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Principal Message November 15-19, 2021

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Week of November 15, 2021


Dear Explorer Families,

Week 15 is here!  We are ready for a full week of learning and teaching.   


This Week:

11/15: In House Raleigh Dance Theater Performance for 1st Grade

11/15 & 11/17:  Girls on the Run


Upcoming Dates:

11/24-26:  No School:  Holiday


Bus Transportation & Notification:  Thank you for your flexibility with our late buses!

The bus driver shortage continues to be compounded by the bus driver “sick out”.  Bus drivers reporting to work is increasing and hopefully we will get back to capacity soon.


We will continue to post buses on Twitter.  This allows for instant updates for bus arrivals on campus and departures.  The Twitter handles are @eastgarnerES and @eastgarnerESbus. Buses are NO longer posted on TalkingPoints.  


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.


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


#YourProudPrincipal, Dr. Graf