Elementary School hours
Monday - Friday. School begins at 8:30 am and ends at 3:00 pm.
The Safe Key
The Safe Key program begins at 7:00 am for the mornings and at 3:15 pm for after school. Any student who is NOT picked up at 3:15 automatically goes into the Safe Key program, we do give a 15 minute grace period. Any student who is at school before 7:30 am or later that 5:30 pm (Extended Care), parents will have a $1.00 per minute per child charge added to their account. Extended Care charges also applies for the days that school is out at 12:00 noon. There is NO grace period for Extended Care charges.
The Elementary classroom sizes consist of 28 students and two full-time employees. Each classroom has a lead teacher that is primarily responsible for administering the curriculum to the students and to provide a warm, nurturing, safe and loving environment where self concepts are enhanced, where independence is encouraged and individuality is respected. Working a alongside the lead teacher is a classroom assistant that is primarily responsible for the care of the individual students' needs and to assist the teacher in providing a warm and nurturing environment which the child can grow physically, emotionally, and intellectually as well.
Both the teacher and their assistant along with all of our WLCA employees are required to have a relationship with God and within their church ministries. As well, all of our staff have CPR/First Aid and AED training, OSHA training, and are required to have Continued Education Units (CEU) annually. CEUs are earned in the way of trainings, seminars, conferences, classes etc. In addition, all teachers must have a college degree and assistants must have prior experience working with children in a large group or classroom setting.
All core subjects, math, science, history, spelling, bible, etc. are held within the classroom setting. Specialty classes like art, Spanish, computers, and chapel are held outside of the classroom in other areas or classrooms throughout the building. Although our school does offer band, choir and school wide performances music is not a daily part of the classroom curriculum.