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Principal's Post | March 21, 2022


Greetings, Jets! In preparation for the week ahead, please review the important information below:

This Week at BCES | March 21-25

  • Tracks 2, 3, & 4 have school Monday-Friday. 
  • Track 4 tracks out on Friday and will return on Monday, April 18. 
  • In Positivity Project, all tracks will study the character strength of Love of Learning this week. The P2 for Families website has information you can use to dive into deeper discussion about character with your child. The password is P2.
  • SSA Test Request Open for Tracks 2, 3, & 4 (see below).

SSA Test Request for Tracks 2, 3, & 4

Single Subject Acceleration What is Single Subject Acceleration (SSA)? Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) is the practice of placing a student in a higher-grade level in ONLY one subject area. This type of acceleration is for the purpose of providing access to appropriately challenging learning opportunities in either math or English Language Arts. For those unable to attend the Single Subject acceleration meeting on February 17th please see this presentation to answer any questions you might have. Test requests will only be accepted during your track's test request window. Please do not submit before and we can not accept test requests after the deadline, no exceptions. The electronic nomination form can be found below and it will not open for responses until March 21st. 

BCES 2022 Spring SSA Test Request Form

Test Request Windows:

Track 1: Feb. 21-25

Tracks 2, 3, 4: March 21-25

If you have any questions about SSA please reach out to Melissa Gough at

<Repeating> Track Change and Track Placement Requests

A  Track Change Request is available to parents of currently-enrolled Brier Creek students who prefer a different track assignment other than the one to which they are currently assigned. The Track Change Request period is open now through April 8. 


Students who will be returning to in-person learning at Brier Creek from Virtual Academy should complete a Track Placement Request no later than April 29.


Please remember, this is a request, not a guarantee. While the administration would love to grant all requests, there are multiple factors to consider, such as class size and keeping families on the same track, therefore not all requests will be able to be granted. Families whose track change requests are granted will be notified by the end of April. Track assignments for new families and VA students returning to in-person learning will be sent in early May.

PTA Updates

Come out and join us on Saturday, March 26th for our spring Service Day from 10:00am to 12:00pm!  We will be collecting items for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, and working on refurbishing the garden and flower boxes.  Meet at the bus loop.  Hope to see you there!


Yearbook: If you have a host of memories from this past school year you are ready to organize, let the 2021-22 BCES Yearbook ($12.74+shipping) help with spring cleaning! Use your 2 free pages to highlight photos you want just in your book, then choose your favorite background and sprinkle in some electronic signatures. Click here for more information and purchasing links. If you missed the fall Lifetouch school photos and wish for your child to be included on their class page, please complete a Portrait Form by March 31st. We welcome your general school photo memories for inclusion in the main part of the yearbook - if you have some to share, please complete the Community Photo Form. Questions? Email the yearbook chair, Andrea Bertole, at


I hope each of you has a wonderful week! 

In partnership,


Kathy Livengood