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8-20-21 Message from Principal Hamler

Wake Forest High School Principal Message

August 20, 2021


Hello, this is Patti Hamler, Principal at Wake Forest High School.


It is finally here! The first day of school is Monday, August 23, 2021.


All students will report directly to homeroom on Monday. Printed schedules will be available in homeroom. There will be lists in the hall and staff available to assist students. Any schedule received prior to Monday, August 23, should be discarded as changes may have occurred.


Virtual Academy students can view their final schedule in PowerSchool and should get a message from the WCPSS VA Team today.


The last day to request a schedule change online is Monday, August 23rd at 3:00 pm.


Bus assignments are now available to view in Power School. The routes and stop times are also on the WCPSS Transportation site. Click on Bus Routes and scroll under High Schools until you see Wake Forest High School and click to see that information. You can also utilize the “Here Comes the Bus” app for more details. Students with bus questions need to see Mr. Christopher Davis during lunch on Monday. He will have a table set up in the cafeteria commons area.


Traffic Pattern: Please watch this Town of Wake Forest video to familiarize yourself with the traffic pattern for parents and students to follow for carpool/student drop-off. Remember, students cannot be dropped off in front of the school. The front lot is for buses and staff only. Students cannot be dropped off in the back of the school. There is major construction in the back of the school.


Seniors, if you have purchased a parking space, please stop by Sunday, August 22nd from 2-6 to decorate you space. PTSA is sponsoring the event and will have chalk supplies for you. Enjoy!


We continue to distribute Chromebooks to students. Students who were unable to pick up devices early will receive a device during the first week of school. The grade level schedule is below. Teachers will send students to the Media Center according to alphabet throughout their grade level day.


Tuesday, August 24th: 9th Graders


Wednesday, August 25th: 10th Graders


Thursday, August 26th: 11th Graders


Friday, August 27th: 12th Graders


Monday, August 30th: All Grades Exchange/Makeup Distribution Day


Some students who already have a WCPSS issued device may be eligible for an updated device. Those students will be contacted, and devices will be exchanged on August 30th. The models eligible for an upgrade are the HP G5, G6, and G7 devices. In order for a student to exchange, he/she must bring the current device to school to be checked in. Without the old device, we will not exchange.


We will be holding another Distribution Day for Virtual Academy students next Wednesday, August 25th, from 3:00-4:30 in the front lobby. Those students will receive an individual email with that information.


That’s all for today! Have a great weekend. Looking forward to a great day Monday! GO Cougars!