Current Families

Welcome to the Current Families section of the Woodward Academy website, which we hope you will use as your one-stop reference for all your needs. We created this section just for you, so that everything you need throughout the school year is easily accessible—from Parent Community volunteer opportunities at your school to important information, forms, and weekly newsletters. Any items requiring password protection are located within the Parent Portal, including student/parent directories to ensure the privacy of our families.

Please use the navigation below to find information about what you'll need for next school year, all New Family Events taking place over the summer, and all of Woodward's major dates for 2018-2019.

If you have questions or comments, please email us at eagleinfo@woodward.edu.

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New Family Events

Primary School

Welcome new Primary School students and families! The WA Parent Community invites you to join us on the morning of June 2 to meet other new Primary School families at our fabulous Primary School playground for a playdate. On August 4, we invite you to join all PS families and students for a back-to-school bash with music, food, and playground fun. We invite our new Primary School parents to join us for coffee at Dr. Freer’s house on August 13 after first day morning drop off. Please click on our event link for details and to RSVP!

June 2, 2018, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. New Family Play Date - Primary School Playground

If you ask our Primary School students about their favorite parts of school, one place comes up over and over—the playground! Families with new students entering grades pre-K through third are invited to a morning of serious fun and not-so-serious socializing. Put on your play clothes (no uniforms needed) and get ready to make new friends! Parents, while your children check out the playground with other new and returning students, you will have a chance to meet and chat with both new and current Woodward Academy families. Please register to attend by May 27.

August 4, 2018, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Back to School Bash – Primary School Playground

Get ready to shake, rattle, and roll into a fantastic new school year! The Primary School welcomes you to our Back-to-School Bash, with high-energy music and other great surprises that will fuel your excitement and help shake out some of those new school, new year jitters! Our DJ will have you tapping your feet and moving to the beat. This out-of-uniform event is a wonderful way for our children to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. You might even find yourself showing off those awesome hokey-pokey moves! Please register to attend by July 29.

August 13, 2018, 8 a.m.-10 a.m. New Parent Coffee – 1673 Rugby Avenue, College Park

Do you need a jolt of energy to shake off the lazy days of summer and get ready for a new school year? We have a cup of coffee with your name on it! Join us for a coffee party hosted by Dr. Chris Freer and his wife, Amanda, at 1673 Rugby Avenue from 8 to 10 a.m. on August 13 and meet other Primary and Lower School families. If the caffeine isn’t enough to get you excited about the 2018-19 year, the chance to catch up with old friends and meet new ones will definitely have you ready to put on your Spirit Gear and start a fantastic Woodward year!

Please register to attend by August 10.

Lower School

Welcome new Lower School students and families! The WA Parent Community invites you to join us on June 9 to meet other new Lower School families for a Bowling Bash at Midtown Bowl. On August 10, we invite you to join us for a back-to-school Popsicle Social on the Lower School campus. We invite our new Lower School parents to join us for coffee at the Dr. Freer’s house on August 13 after first day morning drop off. Please click on our event link for details and to RSVP!

June 9, 2018, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Bowling Bash - Midtown Bowl - 1936 Piedmont Circle

Let's strike up some fun and get the new year rolling while meeting other Woodward Academy Lower School families! The Welcoming Committee would like you to join us for pizza and bowling. Leave the school uniform at home and bring your entire family. We love the Lower School and cannot wait to welcome you into the Woodward community! Please register to attend by June 3.

August 10, 2018, 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Popsicle Social - Lower School Gym/Cafeteria

After Lower School New Student Orientation, please join the Woodward Academy Welcoming Committee for a popsicle social and a chance to socialize with new and current Lower School students and their parents. This will be a great way to connect with some new friends prior to the first day of school. Please register to attend by August 7.

August 13, 2018, 8 a.m.-10 a.m. New Parent Coffee – 1673 Rugby Avenue, College Park

Do you need a jolt of energy to shake off the lazy days of summer and get ready for a new school year? We have a cup of coffee with your name on it! Join us for a coffee party hosted by Dr. Chris Freer and his wife, Amanda, at (drop in date and address) and meet other Primary and Lower School families. If the caffeine isn’t enough to get you excited about the 2018-19 year, the chance to catch up with old friends and meet new ones will definitely have you ready to put on your Spirit Gear and start a fantastic Woodward year! Please register to attend by August 10.

Middle School

Welcome new Middle School students and families and rising Woodward North students and families! The WA Parent Community invites you to join us on May 31 to meet other new Middle School families for a fun MythBusters & King of Pops at the Middle School. All new families and rising Woodward North students are welcome! On August 7, we invite you to join us for a back-to-school War Eagles Welcome Party on the Middle School campus. Please click on our event link for details and to RSVP!

May 31, 2018, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. MythBusters & King of Pops - Middle School Cafeteria/Yard

Go on, ask us anything! That’s why we’re here! The administration and families of the Woodward Academy Middle School are delighted to have you join the Woodward Family, and we know you have a ton of questions and thoughts about the upcoming school year. We are here to help answer those questions and dispel any myths! Please leave the uniform at home and join us to meet the Middle School administrators, tour the school, and have fun getting to know Woodward. Please register to attend by May 26.

August 7, 2018, 4 p.m.–6 p.m. War Eagles Welcome Party - Middle School Cafeteria/Yard

Let’s go (clap, clap) Woodward! Let’s go (clap, clap) Woodward! Well, it sounds a lot better when our students are cheering it together! Get into the Woodward spirit at our War Eagles Welcome Party for new Middle School students and families, and get to know the Woodward community. Students can learn a Woodward cheer, catch passes with Woodward football players, and dance as our DJ spins their favorite tunes. We look forward to seeing you there! No uniforms are required, but if you’ve already purchased spirit wear, what a great time to show it off! Please register to attend by August 3.

Upper School

Welcome new Upper School students and families! The WA Parent Community invites you to join us for a casual dinner on May 30 to meet other new Upper School families and students on the US campus. We will have the Varsity food truck and US administrators on hand to answer any questions. On August 7, we invite you to join us for a back-to-school Ice Cream Social with the King of Pops at the Upper School commons area. Please click on our event link for details and to RSVP!

May 30, 2018, 6 p.m.–8 p.m. Varsity Food Truck - Tyler Brown Student Center

What’ll ya have, what’ll ya have, what’ll ya have? What do Woodward Academy and the Varsity have in common? They’re both the pride of our fantastic city! Enjoy a fun-filled evening of hot dogs, hamburgers, and onion rings from the famous Varsity Food Truck while you meet other new Woodward families and get to know our amazing administrators. Leave the uniforms at home, but be sure to bring a hearty appetite, as well as all your questions. Our current families and Student Ambassadors can’t wait to get to know you and welcome you to the Woodward Family! Please register to attend by May 27.

August 7, 2018, 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Ice Cream Social - Tyler Brown Student Center

We’re kicking off a sweet school year with our Woodward Upper School Ice Cream Social. Join us for this out-of-uniform event where you can make your perfect sundae and share your best summer stories with your new Woodward friends. Parents, you will have a chance to catch up with other new Woodward families, and have all your questions answered by current families and our wonderful administrators. We are so glad you have joined the Woodward family, and we will do everything we can to make your first days of school go as smoothly as possible! Please register to attend by August 1.

 

Woodward North

Welcome new Woodward North students and families! The WA Parent Community invites you to join us on June 8 for an Ice Cream Social and Scavenger Hunt on the Woodward North campus from 4-6 p.m. On August 4, we invite all pre-K through 6th grade students to Jump Into School at Get Air in Johns Creek from 1-3 p.m. Please click on our event link for details and to RSVP!

June 8, 2018, 4-6 p.m. Ice Cream Social and Scavenger Hunt - Woodward North - Multiplex

Please join us for an ice cream sundae and a chance to explore your new school! All of our new students are invited to take part in a fun scavenger hunt designed specifically to introduce new students to the Woodward North campus. No uniforms, just lots of fun! While students have a chance to make new friends and get to know their new school, parents will have the opportunity to ask questions of our Parent Community volunteers as well as our administration, and to get to know other new Woodward families. This event is for all new students, including siblings who will be entering Woodward North this Fall. Please register to attend by June 2.

August 4, 2018, 1-3 p.m. Jump Into School - Get Air Johns Creek

We will jump into the new school year with an event for all new students in pre-K through 6th grade. Join us for a chance to meet other new Woodward North students, as well as several student ambassadors, while you check out the trampolines, foam pit, slack line, and more! Parents can enjoy light snacks in our party room, meet other new families, and get those last-minute questions answered. Please note that Get Air requires a waiver be completed for all “jumpers,” and jump socks will be provided by Get Air. This is an out-of-uniform event. Please register to attend by August 1.

Major Dates

DATE EVENT/HOLIDAY
2018
Thursday, August 2 New Faculty Report
Monday, August 6 Faculty Report for Preplanning
Monday, August 13 Fall Semester Begins - Classes Begin for All Schools
Monday, September 3 Labor Day Holiday - School Closed
Monday, September 10 Rosh Hashanah - School Closed
Wednesday, September 19Yom Kippur - School Closed
Wednesday, November 7 Diwali (Hindu Holiday) - School Closed
Monday, October 22 Late Start Day
Monday - Friday, November 19 - 23 Thanksgiving Break - School Closed
Friday, December 21 All Schools Dismiss at 11:30 a.m.
Monday, December 24 - Friday, January 4Winter Break - School Closed
2019
Tuesday, January 1 New Year's Day
Monday, January 7 Teacher Work Day - No Classes
Tuesday, January 8 Second Semester Begins
Monday, January 21 MLK Holiday - School Closed
Tuesday, February 5 Late Start Day
Monday, February 18Presidents' Day Holiday - School Closed
Monday - Friday, March 4 - 8Spring Break - No Classes
Monday, March 11Teacher Work Day - No Classes
Tuesday, March 12Students Return
Friday, April 19 Good Friday - School Closed
Monday, April 22 Spring Holiday - School Closed
Saturday, May 11Commencement
Friday, May 24 Last Day of School - Classes Dismiss at 11:30 a.m.
Monday, May 27 Memorial Day - School Closed


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