January 22, 2021

General News

COVID-19 Update
Over the last week, we have had three individuals test positive for COVID-19, and there are six 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. 

Personnel Update

Dear WA Parents, 
We wanted to make you aware that  English/Bible teacher Matt Dominguez has decided to leave Wheaton Academy prior to the beginning of second semester after 20 years of service at Wheaton Academy.  For 2nd semester, WA alum Autumn Ratliff ’15 has taken over Mr. Dominguez’s English 2 classes, and English teacher Brad Skeba has taken over Mr. Dominguez’s Shakespeare class. 

Please read Mr. Dominguez’s statement below, as well as the attached letter Mr. Dominguez sent to faculty and staff. 

“After clear and consistent confirmation of a word from God in early October that it was time to transition beyond WA, and after much prayer, fasting, discussion, and consideration, and after 20 years of service, I have decided it is time for me to transition out of my roles of teaching full time and directing the adventure program at Wheaton Academy. I want the community to know that I am grateful to have had the honor to adventure with my amazing friends, students, and colleagues for 20 wonderful years at Wheaton Academy. “    

Please join us in prayer for the Dominguez family as they pursue what God has for them in the next chapter of their journey.

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

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.

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 https://wheatonacademytutoringcenter.com/payments/.