Principal Hoke's Reminders
Back to School
Material Distribution Dates
August 19th -- Students with last name starting with A-H pick up materials (11:00-12:30)
August 20th -- Students with last name starting with I-P pick up materials (11:00-12:30)
August 21st -- Students with last name starting with Q-Z pick up materials (11:00-12:30)
Evening Pick Up Date: August 19th from 5:30 - 6:30
WCPSS Technology Updates
Devices will not all be ready on Monday, August 17th. If you requested a device through the WCPSS Device Survey, you will receive a notification via email 3 days in advance as to when your device is ready to be collected. You can collect any time on or after that date. There will be multiple pick up locations throughout the county. Please note, that distribution will NOT be held at our school.
First 2 Weeks of School = Orientation Weeks
During the first 2 Weeks of School students will participate in an orientation period where they will review guidelines/expectations and build classroom community.
Students will begin curriculum instruction on Week 3.
All lessons will be in your child’s Google Classroom for both Virtual Academy and Remote Learning. Students will receive the same instruction and assignments for both learning options.
Wake county has a new website at wcpss.net/techguides to support students and parents with online learning.
Food Distribution Information
WCPSS Locations have been added or modified for curbside pickup starting August 17. Please see "Locations and Times" at the following website for a location near you.
Immunization Requirement Update
Student Attendance - What to Expect?
Attendance will be taken daily - again with flexibility as key. Students who have a two-way interaction with a teacher such as a virtual classroom meeting, email or phone call, and/or are turning in daily assignments will be counted present.
Grading Norms, K-5
Below are grading norms that are specific to elementary schools.
Elementary schools will operate using the standards-based grading system (Levels 1-4) for all elementary courses. The 100 point scale will be used for middle school courses taken in elementary school.
Due to the structure of the online environment, homework is not applicable. Students will be engaged in independent activities, which may be graded after adequate instruction and feedback have been provided.
Missing assignments and participation are communicated through the work habits grade on the report card.
The Extended Content Standards are substantially modified standards that are aligned to the NC Standard Course of Study. Students accessing those Extended Content Standards will be graded on his or her achievement in the Extended Content Standards curriculum and this would be reflected in the ECS report card.
Elementary schools will operate using the standards-based grading system (Levels 1-4) for all elementary courses.
Due to the online environment, homework is not applicable. Students will be engaged in activities reflecting the standards being taught in each unit, which will be graded after adequate instruction and feedback.
Missing assignments and participation will be communicated to the parents.
A Message from Mrs. Binnick, Art Teacher
Hello PRE Families,
I am looking forward to teaching your children Art this year. In order to make the remote learning and virtual academy art experience more consistent for all children, I would like to suggest that the following supplies be purchased or obtained for your child’s use at home. These supplies are not mandatory, but will add more exploratory opportunities for your children as they express themselves through their online assignments. Please note that some supplies are already on the general homeroom teacher supply list. :)
You may purchase these supplies through any retailer such as Target, Michael’s Arts & Crafts, Amazon, and from any other retailer that you feel comfortable purchasing. In addition, if you are unable to obtain these supplies, you may contact me at email@example.com, and I can help to get these items to you. I hope you and your children are doing well, and I can’t wait to help them artistically express themselves this year!
Suggested Art Supplies:
White drawing paper or blank sketchbook- 9x12 ideally, but any size can work
Assorted construction paper- 9x12 ideally, but any size will work
12 inch ruler
Glue bottle with liquid glue- any brand
Colored pencils- any brand
Markers- any brand
Watercolors (brush included)- basic tray of any brand, any colors
Additional Art Supplies:
Black Permanent Markers (1-5th grades only)
Assorted scrapbook paper, wrapping paper, or any kind of textured or patterned papers and scraps
Multicultural crayons (was going to do markers but they were more expensive)
Oil pastels & chalk pastels
WCPSS protects student privacy. Student information may not be shared or released without parental consent. Student photographs, images, or videos may not be taken and shared without a signed parental release form. Due to this NO screenshots, images, or recordings may be taken from any virtual classroom ( including Google Classroom, Google Meets, any face to face session with more than one child present, or Seesaw). Live sessions may not be recorded. No student information obtained by observing your child’s classroom should be shared, including identifying information of other students. Please see the WCPSS Privacy Release form for more information.