October 16, 2020

Upcoming Events

Evening of Classics Broadcast
Tuesday, October 20
7:00 p.m.

Evening of Classics is our annual student music recital featuring solos and small ensembles. This year’s recital will be broadcast at this link on Tuesday, October 20, at 7:00 p.m. Approximately 35 students will be presenting a wide range of instrumental and vocal solos and ensembles. We hope to see you online!

Student/Teacher Conferences
Wednesday, October 21 & Thursday, October 22
In order for students to attend their conferences, students will have an Off-Campus Learning Day on Wednesday, October 21. Thursday, October 22, students will not have school. We encourage students to be a part of the process of discussing their progress with their teachers and parents. Conference registration information may be found below in General News.

General News

COVID-19 Update  
As we are one-quarter of the way through our school year, we are pleased to announce we had no individuals test positive for COVID-19 this week. In this first 9-weeks of school, we have had a total of ten positive cases. We continue to be pleased with how well our students are doing with the guidelines set out for them. Please continue to self-certify and follow the protocols we have set in place.

Conference Registration Closes Sunday, October 18
Student/Teacher Conferences are Wednesday & Thursday, October 21 & 22. Registration has begun through myconferencetime.com. Please click here for detailed instructions on how to register for your conference.

Conference Day Dinners
Once again, Wheaton Academy will be hosting conferences on October 21 & 22. In the past, the teachers have been blessed by your homemade soups, salads, and chili dishes for dinner those evenings. This year we will be unable to serve any non-prepackaged foods, so we will be catering our meals. If you would like to donate a monetary gift to help defer the catering cost, it would be greatly appreciated. It won’t be the same as your amazing homemade meals, but we will look forward to bringing those back next year! You can drop off any donations to the front office to the attention of Jim Holtrop. All checks should be made out to Wheaton Academy. Thank you for always taking care of the teachers here!

Parent Ambassador Update
The New Family Zoom call was this week. Thank you to all who participated! If you were unable to attend, you may click here to view the slide presentation.

Picture Retakes
Lifetouch will be back to take pictures on Thursday & Friday, October 29 & 30, from 12:30-3:30 p.m. If your student has not had his/her picture taken yet, please have him/her stop in the Atrium during those times. If you are not satisfied with your last pictures, they may be retaken during these times, but you will need to return the old pictures to have them retaken.

Important Yearbook Information for all Parents
Due to COVID-19 shutdowns, the production of the 2019-20 yearbook was slowed down. We anticipate receiving the yearbooks soon. You may already begin ordering the 2020-2021 yearbook for last year’s purchase price of $25.00 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. If you order a senior ad, you do not need to order a yearbook through the Jostens website as that fee is included in the $150. Turn in your ad with a check out to Wheaton Academy and send it to the front office to the attention of Jim Holtrop. You may click here for an example of what an ad should look like.

College Corner

AP Test Timeline
If your student is taking an AP class this year, please click here for information and important dates/deadlines for test registration.

College Early Action/Priority Deadlines are Fast Approaching
Senior parents, college deadlines are fast approaching for your students who have chosen Early Action, Early Decision, or Priority deadline for applying to a college or university.  Encourage your student to check their SCOIR account or speak with Mr. Gregersen or Mr. Ellison if there are any concerns about their applications.  Many colleges/universities are test-optional for the class of 2021, which means that other aspects of your student’s application will be more important this year, such as letters of recommendation.  Students should give a teacher at least a month’s notice to complete the letter of recommendation.