Published on Thu., May 20, 2010

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Beginning May 21, 2010, we will accept applications for William Marvin Bass Elementary School (WMBES) for the 2010-2011 school year for students that reside within Lynchburg City but outside of the WMBES attendance zone. All students entering kindergarten and currently enrolled in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade are eligible to apply. Transportation for both zoned and invited students will be provided. Also, siblings of currently enrolled students will be given preference, if space is available. Students entering kindergarten must be five years old on or before September 30, 2010.

Williams Marvin Bass Elementary School will provide students with a variety of challenging instructional experiences which employ the latest trends in educational technology and instructional methodologies. Moreover, the program at the school will continue to:

  1. provide year-round calendar that begins on July 12, 2010 and ends on May 27, 2011
  2. offer small class sizes
  3. require school uniforms
  4. supply intersession for 5 extra weeks or 25 extra days of school for selected students
  5. explore methods for students to perform exceptionally well on the Standards of Learning (SOLs)
  6. engage in many community partnerships:

For the 2009-2010 School Year: Lynchburg Tennis Patrons Association, Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg Grows, The Commonwealth Health Initiative, City on the Hill, Lynchburg Parks and Recreation, Central Virginia Community Services, Liberty University and YMCA

For the Summer of 2010 and 2010-2011 School Year: Jay King Karate and Art Costan Golf

We encourage all eligible students to consider applying for enrollment in this exciting program.

If you reside in the student attendance zone for William Marvin Bass Elementary School, your child will automatically be assigned to the school which supports your school zone. If you do not live in the student attendance zone and if you wish to apply for this program, please complete the applications and return the completed application to the Department of Information Technology at the School Administration Building by 5:00PM on June 3, 2010.

We have a comprehensive array of special education services at our schools. Some special education services are so unique; however, that they are available only through division-wide programs housed at specific schools. We will review each child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) to determine whether we can implement the IEP at this school.

Should you have further questions or wish additional information, please contact Mike Rudder, director of elementary education, at (434) 522-3700 ext. 137. If you choose, you may also contact me.

Paul McKendrick, Ed. D

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