Davis Drive Principal's Message July 24, 2020
Hello Davis Drive Elementary School Families. I am sending this message to families as a summer update. As I know you have heard in the news, our school system is planning to operate under “Plan B -- Transition.” The means that our school year will begin virtually for all students. We anticipate that we will move to Plan B once we have the approval of the school system. If you have not already done so, families may sign up for the Virtual Academy with a link that will be provided on the WCPSS Website on Monday. The extended sign up opportunity for the Virtual Academy will be available Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday and will close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, July 29. Our plan is for Davis Drive Elementary students to be taught by Davis Drive Elementary teachers.
Many aspects of the coming year are subject to change based on information we receive from our school system and decisions that will be made by our School Board. Information about the latest plan can be found on the Wake County Public School System’s website at WCPSS.net. You can find more specific information about the Virtual Academy at https://www.wcpss.net/domain/17137
Please Complete This Technology Needs Survey by July 29
- As we prepare to return to school in an online environment, every K-12 student will need a laptop and Internet access in order to complete assignments, participate in instruction, and collaborate and learn with others.
- We’re asking all families with a student in grades K-12 to complete this survey for each student, regardless of your school, whether you have applied to the Virtual Academy, whether you have a device or whether you need a device. (Pre-K students’ technology will be addressed separately by the Office of Early Learning.) This short survey will help us better understand the needs of our students and make sure that we are able to meet those needs.
- The survey will not be available from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sunday, July 26, due to network maintenance.
Although the district intends to provide a device for every student in the future, some families may choose to provide their own laptop or desktop at this time. If you choose to purchase and/or provide a laptop or desktop for your child, we recommend an up-to-date Chromebook, Windows 10, or Apple laptop or desktop. Mobile devices, such as phones and tablets, typically cannot provide an adequate experience for online learning.
- Please complete this survey no later than midnight on Wednesday, July 29.
We hope that our families are enjoying the summer break. Stay tuned for more information and be sure to check WCPSS.net for any additional announcements.