April 24, 2020

Posted by Michele Tempke on 4/24/2020 3:30:00 PM

Governor Cooper announced today that schools will be closed the remainder of the school year.  Although we are sad to hear this announcement, we would like for everyone to remain safe and healthy. Remote learning will continue through the last day of our school year, May 20th.


Please continue to support and encourage your children to complete their classwork daily. We would like as much participation by our students as we can get in our online schooling.  Your children’s teachers are putting a great deal of work into teaching the remaining instructional standards for the school year. As suggested on the WCPSS Remote Learning Site, designating a specific time and location for your child to work with minimal distractions is important for optimal remote learning. Please remember, as posted in your child’s daily schedule, specialists, PE, Music, Art, Connect, Interactive Community, are providing lessons and activities as well.  You can access the Specialist’s websites through your child’s Google classroom or the PMES website  by clicking on the  Remote Learning tabs. We appreciate your support and efforts at home assisting our students in their learning!


If your child should experience any technology issues, please access the WCPSS Help Desk for families. You can contact the Help Desk through the online system at StudentTechHelp.wcpss.net  or call at 919-694-8100 from 7:00am - 5:00pm with Spanish speaking operators available.


Grades - The NC State Board of Education provided specific guidelines to us related to grading.  Elementary students (K-5) will receive no final grades.  Instead of a final grade, teachers will provide year-end feedback for students regarding learning from the school year.  


Parent Input Letters - If you would like to provide input on your child’s classroom placement for the next school year, you are welcome to write a letter addressed either to Dr. Kenjarski (mrkenjarski@wcpss.net), for students entering grades 3-5, or Mrs.Tempke (mtempke@wcpss.net), for students entering grades K-2, describing characteristics of a teacher you think would be best to work with your child.  Please do not include teacher names in your letter, as specific teacher requests will not be considered.  Please have your letters submitted by May 8th.   


Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4-8th.  Please consider having your children send kind words, emails, ecards, videos, etc. to their teachers during this week to show their appreciation for all of the hard work they are doing now and have done throughout the school year.  

Teacher Spirit Video: Grab your sunglasses, you are about to get BLINDED by your teachers' dance moves: https://www.wcpss.net/domain/16522