News & Announcements




Our pharmacy partner is experiencing a staffing and vaccine supply shortage beyond their control, therefore the West Oak Lane Charter School Vaccination Clinic Event on Sunday, January 2, 2022 has to be limited to only those individuals who attended the December 11th event for their first vaccine dose and are pre-scheduled to receive their second dose on January 2nd.  For those individuals receiving their second dose, please remember to bring your vaccination cards with you. Unfortunately, no booster or other shots will be available on January 2, 2022.

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is aware of the situation and is working to secure another vaccination partner for us.  When this is confirmed, we will schedule another vaccination clinic event in the very near future.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  We look forward to offering another vaccination clinic opportunity soon!

Please Be Well & Stay Well!  Dr. Lee

Act 66 of 2021 - Student Grade Level Retainment Guidance

On June 30, Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 66 of 2021 (Act 66) into law. Act 66 permits students that were enrolled during the 2020-21 school year to repeat their grade level in an effort to make up for any lost educational opportunities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, even if the student met the requirements to be promoted to the next grade level. Based on this Act, parents/guardians and students, at or over the age of 18, have until July 15, 2021, to elect to have their child or themselves repeat a grade level for the 2021-22 school year. Please click "Read Full Story" to access the link to the PA Education department page on Act 66 and the form for retention in grade.

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

As students complete challenges, they will email their work to [email protected] 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!

K-4 Open House Webinar

When: Feb 22, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: K-4 Open House Webinar -West Oak Lane Charter School

Click "Read More" to access the webinar link.

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.”
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