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Wayne Country Day School, located in Goldsboro, North Carolina, is an independent coeducational, college preparatory school which accepts qualified students in grades 3K through 12. Students are offered a challenging academic program including literature and world languages, history and social sciences, fine and performing arts, mathematics, sciences, technology, and physical education. Learning is directed by a faculty of teaching professionals who are dedicated to the mission and values of the school, the unique needs of the individual students, and the enhanced learning opportunities offered by small classes in a supportive and nurturing environment.
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Important Update on COVID-19:
Dear Parents: April 2, 2020
This week, we had a great start to virtual classes for the K - 3rd grade. The students have had a great time connecting with their friends and teachers. We’ve also heard great responses from the parents of Pre-School and Lower School students on the videos for Spanish, Music, PE and story time. We’ve certainly had fun creating them.
Seniors enjoyed sleeping in on Senior Skip Day on Wednesday, April 1st. Please check out the school’s social media and our website as we celebrate our seniors through Senior Spotlight – each day a new member of Class of 2020 is spotlighted. Check out the colleges they’ve been accepted to and scholarships they’ve been awarded.
Please note that we will still have our Easter Break so there will be no classes on:
· Friday, April 10th
· Monday, April 13th
· Tuesday, April 14th
We will have regular virtual classes on Thursday, April 9th and then begin again with the regular virtual classes on Wednesday, April 15th.
See below for the grading and exam policy for the rest of the school year:
Given the current circumstances affecting our world, Wayne Country Day School will make the following adjustments to the grading policies for the 4th quarter of the 2019-2020 school year.
Grades 3K - PreK: Normally these classes do not receive report cards. There will be no change for these classes.
Grade 5K: No formal report card will be issued for the 4th quarter.
Grades 1st - 4th: Grades will stand for the first three quarters of the year. For the fourth quarter only, students will be graded on the following scale: Pass, Fail.
Grades 5th and 6th: Grades will stand for the first three quarters of the year, and students will continue to be graded for the 4th quarter on Google Classroom.
Grades 7th - 12th: In order to provide fair and appropriate evaluation of our students’ progress, teachers will use assessments, projects, essays, etc. throughout the 4th quarter. These graded items, along with 3rd quarter work/grades, will take the place of our large cumulative exams. We believe that given the current circumstances, this method of grading will provide a better assessment of growth and preparation for the next grade level. Therefore, both the 3rd quarter and 4th quarter will be weighed equally at 50% each to calculate the grade for 2nd semester.
High School students registered for AP classes will still be expected to take AP exams with the College Board in order to get AP credit on their transcript. The College Board will soon provide details (hopefully tomorrow) on dates and process for online home testing, and we will keep you posted.
Thank you for your support and understanding through this pandemic. Stay safe!
Dr. Steven D. Taylor