Eagles' News Brief:
8.12.2020- Countdown to the 1st Day of School!
Good Morning Eagle Families!
We are less than a week away from our first day of school! A few notes to help us have a successful start!
Our Community Partners are working to ensure that all of our students have the supplies they need to be successful this year. If your family would like support with school supplies this year, please sign up here. (https://forms.gle/cfAhNo1gLAWLx2Dd7) We will support as many families as we can.
Classroom teachers will be reaching out to families later this week to introduce themselves and to begin building a relationship with you and your student!
Family Orientation via Google Meet~ Monday, August 17
Session 1: 6:30 pm
Session 2: 7:30 pm
*Families should attend the session that works best for their schedule. Click here for login information.
Back to School Bash! (Drive Thru)
Meet the Teacher & Materials Pick-Up: Thursday, August 27
10:00- 1st Grade
11:00- 2nd Grade
12:00- 3rd Grade
1:00- 4th Grade
2:00- 5th Grade
Materials Pick-Up Only:
Thursday, August 27, 6- 7:30 pm
Friday, August 28, 4- 6 pm
Saturday, August 29, 10 am - 12 pm
*Families should only attend one materials pick-up event. Come at the time that works best for
*Our teachers will meet with students during the first two weeks of school. Our lessons and activities will be focused on building relationships, establishing routines, and getting acclimated with the tools and resources we will be using this year. Teachers may also use this time to complete some beginning of the year assessments. Classes will likely be shorter than usual and there will not be a typical amount of independent work during this time. We will transition to our full schedule on 8/31.
Curbside lunch pick-up will be available at our school beginning August 17. Between August 17 & August 31, we will be able to serve anyone under 18 years of age. After August 31, we will will only be able to serve K-12 students. A lunch number will be required. Learn more, or apply for food benefits here. (https://www.wcpss.net/Page/1849)
We are planning to offer some socialization opportunities for students during their lunch / recess block. Please visit this link to help us understand what types of activities your student might enjoy. (https://forms.gle/Kvq34YszL6EKaKmz8)
If you have a rising kindergarten student, we urge you to go ahead and complete the registration process, so our beginning of the year staffing levels can be as accurate as possible. Please also encourage any new neighbors or relatives to go ahead and register for school as well.
Similarly, if you are transitioning to a different school for any reason, please let us know as soon as possible.
Laptop and Hotspot Distribution Begins Aug. 17
WCPSS will begin distributing laptops and hotspots to families who requested them on August 17 from five distribution centers:
- Apex High
- Enloe High
- Knightdale High
- Leesville Road High
- South Garner High
To accommodate social distancing and keep our families, staff, and volunteers safe, families will be assigned a date to collect their requested devices. Distribution of devices will begin on August 17 and continue until all students have their devices. For families that requested devices, you will receive an email from the district Technology Services Division (not your school) three days prior to when your devices will be ready for pick up. You will be able to pick up the devices on your assigned day or any day after.
If you DID NOT request a device, but your student needs one to complete school work, please indicate that here.
Families and Schools Together
The Families and Schools Together (FAST) Initiative strives to bring community partners together to help address the childcare crisis facing our community. FAST is a collaboration of the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), WakeEd Partnership, and key out of school time childcare providers and community organizations in Wake County. Please click this link to see all the options available, including the Poole Family YMCA, and to register.