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May 9, 2021

Principal Hoke Updates....

a note from mrs. hoke

Mask Updates

  • NCDHHS Toolkit update on masks - Face coverings are no longer required outdoors for recess, classes held outdoors, outdoor PE class, outdoor eating, and similar small gatherings. Face coverings will still be required indoors and on school transportation.

  • Students are responsible for keeping up with their masks and cannot re-enter the building without a mask. Parents are encouraged to send in extra masks.

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Upcoming Remote Learning Days

Remote Learning/Asynchronous days are student instructional days. Students do not attend school on these days.

Wednesday, May 13, 2021-- Calendar Update

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Virtual Academy Waitlist

Families wishing to enroll in the WCPSS Virtual Academy after the registration deadline are required to complete the waitlist request form by Wednesday, May 12, 2021. This includes families of all students with IEPs. Admission to the WCPSS Virtual Academy is not guaranteed and will be determined based on course/class availability. You will receive more information after May 12, 2021.

Virtual Academy Waitlist Form

mrs. katie hughes, 1st grade teacher

Congratulations to our #ThankATeacher winner: Katherine Hughes, a 1st grade teacher at @PennyRoadES ! Read about what her students, their families, and her colleagues had to say at

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PTA Board positions interest meetings (links below)

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EOG Testing Window

Mark your calendar for the EOG Testing Dates:

3rd Grade

Wednesday, May 19th--ELA

Thursday, May 20th--Math

Friday, May 21st-- ELA and Math Makeup Assessments

Friday, June 4th-- Read to Achieve Assessment for any remaining read to achieve students (you will receive communication from the school for this assessment)

4th Grade

Monday, May 24th--ELA

Tuesday, May 25th--Math

Thursday, May 27th--ELA and Math Makeup Assessments

5th Grade

Friday, May 28th--Science

Tuesday, June 1st--ELA

Wednesday, June 2nd--Math

Thursday, June 3rd--Science, ELA, and Math Makeup Assessments


Thursday, June 3rd--NC Extend Assessment

Friday, June 4th--NC Extend Makeup Assessment

This year, all EOG assessments will be completed on the computer. All VA students who are coming into the building for EOG testing per the parent interest survey completed on 4/23/21 will need to bring their charged WCPSS device and charger. If students are using a personal device, a WCPSS device will be provided for test day.

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How to contact your Penny Road PTA


Facebook: Penny Road Elementary PTA