Language Academy
7030 Nations Ford Road
Charlotte, NC 28217
Courier #: 532
P: 980-343-5815  |  F: 980-343-5854 
Principal: Felicia Eybl
LC: Southwest
Bell Schedule: 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Grades: K-8
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Waddell Parent Student Handbook 2017-2018

Parent-Student Handbook 2017-2018 revised 1-8-2019.pdf

On this page:


How to Stay Informed

RAMpage: To receive the Waddell monthly newsletter via e-mail click the Join or Leave the Distribution List link to the left.

Student Folder: Each student transports a Communication Folder to and from school daily. Information and updates are regularly sent home in this folder.

Website: Information specific to W​addell: announcements, events, teacher web sites, and contact information for Faculty and Staff.

Who to Contact

Ann Hardy: Registration, Data Manager, Parent Liaison (PowerSchool)

Lisa Pianka: Financial Secretary

Daisy Castillo: Attendance, Volunteers, Transportation

Jimeese Hardy: Transportation, Volunteers, Attendance

PayPams: Deposit money into your child's lunch account

Online School Payments: Pay for school field trips, agendas, and more​


Early Drop Off: 7:45am
Car Pool Opens: 7:45am
Note: If arriving before 8:00 am, K-2nd go to cafeteria, 3rd-5th go to auditorium, 6th-8th go to gym. At 8:00 am, students may go to their classes

Car Pool Closes: 8:13 am
Classes Begin: Middle: 8:15 am/Elementary: 8:15 am
Classes End:  Elementary: 3:15 pm /Middle: 3:15 pm
Early Dismissal: 11:45 am to 1:45 pm

***A student will not be allowed to participate in sports practices, games, or afterschool activities if the student is not in attendance for at least 1/2 of the day.


Every absences requires parent correspondence to provide explanation for absence. The two acceptable means are as follows:

Letter: A written letter of explanation can be sent with student in the Communication/Homework Folder upon returning to school.
Email: Please send an email to the link Report an Absence


Late Sign-In: When a student is tardy, the parent should escort the student to sign in at the front office. Excuses for tardiness can be given in writing at time of sign-in or in writing to office staff.

Late Pass: Student will be issued a late pass by office staff for class admittance. If student does not have a late pass for the teacher, the student will be re-directed to the front office to retrieve one.

Non-admittance to "Specials" already in Progress: Due to limited time and the unique nature of specials (i.e., Music, Art, P.E., Media), late students are not permitted to interrupt specials. Late elementary students are required to wait quietly in the front office for the remaining duration of the special. The student may join the class after the special has ended.

Elementary consequences for tardiness: Communicate with teacher for specific classroom policies.

Middle School consequences for tardiness: First tardy = warning. Second tardy = lunch detention. Third tardy = parent contact. Fo​urth tardy = afterschool detention. Fifth tardy = referral. 

Excessive tardiness and/or absenteeism: Per CMS rules and guidelines, excessive tardiness and/or absenteeism may result in reassignment to neighborhood school. A warning letter is usually mailed to the parent in the event of mounting tardies/absences.

updated 9/5/2017

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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