Parent FAQ

Parent FAQs

The Student Handbook is a useful resource to answer many questions. A copy of the Student Handbook may be found by clicking here. Some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) are answered below. 

Contacts

School Hours: 8:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Main Office: (909) 626-3587
School Fax: (909) 621-4582

After school hours, messages may be left on the school voice mail.
The campus area code is 909.

 

Academic
Admission
Attendance
Athletics
Business Office
College Guidance
Counseling (Boys)
Counseling (Girls)
Dean of WSC
Dean of VWS
Director of Parent Relations
Director of Student Life
Health Services
Maintenance
Security
Student Store
482-5208
482-5214
482-5287
482-5257
482-5205
482-5265
482-5234
482-5264
482-5233
482-5218
482-5245
482-5224
482-5253
482-5262
762-2604 (cell)
482-5248
Theresa Smith
Leo Marshall
Cindy Jeantete
Steve Wishek
Janet Peddy
Hector Martinez
Jon Fidani
Melanie Bauman
Ben Farrell
Helen Lawrence
Anne Stewart
Peter Bartlett
Kathy Lindenmayer
Dan Fraley
Steve Hutzell
Romana Quick


In the event of an emergency after school hours, please call the numbers below.
Medical: (909) 203-3139
Non-Medical: (909) 762-2604

Q: Is it better to call or to email a faculty member, a dean or an advisor?
A: For faculty members or advisors email is preferable. Boarding parents should establish with their child’s advisor how often they would like to be contacted. When contacting the deans, it is the parent’s preference as to whether phone or email works best.

Q: What is the best way to find out about athletic activities, game schedules, tournaments and cancellations?
A: Webb.org/athletics has the most up to date information. 

Q: Where can we purchase school uniforms?
A: Our vendor is Dennis Uniform Company. The store is located at 22825 Savi Ranch Parkway, Yorba Linda, CA 92887. You may also place your order online.  At the start of each school year we also offer a used uniform sale.  These items are donated from our students and are cleaned and ready for purchase during Orientation.

Click here for the uniform internet site for Vivian Webb School.
Click here for the uniform internet site for Webb School of California.

The VWS and WSC school crests, the WSC school tie, and VWS school pin will be available in the Student Store and can be charged to your student account.

Q: Can parents attend chapel?
A: Yes, parents are welcome to attend chapel but parents must realize that seating preference is given to our students.

Q: What is the transition to boarding school life like at Webb?
A: Webb has an extensive support system to help students make the transition to boarding school life. Each student is assigned a faculty/staff advisor. There are approximately eight students for every advisor. Advisors and advisees meet weekly and build very strong relationships. Advisors monitor students’ progress in three main areas: academics, extra-curricular activities and residential life. In addition, each dorm has a faculty member assigned as the dorm head. This faculty member resides in or next-door to their assigned dorm. Dorm heads oversee the dorm program, conduct weekly dorm meetings and are the senior adult in charge in case of emergencies.

Upperclassmen also play a critical role in helping new students adjust to life at Webb. All students can readily turn to a senior student leader, known as a dorm counselor (girls) or a dorm prefect (boys), who is available to help with a whole variety of situations from providing study-break pizza to lending a sympathetic ear. Also, all new students are assigned a senior Big Brother or Big Sister who helps with meeting people and becoming integrated into the community.

Q: What is a typical boarding student schedule like?
A: Students check in for breakfast by 8:15 a.m. Classes begin at 8:30. Students have a mid-morning break to go to meetings, assemblies or chapel and a 40-minute lunch period mid-day. Classes end at 3:00 on most days. After class, students participate in our afternoon program from 3:35 p.m. to 5:15. Dinner begins at 6:00 and study hours are from 7:45 to 10:00 p.m..

Q: Are there telephone or cell phone regulations on campus?
A: There are telephones for student use in each dorm. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors may not take or receive phone calls during study hours from 7:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on weekdays or after 10:30 p.m. unless it is an emergency call from or to parents, immediate family, or guardians; or in the case of international students to family they could not reach at other hours. Seniors must be off the phones by 11:00 p.m.

Boarding students are allowed to keep cell phones under the following conditions: cell phones cannot be taken to classes or used in public areas and they must be turned off during study hours and after lights-out. Day students must leave cell phones in their cars or backpacks.

Incoming telephone calls during the school day should come through the switchboard (909-626-3587). Messages will be taken and placed in the student's mailbox. There are pay phones at several places on campus for outgoing calls, though students are asked to limit the length of their calls out of consideration for others. Students may receive fax messages at 909-482-5231.

Q: What are the school policies on passes and vacation?
A: There are several kinds of passes available:

Tuesday Dinner Pass. After 5:15 p.m. most Tuesdays, students who have no further obligations may sign-out for dinner with their parents, another student’s parents, or a faculty member. Girls may sign-out in the books in each of their dorms while boys should sign-out in the Alamo Archway sign-out book. Students must be back on campus for evening study period by 7:15 p.m. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors may not use a dinner pass for any purpose other than to go to dinner with their parent, another student’s parents or a faculty member. On most Tuesdays, seniors may take a dinner pass with their parents, another student's parents, adults other than their parents, or with Webb day students, providing they receive permission from the dean of students. Unless students have taken a dinner pass off-campus, they are expected to attend all meals in the dining hall. They are not to take their meals in their dormitory rooms, or anywhere else on campus except in the dining hall.

Day (6-hour) Pass. On weekends, students are permitted to leave campus for a maximum of six hours by utilizing a day pass. Day passes are taken by completing an accurate entry in the Weekend Sign-Out Book. Students using day passes are expected to go to appropriate and safe destinations and must use only approved transportation for any such activity. Students who walk or ride bikes off-campus are allowed to do so only in groups of two or more, and are required to return before dark.

Students may not take more than one pass per day (or a maximum of six hours), but may also participate in a school-sponsored trip on the same day that a day pass is used. Violations of the 6-hour pass will result in revocation of off-campus privileges.

Students may take a 6-hour pass beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Friday afternoons and evenings, provided they have met all other obligations and that the pass does not conflict with required, school-scheduled activities. They must sign-out carefully and fully, use approved transportation, and be sure to return and sign-in by 10:45 p.m. Freshmen must return to campus on the weekends by 10:00 p.m. unless on a school-sanctioned trip. Students may sign out any time Saturday, provided that the pass does not conflict with required, school-scheduled activities. All students on campus must sign-in during Saturday dinner check at 5:30 p.m. in Price Dining Hall. On Sundays, when there is a community evening event such as chapel scheduled, all students must be on campus and signed in by 5:30 p.m. When no event is scheduled on Sunday evening, students must return to campus by 7:15 p.m.

Vacation & Breaks. Students are not permitted to leave for vacation before the conclusion of their last commitment on the day vacation begins. Parents should plan travel arrangements accordingly. When making travel arrangements, students are to vacate the dorms no later than 7:00 p.m. on the day vacation begins. Transportation to and from local airports may be made through the student services coordinator in the Student Store.

Students must return to campus between 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on the last day of vacation. Students unable to return by 9:00 p.m. must contact their dorm head or security.

Q. What is the best way for boarding parents to communicate with their child?
A. Cell phone or email. See the policy above regarding the use of phones on campus.

Q: We live out of state. Are we able to store items that are difficult to transport (i.e., printer, bed pillows and comforter, textbooks, etc.) rather than shipping them home each summer?
A.We do offer summer storage to our boarding students. Contact Romana Quick in the Student Store for more details - rquick@webb.org.

Q: Who do I contact for questions about...

Athletics?
Athletic Director, Steve Wishek – swishek@webb.org or (909) 482-5257

Arts Program?
Fine Arts Department Chair, Stefanie Plumley– splumley@webb.org or
(909) 447-7075

Course Selection and the Academic Program?
Director of Academic Affairs, Theresa Smith – tsmith@webb.org or
(909) 482-5208
Registrar, Susan Lacroix – slacroix@webb.org or (909) 482-5227

Health?
Health Center, Kathy Lindenmayer – klindenmayer@webb.org or
(909) 482-5253

Student Activities?
Director of Activities & Leadership Education, David Fitzgerald – dfitzgerald@webb.org or (909) 445-8250

Student Life?
WSC Dean of Students, Ben Farrell – bfarrell@webb.org or
(909) 482-5233
VWS Dean of Students, Helen Lawrence - hlawrence@webb.org or
(909) 482-5218

Student Store, Airport Shuttle, Student Uniform?
Student Store Manager, Romana Quick - rquick@webb.org or
(909) 482-5248

Tuition, Payment Schedules, Student Accounts?
Business Office, Adriana Flores (909) 482-5201 or aflores@webb.org

Not sure who to call? Please contact the front desk at (909) 626-3587.