July 05, 2018
Important 2018-2019 School Year Information

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Important 2018-19 School Year Information

Wilmington Christian Academy is looking forward to the quickly-approaching new school year with great anticipation. We hope you are enjoying the summer and relaxing a bit before another sure-to-be-exciting year of learning begins!  Classes will be starting in about a month, so here are several details/reminders that will help you prepare for a fantastic start to the 2018-2019 school year here at WCA. Click here to view a folder with all of the referenced documents.

Important Times


First Day of School: Thursday, August 16th
Daily Schedule:  
Morning care opens at 6:45 am
Buildings open at 8:00 am
Tardy bell rings at 8:10 am
 
Dismissal Times:
Grades K5-5th:   3:00 pm
Grades 6-12:       3:15 pm
After school care ends at 6:00 pm

Before & After School Care


The rate for K5 -12 is $3.50 per hour per child which is billed monthly. A late fee of $2.00 per minute is assessed for each child picked up after 6:00 pm.  Please update and/or add contact information for individuals who may pick up your student.

Note: All students in grades K5-12 staying after school must be in this program from 3:25 - 6:00 p.m. unless participating in an official, supervised school function.

Important Contact Info Changes


In order to contact you in case of emergency, it is imperative that you make changes to your personal information in Sycamore and/or notify the school office immediately if your address, phone numbers (home, work, or cell) or email addresses have changed since completing the re-enrollment or enrollment process.

EPI Pen or Serious Health Conditions


We carefully monitor students with allergies or serious health conditions during the school year. If your new or returning student has an EpiPen, please come to the main school office in the Noland building during school orientation. We will provide you with the appropriate forms and explain the procedure used here at WCA concerning EpiPens and serious health conditions.

School Calendar


Our school calendar integrates Sycamore and Google Calendar to keep everyone on the same page. Because events may occasionally change, we have found it most useful to utilize a digital calendar although you can still view a list of important events here. To see all of our calendars and learn how to add the ones you need to your device, go to www.wilmingtonchristian.com/calendars

Uniform Dress Code


Please click here to read the K5 student dress code. All students in grades 1-12 are required to be in school uniform.  Please read this linked dress code sheet for clarification.  Remember all uniforms must have the school crest and must be purchased from Custom Logoware only.  Custom Logoware has a local store at 7213 Ogden Business Lane (near the Ice House Ice Skating Rink).  910-681-0888.

Class Lists


Elementary teachers will send out postcards the week before school begins.  Middle school and High school - This information will be available at the orientation meeting. Because of the hectic schedule when beginning a new school year, please do not call the school office for this information.

Music Lessons


PIANO, INSTRUMENT, STRINGS & VOICE LESSONS - Private piano, instrument, strings and voice lessons will be available for students in grades K4 - 12.

 

Click here for more information or to sign up!

 

Tuition & Fees

Tuition - Tuition is invoiced or drafted through Smart Tuition.  Two payment options are available:  automatic withdrawal or credit/debit card charges.  Smart Tuition does not accept cash payments. If an automatic withdrawal from your checking/savings account is used, you will receive an email 10 days before a withdrawal is made.  If a credit or debit card is used, a 2.85% convenience fee will be assessed.  Due dates are the 1st of each month.  Please note that after care and other charges may be added to your Smart Tuition invoice.

 

Payment Plans - There are several plans to pay tuition: 10-month, Annual (August), or Semi-Annual (August and January).  A credit of $100 is given for each student if the tuition is paid on an annual basis by August 1st.  With the semi-annual payment in August and January, a $50 credit for each student will be given - half after payment in August and half after payment in January.  These credits are awarded after the tuition is paid by the due date for that particular month.  

 

Fees - The Program fee ($350.00 per student in grades 1 - 12 and $230.00 per student in K5) is due on July 15th.  The Capital Assessment Fee ($300.00 per family) is also due by July 15th.  It is recommended that full payment of these fees be made by the due dates to continue to guarantee enrollment.

 

Campus Safety Fee - The decision to acquire a campus School Resource Officer for this fall was made well after we published our 2018-19 Tuition and Fee Schedule this past January; however, we believe that it is very important to move forward with the campus SRO this fall.  Therefore, it will be necessary to add a fee of $100.00 per family to offset the cost of the SRO. This fee will be billed in two increments ($50.00 in September & $50.00 in October). If this fee poses a significant financial hardship, please contact the Business Office to discuss your situation.

 

Cafeteria - Please create a Meals Plus account with a minimum of $20 balance.  Your child may purchase lunch items through this account. Meals Plus will contact you when your student’s balance is below the $20 threshold.

 

NC Opportunity Scholarship Program - Wilmington Christian Academy readily enrolls students from families participating in the NC Opportunity Scholarship Program; however, it is important to realize that the Academy limits the total number of Opportunity Scholarship students that can be enrolled each year. Therefore, an Opportunity Scholarship student may be accepted into the Academy and still be placed on a waiting list if the Opportunity Scholarship limit has been reached.   Families may choose to remain on the waiting list or enroll in the Academy by assuming responsibility for all applicable tuition and fees without utilizing Opportunity Scholarship funds.

 

New Faculty & Positions

Welcome to these new faculty members:  

PK4 - Miss Erika Lee

Elementary, MS & HS Physical Education - Mr. Tony Seal

4th Grade - Miss Molly Ileoma & Mrs. Joanne Seal

5th Grade - Mr. Jun We Jeung

MS/HS/Dual Enrollment Math - Mrs. Jenny Tyrpak

CFCC Dual Enrollment Chemistry - Mrs. Jen Civelli

 

Elementary Information

Orientation - Grades K5 - 5th
New Parents – Monday, August 13th at 6 pm
Returning Parents – Monday, August 13th at 7 pm

At least one parent is expected to attend the elementary orientation night. Please do not bring students to this session as this time is reserved for the teachers and parents to get acquainted and to discuss valuable information. (New parents meet in the Preschool Kid's Chapel, and returning parents meet in the auditorium)

 

 

Open House

        K5 - 5th Grade   |  Tuesday, August 14th 8:30 – 9:30 am

All K5-5th grade students may come find their classroom, meet their teacher, and reunite with their classmates.

 

Supply Lists

Click here to use teacherslist.com. It is super easy!

or

Click here to view or download the elementary school supply lists

 

Intramural Soccer

The WCA intramural soccer league will take place from September 8th to October 26th. Click here to register!

Middle School Information

Middle School Orientation

New Parents & Students – Tuesday, August 14th at 6 pm
Returning Parents & Students – Tuesday, August 14th at 7 pm

Students meet in the gym – New parents meet in the Preschool Kids' Chapel, and returning parents meet in the GBC auditorium.
Middle School students will have special activities in the gym during the parent orientation meetings. Please come dressed in your school uniform.
DON’T MISS OUT ON THE FUN!

Middle School Anchorage Retreat

All middle school students are expected to attend our school camp retreat at the Anchorage Christian Camp at Lake Waccamaw (910-646-4111) on Monday, Aug 20th - Tuesday, August 21st.  The purpose of this retreat is to have fun, allow teachers and students to get acquainted and be challenged spiritually. Our teachers will chaperone the students. Please fill out the WCA permission form & the Anchorage Medical Release form and turn them in at your earliest convenience.  

Supply Lists

Click here to view or download the Middle School supply lists

Schedules
Middle school students will receive schedules at orientation, and their electives will be assigned after the opening of school.

High School Information

Class Scheduling & Academic Counseling

Parents are strongly encouraged to attend the scheduling sessions.

Students come dressed in school uniform. 

Class scheduling make-up date is Monday, August 6 at 9:00 am in the main office.

SENIORS
Tuesday, July 31

Noland Building

Ri - Z       8:00 - 9:30 am
Kr - Re      9:30 - 11:00 am
G - Ko      1:00 - 2:30 pm
A - F        2:30 - 4:00 pm

JUNIORS
Wednesday, August 1

Noland Building

A - B       8:00 - 9:30 am
C - G      9:30 - 11:00 am

H - Mu    1:00 - 2:30 pm
My - Z      2:30 - 4:00 pm

SOPHOMORES
Thursday, August 2
Cafeteria, Sec C

K - Z      8:30 am
A - J    11:00 am

FRESHMAN
Friday, August 3
Cafeteria, Sec C

A - L      8:30 am
M - Z    11:00 am

High School Orientation

New Parents & Students – Monday, August 13th at 6:30 pm
Returning Parents & Students – Monday, August 13th at 7:30 pm
High School students meet in the gym for activities while the Parents will meet in Cafeteria, Section C

Please come dressed in your school uniformDON’T MISS OUT ON THE FUN!

 

High School Anchorage Retreat

All high school students are expected to attend our school camp retreat at the Anchorage Christian Camp at Lake Waccamaw (910-646-4111) on Thursday, Aug 16 - Friday, August 17.  The purpose of this retreat is to have fun, allow teachers and students to get acquainted and be challenged spiritually. Our teachers will chaperone the students. Please fill out the WCA permission form & the Anchorage Medical Release form and turn them in at your earliest convenience.  

 

E-Text Books

Juniors and Seniors may purchase an e-textbook for $35.00.  Please contact the main school office if you are interested in this option.

 

Student Drivers

Vehicle registration forms are located in the school office and must be completed before the student may drive to school.  Parent signature is required.  

Sophomore and Junior student drivers park in the cafeteria parking lot, and Seniors park behind the modulars.

 

Supply Lists
Click here to view or download the High School supply lists

Summer Reading
Click here to view the high school summer reading assignments

Students received paper copies before school ended in June.

Paper copies are also available in the main office.

 

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July 02, 2018
WCA Takes Another Step Forward In Campus Safety

 

WCA Takes Another Step Forward In Campus Safety

Sadly, the world in which we live is becoming increasingly more violent as each year passes. Historically, schools have been safe havens from the violence and danger of society. Unfortunately, that is no longer true. The tragic events of recent years have forced all schools including WCA to identify vulnerabilities and take steps to provide added protection for our students. The Academy has invested a great deal of time and money to provide physical security improvements and safety protocols to create a safe campus for our students. As we considered the next step in protecting our campus, the concept of a constant law enforcement presence was discussed and evaluated. After considerable consultation with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, we have decided to contract a full-time, year-round deputy for our campus beginning this fall.

 

The decision to acquire a campus SRO was made well after we published our 2018-19 Tuition and Fee Schedule this past January; however, we believe that it is very important to move forward with the campus SRO this fall. Therefore, it will be necessary to add a fee of $100.00 per family to offset the cost of the SRO. This fee will be billed in two increments ($50.00 in September & $50.00 in October). If this fee poses a significant financial hardship, please contact the Business Office to discuss your situation.

 

www.wilmingtonchristian.com

 

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September 30, 2017
Pick up & Drop off Patterns

 

New Drop Off & Pick Up Patterns

 Please review the attached files in preparation for our new drop off and pickup patterns starting Monday, October 2nd. Thank you for your help keeping everyone safe!

 

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