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DRMS Principal Message

Hello Dolphins!  This is Kristen Faircloth, proud Principal at Durant Road Middle School, with an important message.
Monday, March 22, 2021, the Wake County Board of Education approved a plan that will allow students in grade 6-12 the choice of returning to Plan A instruction in April.  In accordance with Senate Bill 220, all families who want to change their student's plan must communicate this decision by April 1, 2021.  Plan A instruction will begin on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 for Durant Road Middle School.   
Families with IEPs or 504 Plans received an email on Thursday, March 18, 2021 regarding whether they wish to be in Plan A or Virtual Academy.  Case Managers of students with IEPs or 504 Plans are contacting families to discuss the two options.  Families of students with IEPs or 504 plans must make their decision by April 1, 2021.  Families with IEPs or 504 Plans, please complete THIS SURVEY.  
Families of students who do not have an IEP or 504 Plan and want to change their student's plan from Virtual Academy or Plan A should complete this DRMS Enrollment Change Request Form or contact Kim Anderson at  All families must communicate their decision to move in or out of Virtual Academy by April 1, 2021.  
Plan A is "Minimal Social Distancing," but still requires NC Department of Health and Human Services protocols:
  • Social distancing protocols to the extent possible and as practicable
  • Cloth face coverings
  • Cleaning and hygiene protocols
  • Protecting vulnerable populations
  • Conducting regular screening and ongoing self-monitoring of symptoms
  • Appropriate steps to address suspected, presumptive or confirmed cases of COVID-19
Parents and students should keep in mind that school will remain different in many ways than before the pandemic.  We will do our best to provide the social experiences many students miss.  However, the guidelines mentioned above require us to operate under restrictions not necessary before the pandemic.  We hope to provide the safest possible learning environment for our Dolphins.  
Thank you for supporting DRMS,
Kristen Faircloth