March 21st WFMS Family Message
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Good afternoon WFMS Families,
Spring Break is March 27th - April 6th. Students will not access any classes during this time and most staff will be unavailable to respond to emails, Talking Points, or make updates in PowerSchool until they return to the building on April 6th. Our campus will be operating with minimal office and custodial staff during these days, so do not visit the school without an appointment or calling ahead.
The WCPSS Board of Education will be meeting on Monday, March 22nd at 6:00pm to discuss a potential move to Plan A instruction for students in secondary schools. The meeting can be watched on the WCPSS YouTube channel. Once a decision has been finalized, communication will be shared with families from the district and WFMS.
Below are updates and announcements for the week of 3/22 - 3/26.
Plan B In-Person Learning
Cohort 1/A will be in-person this week (3/22 - 3/26) for their instruction. All other students will access classes through remote learning. Wednesday is an asynchronous day for all students and no students will be on-campus. Dates for upcoming in-person learning for each cohort are listed below.
Cohort 1/A (March 22 - 26, March 24th is an Asynchronous Day)
Spring Break (March 27th - April 6th - includes calendar out & teacher workday)
Cohort 2/B (April 7th - 9th) (subject to change pending Board Meeting on 3/22)
Thursday, March 25th - End of 3rd Quarter
The end of the 3rd quarter is this Thursday, March 25th. Please check PowerSchool with your child for missing assignments. All assignments for the 3rd quarter are due by Thursday. If you have questions, please reach out to your student’s teacher.
Papa Murphy’s Spirit Night
Spirit Night at Papa Murphy’s is this Thursday, March 25th from 11am - 8pm at the Retail Drive location in Wake Forest. 25% of ALL SALES on Thursday will be donated back to the school. We have raised almost $2000 for WFMS this year and hope you will share this information with family, friends, and colleagues to come out and support the school this Thursday night. We hope you will join us in this effort to support our school needs through this endeavor.
The Giving Tree of Wake Forest
We are pleased to announce a $1,700 donation to the WFMS PTSA for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school year by The Giving Tree in Wake Forest. Please take a moment to visit their website and Facebook to see how you can support their efforts to help local schools, including Wake Forest Middle School.
Spring sports begin this week. If you have questions, please reach out to Mrs. Lassiter (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If your student is virtual, we ask that you do not arrive on campus prior to 2:30 each day. This will ensure there is no delay with afternoon carpool dismissal.
Virtual Arts Day
The WFMS Arts Department will be hosting a Virtual Arts Day on April 14th. Registration for the event is between March 19th - April 9th. For more information on how to participate and be involved, visit the link below.
WFMS Book Fair
The WFMS Book Fair will be available through Fri. March 26th. This is a"cashless" book fair, so all purchases will be made using the Scholastic e-wallet. Set up your e-wallet here.
Students who are in the building during the weeks of the book fair will attend the book fair with their ELA teachers. All families are welcome to attend this week’s “Family Day,” Wednesday, March 24th from 12:00-6:00. To maintain the safest environment, we are asking you to sign up for a time to attend the Family Days. Please sign up here. If you would like to preview the contents of the book fair with your child, you can watch the video.
Counselor’s Corner (Week of 3/22 - 3/26)
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 (use GoogleMeet access Code resetwfms).
- Restorative Practice and Community-Building Circles -The Circle is a facilitated dialogue process that is INVITATIONAL (Sessions continue through May 17th). It allows participants to share openly and encourages connections and deepening relationships. Learn how to use these skills at home - English flyer; Spanish flyer
- Virtual Family Academy Parent Workshops – This WCPSS program provides families with the necessary academic tools to support the success of their child’s education (Sessions continue through May 20th) See what’s offered: Family Academy Facebook Live Parent Workshops Calendar (en Español)
- Mental Health During COVID-19: Signs Your Child May Need More Support (Source - American Academy of Pediatrics)
WCPSS Family Message
The Wake County Public School System shares messages each week with WCPSS families and community. Messages were shared this week on March 16th and March 18th. Previous district messages can be found by visiting 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 (https://www.facebook.com/WakeForestMS), and Instagram (@wakeforestms) for updates.