It’s hard to believe, but the last day of school is here. We just can't thank you all enough for being part of this crazy journey with us for Year One. It has been a real life roller coaster ride, ending with the exhaustive feeling of "Wow! I can't believe we just took part in that! I can't wait to do it again!". A few important things to share:
The new building now has walls! Construction is moving along very quickly. Trees are being removed to make way for more green grass, primer is being laid down on the building to prepare for painting, and contractors are moving quickly with electrical, water and other items. It’s so exciting to see the transition and we can’t wait to show you our new facility this Fall!
Updates on Busing
We know that Windham students (and families) have been waiting to hear about what the busing situation will be like in year 2. A decision has finally been made that next year Windham Academy will become a "drop-off" spot for the different buses that travel through town. This year, our students had to transfer to a shuttle bus, having students switch buses at another school (and making the bus trip quite lengthy). Bus times and routes will be available to Windham residents later in the summer, however, when your child is picked up at their spot in the morning, they will now be dropped off directly at WA. The same in the afternoon - students will be brought directly home instead of transferring to a shuttle bus.
Next Year's Placement
Teachers will be sending out welcome letters and sending class lists out through the mail in a couple of weeks.
For those of you who have been keeping up with board meetings, you would know that we will be implementing "uniforms" next year at Windham Academy. We will be asking for students to wear "tops" that show the WA logo, in MANY styles and choices. These will be provided by Lands End. We are getting a website up and running, and you'll be able to order right on line. Bottoms will be available through Lands End, but you can also purchase them on your own. Pants, sweatpants, shorts, skirts, and skorts will all be allowed, as long as they stay with the colors: black or khaki. More information on this will be sent out to you soon. For questions, please contact Meg Bedrick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Ice Cream Social
As we did last summer, the Windham Academy staff will be holding an Ice Cream Social during the first week of August. A great way for students to come and visit with their teachers, see some old and new friends, and relax a little as everyone begins to prepare for year 2! You will be receiving information on this as the date gets closer.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your patience, and for believing in us. We hope you have a wonderful and safe summer. We’re looking forward to "new beginnings" as our building continues to become the real "school on the hill". We are so excited about what is to come for our new school, as well as our new school year. Each and every step of the way has been so exciting!