January 15, 2021

Upcoming Events

Second Semester Begins Wednesday, January 20
The second semester bell schedule is slightly changed from first semester. Please click here for the new bell schedule. Please note that our first day back to school is Wednesday, January 20, and we will operate an alternative 7-period bell schedule (see below). Thursday and Friday will begin the new Thursday/Friday bell schedules.

Wednesday, January 20
7-Period day
1st 7:55 – 8:43
2nd 8:53 – 9:41
3rd 9:51 – 10:39
4th 10:49 – 11:37
Lunch 11:37 – 12:11
5th 12:16 – 1:04
6th 1:14 – 2:02
7th 2:12 – 3:00

General News

Winterim Recap
Please click here for a recap of week two of Winterim.

COVID-19 Update
Over the last week, we have had one individual test positive for COVID-19, and there are four students 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. As we begin second semester, we appreciate your continued vigilance.  We know how vital in-person instruction is for student learning and discipleship, and we look forward to continuing on-campus with your help. 

Second Semester Opt-In for Virtual Learning
As we plan for second semester, if you would like to register your student for Session #1 of virtual learning, please complete this form. Session #1 will run from January 20 – February 26.  If you have any questions, please contact Erin Carwell.

2021-2022 Calendar At-A-Glance
Please click here to see the Calendar-At-A-Glance for the 2021-2022 school year.

Honor Roll
Please click here to view the first semester honor rolls.

Reminder – Financial Aid Applications Now Open!
We are currently accepting financial aid applications for the 2021-2022 school year.  Wheaton Academy uses an outside vendor, FACTS™, to collect and review financial information.  All families wishing to apply for financial aid must complete this application each year.  Please apply early as funds are limited In order to be considered in the first round of financial aid decisions, the application and ALL supporting documentation must be submitted by no later than February 2, 2020.  Please see our website for complete details on the financial aid process https://wheatonacademy.org/affordable/.

If you have any questions, contact Pat Brooke, at pbrooke@wheatonacademy.org or Sheri Guarnizo, Finance & Accounts Receivable Coordinator, at sguarnizo@wheatonacademy.org

Substitute Teacher Openings
Wheaton Academy is accepting applications for substitute teachers.  If you feel called to explore how you may be able to support in-person instruction, please complete the substitute teacher application or contact Betsey Doebler, Human Resources Manager, for more information.

Friday Fundays
For over 15 years, Wheaton Academy faculty and staff have been blessed by many parents that have brought us wonderful treats on Friday mornings! We have been blessed with donuts, cookies, fruit, candies, and encouragement. With the COVID-19 restrictions this school year, we have limited the amount of food coming into the school. Many of our parents have asked if they could bring in Friday treats again, so we will reinstate our Friday Fundays while following some safety precautions. If you would like to bring in treats for our staff next semester, please contact Jim Holtrop, and he will get back to you with dates and specifics. Thank you for partnering with us as we continue to meet face to face!!!

Guitar Lessons
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 ejasper@wheatonacademy.org or 630-520-1478.

It’s Time to Buy Next Year’s Yearbook!
Your 2020-21 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.  Orders are due before spring break. If you order a senior ad, you do not need to order a yearbook through the Jostens website. You may click here for an example of what an ad should look like. Send your pictures and text to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org and we will design it for you.

College Corner

AP Test Payment Deadline
Parents of AP students: January 30 is the final day to pay for your AP test before the $25 late fee is assessed. This is only for payment, not for ordering the exam.  Please click here for more information. Contact Davona Reynolds for more information.

Registration for the ACT/SAT Group Class is now open! These two college admission tests have never been more similar, so we are combining our tips and strategies for both tests and teaching them in one group class. The class will be taught by Kelley Severance and Cheryl Koslosky Monday nights (1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8) from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Wheaton Academy in Room 125.  The cost is $390 for six two-hour classes. Only 15 spots are available, so don’t delay! (Your payment is your registration.) Register at wa-institute.org/payment.