November 8, 2020
GRACE, PATIENCE, and FLEXIBILITY
We successfully completed our second week of in person instruction for Plan B students. We are so excited to welcome our next group, Plan B - Cohort C students for PreK-3 in the building on Monday. If your child is Cohort A, B, or grades 4 and 5, they will continue online remote instruction.
Most of the information below are reminders as we have a new cohort coming on campus tomorrow.
Please see information below for updates:
Important Dates to Remember
Monday, November 9 = First day back for PreK-3 Plan B students - Cohort C only
Wednesday, November 11 = Holiday
(No School for Students)
Wednesday, November 18 = Remote Learning Asynchronous Day -
(All students remain at home)
UPDATE: Plan B Students Calendar
Only PreK-3 students assigned to Cohort C should return to school tomorrow (Monday, November 9th).
Here is the calendar for when Plan B students will be in the building or working remotely.
UPDATE: Brentwood Afterschool Program
We will be partnering with Raleigh Parks and Recreation for our After School program. The program will be held on the Brentwood campus on school days from 3:00 - 6:00 for a cost.
This program is offered for Plan B students attending schools starting on November 16, 2020. The program strives to make available a high-quality program at a low cost. The goal is to include a variety of curriculum-based programs such as arts & crafts, fitness & nutrition, and homework assistance.
Registration is open and needs to be completed through Raleigh Parks and Rec. For more information and the registration process, please visit:
UPDATE: Curbside Meal Pickup and Big Bus Food Truck Canceled Wednesday, Nov. 11
Meal pick up for curbside and Big Bus Food Truck will not be available on Wednesday Nov. 11 (Veteran’s Day Holiday). Two lunches and two breakfasts will be provided to families on Tuesday, Nov. 10. View locations at wcpss.net/food.
UPDATE: Important: Reminder About Bus Attestation Form
Parents of students who plan to ride the bus this school year MUST submit a health attestation form. This form states that you and your child will abide by all health and safety protocols for bus ridership. Students are not permitted to ride the bus until this form has been submitted. You will need to submit a form for all of your children who plan to ride the bus during the 2020-21 school year. The form is available online in English and Spanish at wcpss.net/busform.
REMINDER: Plan B Parent Information Session
Check out our website to view the slide deck and recording of our Plan B parent information sessions for reopening.
REMINDER: Return to School Supply List
Below you will find the list of items for Plan B students to bring with them once they return to school.
Don’t forget your child’s WCPSS Chromebook, charger, and school supplies above.
REMINDER: Does your child’s teacher know how they are getting home in the afternoon?
If you have not already, please make sure that your child’s teacher is aware how they will be getting home in the afternoon.
REMINDER: Please do not drop off students before 8am
In order to ensure the safety of our students and to make sure that staff are present to provide supervision, please do not drop off students before 8am.
All walkers should enter through the front entrance.
Only essential visitors are permitted to enter the building. All other visitors will need to wait outside, and someone will come to the front door to provide assistance.
Parents/Guardians only escort students inside school buildings when medically or emotionally necessary.
REMINDER: Return to Campus Checklist
Please visit the above Return to Campus Checklist as students prepare to return to school on campus.
REMINDER: Virtual Academy Registration
The registration windows for the WCPSS Virtual Academy for the spring semester of the 2020-21 school year have been updated and set. The window for elementary schools will be Dec. 2-9. More information to come.
REMINDER: Technology Guidance for Return to Campus
Upon returning to in-person learning, our schools will have limited technology available to students on campus as most devices have been checked out to students for remote learning. While in school, students with a WCPSS device should plan to bring their device (and charger) to and from school. While at home, students will continue to work remotely using their personal devices or the devices provided by WCPSS.
REMINDER: Student Accountability and Required Health Protocols
Student Accountability and Required Health Protocols outlines our expectations for students to strictly follow our required health protocols when on our campuses, as well as possible consequences and processes to address non-compliance. Families and students are asked to complete and sign the acknowledgement page below and return it to your classroom teacher via paper copy or via email.
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Feel to reach out to me if you have additional questions or contact your child’s teacher if you need any assistance. We are here to support you. Look forward to seeing our students and families!
Thank you again for your GRACE, PATIENCE, and FLEXIBILITY.
Enjoy your week!
Melissa McKinley, Principal