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Parent Updates | August 9, 2020

Good Evening Jet Parents!

I hope this email finds you well and you and your children are excited about the start of school that is a week away! As we quickly approach opening, here are some important updates for you:

 

Student Device Distribution will begin Aug 17

Distribution of devices will begin on August 17 and continue until all students have their devices. For families that requested devices, you will receive an email from the district Technology Services Division (not your school) three days prior to when your devices will be ready for pick up. You will be able to pick up the devices on your assigned day or any day after. 

 

Distribution Locations: Apex High, Enloe High, Knightdale High , Leesville Road High, & South Garner High 

 

Distribution Times:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Friday - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Thursday - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturdays - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If you did not request a device via the recent technology survey, please email Mr. Pinkney (lpinkney@wcpss.net) for assistance in registering for a device.

 

Kindergarten Orientation

Thank you to all the families who joined us for Kindergarten Orientation last week! If you weren’t able to make it, have no fear, the recordings of each session are available here:

During the meetings, we used padlet.com to submit questions. To view responses or to add your own question, use this link. New questions will be reviewed and addressed daily, so check back to see responses.

 

Teacher Assignments and Meet the Teacher

On Tuesday afternoon, between the hours of 1 & 4 pm, you will receive an email from your child’s teacher. This email will be your official notice of your 20-21 Teacher. If we don’t have your email address, someone will call. If you do not receive an email or phone call on Tuesday, please call the school office on Wednesday at 919-484-4747.

 

Each grade-level will host their own Meet the Teacher & Orientation virtual event. The schedule and links to the Google Meets are below. You can join each Google Meet on a device using the link, or by phone, using the phone number and PIN.

 

  • 1st Grade | Thursday, August 13, at 5:00 pm

 

  • 2nd Grade |  Friday, August 14, at 4:30 pm

 

  • 3rd Grade | Friday, August 14, at 2:00 pm

 

  • 4th Grade | Thursday, August 13, at 11:00 am

 

  • 5th Grade | Thursday, August 13, at 6:30 pm

 

Special Education Webinar on Tuesday 

All parents of children who receive Special Education Services are invited to watch a webinar regarding the upcoming school year on the WCPSS YouTube channel at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Topics covered will include: the opening of school in an online environment, implementation of IEPs and special education services. The video will be closed captioned in English and Spanish. During the webinar, parents will be invited to share questions and feedback through an online form. Answers will be provided later in an FAQ.

 

Technology Help for Parents

All classes will use Google Classroom as our learning platform. To learn more about Google Classroom so that you can assist your child in navigating the classroom, please visit the WCPSS Technology Guides site

 

Google Meet is the platform we will use for live instruction. You can find more information about how to navigate Google Meet here

 

Information Coming Soon

Please know that your school staff are working incredibly hard to ensure a smooth opening for our students. It’s not as simple as it may seem, and we greatly appreciate your support and understanding as we work to put final plans in place and keep you informed. This page on our website will continue to be updated regularly, and other updates may also be found by following us on Twitter. We recognize that, in addition to teacher assignments, you are also waiting on your child’s daily schedule and material pick-up times. Both of these items will be communicated with you by the end of this week by your child’s teacher. Remember, our bell schedule is 9:15-4:00, so all live instruction and office hours for teachers will be held within this time frame. We will have scheduled times to pick up learning materials, EduKits, and personal belongings left last year during the Orientation weeks of August 17 and August 24. 

 

I hope you and your family has a wonderful final week of summer vacation this week!

Take care,

Kathy Livengood