Weekly Update 4/8/21 Facebook Live with Mr. Squires
- Moore Square Calendar Reminders:
- All missing work and grades are due on Friday, April 9.
- Monday, April 12 a Teacher Workday (no school)
- 4th Quarter begins Tuesday, April 13
- Wednesday, April 14 is an Asynchronous Day (no live instruction), however, ALL students (virtual and Plan A) are required to complete online assignments provided by teachers for this day.
- Carpool Information
- Please make sure your student is prepared to exit the car with all materials, once you enter the carpool lane.
- Students should exit cars beginning at the fire hydrant.
- After your student exits the vehicle, please move safely to the left onto Davie St.
- Enter Carpool from Bloodworth St.
- The carpool lane wraps around the building. Please use Martin and Person St if the carpool line extends. Please do not cut in front of other cars, instead move to the end of the carpool lane on Person St.
- If carpool extends towards the bus line, remain in line behind the buses until they move, by staying on Person St. (this is usually only five mins).
- Our goal is to have students return to you safely and orderly above all. We hope to complete carpool by 2:40 each day.
- You can find all this information on the school website under the Parent tab and Transportation. Review these with your family and talk with your students about their responsibility to help carpool flow for everyone.
- Updated Health Screening information
- Beginning Thursday, April 8, individual health screenings will no longer be conducted on-site. Students should tell a staff member immediately if they are not feeling well, if they learn that they have been diagnosed with COVID-19, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
- Remember to take your child’s temperature before coming to school each morning. Students should stay home if they aren’t feeling well, have a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher, a sore throat, new cough, new shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell, diarrhea or vomiting, or a new severe headache. They should also not come to school if exposed to someone with COVID-19 or are instructed to quarantine. Thank you for doing your part to keep our teachers and friends healthy.
- Updated Attendance Guidelines
Please note that there have been some changes in the WCPSS attendance policy.
- If a student is in Plan A and does not physically attend, the student should be marked absent per Policy 4400. If a student is not physically attending for reasons that would not be considered excused under section C of Policy 4400, then the student should be marked absent as unexcused.
- If a student in Plan A requires quarantining due to a positive diagnosis for COVID-19 or exposure, the student should be marked absent-excused, similar to a student who is absent for any of the reasons in section C of Policy 4400. Any students who are absent for excused reasons per Policy 4400 should be provided remote learning access that is available at the school.
- During Remote Learning Days, including inclement weather days, students in Plan A who are present should be marked 1R (present off-site) if within three days:
- a student completes their daily assignments, either online or offline; and/or if a student is present in synchronous instruction.
- a student has a daily check-in, a two-way communication, with each course teacher.
- Survey: Virtual Academy parents will receive a survey concerning EOG and EOC testing. This survey will be sent tomorrow through school messenger and responses are due by Friday, April 16. We are asking all VA families to complete this survey to help us prepare our testing plan.
- Intramurals: Basketball on Tuesdays and soccer on Thursdays will continue each week through the middle of May. If you have any questions contact Mr. Scheck (email@example.com).
- Yearbook: Out of the 250 yearbooks ordered, we only have 19 left so get yours before they’re gone! Order online now! They will be delivered to the school in mid-May.
- Moore Square Community Travel Program: We are excited to announce an international travel program* to England and France for the summer of 2022 through EF Tours! Visit www.eftours.com/2378275zr for more detailed information. There will be a virtual info meeting on 4/15 at 6:00pm. You can RSVP at https://bit.ly/3cIBeBc to receive the meeting link. Contact our travel coordinator, Mrs. Meyers, for questions and interest (firstname.lastname@example.org). *This is not a school or county-sponsored trip, it is offered as an opportunity for families and friends of Moore Square.
- Through June 30, 2021, all children age 18 and under may receive breakfast and lunch at no cost via Curbside and Big Bus Food Truck Pop-up locations. Meals are also free to all Wake County students when they are at school for in-person instruction. Meals will not be available on holidays designated on the student’s calendar. For more information, visit- wcpss.net/food
- Free Family Workshops for Stress Management, Wellness Skills, and Keeping Kids Safe: WCPSS offers free wellness workshops that focus on helping students and families during this challenging time. Topics available include Circle Connections, keeping kids emotionally and physically safe, stress management and wellness skills, and a Virtual Parent Summit. These workshops can help families learn about emotional support strategies being used in our schools, which can also benefit families at home. Learn more.
- Quarter 3 ends on Friday, April 9. ALL work from the third quarter is due by this date. Please check PowerSchool, Canvas, and/or Google Classroom for any missing work and work with your child to get these assignments completed. Grades will be updated to reflect final Q3 grades in PowerSchool by Friday, April 16 and we will also mail hard copies of these report cards after this date.
- Special Education Services Offering Virtual Parent Sessions in April
The Special Education Services Family and Community Connections team is excited to offer four live virtual sessions for WCPSS parents in April. All sessions will be held 6:30-7:30 p.m.
- April 8 - Parent Tips to Effectively Participate in the IEP Process
- April 13 - Understanding Transitions
- April 21 - All About Related Services
- April 27 - Parent Advocacy
- If your student has any schedule holes for the 4th quarter, please email Mr. Wray (email@example.com) or Mrs. Estes (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can view the elective offerings by period here.
- Please review our audition/application elective document for 2021-2022.
- Youth and the Law: due date April 16th
- Dance Ensemble Auditions (Rising 7th & 8th Graders ONLY): due date April 16th
- Student Council: due date April 16th
- Odyssey of the Mind: due date April 16th
- Future City: due date April 16th
- Video Production (Rising 7th & 8th Graders ONLY): due date April 16th
- Playwriting/Studio Theatre: due date April 16th
- Reader’s Theatre: due date April 16th
- Drama Production: due date April 16th
- Registration information for rising 7th and 8th graders:
- Mrs. Estes and Mr. Wray will be in 5th-period classes on Friday, April 9th to talk about registration and the process for registering for electives for the next school year.
- We will begin the registration process starting Monday, April 12th. Registration will happen through PowerSchool (Homebase). Here is a link on how to login to register. You can also view this example video and/or the Powerpoint on registration. The PowerPoint has directions in English and Spanish. Please note that the video is an example and all the examples do not apply to Moore Square.
- Students will need to choose 12 primary electives and 5 alternates. You cannot rank your choices in PowerSchool, so there is not a first-choice elective. Also, your alternates should be completely different courses from your primary. Some electives require an audition or application, which would be noted beside the elective.
- Here are some documents to help you with registration:
- Rising 7th grade and 8th-grade sheet (Spanish version)
- Course Descriptions (Spanish version)
- Applications and auditions one-pager (Spanish version) with all the auditions and applications
- Flyer about our CTE courses
- Students who are interested in taking Ukulele should email Mrs. Estes or Mr. Wray
- If you are unable to register in PowerSchool or have any questions you can email Mrs. Estes (email@example.com) or Mr. Wray (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can also call us at 919-664-5737 ext 26648 (Estes) or 919-664-5737 ext 26638 (Wray) and leave a message and we will get back to you.
- Information for rising 8th graders:
The district has a Burroughs Welcome Fund (BWF) grant that is supporting a summer camp opportunity for rising 8th graders to work with Career Academies that align with high schools in Wake County. Here are some further details:
- The focus will be to design a prototype that will support a child/family that has a neuromuscular disease.
- The campers will engage through the design process and the framework of the feeder high schools’ respective Career Academies. Moore Square's Feeder HS is Southeast Raleigh HS, which has Biomedical Science, Information Technology, and Engineering academies.
- Each Academy camp will be supervised by a WCPSS teacher and two high school interns from the high school's Career Academy;
- Each of the academies will take up to 12 students;
- The camp will occur the week of June 21-25 Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
- As this is a virtual camp, students will use either their personal or WCPSS issued device that was used during the 2020-21 school year;
- There will be hands-on opportunities and materials will be provided.
- This program is geared towards students who have done well academically in the virtual learning environment this year.
The application is now open and applications are due by April 30th. Please see the attached camp flyer with the application link: http://bit.ly/WCPSS_STEMCamp2021
- Information for rising 9th graders:
- Career and College Promise: Earn college credit, tuition-free, while in high school! Wake Tech’s Career and College Promise (CCP) program offers eligible high school students the opportunity to earn a credential for employment or credits toward a college degree. In many cases, students can also earn dual credit - meeting high school graduation requirements with college courses.