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?

Our philosophy is that all children are naturally curious, enthusiastic, ambitious, creative and eager to acquire new experiences and knowledge.  It is our responsibility as educators to foster these feelings, and in doing so, to provide an educational experience to maximize each child’s potential.  At Woodcrest, we emphasize a traditional, well-rounded curriculum for our students in which special subject classes complement and enrich our academic program.  Our philosophy is that all children’s needs must be addressed academically, socially, and physically.  We strive to consider the whole child while providing an nurturing learning environment.

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 modifies 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

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.

Where do students enroll after graduation?

Student attend Viewpoint, Sierra Canyon, Magnet Public Schools, Crespi, and Chaminade

Is there a dress code?

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

What types of technology are used in the classroom?

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, and 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 Whiteboards 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.

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 eat lunch and is there hot lunch?

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

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.