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1-9-22 Message from Principal Hamler

Wake Forest High School

Principal's Message


January 9, 2022


Exams begin Monday, January 10, 2022.  The Fall Semester Final Exam Schedule is posted on the school's website in the "School News" section.  Included in this information is the Early Release form that students will need each day of testing if they will be leaving at the conclusion of the testing session. Students without the signed form will remain on campus in a group study hall until bus dismissal.  Buses will dismiss around 1:00 pm.  Note that students will need a separate signed form for each day as applicable; forms must be printed out and turned in each day; no electronic forms will be accepted.  Classroom teachers will be letting students know the specifics about where to report on testing days.  Students only need to report to school on these days if they have an exam.


Monday, January 17, 2022 is a holiday.  There will be no school for students.


Tuesday, January 18, 2022 is a teacher workday.  There will be no school for students.


Second semester begins Wednesday, January 19, 2022 with a homeroom.


Do you need money for college or career school?  Federal student aid is available through grants, work-study, and loans. It’s not too late!  How do I apply for aid? You need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form by logging in at to apply online, filling it out in the myStudentAid mobile app or completing and mailing the FAFSA PDF. Students and parents will need an FSA ID (account username and password) to sign the form through the mobile app and online.  Find out more about the FAFSA and the FSA ID by emailing ( or making an appointment with Linda Taylor, Financial Aid Advisor in the Student Services Office.  Be sure to apply as soon as you can as a few federal student aid programs have limited funds and some colleges have early deadlines.     


Parents, please consider applying for meal benefits as soon as possible. By submitting a qualifying application, families will also support the district in qualifying for additional funds to support students and learning! Also, the NC Department of Health & Human Services is collecting student free and reduced lunch and attendance data from WCPSS to determine any additional Pandemic Electronic Benefits (P-EBT) that will be issued in the coming months! By not applying for these meal benefits, you will miss the potential opportunity to receive direct P-EBT funds for your family!

Yes, meals will still be free for all students through June 2022 but we still need you to complete a meal benefits application so our school can be eligible for this extra education funding next school year. Also, this ensures your student is covered for the first few weeks of school next year. Information about applying for Meal Benefits can be found at Help our school continue to receive this funding by completing an application online at Paper applications can be requested by calling 919-588-3535. 


The WCPSS annual asbestos notification can be found at the following link(s):  English  Spanish



 That’s all for today. Remember to wear your mask. Stay safe. Go Cougars!!!!