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March 11, 2022
February 2, 2022

Panther Periodical – February 2022

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Re-enrollment

It is that time of year! Re-enrollment forms went home with students on Wednesday, January 26th. Please complete and return no later than February 28th. It is very important that we have this information to provide your students with the highest quality education and resources available. Every student that completes the re-enrollment process will receive a WPA t-shirt and the 1st class to have 100% completion will receive a pizza party.

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If you have any questions or concerns please contact the school and we will do our very best to help.


Panther Basketball

Wright Prep basketball started last week and our team beat Case Prep! Our first game out and our team did an awesome job!! Included is the game schedule, feel free to come support our players.


Important Dates

February 11
Progress Reports go home

February 4th
Dress down K-4
$1 to dress down, $2 to wear a hoodie

February 18th
Dress down 5-8
Students must have a pass

February 21st
No School
President’s Day

February 25th
No School
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Progress Reports passed out at conferences

February 28th
No School
Staff Professional Development Day


Winter Weather – School Closing

Winter weather is HERE and we would like to remind you of our school closing process. If Canton City Schools close due to weather, Wright Prep will close.

We will notify WKYC Channel 3, WEWS channel 5, Fox 8 and WHBC Radio of our closing.

Dress Down Days!

  • K-4 -$1, $2 for hoodies
  • Grades 5-8 must earn the opportunity to dress down. They will have a pass if they have earned this privilege.

School Apparel – Fundraiser

Show your school pride by wearing school apparel! We are offering for a limited time only! Purchase school clothing and we will be advising additional days for you to wear in the building. Not only will you show your school pride but also this will help raise funds for our Panther Pop-up shop. Funds raised will be used directly for students. See flyer.


Notes from our Director of Academics

Greetings WrPA Families and Guardians,

Just a reminder, we have sent our report cards. If your scholar did not bring them home, please call the school. We will also be sending home bi-weekly progress reports of how your scholar is doing academically, if you do not receive one, please reach out to the school and we will send one home.

We have some upcoming assessments beginning in February for grades 2-8. Please keep reading and practicing math with your scholars daily. This doesn’t necessarily mean the homework your scholar brings home. This could be done in the form of a chapter book you read together, a trip to the library, going to museums, or science centers. Below are some online resources you can check out:

  • K-5 Learning
  • Khan Academy
  • Prodigy
  • DreamScape
  • OST Airportal

Stay safe and warm this snowy season!

-Mrs. Bilinovich
Director of Academics


Congratulations Platinum Paw Earners

January

K-Clarence Kidd
1-Ethan Hull
2-Aceceona Rogers
3-Phillip Skillern
4-Bry’niah Jones
5-Davaras McKenzie
6-Chase Solether
7-Eliza Chavez
8-Elijah Allen


Reminders

School hours are from 8:30am to 3:40pm. Attendance is very important.

By attending class regularly, your child is more likely to keep up with daily lessons and assignments and take quizzes and tests on time. Research has shown that your child’s regular attendance may be the greatest factor influencing his/her academic success.

School Office hours are from 7:30am to 3:15pm.

August 24, 2020

Wright Prep’s Superintendent Interviewed on 90.3fm WCPN

Iteisha Bankston, Superintendent of Wright Preparatory Academy, was interviewed on IdeaStream, Cleveland’s NPR station 90.3fm WCPN. In the interview Bankston discusses the safety guidelines ACCEL Schools is following to keep students healthy and safe as they return to school for the 2020-21 school year. The discussion additionally included information about the three learning options families can choose from this school year: Traditional (5 days at school), Online (5 days at home), and Hybrid (mixed).

Read or Listen to full article here: Northeast Ohio K-12 Schools Welcome Students Back with Safety Top of Mind

July 9, 2020

20-21 Learning Options for Students

We are happy to announce that our students will have multiple learning options for the 20-21 school year:

  • Traditional  In-person learning at the school building with added safety protocols and procedures.
  • Online At-home learning supported by teachers, technology, and curriculum specifically built for online learning.
  • Hybrid A mix of Traditional and Online learning with in-person and at-home components.

Over the coming weeks we will be releasing more detailed information. Please:

  1. Check your email, school website & Facebook page the Week of July 13 for further description of these models including logistical details like safety protocols, technology, and transportation.
  2. Plan to attend our upcoming Online 20-21 School Year Information Session—date and time will be announced soon!
  3. After attending the info session, please select the option for your student(s) by Friday, July 31st. Your student will be enrolled in the Traditional Cohort unless we hear a different selection from you by 7/31. To select your options, visit: www.accelschools.com/Fall2020

Thank you. We look forward to educating your student this school year!

June 30, 2020

Early Kindergarten Program

We are excited to announce that Wright Preparatory Academy will be implementing an Early Kindergarten Program starting in Fall 2020! The Early K program is a dedicated class that focuses on preparing your child for academic success.

 

Developed with the ACCEL Schools Academic Team, our Early Kindergarten Program focuses on each child’s physical, social, and cognitive development. Our teaching approach uses meaningful playtime and learning materials that are centered around young children’s natural curiosity and desire to learn.

  • Free, full-day program for children ages 4-5
  • Full year (August – May) program
  • Applicants must turn five years old by January 1st
  • A brief Kindergarten assessment is required during the registration process

 

Our Early Kindergarten Program teacher will be in regular communication with you throughout the year to discuss your child’s progress toward his or her individual learning goals.

 

“Starting school is the beginning of a special journey for each child,” says Principal Bankston. “Our Early Kindergarten Program gives Wright Preparatory Academy students a strong start and foundation for lifelong learning.”

 

For more information, call (234) 207-5455 today, or apply by clicking here.

Free School Meals

We offer free breakfast and lunch to students through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), a federally-assisted meal program that provides nutritionally balanced, USDA-compliant meals to students each school day.

June 12, 2020

Statement Regarding the Death of George Floyd

Dear ACCEL Staff & Community,

The horrific death of George Floyd coupled with other events that recently occurred in this country are heartbreaking. The video of his death is one of the most horrifying things we have seen in our lives. We grieve. We also acknowledge that many of our employees and students have experienced racism firsthand. This tragedy serves as a grim reminder that as a society, we still have a long way to go to stomp out racism. We want to make it clear that we are committed to fighting against racism and discrimination, and want to assure you that it has no place in our company or at our schools, and it will not be tolerated. We must strive to be inclusive in every way, and we will be planning professional development programs on this topic which will be delivered this summer to our entire school and corporate staff.

We also believe we have an obligation beyond what most companies have. We have consciously chosen to manage schools in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the country and the world. While many school operators avoid these areas, we seek them out. To our surprise and dismay, we are often asked why. The answer is simple. We want to help the children who need it most. Maria and I set out to do this when we founded the company and we have never wavered. If our company does not provide our most vulnerable students with a quality education, they may not have a chance at economic success. A society that does not give every child this chance is, by definition, unjust. The opportunity to succeed must exist regardless of a child’s skin color or economic situation. Unfortunately, far too many children do not have this opportunity.

As we all mourn the death of Mr. Floyd, let us look inward and outward to make sure we are inclusive in our work environments and in our schools. Let us also do our part to end the senseless racism that exists in our society, empower all our students with the belief that they can succeed in the world, and give our students the knowledge and skills they need. Most of all, let us hope and pray they will experience a society in their lifetime where these tragedies no longer occur, and human beings are judged as Dr. King hoped they would be judged someday: “by the content of their character and not the color of their skin.”
Sincerely,

Ron Packard

May 6, 2020

All Teachers Properly Certified & Licensed

All teachers meet the educator qualification requirements outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and Ohio Revised Code: Bachelor’s degree, grade-level teaching license/certificate & ability to demonstrate subject area expertise.