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Panther News, 11/12/21

JDE Weekly Parent Update 11/12/2021

 

Panther Families,

We would like to wish our Track 2 families a safe and relaxing track out, and we warmly welcome back our Track 3 friends on Tuesday!  Have a great weekend!

 

Updates for this Week:

  • Reminder for Track 3 Families--Upcoming Reflection Day-- Year-round Track 3 students and staff will be tracked out on Nov. 12 so their day of reflection and preparation will be held on Nov. 15, 2021.  Track 3 students will return to school on Tuesday, November 16. 
  • New! Square 1 Art Deadline Approaching-- All Square 1 Art orders are due ON-LINE ONLY by Sunday, Nov. 14 at midnight! Track 3 families should be on the look out for an email from their child's teacher with their student's code from Square 1 Art. If you have any questions please e-mail Mrs. Thompson at hthompson@wcpss.net. Thanks!
  • Angel Tree for the Holidays-- This year the Angel Tree Program is back.  We wish for all students in our JDE community have a great holiday season.  If you would like to help a JDE student, please see the link below.  All gifts are due December 6:
    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0A4CACA82DA2F85-angel
  • Changes in Your Child's Transportation--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.  If that is the case, please follow up by contacting the school via phone as well after you send the e-mail so that we can get the change to your child's teacher. Thank you!
  • Interims--Track 3 and 4 teachers will send home interims on Friday, December 3.​​​​​
  • Volunteer Sign Up/Renewal-- The November Sign Up Genius can be found here. 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. 
  • 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 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 child'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 and prepare a learning plan for your student.
      • 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. 

 

Fall 2021Transportation 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 www.wcpss.net/student-information.

​​​​Carpool and Walker Tags:

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

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

 

 
  • Raise Craze Updates--The PTA is sooo excited that we have exceeded our goal with our Raise Craze fundraiser. You all have now raised over $34,000 with our students completing over 500 Acts of Kindness! Our fundraiser ends November 20!
    • If anyone has misplaced how to register their student with Raise Craze, please see the instructions here
    • Next week Tracks 3 &4 will have their Kindness Week, so please support our food drive and bring in your student’s specific food item. 

 
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