January 29, 2021
January 29, 2021 Friday Message
Can you believe this is the last week of January? I hope everyone enjoyed the small amount of snow Thursday. We look forward to continuing teaching and learning into February. Please complete this WCPSS Family survey that was sent out to get feedback on students’ and families’ experiences this year. The survey will close on January 31 at 5:00 pm. See the links here:
Student Support Newsletter-Please take a moment to read the newsletter provided by our student support service staff:
Complete a Meal Benefits Application by Feb. 26, 2021
Please consider applying for meal benefits by Feb 26. For every student that turns in the free and reduced lunch application and qualifies, the school receives federal funds that benefit the student and teachers at the school. These funds provide additional teachers and staff for the school which means more services for students, especially students that are struggling in reading or math. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will begin collecting free and reduced lunch data from us to determine the families that will receive Pandemic Electronic Benefits (P-EBT) that will be issued in the coming months. The P-EBT program helps families purchase food for children whose access to free and reduced priced meals at school has been impacted by COVID-19. If you do not apply and qualify for 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/Page/1849. 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 or 919-856-2920.
3rd Quarter Supply PIck Up on Wednesday, February 3rd:
Thank you so much for your support of getting your student on iStation to complete their mid-year testing. The window is technically open until this Sunday, so if your student hasn’t been able to log on yet, please try to get them on before the window completely closes. We ended today with a completion of 83%!
Counselor Appreciation Week
It’s Counselor Appreciation Week next week. Let’s celebrate Ms. Knight and Mrs. Guillen for the amazing work they do for all of our students!
Give your child’s teacher a shout-out! You have a unique opportunity to “see” into your child’s classroom everyday! Please take a moment to give a teacher/staff member a shout-out for something amazing you’ve observed them doing! Use the link below: https://forms.gle/WGdZMscMd28jRR856
February Spirit Days