Back to School I: 2021-2022
Open House & First Day of School
Believe it or not, the calendar indicates it's time to get ready for Back to School 2021-2022!
WCA's Back to School Open House will be held on Tuesday, August 10th. This is a great time to meet teachers, shop the school store and get your student's schedule.
- 9:00 am – Meet the Teacher (New Families Only)
- 9:30 am – 6th Grade Orientation (parents and students)
- 10:00 am – Meet the Teacher (Last names A-L and all 6th graders)
- 11:00 am - Meet the Teacher (Last names M-Z)
The first day of classes is Wednesday, August 11th and is an early dismissal day for all students as follows:
- 11:30 am – Lower School Dismissal
- 12:00 pm – Upper School Dismissal
We look forward to welcoming new families to our community and seeing familiar faces as we begin another amazing year at WCA!
Back to School Bash
The tradition is back for 2021-2022! Westminster will hold it's Back To School Bash on Friday, August 13th beginning at 5:30 pm. Bring your own dinner, blankets and/or lawn chairs, favorite lawn games and gather at the field house for this time of fellowship and fun. The Kona Ice truck will be there to help everyone cool off (provided by WCA). See you there for this time of fellowship and fun!
You'll find it under the "Parents" tab.
Supply Lists, Uniform Guideline, Academic Calendar & More
The "Parents" tab on the WCA website, WCALions.org, is the central place to find much of the information you'll need to get the school year started smoothly.
In addition to class supply lists, academic calendar, summer reading and course requirements, you'll find the current student handbook and uniform guidelines.
Upper School Technology
Westminster requires all 9th through 12th grade students to have a personal laptop each day. The goal is to give students the opportunity to learn how to utilize technology appropriately and effectively while enhancing their education experience. Please follow this link to learn more and access upper school technology requirements.
WCA School Store
The WCA School Store is where you will find all things "Lions" including PE uniforms required for upper school students. The store is fully stocked with your favorites and soon to be favorite items and will be open in the upper school gym as follows during Back To School week:
- Tuesday, August 10th, Open House 9 am - Noon
- Wednesday, August 11th - 7:45 am - Noon
- Thursday, August 12th - 7:30 am - 8 am
Be sure to stop by and check out what's new. The store accepts cash, check and card payments. Beginning the week of the 16th, the store will resume normal operating hours of Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:30 until 8 am. See you there!
Westminster Dress Code
What to wear? WCA's dress code policy for the lower school and upper school can be found by following this link - Parents Tab - Handbook & Dress Code.
Included are Westminster policies for regular school days, Casual Fridays for the Upper School (grades 6 - 12) and Spirit Wear Fridays for the Lower School (grades K - 5).
Please note that there have been some changes to our Upper School Dress Code for this fall. Changes were made to help with consistency and to reflect changes in style without sacrificing our goal of modesty. The major changes of note include:
- Boys shirts may be untucked.
- Shorts and skirts length should be mid-thigh or longer.
- Monday through Thursday sweatshirts and pullovers with hoods will need to be WCA apparel.
- Addition of a professional day dress code for special events.
Lands' End School Uniforms
Lands' End is the chosen uniform supplier for WCA including logo items required for Lower School students.
Follow this link - Lands' End School Uniform Site - to go directly to Lands' End School Uniform site. Click on the "shop your school" link and from there you can access the WCA uniform items by either searching using WCA's preferred school code - 900052127 or entering WCA's name in the search bar.
If you order before Wednesday, July 28th, you can take advantage of Lands' End Back to School Sale and save up to 35%. Follow the link below for details.
WCA Online Uniform ReSale
Have outgrown uniforms you'd like to sell or do you need the next size up? There is a Facebook groups - WCA Clothing ReSale - to facilitate this process. All you need to do is search for the group by name, request to join and sell & buy at your pleasure!
Follow WCA on Social Media
Are you on social media? Then be sure to follow Westminster Christian Academy on your favorite platform and get all the latest information about what's happening on our campus.
Twitter - @WCA_Lions
Instagram - wcalions
Facebook - Westminster Christian Academy