Wayzata Public Schools

Communications & Involvement

District News Headlines

From Superintendent Chace Anderson

"As we enter the new year, there is much to be thankful for and excited about. We are thankful to our community for continuing to support our mission of providing excellence for each and every student. We couldn’t do it without you." 

Work Underway on New Elementary School and Other Referendum Projects

Thanks again to school district voters for supporting three school funding requests on the November 7, 2017 ballot. Now that funding has been approved, planning has begun to address the district’s growth and facilities needs for capacity, safety and academics. Here is a recap of work to be done and timelines for completion.

Best High School and School District in Minnesota!

Of the nearly 100,000 elementary, middle and high schools in the nation, both Wayzata High School and Wayzata Public Schools rank among the best of the best. USA Today named Wayzata High School as the best public high school in Minnesota. Business Insider named Wayzata Public Schools as the best school district in Minnesota. Factors that contributed to these honors include academics, quality of teachers, rigor of academics and standardized test scores.

Oakwood Elementary Named 2017 National Blue Ribbon School!

Oakwood Elementary School has been named a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Representatives from Oakwood and the other National Blue Ribbon schools were honored at a reception in Washington, D.C. November 6-7.


Amy Parnell
Director of Communications and Community Engagement

Jeffrey DeMars
Video Communications Specialist

Andrew A. Hagen
Communication Specialist

Charlene Barghini
Volunteer Coordinator

Colleen Wier
Volunteer Coordinator Paraprofessional

Catherine Christiansen
Partners for Healthy Kids Coordinator

Communicator Newsletters

Press Releases

Emergency Closing Information

The superintendent may close school, delay the start of school or dismiss school early because of extreme weather or other emergency conditions. Phone calls, email and text messages (message and data rates may apply) will be sent to all families using the district’s parent notification system. Announcements will also be posted on the district website at www.wayzataschools.org and shared with the following local media: WCCO Radio 830 AM; WCCO-TV, Channel 4; KSTP-TV, Channel 5; KMSP-TV, Channel 9; and KARE- TV, Channel 11. If an early dismissal is required during the school day, we will follow the designated plan we should have on file for your child/children.

When Wayzata Public Schools is closed all day, this includes Home Base child care, early childhood classes and preschool, community use of facilities, and youth and adult evening events and classes.

If Wayzata Public Schools announces a late start, Home Base will also start late. If school is starting two hours late, then Home Base child care will open at 8:30 a.m. and morning preschool and early childhood programs will be canceled. If an early dismissal is announced after 6:30 a.m., children already at Home Base (or in their classrooms) will need to be picked up within one hour. Home Base suggests you have an emergency plan in place. If an emergency closing is necessary on a Non-School Day, WCCO AM (830) radio will announce the closing as Wayzata Home Base.