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June 3, 2022

 

Dear Turner Creek Families, 

 

It has been a wonderful week at Turner Creek. There was a lot of excitement as our Track 1 students wrapped up the school year and headed into their summer track out.  It has certainly been a year like no other.  We have all enjoyed watching our children build friendships and grow academically.  

 

Tracks 2, 3, and 4 have 3 more weeks of learning to go.  Please support students and staff by getting to school on time each morning.  Instruction starts right at 9:15.  

 

Please remember that if you need anything at all, you can reply to this email or email me directly at ksmall@wcpss.net 

 

On Campus COVID-19 Testing (Linked)

Free Pool Testing happens 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.  

 

**New Announcements**

 

Virtual Academy Update

June 15 is the last day of live instruction.

 

June 16 through June 27 will be Asynchronous Learning for all Turner Creek VA students.  

 

As we prepare for End of Grade testing, Wake county Public School System has given schools the flexibility to make the last 10 days of instruction asynchronous for virtual academy students.  Due to the needs within Turner Creek Elementary, we will be moving forward with this plan.  Starting June 16th, all virtual academy students will be engaging in asynchronous learning through assignments posted by the classroom teacher.  The classroom teachers are sad to miss these last few days of the school year with your children, but we appreciate their understanding and willingness to support the school community during this time.  More information will be coming from your classroom teacher so families can plan accordingly.  Attendance on these days will be recorded through work submitted, meaning if your child does not complete work for the day they will be considered absent.  

 

As COVID cases increase, consider these strategies to protect your family.

 

Wake County has moved from low into the medium COVID Community Level. As our cases increase, we want parents to keep in mind prevention strategies such as: 

 

Consider wearing a mask

 

Consider wearing a mask to protect yourself and others from getting sick. While they are not required to be worn in schools, health officials say face coverings and vaccinations are an effective way to further reduce the likelihood of becoming infected. 

 

Stay home when sick

 

If your child is not feeling well, please have them stay home and get tested. Consult wcpss.net/whentoreturn to learn when to return after a positive diagnosis.

 

If your student has been exposed, they can stay in school as long as they are not experiencing symptoms and they have not tested positive for COVID-19.  NCDDHS recommends that masks are worn following an exposure to COVID-19.

 

Report COVID cases to your child’s school

 

It is important for families to report positive COVID-19 cases to their child’s school. Daily reporting is what allows the district to detect early trends on a campus or across campuses. In keeping with the timeline used by county health officials for public reporting, our Covid-19 dashboard will be updated each Monday with the previous week's cases.

 

Vaccines and Boosters for Kids Ages 5 – 11

 

Wake County Public Health is now taking appointments for children ages 5 and up seeking a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. The booster dose is available to children five months after completing their primary series of two shots so any child who received their second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine before Dec. 25 is now eligible for the booster.  Wake County Public Health has launched a special website, WakeGov.com/kids, with information for families and a link for signing up for their children’s COVID-19 protection.

 

**Previous Announcements**

 

Field Day for Tracks 3 & 4 will be on Friday, June 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

 

 

Planning for the 2022-2023 school year is underway

  • If your child is NOT attending Turner Creek for the 2022-2023 school year,

          Please complete this FORM.

 

Staff Favorite Things (Linked)

Here is an updated slide deck with our staff’s favorite things.  This is just for your information.  

 

Upcoming Events: 

 

21-22 Year Round Calendar

 

Tuesday June 7: Track 2 Track in Day

Thursday June 9: Degrees of Brass Performance during the school day, Popsicles with the Principal for incoming Kindergarten families 5pm - 6pm

Friday June 10: Field Day Tracks 3&4

Friday June 17: In-School Student Performance of 101 Dalmations

Monday June 27: Last Day of regular instruction for the 21-22 School Year

Wednesday June 29: Spirit Night at Goodberry’s 

 

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

 

Kind Regards,

Kristin Small, Principal