August 8, 2020

SurfacePro Pick-Up Begins August 10
For all new families, students Microsoft Surfaces are available for pick up at the front desk the week of Monday, August 10.  Stop by the front office anytime from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. to pick up your student’s Surface and access instructions.

Transfer Student Orientation
Class of 2021: Tuesday, 8/11 from 4-6pm in the FAC  

Class of 2022: Wednesday, 8/12 from 4-6pm in the FAC  
Class of 2023: Thursday, 8/13 from 4-6pm in the FAC  
Transfers, please join us next week during your class-specific orientation. We will review important first day of school information, introduce you to our school culture, tour the campus, and meet other Wheaton Academy students. Please RSVP to Amy Burdett ( by Monday. Please also bring a mask and any questions you have. This event is designed for students only. See you there! 

New Family Night
Thursday, August 13
6:00-7:00 p.m. OR 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center
We are so excited about the upcoming school year and wanted to give you further details about New Family Night on Thursday, August 13.  We would like to invite new families to an on-campus OR Livestream experience where you will receive information about starting well at Wheaton Academy.  Despite new guidelines for our school year, we remain firmly committed to advancing the mission of the school, and we want to let you know how to best prepare for your student’s experience at Wheaton Academy.

Under the guidelines governing the use of indoor space, we can accommodate up to 50 people at a time in our Fine Arts Center.  We will offer the same presentation twice at 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. and again from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.  If you are interested in attending this night in person, we would ask that you send only one representative per family.  You will also have the option to watch a Livestream of the event if you are unable to attend in person.  The Livestream will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Please click here to RSVP for an in-person spot OR to tune into the Livestream of the event.  Please note that the in-person slots are limited to 45 per time.

Feel free to contact Brad Thornton with any questions.

Book Bundle/Schedule Pick-Up/Parking Pass Registration
Monday & Tuesday, August 17 & 18

This year, due to the Illinois Department of Health state guidelines, we will handle our book bundle/schedule pick-up dates a bit differently. Families who Opted-In to rent the book bundle through Wheaton Academy may choose their pick-up date and time by clicking here. We request that each family fill a slot to limit the total number of people in the Commons at any one time to 50 people. Parents of freshmen: You may sign up for a slot, or you may come before you drop your student off at 11:30 a.m. for LAUNCH on Monday, August 17. Students who need to purchase a parking pass may come during their scheduled time as well and see Mr. Ellison in his office to do so. Please make sure to pick up books on August 17 or 18 before classes begin on Wednesday, August 19. Any questions, contact Jenn Trott.

LAUNCH – for Incoming Freshmen and Project IX Seniors
Monday, August 17 from 11:30-5:30pm

We are excited to host your student on campus for LAUNCH on August 17th from 11:30 to 5:30pm. This day is designed to help your freshman student start well at Wheaton Academy as we discuss details for the first day of school, jumpstart their mentorship with Project IX seniors, and establish friendships with their peers.To help us prepare, we ask that you complete this RSVP survey to confirm your student’s involvement in the day, as well other important planning details. We ask that you complete this survey by August 11th.

General News

Book Lists for Families who OPT-OUT
 If you choose to OPT-OUT of Wheaton Academy purchasing your book order for you and plan to rent/buy your own books, the book list for courses are available. You will need to go to Community, Students & Families, and click on the eCampus Bookstore link at the left side of the page. Once you get to the bookstore, you will either create an account if you are a first time user, or go to the Sign-in button under My Account. Your login is your student’s wascholar email (i.e.,, and you will need to create a password or request a new one to begin. You may then search for 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.

Find Our Lunch Menu
We are so excited about a new microsite: This will be the place that you find announcements, resources, and important links that will help you stay up to date with our community. Also, the lunch ordering process is located at:

Parent Volunteers Needed to Help with Lunch
We are so excited to be on campus again with students this fall! One area that will be handled differently is lunch.

For students who are purchasing school lunches, pre-boxed lunches will be ordered online in advance. Lunches will then be delivered to classrooms before the lunch bell rings each day. Students will eat lunch in their classrooms within the guidelines of social distancing requirements.  Weather permitting, students will be allowed to get their lunches and eat outside, also observing social distancing requirements.

This is where we are asking for your help!  Each day, we need parents to help organize the pre-boxed lunches into classroom orders and then deliver them. We welcome your help as you are able – once a week or multiple days, but we need help every day! Below is the school bell schedule for the week. Lunch will be delivered during the class before lunch each day.

Please take a moment to look over the bell schedule, and if you can help us with this significant task, let Jim Holtrop know at your earliest opportunity. Thank you in advance for your consideration!

Monday – 7 Periods with Community Time  
7:55 – 8:43 – 1st period  
8:53 – 9:36 – 2nd period  
9:46- 10:29 – 3rd period  
10:34 – 10:59 – Community time  
11:04 – 11:47 – 4th period  
11:47 – 12:20 – lunch
12:30 – 1:13 – 5th period  
1:23 – 2:06 – 6th period  
2:16 – 3:00 – 7th period  
Tuesday – 1-3 Block with Chapel and Advisory Groups  
7:55-9:30 – 1st period  
9:40 – 10:15 – Chapel  
10:25 – 11:55 – 2nd period  
11:55 – 12:45 – Lunch
12:50 – 1:20 – Advisory  
1:30 – 3:00 – 3rd period  

Wednesday/Thursday – 4-7 Block
7:55-9:30 – 4th period  
9:40 -11:10 – 5th period  
11:10 – 11:45 – Lunch
11:50 – 1:20 – 6th – period  
1:30 – 3:00 – 7th period  
Friday – 1-3 Block with Late Start and Chapel
8:55 – 10:30 – 1st period  
10:35 – 11:05 – Chapel  
11:15 – 12:45 – 2nd period  
12:45 – 1:25 – Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 – 3rd period  

Student Pick-up Drop-off Hawthorne Entrance Only
We are requesting that all families who are picking up and or dropping off students before and after school to please use the Hawthorne Avenue entrance ONLY.  We are looking to keep open the north drive lane entirely for fire, and police should that be needed.  Pick up and drop off can occur in the central lot circle, north drive circle, or in front of the Field House.  PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR A CAMPUS MAP.  Thank you for your assistance!

College Corner

There are no new announcements at this time.



Boys/Girls Cross Country–  Tryouts will begin on August 10 at 3:15 at Wheaton Academy. Athletes will be required to run 3 miles in 25:30 (boys) and 27:00 (girls) as the conditioning standard.  Feel free to email Coach Felinski with any questions/concerns at

Boys Golf– Tryouts for Boys Golf will be held on August 10 & 11 at Villa Olivia Golf Club in Bartlett. Prospective players are to report to the practice putting green by 7:30 a.m. each day. Boys who have not participated on the Golf Team in previous years should tell Coach Broman of their intention to try out by sending an email message to

Girls Golf–  Tryouts will begin on August 10

Monday:  Villa Olivia Golf in Bartlett, 18 holes,  Arrive at 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday:  Cantigny Youth Links, 9 holes, Arrive at 3:45 p.m.
Wednesday:  St. Andrews Golf range/practice center.  6:30 – 7:30 a.m.  
Email Chip Dykema at  with questions/concerns.   

Girls Tennis– Tryouts will begin on August 10and will run August 10-12 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Important information will be given to the girls the first day of practice regarding the Covid-19 guidelines. Coach Visker will be sending out an email to all interested families.  Feel free to email him with any questions/concerns at

Every athlete, regardless of season, must have an updated physical and athletic packet on Magnus before the first day of their tryout, or they will not be allowed to participate. Please contact Dawn Hamm at if you have any questions or concerns.