February 19, 2021
Parent Ambassador Program: New Family Connection Zoom Call
Monday, February 22
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
NO registration needed
This new family zoom call is designed for new families and transfers, or for anyone who would like more information about the following topics: Instructions for returning student class registration for the 2021-2022 school year, important dates for March, Spring sports update, and future admissions events. To join the zoom meeting, click on:
Meeting ID: 917 595 9781
New Business & Innovation Program – Launch Event
Tuesday, February 23
Fine Arts Center
We are excited to announce on Tuesday, February 23, from 7:00-8:00 p.m., we will be launching the new Business & Innovation Program in the Fine Arts Center (FAC) with an informational event for all parents. Sign up to attend in person using this link B&I Program Sign Up and Volunteer Form (in-person sessions are limited to 50 people). Dessert and Coffee will be provided. We will discuss the new course offerings, internships, parent involvement opportunities, a new student club, and the first student-run business – The Shack.
To enrich our students’ education and immerse them into real-world applications, we are looking for people who would like to share their knowledge and experiences with students in this program. We welcome you to be involved in the new program as a Subject Matter Expert, Mentor, Coach, Internship Host, or Student Host Organization. These roles are described at the link B&I Program Sign Up and Volunteer Form, where you can Register to express your interest.
We are very excited about this new Program at Wheaton Academy and encourage you to learn more and get involved!
Countywide Inservice and Off-Campus Learning Day
Friday, February 26
Next Friday is the DuPage Countywide Teacher Inservice day. Due to this, we will have an off-campus learning day for periods 4-7.
Junior Leadership Academy
Friday, February 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Saturday, March 6, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Project LEAD is comprised of seven teams that serve in various capacities on our campus, in our communities, and throughout the world. To be eligible for application to Project LEAD, interested juniors are required to attend the mandatory Junior Leadership Academy, designed to teach leadership principles and concepts to prepare them for being a part of Project LEAD. Due to the current limitations we have with gathering and the need for social distance, we are offering Junior Leadership Academy via Zoom to accommodate student and family schedules this year. Students should check in OnCampus for a message from Mr. Bowling and the zoom link.
Returning Student Registration Night
On Monday, March 1, and Monday, March 8, we will host the Returning Student Registration Night. Like last year, we will allow students and parents to meet with a Wheaton Academy faculty or staff member for 20 minutes to register for classes for the 2021-22 school year. In addition to registering for classes, students and parents will be able to have questions answered regarding the school’s suggestions for class registration. This night’s purpose is to ensure that students and parents feel confident with the class choices being made for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year and ensure that students maximize the many opportunities for learning at Wheaton Academy.
On Monday, February 22, returning students will receive a presentation during advisory to hear about curricular updates and new courses and receive their course recommendations. At that point, students will bring their recommended schedules home for review with parents. This registration sheet should be brought to Registration Night to help guide the conversation with a Wheaton Academy faculty or staff member.
Time slots for registration on Monday, March 1 and Monday, March 8will go from 1:00 – 9:00 p.m. Please sign up for registration by clicking this link: Registration Night Signups
Q: What if we are unable to come to Returning Student Registration Night?
A: That’s OK! We will collect the recommendation worksheet in Advisory on Monday, March 15, if you cannot come to Registration Night. Shortly after collecting the recommendation worksheet, a member of the student services staff will find a time to meet with all students unable to attend Registration Night to sign up students for classes. These meetings will happen before Spring Break.
Q: What if my student is going to be a freshman? Can we come to this night?
A: We can register incoming freshmen on this night; however, incoming students need to have already taken the placement test to have accurate placement recommendations. The first date for the placement test is on Saturday, February 22, from 8:00-11:30 a.m. If you have an incoming freshman student, you can register for the placement test here: Freshman Placement Test
Q: Do Parents AND Students need to be present to complete registration?
A: No. Ideally, we would like both parents and students to be a part of the conversation on Registration Night, but we know that scheduling conflicts exist. Either parents OR students can come for registration on March 1 or March 8.
Q: What if we can’t make it that night but would still like to meet with Student Services to discuss my student’s recommendations?
A: You can schedule a time to meet with Angie Roberts, the school registrar, by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Over the last week, we have had three individuals test positive for COVID-19, and there are fourteen people in quarantine. We have followed the same protocols, contacting those who have been in close contact with any positive individual, instructing them to quarantine at home for the appropriate time. We appreciate your continued vigilance and look forward to continuing on-campus, in-person instruction and discipleship with your support of these protocols.
Thank you for your patience with the many changes in our calendar this year, as we have made revisions based on changing circumstances and COVID guidelines. Throughout the year, we have and will continue to find ways to ask, “What can we do” for our students. The current 2020-21 school calendar is up-to-date through April 17 of this school year. Keep checking back as we will be finalizing the May calendar with many opportunities and activities and the end-of-year celebrations in the upcoming weeks.
You may access the calendar on our website by clicking here. This online calendar is always the most accurate. We want to highlight the following updates:
Friday, February 26 – Countywide Inservice and Off-Campus Learning Day
Friday, March 5 – Regular school day (because there is no Spring Musical that day now)
Friday, March 19 – Off-Campus Learning Day
Kingdom Community Parent Meetings
We’re excited to be hosting our Kingdom Community Parent meetings again this semester and hope you’ll join us for these important times of prayer and discussion. With Biblical Kingdom teaching as our foundation, we aspire to be a community that expresses genuine love for one another and celebrates each individual’s unique gifts. Parents, if you would like more information on meeting dates and how you can get involved, contact our Dean of Chapel and Spiritual Formation, Brian Hogan.
Enrollment Contract & Deposit for 2021-2022
If you haven’t completed the re-enrollment contract in Magnus yet, we do need your immediate attention to sign it if you intend to return to Wheaton Academy next year. The Enrollment Contract is available for review and signature via your Magnus account now, and it is due by or before February 28, 2021. Please download the contract, sign, then upload via Magnus. All families who have completed the enrollment contract will be billed the re-enrollment deposit of $175 to your Smart Tuition account on March 1, which will be due within 25 days to continue your student’s enrollment next Academic year (late fees will apply). This re-enrollment deposit payment will be applied to the 2021-2022 tuition bill. (Please include the Smart Tuition ID number from the invoice when remitting payment outside of your Smart Tuition account.)
If you choose to opt-out for the 2021-2022 academic year, please contact Patrick Brooke, our Controller, at email@example.com or Sheri Guarnizo, Finance & Accounts Receivable Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org in the Wheaton Academy Business Office in writing no later than February 28, 2021, to avoid being billed the re-enrollment deposit. Re-enrollment deposits are non-refundable, so should you notify us of your student’s withdrawal for the 2021-2022 academic year after February 28, 2021, the re-enrollment deposit payment will be applied to your final month’s tuition bill for the current academic year.
Please, if you have any questions, please contact Patrick Brooke or Sheri Guarnizo.
Visionary Family Seminar at Wheaton Academy Presents
“Helping Your Teenager Walk with God”
Saturday, February 27
The teen years are vitally important for your son or daughter’s spiritual life. Most teens experience dramatic ups and downs in their faith and relationship with God. Your student needs a spiritual connection with you more than ever before. Whether your student is spiritually thriving or struggling, this seminar with Dr. Rob Rienow will encourage you. You will be equipped with key Scriptures and practical ways to build a stronger relationship with your teen so you can help them follow Jesus. Register for this free event at https://wheatonacademy.org/visionary-family/.
Game Attendance for Warrior Fans
Due to COVID-19 and IHSA regulations, Wheaton Academy will adhere to the following policies for all home games:
- Two family members per player per game will be permitted to attend a game. If a student plays in both the JV and the Varsity games, we ask that the two individuals exit the gym as soon as the JV game ends to allow for our cleaning protocols. The two individuals may re-enter once the gym is sanitized.
- Every fan will be required to social distance when at games and will be required to wear masks at every game.
- Upon arrival to Wheaton Academy, fans will be certified by a member of the Athletic Department and have their temperature checked.
- We will require attendance registration for games, which must be completed at least 24 hours before game time to ensure that attendance will be counted. Please click on the links below to register to attend games:
Boys Games (Varsity)
Boys Games (Soph)
Boys Games (Fresh)
- The games will be either be broadcasted by WAtv or filmed by our new Hudl Focus cameras for those unable to attend home games. Links to those and away games can be found at https://athletics.wheatonacademy.org/sports/womens-basketball/schedule. We will do our best to keep this updated and provide Livestream links when applicable for away contests.