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Weekly Message 08/31/2020



Happy Monday to you! Here is an update for the week for you.


Instruction will follow the master schedule this week. Orientation is complete and all your child should be receiving their full 2.5-3 hours of instruction daily. Please be sure you visit our new website and click on the Virtual and Remote Learning Site. Here you will find grade level schedules, teacher email accounts, etc.


Attendance: Attendance will be taken in homeroom and in each period, ie. math, social studies, Specials. Our goal is that students are attending classes and engaged in the learning activities.


School Improvement: Thank you for taking the survey to share your interest in supporting our school improvement work. We will be looking at your areas of interest and reaching out to you. I am excited about the partnering with you and getting your input, ideas, and strengthening our school to home relationship. More to come!


IStation Assessments are coming! In the next few weeks, we will begin asking students to complete an online reading assessment known as iStation. The assessment will be given to ALL grade levels and will help us determine each child's strengths and weaknesses. 

Please do not have your child start the assessment or access iStation within their WakeID until their classroom teacher has instructed them to. We will incorporate this in to our "live" instructional time to provide as much support as possible.


Online Safety: All classes will begin their online safety lessons this week with Ms. Mills. Students will participate in three learning modules, each with a special focus on a component of online safety. Additionally, our safety plan has been updated on our school website under the Parents tab.


Equity: Our equity work continues in the new school year. Over summer I posted about the upcoming work that our school will be doing. There was a positive response from many parents who reached out to me via email and on the Dojo post. With such a positive response, I would like to host a session that will focus on the basic of equity to create a shared purpose with you and to talk through guiding questions to narrow our work. Please be on the lookout for a special invite to this session.


Immunizations: This week parents will receive calls from Office Staff regarding missing immunizations. The state requirement has not been waived, but they did extend our deadline. All rising Kindergarten students and any enrolled students must provide proper documentation in order to attend school (this is for virtual/remote school as well).


That's it Explorers! The building is open 8:00-4:00 p.m. daily. Please call 919-773-7411 should you have any questions.


Your Partner in Learning, Mrs. Graf