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Bulldog Bulletin for the Week of 1/4/21


Important Dates


1/6/20-Asynchronous Day- meets from 9:00-9:20 only

1/13/20-Asynchronous Day- meets from 9:00-9:20 only

1/15/20-End of 2nd Quarter

1/18 and 1/19- No School

1/20- Start of Quarter 3

1/22- Report Cards go home


January 4th-15th-ALL Students Remote 


The Wake County Board of Education moved all students to remote instruction from January 4-15. This decision was made due to the impact of an increased number of COVID-19 infections in Wake County.  

Health experts continue to advise that in-person learning is not a significant contributor to the spread of COVID-19. Our own district’s data shows very limited spread of COVID-19 in our schools, a testament to the incredible effort of our teachers and staff in creating and maintaining safe environments for our students. 

However, our staff is not immune to the rapid spread of the virus in the greater community. When cases increase, so do the number of our employees who are required to quarantine as a result. 


Supply Pick Up is January 6th- Correction


Students that were in person on December 18th have already received their supplies and headphones. ALL other K-5 students need to plan to pick up supplies at the front entrance on Wednesday, January 6th from 8:00-4:00. These supplies include a headset that will help students with upcoming assessments. Please just pull up and state your students name and teacher. Thanks!!!


Dreambox Challenge


WCPSS has provided guidelines that teachers allow students to work on Dreambox daily to complete 1-2 lessons of work 20 minutes per day. Briarcliff students in K-5 should be using Dreambox everyday as part of their daily math instruction both in person and durning remote learning. 


To encourage students we have created the Winter Dreambox Challenge. If as a school we complete 15,000 lessons from January 4th-February 4th the student with the most lessons completed at each grade level will get to PIE ADMINISTRATION in the FACE!!! The class with the most lessons completed at each grade level will get a Social Hour with their classmates. 





It is very important that students are attending class everyday. Attendance is taken and required. Students can attend in multiple ways, but having that time with teachers during live meets can really help students understand the material. Please let us know if you are facing barriers that we can support. 





In order to continue to keep staff and students safe we are not allowing visitors in the building at this time. Please call the office to get any questions answered or to arrange pick up of any materials needed.


Cohorts and Teachers


As families have made changes to in person learning or virtual academy it will mean that we need to adjust teachers to accommodate those changes. We will not be making any changes until it is determined that we are in person. Once we are sure of the date we will then share any changes that have been made. It is very likely that you will have a different teacher if you changed from in person to VA or vice versa. 


We are also being asked to make sure every in person student is assigned a cohort. We are making adjustments to chorts and will send them out once we finish. We do not know if they will be using Plan B, we were just asked to make sure we have each student assigned to a cohort.