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Important School Information

 

Hi Families!  Listed below is important information about Pleasant Grove Elementary for families to know to support their child.

 

Arrivals:  We encourage all families to let their child enter independently into the school each morning.  It is wonderful to celebrate your child’s growing independence and confidence.

 

Transportation Changes: If you have a transportation change that you can’t request in writing, please call the school office at 919-694-8770 prior to 2:30 PM so we can notify your child’s teacher. Please do NOT e-mail the teacher during the school day to request a transportation change. He or she might not read your e-mail until after dismissal.

 

Carpool:  Help students learn their carpool number.  Parents make sure your child exits & enters from the passenger side. You may need to slide your passenger side front seat up so your child can enter or exit from the passenger side.  

 

Bus Transportation:  Check  https://www.wcpss.net/Page/41148  for updates about bus routes and services.  Each afternoon we post bus departure times on our school bus twitter @pgesbuses. 

 

Early Checkout: If you find it necessary to check your child out of school early, you must do so before 3:15 PM. You must show a photo id when you arrive to check your child out of school. For the safety of all our students, our office staff will ask to see a photo ID before releasing a child to anyone.

 

Volunteers:  If you completed the WCPSS volunteer registration process in the 2021-2022 school year your status is still active.  If you are a new family, or did not register last year, you need to complete volunteer registration.  You can complete this process at any WCPSS school.

 

Late Afternoon Carpool: Afternoon carpool is ending by 4:05 PM. Students who have not been picked up by the time the carpool line is done will need for parents to park and come inside to sign them out.

Health Assessment Forms: New families, please submit your required health assessment documentation for your child. At the end of the 30 calendar day period, state law requires any child without a health assessment be prohibited from attending school until he or she has obtained the required assessment.

 

Student Meals:  Visit https://www.wcpss.net/Page/21563 for information about student meals. Families can apply for free or reduced-price meals online by visiting www.MySchoolApps.com .  Paper applications can be requested by calling 919-588-3535 or emailing cnsmealbenefits@wcpss.net .

 

Birthday Parties:  Pleasant Grove cannot accommodate requests for birthday parties at school. Adults should plan birthday parties, special treats, cake, cupcakes, and candies for their children at home or at a non-school location. 

 

Student Accident Insurance:  Each school year, parents have the option to purchase accident insurance for their child through a WCPSS-contracted provider.  Visit www.wcpss.net/insurance for more information.

 

Bus Conduct:  WCPSS will enforce a Code of Conduct for students who ride school bus transportation.  Students who cannot follow the code of conduct will lose bus riding privileges.

 

Student & Family Handbooks:  Copies of the Pleasant Grove Student & Family Handbooks are available online at  https://www.wcpss.net/domain/10455

 

Wellness:  If your child is not feeling well, or experiencing COVID-like symptoms, then they should stay home.  Isolation requirements are listed online at wcpss.net/whentoreturn.  Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe and healthy!

 

Parent Teacher Association (PTA):  Joining the Pleasant Grove PTA has never been so easy and made such an impact for the school.  Join for $5.  Visit https://pges.memberhub.com

 

Thank you for your support! The encouragement you provide your student means a lot.  Email me if you have questions.  You can reach me at bbatten@wcpss.net.

 

Sincerely,

Burt Batten, Principal