares,

    Zanzano and Myers (K students)

    On the concert day, children can wear festive attire of any color with comfortable, flat shoes (sneakers if they have P.E. that day). Please do not include hats or large hair accessories.

    Please contact me with any questions-

    -Mrs. Ness, music teacher

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    School Safety Reminders!
    by Jennifer Batz - Sunday, February 3, 2019, 10:54 AM

    As temperatures have dipped, we have noticed an increase in the number of students being driven to school. Special thanks to the Eastchester Police Department for helping us to ensure the safety of all of our students!

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    New Absence Form
    by Jennifer Batz - Friday, January 4, 2019, 11:37 AM

    Please fill this absence form out for your child every time they are absent.  Send it form into their Teacher on their first day back to school.