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Cougar Blast - Week of 4.12.21


Dear Cougar Family,

I hope you are all doing well. Although it was a very short week, it was such a rewarding one seeing our Cougars get right back in the swing of things after an extended break. As I said to all of our students last week, we all hope to Finish Strong by committing to the following each and everyday for the rest of the year:

  • Stay focused
  • Be prepared
  • Complete work on time
  • Exhibit PRIDE expectations
  • Be a little better today than you were yesterday

Please take note of the following announcements for this week.


Be Prepared

  • All students should be familiar with teacher expectations and with their schedules
  • Daily Supplies for PLAN A students every day
    • Face Masks
    • WCPSS device or personal  and its charger to school 
    • Earbuds or headphones
    • Personal water bottle - labelled with name
    • ELA workbook and novel 
    • Math workbook
    • Paper and pencil 
  • Attendance
    • It is crucial for this last quarter that all students make every effort to attend and engage in their classes every day, whether virtual or in person.
    • Students attending virtual classes will be required to be signed into their LIVE Google Meet sessions and participate as required to be considered PRESENT for the day.
    • Please note that for Plan A students, there is no remote learning option if they are absent from school. Students will follow the normal, pre-pandemic procedures of contacting their teachers and making up work if they are absent.
    • If an absence is COVID-related, we will work with each family on an individual basis.
    • In an effort to keep us all safe, please adhere to following recommendations:
      • Students should not be in school if they are diagnosed with COVID-19, exposed to someone with COVID-19, instructed to quarantine, or if they are sick or experiencing any of these symptoms: 
        • 100.4° fever or higher
        • Sore throat
        • New cough
        • New shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
        • New loss of taste or smell
        • Diarrhea or vomiting
        • New severe headache

PTA  Information 

  • Please take a moment to read through the current PTA NEwsletter: Cougar Connection. It contains important information about the current and next school year.


  • Purchase your yearbook online by April 19, 2021! 
    • Order your child's copy through the Herff Jones Online Yearbook Center ( and use school code: 10708.  Ordering online is the only way to guarantee your child's copy of the yearbook!  

Latest Information from WCPSS:  


What's Happening at the PEAK?

April 14, 2021 

  • Asynchronous Day for all students - no live sessions, but students must still check each Google Classroom and complete all assignments

April 19 - 23, 2021

  • Full five day week for all students

April 20, 2021

April 28, 2021

  • Asynchronous Day for all students - no live sessions, but students must still check each Google Classroom and complete all assignments


Monica Yllanes, Principal