Greetings Middle Creek High School families,
I hope your week is off to a good start and that you and your loved ones are all staying healthy as we navigate this unprecedented and ever-evolving situation. We are missing your students so much already, it feels like it has been much longer than just 6 days away!
As you are aware, the Governor has extended the school closures until May 15th. Middle Creek High School staff and WCPSS Central Office are working tirelessly to prepare for what “school” will look like for our students during this extended period away. You should have received an email from the district earlier this afternoon with some next steps and forecasting, and rest assured that you will continue to get information as plans are solidified. For now, and over the next 2 weeks we will continue to focus on making sure students have not lost any of their previous learning and have mastered previously taught material.
Wake County has created a site that supports all academic areas K-12 to help aid in this instructional support. Below is the link:
Additionally, teachers will likely be reaching out to students over the next week to make contact, and share some additional resources relevant to their content for review.
Please make sure your students are checking their Wake County email accounts. MCHS staff will be using this mode to communicate with your students and to gather information.
Technology Access Survey coming from Student Services!
The MCHS counseling staff will be sending a survey to all students in the next 48 hours to collect information about student access to technology devices and internet. As we prepare to move into “new instruction” virtually, it is important for us to know that households are already equipped and where we need to provide additional support. It is our hope to collect this information from families by Friday so that we can work with Technology Services on meeting the needs within our community. Please remind your student to look out for that email- as we need to hear from everyone!
With Governor Cooper’s announcement yesterday, North Carolina High School Athletic Association interscholastic athletics will remain suspended until at least May 18.
The NCHSAA Board of Directors and staff will use the next few weeks to weigh future decisions based on the new directions given by Governor Cooper, other government leaders, and organizations charged with public health and safety during this unprecedented time. Such decisions will include the possible resumption of spring sports’ competition and the possibility of holding the state basketball championships.
While they remain hopeful that we will be able to resume competition, particularly for our senior student-athletes, they also recognize the need to protect the health and safety of our students, coaches and the communities we serve.
That concludes my updates for this week. I want to thank you so much for your patience and flexibility during this uncertain time. So much is changing so fast, and we appreciate all the ways that you are supporting your students from home. Again, I want to reiterate how much the staff and I are missing seeing your students every day and we are confident that we will be able to provide solid instruction for them as we bridge the gap until we see them again. We will continue to provide updates and the details become more clear.
I hope that you and your families stay well.
Lacey Peckham, Principal