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Principal's Weekly Message

October 25 Update

We are excited to welcome back Cohort A students to the building on Monday, October 26th. Staff has been prepping and preparing and are excited to see students. For families accessing carpool, we ask for your patience as we navigate new safety protocols. Remember school is a partnership. We are IN THIS TOGETHER and TOGETHER WE CAN!

Reminder: Plan B Students only: Only students in Pre-K, K-3, and ECS in COHORT A will report to school on Monday, October 26th. NO other cohorts should report to school on Monday, October 26th.

  • Instruction starts promptly at 9:15. Due to needing time to screen carpool students prior to entering the building, please do not wait until 9:10 to drop your student off. Health screenings will require extra time.
  • If a carpool student fails the health screening, they will not be allowed to get out of the car.
  • If a bust student fails the health screening, they will be sent to the Care Center and a parent will be called immediately to pick the student up.

 

All FPDE Families

Wednesday, October 28th is an remote learning day for all students at Forest Pines. Learning for all students, including cohort A, will be asynchronous. Pre-K, K-3, and ECS students in cohort A will not report to school.

Forest Pines Drive Elementary School is celebrating Bullying Prevention Month and
Red Ribbon Week October 26 -30 . There are special days planned that will allow your child to show their drug free and bully free spirit. Join us each day in showing school spirit.

Monday, 10/26 “We’re REaDy for Red Ribbon Week” Wear RED!

Tuesday, 10/27 Be Brave Day Wear your favorite Super Hero outfit or clothes

10/28, Wednesday “Don’t let Drugs or Bullying Mix You Up” Wear mismatched clothes and/or socks. (Remore Learning Day)

Thursday, 10/29 “Hats Off to being Drug and Bully Free” Wear crazy hats.

Friday, 10/30 “My Future Matter, I’m Drug and Bully Free” Wear your future career outfit or college clothes.

 

October 18 Update

The previous remote learning dates were school based decisions. Beginning October 28th, remote learning days will occur district wide on the same day. This will offer continuity for our families. Mark your calendar for the remaining district wide remote learning days through December. On these days, all learning will be asynchronous. Students may participate in a morning meeting or small group at a mutually agreed upon time if there is a need.

  • November 18th
  • November 23rd
  • November 24th
  • December 2nd
  • December 11th
  • December 16th

Bullying Prevention Month: Bullying Prevention is important all year round, but each October we join schools nationwide to observe National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month.

  • October 21st - Unity Day - wear Orange: United for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.

Teacher Workday: Friday, October 23rd No school for students

 

Information for Plan B Students

On Wednesday, October 14th at 6:30, we held a parent session to discuss the return to school. Below are the slides that were printed.

We will hold a second session on Tuesday, October 20th at 9:00am. This will be the same information that waspresented on October 14th.

Here is another video that might help you prepare your student(s) as we prepare to return to school with Pre-K – 3rd grade and ECS on Monday, October 26th.  This is a reminder that only Cohort A for those grades will return. If you do not know your child’s cohort, please call the school.

Preparing Your Children to Return to In Person Instruction

 

 

For students in Plan B in grades Pre - K - 3rd and ECS only

  • 4th and 5th grade students will remain in remote learning until November 16th at which time they will begin cohort rotations.

October 26thFirst day of school for students in Pre-K – 3rd and ECS from Cohort A only

  • Cohorts B and C are in remote learning

November 2nd :First Day of face to face for students in Pre-K – 3rd and ECS from Cohort B only

  • Cohorts A and C are in remote learning

November 9th :First Day of face to face for students in Pre-K – 3rd and ECS from Cohort C only

  • Cohorts A and B are in remote learning

November 16th: All students in Pre-K-3rd and ECS report to school for face to face (no cohorts)

November 16th: First day of face to face for students in person 4th and 5th grade from Cohort A only

  • 4th and 5th grade Cohorts B and C are in remote learning

November 30th: First day of face to face for students in person in 4th and 5th grade from Cohort B only

  • 4th and 5th grade Cohorts A and C are in remote learning

December 7th: First day of face to face  for students in 4th and 5th grade from Cohort C only

  • 4th and 5th grade Cohorts A and B are in remote learning

October 11 Update

ALL STUDENTS:

Material Pick-Up Dates: The end of first quarter is quickly approaching, which means it is time to prepare for our second quarter materials item pick-up. We will have item pick up on the following days and at the following times.

  • Thursday, October 15 from 4 - 7 pm
  • Friday, October 16 from 11 am - 4 pm.

Virtual Title I and PTA Meeting: We will hold a brief Title 1 meeting at 6:45pm on Tuesday, October 13th. This meeting should last about 15 minutes. Immediately following the Title 1 meeting,  we will hold our first PTA meeting of the year. The link for the meeting will be shared on Tuesday morning. We will vote on our PTA budget at this meeting. If you haven't joined the PTA yet, it's not too late! You can join online at http://fpdepta.weebly.com/membership.html.

Specialist Newsletter Quarter 1: Qtr. 1 Newsletter

Plan B students: Preparing for Return-to-Campus:

Join us Wednesday, October 14th at 6:30 pm for information on Return to School

Meeting Link: Join with Google Meet

meet.google.com/tzv-vzfh-vku

This week, we are putting final touches on our health and safety protocols. Please help us by working with your student on the 3Ws, wearing a face covering, washing hands, and waiting six feet apart. Students will be required to wear a face covering when on campus, except when eating. It will be helpful if they start working on the habit and stamina now.

  • Face Coverings
  • Short Videos to Help Plan B students with the Return to Campus
 

 

Dear Fox Families,

Below you will find important information and updates. Please plan accordingly.

Cohorts for students not enrolled in Virtual Academy: Based on Board decisions on Tuesday, schools will begin to have in-person learning starting on the following dates:

  • October 26:  Students in PreK-3 and Regional Programs return in cohorts by rotations
  • November 16th : All students in PreK-3 and Regional Programs return to school with no rotation
  • November 16—Students in grades 4-5 return in rotations through the end of first semester

Cohort information will be communicated to you by your child’s teacher beginning Friday, October 2nd. This may take our teachers a few days to complete. If you have not heard anything from your child’s teacher by Wednesday, October 7th, please contact the school.

Transportation survey for families not enrolled in Virtual Academy: Please help us plan for the re-opening of school by completing this transportation survey. You only need to complete one survey for your family. Click here to access the form.

Media Center Checkout:  Forest Pines Book Checkout 2020: Click here for the link on how to check out books during remote learning and for those students that are enrolled in Virtual Academy.

Access Dreambox and Istation: Please make sure that your child is completing lessons in Dreambox. It is recommended that students complete 4 to 5 lessons per week. Students should also be assessing Istation daily. If you have any questions about either, please reach out to your child’s teacher.

Bullying Prevention Month: Bullying Prevention is important all year round, but each October we join schools nationwide to observe National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month.

  • ➢  October 5th - World Day of Bullying Prevention-wear blue: #BlueUp to together! Together Against Bullying

  • ➢  October 21st - Unity Day - wear Orange: United for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.

Spirit Night: Please join us for our 1st Family Spirit Night of the 2020-2021 school year! Come to Dairy Queen located at 12271 Capital Blvd, Wake Forest for dinner & treats on Tuesday, October 6th between 5:30 and 8pm. Dairy Queen will donate 20% of all sales to FPDE PTA.  Drive thru and curbside pick-up will be available. Download their app to order ahead of time.

Virtual Title I and PTA Meeting: We will hold a brief Title 1 meeting at 6:45pm on Tuesday, October 13th. This meeting should last about 15 minutes. Immediately following the Title 1 meeting,  we will hold our first PTA meeting of the year. The link for the meeting will be shared closer to the date. We will vote on our PTA budget at this meeting. If you haven't joined the PTA yet, it's not too late! You can join online at http://fpdepta.weebly.com/membership.html.

Material Pick-Up Dates: The end of first quarter is quickly approaching, which means it is time to prepare for our second quarter materials item pick-up. We will have item pick up on the following days and at the following times.

  • Thursday, October 15 from 4 - 7 pm
  • Friday, October 16 from 11 am - 4 pm.

 

Yours in partnership,

​Michelle Bell

Principal

#InThisTogether

#TogetherWeCan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short Videos to Help with Return to School

Dear Fox families,

When students return to school, it will have been nearly 6 months since they have been in a school buidling. For our kindergarten students, this will be the first time many have been in a school building. We will need your help in preparing students for returning to school. The first way you can help is reviewing and discussing the following videos with your child. Teachers will also spend time before school starts and when they arrive. 

Health Screenings

Social Story on Face Coverings

Hand Washing

Social Distancing

Water Fountains

Thank you in advance for helping us make this transition back to school as smooth as possible.

Yours in partnership,

Michelle Bell, Principal

If you have not received your cohort aassignment from your child's teacher, please contact the school as soon as possible.