Thursday, April 15, 2020
Zoomanecdotes--even with social distancing, love is still in the air!
Gratitude: The student will demonstrate love and appreciation for God, His Word, and His creation, evidenced by an attitude of gratitude and dependence on God in all circumstances, including the opportunity to learn in any mode and platform.
Respect: The student will honor and support teachers and cooperate with and be thoughtful of other students, evidenced by being polite, courteous, and having a teachable spirit during virtual (Zoom) sessions.
Academics: The student will exhibit consistent, timely evidence of his/her ability to achieve scholastic goals and develop intellectually and personally, evidenced by his/her eagerness, interest, curiosity, and engagement during virtual (Zoom) sessions.
Servanthood: The student will demonstrate helpfulness, kindness, and encouragement to others without expectation of reward or recognition, evidenced by a spirit of humility and helpfulness to classmates before, during, and after virtual (Zoom) sessions.
Personal Responsibility: The student will demonstrate dependability, preparedness, and integrity in his/her performance of tasks and relationships, evidenced by tracking assignments for classes, being prepared and on-time to virtual (Zoom) sessions, turning in legible work in a timely manner, and being willing to ask for assistance when needed.
As always, please feel free to contact me if you have questions, concerns, praises, and/or just need a listening ear.
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Zoomanecdotes from teachers and students:
Update and Need to Know:
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Zoomanecdotes from parents:
Blessed by you,
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Zoom-anecdotes from teachers:
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
No foolin’ here; just keepin’ you in the (re)mix:
Acting Head of School
WCA Remix Day 2: Blips, Glips, and Quips
Monday, March 30, we launched WCA Remix--a new way of learning. As with most new things we are experiencing technology blips, glips and quips, like this one from inventor Thomas Edison, “Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.”
WCA staff is working very hard and adjusting day-by-day and moment-by-moment to bring you the very best education possible. For today, here’s what you need to know:
Acting Head of School
Welcome to a 4th quarter like no other!
Governor Doug Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman today announced the extension of Arizona school closures through the end of the school year. The extension follows updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and an announcement from the White House extending physical distancing guidelines until April 30, 2020.
Today’s announcement applies to Arizona public schools, both district and charter. Private schools are required to remain closed in alignment with federal guidance recommending closures through at least April 30. School leaders have the option of announcing closures through the end of the year or waiting for additional guidance.
The WCA Leadership Team and school board has prayerfully decided that the best course of action for WCA is to extend our blended/online classroom model through the end of the school year and keep the WCA campus closed. This decision is intended to provide continuity and long-term planning for our staff, students, and families to maintain a regular schedule without fear of the unknown or disruption of education.
Decisions regarding year end activities, such as graduation, promotion, and award ceremonies, are still pending. The leadership team and board will make those decisions as the time gets closer for those events.
Our teachers are still working full time, spending most of their days preparing, recording, holding live classes, correcting papers – all on a very steep learning curve! We appreciate all they are doing to keep our students actively learning and keeping up with schoolwork.
To that end, yes, WCA is still collecting tuition. Though your student is not on campus, they are still receiving their education through the best options we have available. As the weeks progress, we anticipate more interaction with students, and regularly scheduled pick up times for continued classwork.
We understand that the closures are hitting everyone hard. If you have concerns over how to pay your tuition, please contact us in the WCA office. We work closely with our Student Tuition Organizations to acquire additional funds for families in hardship, and we are happy to help on your behalf.
It is our greatest joy to be able to work together with you for the benefit of our students. Please look for a survey coming at the end of this week to be able to give feedback on the new learning style. Be sure to communicate with your teachers regularly and look for news each day from WCA. We’re all in this together, and we look forward to continuing to work with you all in this new adventure. Please contact us with any questions, concerns, or suggestions as we continue to move forward together!
WCA Staff & Board
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