Greetings WPA Families:
Following the recommendations of the Utah State Office of Education, the CDC, and the Utah Health department, Wasatch Peak Academy is currently in a “Soft Closure.” For us this means we have moved to Distance Learning. In an effort to keep our students, staff, their families, and the community at large safe, we plan to continue with this path until it is recommended that we re-open or until the traditional school year ends on May 27th. We are reassessing this on a week to week basis.
We are establishing this page as a “home base” for all of the general information families need to support their students through this transition. Wasatch Peak Academy has always set a high bar for providing our students with the best in public education, and we will continue to do so throughout this challenging time for our community. We are here to provide resources, find creative solutions to meet our student’s needs, and support our families.
Communication Throughout the Soft-Closure:
Wednesday Note will continue every week to keep you updated.
Front office hours: We will be holding daily front office hours from 8:00-10:00 Monday- Friday (excluding the week of Spring Break from March 30 – April 3). We prefer your communication be through phone calls as we are heavily restricting access to the building. Even if the state of Utah moves to a Shelter-In-Place order, we will continue to be accessible via phone (WPA school phone number) during these hours.
You can always contact us via e-mail (addresses below).
Questions? As a first step, please refer to the packet from materials pick-up (included below) as your first point of reference.
Note: Your student’s teacher MAY call you from a “blocked” number to help you through this process.
- My student's teacher: Teacher Emails; specific assignment questions, grades, lunch numbers for logins, Logins for IReady, Wonders, Imagine Learning, and My Math.
- Ms. Newman: firstname.lastname@example.org; Google classroom logins, Chromebook Checkout, Chromebook login, Office 365 Usernames, and navigating Zoom.
- Mrs. McFall: email@example.com; IEP questions, Accomadations for classroom work, Service time for OT, Speech, Special Education, Etc.
- Mrs. Pilkington: firstname.lastname@example.org; Extra services: reading club, 504s, anything else
- Ms. Becky/Ms. Lauren: email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org: student lunch numbers (sometimes needed for logins)
Online Instruction:We will be offering most of our online instruction through Google Classroom (classroom.google.com) with links to other programs as needed (i.e. Wonders, My Math). We will also be using Zoom (zoom.com) for online classroom meetings, small group instruction, face-to-face questions, and tutoring sessions. Information on logging in to Google Classroom was provided in a packet during the Materials Pick-Up.
We also made a few videos to help you through the process:
Accessing Google Classroom and Zoom Tutorials
Taking Pictures with your Chromebook to Submit assignments
Materials Packet Access:
This packet contains written directions for logging on to chromebooks, Google Classroom, and Zoom codes. The packet also contains the schedule of when teachers are available on zoom to answer questions.
Students will need to login to Google Classroom and complete some work each school day for it to count as school attendance. Teachers will provide assignments that meet this requirement.
Internet at Home:
For those that do not have internet access at home, Comcast has graciously stepped up to the plate on this one and is providing their “Internet Essentials” package FREE to families for the next two months. You can access all of the details on how to sign-up here.
While we have very strict filters on the internet access at school, being on an independent internet provider at home is different. Now is a great time to include internet safety in your discussions with your student. Digital Respons-Ability provides some great tools for parents and students to help meet these needs.
Dropping Off Work during the Soft-Closure
We are working to make most schoolwork available online. You can scan and e-mail work in, take a picture of work and attach it in Google Classroom, or if needed, drop it off in our school mailbox at the west side of the school. You can even mail it to us. (Please note that mailing in assignments will delay grading time.) Please exercise caution and do not drop work off at the school if you or your family is exhibiting symptoms of any illness.
Hang in there and reach out to us (see list above on who can answer your questions). We want your student to be successful and we are here to help!