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Principal Message August 16, 2021

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Week of August 16, 2021


Dear Explorer Families,

Week 4 is off to a great start!  We have Open House this week, so please read through the memo with care. 


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. As of 8/16/2021 students are required to wear face coverings except when actively eating and drinking during lunch while on campus.  Students can remove face coverings while at recess. 


Upcoming Important Dates

August 17:  4th Grade Parent Information Session 5:30-6:30 p.m.

August 18:  Workday:  No School for Students and VA Materials Pick Up at EGES for K-5 VA Students Only! 

August 19:  Virtual Academy Meet the Teacher 12:00-1:00! 

August 26:  Virtual Open House 5:30-7:00 p.m.  

Session 1:  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 (An RSVP will be sent out in the memo next week!)


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

If you have not applied for yellow bus transportation, but need to, please visit the WCPSS Transportation page to do so.  Students cannot ride a bus home until the registration process has been completed.


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

#YourProudPrincipal, Dr. Graf