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May 11, 2020

EWHS Weekly Announcements – Week of May 11, 2020


NEW - Graduation | At present, we are working with the district to explore options for how we can celebrate our seniors.  While we would love to host traditional ceremonies, we also recognize that the current pandemic does not allow that.  We are committed to recognizing seniors during the same time period in June when we would have hosted graduations and are working to preserve as many aspects of our traditional graduation ceremony as possible.  We look forward to getting you more details within the next week.


NEW - Parking Pass Refunds | Due to school closures, Wake County Public Schools will refund parents for parking fees of $60 for the 2019 – 2020 school year.  A letter is being sent to parents with the following three options. 

  • Allow the refund to carry over to the next school year. 
  • Receive a refund check. 
  • Donate the $60 refund to the school system. 

Once the form is returned that is enclosed within the letter, then the option you select will be executed.


NEWAP Exams | AP® Exams begin on Monday, May 11. We've outlined steps you should take to ensure your students are prepared to test.  Share the 2020 AP Testing Guide (.pdf/10.37 MB) and watch the overview video. The comprehensive guide will help you walk your students through exam preparation, and the video gives a high-level overview of this year's exams.  Encourage your students to practice with the exam demo. You and your students now have access to an exam demo. Students should use the demo to practice the different ways to submit exam responses. World language students will be able to practice with the AP World Languages Exam App beginning the week of May 11. Share the required and recommended resource list with your students. Make sure your students know what resources they can use during their exams and how they can access them.


NEWTwo Days Before Each AP Exam | Confirm that registered students have located their e-ticket. Two days before each exam, students will receive an email with their unique exam e-ticket that includes their AP ID. On exam day, students will use their e-ticket to access the exam. If a student hasn't received their exam e-ticket by email, they can access it through their student account on My AP. E-tickets are nontransferable and shouldn't be shared with anyone. Students who haven't been receiving College Board emails still have time to confirm their contact information.  Remind your students to complete the AP Exam Day Checklist (.pdf/513.39 KB) for each exam they're taking. Students should complete this checklist and keep a printed or handwritten copy with them for reference during testing. Completing the checklist will help students feel confident they're set up for success.


NEWDay of the AP Exam | Remind students to click their e-ticket to check in 30 minutes before the exam start time. Students should allow 80 minutes for each exam—30 minutes to enter their AP ID, name, and other information, and 50 minutes to draft and submit their responses. Make sure your students know their local testing time since each subject's exam will be taken simultaneously worldwide. Ensure your students know what to do if something goes wrong. If a student accidentally closes the browser, their device crashes, or they temporarily lose internet access, they can quickly click their exam e-ticket again to return to the exam. They should continue the exam, and if they feel at the end of the exam that the temporary disruption negatively impacted their performance, they can request approval to take the makeup exam at Students can also request a makeup exam if they've lost too much time due to a technical problem, can't connect to their exam, or experienced some other serious disruption.


NEW - Appointment Wednesdays | Families can make an appointment on Wednesday to conduct school business.  To make an appointment, families should visit the school website. 


NEWHonor Cords | Honor cords will be distributed later to seniors as we have not received most of them.  Please stay on the lookout for more information about honor cords in the coming weeks.  Thank you for your understanding.


NEWYearbooks | Several families have inquired about when yearbooks will be distributed.  Yearbooks have not arrived at the school.  Once we receive the yearbooks, then we will share distribution information.  Thank you for your understanding.


NEWAdditional School Lunch Sites | WCPSS have added two additional school lunch sites for students that are unable to make it to a school.  The two new sites are at Amber Acres Ln & Presentation St (1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.) and Meadow Run & Walton Hill (11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.).


UPDATED - East Wake High Senior Celebration Campaign | East Wake is committed to celebrating our seniors.  If you are interested in having your senior spotlighted on the school twitter page, please fill out the form (or have your senior fill it out) below. We will make every attempt to include your senior and to use the information provided by you in the coming weeks. You can check @eastwakehs and @yearbookewhs to see the featured seniors.

Additional celebratory actions are being explored to ensure that the Class of 2020 will be honored and remembered!


UPDATED - Senior Fees & Fines | Senior dues are used to purchase a variety of things during the senior year.  Part of the senior dues covers the cost of the diploma cover that diplomas are placed within.  We will be distributing several items to seniors to honor them in a variety of ways, which will replace some of the activities that would take place if the school was open.  All students that have earned an honor cord will receive these items as well from the school, which is paid for with senior fees.

Any senior that owes the school for fees or fines (lost books, etc.) will be required to pay these before graduation and/or receiving their diploma.  The school will be contacting students that owe these fees & fines in the coming weeks.  Any student wishing to pay fees or fines, can mail a money order to the school or come to the school with cash or money order on Wednesday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.


REPEAT - Counselor Office Hours | During the time of school closure, school counselors are checking their email regularly during business hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 am - 3 pm. Students and parents may email with questions and will receive a response during that time.​Other communication methods (Google Meet, phone call), if needed, can be utilized to support student needs once contact has been made with the counselor.

  •  Lynch,, Last name A-D
  • Hendricks,, Last name E-J
  • Lowery,, Last name K-Rm
  • Brown,, Last name Ro-Z
  • Aina,, SAP Counselor
  • Robinson,, Dean of Student Services


REPEAT - Teacher Schedules – Live Class & Office Hours | You can find when teachers will have “Live Class” and office hours here: Alphabetical List or Departmental List.  If you have concerns, please address the concern with the teacher first, then involve the administrator that supports the department. 


REPEAT - Senior Survey | Please complete the Senior Survey for the Class of 2020. The Senior Survey allows NCDPI and WCPSS to receive accurate information on the post-secondary plans for high school seniors.  Please note that instructions for requesting your final transcript are included in this form.  This form must be completed by all seniors to be cleared to graduate.


REPEAT - College Redirection Pool | Colleges are still accepting applications. Find colleges that have open admission slots through the College Redirection Pool. If you have been deferred, don't know what to do next, or haven't started the application process, contact your counselor for help.

REPEAT - Game Plan: College | Game Plan: College is hosting a virtual workshop series, now continuing through May. Monday sessions at 10 am will cover topics mostly pertaining to 9-11th grade students. Monday sessions at 2 pm will cover topics mostly pertaining to Seniors. Colleges will host information sessions Tuesday - Friday. Students can attend any and all workshops. Click here for the calendar and webinar links.


REPEAT - New Vaccine Requirements for Juniors | New vaccine requirement for rising Seniors: Next year's seniors need to have received a meningococcal vaccine before they can enter 12th grade. Please read the Vaccine Requirement for Seniors flyer for more details, available in both English and Spanish. The flyer can be found here:  Vaccine Flyer.


REPEAT - Juniors that want a Modified Schedule for the 2020-21 School Year | Wanting Late Arrival/Early Release and/or Mid-Year graduation next school year (2020-21)? Email your forms to your counselor by May 22. Be sure to list the classes you wish to drop from your 8 class selections to make room for late arrival/early release and/or mid-year graduation


REPEAT - Drivers Eligibility Certificate Process | WCPSS has established a new process for issuing Driver’s Eligibility Certificates (DECs). Please refer to Obtaining a Driver's Eligibility Certificate (DEC) during COVID-19 school closure. Contact our Dean, Mrs. Robinson, for assistance. Appointments are available at East Wake on Wednesdays only.


REPEAT - AP Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year | Please visit our Registration page to access the required agreement form for enrollment in AP courses for the 2020-21 school year. Please complete and email the picture to Ms. Robinson at


REPEAT - Career & College Promise (CCP) | Wake County Public School System is proud to partner with Wake Tech Community College in allowing high school students to take college classes for free while still enrolled in high school. For further information, visit Students are only allowed to receive high school credit for 1-2 three-credit-hour classes a semester. They would take the place of 1-2 classes taken at EWHS, as students cannot take more than four classes. Students can sign up for additional classes, but they will not be shown on their EWHS transcript. WTCC has developed the Mandatory Info Session online. Students who currently have the capability will be able to complete the Mandatory Information Session HERE. Click HERE for Important Dates. Please contact your counselor for questions.


REPEAT - Capturing Kids’ Heart National Showcase School | East Wake High School was named a Capturing Kids’ Heart National Showcase School by the Flippen Group.  This is a tremendous honor for the school as we were amazed at being nominated, but to win the honor is surreal.  To be nominated, 75% of your campus has participated in Capturing Kids’ Hearts processes, and the campus is seeing measurable increases in attendance, advancement rate, climate/culture, and academic performance, as well as decreases in discipline referrals.  We would not have been able to win such a prestigious honor without the outstanding students, staff, and community. 


REPEAT - Application Now Available – East Wake Academy of Life Sciences | The application process is now open for the East Wake Academy of Life Sciences.  The East Wake Academy of Life Sciences is for any rising 9th-grade student that is interested in Pre-Med or Pre-Vet as a career option.  If you know of any rising 9th-grade students attending East Wake next year, please share this information.  To be accepted into this career academy, students must complete the application here.


REPEAT - Need a Transcript? | If the school is on CFNC (in-state NC school), students can send a transcript directly to the school through his CFNC account. The site is If the school is not on CFNC, and since schools/offices are closed, the district is processing all transcript requests through this website:

If a student should need a paper copy of their transcript, the following three options will be available:

  1. They can receive an unofficial transcript mailed directly to them.
  2. We can mail an official transcript to the scholarship committee or coordinator.
  3. Schedule an appointment with the school.  Appointments can only be made on Wednesdays.  During this appointment, you will not have a meeting or conference with a staff member.  The appointment will only be to pick-up the transcript.

REPEAT - 2020-2021 CTE Internship | Rising Seniors who are interested in a Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 CTE Internship, please email Mrs. Coble at for more information, including how to begin the application process.  By the start of the internship, students must be caught up and excelling in all core classes, provide their own transportation, and successfully complete a pathway in Career and Technical Education.  Virtual meetings will be taking place this spring and early summer for candidates.


REPEAT - Student Help Desk for Technology | Should students need help with technology, they can contact the Remote Learning Help Desk through the online system at or call the Remote Learning Help Desk at 919-694-8100.  The Student Help Desk for Technology is open weekdays from 7:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Spanish speaking staff is available.