FAQ’S

FAQS

Here’s some of the answers to the most common questions asked!

What is the daily schedule?

School beings promptly at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 3:10 p.m.  It is very important that all students arrive at school on time each day

What is the school philosophy and how will it benefit my child?

  • teachers, and parents to provide the very best care and support.
  • Woodcrest measures success by graduating students that are well prepared academically, social and emotionally.
  • Our school is dedicated towards working with highly competent teachers to deliver a traditional academic curriculum that prepares students for high school.
  • Woodcrest directs financial resources to ensure that students have the resources, faculty, technology and support to excel.

How does the school address differentiated learning styles?

Differentiated instruction is the way in which our teachers anticipate and respond to a variety of students’ needs in the classroom. To meet our students’ needs, Woodcrest modifying the content (what is being taught), the process (how it is taught) and the product (how students demonstrate their learning) to ensure maximum success.

How much homework should we expect at the end of the day?

While time spent on homework may vary from child to child, the following is an estimate of the amount of time students should spend on daily homework.

Kindergarten:                         Teachers discretion

First and Second Grade        20-30 Minutes

Third-Fourth Grade               30-40 Minutes

Fifth Grade:                            30-45 Minutes

Sixth-Eighth Grade:               Up to one hour

How is technology integrated into the curriculum?

Woodcrest School integrates technology throughout the curriculum including:  Electronic White Boards and projectors in every classroom, Ipads, Chromebooks, laptops, a robotics program, computer coding, computer lab, video production space, cross-curricular multimedia.  Middles school students have a 1:1 Chromebook program.

What is the buddy program?

Buddies are matched at the beginning of the year, and the relationships are nurtured all year long through regular classroom visits and activities on campus pairing the older and younger children. The Big Buddies join their Little Buddies in a variety of classroom-based activities as well as outdoor play. They also partner with them in school-wide activities.

How is technology integrated into the curriculum?

Woodcrest School integrates technology throughout the curriculum including:  Electronic White Boards and projectors in every classroom, Ipads, Chromebooks, laptops, a robotics program, computer coding, computer lab, video production space, cross-curricular multimedia.  Middles school students have a 1:1 Chromebook program.

Are there before and after school programs?

Extended care is available before and after school, from
6:30 a.m until 8:00 a.m and from 3:30pm to 6:30 p.m.  Extended care is provided at an additional
cost.

Does the school have transportation?

Yes, Woodcrest School provides free bus transportation from
Sherman Oaks.  The address for pick up is
13562 Ventura Bld. 

Where do students enroll after graduation?

Student attend View Point, St Mels, Sierra Canyon, Magnet
Public Schools, Crespi, and Chaminade

Where do students eat lunch and is there hot lunc

Students eat lunch outside at the lunch pavilion.  Hot lunch is available for an additional
cost.

Is there a dress code?

Yes, students wear solid color polo shirts, solid color pants, solid color skirts.

What is Transitional Kindergarten?

The TK course offers an additional year of school to our younger students who miss the kindergarten cut off. It provides opportunities to learn in an academically challenging and enriching environment. Children who attend Transitional Kindergarten are more likely to acquire the academic skills, confidence, and maturity they need to succeed in school.