Weekly Update, 4/19/2020
Dear Apex Cougar Families,
I hope this message finds you healthy and well! Thank you for all of your efforts this past week and in weeks to come as we navigate our current phase of remote learning! You are critical partners in this endeavor. Please know that we, the Apex ES staff, appreciate all that you are juggling at home. If you have any questions or concerns about how remote learning is going, please reach out to your child’s teacher or to me. As I stated last week, our partnership with you is more important than ever, and we value and desire your feedback!
Remote Learning Links
Teachers and students have now started a new phase of remote learning. And while this new phase won’t replace classroom instruction, it will provide equitable and continuous learning opportunities to the extent possible. The following are some links to assist you as we navigate this learning adventure together:
- Apex Elementary School Schedule for Remote Learning Please feel free to access this learning at a time that is most convenient for your family.
- Apex ES Remote Learning Website is now available for parents and caregivers as a remote learning resource.
- Expectations and Guidelines for Students and Families in Remote Learning
- Remote Learning Feedback Practices for Grades K-5
For student safety and security, please do not post Google Meet Links on the web. Thank you!
As you are working with your student, there are resources and support available for your family regarding how to log in and how to use specific digital tools. If you have a technology issue and need help, please contact the Student Help Desk at StudentTechHelp.wcpss.net or by phone weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 919-694-8100.
Student Device Distribution
This past week, WCPSS has been receiving 10,500 AT&T WiFi hotspots. These are separate devices that allow you to connect your technology devices to the Internet. As soon as they arrive at Apex ES and we receive distribution information from WCPSS, we will immediately begin preparing them for distribution. Learn more > Students who need both a wifi hotspot and a device will be contacted once hotspots are made available.
Field Trip Refunds
Thank you for your patience as we have begun processing field trip refund checks. We anticipate that refund checks will begin to be mailed out this week!
All Playground and Athletic Fields are Closed
Due to local and state directives, all school facilities including all playground and athletic fields are closed. For the safety of our community, we ask that your family please adhere to the guidelines.
Food Collection and Distribution
Anyone who needs food assistance should visit wcpss.net/food to find the food distribution site nearest you. If you cannot get food from one of these sites, please contact someone at your child’s school, so we can try to provide assistance. We are continuing to add new food assistance locations and options, so please check this page regularly for updates.
Please know that I am here to support and serve you as your Apex ES Principal. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns you may be having. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apex Elementary’s Vision: One family working together to provide a supportive, rigorous learning environment while developing life-long learners.