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Below you will find the answers to some of your most frequently asked questions. If you’d like further information after reading the answers below, please take some time to review the Parent/Student Handbook. As always, you are welcome to give us a call with any additional questions you may have. 

 

 


What is the dress code for West Covina District schools?

We expect our students to dress in a way that shows respect for themselves, for others, and for their school. Students may not wear any clothing that distracts from the learning experience. Specifically, we do not allow:

  • Shirts that expose the midriff or undergarments
  • Clothing that promotes drug- or gang-related activity
  • Spikes, chains, or similar jewelry that may damage school property

We reserve the right to determine whether a student’s clothing is appropriate for school. For more details regarding our dress code, please review our adopted dress code policy.


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What will happen if my child becomes ill while at school?

If a student becomes ill, we will attempt to notify a parent or guardian promptly, and we will care for the student in our nurse’s station until a parent or guardian arrives. Students may not leave school grounds without either a parent or another approved adult (as listed on the student’s information form). If the situation is a medical emergency, we will follow standard emergency procedures.


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What are class sizes in West Covina Schools?

We work hard to ensure our students receive the time and individualized instruction they need to succeed. That’s why we strive to keep class sizes small. The maximum number of students per class is as follows:

  • Grades K-3 =20
  • Grades 3-8 = 32
  • Grade 9 English and math = 20


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If I live outside of West Covina School District boundaries, can my child still attend a WCUSD school?

Our governing board has established policies regarding school choice in WCUSD. We must first meet the needs of our local students, then as space and resources allow we accept out-of-district students on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

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Can my child attend a WCUSD school other than my neighborhood school?

We understand that students and families have unique needs that deserve special consideration. Thus, we have established policies that allow students to transfer schools within the district. At West Covina Unified School District, we pride ourselves by offering the same high-quality teachers and programs, clean and safe facilities, and high-quality standards-based instruction at each of our schools. We encourage you to set up a tour at the schools that interest you to discover the site that best fits your child’s needs. For more information regarding these policies, please contact a member of our student services staff.

 

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Is after-school care available for my child?

Yes! Our Y-ACES program offers quality enrichment until 6:00 p.m. on school days at a number of schools in our district. For more information, please visit our after-school page.

 

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Does West Covina offer honors or accelerated learning programs and coursework for gifted students?

Yes, we do. Honors and Advanced Placement courses are available for our high school students to help them prepare for college. We also offer a gifted and talented program (GATE) for eligible students that provides individualized instruction, accelerated pacing, and self-study. For more information, please visit our educational services page.

 

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Is bus service available in my neighborhood?

WCUSD provides daily bus service as a privilege for students who live too far from their school to walk. For information about specific routes, please visit our transportation page. 

 

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Are there any volunteer opportunities at West Covina District schools?

Our district understands the importance of collaboration and we value the support of our community. Without it, education would become sterile and unproductive, and we would fail to inspire our students toward positive societal contributions. We know that you are an integral part of our community and we invite you to become a part of our schools through volunteering.

Volunteers make a difference! In West Covina schools, our volunteers help as:

  • office assistants
  • classroom assistants
  • fundraising leaders
  • after-school activity coordinators
  • reading buddies

If you enjoy helping children, supporting quality education, and are available on a consistent basis, please consider being a volunteer. For more information on how you can help, contact your child’s teacher or the site principal where you wish to support.

 

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