News and Announcements

Coronavirus Update (3/21/20)

Dear Parents,

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.

Example:
email – wacs12345678@westernacademycharter.com
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.

Take care,

Mrs. Manriquez
Principal
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Coronavirus Update (3/13/20)

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The safety and well-being of our students and staff remain our top priority. It is important to stress that there although there are no cases of COVID-19 linked to our Western Academy community at this point in time, we are following the advice of the District and closing school for students starting next week.

School will be closed for students starting on Monday, March 16th through Sunday, March 29th. Students will return to school on Monday, March 30th.

Please check our school website (www.westernacademycharter.com/) and your email regularly for updates from the school.

Thank you,

Mrs. Manriquez
Principal
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Coronavirus Update (3/11/2020)

My priorities, as principal of Western Academy, are keeping your children safe and making sure that you are well informed. I would like to share with you a Coronavirus update.
It is important to remember that there are currently no known cases of Coronavirus in Palm Beach County. However, we are actively monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and we are making the necessary preparations in the event it becomes more prevalent in our area.
Western Academy has been proactive in the past few weeks by initiating enhanced cleaning methods in all areas of the school. We have hired extra custodial services to come in at night to help our custodians deep clean and disinfect the school and classrooms. This proactive school-wide intensive cleaning initiative will continue through the end of school year as needed.
One of the best ways to prevent the spread of illness is through proper handwashing. All bathrooms are well stocked with soap and paper towels. Please discuss the importance of proper handwashing with your children. As a school, we are encouraging students to wash their hands frequently.
Parents, any time that your child is experiencing flu-like symptoms or has a fever, it is important to consult your pediatrician. Please follow the pediatrician’s advice regarding when to keep children home from school.
At this point in time our school, like other schools throughout the district, continues to function as normal. We are currently reviewing upcoming field trips, afterschool activities and special events to determine our plan of action.
If at any point in the future we are directed to close school for a period of time we will implement a temporary, computer-based virtual learning plan for our K-8 students. Teachers and students will be trained on how to implement the plan if necessary. In the event of such a situation, you will receive more detailed information.
Recently we sent home a survey asking parents about the availability and access to technology at home. Please return this form to school by March 19th so that we can assist you if needed.
Please reach out with any questions or concerns you may have. We will continue to provide you with the latest information as it becomes available.
Thank you,
Mrs. Manriquez
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2019-2020 NEW SCHOOL YEAR INFORMATION!

Our Meet & Greet with Teachers will be held on Friday, August 9 from 8 AM to 10 AM. We encourage parents to drop off their school supplies on this date. Agendas for grades 2-8 ($7.00), Friday Spirit T-shirts ($10.00), and lockers/locks ($5.00 for MS only) will be available for sale by cash or check only.

This is also the last date to drop off or complete the following information needed to start the school year:
1. Shot Records NO SHOTS - NO SCHOOL - NO KIDDING
2. Physical Records
3. Copy of Birth Certificate
4. Sign up for the Before or After-school Programs - Spots are filling up fast! Don't be put on a wait list.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2019.
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Back to School - Sales Tax Holiday (August 2 - 6, 2019)

The sales tax holiday begins Friday, August 2, 2019 and runs through, August 6, 2019. During the sales tax holiday, qualifying items will be exempt from tax including; certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item; and clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item; and computers and certain accessories selling for $1,000 or less, when purchased for noncommercial or personal use.
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Western Academy Student's Amazing Test Results

Western Academy earned an "A" school grade rating again. This is the 13th year Western Academy has earned an A. Not only did we earn an A, but we are one of the highest scoring schools in Palm Beach County! We rank 5th among all elementary schools, 3rd among all middle schools, and 8th among all schools in the district.
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Register Now for Stallion Summer Camp!

Camp Sessions
Session I       June 3—June 14 (2 weeks)
Session II     June 17—June 28 (2 weeks)
Session III   July 1—July 12 (2 weeks) CLOSED JULY 4th
Session IV   July 15—July 26 (2 weeks)
NO CAMP WILL BE OFFERED JULY 29-30 OR IN AUGUST.

Camp Cost
Weeks I, II and IV    $350 for the 2 week session
Week III   $315 for the 2 week session (CLOSED July 4th) 

All sessions are two (2) week session camps and students must pay for both weeks.  There are no refunds for unused or missed days.
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