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Welcome New Families!

We are so excited that you are joining the WCCS family! As a new family, we know you have questions about how to get enrolled, prepare for the upcoming school year, and explore the many activities in which your child can get involved. We have several important items to share with you below as you prepare to join the WCCS family.

Make Sure to Complete Enrollment!

Most new families have already completed this step, however if you have questions about confirming your enrollment status, please contact the Admissions Office.

Families with a child already enrolled at WCCS

Use your current (parent) user name to log into FACTS Family Portal. to begin enrollment.

Once you login, click on “Apply/Enroll” and then “Enrollment/Re-Enrollment” to begin the online enrollment process.

New Families

Upon acceptance, you will receive an email invitation to begin enrollment online. Our online enrollment system is integrated with FACTS, our online tuition management system, through which you will set up payment plans. The second step is to access Family Portal and complete the enrollment process.

Please follow the Instructions for creating a Family Portal Login listed below.

  1. Please go to www.wccs.org.

-Click on Parent Resources/Parent Login at the very top of the homepage (if using a mobile device, navigate to this page by clicking Academics/Parent Resources).
-After the Family Portal Login screen opens, please select Create New Family Portal Account.
-In the Email field, enter your email address as provided in your online application to the school.
-Click the Create Account button.
-You will receive an email from FACTS Customer Support containing a link that will allow you to create your username and password. For security purposes the link will remain active for 6 hours.
-Please click on the link. A Change/Create Password screen will open. You will see a space to enter username and password for you and your child. You need only create a username and password for yourself to be able to access Family Portal and the Enrollment form.
-Click on the Save Username and/or Password button.
-Close the window. Log into Family Portal as instructed below.

To access FACTS:

-Please go to www.wccs.org.
-Select Parent Resources/Parent Login at the very top of the homepage (if using a mobile device, navigate to this page by clicking on Academics, then Parent Resources).
-Enter your username and password.
-After logging in, click on the Apply/Enroll button in the left menu.
-Click on the Enrollment/Re-enrollment button.

If you have technical issues logging in, DO NOT WORRY. We have admissions staff and technology assistance available to answer your questions and assist you. Contact the Admissions Office at admissions@wccs.org.

Rosewood

Sign Up to Tour our New Lower School Campus!

Though we are still in the midst of renovations, newly enrolled families can now sign up to be a part of one of our tours of the new Lower School Campus (2240 Rosewood Drive)! We are offering group tours of our new campus on Tuesday mornings in July. Lower school families will also have the opportunity to tour the facilities during our back to school events in August. Registration is required. Sign up to attend one of these group tours at the links below!
WCCS New Family

Ways to Get Connected & Start Successfully at WCCS

  • Sign up to be connected with a WCCS Parent Ambassador! This family has a child in your student's grade level and will be your personal connection and resource as you navigate through your first year at our school!
  • Sign up to attend one of our Early Childhood (Infant - K5) Parent/Teacher Meetings on Thursday, August 11 or Friday, August 12. You'll be receiving instructions to do so in late July.
  • Attend our morning Upper School (grades 6-12) New Family Orientation on Friday, August 12 and/or our morning Elementary (grades 1-5) New Family Orientation. There will also be an Elementary (grades 1-5) Back to School Night where families can visit the classrooms, drop off school supplies, and meet teachers before the start of school. Check back for times and locations in late July.
  • Check out our Summer Parent Resource Page for information like required summer reading and work, school supply lists, the Parent/Student Handbook, immunization requirements, and more!
  • Middle School families sign up for a course selection counseling session with Middle School Dean, Olivia Gregory. See FAQs below for more information.
  • High School families sign up for a course selection counseling session with College & Career Counselor, Ashley Sapp. See FAQs below for more information.
  • Visit the WCCS Spiritwear store for your favorite school spirit item – t-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, and more! Click here to shop online. Orders are fulfilled at the end of each month and shipped directly to your home.
  • We are collecting stories to highlight and celebrate our new WCCS families, and we would love to get to know you better! Your family’s testimonial may be used on our website, social media, or other promotional materials. If you’re willing to share, please click here to get started!

Keep checking back to this page to stay in the know!

New Family FAQs

How can I get information during the summer?

The Admissions Office will be open this summer, with the exception of the week of July 4th, when all school offices close (July 4 – July 8). You may also contact other school offices directly, although many will have reduced summer hours. The bottom of this resource page contains contact information for our school offices. You will also be receiving periodic emails from the school in the form of our “E-News” with information and updates. You may also contact the Admissions Office with any additional questions.

How can I get connected now?

There are many ways to get connected throughout the summer. Our Parent Ambassador Program connects you with an existing family who will reach out to you to connect over the summer and serve as a touch-point for parent-to-parent communication. If you have specific questions about this program, please contact Jane Wilson at jwilson@wccs.org, or sign up at the link provided below.

We hope you will also consider experiencing other on-campus opportunities like summer camps and summer athletics. These opportunities will vary depending on the age of the student.

Sign-up for a Parent Ambassador!

How can I select my student's courses (grades 6-12)?

Middle school students can sign up for a counseling meeting (in-person or zoom option available) with Middle School Dean, Olivia Gregory, to select their elective courses. Interested families can sign up to attend one of these meetings at the link below.

Sign up to attend a Middle School counseling session.

Middle School Course Selection Information Packet.

High school students will sign up for a counseling meeting (in-person or zoom option available) to select their courses with College and Career Counselor, Ashley Sapp. Sign up for one of these meetings at the link below.

Sign up to attend a High School counseling session.

High School Course Selection Information Packet.

How do I order lunch?

We are excited to offer My Hot Lunchbox as our hot lunch program for 3K-12th grade students at WCCS. Order lunch from a wide variety of options provided by your student’s favorite local restaurants. Lunch ordering will open in August. Click the link below and follow the instructions to create your free account.

Sign Up for a MyHotLunchBox Account.

When can I get involved with WCCS Athletics?

If you have enrolled, you may begin participating in workouts with individual teams. If you have questions about when specific tryouts, practices or workouts occur, contact athletics@wccs.org.

To participate in athletics, you will need a physician to complete the Athletics Physical and Participation Forms. Click here to download these forms.

Exception: If you are a high school student transferring from another school in which you have previously competed in interscholastic sports, the Athletic Department will need to clear your transfer with the NCISAA Office prior to you participating with us. Ccontact athletics@wccs.org for assistance.

Be sure to check out a full list of our summer athletic opportunities!

Is WCCS on social media?

Yes! Please like and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

When will we be able to tour the new Lower School Campus (Infants-5th grade)?

Though we are still in the midst of renovations, newly enrolled families can now sign up to be a part of one of our tours of the new Lower School Campus (2240 Rosewood Drive)! We are offering group tours of our new campus on Tuesday mornings in July. Lower school families will also have the opportunity to tour the facilities during our back to school events in August. Registration is required. Sign up to attend one of these group tours at the links below!

PARENTS ONLY Early Childhood Group Tours

PARENTS ONLY Elementary Group Tours

Meet the WCCS Administration

Scott Dillon

Scott Dillon

Head of School

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Dr. Sandi Jolly

Dr. Sandi Jolly

Early Childhood Principal

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Joanna Swofford

Joanna Swofford

Elementary School Principal

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Joe Zambrano

Joe Zambrano

Upper School Principal

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Dr. John Furrow

Dr. John Furrow

Instructional Coach
Band Director

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Lisa Barlow

Lisa Barlow

Director of Development

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Rich Engle

Rich Engle

Director of Athletics

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Lisa Gold

Lisa Gold

Director of Business Operations

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Jake Tassy

Jake Tassy

WCCS Chaplain

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Jane Wilson

Jane Wilson

Admissions Director

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How Can We Help?

Please don’t ever hesitate to reach out if there are questions we can answer! WCCS is a family, and we’re here to help you and your student during this exciting time.

Many questions for our new families can be answered by the WCCS Admissions Office. During June in July, this team is available Monday – Thursday from 9 AM – 3 PM. Starting in August, hours shift to 8 AM – 4 PM Monday through Friday.  Please call (803) 328-5472 or email admissions@wccs.org.

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