May 20, 2022
Dear Turner Creek Families,
Wow! We have some talented and brave students at Turner Creek. At the Talent Show, students flipped, joked, sang, and danced their way into our hearts. Then, Mary Michael and the Singing Treefrogs put on quite the performance of 101 Dalmaions. Thank you to all of the parents who supported these events. We couldn’t have done it without you. A huge thank you to Mary Michael. I have no doubt that we have the best Music Program in Wake County Public Schools thanks to her passion and dedication.
If you have an incoming Kindergarten student, make sure you have registered your child for the upcoming year. You should have received an email confirming your track assignment. If you did not receive this email, please contact Martha Long at email@example.com.
Please remember that if you need anything at all, you can reply to this email or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
On Campus COVID-19 Testing (Linked)
Free Pool Testing happened every Friday at Turner Creek.
Register your student today with this link: https://home.color.com/covid/sign-up/start?partner=tf-wak-1018-students
2021-2022 Caregiver/Student Handbook (Linked)
Please bookmark our handbook for the upcoming school year. It will be a “first stop” as you have questions about the everyday operations at Turner Creek. This handbook will always be in “draft” form as we are in a current world where change is the new norm. I hope it will be a good resource for you and your family.
Field Day for Tracks 3 & 4 will be on Friday, May 10.
Pre-K – 2nd grade classes will have Field Day from 9:30 – 11:30
3 – 5th grade classes from 1:00 – 3:00
Sign Up to volunteer at one of the stations for Field Day:
Rescheduled Field Day for Tracks 3 and 4
What to Wear/Bring
BRING a plastic bag to store wet clothes in
BRING a towel to dry off with
Boys should wear a bathing suit or their shorts and must wear a water shirt or T-shirt at all times.
Girls may wear a one–piece or two-piece bathing suit underneath their clothes and must wear a water shirt or T-shirt in addition to shorts at all times.
WEAR tennis shoes or water shoes ( a change of shoes is recommended)
You may wear other types of footwear, but please proceed with CAUTION
BRING a CHANGE of undergarments and clothes
Sunscreen should be applied PRIOR to coming to school
We have had a significant increase in students arriving to school late in the past couple of weeks. Please make an effort to get students to school by 9:10 am. Students who arrive after 9:15 are late. When students arrive to class late, it disrupts routines and can be difficult for both students and teachers.
We have seen a rise in COVID cases during the past two weeks. Students should not come to school if they are not feeling well. If your student does test positive, please communicate this with their classroom teacher as soon as possible.
Track 1 EOG Start May 24 for 3-5th grade Students
Please be sure to read: Testing Day Reminders (linked)
How can you support your child?
Make sure your child gets plenty of sleep next week.
Students should eat a nutritious breakfast.
Please do not schedule appointments during testing.
Students should arrive to school on time. Testing begins first thing in the morning. We encourage students to be in class by 9:10 am.
May 24 - Math
May 25 - Reading
May 26 - 5th Grade Science EOG, EOG Make Ups
May 27 - EOG Make Ups
May 30 - Holiday
May 31 - EOG Make-Up Day
June 1 - 3rd Grade Read to Achieve Testing
June 2 - Last day of regular instruction, 3rd Grade Read to Achieve Make-Up, 5th Grade Moving Up Celebration
June 3 - Math Remediation/Re-administration for select 3-5 Grade Students
June 6 - Reading Remediation/Re-administration for select 3-5 Grade Students
Check Your Transportation Status
View your student’s 2022-23 Transportation status via your student’s Homebase/Powerschool account. Sign up for an account at your student’s school. More information on Home Base is available at www.wcpss.net/student-information.
Your student’s AM and/or PM transportation codes will display “Y” (yes) or “N” (no) for the 2022-23 school year until routes are posted. Routes usually are posted about 10 days before the start of the school year.
If your student’s code is “Y” and your student will be using transportation next school year, no action is required.
If your student’s code is “N” and you would like for your student to use transportation next school year, please submit a transportation request.
If your student’s code is “Y” and your student will not be using transportation next school year, please submit the decline bus form at www.wcpss.net/declinebus.
If you need further assistance with bus service, contact the office at (919) 363-1391.
Transportation Request Deadlines
If you are not currently registered for transportation but would like service next school year, you must request transportation by the deadline listed below for your student's school calendar to ensure service on the first day. Please only request service if you plan for your student to be a regular rider. Students who don’t ride consistently will be removed from bus rosters. To register, go to www.wcpss.net/busrider.
Year-round calendar schools (regardless of track assignment): June 1
Modified calendar schools: June 20
Traditional calendar schools: July 18
Student Devices End Of Year Information- 2021-2022
All students issued a student device prior to now will take their devices home with them over the summer. No devices will be collected. Students advancing to another WCPSS school or transferring to another WCPSS school are expected to take their devices with them. No new devices will be issued for students who have one checked out.
Students who are leaving the district or graduating must return their device and charger on or before their last day.
Notify your child’s teacher or report any missing or damaged devices to the WCPSS Technology Help Desk as soon as possible.
Planning for the 2022-2023 school year is underway
If your child is NOT attending Turner Creek for the 2022-2023 school year,
If your child IS returning to Turner Creek for the 2022-2023 school year; we need your classroom environment input. Please complete this INPUT FORM.
Staff Favorite Things (Linked)
Here is an updated slide deck with our staff’s favorite things. This is just for your information.
Wednesday May 25: Rising Kindergarten Orientation 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Monday May 30: Holiday
Wednesday June 1: Spirit Day at Papa John’s
Thursday June 2 - Last day of regular instruction for Track 1 Students
Tuesday June 7: Track 2 Track in Day
Thursday June 9: Degrees of Brass Performance for Tracks 3&4, Popsicles with the Principal 5pm - 6pm
EOG Dates for Students in Grades 3-5
Tracks 2, 3, 4
June 16 - 5th grade Science EOG
June 20 - Math
June 21 - Reading
June 22 - 5th Grade Science Make Up Day
June 23 - EOG Make up Day
June 24 EOG Make up Day, 3rd Grade Read to Achieve Testing
June 27 - Last day of regular instruction, 3rd Grade Read to Achieve Make-Up, 5th Grade Moving Up Celebration
June 28 - Math Remediation/Re-administration for select 3-5 Grade Students
June 29 - Reading Remediation/Re-administration for select 3-5 Grade Students
Kristin Small, Principal