As many of you saw on the news yesterday, Governor DeSantis announced that all K-12 Florida public schools will stay closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year. WACS Administration supports this decision as the safety of our students and staff is our number one priority.
As a result of this decision, all school events for the month of May have been cancelled. WACS will continue with distance learning for the remainder of this school year and the last day for students is Friday, May 29th as originally scheduled.
Please note that we have also decided to cancel our summer camp program for this year. WACS will not have summer camp in June or July.
We are excited to announce our continued partnership with 1st Day School Supplies! We have collaborated with 1st Day School Supplies to help parents and teachers get the exact supplies needed for next school year without the hassle and aggravation of shopping. 1st Day School Supplies is convenient, easy and hassle free! Plus, the prices are competitive! So, this summer as social distancing continues you can purchase school supplies from the comfort of your own home!
These kits include only the items that teachers will be utilizing in their classrooms. It does not include items that students may need to bring to class (pencils or zipped binders) or for specific middle school class (i.e. science fair boards, memory sticks, soil for botany). Teachers will only ask those students who are in their class for those additional items the first week of school.
Ordering is as easy as going to www.1stDaySchoolSupplies.com and entering our school zip code of 33411 and choosing Western Academy Charter School or going to the link that will be available on our website.
The pricing by grade is as follows:
K-2 $ 132.00
3-5 $ 104.00
6-8 $ 114.00
All order must be completed by July 1, 2020. All kits will be delivered to you students homeroom teacher even before school starts in August. So pre-order your next years’ school supplies today!
Earlier this week the governor announced that all K-12 public and private schools in Florida will remain closed until April 15th. Therefore, WACS will remain closed after Spring Break and we will begin virtual learning for all students on Monday, March 30th until we return to school.
Every student in K-8 has been assigned a school email address that they will use to log in to Google Classroom to access daily assignments. Your child’s email address is wacs followed by their 8-digit student number @ westernacademycharter.com and their temporary password is wacs followed by their 8-digit student number.
email – firstname.lastname@example.org
password – wacs12345678
If you don’t know your child’s student number, you can find it in JupiterGrades or email their teacher. Middle school students that have already been using their email address and Google Classroom for classes this school year will continue to use the username and password they have set up.
Students in grades K-5 will be assigned to 1 class in Google Classroom that corresponds to their homeroom (ex. 102, 401, etc.) Here they will be assigned work by teachers for all content subjects – reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.
Students in grades 6-8 will be assigned to 6 classes in Google Classroom – 1 for each class period for quarter 4. Work for every content and specials class will be assigned within the respective Google Classroom.
In addition all of our curriculum textbooks are available to all students online. Please see the Online Textbook Resources link on our school website for log-in and password information.
We understand that the transition to online learning is going to take some time for everyone to acclimate – students, parents, as well as teachers. There will be a learning curve as some are more familiar and comfortable using technology than others. Please be patient and know that we are here to provide assistance and support as needed.
On our school website we have included some helpful Google Classroom Information as well as a link for Student & Parent Support if you are in need of technical assistance.
I hope this email finds all of our students and school families healthy and safe and I look forward to seeing everyone on campus again soon.