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All 4/5 Face-to-Face Students Returning Monday, March 15


Weatherstone Families,


We are excited to welcome back our Face-to-Face 4th and 5th grade students for daily instruction on Monday, March 15. In order to accommodate more students returning to the building daily, we have had to make some changes to our 3-5 Face to Face and Virtual Academy schedules. We wanted to share the updated 3-5 schedules with you.  While no 4/5 students will have to change teachers or teams, some student’s schedules will be adjusted. 


Homeroom teachers will also be reaching out next week with more information about specific schedule changes for students. Please reach out to your child’s teacher with any questions.


Updated WES 3-5 Schedule March 2021

School Pictures Scheduled


Goodnews!  School Picture Day is coming soon.  Don’t miss this opportunity to capture this year’s memory.  Lifetouch will be at our school on the dates listed below.  All Face-to-Face Students will have pictures taken during the school day on March 22nd or 23rd.  


Virtual Academy Families are able to schedule appointments to bring your child to the school.  All photos will be taken in the gym.  Students will be screened by staff outside of the gym and will be taken in for their picture and brought back out to their waiting family.

Please click on the links to schedule an appointment and to place your order.


(Everyone must have an appointment, Walk-ins not permitted)

Order School Pictures:

General Notice to Parents Regarding English Language/ ACCESS Testing


All students currently designated as English Learners (ELs) will be administered the North Carolina test of English language ability, the ACCESS. 


The annual ACCESS testing window is February 22 – April 23, 2021. 


SSA Testing

The spring testing window for SSA (Single Subject Acceleration) is open from April 7-28. Families who are interested in pursuing SSA testing can visit the school’s SSA website here for more information. This website has information as well as a Google Form for families to fill out and submit to request SSA testing. Forms for requests are due by March 22.


Counseling and Student Services News (CASS) 


  • CASS Newsletter March Vol. 11
    • 7 Tips for raising Caring Kids
    • March is National Nutrition Month
    • Reading SOS!
    • Book Nook
    • Free and Reduced Lunch Information


News from the WES PTA

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:


Share photos of WES School Pride:


The Great In and Out Doors:  How are you keeping busy?


Tell us about yourself:





Purchase your 2020-2021 yearbook here now.


Upcoming Dates


  • 22-23 School Pictures
  • 24- Remote Asynchronous Day For All Students
  • 29-April 5- No School- Spring Break