February 28, 2020

Upcoming Events

Returning Student Registration Night
Monday, March 2 3:40 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Academic Building
On Monday, March 2, we will host the first-ever Returning Student Registration Night. Wheaton Academy parents and students will meet with a faculty or staff member for 20 minutes to register for classes for the 2020-21 school year. Time slots for registration on Monday, March 2, will be from 3:40 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Please sign up using the link Returning Student Registration Night.

Informational Prospective Host Family Meeting
Tuesday, March 3
8:00 a.m. or 6:00 p.m.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to host an international student in your home? On Tuesday, March 3, there will be an informational meeting at 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. in Student Services to find out more about becoming a host family. Come to hear a short presentation and ask questions. RSVP to Julie Grant, International Host Family Coordinator, at jgrant@wheatonacademy.org.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Information
We are excited to invite you to our 2020 Spring Musical!  Academy Theatre is proud to present Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.  The performances are scheduled as follows:

  • Friday, February 28, at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 29, at 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 5, at 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 6, at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 7, at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are sold out for all performances. Some tickets may become available for purchase at the Box Office beginning at 6:00 p.m. on the evening of each show on a first-come, first-served basis.

General News

Health Updates:
Magnus Update – Please update your student’s current medications throughout the year as they start or stop a prescription. Your student’s list of medications can be found in Magnus Health under the Vital Health Record. This information must be accurate for the school nurse to administer approved OTC medications and to provide information in the event of a medical emergency.

Medication at School – Students are not allowed to carry any medication on their person or keep medications in their school lockers. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, any prescription and non-prescription medication must be kept in the Health Office in the original pharmaceutical container. Please note: Properly documented asthma, epinephrine, and diabetes medications are an exception to this guideline.

Coronavirus Update – Wheaton Academy is continually monitoring the news and advisories concerning the coronavirus. We are in communication with the DuPage County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health. All are following up on the guidance issued recently by the CDC. At this time, IDPH has indicated that current risk to us in Illinois remains low and has not recommended canceling classes/mass gatherings.

As with any global outbreak, the situation is rapidly evolving, and recommendations are subject to change. We will keep parents informed as new information for our county and school district emerges.

In the interim, please use the following non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs), which are everyday preventive actions that can help keep you and others from getting and spreading respiratory illnesses. They include:

  • Your child should stay home if he/she is sick until at least 24 hours after there is no longer a fever or signs of a fever (without the use of fever-reducing medications).
  • Covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue.
  • Washing hands with soap and water or using hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
  • Staying home if you have been exposed to a family or household member who is sick.
  • Covering your nose and mouth with a mask or cloth if you are sick and around people or at a mass gathering in a community where the pandemic is already occurring.
  • Please consult your healthcare provider if you have a concern for yourself or a family member shows symptoms of illness.

For more background information on the coronavirus, please use the following links to the DuPage County Health Department and The Centers for Disease Control.

Seasonal Influenza – Seasonal influenza is still active. We ask that you keep your student home if they are sick with a fever, vomiting, or diarrhea. Students must be symptom-free for 24 hours without the use of any fever-reducing medication before returning to school. Thank you for your help!

Wheaton Academy Tutoring Center
Please click here for information regarding the Wheaton Academy Tutoring Center.

Re-Enrollment Deposit for 2020-2021
As we prepare for the 2020-2021 academic year, this is a reminder that current Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors will be automatically re-enrolled as part of the Continuous Enrollment Policy.  We look forward to continuing to build a relationship with your student over the course of his or her entire high school experience.  In March 2020, we will bill the re-enrollment deposit of $175 to your 2019-2020 Smart Tuition account, and this deposit will be applied to the 2020-2021 tuition bill.  (Please include the Smart Tuition ID number from the invoice when remitting payment.)

If you choose to opt out for the 2020-2021 academic year, please contact the Wheaton Academy Business Office in writing no later than February 28, 2020, to avoid being billed the re-enrollment deposit. If you notify us of your student’s withdrawal for the 2020-2021 academic year after February 28, 2020the re-enrollment deposit will be applied to your final month’s tuition bill for 2019-2020.

Please contact Pamela Larsen, Business Manager, at plarsen@wheatonacademy.org or Sheri Guarnizo, Finance & Accounts Receivable Coordinator, at sguarnizo@wheatonacademy.org  if you have any questions.

Order Your Yearbook Now!
WA yearbooks are for sale again this year for last year’s price of $25.00 each.  Your 2019-2020 yearbook is now available for purchase at www.jostensyearbooks.com.  Go to the Yearbooks dropdown to find “Buy your Yearbook,” then search Wheaton Academy to finish your purchase. They will only be for sale through the website. We do not want you to miss out on receiving a yearbook, so please order yours today! If you do not order via the Jostens link, you will be unable to receive a yearbook next fall.

Senior Ads for Yearbooks
Parents, senior yearbook ads will again be available for purchase for $150 per quarter-page ad.  Fees for ads will include a yearbook at no additional cost. Ads are due by March 1, 2020, and may be submitted to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. If you order a senior ad, you do not need to order a yearbook through the Jostens website.

College Corner

Christian College Fair at Wheaton Academy
Monday, March 2
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Wheaton Academy Commons You and your student won’t want to miss out. Currently 34 Christian colleges and universities are registered to attend. If you plan on coming, you may pre-Register at: https://myblueprintbarcode.com/Registration/EventSelectForState?StateName=Illinois

Technology, Faith, and Family – Parent & Teen Seminar
Saturday, March 7
9:00 a.m.
White Alumni Chapel
Your student lives in a world surrounded and infused by technology. Communication is instant. Friendships take place “online” sometimes even more than in “real life.” This “connected” world brings new opportunities and new dangers. How do we navigate these together as a family?

Join Dr. Rob Rienow on Saturday, March 7, at Wheaton Academy, in the white Alumni Chapel, as we wrestle with these topics in a free seminar experience, “Technology, Faith, and Family.” We will explore essential biblical principles that will help your family successfully navigate this new world of technology, social media, and online life. This is an event for parents and teens, but if your teen cannot attend, parents are still encouraged to come.

While this is a free event, we do ask that you RSVP to events@visionaryfam.com with the number of people from your family who will be attending.


If your child is planning on trying out for a spring sports team and has yet to participate on a sports team this year,  now is the time to make sure they have their physical and athletic packet paperwork completed. Tryouts for the spring season begin March 2, and your child will not be allowed to participate without this paperwork updated and completed in Magnus.