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Panther News, 3/8/24

JDE Weekly Parent Update 3/8/2024

Good evening,

We wish our track 1 friends a safe and relaxing track out! We look forward to you in a few weeks. Also, please remember to move your clocks forward this weekend for daylight savings. 


Updates for this Week:

  • New! World Down Syndrome Day--We want to share an exciting initiative with you all in honor of World Down Syndrome Day on Thursday, March 21. Let's show our support for our friends with learning differences by wearing crazy socks on that day. This simple act will help raise awareness and promote inclusivity in our community. Thank you for your ongoing support and dedication to our students!

  • Reminder-2024-2025 Track Change Request Window Closing--Families may submit a track change request for consideration for the upcoming school year from March 1-10, 2024. 

    • Please click the link here to submit the requests for consideration for the 2024-2025 school year. The survey will opened today,Friday, March 1 at 8:45 am. The survey will close on Sunday, March 10 at 3:45 pm. 

  • Upcoming Report Card Dates--Students on tracks 1 and 3 will bring home report cards on Friday, April 5. Track 4 students will receive their report cards on Friday,April 26.

  • No School on Friday, March 29--All WCPSS schools will be closed on Friday, March 29 in observance of the Good Friday holiday.

  • Updated SSA Information-Students meeting qualifying criteria in grades K-7 can take advanced academic content in mathematics or English Language Arts through Single Subject Acceleration (SSA). This ensures opportunities for appropriate levels of academic challenge. Only students who are currently enrolled and attending a WCPSS school during the open nomination and testing window are eligible to be considered for SSA.

    Test Requests for the 2023-24 school year must be submitted during your school’s calendar request window.

    Year-Round Tracks 1 and 3:  February 21 - March 5, 2024 (Closed)

    Year-Round Track 4: March 11 - March 22, 2024

    Test Request Forms

    2023-24 Test Request Form: Leadership Academies, Modified, and Year-Round Tracks 1 and 3

    2023-24 Test Request Form: Year-Round Track 4 (Not available at this time.  This form will open on March 11, 2024).

    Testing Windows

    Students will test for SSA placement for the 2024-25 school year during the testing windows indicated below. Requests for testing outside these windows will not be accepted.

    Year-Round Tracks 1 and 3:  April 1 - April 12, 2024

    Year-Round Tracks 2 and 4:  April 22 - May 6, 2024

    Your request for testing must be documented on the ALS Google Form.  The request must clearly indicate which one subject you wish your student to be tested.  For more information, please visit SSA for Jones Dairy Elementary School.

  • Kindergarten Registration for the 2024-2025 School Year is Open--If you have a rising kindergartener for the 2024-2025 school year, you may start the registration process at any time by clicking here. Feel free to reach out to our data manager, Mrs. Lisa Daeke (, if you have any questions. 

  • Please Read-Student Illness--If your student is not feeling well, please keep them home. You will also need to contact your child's teacher, and they can help your student make up missed work.  

  • 2023-2024 Volunteer Registration–To complete the process to be a Volunteer within the Wake County Public School System for the 2023-2024 school year please use the link below to create an account and complete the registration process.

With pride,

Altonia Bransome, Principal


Upcoming JDE Event Information

Please mark your calendars. We will be adding more information and events soon.

  • Friday, May 24--Parents will be sent presentations via Talking Points about their child's next grade level. 
  • Saturday, June 1--2024-2025 Supply Lists will be posted on our school's website.
  • Monday, July 1--School Supply Drop Off--Students and parents will be able to drop off school supplies and materials in their new classrooms for the upcoming school year. 
  • Tuesday, July 16--Open House for Tracks 1 & 3 from 5:30-6:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 15--Open House for Track 4 from 5:30-6:30 pm