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September 7, 2020

A Message from the Head of School

Happy Labor Day, Wildcats! As we begin our second month on campus, I am overwhelmed with thanksgiving for our community's response to face-to-face learning during this influential and distinctively different start to a school year. It's such a blessing to be physically together in this community, and I'm so proud of our ability to work together in the betterment of our students, faculty, and staff. 

Many thanks to Nurse Kelly, the Re-Entry Committee, our faculty and staff, and the Leadership Team for handling a demanding, yet rewarding, first month of school with such grace.

As we return to campus this week after a restful Labor Day weekend, let us continue to focus on our mission and core values, remembering the commitment we have made to each other to protect the community, love thy neighbor, and uphold Westminster's community commitment. As we begin to relax into this new normal, it is imperative that we continue to believe in the commitment that we have made to the school, community, and peers. 

Please take the time to review the community commitment below and remember that God is good all the time, He is good. 

"The Lord is good to all, and his tender mercies are over all his works." 
-Psalm 145:9
Community Commitment
Blessings,
Brain Case
Head of School
bcase@wsa.net

COVID-19 School Update

After four full weeks of school, the Westminster community has seen a total of 12 COVID-19 positive cases. Each individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 has quarantined away from campus for the appropriate amount of time mandated by the CDC and the Georgia Department of Health (DPH). The below numbers reflect the CURRENT COVID-19 positive cases within the community, not the total since the start of the school year. 
  • If no new positive cases arise between now and Wednesday, Sept. 9, Westminster Schools of Augusta expects to have:
    • zero COVID-19 positive cases in the US.
    • zero COVID-19 positive cases in the MS.
    • zero COVID-19 positive cases in the LS.
A reminder of what to expect: 
The primary household guardian will receive an email if the positive case is in his/her child's bubble. If the primary household contact did not receive an email, it means that the case is not in their child's bubble. We will continue to update our Westminster community concerning positive cases through the Wildcat Scratch each week.

All students, faculty, and staff will continue their daily temperature checks as they enter our campus. For more information and updates please follow the button below to our Coronavirus Response page. 
Coronavirus Response

An Important Reminder!

Westminster Schools of Augusta does not mandate that any student, faculty, or staff member receive a COVID-19 test. If you or your student does not present with any of the above known COVID-19 symptoms, the school does not recommend testing at this time. However, Westminster does encourage each family to monitor symptoms related to COVID-19 and to decide if testing is the right choice for them and the wellness of the school community. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email at khitchcock@wsa.net with any questions or concerns! 

100% Participation

As of Aug. 31, all Westminster faculty and staff have participated in the 2020-21 Westminster Fund. We are proud to have support from our very own faculty and staff!

Support Westminster

Alumni Spotlight: Ivan Stojanov '05

“At Westminster, for the faculty, teaching is not simply a profession or a job, it is a commitment to the success, education and character formation of the students at the school," stated Ivan. "I am very grateful for their involvement in my life and all the students’ lives." Follow the button below to learn more about Ivan. 

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FAFSA & HOPE Coffee Chat

Students & parents mark your calendars for the next College Counseling Coffee Chat on Sept. 10, from 9-10a! This week we will be hearing from Brenda Vaughn, an Augusta Financial Counselor on the Georgia Student Finance Commission’s Outreach Team, about the HOPE scholarship and FAFSA. Follow the button below to view the College Counseling calendar to find the meeting link. 

College Counseling

Senior Ads Due Sept. 11

Would you like your senior to have an ad in the yearbook? 

Forms were distributed to all seniors and they are due Sept. 11. Additional forms are available by emailing Mr. Blackmon at tblackmon@wsa.net.

Save The Date!

Save the Date for Evening of Theatre on Oct. 29 & 30. This week Middle and Upper School students began rehearsal for Drop Dead & 10 Ways to Survive a Zombie Apocolypse. Be on the lookout for more details to be released later this month! 


Visit our website at wsa.net/events for the full calendar. 
Sept. 7-8
• No School | Labor Day
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Upcoming Athletics Events

Visit our online calendar for a complete list of all Athletic activities at wsa.net/events.
Sept. 8
•  MS Football @ St. Mary's | Aquinas High School 6:30p
Sept. 9
•  MS Golf Match | Aiken Golf Club 3:50p
Sept. 10
•  MS Tennis vs. EDS | Newman Tennis Center 4p
•  CANCELLED: Varsity Cross Country | GMC Prep Small School Showcase 4:15p
•  MS Cross Country Meet | GMC Prep Small School Showcase 4:15p
Sept. 11
•  Varsity Football vs. Solid Rock Academy 7:30p
Sept. 12
•  Varsity Cross Country | Augusta Prep Invitational 8:30a




 

 
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Football Game Day COVID-19 Protocols Announced

Westminster has announced protocols and procedures for the 2020-21 Football season. In these unprecedented times, please partner with us in following these protocols and procedures so that our student-athletes can continue to play and our fans can continue to cheer on our Wildcats!

Game Day Protocols

This week, please pray for:
  • the Holy Spirit to give students a hunger and thirst for righteousness and a passion for Jesus Christ.
  • our students to be challenged academically and encouraged spiritually and to seek to build one another up. 
  • community and fellowship to be fostered at the upcoming reception for new families on September 11.
  • LS: Sarah Coleman | MS/US: Whitney Diehl | Staff: Tara Boname | Trustee: John Franks
Julia Farr | julesfrr@gmail.com or 706.364.1626
Melissa Apostol |  mwapostol@gmail.com or 706.364.0155

Moms in Prayer (MIP) is a weekly prayer group who meets each Thursday from 8:00-8:50 to pray for your children and our school. Please contact Julia Farr, julesfrr@gmail.com or Melissa Apostol,  mwapostol@gmail.com, for more information and details about the location. 

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