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Welcome Back To School

It is almost time for our new school year to begin and we are super excited to welcome back approximately 400 Carver Cubs for in-person instruction and another 30 who will participate in the district Virtual Academy with partner schools. As the new Principal of Carver Elementary, I am eager to meet you all! I hope that my welcome message and information provides you with what you need to feel confident and ready to return to school on July 26th. It will be an EXTRAORDINARY year!



 Safety Guidelines

To minimize the spread of COVID-19, our school follows all COVID-19 health measures required by the NC Department of Health and Human Services. Review our Safe Return To School Plan before the first day of school. Remember, all students must stay home when sick, wear a face covering in school and should maintain as much physical distance as possible on campus. Please notify your student’s teacher or me as soon as possible if your student is diagnosed with COVID-19, so we can work with health officials for confidential contact tracing. Together, we can keep our students, staff, and community healthy and safe in our school environment.

Sick Students- Any student who attends school and presents with a Covid-19 symptom will be sent home and required to quarantine or a negative Covid test.  Pick up should be timely and all students with symptoms should be picked up within the 30 minute allotted time window. These processes will be shared with the adult who picks up the child from school.  


Please read through the following pertinent information for the start of the school year and do not hesitate to contact us at the school if you have any questions or needs.


Meet the Teacher

Due to Covid restrictions, we are offering staggered meet the teacher options for grades 1st – 5th on Thursday July 22nd.  We are offering an afternoon session as well as an evening session.  Please pick the one that best fits your families' schedule.  If you have multiple children who attend Carver, you will be able to meet each of their teachers during the time you choose to come.

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm for families with last names A-L

2:00 pm - 2:50 pm for families with last names M-Z

5:00 pm - 5:50 pm for families with last names A-L

6:00 pm - 6:50 pm for families with last makes M-Z


PreK Open House will be Friday July 23 from 2:00-3:00 pm in the Carver Gym. Staggered entry information will be communicated soon. The first full day for Pre-K students is August 2nd.


Kindergarten Open House will be Friday, July 30th 5:00 – 7:00pm. Staggered entry letters were mailed to families on June 21st. The letter includes the student's staggered entry date and time to come to school. The first full day for Kindergarten students is August 2nd.


Virtual Academy students will start school on August 23rd and will follow the Traditional School Calendar. Meet the Teacher information will be shared soon.


School Supplies

Families can find school supply lists by grade on the Carver Website under the Parent tab.



ALL students will receive FREE breakfast and lunch in the 2021-2022 school year thanks to new legislation.  Additionally, it is very important that families still complete the meal application, information can be found here

Students will eat in the cafeteria.  Does your child have allergies or special dietary needs?  Please notify school administration by contacting Assistant Principal, Ms. Zimmerman, right away so we can be prepared at



The following information is about student devices and applies to all students.
All students will be assigned a student Chromebook at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year. If your student has no district Chromebook checked out, they will receive one at the beginning of the school year. For students with a Chromebook checked out, they may be required to return the Chromebook to receive a new one, or they may be required to continue using it, depending on the model. Your school will let your student know if they are eligible to receive a replacement or will continue using the Chromebook they have. 
Any problems with Chromebooks that are currently checked out must be reported to your school or the WCPSS Technology Help Desk as soon as possible.
Student devices that are not functioning because of a defect in the device will be repaired or replaced as needed. Devices that are damaged or lost will be replaced once during the device loan period. Students who experience a second incident of damage or loss will be limited to in-school use of a device only. All families will be expected to sign an agreement at the beginning of the school year acknowledging this and other student expectations. Find the agreement and additional information. Schools will provide a copy to students at the beginning of the school year.

All hotspots that are checked out from last year must be returned to your student’s school as soon as possible. Families will have an opportunity to request a hotspot if one is needed at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year through the school’s social worker.

Please see the following links and note that all forms must be submitted and signed prior to a device being checked out to a student.  The student agreement form, caring for the device, and device terms and conditions can be accessed at this site:


Every student who has not already been assigned a WCPSS Chromebook will receive a device within the first week of school.   Students should use their WCPSS device for school assignments and tasks.  You will be contacted by Ms. Zimmerman, AP if your assigned device needs to be returned to the school or exchanged for another device per district guidelines.  Questions about devices?  Please contact



School Administration Contact Information

School administration is here to help!  You may contact us at any time.   


Principal:  Wenitra Merritt

Assistant Principal Lori Zimmerman


Again, we can’t wait to see you and your child as we begin an EXTRAORDINARY school year together!  


Your Proud Principal,

Wenitra Merritt