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Sunday Night Announcements - Week of October 25th


     Hello Wonderful Wendell Families,


     Here are the Sunday Night Announcements for the week of October 25th:



     New Stuff


     No School for Students on Wednesday

     There will be no school for students on Wednesday, October 27th (Teacher Workday).  Students will return to school on Thursday, October 28th.


     Fall Picture Make-ups and VA Picture Day

     Tuesday, November 30th will be fall picture make-up day here at WES.  Virtual Academy students are also welcome to come to school that morning to take their fall pictures.



     Friendly Reminders


     Afternoon Carpool Update

     We are continuing to delay the rollout of our new afternoon carpool dismissal system... Thanks for your patience. 


     Student Wellness Reminders

     Please keep your child(ren) at home if experiencing any of the following symptoms: 


  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea


      After your child takes a PCR test, please do not send them to school until you have the results showing "negative", at which point you can email those results to


     Thanks for doing your part to keep our students and staff healthy!


     Proper Wearing of Face Coverings

     With cases on the rise across WCPSS, here is a reminder about the importance of our children wearing face coverings properly while on campus here at WES:


     In the event of an positive case at school, if face coverings have been worn appropriately (over nose, mouth, and under chin) and consistently by both the person with COVID-19 and the potentially exposed child, then the potentially exposed child does not need to quarantine.  Wearing a face covering properly may end up keeping your child(ren) at school instead of at home for two weeks!


     Please consider having this discussion regularly with your child(ren), as we want to keep as many kids on campus for in-person learning as possible. 


     Essential Visitors on Campus

     Determining what constitutes an “essential visitor” is now a school-based decision in WCPSS.  Here at WES, there are four circumstances under which families will be admitted into the building:


     - Checking your child(ren) in late

     - Checking your child(ren) out early

     - The office has contacted you asking you to come pick up your child

     - You have a scheduled meeting with a WES staff member


     Thanks for your cooperation... Please contact the front office with any questions/concerns.


     Morning Arrival Procedures

     Students may not arrive to campus before 8:00 each morning, as there are no teachers on duty until then.

     Carpool families, please keep your child(ren) in your car until staff comes out when the 8:00 bell rings.

     Families with students who walk to school, please do not allow your child(ren) to arrive on campus before 8:00.

     Families of bus/cab riders... You're good.  We don't unload buses and cabs until 8:00 anyway.


     If your child(ren) arrive(s) late (after 8:30am), you must park and walk them to the front door, where you'll be buzzed into the office to sign in.  Please do not simply drop your late child(ren) off in front of the school, as there are no staff on duty after 8:30am.  


     Ms. Armstrong and I will reach out to any families who consistently don't comply with our procedures... Thanks for your cooperation!


     Afternoon Carpool Procedures

     Thanks for continuing to follow these procedures during dismissal:


     - Please go through the carpool line at the end of the day.  Yes, the line is long.  Yes, you may have to circle the building a few times before you can get into the carpool loop.  But you are setting an example for your child(ren) by following the school rules and procedures... Thank you!  

     - Please do not park your car and walk up to ask for your child(ren).  If you do, you'll be asked to go back to your car and come through the carpool line like everyone else.  You are also setting an example for your child(ren) by not following the school rules and procedures.

     - Please be kind to our staff and to each other.  WES staff work together to safely dismiss over 200 carpool students each day, and we're all doing the best that we can... Thanks for choosing kindness!


     Join the PTA!

     Please join the PTA (and purchase some new WES spiritwear!) by following this link.


     Sign Up for the Spirit Rock

     The WES Spirit Rock is a great way to celebrate your student! Here's how:


     1) Email WES PTA to reserve the week you want to paint the rock.


     2) After you receive confirmation for your week, pay the $25 fee on memberhub here:


     3) Paint the rock on Saturday or Sunday to celebrate your student!


     Thanks for supporting our Wendell Eagles!


     WES Family Handbook

     Please take some time to read through our 2021-2022 WES Family Handbook, which contains school-specific information on a variety of topics.


     Here Comes the Bus App

     The Here Comes the Bus app is now available in the App Store for WES families.  Existing app users will need to add students back but should not need to reinstall the app.  Please reach out to Ms. Armstrong at with any questions/concerns.


     School Lunch Menus

     Please visit the School Meals section of our homepage to view daily breakfast and lunch menus up to five weeks in advance... You can also register for the Meal Viewer website/app.


     Mr. Zellmer's Google Voice Number

     Once again, I have a Google Voice account dedicated solely to one-on-one family communcation.  Please text or call me at 919.374.0503 anytime!








     Jack Zellmer

     Principal, Wendell Creative Arts and Science Magnet Elementary School