As we move into the fourth quarter of the 2020-21 academic year, the health and safety of your children and family remain vitally important to us, and we continue to carefully plan and monitor our educational methods to enhance health protections around the school. We are encouraged by the words of Jesus who said, “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]” John 16:33 (AMPC)
Methods of Instruction
Our method of education delivery is in-person instruction 5 days/week in traditional classroom settings. When required, changes will be incorporated based upon the health authorities’ recommendations and any government restrictions in effect. If government authorities feel the need to re-implement restrictions to deal with COVID19, we have plans to transition to partial or full remote instruction as needed. Click here for detailed re-entry plans.
Below you will find a few reminders and updated information for elementary students and our Extended Care program:
Emergency Contact Information:
Our school office hours are from 7:30-4:00. If you have an emergency between the hours of 4:00-5:30 and need to get in contact with one of our extended care teachers or your student, you may call 918-333-8631. If you do not get an answer please call 605-645-2608. During regular school hours, please call the elementary school office at 918-333-8631. Please reserve all non-emergency after hour calls for the following day.
Extended care begins each day with snack time. In your child's lunch box, please send an easy to clean up snack that is labeled "extended care".
Student Pick-Up: Signs will be placed on the front doors of the elementary building indicating the location of the extended care program. If your student is being picked up by someone other than the usual pick up person(s), please contact the office during school hours with that information so we can make our teachers aware of the change. If that person is not on your pick up list, please send an email stating the name and phone number of the person who will be picking your child(ren) up. If we are not made aware of the change of pick up, we will kindly ask the person picking your child(ren) up to wait while we get confirmation from a parent/guardian.
Extended care closes at 5:30 each day. Please make arrangements to have your child picked up no later than 5:30. Students picked up after 5:30 will be charged an additional $1.00/minute past 5:30.
Dress for the Weather:
As the weather transitions from season to season, please be advised that we will spend some time on the playground each day that the weather permits. Please dress your child accordingly and send a jacket to school.
Students and parents should select clothing that is appropriate for an academic and Christian atmosphere. Each student is expected to dress in a manner that is neat, clean, and modest.
Students are expected to observe the dress code guidelines, and parents are expected to give their students guidance. The administration and teachers of WCS will maintain and enforce the dress code from the time a student arrives on campus until the student is off campus.
• Shorts must be no higher than 4” above the knee when standing. In elementary school, shorts may only be worn before Fall Break and after Spring Break. Secondary students may not wear athletic shorts outside of PE or athletics practice.
• Shirts (or other clothing) displaying suggestive or disruptive lettering and/or symbols, secular music groups, alcohol or tobacco products are not permitted. Tank tops, spaghetti straps, tube tops, bare midriff tops, halter tops, or any similar attire are not permitted.
• Skirt hemlines must be no higher than 2” above the knee when standing.
• Hats, visors, or any head covering are not allowed to be worn in the buildings.
• Pants must be worn around the waist and not drag the floor. Secondary students (6th-12th grades) may not wear track pants outside of PE or sports practices.
• Leggings are not pants and must be covered by clothing that has a hemline no higher than 4" above the knee when standing.
• All clothing should be free of tears, holes, and frayed hems.
• Body piercings other than girls’ ears are not permitted.
• Tattoos must be covered.
• Hair is to be clean, neatly trimmed, and out of the eyes. Hairstyles that are dyed unnatural or multiple colors, mohawks, or ponytails (boys) are not permitted. Facial hair for young men must be kept short and neatly trimmed.
Special dress for activities will be regulated by the instructor with the approval of the administration. When attending after hours WCS activities, students are expected to wear clothing that meets dress code guidelines. Parents are asked to monitor students dress before they leave home.
Physical Education/Athletics Dress Code
Dress code will be established by the P.E. instructor for each activity but will conform to our school dress code. Students are required to wear clean, non-marking athletic shoes while on the gym floor.
Consequences for Dress Code Violations
If a student’s attire violates the dress code, the parents will be required to bring appropriate clothing items. The student will sit in the office until appropriate clothing can be obtained. After the first violation, the consequences of violating the dress code will be after school detention and/or work related tasks. On the third dress code violation a student will be given a one day out of school suspension.
Students in grades 6-12 may participate in Dress Down Thursdays. For the small fee of $2
each Thursday, your middle school or high school student may dress down in one of three ways:
1) Wear sweat /athletic pants
2) Wear athletic shorts
**Please be advised that length requirements of 4 in. above the knee still apply for athletic shorts.
3) Wear a hat to school.
Participating students must purchase a sticker in the middle school or high school office at the beginning of the school day
and wear it throughout the day. All proceeds will go to the senior class to support their senior trip.
WCS is excited to introduce E-giving! Payments can now be made online with a credit/debit card or bank account draft. E-giving allows parents to pay tuition, athletic and other school fees or make gifts to WCS online!! It will only take a few minutes to set up your account here:
Key features include:
Process a one-time payment immediately, process a one-time payment for a future date, or process a monthly recurring payment with a beginning and an ending date. Please be aware that payments may take up to 3 days to process. You may still pay with a check or cash via the office.
The E-giving account manager, Angelina Sapienza, can help you with any questions you have about how to set up your E giving account or any problems you encounter with the system. Her number is 877-771-3336 ext. 2025.
We are very excited about this new opportunity and hope that it is a time saver and blessing for your family.