August 6, 2021
New Student Surface Pro Pickup
Begins August 11
Parents of Freshmen and new transfer students, sometime on or after Wednesday, August 11, 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 wheatonacademy.org/surface. Please note that accounts will not be operational until August 11.
Transfer Student Orientation
Thursday, August 12
12:00 – 2:30 p.m.
We invite all sophomore, junior, and senior transfer students to an orientation on Thursday, August 12, from 12:00-2:30 p.m. During our time together, your students will meet classmates, hear about school culture and first-day logistics, and receive a personal campus tour walking their schedule. Your students will also have the opportunity to pick up their Surface Pro tablets. Food will be provided—please complete this RSVP form by August 9th as we prepare to host your student. Please note: This orientation is in addition to the Sophomore and Junior Retreats on August 15-16.
New Parent Night
Thursday, August 12
We look forward to hosting new parents at our New Parent Night on Thursday, August 12, from 6:45-8:45 p.m. This night is designed for you as parents to meet fellow Wheaton Academy parents, hear from our school leadership, and ask questions about your student’s start of school.
The night will highlight and include:
– An opportunity to meet with other Wheaton Academy parents, including a time to ask questions of our Parent Ambassador team, while enjoying coffee and dessert
– Our commitment as a school to you as parents as we begin our partnership
– Logistics needed for the first day of school
– Excerpts from the Student Handbook regarding attendance, dress code, and other practical tips
– COVID guidelines and updated school procedures
Please complete this RSVP form by August 9th as we prepare to host you. We ask only parents attend this event—we will have other orientation opportunities for your students.
NOTE: ALL freshman and transfer parents are welcome to attend this night, even if you have previously enrolled a student at Wheaton Academy.
Sophomore and Junior Retreats
Welcome back, Sophomores and Juniors! We are so excited that in just over a week we are heading to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin for our overnight retreats from Sunday, August 15 – Monday, August 16. 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 by the FAC lawn at 2:30 p.m., with a luggage drop-off in the front circle by the Atrium. Both classes will return to WA’s campus around 5 pm on Monday, August 16.
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 JHoltrop@wheatonacademy.org by Friday, August 13.
Information including a detailed itinerary, packing list, and bus assignments will be available to view here on the website in the next few days. Please keep your eyes peeled!
We look forward to seeing everyone very soon as we believe this time will be a great kick-off for the new school year!
Tuesday, August 17
11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
We are excited to host your freshman student on campus for LAUNCH on August 17. This day is designed to help your freshman student start well at Wheaton Academy as we discuss details for the first day of school, jump-start their mentorship with Project IX seniors, and establish friendships with their peers. Magnus health accounts need to be updated in order for students to participate. Freshmen may pick up their books either before or after this event in the Commons.
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.
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. 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 – 2:14 School Launch Celebration (23 minutes)
2:20 – 3:00 7th Period
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.
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 joshuaexpeditions.org. 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.
Will You Partner with us in our Mission?
Did you know that Wheaton Academy provides over $2M in financial assistance to over one-third of Academy students each year? This would not be possible, however, without the generosity of our faithful supporters. Would you prayerfully consider a financial gift today? Your gift on behalf of our mission directly impacts our students as they are molded and shaped into young men and women who understand every discipline in light of the truth of the Gospel. Thank you for partnering with us in our mission as the Lord leads you. Click here to provide a gift.
If your son or daughter is interested in taking guitar lessons at Wheaton Academy after school, please click here for more information or contact Evan Jasper at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-520-1478.
OnCampus Login Changes
Parents, on July 8, your OnCampus login was changed to be more secure. You should have received an email from email@example.com with an invitation to create a Blackbaud ID. Please follow those directions. OnCampus remains the same; it is only your login password that will need to be reset. If you encounter difficulties or need the invitation re-sent, please contact Bob Vishanoff firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
All Fall sports will begin on Monday, August 9, 2021. As in the past, all athletes must have a new physical and the athletic packet completed and uploaded onto Magnus in order to participate on the first day of tryouts. You can log in to Magnus through your OnCampus account. Once you are in Magnus, you will also find a printable Athletic Packet form on this site to print, complete and upload.
If you have any questions feel free to contact Dawn Hamm in the Athletic Department at 630-562-7565.