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About Western Academy Charter School

  • A Rated
    “A” Rated Since 2006
  • Florida Department of Education School of Excellence
    Florida School of Excellence Since 2017
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    Florida High Performing Charter School Since 2011
  • Five Golden Stars
    5 Star Award Since 2010
  • Changing How Instruction for Learning is Delivered
    Project CHILD National Demo Site Since 2011  
  • 2018 Pal Beach County Green School of Excellence
    Green School of Excellence Since 2016
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    Recent News

    Updated Student COVID-19 Policy

    Western Academy has amended the Student Protcol due to COVID-19. The changes are as follows: Responsibilities of Students and Families: Any other student attending face-to-face instruction in the school that resides in the same home as the student exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will be sent home and be assigned to Distance Learning. Responsibilities of Principals : The School is required to notify The Florida Department of Health Epidemiology Department if any in-classroom instruction student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19. The School will provide the DOH with the necessary information for contact tracing. The DOH will work with the School to determine whether school or classroom closures are needed. A list will be provided by the school of every student and staff member with whom they have been in close contact (within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes) during the school day. This list will be securely maintained. After the Department of Health has finished the contract tracing investigation, the DOH will notify parents, guardians of students or staff identified as exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the school. The DOH will provide the school with a list of the exposed students and school staff with the returning date to school. The names of exposed students must not be revealed as prohibited by FERPA. Students identified above shall be sent home for up to 14 days to self-isolate and return to school per the date on the Department of Health letter. If the student or staff member after exposure develops symptoms, he or she should remain home and be tested for COVID-19. If the test is positive, the individual should remain isolated at least 10 days and symptom free, including no fever in the previous 24 hours. If the individual test is negative, they should still self-isolate for 14 days from the last contact with the confirmed case as per the Department of Health. The above changes will go into effective when we return on Monday, November 30, 2020. Western Academy Charter School Administration

    PHASE 2 - RE-OPENING PLAN

    Dear Parents and Guardians, Western Academy will begin our phased in approach for student re-entry to school beginning on Thursday, September 17th. Based on the parent responses to the intent survey, students will be allowed to return to campus for in-classroom instruction according to the timeline below. Thursday, 9/17 – Grades K/1/3/4/6 will start live in the school. All other grades (2/5/7/8) remain on distance learning at this time. Students remaining on distance learning are required to log in to their Google Classrooms each day to meet with their teachers during their scheduled class times. Students returning to campus for in-classroom instruction must wear a face mask at all times throughout the day except while eating breakfast or lunch in the café or while outside at PE. On Thursday 9/17 and Friday 9/18 we will practice the drop off procedures, hallway transitions, lunch times, dismissal procedures, and aftercare procedures with the new grades on campus. We will run the regular schedule with the students in grades K/1/3/4/6 on campus for two weeks and make any necessary adjustments as needed. Beginning on 9/17, Morning care (6:45am-7:45am) and After care (2:30pm-4:00pm/6:00pm) services will provided for students in grades K/1/3/4/6 returning to campus that have been pre-registered. Thursday, 10/1 - Grades 2/5/7 will start live in the school. 8th grade will remain on distance learning at this time. Students remaining on distance learning are required to log in to their Google Classrooms each day to meet with their teachers during their scheduled class times. Thursday, 10/15 – Grade 8 will start live in the school. Students remaining on distance learning are required to log in to their Google Classrooms each day to meet with their teachers during their scheduled class times. I am eagerly looking forward to the return of students to campus starting on 9/17 and I thank you in advance for your cooperation and support. Sincerely, Mrs. Manriquez

    Digital Access Survey

    Western Academy Charter School will be starting the 2020-2021 school year on Monday, August 31, 2020 with remote learning from home for all students in kindergarten through 8th grade. We realize that some students may not currently have access to a tech device for live lessons, online textbooks, online resources, and digital lessons which will be delivered daily through Google Classroom. In order for each student to fully participate and attend classes each and every day as required, they must have access to their own individual laptop or computer with a camera and microphone with internet access each school day, Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM to 2:45 PM. If your child or children will NOT have their own individual device, access to this type of device with a camera, or had issues with internet access, please complete this survey by WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2020 so the school can distribute them during the pickup dates scheduled from 8/17/20 to 08/24/20 (dates scheduled by last name). You MUST complete a separate survey for each individual student that will require a device. Survey Link: forms.gle/QCQDEi8dxMCo8ddv9