K-5 registration for the 2020-21 school year is limited. Our school is open. We are anticipating the first day of school on August 10. We have formulated a plan (see handbook below) to comply with the CDC recommendations for student distancing while on campus.
WOLCS K-8 SUPPLEMENTAL HANDBOOK FOR FALL 20-21 START -click here
WOLCS PRESCHOOL COVID PROCEEDURES -click here
Good afternoon Lions’ Families,
We continue in deep prayer for our students, families, staff, our church, and our community. We continually are asking our Lord to guide every step as we monitor all new data and guidance closely to ensure we make the best decisions for everyone. It has also brought us to reflect and ask everyone to ceaselessly pray and drink deeply of God’s Word for in Him there is freedom, comforting peace, assurance, and great joy.
Yesterday, Governor Newsom announced new school closure requirements impacting all schools including private institutions, in counties that are on the State Monitoring List of which San Bernardino County is included. A link to Newsom’s press conference where he explains the new state requirements for in-person instruction is available below. We encourage families to listen to the first fifteen minutes.
As we were writing our school plan, and as I review some of the updated guidelines and mandates, it brings me peace to see that we were proactive and that we had already incorporated most of them in our plan. All links for your reference are available below. We continue to plan for in-person instruction as close to normal as possible for our students and we had previously shared that we would only go to full remote learning if mandated to do so for the amount of time required. Remote learning was going to be offered as well for those families choosing to do so. We have been proactive in ensuring that both options were ready by our August 10th start date.
As you read the new information from the state and the county, we can share with you that our teachers have already been proactively preparing for your students and their dedication to your child is inspiring. We are truly blessed to have individuals who care so much and in the midst of all that is happening, they are ten steps ahead in their planning and preparations for your child.
As of today, we are aware that all schools in San Bernardino County do not meet the requirements to reopen for in-person instruction. However, there are currently a little over three weeks before school starts and while the latest information may delay our in-person instruction, we will resume as soon as it is safe to do so. None of our plans have changed in that regard. We know many of our current and new families, as well as those seeking enrollment, are desiring the full five days a week, in-person instruction students need. We intend to provide as much in-person instruction this coming school year as is safe and feasible. We also commit to keeping our families and staff continually informed.
These are times when we need to pray and ask that God’s will be done. Reading His Word and listening to His Spirit will help us determine God’s will and discern the circumstances around us. God has promised to supply our needs and we have heard the needs of our families too.
Let us all remain with a heart fixed on Christ and in glorifying Him by praying constantly and continually for His will to be done.
In His grace and service,
Mrs. Maricela Najera
“But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another…” (1 John 1:7)
San Bernardino County Update:
Newsom Press Conference:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RMyI6jzv4I(Approximately first 15-18 minutes speak about the school requirements for opening)
Additional links for your reference:
California Department of Public Health/COVID-19 Industry Guidance Schools-Updated 07/17/20
San Bernardino County COVID-19 Dashboard (CDPH Monitoring Tab)
Dear Lions’ Families,
I wanted to take a moment to share a bit more information. I have been in prayer and continually asking our Lord to make all communication only His will and to continue to bless our work for His glory.
I would like to assure all of you that we are actively looking at the information provided by the State of California as well as the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health on a daily basis. As of today, the guidance put forth does not affect our efforts to safely open. Our local school districts, such as Chaffey Joint Unified High School District shared yesterday, that they are actively monitoring county guidance and that based on the increased case numbers, the county supports their decision to have students that have elected the hybrid model (currently their only in-person model) to start the school year in a temporary distance learning scenario until they can safely transition back to a limited, in-person situation. The biggest difference between our local school districts and us is that we are immensely blessed with space and we are not impacted with their enrollment numbers. Current guidelines indicate each student should be afforded 3 feet all around and we have done all our planning with 6 feet per student. In addition, we are considering appropriate cleaning and sanitation to support what our church already provides us. We are looking very closely at the enrollment numbers and only accepting enrollment for what we are able to support. We realize the COVID-19 situation is ever-changing but we will continue to plan for as much in-person instruction as is safe.
What I can assure you of is that we will be teaching either in-person or via remote learning starting August 10th. We are actively ensuring all classrooms have all the items they need to support each of our teachers both with remote learning and in-person instruction from day one. Please start (or continue) to plan just like you would for a normal school year. Our intent is to provide an education to our students as close to normal as possible with all the safety guidelines in place for students and for our incredible staff. Families are looking for the amazing educational program our teachers are well known for and we will continue to provide that to our students. For those families who have chosen to start with remote learning, we will be reaching out to you the week before school starts to pick up materials. More information will also be provided that week regarding your designated drop-off and pick-up locations.
We know the COVID-19 pandemic has been disruptive and challenging for everyone. Our intent is to support everyone and make things as normal as possible. As a mother bringing four of my own to WOLCS, I take the safety of each student and staff member as if they were my own and I do not, nor will not, risk anyone in any situation that I wasn't prepared to put myself in.
I would also like to thank you all immensely for your patience during this time. We will look for multiple ways to communicate information to you. If you do send an email requesting specific information, please add your phone number and how late it is okay to call you. God is clearly with us and I pray you feel that I am making every effort to care for all of you. Please stand in prayer with us, and may God continue to keep you and your family.
JUNE 19, 2020
School Board Message
Preschool summer programs at Fontana and Upland, starting June 1, are now open for registration. Children Ages 3-5 (pre K) that are fully potty trained are welcome to attend. We are following all CDC guidelines for reopening our campus. Half and full day programs are available.
April 2, 2020
campus closed for the remainder of year
March 27, 2020
Distance Learning Plan
March 26, 2020
School board message to wolcs
March 25, 2020
Distance Learning Announcement
March 14, 2020
Campus closure -School board Message