• Friday Folder Materials for Families to Review 

    WCPSS Coronavirus Site 

    Food Resources for Students and Families

    FWES Twitter- @fwesibpyp   (if you are not on Twitter- you can follow FWES Twitter messaging at FWES Website

    FWES PTA Twitter- @fwespta

     

    9-18-2020

    Mrs. Pierce's Message (10 minutes)

    Happy Friday! 

    I hope that this message finds you dry and ready for a weekend with some much cooler temps- and maybe some sports on TV or great outdoor activities nearby! I know I may sound like a broken record (or scratched CD) but we are so very thankful for the hard work of our families in engaging students each day in learning. We could not do this virtual learning without you and how fortunate are we at FWES to have such a strong family presence and commitment to student learning! Please know that we appreciate you and YOUR HARD WORK to help us ensure our students are learning and growing! 

    Mr. Beamish and I have had a great time popping into Google Classrooms and what we see that our teachers have prepared and your students' engagement is really amazing to imagine. While no one thinks this situation is ideal for students, families or teachers- there are some skills our students as young as Kinder and 1st grade have gained that as of last March- I was not yet able to manage myself (like mic off/adding to the chat/manuevering google classroom assignments and so on). I think it is always important to seek the silver lining and much like our positivity project make sure we look for the good in all situations and focus our attention on the positive:) while we work to solve those things that need improvement. We also know we can continue to improve and grow as a school for our students and families and trust me in knowing you have the BEST educators in WCPSS ready and willing to be learners and to do what they can to address as much as humanly possible. 

    All of that said, there were two pretty big announcements this week that will guide our future planning and work in WCPSS and at FWES. There are no specifics yet for any plan or timeframe for the return of our Plan B students to the building, but please monitor the WCPSS Board of Education for discussions and details- along with your email for updates from the district. The next Board of Education work session meeting is on Wednesday, September 23rd at 2:00pm and can be viewed on You Tube- search WCPSS to find the Board broadcast channel. 

    We are excited to have posted photos of all of our 1st-5th graders in our halls so that we "see" our students each day! Thanks to our kindergarten parents for sending a photo to your teacher that we can use for our kindergarten hall, too! We miss you all! 

    Love, Mrs. Pierce

     

    FWES Friday Folder Announcements and Documents: 

    FWES and WCPSS Family Academy Event for FWES Families Only- Offered in Spanish Only! Tuesday, September 22nd 6-7pm

    FWES Morning News Fix: Please note that the glitch in accessing the FWES Morning News has been fixed, however, the ONLY way to view the news is by first logging in through the students' Wake ID Portal. Thank you for your flexibility and for watching each morning to hear announcements and the all important birthdays! 

    Pledge of Allegiance Student Leaders Needed! We will begin next week ending the morning news broadcast as it ends with our student anchors when we are in session- "Please stand for the Pledge of Allegiance". We are asking for student pledge leaders to make a video that can be accessed on the website for families to engage in the Pledge of Allegiance daily at home. Reciting the pledge daily is part of NC State law and WCPSS board policy. We look forward to having our students continue to lead our school community each morning. Use the form linked here to complete your student's information and attach a short video clip of the pledge. Note- videos will be posted on the school's website so please only send if your child has photo and video permission for posting- thank you! 

    Book Collection Drive with FWES PTA and FWES Literacy Team: If you have extra books to share with students who may need more access to books at home- please drop them off at the school from Wednesday- Friday during school hours- 8:45am-3:45pm on the front porch. The books will be collected and then shared with our students who need access to additional reading materials on their reading level at home. The drop off is touchless- there is a box to put them in on the front porch each day. 

    Need to get a book ? 

    Rescheduled Book Pick Up- Monday, September 21st from 8:00-9:00am and 11:30am-12:30pm- Book pick up was cancelled due to weather on Friday so those books will be available on Monday at the same times. 

    Students need to go to the library site and place a “hold” for the books they wish to checkout. Mrs. Grice will pull any available titles and notify students and parents by email when the books are ready. Book pickup will be on FRIDAYs from 8:00am - 9:00am and 11:30am - 12:30pm in the Bus Loop. Books may be returned at this same time. Please place returned books in the labeled boxes.

     

    FWES PTA Updates: 

    FWES PTA Membership: We are excited to have 178 members and to have had 2 winners so far for our weekly spiritwear prize! Our goal is 300 members- so please take time this weekend to show your support for our school by joining the FWES PTA. Join the FWES PTA

    RCityRocks Easy Fund Raiser! One of our community, easy fund raisers is the RCityRocks program. Local businesses will give back a percentage of what you spend and then it is matched by corporate sponsors and the return to the FWES PTA can be awesome the more participants we have. It is easy because all you need to do is shop at the local business and then text a copy of your receipt- DONE- and FWES PTA gets a check. Get all the details along with our community partners at the link above. 

    There is currently an rcityrocks special at Papa Murphy's running next week where all receipts sent in will generate 25% to the FWES PTA. 

    Papa Murphy's Rocks Week is next week 9/21-9/27!  They are donating 25% of purchases all week to all R City Rocks Nonprofits!  There is also a daily Gift Card Giveaway; people are automatically entered when they text a receipt. 

     

    9-11-2020

    Mrs. Pierce's Message (6 minutes)

    Happy end of Week 2 to all of you! 

    We are so appreciative of the engagement of our families in supporting student learning. Thank you for the hard work of managing the task- with all of the other things you are also managing! I am so impressed with the extraordinary work of our teachers as they are teaching in a format the last 10 days that they have never had to use before and their hard work shows.... in the energetic on line presence and in the extra coffee they bring to school with them! #FWESSTRONG and we will get through this if we work together and continue to work hard but to also provide flexibility and grace in both directions:) 

    There are several updates included below to keep you informed as we continue to progress through the school year. The most important information for K-5 families is related to iStation and directions to prepare your device for your child to participate in this required beginning of the year benchmark for literacy. 

    Have a wonderful weekend refreshing and relaxing getting ready for Week 3! 

    FWES Friday Folder Updates: 

    • Families - Action Needed for Non-WCPSS Devices!!! 

      Familias - Si su hijo está usando un dispositivo que no es WCPSS, siga estas instrucciones!!!

      All K-5 students will be taking the Istation reading assessment between September 14th - 30th. 

      If your student uses a non-WCPSS device for remote learning, we need you to download the Istation software. Please click on the directions below in the letters. 

      For students with WCPSS devices, detailed informatoin and access directions are also included in the letters below. 

      Click HERE  for the Istation Family Letter in English (written directions and videos are included)

      HAGA CLIC AQUÍ para leer la Carta a la familia de Istation en español (se incluyen instrucciones escritas y video)

       

      For any questions- please contact Elizabeth Plotkin at eplotkin@wcpss.net

    • Recognition Today of September 11th- As per WCPSS board policy, our school recognized September 11, 2001 with a moment of silence this morning. On the news and/or in morning meetings the following information was shared: September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of efforts originally launched in 2002 that promotes community service on 9/11 as an annual and forward-looking tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks. September 11, 2020 is the 19th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center Towers, New York City, the Pentagon, Washington, DC and Flight 93 resulting in the deaths of over 3000 people representing 93 countries.  Today’s moment of silence serves as an important way in which to remember and honor their lives.
    • Pledge of Allegiance Student Leaders Needed! We will begin next week ending the morning news broadcast as it ends with our student anchors when we are in session- "Please stand for the Pledge of Allegiance". We are asking for student pledge leaders to make a video that can be accessed on the website for families to engage in the Pledge of Allegiance daily at home. Reciting the pledge daily is part of NC State law and WCPSS board policy. We look forward to having our students continue to lead our school community each morning. Use the form linked here to complete your student's information and attach a short video clip of the pledge. Note- videos will be posted on the school's website so please only send if your child has photo and video permission for posting- thank you! 
    • 3rd Grade Explorers Program3rd Grade Families- please read this document to learn more about the 3rd Grade Explorers program that will begin next week for all 3rd Graders. 
    • Need to get a book ? 
      Students need to go to the library site and place a “hold” for the books they wish to checkout. Mrs. Grice will pull any available titles and notify students and parents by email when the books are ready. Book pickup will be on FRIDAYs from 8:00am - 9:00am and 11:30am - 12:30pm in the Bus Loop. Books may be returned at this same time. Please place returned books in the labeled boxes.
    • Free Meals for ALL WCPSS Students: Through December 31, all Wake County students may receive breakfast and lunch via Curbside Service at no cost. Meals will not be available on holidays designated on the student’s calendar. WCPSS Food Distribution Sites

    FWES PTA Updates:

    Thank you to the families who particpated in the 1st General Membership Meeting on Thursday evening. We are excited to have families join the PTA and to welcome you to our school community. Please reach out with any questions or to get involved- we are glad you are here! 

    Join the FWES PTA

    Go Play Save Fall Fundraiservirtual coupon book sale!!! Through September 17th! 

    • FWES PTA still has projects to complete and fund for the school community in 2020-21. To provide the support to the school, fund raising in the virtual school community will remain an important way that families can support the PTA and the school.  
    • Go Play Save Link

    Fall Spiritwear Saleorder through September 14th! 

    PTA Advocacy- Voter's Election Forum for WCPSS Board of Education: 

    On September 23rd, the Wake County PTA Council will be hosting a virtual candidate forum for all those running for School Board in the November election. If you would like to submit a question for the candidates, they are being accepted until September 15 via this link

     
    Look for information on joining the live forum coming soon!
     
    Here’s a list of who is running. An (i) next to the name stands for incumbent (they are currently in office). We at FWES are in District 9 (along with several other schools like Reedy Creek, Kingswood, Northwoods, Cary High, Green Hope High, Laurel Park, Salem Elementary, West Cary Middle and more).
     
    District 1
    Heather Scott (i)
    Deborah Prickett
     
    District 2
    Monika Johnson-Hostler (i)
    Gregory Hahn
    Dorian Hamilton
     
    District 3
    Roxie Cash (i)
     
    District 4
    Keith Sutton (i)
     
    District 5
    Jim Martin (i)
     
    District 6
    Christine Kushner (i)
     
    District 7
    Chris Heagarty (i)
    Rachel Mills
     
    District 8
    Lindsay Mahaffey (i)
    Steve Bergstrom
     
    District 9
    Bill Fletcher (i)
    Karen Carter
    Daniel Madding

     

     

    9-4-2020

    Mrs. Pierce's Message (5 minutes- yes you read that correctly:)

    Happy Friday before a long weekend to our FWES families! 

    We made it through week 1.... great, good, okay, or awful.... we made it! It is a long weekend without screen time- and temps below 100- so enjoy the time outside to regroup and refresh! Thank you all for your support and partnership in helping us reach our students for learning the very best we can. We also thank you for your patience and understanding as our incredIBle staff have NEVER had to teach in this format before and they are learning as they go, too. There is no model virtual school delivery system for a global pandemic, but based on what I have been able to see this week- we are well on our way to modeling some awesome strategies from the staff AND families at FWES! 

    We are FWES STRONG and can get through this challenge together.... with our focus on supporting each other (adults and students, alike) and with flexibiity, understanding and grace! 

    Have a wonderful holiday weekend! Mrs. Pierce

    FWES Friday Folder Information:

    • Staff Introductions- Be sure to "meet" all of our FWES staff this year by visiting our website and in the announcement bar you will find a link to a document were you can have a virtual introduction to all of our incredIBle staff! 
    • Library Book Bags!
      • Place your choices on hold by following the video Mrs. Grice made (your teacher has shared it with you).
      • Mrs. Grice will collect your books and send you (and your parents) an email when the books are ready to be picked up.
      • All book holds must be placed by the end of the day on Tuesday to be ready for Friday pickup.
      • You can come pick the books up on FRIDAYs between 8:00am- 9:00am or  between 11:30am-12:30pm in the BUS LOOP.
      • The books will be in bags and marked with your name.
      • Not all of your requests may be filled at the same time - remember our library “rules” and that Mrs. Grice wants you to read a variety of genres.
      • Bring back any books you want to return and place them in the boxes labeled for Book Return.
    • Are you ready for some new library books? It is easy to get them…
    • Any Questions : email Mrs. Grice         egrice@wcpss.net
    • Student Childcare and Learning Support: WakeEd Partnership, WCPSS and community organizations have partnered to work to meet the needs of families and students. The FAST (Families and Schools Together) programs are now availble throughout the community to provide childcare to families during school hours that also provide structures for learning time, too. While no program is endorsed by WCPSS or by FWES, information on programs avaialble to families can be found at the link below. 
    • WCPSS is offering much family support through the WCPSS Family Academy Virtual Events. Please check out the many sessions to support family learning needs. 
    • WCPSS Food Distribution SitesAll students may receive lunch and breakfast daily at the food distribution sites listed at the website linked here. Due to an extension made by the USDA, there is no cost to ANY family for this resource. Locations may change as we move into the school year and all updates can be found at this website and in the community emails sent to families throughout the week. 
    • Hope Church Food Pantry
      • Hope Community Church is a FWES partner. They support our school with volunteers for projects and supplies for students. In addition they offer a Food Pantry to our families who may be in need of food support during this challenging time. 

    FWES PTA Updates: 

    PTA General Membership Meeting: On Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 6:30pm we will have our first General Body Meeting where we pass our budget and elect new officers. It's a great chance to get an overview of what all your PTA does. Here is the virtual link: https://meet.google.com/hyd-euvw-oap

    PTA Coffee Chats: These will be twice a month with our next one on Friday, September 11, 2020. This one is just for our kindergarten families. We know how fast and furious the information comes and how many questions you don't even know you have...this is a chance to get some answers, meet some other PTA members, and see some other kindergarten parents. It starts at 8:30am and we try to wrap up around 9 so that we can all get our kiddos day started. I hope to see some of you there!

    Coffee Chat Link: https://meet.google.com/xuk-cpij-cqd

    The PTA is looking for:

    • Vice President of Services: A member of the PTA executive board. Responsible for inclusion initiatives, outreach opportunities, and PTA participation in health and wellness programs. Oversees teams that run teacher appreciation and hospitality events. Works with the Teacher Task Team, Project Parents and Campus Clean Up who provide specific support to our FWES campus. 
      • Commitment: Must be available during school hours a few times a month for meetings and to oversee programs. A few busy times of the year will require more hours and most work may be done from home. This position has team support!
    • Webmaster: Update content on the PTA website and help with maintaining web data. Coordinate work with the VP of Communications as needed.
      • Commitment: A few hours a month

    Please email Stevie Martino at President@fwespta.org if interested

    Go Play Save Fall Fundraiservirtual coupon book sale!!! Through September 17th! 

    • FWES PTA still has projects to complete and fund for the school community in 2020-21. To provide the support to the school, fund raising in the virtual school community will remain an important way that families can support the PTA and the school.  
    • Go Play Save Link

    Fall Spiritwear Saleorder through September 14th! 

     

     

    8-28-2020

    FWES Friday Folder! 

    Mrs. Pierce's Video Message (13 minutes)

    Happy Friday to our awesome FWES Families!

    It was so great to see so many of you this week when you came by to pick up your instructional supplies. We have had almost all families get their supplies this week.... yeah..... now we are ready for the full days of school to begin next week! In addition, those families who need chromebooks are beginning to be notified about picking up chromebooks at the identified high schools next week- please note that we DO NOT have chromebooks at FWES for our students. We are looking forward to getting this large hurdle behind us as we focus our attention to academic standards and IB Learning. 

    Monday, August 31st- Full School Day Schedule Begins

    Full School Day Scheule by Grade Level

    Please carefully review this schedule- and any additional schedule information sent from your child's teacher this week to plan for how and when your child(ren) will be interacting with the teacher on line and when they will be completing assignments independently. Small group times will be shared with students and parents, too. A reminder that independent work is a time when most 2nd-5th graders will be ready to finish or move without too much assistance with what the teacher got started during the live instruction. K-1 students will need much more supervision throughout their day to remain focused and to complete the tasks assigned- much like the support and reminders they get all day when they are in the school building:) There are even some of our 2nd-5th graders who might also need that same level of support. It is important that students finish assignments each day-on that day- so they are ready for the next day's learning. 

    Take a breath- you got this- and if not, Tuesday will be another day- and so will Wednesday and beyond! Reach out to your child's teacher if you need support

    Parent involvement in Google Meet lessons- We welcome parent engagement but a quick reminder that parents are asked not to interupt a Meet, contribute to or ask questions of the teacher when the teacher is working with students- much the same as if we were in the building. If you have a question or need to contact the teacher, please send an email and our staff will be happy to set up a time to talk with you when they are not working directly with students. Thank you for your cooperation. 

    Other FWES News: 

    • Library Book Bags!
      • Are you ready for some new library books? It is easy to get them…
        • Place your choices on hold by following the video Mrs. Grice made (your teacher has shared it with you).
        • Mrs. Grice will collect your books and send you (and your parents) an email when the books are ready to be picked up.
        • All book holds must be placed by the end of the day on Tuesday to be ready for Friday pickup.
        • You can come pick the books up on FRIDAYs between 8:00am- 9:00am or  between 11:30am-12:30pm in the BUS LOOP.
        • The books will be in bags and marked with your name.
        • Not all of your requests may be filled at the same time - remember our library “rules” and that Mrs. Grice wants you to read a variety of genres.
        • Bring back any books you want to return and place them in the boxes labeled for Book Return.
      • Any Questions : email Mrs. Grice         egrice@wcpss.net

     

    FWES PTA Updates: 

    • Go Play Save Fall Fundraiservirtual coupon book sale!!!
      • FWES PTA still has projects to complete and fund for the school community in 2020-21. To provide the support to the school, fund raising in the virtual school community will remain an important way that families can support the PTA and the school. 
      • Sales for prizes will end on September 8th! 
      • Go Play Save Link
    • Fall Spiritwear Saleorder through September 14th! 

     

    8-21-2020

    FWES Friday Folder:) 

    Mrs. Pierce's Video Message (13 minutes)

    Hi FWES Families! 

    Without families or students coming to the building each day, it is no surprise to think that communication with famlies will need to move to a much more digital format, too. Please make sure you are getting the weekly emails from the school and communication from teachers and that you check email regularly for important school related information. If you sign up for text messaging, too, you will get links directly to the information via text messages on your phone. 

    School Messenger- School Messenger is the system that WCPSS uses to communicate with large groups of families and schools also use it for communication, too. Please review the document linked here to learn how to update your contact information and make changes as to how you want to receive communication from WCPSS and FWES. 

    We made it! One week of accessing FWES on line is completed. Thank you for all of your support and patience as we learn more about the challenges of a virtual learning environment and seek to overcome those challenges we have control over. We are excited to continue connecting and engaging our students this week as we move from grade level and school connections to teacher connections. 

    Teacher/Classroom Assignments on Monday: Teachers will begin reaching out via email to our families on Monday to share classroom placement information for 2020-21. In almost all grades, your child's teacher will be partnered with another or two other teachers on the grade level so they can support each other with virtual learning and if someone has to be absent. Your student will occasionally see lessons or other content from any of the teacher partners and may even see some lessons from any teacher on the team, especially as we move into our full day virtual learning to start the year. Teams at FWES plan together, so it only makes sense that they also would work together to prepare resources, rather than all of them doing the same asynchronous lesson recording. Our work this first week provided students with the opportunity to meet all teachers on the team in order to provide context if they were to see another teacher teaching a lesson during the year, too:) 

    Orientation Week 2 August 24-28, 2020: We will continue with our Orientation schedule as most WCPSS elementary students have not yet gotten the requested Chromebook devices. Those pick ups should happen this week. All students will have an AM and PM meeting each day of the week- starting Tuesday it will be with their assigned teacher. Please review the document linked above for additional schedule information for this week- August 24-28th! 

    IB Learners Take ActionWe have Action Wednesday on the FWES News each week. Please use this link to share action your IB students have taken so they can be highlighted on the FWES news. Videos and photos are welcome! See Spring 2020 Action highlights here

    Instructional Materials Pick Up and Meet your Teacher: As we are going to begin a full day of instruction on August 31st, we want our students to have the materials they need for learning. Your teacher will be here at the times listed below to give you the materials you will need for learning. It will be a drive thru process, so access to the materials and teacher will be on the passenger side of the vehicle, much like the spring pick up process. Teachers cannot wait to see you in person, but will maintain social distancing and wear masks during these times, too. The materials are very important and should be kept in a safe spot or in a child's back pack near/with the Chromebook so that students can access them each day as directed by the teacher. Materials will include books, daily workbooks and activities, as well as,  additional hands on materials that will be needed for learning. For social distancing, we have to spread out the grade levels, however, if families do not want to come back through more than once, you may request all students' materials at any one of the times. Note, however, that only the grade level teachers for the grade level time will be available to meet the student. 

    Wednesday, August 26th

    10:15-11:15am 5th Grade

    1:00-2:00pm 4th Grade and ECS

    2:00-3:00pm 3rd Grade

    Thursday, August 27th

    10:15-11:15am Kindergarten and Pre K

    1:00-2:00pm 1st Grade

    2:00-3:00pm 2nd Grade 

    Got Questions??? Our Got Questions sessions will continue on Monday and Tuesday of this week. We love seeing and hearing from our families and want to be here to help you with your questions. The links to join these sessions can be found on the front page of the website in the Google Calendar bar on the left side of the screen at the bottom. 

    Monday and Tuesday

    8:30-9:30am Got Tech Questions

    9:30-10:30am Got FWES Questions

    10:30-11:30am Got Counselor Questions

     

    Sneak Preview for August 31st! 

    We will begin our full school day schedule on Monday, August 31st. During the day students at all grade levels will have 2.5-3 hours of scheduled live instruction with their teacher each day; along with 2 -2.5 hours of independent assignment completion- based on the live learning sessions. The link above outlines the live times that each grade level will be using to start the week of August 31st. Please review and determine how to best plan for making sure your child accesses his/her live learning. For privacy, live sessions with students are not allowed to be recorded, so it will not be repeated, but reach out to the teacher if you miss (much like if you miss instruction at school, ask the teacher for help). 

    Before each live session, students will likely need to have appropriate learning materials with them and review any reminders from teachers for extra supplies that may also be needed- such as cube counters for math live session; paper and crayons for Science/Social Studies session, etc. 

    It will be a busy day for all students and families and we will all work together to make sure students are maximizing learning each day! 

    Other FWES News: 

    • Single Subject Acceleration Updates for Fall 2020
      • Nomination window will open again due to Spring school closures- August 17-28, 2020. Parents may follow the information linked above to make a nomination.
        Testing of SSA nominated students will occur in the 30 days following this nomination period. More information will be coming to families who have submitted nominations- expect it the week of August 31st. 
    • AIG and 3rd Grade Explorers Information Sessions 
      • Learn more from Mrs. Rowe about our AIG program and the 3rd Grade Explorers program by attending one of the Google Meet sessions she is offering this week for families.
    • In addition, WCPSS is offering much family support through the WCPSS Family Academy Virtual Events. Please check out the many sessions to support family learning needs. 
    • Hope Church Food Pantry
      • Hope Community Church is a FWES partner. They support our school with volunteers for projects and supplies for students. In addition they offer a Food Pantry to our families who may be in need of food support during this challenging time. 

    FWES PTA News: 

     

     

    8-14-2020

    It's Friday Folder Time at FWES!

    In order to help families plan for the virtual learning schedules best- we have moved our Monday "Folders" and Newsletters to Fridays for the 2020-21 school year. So Happy Friday to all of you! 

    Note: The next several weeks we will do Friday updates but also send additional information on Sunday afternoons as we transition and support access to learning for all students and families. Don't worry, that will not continue after the first few weeks:) 

    Mrs. Pierce's Video Message (20 minutes)

    Countdown is on!!! First day of school is just 3 days away- and we are excited to get to see you soon! 

    Start today by driving through our Pep Rally event in the FWES Parking Lots- Find your FWES shirts and your school spirit and come see all of the FWES staff so we can officially welcome you back to school!

    Remember- right turn only (so enter Hampton Valley Road from Cary Parkway)and we will be ready to start at 3:00pm and then right turn out only to exit- Staff will be in both parking lots looking for you!! Check out the Pep Rally Map for details! 

    Monday is our first day of school- but remember our first two weeks are Orientation for students. 

    This document gives families a little more information about our schedules the first two weeks- FWES Orientation for Families 2020- here is how most days will look during Week 1: 

    • The FWES Morning News will be live each morning at 9:05am- find the FWES News icon- on the website or in Google Classroom for those who have their Wake ID. 
    • Then at 9:15 every morning the next two weeks, each 1st-5th grade student will log on for a live meet with teachers to get their day started. Students with their Wake ID will use it to log on- students without a Wake ID can still participate- but the link to join the “meet” will be emailed to the parent on Sunday. Meet links cannot be put on the website so that we can maintain a secure experience for our students each day. The live meet will be how teachers will take attendance each day of Orientation:) 
      • If your child does not have access to a phone or other device to use to join the meet- do not worry, devices and hot spots are coming soon! However, do expect some follow up from the school due to the live meets being used to take daily attendance:) 
    • All students will then have several activities and assignments to complete after the live meet concludes. Those with Wake ID will find them in the Google Classroom- others will receive links to the activities and assignments in the grade level email that will be sent to parents on Sunday. In addition, assignment links will be posted on the FWES Website for easy access, too. 
    • On a rotating basis- our specialists will meet with our 1st-5th graders at 2:30 each afternoon- during week 1- check the schedule for your grade level meeting time. 
    • All students will then return for an end of the day Google Meet to give the students time to share the assignments they completed and prepare for the next day with teachers. 
    • Reminder, there are not yet teacher assignments K-5 so your student will meet with all teachers on the team at some point during the week next week as we wait on the completion of the assignment of students to cohorts so we can complete classroom assignments. Your patience is appreciated! 

    For Families who need help: 

    • Got Tech Questions??? Live Google Meet with Anna Goodrum and Emilia Radichi (Spanish) every morning August 17-25 from 8:30-9:30am to answer tech need questions for families. Use the link on the Google Calendar on our website to pop in to ask your question and get help. 
    • Got FWES Questions??? Live Google Meet with Winston Pierce and Rosario Gravino (Spanish) every morning August 17-25 from 9:30-10:30am to answer general school questions- note- we will not be able to help with tech questions:) Use the link on the Google Calendar on our website to pop in to ask your question and get help. 
    • Got Questions for the Counselor???? Live Google Meet with Jennifer Thakur and Mark Beamish every morning from August 17-25 from 10:30-11:30am to answer questions or set up times for individual support as it relates to your child’s transition back to school, setting up a learning station at home, friendships, etc. 

    Of course you can also call the school to leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible, but we know the year will be different and want you to be able to get help as quickly as possible and hope these sessions will assist and support all of you while you support all our teachers are doing at school! 

    In addition, WCPSS is offering much family support through the WCPSS Family Academy Virtual Events. Please check out the many sessions to support family learning needs. 

    WCPSS Family Academy Virtual Events Fall 2020

    WCPSS Academia Familiar 2020- Spanish

    Homework for Students and Families

    If you are a returning WCPSS student in 1st-5th Grade, practice logging in to your Wake ID Portal and go to Google Classroom so that you are ready to get started on Monday morning. 

    Directions are below in English and Spanish. In addition, if you need help with your student in particular there is a link to send for help- the earlier you ask for that help, the sooner you can get it…. If you wait until Monday morning, you may not get that support before the first Google Meet of the day:) 

    Single Subject Acceleration Updates for Fall 2020

    Nomination window will open again due to Spring school closures- August 17-28, 2020. Parents may follow the information linked above to make a nomination.
    Testing of SSA nominated students will occur in the 30 days following this nomination period. More information will be coming to families who have submitted nominations- expect it the week of August 31st. 

    FWES PTA 2020

    Thanks to FWES PTA for have a Las Gringas food truck to serve lunch to staff yesterday on their first day back! Please make sure you take time to support our school community by becoming a member of the FWES PTA. 

    Welcome Letter from FWES PTA President

    FWES Back to School Information 2020