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Virtual Academy Material Pickup, 1/18, 11-1


Our Quarter 3 Material Pickup for Virtual Academy students will be on Tuesday, January 18 from 11:00-1:00 at school. Families should drive through the bus lane to pick up materials.


Free & Reduced Lunch Meal Benefits


Parents, please consider applying for meal benefits as soon as possible . 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 is collecting student free and reduced lunch and attendance data from WCPSS to determine any  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 potential opportunity to receive direct P-EBT funds for your family!


Yes, meals will still be free for all students through June 2022 but we still need you to complete a meal benefits application so our school can be eligible for this extra education funding next school year. Also, this ensures your student is covered for the first few weeks of school next year. Information about applying for Meal Benefits can be found at Help our school continue to receive this funding by completing an application online at Paper applications can be requested by calling 919-588-3535. 


Access Testing


Each year, students in English learner programs take the ACCESS for ELLs language proficiency test. The test measures academic English language proficiency for students learning English in our school and throughout our state. 

All identified EL students are required to take ACCESS. The testing window runs from January 24-March 11. EL students will test during regular school hours.


VA Yearbook Photos


Virtual Academy families: If you would like your student to be included in the yearbook, please send a headshot (few inches below shoulder and up) of your student to Ms. Long, Also, email Ms. Long if you are not sure if LifeTouch took a photo of your student. Thank you. 

Deadline: January 21

From: Ms. Long, WES Yearbook Coordinator


News from the WES PTA


PTA Meeting 2/3/22


Please plan to join us for a PTA meeting on Thursday, February 3 at 12:00.  The meeting will be virtual.  You must sign up here to receive the meeting link:


Chat with Chadwick!


Join us for a conversation with WES administration this Friday, January 21 at 12:00.  Mr. Chadwick and Mrs. Thomas will provide some updates on the school, and they will be available to answer your WES questions.  Pretty sure Covid will be discussed!  The meeting will be virtual.  You must sign up here to receive the meeting link:  The link to the specific meeting will be emailed to the email address you provide.  Questions?  Email


Spirit Night with Papa Johns!


Order from Papa John’s on Tuesday, January 25th and support your school.  Order from 5001 Winston Hill Drive – 919-380-7272.  School promo code:  WEATHERSTONE


Must use School Promo Code when ordering on the app, by phone or online for school to receive credit. Percentage of all sales will be donated back to Weatherstone!


Yearbooks for Sale


It is a year to remember!  Buy your WEATHERSTONE YEARBOOK TODAY!

Purchase it now for $25.

Purchase here.


Upcoming Dates



  • 17- NO SCHOOL (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
  • 18- NO SCHOOL (Teacher Workday)
  • 18- Virtual Academy Q3 Material Pickup 
  • 21- 2nd Quarter Report Cards
  • 21- Chat with Chadwick 12:00 (Virtual)
  • 25- PTA Spirit Night at Papa John’s



  • 3- PTA Meeting
  • 18- NO SCHOOL Teacher Workday
  • 21- NO SCHOOL (Presidents' Day)