August 13, 2021

Upcoming Events

First Day of School, Wednesday, August 18
We are thrilled to welcome back our students to the first day of school on Wednesday, April 18 at 8:00 a.m. We will operate on a 7-period day. The bell schedules for the entire week may be seen in General News.

New Student Surface Pro Pickup
Front Office
Parents of Freshmen and new transfer students, please stop by the Wheaton Academy front desk to pick up your student’s Surface Pro 6 laptop and account information.  Please show a photo ID to help us validate who picks up the Surface.  Detailed setup instructions can be found at

Important Retreat Information and Update
August 15-16

UPDATE! Due to bus logistics, students will be returning to Wheaton Academy’s campus at 6:30 p.m. on Monday. This is a change from the previously stated end time. Thank you for your understanding with this change. Please pick up your book bundles in the Commons upon return from the retreat.

IMPORTANT, time-sensitive materials needed! In order to attend the retreats, each student needs to fill out and submit TWO forms. All students need to have our school’s “Acknowledgement of Risks” form digitally signed as well as this waiver submitted for the camp. Please fill out and return this waiver to the front office or email a signed copy to by end of day today, Friday, August 13, or bring a paper copy to school when the classes meet.

For Sophomores, we will meet at school at 2:00 p.m. in the Fieldhouse Courts, with a luggage drop-off in the Fieldhouse circle. Juniors will meet over by the FAC lawn at 2:30 p.m., with a luggage drop-off in the front circle by the atrium.

Information including a detailed itinerary, packing list, and bus assignments are available to view here on the website. Please note that students will need to bring bed linens and bath towels as these are not provided by the camp! Students must also have all health forms completed in Magnus in order to attend.

Freshman Launch
Tuesday, August 17
11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
We are so excited to host your student on campus Tuesday for LAUNCH!  A reminder, all health forms must be completed in Magnus in order to attend the retreat. Students may be dropped off at the Performance Trust field at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 17.

Before picking up your students, please have them pick up their book bundles in the Commons. If your child is not taking a school tour he/she may be picked up at the FAC lawn at 5:00 p.m. If your child is taking the tour, pick up will be at 6:00 p.m. at the FAC Lawn.

Please check the Wheaton Academy website for more details. You can contact Jim Holtrop if you have any questions.

Book Bundle Pick-Up
Monday, August 16, from 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 17, from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Books may be picked up for families who rented the textbook bundle on Monday and Tuesday, August 16 & 17. Please note your student will receive the English and Bible books during class within the first week of school. Books from these two subjects are yours to keep at the end of the year. We ask that the following grades come at these times:

  • Monday, August 16 from 3:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Sophomores and Juniors (pick up after retreat)
  • Tuesday, August 17 from 11:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Seniors (pick up from 11:00-4:00) and Freshmen (pick up before or after retreat).

If your student can’t make the assigned time slot, they are welcome to come during either of these times on these days. Please contact Jenn Trott with any questions.

**Student schedules are posted in OnCampus, but a hard copy will be available at this time if desired.

General News

2021-2022 Bell Schedule
To view the 2021-2022 Bell Schedule, please click here. We return to 7-period days on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. Block days are Wednesdays and Thursdays, with late-start returning to Wednesdays.

First Week of School Bell Schedule
We will have 7-period days for the first three days of school. Please note the change at the end of the day on Friday. The schedules are as follows:

Wednesday, August 18
8:00 – 8:40                   1st Period
8:46 – 9:16                   Welcome Assembly (30 minutes)
9:22 – 10:02                 2nd Period
10:08 – 10:48               3rd Period
10:54 – 11:34               4th Period
11:34 – 12:08               Lunch (34 minutes)
12:14 – 12:54               5th Period
1:00 – 1:40                   6th Period
1:46 – 2:14                   Advisory (28 minutes)
2:20 – 3:00                   7th Period

Thursday, August 19
8:00 – 8:44                   1st Period
8:50 – 9:34                   2nd Period
9:40 – 10:24                 3rd Period
10:30 – 11:08               Assembly (37 minutes)
11:14 – 11:58               4th Period
11:58– 12:31                Lunch
12:36 – 1:20                 5th Period
1:26 – 2:10                   6th Period
2:16 – 3:00                   7th Period

Friday, August 20
8:00 – 8:40                   1st Period
8:46 – 9:19                   Chapel (33 minutes)
9:25 – 10:05                 2nd Period
10:11 – 10:51               3rd Period
10:57 – 11:37               4th Period
11:37 – 12:11               Lunch (34 minutes)
12:17 – 12:57               5th Period
1:03 – 1:43                   6th Period
1:51 – 2:31                   7th Period
2:31 – 3:00                   School Launch Celebration

August Calendar at a Glance
The 2021-2022 school year is upon us! In addition to centralizing some of our school calendars, we included some calendar highlights of major school events in August to this page. While you have already received information about each of these events individually, here is the information consolidated for your planning purposes. Thank you for adding the appropriate and applicable dates and times to your calendar, and for submitting your RSVP when necessary.  

Student Volunteers Needed for Livestream Team
The WAtv livestream video team is looking for students who are interested in serving on our team to capture chapels, fine arts, and athletic events. No experience is necessary. Please contact Mr. Hockett ( with any questions or to find out how to get involved.

Purchasing Lunch at WA
Our cafeteria will be open for full service this school year. If your student would like to purchase a lunch from one of our regular vendors, our salad bar, or our ala carte table, they are welcome to do so. Your student will need to have their student ID card with them to purchasea lunch with their PushCoin account. No cash or credit cards can be used for purchasing a lunch. For instructions on setting up your PushCoin account please click here. To see the menu, please click here.

Welcome Back Volunteers
We missed our parent volunteers last year and our looking forward to partnering with you again! Please click here for the volunteer opportunities sign-up. You can send it to the front office or email it back to Jim Holtrop. Thanks for helping make this new school year successful.

Senior Trip Payment Reminder
The deadline to sign-up for the Senior trip and the first payment of $550 is Friday, August 27. Please send a check made payable to Wheaton Academy to the attention of Jim Holtrop, and register with Joshua Expeditions at Find the Traveler Application under the MY TRAVEL dropdown. When you register, use the Expedition Number X129.  Please do not make payments to Joshua Expeditions.

Book Lists for Families who OPTED-OUT        
If you chose to OPT-OUT of Wheaton Academy purchasing your book order for you, and plan to rent/buy your own books, the book lists for courses are available on our website. You will need to go to Families and click on the eCampus Bookstore link. Once you get to the bookstore, choose the ORDER NOW box and search for your student’s course names to see which books are needed for your student’s schedule. You do not need to rent/buy the books from eCampus. However, this is the location where you will find the books for each course. Important Note: You need to rent/purchase all books listed even if they are listed as Optional. The Optional reference is an internal note for the book company, not for our families to think the books are optional. Please contact Jenn Trott if you have questions.