Posts Tagged ‘parent resources’


For parents: Getting ready for year-end tests


The last few weeks of the academic year means that thousands of Wake County students are starting to take exams to demonstrate all they have learned this year.

Parents play an important role in helping their students feel prepared.

How to help your student

  • Help your student keep a consistent sleep schedule for several nights before the test.
  • Encourage consistent and healthy eating. Make sure your student gets a good breakfast the day of the test at home or at school.
  • Exercise with your student or play games to help relieve stress or pre-test jitters.
  • Let your student know you believe in him and support him. Build his confidence by reviewing all he has learned this year.

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Parents: New information sessions scheduled on middle school math placement

During the months of March and April, many rising 6th graders will be working with their elementary teachers and counselors to make decisions about middle school math placement.

We have created an online resource to provide students and families with detailed information about math placement criteria, with options for higher or lower math placement depending on the learning needs and goals for the student.

There is also information about progression of math courses from middle to high school and supports that are available for students and families. For more information, attend one of our Math Placement Info Sessions, or contact your school counselor or submit a question via the contact form on the site. Middle School math resource site >

For parents: Reassuring your child in times of crisis

The safety, well being, and success of our students are our top priorities here in Wake County.

Our hearts go out to the families and community in Connecticut who have been affected by today’s tragic incident.

In times like these, children may be worried about their safety and the safety of their loved ones. We encourage parents to view these helpful guidelines for parents from the National Association of School Psychologists.

Talking to Children About Violence (PDF)  [EN ESPANOL]

This is also a good time to review safety procedures with your child. Each school in the Wake County Public School System follows a protocol of lockdown procedures in case of emergency. It’s important for parents to be familiar with the procedures as well.

For parents: What happens during a lockdown?

Questions? Concerns?

Parents are encouraged to reach out to their school principals and administrators for more information about safety at school.