Woodcrest Christian High School
January 5, 2021
Happy New Year!
We are glad to be underway into a new year! In case you missed it, here is a copy of the January newsletter with a few important updates:

  • COVID-19 FAQs: Listed below are some questions we often receive related to our COVID-19 protocols. You can access the entire list of FAQs here.

  • BELIZE SUPPORT: Thanks to the first wave of donations received for Belize, we've been able to send some monetary help to our partners. See below for details about how to still donate. Students can receive up to 5 hours of service hour credit for every $5 donation through Friday, January 8th.
Nathan Lambert
High School Principal
Woodcrest Christian School
UPCOMING EVENTS
January 8: Service Hours Due
January 18: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (No School)
January 19-21: Semester 1 Finals
January 22: Semester Break (No School)
WCHS & Covid-19 Updated FAQ's

WCHS COVID-19 FAQs - Updated with recent Questions (1/2/21)

If a student or someone in the home is waiting for COVID-19 test results, may the student come to school?
If a student has taken a COVID-19 test, please remain home until the results are received. You are considered at risk of exposing others. If a household member has developed similar symptoms & has taken a COVID-19 test, you are not required to stay home. However, we would excuse your absence due to health concerns. If you choose to stay home, you can make up your classwork for full credit.

If a student tests positive to COVID-19 or has been exposed to someone who has, how long should he or she quarantine?
According to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Riverside County Department of Health, a COVID-19 positive person must be quarantined for 10 days (even if he or she does not have symptoms) and is allowed to return on the 11th day as long as he or she has been symptom free for 24 hours without medication. An exposed person must quarantine for 14 days and is allowed to return on the 15th day as long as he or she has been symptom free for 24 hours without medication. (The answer is different from the current CDC information but as a school we still must adhere to the CDPH) 

How does a student know he or she may have been exposed?
You have been exposed if you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19. An exposure is determined by the Riverside County Public Health Department as being within a 6-foot distance of an infected person for more than 15 cumulative minutes during the 48 hours (or 2 days) before the person’s first symptoms or positive for COVID-19 test (with or without a mask). You are not considered exposed if you were in close contact with someone who has been exposed. You are also not considered exposed if you do not meet the 15 minutes/6-foot distance criteria. 

Service Hours Update
Service Hours Due January 8:
  • Service hours are due January 8th.
  • Due to COVID restrictions we will allow you to get service hours for doing work around your house for your family or for a neighbor. Be sure to put the service contact for the person you are doing the work for (neighbor, parent etc). You can get up to 8 hours for work done for family or neighbor.
  • We are also raising money to help our missionary partners and people in Belize affected by COVID-19 and 3 hurricanes that have recently hit the country. See details below.
  • There is a new instruction video on how to submit service hours on the “service requirements” page on the school’s website. Please watch the video in order to understand how to properly submit hours. Email Mr. Imbriale if you have any questions.
Service Hours + Support Belize

Students can earn up to 5 service hours credit for getting donations from friends and family to support our partners in Belize. Mr. Lambert explains in the video below.
Can't view the video? Watch it here: https://youtu.be/_sNdX-bg9Ak
Donation Information to Share with Friends and Family

Share this webpage with your friends and family : wcss.org/belize

Over the years Woodcrest Christian has taken high school students into Belize to serve and to share the Gospel. For over a decade we have established long lasting relationships with pastors, churches and the communities in Belize. Since COVID-19, Belize has seen great challenges with three recent hurricanes, and incredible restrictions on church, school, and family gatherings which have directly impacted our partners and friends. They have shared a tremendous need with us to help support the people in their churches and in the Christian schools we have served in. The Woodcrest Christian Mission’s department has set up a special relief fund. All donations will be distributed to WCHS ministry partners directly on the ground in Belize. The pastor in the towns of Pomona, Dangriga, Hopkins, Georgetown, and Monkey River will directly support the people in their churches. Recommended donations range from $5 to $100 and will provide financial support for the following items: immediate hunger relief, Christian school tuition ($5 per month for preschool, $12.50 per month for elementary), flood damage, and other immediate healthcare needs within the communities that we have been serving in for many years. Our WCHS future mission teams will follow up with these people and be able to share their stories with us in the future!

Share this video with your friends and family...
Can't view the video? Watch it here: https://youtu.be/PqR1yajD0h0

Please note there is no username or password needed to make a donation. Also please select “Belize Relief” in the account drop down when asked where you would like Woodcrest Christian to apply your donation.
Royals Athletics Update

California Department of Public Health and CIF have postponed all athletic contests until at least January 24, 2021.

First Semester Finals - January 19, 20, 21
First Semester Final Information - We are fast approaching the end of the semester and the time to take final exams. Each morning, on January 19, 20, and 21, students are scheduled to take two final exams. Friday January 22 is a Semester Break Day for students and we will not conduct any classes. ALL classes will have a final exam. No students will be dismissed early or will arrive late (including TAs) to school during Final Exams. Final exams are given only on the day and time of the scheduled final exam. The only exceptions are made by the Administration. The second exam ends at 1:00pm at which point all high school students will be dismissed for the day. Students unable to leave campus or not involved in after school practices will need to stay for after school supervision.

Counselor's Corner
SAT / ACT Tests: Typically, we encourage students to sign up for the SAT or ACT exams in the spring of their junior year. We encourage juniors to plan to take their exams in the spring and to use their PSAT scores to help them study. We will keep you posted on what we hear from Collegeboard. See www.collegeboard.org or www.actstudent.org for details.
Dual Enrollment with CBU: As part of WCHS’s ongoing efforts at preparing students for college, we have entered into a special agreement with California Baptist University to offer two dual enrollment courses. Juniors and seniors can earn 6 units of Bible or elective credit (depending on the college they attend) simply by taking their Bible III and Bible IV courses here at Woodcrest Christian, earning a grade of “C” or better and submitting an application and paying a fee of $250 per course. A 3-unit college course typically runs $2,700. This is a 90% savings and the best part is that it is for classes they already will take as part of their graduation requirements! We are excited to be able to offer this program.

TO APPLY:
Students must submit the enrollment application and $250 fee to Cal Baptist University directly by January 25, 2021. Students must apply for each class separately and can only apply while currently enrolled in the Bible course. Applications are now available on InsideWCSS.org under forms scroll to Dual Credit Instructions or click here: https://www.inside.wcss.org/high-school/guidance/dual-credit-instructions-bible-3-and-4


Seniors - Class of 2021 Information
FAFSA Applications: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applications came available on October 1st and are due by March 2nd for Cal Grant and any institutional or federal aid you may receive. All seniors are encouraged to file a FAFSA by going to: www.fafsa.ed.gov. Please have your student turn in the Cal Grant GPA Informational Release form to Mrs. Funderburk before March 2nd.
Transcript Requests and Recommendation Letters: Seniors all transcript and letter of recommendation requests go through Naviance. Here is a short tutorial on how to do this: https://youtu.be/WsY8C1VEjyI. Contact Mrs. Funderburk for questions or login information.

Scholarships: See our website for a list of college scholarships: https://inside.wcss.org/high-school/guidance/college-financial-aid. It is never too early to apply to scholarships
Join Our Parents in Prayer Group

Our parent prayer group is an opportunity for parents to fellowship and pray for our school. Every Thursday morning of the school year at 8:30 a.m., without fail, this group of faithful parents reflect on God’s word, worship Him, and seek His continued blessing on our school. This group is open to all parents.Please contact Mr. Albert Sandoval via email for more information:

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Watch All of Our Chapels Online

One of the ways we seek transformation in the student body is through our chapel programs. Our chapel programs are designed to challenge and enrich our students spiritually. We have national speakers, local pastors, Christian performance groups, and our very own teachers present God’s Word. You can tune in to watch chapel on Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. or view all past chapels here: