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Principal's Message 7.23.2021



This is Xavier King, Principal of Wake Young Men’s Leadership Academy. I do have a couple of announcements/reminders for the upcoming week. 


Picture Day Information

Seniors will take their tuxedo pictures for the yearbook on August 9th. There is a $25.00 sitting fee for seniors. Students in grades 6th - 11th will take pictures on Wednesday, August 18th (at their respective campus). Students in grades 6th - 10th should be in their well-dressed Wednesday uniform and 11th graders should be in dress business/business casual.


Thompson Campus: 1st Day of School Uniform

Students who report to Thompson Campus will need to wear their Polo Uniform on the first day of school. We will communicate with students and families when Well-Dressed Wednesdays begin. 


Repeat Announcements from last week


Start of School

School will start on Wednesday, August 4th. Please remember everyone will be in-person this school year. We will not offer Virtual Academy for our students. All students will be required to wear a mask while in school until further notice. I have also included the Instructional Calendar for the school year. You can access it by going to 



Families are encouraged to join the PTA this school year. There is a $10.00 fee for Parent Membership and a $15.00 fee for Family Membership. Here is the link for you to purchase. 



Families should check powerschool for the most up to date information related to Bus Transportation. If you are in need of Bus Transportation and you did not register before the deadline please complete your registration at


If you are bringing your son via carpool please review the carpool guidelines here


Open House

We will have our open houses on Friday, July 30th for our students at SAU and for our students who report to the main campus. This is an informal event and student schedules will be available along with an opportunity to meet with your son’s teachers.


11th - 12th Grade (@SAU)

9:00am - 10:30am

6th Grade

11:00am - 12:00pm

7th Grade

12:00pm - 1:00pm

8th - 10th Grade

1:00pm - 2:00pm


Breakfast & Lunch

Breakfast and Lunch will be free for all students this school year. 


School Communication

The district uses the SchoolMessenger notification service to send important information to families through phone calls, email, and text messages. General school news is shared by email and text message. Phone calls are used for urgent school news.


Uniform Expectations

This is just a reminder, we are a uniform school and you can access our dress code policy on our website under students → Student Expectations → Dress Code. All polo’s and oxford shirts will need our WYMLA school logo (crest) on them. The dress code section of our website includes examples of shoes students should wear. Students should be in uniform each day. You can purchase uniform clothing from Flynn O’Hara or buy a school logo patch to add to your uniform items by going to the PTSA Store


We will allow families to pick up free uniform clothing items during the Grade Level Open House window should you need/want them. 


Returning Instructional Materials

If you have any materials from last school year please return them to campus on Friday, July 30th at Open House. All WCPSS issued chromebooks should remain with your son unless you are leaving the district. If you are leaving the district you will need to return all electronic devices. Any student with a Hotspot will turn it in ASAP. If materials are not returned, a fee will be added to your son’s account. 


Immunizations (7th and 12th Graders)

If you are a parent of a 7th grader or 12th grader during the 2021-2022 school year and you have not turned in your updated immunization records please do so as soon as possible. If you want to verify that we have received your immunization records please contact Ms. Ivory our Data Manager at

As always, thank you for your commitment to Wake Young Men’s Leadership Academy, where Scholarship and Service equals Success.