FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ’S)
For the 2022-2023 school year the hours are as follows: After school care is provided at an additional cost.
- Grades K-1 begin at 8:15 and ends at 3:15 Drop off will begin at 7:30am. Pick up begins at 3:15pm
- Grades 2-5 begin at 8:15 and ends at 3:15 Drop off will begin at 7:30am. Pick up begins at 3:15 pm
- Grades 6-8 begin at 8:00 and ends at 3:15 Drop off will begin at 7:30am. Pick up begins at 3:15 pm
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. We strive to consider the whole child while providing a nurturing learning environment.
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.
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
Extended care is available before and after school, from 7:30 a.m until 8:15 a.m and from 3:15 pm to 5:30 p.m. Extended care is provided at an additional cost.
Yes, students wear solid color polo shirts, solid color pants, solid color skirts. Uniforms are available for purchase using our online app or you may purchase at local department stores.
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.
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.
Students bring lunch and snack to school each day. Students eat lunch in several areas based on the group. We have an indoor dining area, outdoor covered eating, and outdoor classroom dining.