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From The Principal

Hello Wiley Families ~

First and foremost, I hope this finds your families healthy.  These are unprecedented times and require us all to be mindful of one another and do what we can to protect the health of those we care for and the well being of others.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as the District navigates the situation as well.  

Please check your email frequently for updates and links to important information and the learning opportunities that are being developed as I write this message.

If you do not receive emails from Wiley, please click on this link to go the letter that was sent out to families on March 21, 2020.

Until then, utilize this gift of time.  Encourage  your children to read and discuss their stories with you.  Let them assist you as you prepare a meal (using math to measure out ingredients).  Have them keep a journal or write an adventure story.  Play games that require thinking and a strategy (Uno, checkers, etc.).  Provide opportunities for them to take responsibility (completing household chores to help the family).  If your child's teacher sent work to be completed, set a time each day to work on it so they continue to follow a routine.

Also, please know that Wiley is a designated food distribution location. This food program is available to ALL children and teens ages 18 years old and younger regardless of where they go to school or whether they qualify for free and reduced meals. Persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a State or local public educational agency may also take part in this USDA-funded program.

Visitors are provided two days of meals and on Fridays they will receive three days of meals. This week, sites will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from noon to 1:00 p.m. The schedule will then be Monday, Wednesday and Friday beginning on March 23 through April 3 from noon – 1:00 p.m. at the locations and times listed below. Visitors should look for on-site directional signage and personnel directing.  

As always, thank you for being an integral partner in your child's education!


Mrs. Merivirta

Our Mission
The mission of our school is to create and maintain an environment that ensures that every member of the school community reaches a high level of academic achievement as determined by local, state and national standards. We commit to a comprehensive system of support to assure this outcome.

Our Philosophy
We the staff, students, and community of Wiley strive to develop the whole person who grows academically, socially, and emotionally in an environment that encourages life-long learning and productive living.

“Summer slide” is a true phenomenon. Summer slide is when students lose some of the academic gains they made during the previous school year, from lack of practice during the summer months. Read on to find out how to stop the summer slide from happening with your child in reading! 

Six books to summer success: Research shows that reading and rereading at least six books during the summer may keep a reader from falling behind. When choosing the six books, be sure that they are just right — not too hard and not too easy.
How do you choose the books….Take advantage of your local library. Ask for help selecting books that match your child's age, interests, and abilities. Libraries often run summer reading programs that motivate kids to read, so find out what's available in your area. Also check booklists for recommendations.

UCS Vision

All children have the right to a rigorous, high-quality education which meets their individual needs. UCS will respect, encourage and empower each and every student to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful, contributing members of a diverse community and global society.

UCS Mission

We are committed to exemplary teaching and learning in order for our students to be prepared for success in the 21st Century.
We will achieve this commitment by engaging the entire community to focus on each child's achievement, with the expectation that every student will pursue some type of post-high school educational endeavor.

Core Values

  • Every child can learn and achieve.
  • Parents and guardians are partners in the learning process.
  • Being “smart” can be achieved through persistence, hard work and effective effort.
  • Excellence is expected and celebrated.
  • Data is used to guide our decision-making.
  • All employees will exemplify ethical behavior; exhibit a strong work ethic; and continue to develop their leadership, performance and service skills.
  • Technology supports and enhances instruction, business operations, research and communications.
  • The Board of Education, district educators/staff, parents, community members and business leaders must collaborate and work as a team to enhance educational opportunities for student success.