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T. Hudson's Principal Updates on May 15, 2023

Track 1 EOG’s Begin Next Week

It’s hard to believe but Track 1 starts their EOG’s next week. The schedule for all EOG testing days can be found here. WCPSS will be offering complimentary breakfast for all track 1 students in grades 3-5. 

Complimentary breakfast will be offered on 


5/23 free breakfast

5/24 free breakfast

5/25 free breakfast


Track 1 EOG Remediation/Readministration 

Track 1 students in Grades 3-5 will take the EOG State Test beginning next week. Should your child meet the criteria for our EOG Remediation and Readministration program you will receive an invitation for your child to attend the program after the EOG testing window closes for our school on May 31st.  For your planning purposes, the program dates for the end of the school year are: June 5 and June 7. Transportation will be provided, and breakfast and lunch will be available.


Reporting Covid Update

Schools and families are no longer required to report positive COVID-19 cases after May 11. The COVID-19 dashboard will also no longer be updated. This change is related to the end of the COVID-19 federal public health emergency. 


5th Grade Student Survey

In the spring, students in grades 5-13 will be asked to complete the annual WCPSS Student Engagement Survey. Your child will be given an opportunity to complete this survey during the school day. 

The survey includes questions about teacher-student relationships, relevance of school work, future aspirations and goals, and civic engagement.

The results of this survey help schools monitor their School Improvement Plans, and help the district track student perceptions about their educational experiences. 

You can review the questions included on this survey. Review results of the survey from previous years.

If you have any questions about when the survey will be completed, or if you would prefer your child not complete the survey, please contact your child’s school teacher.

If you have any questions concerning the content of the survey, please contact the Wake County Public School’s Data, Research, and Accountability Department at

Thank you for your continued partnership.

May Spirit Night

May Spirit Night is at Andia's on Monday, May 15th. Check out the event flyer here. Parents can pre-buy a scoop of ice cream for teachers. All pre-purchased scoops will be delivered to teachers when Andia's comes to campus to serve the scoops to our staff. 



Family Fun Night

Thank you to all of the parent volunteers who came out to support Family Fun Night! It was an amazing event, and we are so happy that we had such a great turn out.


EOY Attendance Reminder - Please Read Carefully

As we approach the end of the school year, it is very important that students are present at school. Teachers will continue to have testing, assessments, and other activities so that students are reaching their grade level benchmark and achieving academic standards. Per WCPSS policy, students must be present for the last 10 days of school or they may be subject to withdrawal by the county. If this occurs, parents will have to re-register their student for the 2023-24 school year. Placement at Parkside is not guaranteed due to our enrollment cap; therefore, students may be placed at Adams Elementary and added to the Parkside waitlist. As a reminder, the last day of school is June 28, 2023. Attendance is required even if students have completed their EOG Testing. 

If you have any questions,  please contact Parkside’s Principal, Mr. Hudson, or Social Worker, Ms. Russ.



Volunteer Registration Reminder

Just a reminder that Volunteer Registration is now permitted off site instead of being required to sign up at a WCPSS school to become a volunteer.  Please visit, click on community, volunteer, new volunteer register here. The time of the volunteer approval process is taking 2 weeks, If you have any questions, please reach out to our receptionist at or 919-841-4333.

School Supply Kits

School supply kits for next school year are on sale now through 5/31! You can order yours here


EOG Testing Dates

Track 1 EOG Testing Dates

5/23- 5/25 3rd, 4th, 5th ELA, Math and 5th Science

5/26 - 5/31-  Make-Up Testing and Read to Achieve

Tracks 2, 3, 4 EOG Testing Dates

6/14- 6/22 -3rd, 4th, 5th  ELA, Math and 5th Science, Read to Achieve

6/15- 3rd Math

6/23- 6/27 - Math Make-Up Testing


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