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October 25th WFMS Family Message

 

 

Good afternoon WFMS Families,

 

We are excited to welcome some of our students in the ECS special education regional program back to campus on Monday.   While in-person learning for the vast majority of our Plan B students does not begin until November 9th, we want to assure our families and students that we recognize your anxiousness and have developed health and safety protocols and set-up throughout the school to ensure a safe teaching and learning environment for our students and staff.  Things will look different, but we will be sharing information, images, and videos over the next two weeks to prepare our students for their return.  Our staff will work with students on the day of their return to understand new expectations and protocols, provide tours (if necessary), and make the transition back to in-person learning as smooth as possible.  Below is a link containing just a few images of new protocols.    As always, if you have questions, please feel free to reach out to your grade-level administrator or Dr. Bradford.

 

Safety Signage and Changes at WFMS

 

Below are updates and announcements from WFMS for the week of 10/26 - 10/30.

 

 

2nd Quarter Instructional Material Pick-Up

We are making some adjustments to our instructional materials for student pick-up, and therefore, will no longer have pick-up on Monday (10/26), Tuesday (10/27) or Friday (10/30).  We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience. Pick-up will be Wednesday (10/28)and Thursday (10/29) during the following times:

 

October 28th:  12pm - 5pm 

October 29th:  8am - 6pm

 

All students will need to pick up materials for the second quarter during these days.  To pick up materials, please park in front of the gym and check-in with a health screener who will be stationed outside to take your temperature and ask you screening questions.  A mask is required to enter the building.  After the screening, please enter the gym to pick up materials.

 

If you are unable to attend any of the pick-up times, please contact Danielle John to schedule an appointment.  Her email address is djohn@wcpss.net.

  

 

Plan B Cohort Dates in the Building 

Please remember in-person learning begins ONLY for WCPSS elementary school in grades K-3 and regional programs Special Education students on Monday.

Most of our WFMS students will continue to participate in Virtual Academy through November 6th.  Please verify on this CALENDAR for specific dates  of your child’s cohort and more information.  If you have questions, please reach out to an administrator or counselor.

 

 

Report Cards

First Quarter final grades for students will be accessible in PowerSchool for students and families to view this Friday, October 30th.  If you would like to receive a printed copy, please email our data manager, Ms. Emily Abbott.

 

 

Revised Bell Schedule for 2nd Quarter

With the return to in-person learning beginning for our regional programs Special Education students on October 26th and with the start of the 2nd quarter, we have adjusted our school hours to reflect those used by transportation.  Since many of our teachers are serving both virtual and in-person students, a change for Virtual Academy and Plan B students is needed.  Please review the schedules linked below with your child, so they are aware of the start times of their classes on Monday.

 

WFMS 2nd Quarter Bell Schedule Updates

 

This information was shared earlier last week, along with information regarding student accountability for in-person learning.  If you have not viewed that message, please access the link below.

 

WFMS Updated Bell Schedule & Student Accountability



Virtual Academy for Spring Semester

Families received information from WFMS and WCPSS this past week regarding the Virtual Academy registration window for students in the spring semester.  The information from WFMS informed you if your child is currently enrolled for Virtual Academy in the spring or not.  The link below provides information on next steps for families during the registration window of October 21st - November 4th.

 

WCPSS Virtual Academy Information



Counselor’s Corner

This week’s update includes information about the following topics. Details can be found at the Counselor's Corner.  

  • Counselor Office Hours for next week  
  • 3 newly added Wake Forest area food sites (in addition to these existing sites): N. Taylor St. , E. Cedar Ave. & N. Taylor St.; New Hope Village , 113 N. Allen St.; West Oak Apartments , 304 West Oak Ave. 
  • Explore information about magnet and early college high school options, including application windows (starts October 15!) and the Virtual WCPSS Magnet Parent Info session. There are two more upcoming information sessions, including the  Virtual Early College Fair on Oct. 17 and the  Virtual Magnet, Early College and Year-Round Fair on November 7. All scheduled events can be found here
  • October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month – info on 8th annual WCPSS Bullying Prevention Video Contest and spirit week next week 
  • New WFMS Counselor Twitter account: follow us @CounselorsWfms 



Fall Virtual Open House - November 5th

The staff at WFMS have enjoyed working with your students throughout remote learning during Quarter 1. As we prepare to begin the Plan B Transition and Virtual academy schedules in our 2nd quarter, we will host a Virtual Open House on Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 5:30- 7:00 pm.  We will be sharing specific information in our family communication next week and teachers will be sharing codes for their individual Google Meets with families the day of the event.

 

 

Asynchronous Learning Days

This Wednesday, October 28th, will be an asynchronous learning day for students at WFMS.

 

Once we return to in-person learning on November 9th, asynchronous days have been set by the district and are listed below.  On these asynchronous days, all students, even those participating in their in-person rotation week will participate in remote learning on these days.

 

District-wide asynchronous days are 11/18, 12/2, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13.



Dr. Bradford’s WFMS Weekly Family Messages

If you have missed a previous family message from Dr. Bradford, all messages are located on the Wake Forest Middle School website on the Principal’s Message page.



October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Wake Forest Middle School will be hosting a “Bully-Free” Spirit Week this week.  We encourage our students to participate and show their school spirit on cameras in class, if they would like to do so.

 

Monday, 10/26 - “We ALL Shine Bright at WFMS Day (wear NEON colors)

Tuesday, 10/27 - “WAKE UP to a Bully Free School Day” (wear school-appropriate PJs)

Wednesday, 10/28 - “TEAM UP Against Bullying Day” (wear your favorite superhero shirt)

Thursday, 10/29 - “TIED TOGETHER by Respect Day” (wear a scarf or tie)

Friday, 10/30 - “#WFMSBetterTogether - WF Cougars Unite Against Bullying Day” 

(wear your school spirit gear or school colors: red, white, and blue)



WCPSS Family Message

The Wake County Public School System shared various family messages throughout this past week.  If you did not receive these messages or have not read them, please visit the WCPSS website to review messages from October 22nd.

 

All students and staff returning to WFMS campuses will be required to wear a face mask.  Facemask information shared by the district can be located on the WCPSS website.

 

 

WFMS Social Media

Families who have social media are encouraged to follow WFMS on Twitter (@wakeforestms), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/WakeForestMS), and Instagram (@wakeforestms) for updates.