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Panther News, 9/10/21

JDE Weekly Parent Update 9/10/2021


Panther Parents,

We want to wish our Track 1 students a happy track out, and we are excited to welcome our Track 2 friends back! Have a spectacular weekend!


​​​​​​​Updates for this Week:

  • New! Fall Picture Day for Tracks 2 and 4--Students on Tracks 2 and 4 will take photos on Wednesday, September 22.  Picture day information will be sent home with these students soon. 
  • New! Volunteer Sign Up/Renewal--Additional slots have been added to the JDE Volunteer Sign Up Genius.  Please click here to choose a date that works with your schedule. Please do the following on the morning of your appointment:
    • Come to the main entrance and ring the doorbell.  Make sure you bring your license with you.
    • Staff will direct you to the Care Center main entrance.
    • Please choose a workstation to complete registration. We have two laptops set up with instructions for completing the process. 
  • New! Teacher Workday--There is an upcoming teacher workday on Friday, October 1.
    • Please click here to view our calendar for the year. 
  • Please Read --COVID-19 Updates and Precautions-
    • To minimize the spread of COVID-19, our school follows all COVID-19 health measures required by the NC Department of Health and Human Services.  Together, we can keep our students, staff, and community healthy in a safe and welcoming environment at school.
      • Please review the latest updates on safety precautions by viewing The Safe Return to School Plan.
      • Please read updated guidance on returning to school after an illness here
        • Remember, all students must stay home when sick, wear a face covering in school and should maintain as much physical distance as possible on campus. 
      • Parents are able to check the metrics at any time by going to this website
    • *Important--Please notify your student’s teacher or me as soon as possible if your student is diagnosed with COVID-19, so we can work with health officials for confidential contact tracing. 
      • Parents of students that may have been exposed will be notified immediately via phone call by school officials. Parents will be asked to keep their student at home if the call is made at night or early in the morning.  Students will be sent home from school if school staff is notified during the day.
      • The Wake County Health Department will call impacted families in 2-3 days. 
      • A follow up communication will be sent to the parents of exposed students with information about returning to school. 


2021-2022 Transportation Information and Updates from Mr. Saeva


​​​​​​​Bus Transportation Information:

  • To Check Your Student's Transportation Status:  View your student’s 2021-22 Transportation status via your student’s Homebase/Powerschool account.  Sign up for an account at your student’s school.  More information on Home Base is available at

​​​​Carpool and Walker Tags:

  • If you have any questions about Carpool or Walker Numbers/Tags, please email Mr. Rashleigh at

Carpool and Walker Arrival:

  • All students will be entering the building through the main entrance.  
  • Carpool students will unload between the two large orange cones and proceed to the main entrance using Lane 1 (this is the door furthest to the right under the awning).
    • Please remember to pull all the way up to the first cone, and make sure your child is ready to exit the vehicle so that we can get students on campuses as efficiently as possible. 

​​​​​​​Carpool and Walker Dismissal:

  • *Transportation Changes for the Day--As a reminder, please submit any changes in your child's transportation to your child's teacher in writing. 
    • A change in transportation via email that is made late in the school day may not be seen in time for afternoon dismissal, but we understand that in the event of an emergency it may be necessary and, in this case, please follow up by contacting the school via phone as well. 
  • Please display your Tag--If you plan on picking up your son/daughter from school through carpool or as a walker, you will need a Carpool or Walker tag displayed in your vehicle at the time of dismissal.
  • Students will begin to be dismissed to their cars at 3:45 pm.  
  • At 4:05 pm students that are still waiting to be picked up through carpool will be brought to the front office and will need to be checked out from there. 
    • If you need to check your child out from the office, please bring your license or Carpool/Walker tag with you to the front door.  


With pride,

Altonia Bransome, Principal


JDE PTA Updates


  • New! Spotlight on Staff for this Week--


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