WRA donated more than 250 face shields to the Cleveland Clinic Twinsburg and Summit County Public Health.
WRA's action plan for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Are there any restrictions to a student’s eventual return to campus?
- What steps are you taking to keep coronavirus (COVID-19) off campus?
- How can I increase the chances of staying healthy?
- What should I do if I don’t have enough medication while I am home, and my medication is stored at or ordered through the WRA Health Center?
- How can I stay emotionally healthy and resilient during these trying times?
- Can I continue to talk to the School Counselors?
- Can I talk with a School Counselor if I haven’t before?
- What if I want to transfer to a local mental health provider?
- Will UHC Health Insurance Extend Coverage to International Families?
- What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
- What do I do if I, or someone I know, gets any of these symptoms?
- Can I come to campus to pack up my dorm room? Or to pick up my belongings in the Seymour or MAC lockers?
- How will the deans (Student Life Office) be in touch?
- I miss my advisory group. When will we meet again?
- I want to be a leader next year. When will information come about this and how will leaders be selected? What about my clubs/organizations?
- What is the schedule for remote learning?
- How will we support students in multiple time zones?
- Will there be a change in grading of student work?
- Will these classes earn credit for graduation?
- How many classes will this affect per course?
- Will my ECHO classes meet during this time?
- What about books and supplies for courses?
- What if a student does not have access to internet access in their current location?
- What about courses that are very hard to replicate remotely?
- What if my child is having difficulty with the technology used?
- I was supposed to take the SAT this spring, but my exam was cancelled and the College Board said it will not be rescheduled. What should I do to complete my standardized testing for fall applications. What do you recommend if tests are cancelled?
- What about the ACT, is this also postponed or cancelled?
- I am scheduled to take AP exams at WRA this May. Will those proceed as planned?
- How will college and university closings impact the release of college admission decisions and financial aid packages?
- The colleges I am considering have cancelled their admitted student programs. What's the best way to assess if a college is right for me?
- Will the candidate reply date change?
- Will WRA’s short-term move to remote learning have any impact on my status with colleges?
- Will my college counselor be available to help me make my final college decision?
- I had planned to visit colleges during spring break, but colleges informed me that tours and information sessions had been cancelled. How can I learn more about colleges? Will I be penalized for not "demonstrating interest?"
- Will I be able to meet with my college counselor during this remote learning period?
- Will WRA refund tuition in full or in part due to remote learning?
- Should I sign my enrollment contract for 2020-21 and pay my deposit?
- What is open and what is closed on campus?
- What services will continue to be provided to the community?
- What about facilities and maintenance needs?
- Will employees be paid during the Stay At Home Order, or throughout the distance learning period?
- Will my deposit and/or tuition be refunded if I am not able to travel at the start of the 2020-21 school year? Will WRA make accommodations for me to join later in the academic year?
- I will be a new student at WRA next year. How will I select my courses?
- Is WRA still accepting applications?
- Since we cannot visit campus, how can we learn more about WRA?
As we continue to engage in Distance Learning, we find new reasons to celebrate one another and our community.
WRA wraps up one week in a new era.
With the help of the Wang Innovation Center, we "convened" our 400 students for a beloved tradition, Morning Meeting.
- As of May 18, there are 26,646 confirmed cases in Ohio.
- Head of School Suzanne Walker Buck announced beginning on March 31, and for the remainder of the school year, Western Reserve Academy will engage in distance learning.
- Following the order of Governor DeWine, WRA's fitness facility is closed until further notice.
Listen to Mrs. Buck as she shares her insights on COVID-19 with Peter Baron and Hans Mundahl on the Enrollment Management Association podcast The Enrollment Spectrum.