Upcoming Events for Parents

  • Back 2 School Festival Quiet Opening 

    The Back 2 School Fair will be this Saturday, August 10th at Watauga High School from 10:00 am-1:00 pm.  There will be "quiet opening" from 9:00-10:00 am for students with disabilities and their families.  Please contact either Mike Marcela at marcelam@wataugaschools.org or Renee Battle at battler@wataugaschools.org or via phone at 828-264-7190 to request an invitation to the quiet opening.  We will respond quickly so you will be all set to attend the opening.  

    A quiet opening is designed to be a calmer, smaller event so that students who have sensory issues or get easily overwhelmed can easily "shop" and enjoy the Back to School fair.  We will also have a "quiet room" in place for parents and students who need a space to cool down and regroup and refocus during the fair.  We look forward to seeing you there! 


    Welcome to the Parent Page of our WCS Exceptional Children Department Webpage !

    We hope this page becomes your portal for all relevant and important information that you will need throughout the year.  Our goal is help you to participate in not only your child's educational program at their school but also to be an active participant in our EC Department as whole.  This page includes the following:

    1. Notices about upcoming EC Parent Advisory Council meetings and parent trainings;
    2. A section of important procedural information for parents
    3. A list of various parent resources covering many areas of disabilities
    4. A calendar of important upcoming school and district events

     One of our goals is to continually to strive to develop and strengthen our relationships and our collaborative efforts with our parents and community members.  Please let us know how we can help you with meeting the needs of your child and with enhancing your involvement with our program.  If you have any questions, please contact the EC Department at 828-264-7190


     Mike Marcela, Ed.D

    Exceptional Children Program Director 

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