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Weekly Update 6/4/21

Moore Square families,

Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we complete the 2020-2021 school year. We appreciate all of the time and effort you have put in to support our students during this pandemic year. We hope you all have a safe and restful summer break and we'll see you again on July 26th! 

  • Critical Guidance: Face Coverings Guidelines
    • Based on new guidance issued Wednesday by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), face coverings are now optional while outdoors. Face coverings are still required for everyone ages 5 and older while indoors and on school transportation.
    • This means students and staff will not be required to wear face coverings outdoors for recess, classes held outdoors, outdoor PE classes, outdoor eating, and similar small gatherings.
    • Students and staff may choose to wear a face covering outdoors in these situations if they want, but a school or staff member may not require it.
    • NCDHHS still recommends that anyone who is not vaccinated continue to wear a face covering when they are closer than six feet to another person, even when outdoors. However, this is a NCDHHS recommendation and not a requirement.

 

  • Testing Dates: Make up EOG/EOC testing will continue 6/7-11. Please email our Testing Coordinators Brooke DePinto (cdepinto@wcpss.net) or Shanna Crowley (scrowley@wcpss.net) with any questions.

 

  • All Students Will Receive Free School Meals For the 2021-22 School Year: Breakfast and lunch will be available at no cost to students for the 2021-22 school year. While the district may be able to offer free meals to all students, it is very important for eligible parents to complete a meal benefits application because this data enables schools to obtain funding to provide other important educational resources to benefit students. Other benefits that are issued directly to families that have applied and are eligible for meal benefits may also be available (such as the P-EBT cash benefit). Meal benefits applications for the 2021-22 school year will be available online at myschoolapps.com starting July 1, 2021. Paper applications will also be available at all schools. More: www.wcpss.net/free-reduced-meals.

 

  • Virtual Summer Camp at the WELL:
    • The school year is almost over, which means summer fun with the WELL is nearly here! WELL, staff will be hosting six virtual weeks of engaging, entertaining, and educational fun for interested middle and high school students.
    • Summer camps days run from 9 am – 3:30 pm, Monday – Thursday, with a 90 min break in the middle. Each week costs $50 and you can sign up for a few or as many as you’d like! Visit our website www.wade.org for more information on each week and to register, or feel free to reach out to Pierce Watson at Achievement@wade.org with any questions. 
    • Here are the topics and dates for each week:
      • Arts in Action (6/21 – 6/24)
      • Exploring the World Through Model UN (6/28 – 7/1)
      • Design Week (7/12 – 7/15)
      • Musical Journeys with the WELL (7/19 – 7/22)
      • L.A.W: The Art of Storytelling and Story Making (7/26 – 7/29)
      • STEM in Action (8/2 – 8/5)

 

  • Book Turn In Continues:  Mrs. Skinner would like to have library books turned in as soon as possible. There are no overdue fines/fees at this time! Take advantage of an amnesty period with library books! She can also accept books that belong to your old elementary school, current ELA novels, and public library books too.

 

  • Hot Spots for wi-fi should be turned in before June 9th!  Once turned in, they will be checked and removed from a student’s library account. Hot Spots will be turned off for the summer and families will need to reapply for a new one next year.

 

  • Information for 8th graders:
    • Open gym workouts for Broughton JV and Varsity Cheerleading start June 16, 2021 at 2:30 in the "small" gym at Broughton. Dates are: June 16, 23, 30 and July 14. Open gym consists of: cheer /open workout 2:30 - 3:30 in the small gym then tumbling at Cheer Extreme in Raleigh from 4:00-5:00 (this is a class that students have to pay for which is $10 per session but charged as $40 per week and sign up as "Purple Open Tumbling" on CEA Website). This is open for rising 9th graders and a current physical is required on the first day they come to workouts.
    • Broughton Football is excited to present the fourth annual Fastbreak Football camp. This year's camp will run from Monday, 6/28 to Friday, 7/2 and is open to boys and girls in rising 4th - 8th grades. Fastbreak Football Camp is unique in that it focuses on character education, general athletic development, and weight room fundamentals in addition to football specific instruction. Coaches at Fastbreak Football Camp will teach young athletes the key character traits required of good teammates, the fundamentals of the game of football, and the athletic postures and movements necessary to excel in any sport. Instruction will be clear and concrete. Activities will be fun and fast-paced. Register today by visiting www.fastbreakfootballcamp.com.  Financial Aid is available.  No camper will be turned away for financial reasons.

Calendar Reminders:

 
  • 6/7-11 Our last Spirit Week for the 2020-2021 school year! View the details here.
  • 6/8 Band concert 9:45-10:55
  • 6/8 NJHS Induction Ceremony 6:00
  • 6/9 Orchestra concert 9:45-10:55
  • 6/9 All county-provided hot spots are due to Mrs. Skinner
  • 6/10 8th grade Moving Up Ceremony 9:45
  • 6/11 Last day of school!
  • Mark your calendars for our Mountain Lion Climb on 7/22, which will be an orientation open to all grade levels! More info to come!
  • Our official start date for the 2021-2022 school year has been approved for Monday, July 26th. More dates and details will be forthcoming.