Eagles' News Brief:
8.21.2020- Eagles' News Brief
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.
Device Distribution Update from Technology Services!
We thank parents and students for their patience as we work to distribute the more than 44,000 Chromebooks and 13,000 hotspots that have been requested. If you requested a device, you will be notified of your assigned pick-up date as soon as possible, if you have not already. Thank you for understanding that we need to limit the number of people who are notified to ensure distribution sites can maintain social distancing. This is for the protection of families, staff and volunteers. Please do not attempt to pick up your device until you receive your pick-up date.
***If you have a Chromebook from the spring that is damaged or is no longer working properly, please take the broken / damaged device to the Device Distribution Center at South Garner High School. Staff from technology services will be there to support you.
Device Distribution Center hours for this week are:
- Monday - Friday - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Saturday - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
If you need to request a Chromebook or Hot Spot, please complete this form.
Thank you so much for your support this week! Because of your patience, communication, and partnership with us, we have successfully completed our first week of Remote Learning / Virtual Academy and we have connected with 99% of our students!
Classes will continue to operate on an Orientation Schedule next week as students and teachers continue to adjust and as many families await notification that their Chromebooks are ready for pick-up.
Thank you for making sure your child joins their class meetings and completes their independent work each day.
If you are still waiting for a device, and you have not been given a phone number and code to call into Morning Meetings, please ask your child's teacher for that information.
Additionally, if you are using a family computer, and your child is running into access issues, I encourage you to log out of all personal accounts and select "Browse as Guest". This will alleviate confusion about which sites and applications your child has access to. Here are video instructions for browsing as a guest.
*Finally, please be mindful of background noise / conversations when your child's mic is not muted even if your child is wearing headphones.
***We are still enrolling students. If you have not yet registered a kindergartner or if you know of a family, friend, or relative in the area that is not yet registered for school, please send them to us. Homeschool families are welcome to participate in our Virtual Academy!***
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 your family.
- Curriculum Night & General Body PTA Meeting- Thursday, September 27th, 6:00 PM
Curbside lunch pick-up is now available at our school! We will be able to serve anyone under 18 years of age until AUGUST 31. 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 DID NOT request a device, but your student needs one to attend class and complete school work, please indicate that here.
Immunization & Health Assessment Reminder for New Families:
Parents: This is just a reminder that your child's completed Immunization records and NC Health Assessments are due by September 30, 2020. NC law G.S. 130-A-155(a) requires proof of immunizations and North Carolina Health Assessment for all students, whether they are enrolled in virtual learning or in-person. Please email completed immunization records and Health Assessments to Ms. Cattano at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax them to 919-704-2063 Attention: Tracy Cattano
Thank you to all of the families that joined us Monday night! If you missed Family Orientation, here are links to our grade level / department presentations.
Meals are served at no cost to students through August 31. Starting September 1, students will pay for meals based on their meal benefits eligibility. Student ID required, beginning 10/1.
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.
*Tuition collected from students on 8/27 will be donated to our school.