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Principal Message August 3, 2021

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Week of July 3, 2021


Dear Explorer Families,

Week 2 is off to a great start!  We welcomed our Kindergarten and Pre K students this week and it is wonderful to see our youngest Explorers thrive already quickly learning routines and expectations!  Keep up the good work little ones!


Last Friday we held our first Coffee and Conversation session.  It was great to engage and collect input from our attendees.  Parents, I encourage you to attend these sessions and offer your thoughts on action items for consideration as we work to move our school forward toward higher rates of success. Be on the lookout for the link to our next Virtual Coffee and Conversation session. 


Questions about Returning to School after an Covid-19 Exposure or Confirmed Diagnosis?  Click here to be taken to a district webpage full of resources, questions and answers, and processes to support your child in returning to school when safe. 


Upcoming Important Dates

August 11:  BOG All 3rd Grade Students

August 12:  Picture Day Pre K-6

August 18:  Workday:  No School for Students

August 26:  Virtual Open House 5:30-7:00 p.m.  Session1:  5:30 Select Students & Families for an ESL Overview; Session 2:6:00-6:30  Classroom Teacher Information Share; Session 3:  Will repeat Session 2 information for families with more than one child attending school.   

August 27:  Virtual Coffee and Conversation:  Getting to Know Support Services


Below are some important links that you may need to access:


Before and After School Care Program

EGES would like to offer a Before and After Care Program.  The program must meet enrollment requirements of at least 25 paid student registrations in order to open.  If you are interested in Before Care (7:00 a.m-8:45) and/or After Care (4:00-6:00 p.m.), please complete this form.  For specific questions about the program, please email Mr. Elmore at



Carpool occurs in the lot accessed from WQRB Radio Station Road.  Cars should not pull into the Bus Loop, as this presents a safety hazard for cars and students.  Each student is required to have a carpool number.  Please complete this form to sign up for carpool.  You will receive a tag during the first few days of school.  


Bus Transportation

The yellow bus transportation request period has ended.  If you applied for a yellow bus transportation by the due date, please check your email for bus stop and pick up/drop off time information.  If you have not applied for yellow bus transportation, but need to, please visit the WCPSS Transportation page to do so.


Please do not hesitate to reach out to me should you have any questions or concerns.  My email is  


#YourProudPrincipal, Dr. Graf