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Panther News, 5/21/21

Jones Dairy Elementary School
Altonia Bransome, Principal
1100 Jones Dairy Road
Wake Forest, N.C. 27587

tel: (919) 562-6181
fax: (919) 670-4388

JDE Weekly Parent Update May 21, 2021

Panther Parents,

A special thank you goes out to all of our families for coming out and supporting the JDE McTeacher Night coordinated by our amazing PTA.  It's always so much fun to see our kids and parents outside of school.  We appreciate all you do to contribute to our beloved school! Have a great weekend!

Updates for this week:                 

  • Update! Track Assignments for Next Year--We will be sending home track assignments for our students for the 2021-2022 school year on Friday, May 28.  Most of our students will return to their original track assignment before we moved to the single track this year. 
    • Track assignments will be mailed to VA students.
    • Students that are in person will be given a slip of paper with their track assignment.
    • Teacher information for the upcoming school year will go home with report cards.
    • Please e-mail Kathy Brown, our data manager, at if you do not receive your child's track assignment by June 1. 
  • Reminder--The Next Remote Learning Day--Wednesday, May 26 will be the last remote learning day.   We will not have live meetings or in person learning for students. Teachers will post assignments for their classes.

  • New! School Meal Updates for 2021-2022--Breakfast and lunch will be free for all students for the upcoming school year.

  • New! Bus Updates--Transportation will be contacting all current bus riders and transportation-eligible non-riders on the year-round calendar on Friday, May 21 via School Messenger. Parents will be invited to check their transportation status for the 2021-22 school year, request service if they are not currently registered, or decline service if they do not wish transportation service next school year.

  • Updated Face Covering Guidance--Please click on this link to read about the new face covering guidelines.  
  • Field Day--Our students will be participating in Field Day this year.  K-2 will have Field Day on June 17th and 3-5 will have Field Day on June 18th. 
  • WCPSS ​Change in Daily Screenings--

    • We need your help to keep our school community healthy by keeping your student home if they are not feeling well or have been diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19.  Students should not be in school if they are diagnosed with COVID-19, exposed to someone with COVID-19, instructed to quarantine, or if they are sick or experiencing any of these symptoms: 
      • 100.4° fever or higher

      • Sore throat

      • New cough

      • New shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

      • New loss of taste or smell

      • Diarrhea or vomiting

      • New severe headache

    • Links to Helpful WCPSS sites:

Updated--Remote Learning Days and the Second Semester Calendar--Please review these items below. 

  • The second semester calendar can be viewed here
  • Second semester remote learning days can be viewed here
  • The link to the 2021-2022 year round calendar can be found here

​​​​​​​With pride,

Altonia Bransome, Principal


JDE PTA Updates

  • PTA Newsletter for April/May-- Please read the April/May Newsletter.

  • No Fuss Fundraiser--Don’t forget to help us with our No Fuss Fundraiser! We are working to support JDE purchase items for both virtual and in person learning including: Raz Kids Reading Program, room dividers for social distancing, and technology grants for our teachers to purchase other virtual learning apps for the students. Every dollar counts! Donate today!  Link:    

  • Link Your Lowe's and VIC Cards--Parents it's now time to relink your Lowes Foods and Harris Teeter savings cards.  You can link your VIC card at  and go to to link your Lowes card.  
    • You can also send your Vic or Lowes savings card # or phone number used to set up your savings cards to  Sending these numbers will only link your cards to our school. It will not give out any information.  
    • Any questions please contact Theresa Pritt, VP of Fundraising, at the above email.