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Winfree Academy Charter Schools (WACS) is eager to welcome our families, learners, and staff back to school for the 2020-2021 school year. We believe the most optimal place for our learners reside on their campus with all of their teachers, peers and staff. Unfortunately, the current state of the public health crisis places us in a position to construct a new way of reaching and engaging our learners and families to provide the level of service and support we desire.

Key beliefs that guide the planning decisions at WACS are centered around Promise, Connections & seeing the Value in all learners & staff. With these core values in mind, WACS will offer our families the choice of both in-person and remote learning this year. We know during the course of the school year, families might change their mind based their own comfort-level or individual family needs, therefore, we have developed our programs with the flexibility and options to allow those changes without a loss of time for our learners. Both of our school models were created with a high-level of engagement between the learner and their teachers as well as with the capacity to allow learners to customize their pace as needed through robust curricular resources, multiple online tools, and caring teachers poised to lead regardless of the location of their learners.
The first day of school is August 10, 2020, and due to the current level of community spread, along with our commitment to keep our learners and staff safe, WACS will start school with all learners participating in remote-instruction through WACS Virtual Academy until September 8, 2020. Any change or update to this status will be provided through School Messenger and on our website at

Our priority rests with the health and safety of our learners and families, and we welcome all of your questions surrounding health and safety and school models, as well as any other questions or concerns you may have. It is our honor to serve your learner for the 2020-2021 school year.


Brandy Schott

Three Ways to Slow the Spread


How to Protect Yourself When Going Out

  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth to help protect others.
    • Choose a mask with two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric that fits snugly against the sides of your face.
  • Stay 6 feet apart and avoid crowds.
    • The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.
  • Avoid indoor spaces as much as possible, particularly ones that aren’t well ventilated.
    • You may find it harder to stay 6 feet apart in indoor spaces.
  • Wash your hands often.
    • Use soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place or hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available.