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DDE Principal's Message Week of March 1, 2020

Hello Davis Drive Elementary School families.  This is The Weekly Principal’s Message for the Week of March 1, 2020.  '


The DDE Odyssey of Mind teams will be competing on Saturday, March 7th at Wakefield High School and Wakefield Middle School. Good Luck To All Teams!!


On Wednesday, March 4 we will participate in a tornado drill.  Teachers will provide instructions to students about how to respond in case of a tornado.  We will practice actions to help our students be safe as possible during severe weather. It may be a good idea for families to discuss how they would respond at home if and when we experience severe weather.  Some of our students experience stress during storms and having a plan on how to respond may be helpful in reducing stress for our students.    


Parents - I have an important update from the Town of Cary regarding the upcoming CSX railroad track closures in Western Cary. Our buses, carpool and pedestrian traffic will be impacted by the closing of the railroad crossing on Davis Drive on March 10. This closure is expected to last three days. As a result of the closure, we may experience some delays of our buses as they enter and exit our campus. Please use the Here Comes the Bus app or visit  for more specific information about your child’s bus schedule. Thank you for your patience.  The Town of Cary has a website that may be helpful for additional information --


Blast off with National School Breakfast Week March 2-6!

What is NSBW you ask... National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) is a week long program designed to raise awareness of the National School Breakfast Program (SPB) in school communities across the country. The NSBW was launched in 1989 by the federal government as a means for all K-12 students in the United States to have access to a nutritious school breakfast. More than 14 million children participate each day! 

Students who eat school breakfast are more likely to:

  • Reach higher levels of achievement in reading and math
  • Score higher on standardized tests
  • Have better concentration and memory
  • Be more alert
  • Maintain a healthy weight

 Click here to check out the menu:  Come check out our stellar school's out of this World!


With ongoing concerns over the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to share information about the measures our district is taking in partnership with the Wake County Human Services Department and their Public Health Division, under the guidance of the NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Information about the school system’s response can be found at


 We look forward to seeing our students on Monday.  Please be sure to be on time for school.