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First Day of School is August 18th - Enrollment Center Open!

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The first day of school for Pre-K and students in grades 1-12 is August 18th!  Kindergarteners will begin on August 25th.  Please see below for other important updates and reminders.   
Monday, August 8th - Freshman Orientation, 5-7 pm
Wednesday, August 10th - Rosemore Rams Day - 8th grade, 12-2 pm; 7th grade, 2:30-4:30 pm; and 6th grade, 5-7 pm
Monday, August 15th - Elementary School Pop-In Nights at Etna Road from 5:30-7 pm and at Beechwood from 5-6 pm (grades 2-5)
Tuesday, August 16th - Kae Avenue Pop-In Night, 5-6 pm (grades K-1)
Thursday, August 18th - First Day of School for Pre-K and grades 1-12
Wednesday, August 24th - Kindergarten Orientation (times will vary - please check with the school for details)
Thursday, August 25th - First Day of Kindergarten

Our enrollment center is currently open Monday through Friday by appointment only. Extended hours are listed below.  If you or someone you know are new to the district, begin the enrollment process as soon as possible so that your child can start on time.  CLICK HERE to get started AND schedule an appointment with the enrollment center as soon as possible by calling 614-417-5129 or emailing the team at [email protected]. The enrollment center is located at the back of Whitehall Yearling High School, 675 S. Yearling Rd.

Extended Enrollment Center Hours
Saturday, July 23, 9 am - 12 pm
Tuesday, July 26, open until 7 pm
Thursday, July 28, open until 7 pm
Monday, August 1, open until 7 pm
Wednesday, August 3, open until 7 pm
Saturday, August 6, 
9 am - 12 pm 

Pre-K begins August 18th and we are still accepting applications!  Slots are limited so apply soon.  Eligible students are children who are four years old OR will be four years old by October 1, 2022.  In order to begin the enrollment process, please call the Pre-K office at 614.417.5680 or fill out the Preschool Inquiry Form also found on our website under the "Enrollment tab."

At Whitehall we believe students should always be dressed for success, particularly in our upper grades.  With this in mind, as a reminder, we have a middle and high school uniform dress code policy that every student must follow.  The uniform dress code policy will be enforced.  Based on feedback from our school community, we have made some slight adjustments, please see the flyer and Dress Code Policy for details.  If you are in need of assistance with getting uniforms, please contact the school. 

Primary Changes for 2022-23
High School
- All students will be expected to follow the updated Dress Code Policy 
- WCS spirit wear hoodies are allowed to be worn with the hoods down, off of the head, at all times
- WCS spirit wear or collared shirts of any color and pattern that do not violate prohibited dress guidelines are permitted
- Logos may be 4" instead of 1"
- No sweats/athletic pants or shorts, leggings, or pajamas
- For safety crocs and sandals must be worn with the strap around the heel, no slides or flip flops will be permitted

Middle School
- No sweats/athletic wear

Dress Code Rationale
Our dress code goals are to:
  • Have students dressed for success and work.  A uniform dress code suggests a certain level of formality during the school day.  It is a visual reminder that encourages appropriate behavior and reminds students they are in a place of learning with high academic and behavioral expectations. 
  • Prepare students for the future.  Uniform dress codes align with real-world work expectations.  In almost every work setting there are required uniforms and dress expectations.  Practice makes perfect.
  • Increase safety.  Uniform dress codes add a measure of safety by allowing staff to easily identify outsiders in our building or on property. 
  • Build a sense of belonging.  Uniform dress codes lessen dress-related stigmas, bullying, and peer pressure and build students' sense of belonging. 
  • Ease school-related financial burdens for families.  Uniform dress codes are typically easier and more economical for parents.  Uniform wear can typically be recycled more frequently than other student dress choices.  Students often put pressure on parents to buy new clothes and shoes every season to keep up with often expensive and ever-changing trends.  This pressure is often lessened with uniforms and uniforms are often more robust and designed to last longer.
  • Ensure the district is well represented to the greater community.  Students will always be dressed to impress, allowing the district to maintain a positive image of the Whitehall students.  Throughout the school year, we will have learning field trips, visitors, college and career fairs, etc. and we want our students to be dressed to represent the school and the community in a positive light at all times.

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