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Summer Update 8/2/20

Good afternoon East Garner Magnet Middle School Families, this is Jimmy Sposato, the proud principal of the Trojans reaching out with a summer update. Again, I welcome all of our 6th graders, or Year 1 students, to our community as well as any new 7th and 8th graders. If you are receiving this message and your child will not be attending East Garner Middle in the Fall, please contact the school at 919-662-2339 to update us on your plans.  If you are hearing my voice for the first time then I welcome you to the East Garner Middle community. I will send these messages out weekly to keep you informed and engaged. 


As a reminder all students will begin the school year in online instruction. The first two weeks of school for all students will focus on orientation and the distribution of supplies. Virtual Academy enrollment has closed and families will receive a confirmation email by Monday evening. Though we must do many things differently, we will vigorously and safely pursue our vision to foster a safe and equitable environment that values relationships, collaboration and high expectations developing lifelong learners,  leaders (who are responsible global citizens).  Families who requested a device through the technology survey will be contacted by the System to announce distribution dates and locations. We are not distributing devices at the school at this time.


I will hold a Virtual Information Session next Thursday at 2:00pm to review the opening of the school year plans and to answer questions. We will record the session for folks to view at a later time. Login information will be posted on the website.

7th Grade Families: No Extensions to Student Immunization and Health Assessment Requirements As of now, state lawmakers have not made any adjustments or exceptions to the immunization and health assessment requirements for students enrolled for face-to-face instruction or for the Virtual Academy. This includes requirements for kindergarteners, 7th graders, and seniors.


Be safe and have a great summer! 




Jimmy Sposato, Principal


Reminder: Apply Online for Meal Benefits

WCPSS Child Nutrition Services wants to remind you that if you have not yet applied for school meal benefits, you may complete an application online at eligible for reduced-price meals will receive their breakfast and lunch at no cost for the 2020-2021 school year. School meals will be available to families via curbside pickup. For more information please visit We encourage parents to choose healthy and delicious school meals for their child.


Current students eligible for bus service – 2020-21 school year 

If your student is enrolled, has a school assignment that provides for neighborhood or express school bus transportation, and wishes to use this service on a regular basis, go to Bus Rider Registration  (or visit to apply.  You must do this each year.