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May 18, 2020

EWHS Weekly Announcements – Week of May 18, 2020


Graduation - NEW On Friday, May 15, the school sent an update about graduation. The information that was sent can be found here:


Class of 2020 Recognition – The Wake Weekly - NEW | Using this link to see it: We're celebrating graduating high school seniors in a special way. You are invited to submit your graduate's photo and a personal message of congratulations to The Wake Weekly’s Online Yearbook.  Submissions will be published in the Thursday, June 18 edition of The Wake Weekly. Deadline for submissions is Friday, May 29.


Employment Opportunity – NEW | Graduating seniors, if you are looking for full time employment in the manufacturing industry, please email Mrs. Coble ( about opportunities with Evergreen Packaging in Raleigh.


Senior Scholarship Awards -NEW | Seniors, please complete the Scholarship Report Form to share your scholarship awards with us. Complete a form for each scholarship received even if you don't plan on attending the school/accepting the award. Students/Parents are encouraged to complete the form by Friday, May 22nd, and share the documentation of the award with their School Counselor.


Wake NCAE Scholarship - NEW | Wake NCAE is accepting applications for a $500 scholarship, which will be awarded to up to four qualifying students in Wake County.

These scholarships are intended to award students for academic standing, leadership, community, and school participation with preference given to applicants who plan to major in education or related fields and have a parent who is a member of NCAE. The application is linked here


WCPSS Technology Support for Families – NEW | The link is to the Parent support page for WCPSS.


Food Services are canceled on Memorial Day - NEW | In observance of Memorial Day, food distribution services will be canceled on Monday, May 25. Extra food will be distributed on Friday, May 22 for students and families for the holiday weekend. Most weekend food service sites will still operate on a normal schedule Memorial Day Weekend. Please make arrangements now to secure additional food for your family, if needed, on Memorial Day. You can view a list of sites, dates, and times at


Remote Learning Survey – NEW | We would like for families to provide feedback on their students’ remote learning experience so far. This will be the first of two surveys designed to gather the information that will be used to help us improve remote learning for students. Please complete the survey by May 20. To get to the survey, click here: Parent Remote Learning Survey Link


Senior Fees & Fines - UPDATED | 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.  Seniors are required to return Chromebooks and hotspots before their diploma will be awarded.


Honor Cords - UPDATED Honor cords will be distributed on June 8 & 9 to seniors during diploma pick up and the school graduation event. 


Parking Pass Refunds - UPDATED Due to school closures, Wake County Public Schools will refund parents for parking fees of $60 for the 2019 – 2020 school year.  A letter was being sent to families last week 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.  The deadline to return the form is May 20, 2020.


Appointment Wednesdays - UPDATED Families can make an appointment on Wednesday to conduct school business.  To make an appointment, families should visit the school website.  Appointments can be scheduled here:


Yearbooks - REPEAT 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.


Additional School Lunch Sites – REPEATWCPSS 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.).


East Wake High Senior Celebration Campaign – REPEATEast 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!


Counselor Office Hours - REPEATDuring 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


Senior Survey - REPEAT | 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.


New Vaccine Requirements for Juniors - REPEATNew 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.


Modified Schedule for the 2020-21 School Year – REPEATWanting 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


Drivers Eligibility Certificate Process - REPEAT 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.


AP Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year - REPEATPlease 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


Career & College Promise (CCP) - REPEAT | 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.


Capturing Kids’ Heart National Showcase School - REPEAT 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. 


Application Now Available – East Wake Academy of Life Sciences - REPEAT 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.


2020-2021 CTE Internship - REPEAT 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.


Student Help Desk for Technology - REPEAT | 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.