Rocket Review

FVES Family Newsletter, September 21, 2020

Upcoming Events and News!

Dear Parents,


I am sure that everyone is paying close attention to all of the "Return to School" buzz. As I told our staff this week, we don't know exactly when or exactly how we will return- but we will be back! As soon as I know facts to share, I will send out information to you! In addition, we will have some opportunities for Back to School talks to include what to expect, new procedures, and what these processes look like at FVES! Please know that we will communicate often and keep everything accessible through our newsletter as this process unfurls!


Tonight is our first PTA meeting of the school year! We are excited to share our upcoming events and approve the budget for the 20-21 year. We are still planning a FUN RUN and more! Click on the button below to join the meeting and access the agenda HERE.


Have a great week and we hope to see you tonight on ZOOM!

PTA Meeting TONIGHT @7:00 PM!

Meeting ID: 799 3920 0516 Passcode: h127ax

Parent Survey Results

We asked parents to complete a quick 7 question survey regarding Virtual Learning thus far. With our 219 responses out of 550, most parents shared that our Virtual Learning time and assignments are on target. Each grade level was given their results to look at themes of what is going well and what needs improvement. We heard that teachers are working hard, are making connections with students, and that students are enjoying the increased live time from the fall. We also heard that we need to streamline APP usage, continue to ask parents for support with students being a distraction while online, and that many parents just want kids back in school.


We really value your feedback and become better with your support and information you share from your perspective. If you were unable to provide feedback, the survey is HERE and will be available for you to complete for another week.


Below are the charts from our survey thus far. You may click on each picture to see a better view.

Remote Learning Workdays (RLW) on Student Calendar

On Remote Learning Workdays (RLW), there will be NO LIVE Instruction for students. Remote Learning Workdays days on the student calendar will be Asynchronous lessons posted in Google Classroom for each of the following subjects: ELA, Math, SS/Science, Letterland(K-2). The upcoming Remote Learning Workdays for FVES: November 23/24

Dream BOX

Please keep in mind that the Dreambox program is designed to automatically adjust to student actions and responses while they are on the program. Students need to complete Dreambox independently in order for the program to work and provide individualized support for each student.

Fuquay-Varina Elementary School Student Services Team 2020-2021

To reach our Counseling team, first dial our Main number @ 919-557-2566


Kristen Bush, School Counselor

extension 20733 kbush@wcpss.net


Savannah Ray, School Counselor

extension 20725 sray4@wcpss.net


Ruth Heath, School Psychologist

voicemail (919) 694-8859 rheath@wcpss.net


Natalie Hunter, School Social Worker cell (919) 623-6238 nhunter@wcpss.net



We are here to help!


Please let us know if you have any needs including: food, winter coats, clothing needs, household item needs, medical or dental resources. The counselors are also providing social and emotional classroom lessons. Student support services staff can also help you find resources if your child needs further emotional wellness or mental health support. Email Savannah Ray at sray4@wcpss.net to let us know of any concerns or needs that you have.


*If it is an emergency situation and you are worried about a person’s safety, please call 911.


Open office hours for the school counselors are 2:45-3:30 using the Google Meet code: FVEScounselor Students are free to log in if they want to speak to a counselor during this time.

Carpool Number Request Form

ALL carpool riders will need to complete this for 2020-2021. Virtual Academy full year students, please hold off on completing this year.