Dear Members of the WCDS Community,
I wanted to reach out once again and send a friendly reminder with some updates from my letter of July 21st.
Our switchover to the FACTS system is nearly complete and we will be in a position to start parent and student access at the end of the first week of school. Our teachers are training today and setting up gradebooks and classes this week.
First Day of School
On August 4th we will have a Q&A session for the parents of early years and lower school students. You should have received letters from Mrs. Compton and Mrs. Brown directly. Please reach out to us if you have questions.
On the afternoon of August 8th from 1-3PM we are having an optional meet your teacher for all divisions. For our younger students it is an opportunity to see and feel their classroom before the “big day”. For our older students it is a chance to say hello to teachers, find a locker, pick up their schedule and feel ready for the first day of school as well. Our teachers will be in their classrooms putting the final touches on the preparations for the first day of school. Our building is open and it is an unstructured time to become familiar with the layout of the school for the “first day of school”.
Our first day of school will look a little different this year than in years past. It will be robust and a full day. School begins at the normal 8:00 AM time. In the Middle and Upper School. We have scheduled a full orientation for our students and a “walk thorough” schedule so that all students can meet their teachers and prepare for a full day of learning on Day 2. We are planning a full back to school night for parents to meet teachers and see the school in action for August 31.
Early Years will have a half day on the first day so they can transition back to school without the demands of a full day. Aftercare is available that day as well.
If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly at [email protected].
Dr. Matthew T. Jacobs, Ed.D.
Head of School