Principal's Message

  • April 12, 2021

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 4/12/2021 7:00:00 AM

    Pre ACT

    Pre-Act will be administered to all sophomores on April 28, 2021 starting at 7:30 am.  This is an in-person testing administration.  No registration is required.  Be sure to save the date!  Contact Amy Russell with any questions. 

     

    YEARBOOK PORTRAIT SUBMISSIONS

    For students who were unable to make our portrait days this year, the Wakefield yearbook staff is asking each 9th-12th grade student to upload their own portrait photo for use in this year’s yearbook. (You do not need to do this if you did come into the building to have your picture taken with Strawbridge.) Students will just choose an appropriate portrait photo from their camera roll or take one on the spot and upload it through ybkplus.com. 

    Here's How…

    • Have your student go to ybkplus.com on their phone or computer.
    • Once on the site, they will enter their WCPSS student email.
    • A code will then be emailed to them to verify identity.
    • Choose My Portrait, select and crop an appropriate portrait photo, then submit!

    The yearbook staff reserves the right to reject any photo that does not accurately represent the student identified, does not follow proper student dress code and/or does not meet publication standards. 

    Don’t delay! We want to include every student’s portrait in the book.  Due to publishing deadlines, we need all portraits uploaded to ybkplus.com by April 16th


    Thanks for your help!   We’re working hard on creating a yearbook that captures this historic school year.  If you haven’t already ordered yours, you can do so at jostensyearbooks.com.

     

    Cap and Gown Pictures

    Cap and Gown Pictures for Seniors will take place April 30th 2021. More information concerning times and scheduling of Cap and Gown Pictures will be given at the Senior Meeting,

     

    COVID Safety

    Parents please remind your children to keep their mask on all day while at school. Mask should be worn in a manner that covers your child's nose and mouth at all times. Children should also be reminded to wash their hands multiple times a day and stay socially distance whenever possible. COVID is still in the community, only by minding our three "W" will we be able to keep everyone healthy and safe. Thanks for your assistance in this matter. 

     

    Dress Code 

    As we move into the spring and summer the weather will continue to get warmer. Please remind your children to adhere to the WCPSS dress code. All student body parts between shoulders and thighs should remain covered at all times. 

     

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  • March 29, 2021

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 3/29/2021 9:00:00 AM

    Returning to Wakefield 21-22

    Parents if you are not planning on your child returning to Wakefield High School for the 21-22 School Year, please contact Ms. Favors or Ms. Cook at cfavors@wcpss.net or kcook2@wcpss.net 

     

    Senior Info 

    Please take a few moments to watch this link for helpful Senior info:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iWxJi1e1xMHAwDQV9erPsy22Wmqwpflw/view

     

    Pre ACT

    Pre-Act will be administered to all sophomores on April 28, 2021 starting at 7:30 am.  This is an in-person testing administration.  No registration is required.  Be sure to save the date!  Contact Amy Russell with any questions. 

     

    Plan A On Site Learning

    Earlier this week you received a message about WCPSS transitioning to Plan A where students will be required to come to school every school day starting April 8th at Wakefield High School. Parents if you want your child to come to school everyday and he/she is not in the Virtual Academy you are not required to do anything.

    Parents if you don’t want your child to go to school everyday and your child is not in Virtual Academy you most notify the school by completing, the survey on the Wakefield High School website.

    Parents if your child is currently in the Virtual Academy and you want them to return to in person learning starting April 8th please make sure you fill out the survey on the Wakefield High School website.

    The link to the Survey is here- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScPkCGRebCiQJtR7I0dMutsr4D4GWiciosc-_cO5VEmgfU9-A/viewform​​​​​​​

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  • March 26, 2021

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 3/26/2021 7:00:00 AM

    TRANSITION TO PLAN A

    Earlier this week you received a message about WCPSS transitioning to Plan A where students will be required to come to school every school day starting April 8th at Wakefield High School. Parents if you want your child to come to school everyday and he/she are not in the Virtual Academy you are not required to do anything.

    Parents if you don’t want your child to go to school everyday and your child is not in Virtual Academy you most notify the school by completing, the survey on the Wakefield High School website.

    Parents if your child is currently in the Virtual Academy and you want them to return to in person learning starting April 8th please make sure you fill out the survey on the Wakefield High School website.

    The link to the Survey is here- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScPkCGRebCiQJtR7I0dMutsr4D4GWiciosc-_cO5VEmgfU9-A/viewform

     

    Senior Video Bulletin

    Seniors, please be sure to check your school email this weekend for a video bulletin from Student Services.  Topics covered include Wake Tech upcoming events, Scholarship updates, and Google Form surveys that need your attention and completion.  

     

    Advanced Placement (AP) Testing

    The AP testing schedule is posted on the WHS homepage. You can view the schedule under Wakefield News.

     

    Student Accountability and Health Protocol Form

    Students who are returning to the building for in-person instruction are required to submit this form. Completed forms may be emailed to ctorres@wcpss.net, or returned to the student’s Period 1 teacher. Additional information can be found on the Student Accountability and Health Protocols webpage.

     

    Parent/Teacher Conferences

    Wakefield High School will host parent/teacher conferences on Wednesday, April 14. Teachers will be available from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Additional information will be posted on the WHS homepage by March 26.

     

    Pre ACT

    Pre-Act will be administered to all sophomores on April 28, 2021 starting at 7:30 am.  This is an in-person testing administration.  No registration is required.  Be sure to save the date!  Contact Amy Russell with any questions. 

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  • March 24, 2021

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 3/24/2021 7:00:00 AM

    Greeting Wakefield Parents,

    Parents, following the Board’s decision to return to Plan A, we want to share information regarding how we will implement this decision here at Wakefield High School. Students in Plan B rotations and Virtual Academy may request to return to daily in-person instruction beginning April 8th. Additionally, students on Plan B rotations may request to move to Virtual Academy beginning April 8th as well.

    Please complete this form http://bit.ly/wakefieldreturn if you would like to request a return to daily in-person instruction (Plan A) or a request to switch to Virtual Academy (Remote Learning). You will be notified by April 7 about your request. This form is also linked on the school website.

    This form must be completed and submitted by April 1st in order to be considered for a request to return to Plan A.

    Only requests submitted through this form will be considered.

    You may contact your child's administrator if you have questions:

    A-El- Mr. Cummings wcummings@wcpss.net

    Em-Li Mr. Harris charris8@wcpss.net

    Lj-Reh Ms. Gordon mgordon@wpcss.net

    Rei-Z Ms. Keefer bkeefer@wpcss.net

    Principal Mr. Bazzell rbazzell@wcpss.net

    We are excited to offer this option for daily in-person instruction. Please let us know if you have questions.

     

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  • March 15, 2021

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 3/15/2021 6:00:00 AM

    Pre ACT for 10th graders

    Pre-Act will be administered to all sophomores on April 28, 2021 starting at 7:30 am.  This is an in-person testing administration.  No registration is required.  Be sure to save the date!  Contact Amy Russell with any questions. 

    Course Registration 2021-2022

    Students should register online whether they are enrolled in Virtual Academy or Plan B cohorts. PowerSchool will remain open for registration until Friday, March 19th. After March 19th, any students who haven't registered will have their registrations completed by their respective alpha counselor.  Students are encouraged to sign up for appointments with their counselors if they have any questions. You can find appointment links and Google Meet codes for your student's counselor on the Course Registration tab of the WHS website. Course registration forms and planning materials for rising 10th-12th graders are also available.

     

    Post-Graduation Planning

    Earlier this week, Ms. Joyner, our CDC, emailed the Class of 2021 a list of resources to help with post-graduation planning.  Please ask your Senior to share this very helpful information with you.

     

    Senior Scholarship Reporting

    Seniors: Please complete the Scholarship Reporting Form for all the Scholarships that you have received, regardless of whether you are planning to accept them or not. The Scholarship Reporting Form is located on the Student Services Website on the Senior Page.

     

    Changes to On Site Attendance

    Parents as you all are probably aware, a new law was signed by the governor last Thursday that allows school districts to operate grades 6th-12th grade in Plan A (every student can come back)  or Plan B (operate in socially distanced cohorts). The law also allows any child with an IEP or 504 Plan to attend daily if that is what the parents want. The WCPSS School Board will meet this Tuesday to discuss how the law will be implemented in our district. Afterwards we will provide you more information concerning how Wakefield will operate on site instruction with the new procedures.

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  • March 1, 2021

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 3/1/2021 5:00:00 AM

    Course Registration

    On February 12th, students viewed a video on the registration process in their second period class. This 30-minute video is available on the WHS website under Course Registration 2021-2022. Course registration forms and planning materials for rising 10th-12th graders are also available.

    Students should register online whether they are enrolled in Virtual Academy or Plan B cohorts. PowerSchool is now open to registration for students and will remain open until Friday, March 19th. Students are encouraged to sign up for appointments with their counselors if they have any questions. You can find appointment links and Google Meet codes for your student's counselor on the Course Registration tab of the WHS website.

     

    New Social Studies Course for Rising Juniors

    There is a new Junior-level American History class that replaces American History 2.  This is a state-mandated course, and the curriculum will not repeat content from American History 2.  Rising Juniors should see a note in the registration portal that this course replaces the former American History 2.

     

    Financial Aid Advisor

    A reminder to Seniors and their families that our Financial Aid Advisor, Ms. Susan Waldrum, is available to assist you in completing the FAFSA or to help you with information regarding financial aid for your post-secondary plans.  You can email her directly at swaldrum@wcpss.net or by calling Student Services to set up an appointment.  She is available on Thursdays from 8:45a to 1p and is also willing to set up virtual appointments in the evening.  It is not too late to complete the FAFSA.

     

    Wake Tech CCP

    Wake Tech’s Career and College Promise (CCP) program offers eligible high school students the opportunity to earn a credential for employment or credits toward a college degree. In many cases, students can also earn dual credit - meeting high school graduation requirements with college courses. The 2021 Summer/Fall Enrollment Cycle is now open and you can visit https://www.waketech.edu/admissions-aid/career-and-college-promise

     

    ACT Make Up Test

    As a reminder, any junior that took the ACT on February 23rd have until March 1, 2021 to complete their MyACT account.  This is the only way to submit scores to colleges.

    Emails were sent to juniors that missed the ACT.  Makeup dates for the ACT are March 9th or March 23rd. Please check your email to complete a form that verifies your interest in taking the makeup ACT.  Contact Amy Russell, arrussell@wcpss.net, with any questions. 

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  • February 22, 2021

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 2/22/2021 6:00:00 AM

    ACT

    Wakefield High School will administer the ACT on February 23, 2021, starting at 7:25 am. All juniors are automatically registered to take the ACT. This will be an in-person exam. Students should know their student number or bring a photo to their testing location. Be sure to mark your calendars.

     

    Asynchronous Days

    Wakefield High School will be having Asynchronous days February 23 and February 24th. The February 23rd Asynchronous day is due to ACT testing of all Juniors. As stated above all Juniors will be on campus that date.  February 24th is a district scheduled Asynchronous day.

     

    Senior Recognition Ads

    This is your last chance to order a Senior Recognition Ad! Ads can be purchased at www.jostens.com/yearbooks through March 2nd. Ad materials will be due on March 25th. Please email Ms. Bentley (rbentley@wcpss.net) with any questions.

     

    Yearbooks on Sale

    Yearbooks are on sale at www.jostens.com/yearbooks. The yearbook staff has been working hard and gotten creative with our content this year. This will be a historical yearbook that you will not want to miss out on! We will be not be ordering any extra books this year, so please make sure to pre-order your copy today!

     

    Return to School

    WHS staff is excited for the return of our students. Students in Cohort 3 are scheduled to begin in-person classes on Monday, February 22. We encourage students and parents to visit the WHS homepage for important information regarding the return to school. The following items will help ensure a smooth transition back to in-person learning:

    All students must pass a health screening prior to entering the building. Students and parents should plan accordingly. Live instruction begins at 7:25 am.

    •  Parents and guardians will be notified to pick up their child if the child fails the health screening or becomes sick during the school day.
    • Students who have a portable device should bring their device, with charger, to class each day. WHS has a limited number of devices available.
    • Off-campus lunch is not permitted at this time. All students will each lunch in their Period 2 classroom.
    • Water fountains cannot be used in the traditional manner. Students must use a water bottle or cup. We highly recommend students bring a water bottle with them to school.

     

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  • February 14, 2021

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 2/14/2021 6:00:00 PM

    ACT

    Wakefield High School will administer the ACT on February 23, 2021, starting at 7:25 am. All juniors are automatically registered to take the ACT. This will be an in-person exam. Be sure to mark your calendars.

     

    Communication Survey

    We ask parents and guardians to visit the WHS homepage to complete a brief survey regarding first semester communication from our school. Your feedback is needed to improve our efforts in this area in the future.

     

    Return to School

    Students and parents are encouraged to visit the WHS homepage for important information regarding students returning to the building. The cohort calendar, bell schedule, and a list of required forms are available for your review.

     

    Course Registration

    On February 12th, students viewed a video on the registration process in their second period class. This 30-minute video is available on the WHS website under Course Registration 2021-2022. Course registration forms and planning materials for rising 10th-12th graders are also available on this page.

    This year, students will register online whether they are enrolled in Virtual Academy or Plan B cohorts. PowerSchool will open to registration for students beginning on February 24th and will remain open until March 19th. During this time, students will be able to sign up for appointments with their counselors if they have any questions. You can find appointment links and Google Meet codes for your student's counselor on the Course Registration page of the WHS website.

     

    Free and Reduced Lunch

    Parents, please consider applying for meal benefits by Feb 26. By submitting a qualifying application, families will also support the district in qualifying for additional funds to support students and learning! Also, the NC Department of Health & Human Services will soon begin collecting free and reduced lunch data from WCPSS to determine families that will receive additional Pandemic Electronic Benefits (P-EBT) that will be issued in the coming months! By not applying for these meal benefits, you will miss the opportunity to receive direct P-EBT funds for your family!

    Yes, meals will still be free for all students through June 2021 but we still need you to complete a meal benefits application so our school can be eligible for this extra funding next year. Information about applying for Meal Benefits for the 2020-21 school year can be found at www.wcpss.net/meals. Help our school continue to receive this funding by completing an application online at MySchoolApps.com. Paper applications can be requested by calling 919-588-3535.

     

    People Helping People Scholarship

    Attention Seniors: SECU's “People Helping People” Scholarship is a $2500 renewable ($10,000) scholarship that will be awarded to at least one WHS senior. Scholarship info and application are posted on the WHS Student Services Website on the Senior Page. SECU is now requiring submission of digital copies of applications, essays and supporting materials. All application materials are due by 9am on February 22nd to Ms. Ansbacher, and you can contact her with any questions.

     

    Senior Scholarship Reporting

    Seniors: Please complete the Scholarship Reporting Form for all the Scholarships that you have received, regardless of whether you are planning to accept them or not. The Scholarship Reporting Form is located on the Student Services Website on the Senior Page.

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  • February 7, 2021

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 2/7/2021 6:30:00 PM

    ACT

    Wakefield High School will administer the ACT on February 23, 2021, starting at 7:25 am.   All juniors are automatically registered to take the ACT.  This will be an in-person exam.  Be sure to mark your calendars.

     

    Communication Survey

    We ask parents and guardians to visit the WHS homepage to complete a brief survey regarding first semester communication from our school.  Your feedback is needed to improve our efforts in this area in the future. 

     

    Return to School

    Students and parents are encouraged to visit the WHS homepage for important information regarding students returning to the building.  The cohort calendar, bell schedule, and a list of required forms are available for your review. 

     

    Senior Parking Spaces

    Seniors are invited to come to campus and decorate their parking spot on February 16th. Chalk and tape can be used to decorate their spot, but NO PAINT is allowed. We ask that students follow the alpha schedule, wear masks, and practice social distancing. We look forward to seeing you there!

    11 AM: Last names A-I

    12 PM: Last names J-P

    1 PM: Last names Q-Z

     

    Registration 21-22

    We are excited to announce that we are beginning our Registration Period for the 2021-2022 school year. Since registration will look a bit different this year, we wanted to share some information with you.

     

    Last  week we  held our Rising 9th Grade Information Sessions and our Curriculum Fair. If you were unable to attend, our registration materials and course advertisement materials are available on our school website. We have course descriptions, digital flyers, videos, and Q&A forms available to assist you and your child in making great decisions for next year’s courses.

     

    On February 12, all students will view a video on the registration process in their second period class. This video will be available afterwards on the school website. Course registration forms for rising 10th-12th graders will be available on the website so that you can use this time to select courses.

     

    This year, students will register online whether they are enrolled in Virtual Academy or Plan B cohorts. PowerSchool will open to registration for students beginning on February 24th and will remain open until March 19th. During this time, students will be able to sign up for appointments with their counselors if they have any questions.

     

    Following registration, parents and students will be able to view their course selections in PowerSchool. A form will be posted on the school website beginning in late March for students and parents to submit course change requests.

     

    If at any time, you have specific questions, you may contact your child’s counselor. For general questions, you may also contact Ms. Beth Keefer, Assistant Principal of Instruction at bkeefer@wcpss.net.

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  • January 31, 2021

    Posted by Joyce Deaton on 1/31/2021 5:00:00 PM

    Rising 12th Grade Course Registration

    Attention Juniors and Parents:  In preparation for the 2021-2022 Academic School Year, WHS Student Service will host a Rising 12th Grade Course Registration Information Session on Wednesday, February 3rd at 6:00 PM.  The Virtual Link will be posted by Tuesday, February 2nd on the WHS Homepage under the Announcements Section and on the Student Services Website on the Junior page.  Information concerning your upcoming ACT Exam will also be shared by one of the local standardized testing agencies. Please make plans to attend. 

    People Helping People' Scholarship

    Attention Seniors: SECU's “People Helping People” Scholarship is a $2500 renewable ($10,000) scholarship that will be awarded to at least one WHS senior. Scholarship info and application are now posted on the WHS Student Services Website on the Senior Page.  SECU is now requiring submission of digital copies of applications, essays and supporting materials.  All application materials are due by 9am on February 22nd to Ms. Ansbacher.  Please contact Ms. Ansbacher with any questions. 

    Senior Scholarship Reporting

    Seniors: Please complete the Scholarship Reporting Form for all of the Scholarships that you have received, regardless of whether you are planning to accept them or not.  The Scholarship Reporting Form is located on the Student Services Website on the Senior Page.   

    CTE Month

    Career and Technical Education will be celebrating CTE Month by hosting Career Connections 2021 on February 24, 2021 for students grades 8-12. The virtual event using Booth Central will kick-off at 9:00 am with a wide selection of 30-minute career readiness workshops hosted by WCPSS Career Development Coordinators. From 11:00- 12:00, students will have the opportunity to meet virtually with industry professionals during an Industry Fair showcasing the 16 Career Clusters.  For more information, contact Sarah Joyner at sjoyner@wcpss.net.  To register find the link on our website or click HERE

    ACT

    Wakefield High School will be administering the ACT on February 23, 2021 starting at 7:25 am.   All juniors are automatically registered to take the ACT.  This will be an in-person exam.  Be sure to mark your calendars.

    Meet the Teacher 

    Wakefield High School will host a virtual Meet the Teacher night on Thursday, February 4.  This is a great opportunity to meet your child’s teachers, learn about course curriculum, and review course syllabi.  Additional information will be posted in the banner section of our homepage later this week.   

     

    Parking and Early Release Passes 

    We have added an additional day for students and parents to pick up their parking tags and early release passes.  Tags and passes may be picked up between 8:00am-2:00pm on February 3.    

     

    Senior Rankings 

    Seniors: Mid-Year Rank will be run on February 11th and your Mid-Year GPA will be used to determine whether you qualify for Senior Latin Honors Recognition.  Please email your counselor for your updated Rank after it is has been run.      

     

    Virtual Curriculum Fair

    Parents and Students, we hope you will join us for our Virtual Curriculum Fair on Feb 4 from 5:30-6:15. During this session, teachers will be live in google meets to answer questions about courses for 2021-2022 school year.  Beginning on February 3rd, we will have a link on our school website with digital flyers, videos, and links for questions regarding courses and registration.  This link will stay up during our registration process for your reference. We encourage you to visit the page to find out about all the awesome courses for next year.  More details about the registration process will be shared in the next few days.  

     

    Communication Survey- Link

    We ask parents and guardians to visit the WHS homepage to complete a brief survey regarding first semester communication from our school.  Your feedback is needed to improve our efforts in this area in the future. 

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