Return to Headlines

The Sunday Kickoff Message for 01/30/22

Baucom Parents & Guardians,

This is Dr. Saunders with this week’s Sunday Kickoff Message, coming to you a bit earlier than usual this week.

First today, I’ve included the link in the emailed version to the WCPSS Return to School policy page. Changes were made to the policy again last week, most notably in the non-household exposure section. A non-household situation would be school, for instance. I’m sharing the page in hopes that you’ll review the most up-to-date policies today, but it can also be a resource you access later, as needed.

It's now YEARBOOK purchasing season! This year’s edition is $17 and the link is in the emailed version of the message. As always, we only order a limited number, so reserve one or more for your Aviators today!

January 29th kicked off this year’s Wake Up & Read Book Drive effort across the county. If you have new or gently read children’s books to donate, please follow the instructions on this year’s flyer, linked HERE. Essentially, there will be collection bins outside our front doors, beginning this week, and running through the month of February.

Next, PTA’s Soup-er Bowl for staff members is scheduled for Friday, February 11th. if you’d like to encourage our teachers through your cooking, please sign up here:


Thank you all and we’re #ClearedForTakeoff again this week, at Baucom.


Previews & Reviews

Important Links


- We continue to need substitute teachers. You can always pick which type of classroom you’d want to sub in for the day. Daily rates are now $115 for non-certified individuals and $130 with certification. Please visit the district’s website HERE for information on signing up to serve in this capacity.


-Please, please help us contain this virus by monitoring your Aviator for COVID-like symptoms in the evenings and mornings before school. This may seem obvious and most everyone is doing a great job with this, but please DO NOT send them to school if they’re displaying any of the COVID-like symptoms. Furthermore, if you’re unsure what you should do, email our COVID Coordinator, Valerie Headlee, the teacher, and me to ask your questions. Mrs. Headlee’s email is and mine is


- If you would like to have your Aviator participate in weekly COVID testing each Wednesday, the links are provided below.


Baucom Elementary COVID-19 STAFF Testing Registration


Baucom Elementary COVID-19 Testing Registration


-Check out the new flyer for this year’s Spring Family Night, scheduled for Friday, April 1st, from 6-8pm. Mark it on your calendar now, while you’re thinking about it!


-Did you know that Kindergarten registration for 2022-2023 is well under way? Baucom families – if you yourself have a Kindergarten-age eligible little one to register, OR if you know a neighbor or family member needing to enroll for next school year, PLEASE let them know they can connect with our Data Manager, Beverly Robinson, here at Baucom anytime. It helps us tremendously to gain Kindergarten registration sooner rather than later. For instance, the district considers the registration numbers when allotting us teacher positions for the following year. Here’s the link to the WCPSS Kindergarten Registration website for your convenience tonight.


- We’ve been provided an exciting new resource to share with you all from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. The site is called Literacy at Home and it’s one of the better resources the state has ever produced for parents. The brief intro video is linked HERE and the flyer itself is HERE. The flyer will link you to the website where you’ll find at-home literacy resources for Kindergarten to 5th grade. I really hope you’ll make use of it, remembering that our Aviators need to spend 20-30 minutes a night reading, or being read to, each and every week.


Important Dates


Tuesday, February 8th – Science Expo Day at School

Tuesday, February 8th – February’s PTA Meeting, 6pm, Media Center

Friday, February 11thPTA’s Soup-er Bowl for staff members