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Welcome from WOLCS CEO Dr. Debbera Peoples-Lee
Dear West Oak Lane Charter School Community, Staff, and Families,
     We have much to be proud of and to reflect upon as we advance into our second decade.   For more than 20 years, West Oak Lane Charter School families, Board of Trustees, and our administration have supported our students in achieving at high levels. It has been an honor to serve as your CEO.
     We have accomplished so much as a collective group of individuals committed to children.  The achievements of our students and the many exciting accolades we have received affirms our success in facilitating learning for every child and their ability to feel valued, included, and nurtured.
     As we work to ensure ongoing growth for West Oak Lane Charter School, we must remember that growth requires change.  We must also recognize that with change, there are often challenges.  As we continue adjusting to changes in the education landscape, we must prepare ourselves for more hard-hitting challenges, while at the same time, learn to embrace those changes and the opportunities they present for future improvement in the quality of our educational program.  Changes make us better; challenges make us stronger.
     To our former students, you have been nurtured and taught by the best – your teachers and your parents.  Continue to use your talents and the ones you discover along your journey to improve our community and our world.  We are all tremendously proud of you and your accomplishments!
     To our parents, we cannot thank you enough for entrusting us to provide a nurturing and quality educational experience for your children.  Your contribution to their academic career at WOLCS provides a sound partnership for ensuring their current and future success.
     Whatever comes our way in the next 20 years, I am confident West Oak Lane Charter School will continue to empower children to be lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and contributing members of the 21st Century and beyond.

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Annual Scholarship Fundraiser

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WOLCS Mobile App

That’s right, you can now keep up with all of the who, what, when and where for West Oak Lane Charter through the West Oak Lane Charter app by SchoolAppExpress available on all mobile devices!

Scan the QR code below to download the West Oak Lane Charter app by SchoolAppExpress on your iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry or Windows device.  With our new app, you can:
Keep up with all of our latest news, information and announcements
Find out about events and activities
Contact teachers, staff and administration
Digitally submit Excuse Notes for Lateness/Absences
Access school menus, PowerSchool Parent site and more

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Scholars' Club
The West Oak Lane Charter School Scholars’ Club is in its fourth year of existence. This prestigious program is designed to offer enhanced academic and social opportunities to challenge and enrich our most talented fourth through eighth grade students. 

News & Announcements

Summer Pin Challenge

We are excited to share with you our summer learning program. This summer, students will be able to earn pin by completing challenges. We’re challenging our students to earn 2 pins a week! There’s over 30 pins for students to choose from. Students can choose the ones that interest them the most. To view all of the pins, visit our website at http://www.wolcs.org/apps/pages/2020SummerChallenge. As students complete challenges, they will email their work to Summer2020@wolcs.org to receive the virtual pin. They’ll be able to view their virtual pins through the Badgr app connected to clever. The first time students sign into Badgr, they will need their WOLCS google account and password. Students will receive a $25 Amazon gift card for every 7 pins they earn! In addition, students will receive an honorary lunch when we return in the fall along with the real pin. Don’t forget to check ClassDojo for announcements of the weekly student in the spotlight and zoom events where students will be able to come together to earn the pin of the week!

West Oak Lane Charter School Enrollment Lottery to be held on “Facebook Live”

West Oak Lane Charter School (WOLCS) is breaking new ground in response to COVID-19 as it will hold its enrollment lottery via Facebook Live. PA charter schools are required to hold lotteries when applications exceed available seats. After COVID-19 closed school buildings, WOLCS officials extended the school’s 2020-2021 school year lottery so that parents who did not submit enrollment applications before March 13 could participate in seeking public school choice for their children. WOLCS CEO Dr. Debbera Peoples-Lee said, “While we will miss seeing the smiles, hugs, and high fives when a family’s child is selected from the lottery, we are thankful for technology like Facebook Live that will ensure winning families are not cheated out of their special celebratory moment.”

Coronavirus Update and Precautions

UPDATE: Due to the heightened concerns of exposure to the Coronavirus, the Pennsylvania Department of Education has closed all schools indefinitely. Please click "Read Full Story" below to keep updated on all available information.

Free Internet Service from Comcast

Internet Essentials from Comcast brings you affordable, high-speed Internet. We want to make it easier for low-income households to get connected so they can more easily work from home, access educational resources, and stay in contact with friends and family. You may be eligible for 2 months of free Internet Essentials service. Available for new Internet Essentials customers only. Apply by May 13, 2020.

School District Data Shows West Oak Lane Charter School Performance Spike

WEST OAK LANE—West Oak Lane Charter School’s (WOLCS) overall performance has increased by 19 percent as measured by the School District of Philadelphia’s newly released School Progress Report (SPR). The SPR is a school district tool used to monitor annual progress of district schools and public charter schools. Click "Read More" to find out more.
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