Winter Lakes School
Home of the White Wolves
Learning is a Choice. Choose to Learn!
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Daily Class Schedule
Who's Who at WLHS
Welcome to Winter Lakes School. The configuration of Winter Lakes is a “virtual school” that offers a blended learning environment to students in grades 3-12. The school is open to students on a four-day school week, Mondays – Thursdays from 7:15am – 4:15pm. During the school sessions, certified teachers and educational assistants work with students to assist them with their classes. The staff and students of Winter Lakes appreciate the time you are taking to learn about our school.
Winter Lakes High School’s mission is to meet students where they are and take them beyond. As students at Winter Lakes Schools prepare for College, Career and Citizenship we provide a setting that enables every student to:
Learn - by taking classes in English, Science, Math, Social Studies, Spanish, Art, Health and Physical Education that are taught by highly qualified teachers and staff.
Personalize - their education through study in On-Line classes, Standards based assignments, Project-Based Learning, Internships with local businesses, and flexible schedules.
Engage - by practicing self-advocacy, exercising personal responsibility, and learning 21st Century skills and content designed to prepare graduates for life after high school in post-secondary education or a career.
We are very fortunate to have some wonderful community partners throughout the Coquille Valley that allow our students the opportunity to intern at various businesses and organizations. We are proud of our campus, our students, our academic program and being a school that develops and encourages creativity and student voice.
Winter Lakes Schools offers something for all types of learners. Some learners that do not choose a bigger, comprehensive high school, but one where they are known and supported by all staff in a smaller setting. If you attend or visit Winter Lakes High School, you will see that learning is a choice and that we expect students and staff to choose to learn every day. Being committed to our school is necessary, compliance is not enough. In today’s global economy there are many skills that must be learned. More than a high school diploma is necessary for a full life of opportunity.
Welcome to our community of learners! If you have any questions or would like to schedule a visit, please contact us at 541-824-0115.
7:15 AM – 4:15 PM
Lunch: 11:30 - 12:00
Individual students and parents set their schedule within the 7:15-4:15 time-frame. Families may choose to set regular days and times for students to attend, work totally from home or function on a drop-in basis. Whatever the students schedule is, the staff at Winter Lakes School is always eager to assist students in person, on-line or via telephone or messaging.
Why No School on Fridays?
The school staff pursues professional development each and every Friday. Students are not the only learners at Winter Lakes - the staff is always working to improve and update their knowledge and effectiveness!
Don't Forget About...
The high school curriculum at Winter Lakes School includes a vast array of elective and high interest courses. These classes include Advanced Placement, Art, Second Language, and Career and Technical Education in the areas of Agriculture, Business, Criminal Justice, Health Science, Hospitality and Tourism, Human Services, Information Technology, Media, STEM and Technology. Additional elective courses are added annually. Approximately 75 elective courses are currently available with others constantly being developed.
This is the on-line curriculum that is incorporated into the overall Winter Lakes curriculum. Courses are available for grades 3-12. Winter Lakes’ students rarely, if ever carry a textbook. Odysseyware allows for students to access their classes via the internet, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from anywhere that there is an internet connection. Aside from the convenience of on-line learning, courses and curriculum are updated annually. Learning tools, such as Writer are also a benefit to students. Writer is a powerful tool to improve student writing by offering targeted feedback at key factors in the writing process. This feedback encourages student practice and revision to achieve writing success. The data provided by Writer also gives teachers better insight into students’ strengths, as well as areas for improvement. Writer is a writing process tool designed as an instructional aid for teachers and students to create focused, differentiated instruction.
The resident school district of each student is responsible for providing services to students on IEPs.
Bus service is provided from home to and from school for students in the Coquille and Myrtle Point school districts. Students from other districts are responsible for their own transportation. Additionally, shuttles to Coquille and Myrtle Point high school as well as Southwestern Oregon CC may be available if classes are also taken on those campuses.
Winter Lakes’ administration and staff are dedicated to student success. As a component of an education at Winter Lakes School, students are offered transition services in their final year of attendance at the school. Whether planning for the work force, college, military or pursuing world travel; all students will be given the tools for success after high school with the Winter Lakes Transition Program.
Winter Lakes’ students remain a student in their school district of residence, unless an inter-district transfer has occurred. Students may join the athletic teams and participate in the activities of their resident high school or middle school.
This is an optional program available to high school seniors at Winter Lakes School. In this cooperative arrangement, students take between 9-12 quarter hours of class at Southwestern Oregon CC. Tuition and tuition fees for the courses is paid by the school district. Students and their families are financially responsible for transportation, books and any special equipment that may be necessary for college classes. Students receive dual credit at SWOCC and Winter Lakes. Students may stay in the program up to one year after their cohort graduation year.
Winter Lakes’ students receive a standard diploma as long as the student has met the standard graduation requirements. Students may also pursue a planned course of study to attain their GED.
If you need to take medication at school, you must have a completed Authorization for Administration of Oral Medication at School form signed by a parent/guardian (if applicable) and completed by your physician detailing the method, amount, and time schedule of that medication. The above mentioned forms must be filled out in order to have medication at school. All prescription medication will be checked-in at the school office.
Transportation & Parking
Students who ride a bus are expected to wait in a calm, appropriate manner until boarding the bus. Students who drive may park on the city streets or in the gravel parking lot. Students need to remember that this is public parking and they can be ticketed by the Coquille Police Department if parked illegally or reckless driving ensues.
Breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack service is available on a daily basis. Each student receives an application for free or reduced lunch at the beginning of the school year or upon registration. Completed applications should be returned to the secretary.
In accordance with Federal law and US Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Ave., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call, toll free 866-632-9992. Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay at 800-877-8339 or 800-845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Coquille School District #8 1366 N Gould, Coquille OR 97423, 541-396-2181