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Family Resources

WACA would not function without the support of its parents and caregivers. We need your energy and enthusiasm to continue to build our school, and improve your child’s educational experience.
Family Connections  Getting Involved
WACA depends on the commitment and involvement of parents and caregivers.  Parents and caregivers main responsibilities are: 
There are many ways for parents and caregivers to be active participants in our school, such as:
  • To stay involved in their student’s education and to communicate regularly with WACA faculty members
  • To attend their two Student-Led Conference per year (one in the fall and one in the spring) about academic and artistic progress
  • To attend school functions such as performances, reviews, showcases, etc.
  • Participate in parent/teacher/advocate grading communication
  • To read and regularly review our student handbook
  • Be an active participant in WACA and your child’s education
  • Assisting with varied aspects of productions
  • Assisting in the classroom
  • Assisting with student performances
  • Providing after school support activities
  • Assisting with fundraising
  • Helping with registration
  • Sit on Site Council meetings
  • Join our Boosters Club
  • Join our Campus Parent Involvement Committee
WACA Site Council
The purpose of site councils is to increase student achievement. In compliance with provisions of the Oregon Act of the 21st Century, it is the policy of the board to establish site councils in each school in the district. The duties of the council shall include:
  • The improvement of the of the school’s instructional program;
  • The development and coordination of plans to improve the professional growth of the school’s staff;
  • The development and coordination of plans for the implementation of programs covered under the Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century at the school site;
  • The administration for grants-in-aid for the professional development of teachers and classified district employees
  • Fostering family involvement in the schools.
If you are interested in serving on Site Council contact Isabel Lopez at
Family Resources
The recent school tragedy in Florida has deeply saddened and troubled us all. Events like these can lead to feelings of fear and insecurity. We encourage our families to help their students feel safe by providing a space to take about their fears and by maintaining a sense of normalcy and security.
The images below are some resources from The National Association of School Psychologists for talking to students about acts of violence, particularly to schools. If you click on the images, they are available to download and print.
In addition, students are encouraged to use resources like SafeOregon to report tips and concerns to authorities.
And finally, below are additional links to web resources to help families have these difficult conversations.