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Weekly Message 08/24/2020

WEEK OF AUGUST 24-28, 2020

Good morning Explorer Parents,


We are in Week 2 of Orientation! The majority of student materials were picked up. If you did not come over the past four opportunities, you will be contacted today by the Front Office for a pick up time. It is important that your child receive their supplies so they can fully participate in the activities.


This week you can join me for Coffee and Conversation where I will share out about the Title I program and have a Q&A session about school improvement. If you are interested in attending the meeting, please complete the form: Lunch & Learn/Coffee & Conversation Parent Sign Up Form.


Technology Update from the District:

We thank parents and students for their patience as we work to distribute the more than 44,000 Chromebooks and 13,000 hotspots that have been requested. If you requested a device, you will be notified of your assigned pick-up date as soon as possible, if you have not already. Thank you for understanding that we need to limit the number of people who are notified to ensure distribution sites can maintain social distancing. This is for the protection of families, staff and volunteers. As of today, all high school, middle school and modified calendar students who, prior to this week, had requested only Chromebooks have been notified of their pick-up date.


As of Friday, many of our families were being contacted. We had 205 requests for technology, but some of the requests were done multiple times or were completed for students who already had a device signed out. Please only complete the form for students who do not have any technology to use or an internet connection. If you were given a Chromebook in the Spring, it is the one that students are supposed to use now.


Here is the link to the technology request survey: (this should only be filled out for students who have no technology or internet)



FYI: Technology Support for Parents and Students

We encourage parents to visit for technology support. The resources on this site show students how to log in to their Wake IDs and student email, how to set up and use Chromebooks and Internet hotspots, how to connect to WiFi, how to use learning systems such as Google Classroom and Canvas, and much more. You can also find contact information for our help desk.



Virtual Recess with Principal Graf: Teachers will share a special recess time when students can login and interact with me! I will have my favorite book ready to go and would love to see your child pop in and say "hi!"


Lunch and Breakfast: Don't forget to swing by and pick up your lunch and breakfast daily in the carpool line from 10:30-12:30.


That's it Explorers! Please contact me with any questions you may have: Have a great week!


My Best, Mrs. Graf