• Site Based Management Team

    WUES depends on input, collaboration, and cooperation from our community.  As a parent, your input is welcomed and encouraged by the WUES Site-Based Management Team.  The Site-Based Management Team is a representative group of teachers, parents, and administration that meets each month to discuss and implement plans and processes to lead our school.  The issues discussed are varied and significant.  In addition to addressing day-to-day leadership issues, the team develops the School Improvement Plan to help drive the school forward, including action steps.  Discussions can include implementing programs, modifications to the school day or procedures, or buildings or grounds changes.

    We love parent input. If you have any comments or suggestions on previous issues listed in the minutes, or for upcoming items, please email one of the parent representatives.    Contact information and meeting minutes are available online:  The Site-Based Team meets the fourth Thursday of each month.


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    If your child will not be at school, please click here to send an e mail to our Data Manager.  Please include your child's name, teacher name, date of absence(s) and reason for absence.  Our Data Manager will notify you when she receives your e-mail.


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    All afternoon transportation changes must be communicated in writing.  You can choose one of the following written methods of communication:

    • Send a note with your child the day of the transportation change (this is the most preferred method)
    • Send a fax to 704 843 9019
    • Send an e mail to Carrie Johnson (
    • Bring us a written note before you get in the car rider line.

    All changes must be received before 1:30 pm.

    For your child’s safety, exceptions will NOT be made.

    If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Williford or Ms. Anderson.

    Thank you for your cooperation in getting all children home safely.


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