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Principal Message August 23, 2021

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Week of August 23, 2021


Dear Explorer Families,

Week 5 is off to a great start!  We have Open House this week, so please read through the memo with care. Today we welcomed our Virtual Academy students to their first day of school.  


Please remember to direct all questions with technology and Virtual Academy to or 919-773-7411.  AP Allain will support you in getting connected to your VA teacher.


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 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: 8:15 a.m. Getting to Know Support Services RSVP Here!

Bus Transportation

Yellow bus transportation may be delayed 15-45 minutes daily due to a driver shortage.  Students may be waiting at the bus for longer than usual.  If you are concerned about the times, please call us to check and see if the bus has arrived on campus or check our school twitter account.  We will post when buses arrive on campus. 


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

#YourProudPrincipal, Dr. Graf