Principal's Post | February 15, 2021
We are so looking forward to welcoming students back into the bulding tomorrow! Below are announcements for all of our Jets families:
Learning This Week
- Students in Virtual Academy will have synchronous learning Monday - Friday this week.
- Students in K-3, Pre-K, & EBS program on Cohorts 1, 2, & 3 have in-person learning Monday - Friday this week.
- Students in 4th & 5th grade on Cohort 2 have in-person learning Monday - Friday this week.
- Students in 4th & 5th grade on Cohort 1 or Cohort 3 have remote learning Monday - Friday this week.
- Specials this week begins with Day Four on Monday through Day Two on Friday.
Returning to In-Person Learning/Learning This Week
WCPSS has posted important information for families about returning to in-person learning, linked here. Additionally, we have information specific to Brier Creek on our website. For more information on what health screenings look like at Brier Creek, this video demonstrates our process. Lastly, if your child will be coming to campus for the first time this week, we made this video to try to help quell any anxiety they may be feeling. We look forward to seeing children on our campus tomorrow!
Spirit Week is Coming February 22-28
In honor of our 100th day of school on Friday, February 26, we will have a Spirit Week that week! We hope kids will participate whether they are learning from home or learning in person. This flyer tells you more about what each day looks like. The days are:
- Monday: Stoplight Day
- Tuesday: Grade-Level Day
- Wednesday: Inside Out Day
- Thursday: School Colors Day
- Friday: 100th Day!
Meal Benefits Applications
Parents, please consider applying for meal benefits by Feb 26. By submitting a qualifying application, families will also support the district in qualifying for additional funds to support students and learning! Also, the NC Department of Health & Human Services will soon begin collecting free and reduced lunch data from WCPSS to determine families that will receive additional Pandemic Electronic Benefits (P-EBT) that will be issued in the coming months! By not applying for these meal benefits, you will miss the opportunity to receive direct P-EBT funds for your family!
Yes, meals will still be free for all students through June 2021 but we still need you to complete a meal benefits application so our school can be eligible for this extra funding next year. Information about applying for Meal Benefits for the 2020-21 school year can be found at www.wcpss.net/meals. Help our school continue to receive this funding by completing an application online at MySchoolApps.com. Paper applications can be requested by calling 919-588-3535.
Importante: Complete una solicitud de beneficios de comidas antes del 26 de febrero de 2021
Padres, por favor consideren solicitar los beneficios de comidas antes del 26 de febrero. Por cada estudiante que entregue la solicitud de almuerzo gratis o reducido y califique, la escuela recibe fondos federales que benefician al estudiante y los maestros de la escuela. Estos fondos proporcionan maestros y personal adicionales para la escuela, lo que significa más servicios para los estudiantes, especialmente para los estudiantes que tienen dificultades en lectura o matemáticas. Estos fondos también se utilizan para materiales y suministros para estudiantes y maestros. Estos son recursos valiosos que los maestros pueden usar para mejorar el rendimiento de los estudiantes.
Sí, las comidas seguirán siendo gratuitas para todos los estudiantes hasta junio de 2021, pero aún necesitamos que complete una solicitud de beneficios de comidas para que nuestra escuela pueda ser elegible para estos fondos adicionales el próximo año. Puede encontrar información sobre cómo solicitar beneficios de comidas para el año escolar 2020-21 en www.wcpss.net/Page/1849. Ayude a nuestra escuela a seguir recibiendo estos fondos completando una solicitud en línea en MySchoolApps.com. Las solicitudes en papel se pueden solicitar llamando al 919-588-3535.
Positivity Project This Week: Humility
This week, we'll begin learning about HUMILITY. This strength is shown through not seeking the spotlight. Letting actions speak for themselves. Humble people have an accurate (not underestimated) sense of their abilities and achievements. They hold the capacity to acknowledge their mistakes and limitations, and are open to advice and new ideas. They do not show off their possessions or accomplishments. For a 1-page character card overview, click here. And, for P2 for Families (password: P2), click here.
I hope each of you has a wonderful week!