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Explorer Express Summer Update for 7/17/20


Returning to School for 2020-2021 Information


WCPSS and Weatherstone Elementary School are committed to providing the best academic experiences for your children in a safe and healthy environment, based on the guidance we receive from educational, health and government organizations. To that end, WCPSS has announced the creation of the Virtual Academy, a completely online option. 


WCPSS has posted resources about the Virtual Academy and the Return to Campus Website and the Return to Campus Guidelines online.  Please note that as guidance and restrictions continue to be updated, WCPSS and Weatherstone Elementary, will update our policies and procedures as well.  This may include a change from Plan B to Plan A or C as data and infection rates change within the state.  That being said, the Virtual Academy will be offered in addition to the Plans A, B or C. Enrollment for the WCPSS Virtual Academy is open from July 10th-20th


As it has been reported in the media today, the WCPSS School Board will be considering opening under Plan C. If that change does occur, WCPSS has shared that it will open a second Virtual Academy Application Period for families.


Return to School Informational Videos in Spanish


WCPSS has shared the following informational videos for our families whose first language is Spanish.  These videos can be viewed here.


WES Virtual Academy Information


Thank you to all of the families who were able to join us for the WES Virtual Academy Information Session. We know that some families were unable to attend the meeting and so we are providing copies of the presentation and some Family FAQ here.


Google Meet Information Session for New Families


On Monday, July 20th at 12:30pm, we will host a New to Weatherstone Google Meet, for all families new to WES and for Rising Kindergarten Families.  The meeting will begin with general information and then transition to Kindergarten specific information towards the end. Please make sure to mute your camera and microphone when you enter the meeting and post any questions in the chat window.  There is a limit of 250 participants so please limit your family to one login.


While we do not know all of the logistics and answers at this time we will do our best to support families as they make decisions and plan for the Return to School in August.


General Weatherstone Back to School Information


  • Meet the Teacher will held Virtually on Friday, August 14th (Homeroom Assignments will be shared via email from the teachers just prior to the event.)
  • School Supply Information for all students will be shared by the end of July (Headphones will be on the list)
  • At this time, there are no plans for the usual Staggered Entry Dates for Kindergarteners
  • Office staff and administration are working both in school and virtually all summer long.  Questions can be sent via email or you can call the front desk at 919-380-6988. Please leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible.