WELCOME TO THE WALDEN FAMILY

 
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We are so excited that you are joining our family! At Walden, we embrace new families who are enthusiastic participants in our community and we are equally eager to help you with any questions or requests. I hope you’ll find your transition to Walden a positive experience and please don’t hesitate to reach out to a member of our support team. We’re here for you every step of the way!
— Alison Tyler, Head of School
 
 

We're so thrilled you have joined our awesome community! Prior to starting your semester at Walden, please use this page as a handy resource for contacting the right Walden team member who can best answer your questions and facilitate your requests. In addition to a useful directory of department contacts, please find helpful links for submitting a Household Information Form, Student Health Form and purchasing a school key fob.

 
 
 
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Household INFORMATION FORM (MANDATORY)

If you haven't already, get a head start on keeping your information up-to-date by completing the 2018-19 Household Information Form. A form needs to be completed PER HOUSEHOLD for proper communication and emergency contact information. For example, forms need to be completed for blended or any other co-parenting situation. If throughout the year your information changes, please notify the front office so that we can change your information. Click the link below to get started.

 
 
 

Student Health Form (Mandatory)

All families MUST complete the Student Health History Form. This required information is absolutely necessary before your child(ren) starts school. Both NEW AND RETURNING families must submit the form.

 
 
 
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PURCHASE YOUR KEY FOB (OPTIONAL)

As part of our ongoing effort to ensure a safe and secure environment for both our students and faculty, all doors to the school will remain locked until carpool begins at 7:30am daily. If you do not have a key fob you will be unable to access the building prior to 7:30am.

The cost of a key fob is $20. If you already have a Walden key fob there is no charge but you must complete this form if you would like to add morning access.

 
 
 
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Extended day (OPTIONAL)

FOR GRADES K-8: Walden provides extended day services for parents who need regular (or occasional) after-school care for their children. Students utilizing this service are dismissed directly to the extended day care givers. Extended Day closes Monday through Friday at 6:00pm. Students involved in extracurricular activities return to the Extended Day Room following the activity. On the last days of school prior to our December holiday break and Spring Break, extended day will end at 3:00 pm.

Registration is required for all students using this service. Many families who do not routinely need extended day find it valuable to be registered, to arrange for trustworthy child care in the case of unexpected events.

 
 
 

Online bookstore

FOR GRADES 5-8: Visit our bookstore page to view Middle and High School book lists, helpful tips to ordering books, and signing up for a K12SD account. K12SD is our online textbook store that provides the complete book lists categorized by course/grade. Please note that purchasing your books through K12SD is completely optional. Other options include Amazon and/or connecting with other Walden families via the Facebook group, Walden Swap (please see below).

 
 
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Walden Swap

The Walden Swap Facebook group has been created by Walden parents for Walden families to connect and swap/buy/sell items students use throughout the school year: textbooks, instruments, costumes, etc. It is an excellent resource to find Walden gear at a great price, easily exchange items, and of course, connect with other families.

DONATE YOUR TEXTBOOKS
If you'd like to get rid of textbooks that are just taking up space, consider directly donating them to Walden! Simply drop off your gently used books at the front office.

LIKE & FOLLOW WALDEN ON FACEBOOK
Walden has its own Facebook page! Like, follow, share and connect with us to view awesome posts about school life, special happenings and cool events.

 
 

 

Department DirectorY

 
 
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GENERAL INQUIRIES

If you have questions about schedule of events, upcoming school activities, times and dates of school operations, contact information for specific faculty members, facility use or other general inquiries, please contact:

LORI TUMMONDS
FRONT OFFICE & HEALTHCARE COORDINATOR
Email: ltummonds@walden-school.org
Phone Ext: 300

 
 
 

LOWER SCHOOL

If you have any questions about Lower School curriculum, classroom policies, special requests or any other inquiries about the educational experience of your Lower School student, please contact:

KELLY VON BUSCH
LOWER SCHOOL DIRECTOR
Email: kvonbusch@walden-school.org
Phone Ext: 311

 
 
 
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MIDDLE SCHOOL

If you have any questions about Middle School curriculum, classroom policies, special requests or any other inquiries about the educational experience of your Middle School student, please contact:

LINDA KUNZ
MIDDLE SCHOOL DIRECTOR
Email: lkunz@walden-school.org
Phone Ext: 316

 
 
 
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High School

If you have any questions about High School curriculum, classroom policies, special requests or any other inquiries about the educational experience of your High School student, please contact:

BRAD KIMBROUGH
HIGH SCHOOL DIRECTOR
Email: bkimbrough@walden-school.org
Phone Ext: 302

If you would like to learn about the High School Community Service obligations, please visit our Community Service page.

 
 
 
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FINANCIAL SERVICES

If you have any questions about financial aid, tuition payments, payment for extracurricular activities or events or other fiscal concerns, please contact:

JEFF HAMILTON
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE & OPERATIONS
Email: jhamilton@walden-school.org
Phone Ext: 312

 
 
 
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PARENT RESOURCE

Stacy Nickle is the essential parent-perspective liaison and works in collaboration with the Walden community to ensure new families have a smooth transition with a warm welcome. Mrs. Nickle is able to provide invaluable insight on being a Walden parent and strives to address any new family concerns with an intent to mediate positive, communicative rapport amongst Walden faculty/admin and families.

STACY NICKLE
WPA MENTOR CHAIR
Email: stacynickle@yahoo.com
Phone: 502.548.2235

 
 
 

EXTENDED DAY

If you have questions about the Extended Day enrollment process, would like to know general information about to what to bring and expect, dates and times of Extended Day or have inquiries about the activities and responsibilities of student participants, please contact:

DANA RAYMOND
DIRECTOR OF EXTENDED DAY
Email: draymond@walden-school.org
Phone Ext: 305

 
 
 
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Athletics

If you have any questions about sports offerings, Walden athletic policies, team uniform purchases, game schedules or general inquiries about athletic participation, please contact:

DAVID GROSS
DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS
Email: dgross@walden-school.org
Phone Ext: 321

 
 
 
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COMMUNICATIONS

If you'd like to send an internal communication via email, promote an event through our Walden Newsletter, contribute to our social media pages or have need of design requests, please contact:

JOHNPAUL MCLEAN
DIRECTOR OF ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
Email: jpmclean@walden-school.org
Phone Ext: 314

 
 
 

TECHNOLOGY

If you have inquiries about technological services, including the BYOD program and student parameters for technology usage at Walden, please contact:

CHARLIE RAYMOND
DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY
Email: craymond@walden-school.org
Phone Ext: 313

 
 
 
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FOOD SERVICES

If you would like more information about the food offered in the Walden lunch program, would like to inform the kitchen about your child's specific dietary needs or make suggestions for course offerings, please contact:

GABE SOWDER
DIRECTOR OF FOOD SERVICES
Email: gsowder@walden-school.org
Phone Ext: 310

 
 
 
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DEVELOPMENT

If you would like to give or pledge a donation to Walden, volunteer for fundraising events, request information about upcoming fund-collecting initiatives or become involved with the Walden Fund development, please contact:

JENA WALKER
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Email: jwalker@walden-school.org
Phone Ext: 307