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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    Please find a list of excellent resources on wellness for students and adults that are available at the Eastchester Public Library.
    by Jennifer Batz - Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 2:35 PM


    Please find a list of excellent resources on wellness for students and adults that are available at the Eastchester Public Library.

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    Order your WAVERLY YEARBOOK online
    by Jennifer Batz - Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 2:30 PM

    Order your WAVERLY YEARBOOK online

    April 19th deadline to purchase a Yearbook

    March 16th deadline to CREATE YOUR OWN Booster/Parent Ad

    The yearbook is an exciting way to preserve your child’s memory of

    their Kindergarten and 1st grade experience.

    It's a beautifully bound, full-color collection of candid photos of classroom activities,

    school events, as well as individual and class photos. It's a memento that your children will cherish for years to come.

    See your child smile with their very own ad!! Our Student Dedication/Booster section will now be created by YOU when you order your yearbook. The yearbook staff will no longer be facilitating booster ads.
    To create a ¼ page dedication to your child, you will select "Ad" and add it to your cart as you order your yearbook online then follow the simple MemoryBook instructions to design and purchase your Parent Ad. Parent Ads can be purchased for any Waverly student and are a lovely way to encourage or congratulate your child on a great year. MemoryBook provides Template Ads pre-designed for quick creation or Custom Ads which allow full personalization. In either case, you may upload photos to accompany your text. Multiple ads may be purchased in case siblings or grandparents wish to make an additional dedication. Or, if you are a business owner, please take the opportunity to help promote your business to our Waverly families. Please note that the Parent Ad fee is in addition to yearbook base price and ads must be completed by March 16 (prior to the yearbook deadline of April 19).

    Parent Ads are $25 per 1/4 page ad
    Deadline: March 16

    All yearbook orders must be processed ONLINE by April 19th

    Please CLICK HERE to order your Waverly Yearbook today!

    Use Pay Code: 86891

    Yearbook Price is $25
    Foil Personalization is an additional $5

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

    You must purchase your personalization online as you order your yearbook - just select and add to your cart!

    Questions? Contact:

    On Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 12:20 PM, Mari Doyle <> wrote:

    This sounds very reasonable. I did have one question. If a parent knows of a business owner who wants to place an ad, how will that ad be created?

    Also, since there you posted the different due dates in red and purple on the bottom of the email, I think I might change the color to match on the top as well.
    I would also suggest sending a follow-up blast the following week with wording similar to:

    Ads- March 16th
    Orders- April 19th
    And then the links.

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    14th Annual Augie Nardone Basketball Scholarship Game
    by Jennifer Batz - Sunday, January 14, 2018, 10:47 AM

    14th Annual Augie Nardone

    Basketball Scholarship Game


    Friday, January 19, 2018

    Eastchester High School

    5:00 p.m.       

    Eastchester Girls Varsity vs. Harrison Girls Varsity


    7:00 p.m.       

    Eastchester Boys Varsity vs. Tuckahoe Boys Varsity




    Admission Charge will begin at halftime of the Girls Game

    Students & Children: $3.00

    Adults: $5:00



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    Sweetheart Dance Saturday, February 3rd
    by Jennifer Batz - Sunday, January 14, 2018, 10:39 AM

    Information  is below

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    Become a Girl Scout Daisy today
    by Jennifer Batz - Sunday, January 14, 2018, 10:36 AM

    Become a Girl Scout Daisy today!

    Call Deanna at 845.452.1810 ext.743 to RSVP
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    by Jennifer Batz - Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 11:45 AM

    Dear Parents,

    There have been several cases of head lice reported in both kindergarten and first grade. This is

    not uncommon for this age group in kindergarten and first grade.

    The two biggest myths about head lice are:

    1.     Head lice fly or jump from head to head … False… They crawl (not fly or jump); no one is immune to head lice; anyone who is in close contact (head to head), to someone who already has the parasite is at risk.

    2.     Only dirty people contact head lice … False… Personal hygiene or cleanliness in the home have nothing to do with getting head lice. They prefer clean hair so they can hang on and move around freely. They are not fond of hair spray, gels and other hair products.

    Anyone can get head lice!

    Steps to prevent the spread of head lice:

    1.     Avoid head-to-head (hair-to-hair) contact during play and other activities at home, school, etc. (It is recommended to keep girl’s hair braided or in a ponytail and boy’s hair short) Using hair products that make the hair stiff may also help.

    2.     Check hair each night.

    3.     Do not share clothing such as hats, scarves, sports uniforms and headgear, hair ribbons, etc.

    4.     Do not share combs, brushes, linens or towels.

    5.     At school, if a student is identified with nits/lice, coats in that classroom are put into plastic bags and sealed and the custodial dept. is notified. Any child who is identified to have head lice or nits is sent home. Every student from that class is then checked and rechecked every 2 to 3 days.

    If you have any questions, or if your child is scratching his/her head call Mrs. Kaessler in the morning. She’ll give you an appointment to check your child’s head.

    What to do if your child has head lice:

    1.     Speak to your pediatrician about the best products and services available.

    2.     Make sure to follow all instructions on products.

    3.     Check all members of the family.

    4.     Please contact the school nurse at 793-6130 Ext. 5509.

    5.     Remove all nits.

    6.     Wash clothes, bed linens and towels in hot water. Bag stuffed animals.

    7.     Soak combs, brushes, etc. in hot water.

    8.     Vacuum everywhere including car seats, rugs and sofas (anyplace that has contact with your child’s head).

    In order to return to school, a parent must bring the child to the nurse’s office at 8:30 a.m. to be cleared before the child is allowed to return to their classroom. We have a no nit policy.

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    Waverly First Grade Winter Concerts
    by Jennifer Batz - Monday, November 27, 2017, 12:02 PM

    Dear First Grade Families,

    The first graders and I are looking forward to performing a concert for you on December 12, 2017 (snow date December 14) in the Waverly gymnasium. Classes will perform at the following times:

    9:30am- Koller, Dachik, Demos, Schwartz, Garrett

    10:30am- Zuzolo, Saraco, Borowsky, Vaughan,

    Cinquemani (first grade 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-

    We look forward to singing for you!

    -Mrs. Ness, music teacher

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    WAVERLY PTA Please join us for a night of shopping and snacks at the WAVERLY SCHOOL HOLIDAY VENDOR FAIR
    by Jennifer Batz - Monday, November 20, 2017, 11:56 AM


    Please join us for a night of shopping and snacks at the




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    First Grade Winter Concert Lyrics
    by Jennifer Batz - Sunday, November 19, 2017, 8:58 PM

    Practice your Winter Concert Lyrics at home.......

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    From The Nurse's Desk
    by Jennifer Batz - Thursday, October 19, 2017, 11:40 AM

    Important Information from Waverly’s Health Office


    Mrs. Kaessler, R.N.

    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.



















    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)      Strep – A child diagnosed with strep must stay home for 48 hours from the start of medication. Please report strep to the nurse.

    8)      Head Lice – A child cannot be re-admitted to school until all nits (both viable and nonviable) are removed. Contact your doctor for advice on treatment and follow all directions carefully. Parents must bring the child to the nurse’s office to be checked before he or she is allowed to go to their classroom. If nits are found, the child will not be permitted in class.


    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.