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March 10th Updates

Dear Middle Creek Elementary Families,  

 

During yesterday’s WCPSS Board of Education meeting, the board approved the return to 4th and 5th grade students to daily in-person instruction.  All 4th and 5th graders currently enrolled in in-person instruction will return to daily in-person instruction on Monday, March 15th.  We are excited to welcome our 4th and 5th graders back to daily instruction!  We will continue to follow the health and safety guidance from the district to support a healthy and safe school community.  

 

Asynchronous Days:   

Asynchronous learning days are intended to provide students with the opportunity to learn new content skills, practice and reinforce previously learned material, provide time for iStation and Dreambox work, and make up any missed assignments.  You may notice an increase in some assignments dependending on your child’s grade level.  This shift has come due to the amount of asynchronous days added to the 2nd semester.  Some teachers may use asynchronous learning days to provide small group instruction or assessments if needed.  

Asynchronous learning dates are: 3/17, 3/29, 3/30, 4/21, 5/5, 5/19, and 5/26. 

 

Wellness Workshops for Families: WCPSS offers free wellness workshops that focus on helping students and families during this challenging time. Topics available include Circle Connections, keeping kids emotionally and physically safe, stress management and wellness skills, and a Virtual Parent Summit. These workshops can help families learn about emotional support strategies being used in our schools, which can also benefit families at home. Wellness Workshops for Families 

 

Boosterthon:  This year Boosterthon will be kicking off on Thursday, March 18th.  The funds raised from this event will fund PTA events for 21-22, Teacher Grants, and upgrades for technology in our classrooms. Our Boosterthon event will be virtual on March 26th.  More information will be shared with families next week.  

 

Carpool:  

Due to the cooperation of you and our amazing staff, carpool is now finishing up ahead of the 8:20 arrival bell.  If you arrive after 8:20, please ring the bell and one of our front office staff will complete the required health screening.  If you arrive after 8:20, your child is considered tardy.   As a reminder for safety reasons,I ask that you not pull around cars when dropping off/picking up students at the front of school. Please be patient and wait for the cars in front of you to move instead of pulling around them. 

 

Track Change Requests:  

Please complete the link below to request a track change for the 21-22 school year.  At this time, students will be placed on the track they were originally assigned for the 20-21 school year prior to shifting to all Track 4. Track change requests are due by March 15.  MCES Track Change Request Form

 

Middle School Registration: 

It's almost time to register your 5th graders for MIDDLE SCHOOL!!!   Beginning on February 24, parents can access information about math placement and electives at www.wcpss.net/rising6th.  Between March 15 and April 16, 5th grade students will be registering in Powerschool with Mrs. Fillard and Ms. John.  This process will be done virtually for Virtual Academy students, and in-person if your child is in the building during that time.  Between April 17 and April 23, parents will receive a verification form to check for any errors.  Students are being placed in math classes using 3rd grade EOG data.  There will be an opportunity for parents to submit a waiver to change that placement (between April 17 and May 4).  Please check the counseling website frequently at https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/mcescounseling/5th-grade-registration?authuser=0 for information straight from the middle school counselors about electives, open houses, etc.  If you have any middle school questions, feel free to reach out to your 5th grade teacher or Mrs. Fillard at lfillard@wcpss.net or at 919-773-9555 ext 21255. 

 

3rd Grade Read to Achieve Information:

This information is for parents and guardians of current 3rd grade students.

In 2012, North Carolina passed the Excellent Public Schools Act, this legislation contains a component that speaks to reading proficiency and the idea that all students will be meeting reading proficiency by the end of their third-grade year. This legislation provides additional supports that allow schools to meet the unique and individual needs of students that are not demonstrating reading proficiency by the end of third grade. Students may demonstrate this proficiency through a number of means throughout their third-grade year; these include: beginning of grade assessment, monthly Overall ISIP score of 258 or greater, Lexile measure as designated by iStation at or greater that 725, the End of Grade Assessment, or the Read to Achieve assessment. Please see the resources linked below for more information. Please direct questions regarding your student's individual academic progress to your child's classroom teacher. 

 

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Single Subject Acceleration: 

The window to nominate your child for Single Subject Acceleration is currently open now through March 22nd.   For more information, please visit: https://www.wcpss.net/domain/11644.  If you have questions regarding SSA please contact Lisa Woodard at lnwoodard@wcpss.net.  Nominations will not be accepted after March 22nd.   

 

 

Sincerely, 

 

Mrs. Miller, Principal

  

 

Dates to Remember:  

March 17 - Asynchronous Learning Day

March 18-March 26 - Boosterthon Fundraiser

March 29/30 - Asynchronous Learning Days 

April 1-April 13th - Track Out

April 14th - Track In Day

May 3-7 - Teacher Appreciation Week.