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Explorer Express for the Week of 2/15/21

No School For Students on Monday & Tuesday


Monday, February 15th: No School 

Tuesday, February 16th: No School for students (Teacher Workday)


WCPSS Opening for In-Person Learning on February 17th


WCPSS will reopen for In-Person learning on Wednesday, February 17th. (Feb. 15th & 16th there is no school for students). Continue to follow WCPSS for updates and information about returning to campus.


We will hold a Google Meet for families of Face to Face students on Tuesday, February 16th at 12:00. We will send the code to join the Google Meet to all Face to Face families. We encourage families to attend and will be sharing information about returning to school and answering questions.


Information for Returning to School Face-to-Face


All K-3 Plan B students will return to daily in-person learning on Wednesday, 2/17

4-5 Plan B students will be in rotations. Cohort 2 students will return to the building on Wednesday. 

We encourage all families to review the following information this week in preparation for sending your student to school found on the WCPSS Return to Campus Website.


What to Bring (Students do not need any school supplies)

  • Everyday
    • Facemasks (1 worn and 1 extra in backpack)
    • Backpack
    • Reusable Water Bottle (Labeled with Name)
    • Technology Device (WCPSS Chromebook or Personal BYOD)
      • Fully charged device plus a charger
    • Math/Language Arts Packets (EL books)
  • Optional
    • Beach Towel (to sit on outside for meals)
    • Lunch & Snack (Breakfast and Lunch are free for ALL students)


Share the Love For Our School


February is National Heart Month and it’s Valentine's Day!  Let's SHARE the love this month and tell us why you LOVE our school!  Use the link  above to the Flip Grid assignment to record just why you love our school. The News Crew will share some of responses during our daily news throughout the month of February. In your response be sure to answer the following questions:


What do you love about  our school?


What is the one activity you have LOVED in school this year? 


Teacher of the Week Nominations


Weatherstone Families:  We have many wonderful teachers at Weatherstone and the News Crew would like to highlight them during our weekly news program Teacher of the Week segment.  If you have someone you'd like to nominate please go to the following link.  


eBooks are HERE in the WES Library

Thanks to the support received from our recent Virtual Book Fair we were able to purchase eBooks for all students at WES. Students can find these books when logged into their WakeID and clicking on the Follett icon.   Watch this short video of how to access eBooks from our school media center.   How to Access an eBook


News from the WES PTA


WES Spirit Wear


Didn’t get to order spirit wear this year? We have previous years spirit wear for sale at a discounted price. See the form for pictures and prices. They can be sent home with students that are in school or can be given to you at the next materials distribution day.


Yearbook Ordering Information


Thank you for contributing to the yearbook by helping us tell the story of the year. Currently, we are looking for photos demonstrating school pride!

You can click here to submit your photo.


And as a reminder, you can purchase your 2020-2021 yearbook here now.


Upcoming Dates



  • 15- President’s Day- No School for Students
  • 16- No School (Teacher Workday)
  • 17- Face-to-Face Students Return to Campus (All K-3rd Grades, 4th/5th Cohort 2)
  • 24- Asynchronous Day for All Students