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November 15 Weekly Message


Hello Pleasant Grove Families,


This is Principal Batten with news about what to expect for the upcoming week at Pleasant Grove Elementary.



What will this week of school look like:


Monday, November 16:  All Preschool through Grade 3 students assigned to In-Person Learning will return to school for daily instruction this week. Additionally, all 4th and 5th Grade students assigned to Cohort Group A will attend school for a week of in-person learning. Check this calendar to review the weeks your child will attend school.  Click here.


If your child will attend school in-person, then make sure you complete both of these forms:

  1. Student Accountability and Required Health Protocols form. Click this link.  
  2. Bus Attestation form at this link.


Symptom screenings and temperature checks will occur before any child leaves their family car at the carpool loop or any bus rider enters the building. If your child is feeling sick or not well then please stay at home. Visitors and volunteers are not allowed in the building at this time. Your patience and cooperation with these public health measures is appreciated.


The Positivity Focus for this week is Gratitude.


Wednesday, November 18:  Students will complete a Remote Learning Day.  All instruction will be completed online remotely.


Flyer Family Day:  Also, on Wednesday, November 18, all families are invited to participate in Flyer Family Day to learn strategies to support your child’s success with reading and math this year.  Sign up to attend the online session that works best for your schedule.  Visit to sign up.



Important Details for In-Person Learning:

  • These Videos show what students should expect at Pleasant Grove. View here.
  • Meals at school will be free for all students through June 2021. Read more here.
  • Bookmark the WCPSS Return to Campus Guide for Families at this link.
  • Details about the Virtual Academy for the Second Semester are provided here.
  • Families who speak Spanish can use this link to learn more information describing the return to in-person learning for their child.


Parks and Recreation After-School Program:  Limited spaces available beginning November 16. Read more here



Books on the Go ProgramWe are excited to announce new opportunities for Pleasant Grove students to check out books from our school Media Center!  Read more about this program at this link 


Meal Benefits:  If your family has not already completed a 2020-2021 school year Free and Reduced Price Meal Application, please do so.  Families can fill out the annual request for free & reduced lunch at: . For more information about meal benefits, follow this link


Pandemic Benefits:  The State of NC has added additional P-EBT benefits for families with students receiving free or reduced-price lunch. Please be sure to share with families and check visit this link to learn more about the extension of benefits.


Technology Support:  Call Student Tech Help at 919-694-8100 or visit


Student Online Behavior Expectations:



PTA Updates:


PTA Family Night at Panera Bread, Thursday, November 19, 4 PM – 8 PM. 7849 Alexander Promenade Place, Raleigh 27617.  See Flyer linked here.


November Calendar Dates:

11/18:  Remote Learning Day

11/23:  Remote Learning Day

11/24:  Remote Learning Day

11/25 – 11/27:  Thanksgiving Holidays (No School)



Burt Batten, Principal