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Campus Transition FAQs

It’s an exciting time to be a Warrior.

In anticipation of WC’s August 2020 transition from elementary, middle, and high school to Lower School (Grades K-6) and Upper School (Grades (7-12), we’ve created this space to answer the most often asked questions. Check back often because we’ll be adding FAQs regularly.

Do you have a question? Submit it here, and check back in a few days to find the answer.

HOW WILL THE START OF SCHOOL BE IMPACTED IF THE UPPER SCHOOL ISN’T COMPLETED ON TIME?

While we fully expect to be able to move into the new Lower and Upper Schools in time to be ready for the first day of school (August 20), the following plan is in place should we encounter unexpected construction delays:

  • Use calamity days to cover the first three days. This will leave us with up to five calamity days for later in the year in case of inclement weather, power outages, etc.
  • A fourth delayed day will be made up on Friday, October 16, which is currently a day off scheduled at the end of the first quarter.
  • A fifth delayed day will be made up on Friday, April 30. This was a newly added day off that we have never had before. It was an attempt to break up the long stretch from spring break to the end of the year.
  • A sixth delayed day will be made up on Friday, May 28. School is scheduled to end on Thursday, May 27 so this would push back the end of school by one day.
  • A seventh delayed day will be covered by another calamity day.
  • Any delayed days beyond seven will be added on to the end of the school year.
HOW WILL THE DRESS CODE CHANGE IN THE TWO CAMPUS MODEL?

Moving from three campuses to two campuses requires us to make minor alterations to our uniform policy. Now that high school students will no longer need to travel outside during the day, enforcement of the policy will be emphasized by the school. Please help your student understand the importance of following the policy that all have agreed to follow upon enrollment.

2020-21 Uniform Policy

The Worthington Christian School uniform policy helps develop a school culture that aids student growth and learning.  It promotes a sense of unity and equality among our students. As a result, we believe it is essential that students abide by these guidelines while at school. Our enforcement of the policy flows, not from the idea that these rules are a statement of moral uprightness, but from the fact that rightful authority established them. Students and families enrolled at WC agree to abide by them. Enforcement of these rules helps to avoid a culture in which a lax attitude toward one set of rules encourages a lax attitude toward other rules.

The policy cannot address every possible apparel option but simply describes what may be worn. We request that individuals not make arguments from silence in the policy. The administration retains the authority to make judgments on gray areas or on things not addressed directly by the policy. We will attempt to do that in a reasonable and fair manner, so please ask in advance if you have questions.

LOWER SCHOOL (GRADES K-6)
  • Jumper/Skirts | School approved plaid (SC)
  • Pants/Shorts | Khaki (pleated or plain front mid-rise) (SC or LE)
  • Polo-Style Shirts | Navy, red, white polo with WC logo (long or short sleeve) (SC or LE)
  • Dress Shirts | White, yellow, or blue oxford with WC logo (long or short sleeve) (SC or LE); White round collar with WC logo (long or short sleeve) (SC or LE)
  • Sweater | Navy or red cardigan, v-neck or vest with WC logo (SC or LE)
  • Fleece | Navy full-zip with WC logo (SC or LE)
  • Spirit Wear | Sweatshirts, jackets, pullovers with the WC logo (WW). May be worn only on Out of Uniform (OOU) Days.

All uniform items listed above must be purchased from School Closet (SC), Land’s End (LE), the Warrior Warehouse or BSN Team Store (WW), or on a secondary market that originated with one of these suppliers. Beginning with the 2022-23 school year, the new WC logo must appear on uniform shirts.

UPPER SCHOOL (GRADES 7-12)
  • Jumper/Skirt | School approved plaid (School Closet only) (SC)
  • Pants/Shorts | Khaki (pleated or plain front mid-rise) (SC or LE)
  • Shirts | White, yellow or blue oxford with WC logo (long or short sleeve) (SC or LE); 7th and 8th graders may wear a Lower School-approved polo through the 2021-22 school year.
  • Sweater | Navy or red cardigan, v-neck or vest with WC logo (SC or LE)
  • Spirit Wear | Sweatshirts, jackets, pullovers or fleeces with the WC logo (WW)

All uniform items listed above must be purchased from School Closet (SC), Land’s End (LE), the Warrior Warehouse or BSN Team Store (WW), or on a secondary market that originated with one of these suppliers. Beginning with the 2022-23 school year, the new WC logo must appear on uniform shirts.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADES K-12
  1. Consequences for violations
    1. A warning will be issued for the first violation of each grading period.
    2. A second violation will result in a detention.
  2. Uniform requirements are in effect during regular school hours.
  3. Clothing should be clean and in good repair with no holes, cuts or tears.
  4. Shirts should be tucked in.
  5. A plain white or non-contrasting undershirt may be worn beneath a uniform shirt.
  6. Any undergarment visible through a uniform article must be plain white or non-contrasting.
  7. Only the top shirt button may be unbuttoned.
  8. Skirts and jumpers should be no shorter than 2” above the knee. Skirts may not be rolled.
  9. Shoes must fully enclose the toe and have a minimum of a heel strap. No heels or soles over 2” high.
  10. Hats and hoods may not be worn inside the building.
  11. Hair should be neat and well-groomed. Extreme cuts such as mohawks, spikes, shaved words or patterns, etc. are not permitted.
  12. Coordinating hair accessories, neckties and scarves are permitted.
  13. A belt must be worn with all pants and shorts.
  14. Socks or leggings must be worn and should be a solid color and texture in white, black, gray or navy.
  15. Visible tattoos, gages or body piercing are not permitted other than earrings for girls.
  16. Extreme jewelry or accessories are not permitted.
  17. Non-uniform jackets, sweatshirts, pullovers or sport coats may not be worn inside the building during the school day.
  18. Out of Uniform Days and other school activities.
    1. Clothing must be in good condition, with no rips, tears or holes.
    2. Tight articles like yoga pants, leggings, or tight-fitting sweatpants are not permitted.
    3. Shorts may not be excessively tight and must be no shorter than mid-thigh
    4. All shirts must have sleeves and necklines similar to the neckline of a buttoned uniform shirt.
    5. Clothing must cover backs, stomachs, and all undergarments at all times in all positions.
    6. Bring alternative clothing if there is any doubt about its appropriateness.
WHAT’S THE SHUTTLE BUS SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR?

The shuttle bus schedule for 2020-21 is found below. The schedule is subject to change pending any possible changes to the transportation schedules of local districts that provide bussing. We will update the schedule as appropriate.

Shuttle bUS Schedule 2020-21

Morning Shuttle

TimeLocation
7:40 a.m.  Arrive Upper School
7:47 a.m. Leave Upper School
7:57 a.m.  Arrive Lower School (Grades K-2)
8:00 a.m.    Leave Lower School (Grades K-2)
8:02 a.m.    Arrive Lower School (Grades 3-6)
8:05 a.m.  Leave Lower School (Grades 3-6)
8:15 a.m.  Arrive Upper School
8:20 a.m.   Leave Upper School
8:30 a.m.  Arrive Lower School (Grades K-2)
8:33 a.m.  Leave Lower School (Grades K-2)
8:35 a.m.   Arrive Lower School (Grades 3-6)

     

Morning Powell Shuttle

TimeLocation
7:35 a.m.  Arrive Grace Powell
7:45 a.m.  Leave Grace Powell
8:13 a.m.  Arrive Upper School
8:16 a.m.    Leave Upper School
8:26 a.m.  Arrive Lower School (Grades K-2)
8:29 a.m.  Leave Lower School (Grades K2)
8:32 a.m.  Arrive Lower School (Grades 3-6)
8:37 a.m. Leave Lower School (Grades 3-6)

Afternoon Shuttle

TimeLocation
3:10 p.m.  Arrive Upper School
3:23 p.m.    Leave Upper School
3:33 p.m.   Arrive Lower School (Grades K-2)
3:36 p.m.  Leave Lower School (Grades K-2)
3:40 p.m.   Arrive Lower School (Grades 3-6)
3:45 p.m.  Leave Lower School (Grades 3-6)
3:50 p.m.   Arrive Upper School

Afternoon Powell Shuttle

TimeLocation
3:25 p.m.  Arrive Lower School (Grades K-2)
3:30 p.m.  Leave Lower School (Grades K-2)
3:32 p.m.  Arrive Lower School (Grades 3-6)
3:35 p.m.  Leave Lower School (Grades 3-6)
3:45 p.m.  Arrive Upper School
3:50 p.m.   Leave Upper School
4:20 p.m.    Arrive Grace Powell
WHAT ARE THE SCHOOL HOURS FOR 2020-21?

kindergarten

Regular School Day | 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Lower School

Regular School Day | 8:45 a.m. – 3:25 p.m. Early Dismissal | 8:45 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Upper School

Regular School Day | 8:25 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. Early Dismissal | 8:25 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

WHY HAS THE LOWER SCHOOL DAY BEEN EXTENDED BY 15-MINUTES?

The day will be 15 minutes longer next year for Lower School students. This allows us to better include sixth grade into the schedule and continue to provide sixth graders a period each day for music instruction (either choir or band). In addition, even with the additional 15 minutes per day, WC still has a shorter day than most other elementary schools. Here is a sample of other school’s elementary hours:

Elementary School Student School Day Total Hours Relative to WC’s New Hours
Worthington Christian 8:45-3:25 6:40 :00
Tree of Life 8:00-3:00 7:00 :20
Grove City Christian 8:20-3:20 7:00 :20
Mansfield Christian 8:00-3:00 7:00 :20
Cincinnati Hills Christian 8:30-3:15 6:45 :05
St. Paul’s (Westerville) 7:50-2:35 6:45 :05
St. Michael’s (Worthington) 7:50-2:55 7:05 :25
St. Brendan’s (Dublin) 8:30-3:15 6:45 :05
Columbus Academy 8:05-3:20 7:15 :35
CSG 8:00-3:30 7:30 :50
Worthington Schools 8:00-2:30 6:30 -:10
Olentangy Schools 8:50-3:30 6:40 :00

Of course, we aren’t interested in having the longest school day. We are interested in keeping the hours developmentally appropriate for young students. However, even with the extended day, we are able to do that and still meet the schedule needs that we have.

WILL THERE BE SEPARATION BETWEEN GRADES 7-8 AND 9-12 FOR SPORTS, HOUSES, FALL EVENT, ETC?

While we will be emphasizing the unity of all six grades that comprise the Upper School, we also recognize that there are certain activities and opportunities that are grade-specific or more appropriate for certain grades.

Our athletic opportunities will remain unchanged. Seventh and eighth grade will continue to have their own teams, while traditional high school grades will continue to have theirs.

Our theatre department will continue to produce performances for just seventh and eighth graders separate for the performances for ninth through twelfth graders. The seventh and eighth grades will have their own events as well.

Plans are still being made as to how the younger grades will be integrated into the current high school house system. More information will follow as those plans develop.

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