Principal's Message

  • 8/19/21

    Meet and Greet the Teacher -Friday 8/20

    Dear Reedy Creek Famiies,

    Our Meet the Teacher event is tomorrow Friday, August 20, 2021.  Please arrive during the following timeframes so we can lessen the amount of people in the building.  Masks for all staff, visitors and students are required to enter the building per WCPSS guidlelines for this event and when students return to school next week.  

    1st Grade & 2nd Grade, 1:00pm-2:00pm

        1:00pm-1:30pm - students' last name begins with the letters  A-L

        1:30pm-2:00pm - students'  last name begins with the letters  M-Z

    3rd Grade, 4th Grade, & 5th Grade, 2:00pm-3:30pm

        2:00pm-2:45pm - students' last name begins with the letters A-L

        2:45pm-3:30pm - students' last name begins with the letters M-Z

    We also ask that you limit your time in the classrooms so that there is no overlap of time frames and classrooms don't become too full.  We will be spreading out a few tables in the gym for carpool tags, Before School Care, Transportation, Kindergarten Information table, PTA memberships if you need to make a quick stop there.  Please join and become involved in our RCES PTA: $5-Individuals, $9-Family membership. 

    Just a heads up, if you haven't driven on our road recently, there is construction and a new traffic pattern.  The Town of Cary is in the process of putting a round-about up at our entrance.  Currently there are cones to designate the lanes and it can be tricky.  Proceed with caution as people are adjusting to this new route.

    We look forward to seeing our in-person families tomorrow afternoon for our Meet and Greet event. Our virtual students' families have a Western Area Virtual Meet the Teacher on Friday morning, August 20th. There are 2 sessions:  8:30 and at 9:00.  Virtual Academy teachers are sending families the links for this.

    Our first day of school for all students is Monday, August 23rd.  For in-person students, our doors open at 8:45 and instruction begins at 9:10.  If your child already has a WCPSS issued student device, this will need to come back and forth daily with your child's in his/her backpack.  If you're new to the district, then your child will be issued a device within the first few weeks of school.  Please refer to our Back to School document for information you may need.

    Thank You!

    Catherine Yanello, Principal

    Reminders: Updates, supply list, and calendar items are on our website - www.wcpss.net/reedycreekes

    Back to School Info Document/  Meet the Teacher Session Update for Fri 8/20

    August 11, 2021

    Dear Reedy Creek Families,

    We are getting close to the opening of school on Monday, August 23 for all students. Attached is a document that outlines important information for you to read regarding the upcoming school year. Please make sure you read carefully as we've outlined new procedures due to updated WCPSS Health Guidance.

    In response to these new updates, I've revised our In-Person Meet and Greet Teacher sessions that will be held on Friday, August 20th.  I'm not going to change to virtual Meet the Teacher sessions, however to reduce the amount of visitors in the building at one time, we are staggering the sessions and would ask that you also follow these new time frames:


    Meet the Teacher - Friday, August 20, 2021

    1st Grade & 2nd Grade, 1:00pm-2:00pm

        1:00pm-1:30pm - students' last name begins with the letters  A-L

        1:30pm-2:00pm - students'  last name begins with the letters  M-Z

    3rd Grade, 4th Grade, & 5th Grade, 2:00pm-3:30pm

        2:00pm-2:45pm - students' last name begins with the letters A-L

        2:45pm-3:30pm - students' last name begins with the letters M-Z

    We also ask that you limit your time in the classrooms so that there is no overlap of time frames and classrooms don't become too full.  We will be spreading out a few tables in the gym for carpool tags, Before School Care, Transportation, and PTA memberships if you need to make a quick stop there.  Please join RCES PTA to support our school, $5-Individuals, $9-Familiy membership.

    Just a heads up, if you haven't driven on our road recently, there is construction and a new traffic pattern.  The Town of Cary is in the process of putting a round-about up at our entrance.  Currently there are cones to designate the lanes and it can be tricky.  Proceed with caution as people are adjusting to this new route.

    We look forward to seeing our in-person families next Friday afternoon for our Meet and Greet event. Our virtual students' families have a Western Area Virtual Meet the Teacher on Friday morning, August 20th. There are 2 sessions:  8:30 and at 9:00.    

    Sincerely,

    Catherine Yanello, Principal

    Kindergarten Staggered Entry and Meet the Teacher

     

    Welcome to Reedy Creek!

    We're all very excited to welcome our new Kindergarten students and families to our Reedy Creek community!  It won't be long now before we meet all of our new Kindergarten students and I wanted to get some important dates and information out to you for planning purposes and to try and ease your mind.  

    We will be hosting a Meet and Greet Session on 8/20 before school starts for Grades 1-5 where students and families meet their assigned teachers from 1-3:30.  However, since Kindergarten students in WCPSS participate in staggered entry, we hold a Kindergarten Meet and Greet for parents at the end of the first week.  This will be held on Friday, August 27th from 4:15-5:15.  We still invite you to attend the General Meet and Greet for Grades 1-5 anytime between 1-3:30 on the 20th as we will have information tables set up in the gym.  You can sign up for Before School Care, transportation, school meal applications, daycare, carpool numbers etc. We will also have a table set up for Kindergarten information and K teachers there to answer your specific questions.

    Attached is information on staggered entry the week of August 23rd  Your child will only attend one day that week, M-Th according to the first letter of their last name.  

    Shortly, you'll receive a mailing from us with more information on school hours, procedures, important dates, etc.  Also enclosed in the mailing will be a sticker tag with identifying information that we'd like to have you fill out for the first day of staggered entry.  This helps us make sure we know how your child will be going home from school, buying or bringing lunch that day, address, phone number, etc. 

    Below are some other links that you may find helpful.  Also, continue to check our Reedy Creek website as we put updates on back to school info.  It is https://www.wcpss.net/reedycreekes

    We can't wait to meet you and your children very soon!  

    Sincerely,

    Catherine Yanello, Principal

    Supply List
    School Meals Application - https://www.wcpss.net/Page/20370
    Bus Rider Registration - https://www.wcpss.net/Page/48597

     

     

     

    Opening of School Info and Meet and Greet 

    July 30, 2021

    Dear Reedy Creek Parents,

    I hope you've been enjoying your summer and have found a way to stay cool during this heat wave! I wanted to send the first communication out for the 2021-2022 school year as early as I could to help you plan for upcoming dates before school starts.

    We will have a Virtual Meet and Greet for Virtual Academy families on Friday, August 20th from 8:30-9:30 for students who are enrolled in Virtual Academy for the 2021-2022 school year.  You will receive a correspondance from your child's teacher with a link to join this virtual session a few days in advance.  Keep in mind your students will be attending the Western Area Virtual Academy and several elementary teachers from schools in the Western area in which we're a part of will be teaching our students.  Therefore, you will have a session with your child's teacher who may or may not be a RCES teacher.  They are all WCPSS teachers and will plan together and work as grade level teams to instruct and serve students and families.

    We will also hold a Meet and Greet on Friday, August 20th for Grades 1-5 for parents to bring their child who will be attending in-person at RCES to receive their teacher assignment and to meet their teacher.  Assignments will be posted on our front doors by approximately noon on that Friday. 

    For students in Grades 1 and 2-Meet and Greet is from 1:00-2:00

    For students in Grades 3,4,and 5-Meet and Greet is from 2:00-3:30

    We will also have tables set up in the gym for parents to sign up for Before School Care if needed and receive info on transportation, school meals applications, daycare providers for before and/or after care options, and carpoool numbers.  We are partnered with Kingswood Elementary for their afterschool YMCA program, so if you're interested in signing up for that, you do so directly with them here.  The YMCA bus will pick up students here during dismissal and bring them to Kingswood ES down the road.

    I will send out a back to school email with a link to a Reedy Creek 2021-2022 packet with lots of info, important dates, and procedures soon.  I will be sending out information through this School Messenger platform, as it translates my information to families in several languages. Please check your emails periodically and our Reedy Creek website at wcpss.net/reedycreekes for updates on the opening of school.   Below are also some links that you may find helpful.

    We look forward to seeing our returning students and families and look forward to meeting new ones as well.  Enjoy the remainder of summer.   We'll be back before we know it!  The first day for students is Monday, August 23rd. 

    Sincerely,

    Catherine Yanello, Principal