September 18, 2020

Upcoming Events

“Into the WAchives” Spirit Week
Please note the changed bell schedules and dress-up days for Spirit week next week.

Monday: Color Day
Freshmen/Blue, Sophomores/Green, Juniors/Yellow, Seniors/Red

Time                    Class
7:55 – 8:43           1st period
8:53 – 9:36           2nd period
9:46 – 10:29         3rd Period
10:34 – 10:59       Assembly
11:04 – 11:47       4th Period
11:47 – 12:25       Lunch
12:20 – 1:13         5th Period
1:23 – 2:06           6th Period
2:16 – 3:00           7th Period

Tuesday: Advisory WAFLIX

Time                     Class
7:55 – 9:30           1st Period
9:40 – 10:15         Advisory
10:25 – 12:00       2nd Period
12:05 – 12:40       Lunch
12:45 – 1:15         Assembly
1:25 – 3:00           3rd Period

Wednesday: Back to the Furture and Thursday: The 2000’s

Time                    Class
7:55 – 9:20           Period 4
9:26 – 10:51         Period 5
10:56 – 11:25       Assembly
11:25 – 11:56       Lunch
12:04 – 1:29         Period 6
1:35 – 3:00           Period 7

Friday: Our Story Day (Warrior Wear- Maroon or White)

Time                    Class
8:55 – 10:30         1st Period
10:35 – 11:05       Assembly
11:15 – 12:45       2nd Period
12:45 – 1:20         Lunch
1:25 – 3:00           3rd Period

See You at the Pole
Wednesday, September 23
7:00 a.m.
Students will meet at the flagpole Wednesday morning at 7:00 a.m. to go on a prayer walk around the campus.

Student Worship Night
Thursday, September 24
6:00 p.m.

FAC Lawn
Students will meet on the FAC Lawn Thursday night at 6:00 p.m. to worship the Lord. You won’t want to miss.

WA Women’s Prayer
Tuesdays, September 22 & 29

1:45 p.m.
All women are invited to attend WA Women’s Prayer. While the weather is pleasant, meetings will take place outside.  Please bring your lawn chair or a blanket and plan to meet on the lawn to the east of the Fine Arts Center.  Please keep in mind: While meetings are planned to take place outside, a location alternative inside the building will be available.  Social distancing guidelines will be observed, and masks are required when entering the buildings.  Questions or special prayer requests should be directed to Mary Miller at 847-404-7529 or

General News

COVID-19 Update  

As we end week five of the school year, we remain thankful for the general health and well-being of our student body.  We appreciate the increased efforts of parents and students to complete the health certification process by 7:45 a.m. each day.  Over the last week, we had one individual test positive for COVID-19.  As we have done in previous weeks, we have contacted those who were in close contact with this individual and asked them to quarantine at home for the appropriate time. 

We will continue to enforce practices to respond to potential COVID cases as follows:  

  • Students and staff who become ill with COVID-like symptoms will promptly be placed in a separate supervised area away from others until they can be sent home.  
  • We are regularly sanitizing high-touch surfaces.  
  • As we receive more information from the local health department and other entities, we will consider implementing additional recommendations and guidelines and will communicate them to families and staff members. 

As always, everyone should monitor their health and stay at home if they develop COVID-19 symptoms. If symptoms develop, persons should contact their health care provider to determine if testing is needed. Students and staff who have a fever of 100.4 must stay home and may not return until fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication. Staff members or students who test positive for COVID-19 (or are suspected of having COVID-19) will not be permitted to return until they have met the CDC’s criteria to discontinue home isolation.  If your student has had close contact with a known case of COVID-19, keep the student at home and notify your primary healthcare provider, Wheaton Academy, and your local health department. In that instance, the student must self-quarantine for 14 days. 

Co-Curricular Attendance
In light of new opportunities this year to learn from home, we wanted to remind you of a policy in our Student Handbook that students must be present on campus for at least half of the school day in order to participate in co-curricular activities after school.  The exception to this is students who have elected to participate in Virtual Learning and have received approval to participate in co-curricular activities.  Please refer to the policy, copied below, from the student handbook, and feel free to contact Erin Carwell (630-562-7528) or Brad Thornton (630-562-7530) with further questions.

A student must be in attendance for three periods of the day on a 7-period day or two periods for a block day (excluding lunch) to be involved in any co-curricular activities that take place that day. Exceptions may be requested for unavoidable absences (funerals, delayed medical appointments, etc.) that do not allow attendance in the minimum amount of classes.

Mr. Musso, WA Bible Teacher is Recognized
Congratulations to Brad Musso on his induction to the Wheaton College Hall of Honor this year.  Here is a link with more information on this outstanding honor.

Lunch Orders with Push Coin
As you are entering lunch orders for PushCoin, please make sure you are checking your student’s most updated schedule as some classrooms have changed.

Volunteers for Lunch Help
If you would like to help with lunches, use this sign-up sheet to volunteer on a regular or as-needed basis. Thank you in advance for your help!

Annual Asbestos Notice – September 2020
This notice meets a legal requirement to inform you annually that Wheaton Academy continues to meet all federal and state laws concerning asbestos in schools.  All of our educational facilities have been thoroughly inspected, and inspections continue bi-annually by a state-certified asbestos firm, as is required by law.  We continue to carry out all other specific requirements of the “AHERA” legislation, including the maintenance of a management plan.  Our management plan is available for your review in the business office located in the Armour building during normal business hours.  We welcome your questions and input as we continue to meet the necessary requirements and seek to implement any necessary precautions.

College Corner

Wednesday, October 14
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m: SAT for Seniors
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m: PSAT NMSQT for Sophomores – Juniors
8:00 – 11:30 a.m: PSAT 8/9 for Freshmen
Please click here for important details regarding our all-school test day on Wednesday, October 14. Seniors will take the official SAT since we weren’t allowed to administer it in April. Contact Gina Churchill is you have any questions.