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January 17 Weekly Message

 

Here is the Pleasant Grove Weekly Message for January 17 - 21

 

What this week of school will look like:

 

No School for students on Monday as we recognize the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.

 

No School for students on Tuesday.  Staff workday.

 

Classes resume on Wednesday. 

 

Students will continue mid-year reading assessments with their homeroom teachers this week.  These assessments are not graded.  Instead, they are used to see how well your child has progressed with their reading skills.

 

Students who attend in-person instruction should wear face coverings and bring a water bottle to school.

 

Quarter 2 Report Cards will be issued on Friday.

 

Friday, January 21 is a School Spirit Day.  Students are encouraged to wear their Pleasant Grove spiritwear and school colors.

 

The Positivity theme for this week is Perseverance.

 


 

COVID QUARANTINES

 

Important COVID-19 quarantine and isolation requirements are listed online at wcpss.net/whentoreturn.

 

 


 

APPLICATIONS FOR 2022-2023 MEAL BENEFITS

 

Parents should apply for meal benefits as soon as possible.  For every student who turns in the free and reduced lunch application and qualifies, the school becomes eligible for additional funds for services for students, especially students who are struggling in reading or math. Also, the NC Department of Health & Human Services uses free and reduced lunch and attendance data to determine any additional Pandemic Electronic Benefits (P-EBT) that will be issued in the coming months!  By not applying for these meal benefits, you will miss the potential opportunity to receive direct P-EBT funds for your family.  Information about meal benefits can be found at www.wcpss.net/meals and the application to complete online is at https://www.myschoolapps.com/ .

  


 

BUS TRANSPORTATION UPDATES

Because of impacts from the pandemic, we encourage all families to check the status of their child’s bus each morning at www.wcpss.net/busupdate .

 

 


 

SCHOOL REMINDERS

 

School Tours for Prospective Families:  Families with children who will begin Kindergarten in August 2022 are encouraged to sign up for a school tour.  Click here for more information.

 

Inclement Weather: In the event of inclement weather, information about closing or delay of school is available at www.wcpss.net, local television, and on the radio.  Make-up school days are determined by the school district.

 

Attendance: If your child is ever absent, families need to provide a note within two days of your child's return to school or the absences will be recorded as unexcused. 

 

Early Checkout: The deadline for early checkout is 3:15 PM. You must show a photo id when you arrive to check your child out of school. If you arrive after 3:15 PM, then you will have to wait and go through the carpool line. 

 

Transportation Changes: The deadline to make transportation changes for your child is 2:30 PM.  If you need to make a transportation change for your child, send a note in writing to your child’s teacher in the morning.  If you have an emergency transportation change that you can’t request in writing, please call the school office at 919-694-8770 before 2:30 PM. Do NOT send an e-mail to the teacher during the school day to request a transportation change. He or she might not read your e-mail until after dismissal.  The school will not make transportation changes after 2:30 PM.

 

Student Technology Questions or Concerns?:  If you have trouble with your district assigned device call Student Tech Help at 919-664-5700 or visit https://www.wcpss.net/techguides

 


 

COVID HEALTH & SAFETY UPDATES

 

COVID Vaccinations:  Visit YourSpotYourShot.nc.gov for more information and to find a free vaccination site in your area.

 

Stay home when sick:  All students should have their temperature taken every day at home before coming to school. You may not enter a WCPSS facility if you are:

  • Diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 10 days
  • Exposed to COVID-19 within the last 14 days and not fully vaccinated
  • Instructed to quarantine
  • Sick or experiencing any of these symptoms of illness
    • 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


When students can return to school:
  Students who are not feeling well but do not have any COVID-19 symptoms may return to school after they have gone at least 24 hours without a fever or the use of fever-reducing medicine. View wcpss.net/WhenToReturn for requirements to return after a COVID-19 diagnosis, exposure, or symptoms.

 


 

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION UPDATES

 

Family Tech Talk Virtual Event:  Inspiring Digital Responsibility

 

Join this conversation about the opportunities and challenges families and kids’ have with technology due to COVID-19.

 

Date:  Wednesday, January 26

Time:  7:00 PM

Presented By Trend Micro Internet Safety for Kids & Families

Meeting Link:  https://trendmicro.zoom.us/j/94688325007?pwd=d0xEL2h5NHgrTIZ6dVVVajU0ZEd2UT09

Passcode: 957523

Resources will be available in English and Spanish for this Virtual Event

 

Visit the PTA website at https://pges.memberhub.com for upcoming events for families.

 

PTA Sponsors 2021 – 2022

 

Exclusive Gold Sponsor

Carolina Braces

 

Silver Sponsors

Dr. Gina Lee, Brier Creek Orthodontics

Relish Craft Kitchen & Bar

 

Bronze Sponsors

Bespoke Realty Group

Goodberry’s Frozen Custard

I9 Sports

Research Triangle Dental

 

Community Partners

Camp Gladiator

Healing & Wellness Counseling Services, PLLC

Jack Rabbit Signs

Schianos Pizza & Pasta

 

We love our Pleasant Grove family! Thank you for your support this year. We all need it!

 

Questions?  Call 919-694-8770 or visit the school website at www.wcpss.net/pleasantgrovees for more information.

 

Sincerely,

Burt Batten, Principal