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February 21st WFMS Family Message



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Mensaje familiar de WFMS del 21 de febrero


Good afternoon WFMS Families,


Below are updates and announcements for the week of 2/22 - 2/26.


Plan B In-Person Learning

Students on Cohort 3/C will return to in-person learning for their rotation tomorrow, Monday, February 22nd.  All other students will continue to access remote learning.  Dates for in-person learning for each cohort to return are listed below.    Families received an email on Friday, 12th confirming your student’s cohort assignment.


Cohort 3/C (February 22 - 26; Asynchronous Day - February 24th)

Cohort 1/A (March 1 - 5)

Cohort 2/B (March 8 - 11)


Changes to Calendar/Asynchronous Days

The WCPSS Board of Education approved a revised calendar for the remainder of the school year, which has shifted and added some asynchronous days.  Asynchronous days are now on February 24th, March 3rd, March 24th, April 14th, April 28th, May 5th, and May 26th.  Please note specifically that March 10th and 11th are no longer remote learning days and cohort 2/B will be in-person learning on those two days.  This Wednesday, February 24th will be an asynchronous day for all students and no students should report to the school on this day.


New School Counselor

We are pleased and excited to welcome Mr. Michael Smith to the WFMS family.  Mr. Smith is our new school counselor who will be working with our 8th grade students.  He comes to us from East Millbrook Middle School, where he most recently served as their 8th grade counselor.  With his arrival, Ms. Pertell will begin working with our 7th grade students.  


Return to In-Person Learning

Families should review information in the Return to School Guide for WFMS for information regarding new safety protocols and procedures for the return to in-person learning.  Students must wear face coverings at all times and should bring their own water bottle.


There have been revisions to our Eating and Drinking safety protocols for breakfast and lunch.  Students will only remove their face covering once all students have gotten their meals and are ready to eat.  They will be given a specific amount of time (at least 20 minutes) to eat, but will not be allowed to talk during this time. Once all students have finished their meals and masks have been put back on, the students will be allowed to socialize.  Eating and Drinking Guidance was shared by the district in the February 4th Family Message.  


Please remember to keep your child home if they are experiencing any symptoms outlined in the information on the WCPSS website.  If your child tests positive for COVID-19, please contact our principal, Dr. Bradford, by calling the school or via email (



During morning carpool, no student will be allowed to exit their car before 7am.  All students must complete a health screening, which includes a temperature check before exiting their car.  To expedite the process, as you arrive on campus, please roll your windows down and turn off the heat to mitigate any potential misreading of temperature, which could result in a second temperature reading being needed and potentially your child not being able to attend school due to a high temperature.


For afternoon carpool, staff will take your child’s name and they will be called from class after 2:15 to exit the building.


During morning and afternoon carpool, please follow all traffic patterns and directions from school staff so we can quickly and safely serve you and your child.


CPR Compressions Assessment

Due to the recent calendar change making March 10th and 11th in-person learning days, we have changed the date for 8th grade Virtual Academy students to sign-up to complete their CPR compressions assessment.  Although it is typically completed in the 8th grade, students are not required to do this now due to the pandemic, but does remain a graduation requirement and will need to be completed at some point before the 12th grade year. If your Virtual Academy student wishes to sign-up for an appointment on the new date of March 24th, please click HERE.  Students participating in Plan B rotations will complete this during their rotation in the gym.  Please email Mrs. Carlyle with any questions ( 


Single Subject Acceleration Parent Information Meeting

On Thursday February 25th, our AIG teacher Mrs. Leasure will host an information meeting on Spring Single Subject Acceleration testing in ELA and Mathematics. We will be hosting a live virtual session at 6:00 pm. If you would like to attend the live session via google meet, please fill out the following interest form.  If you have any questions about Single Subject Acceleration between now and February 25th, or if you are unable to attend the live meet,  please email


Important Information for ALL 8th grade Students and Families

All 8th grade students and families should review the link below for important information regarding rising 9th grader high school registration and career connections.


February 18th 8th Grade Message


Counselor’s Corner (Week of 2/22 - 2/26)

Best Wishes to Brandy Lyons.  As you know Mrs. Lyons, our seventh-grade counselor will be moving on to Heritage High School beginning next week. She has been a great advocate for our students and instrumental in implementing many programs and schoolwide activities. WFMS will truly miss her as she begins her new journey at Heritage High School.


Welcome Mr. Michael Smith, your new eighth grade school counselor. Ms. Pertell will transition to seventh grade beginning next week. We are super excited about the new addition to the student services department.


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

    • Counselor Office Hours for next week – a great time to call in to chat and ask questions. RESET is available to all grade levels on Wednesday from 12:00-12:45 with Ms. Purnell. Explore mindfulness and relaxation techniques.
    • Attention 8th Graders - Course registration for High School - On February 25th, students attending Rolesville High School will enter their class selection in PowerSchool. Continue to monitor your email of the other high schools and additional information for future dates for your child's high school and additional information regarding registration. We will be doing this together. Before we begin this process, Ms. Pertell would like each student to look at their assigned high school's "Course Selection" form with a parent/guardian. If you have any questions or concerns, please visit your counselor during their office hours. Visit this site which includes the recent classroom guidance lesson on high school registration and links to the high school sites (which may include recordings from Rising 9th Grade Open Houses and additional school-specific information regarding courses offerings.


Papa Murphy’s Spirit Night

When purchasing pizza from Papa Murphy’s this year on dates other than our spirit nights, we encourage you to order online and use the code LOVE.  By doing so, WFMS will receive a percentage of your purchase as a donation to our school.


We encourage you to share this information with friends and family who live or work in the Wake Forest area and let them know they can support our school this way at Papa Murphy’s.  Our next spirit night will be March 24th so please plan to support us on this day.


WCPSS Family Message

The Wake County Public School System shared family messages on February 15th, and February 17th with information about SEL support and changes to the calendar/asynchronous days.  If you have missed any messages or would like to review old messages, please visit the WCPSS website.


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.


WFMS Social Media

Families who have social media are encouraged to follow WFMS on Twitter (@wakeforestms), Facebook (, and Instagram (@wakeforestms) for updates.