Seawell Peek At the Week

January 29, 2023

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At Seawell We Value All...We Are Committed to All...Believe in All...and Lead with the Heart!!!

Greetings Seawell Seahawk Families,

District Strategic Plan

Mission: CHCCS believes every individual’s unique background and culture enhance our schools. By providing students with a safe and joyful learning environment, we collaborate with families to create a community where all students, families and staff members feel affirmed and respected to develop their fullest potential.

In alignment with this mission, I will host a virtual Cocoa and Conversation time for K-2 families on Tuesday afternoon from 5:30-6:00. Please join us and prepare to share your experiences, thoughts and ideas related to our Seawell learning community. The link will be sent Monday afternoon. part of our school improvement work involves gathering feedback from families and we want to hear your voice. 3-5, your time to share will be announced soon:)

Remember at Seawell we value all, are committed to all, believe in all, and lead with the heart!!

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  • Join the PTA for just $10 per person or sponsor a Seawell teacher or staff member for only $5 by clicking on the MemberHub link. As a PTA member there is no obligation to attend the PTA meetings or volunteer. We welcome other family members too, such as grandparents, to become PTA members, too!

  • Volunteer with the PTA! There are several vacant positions We are still looking for members of the yearbook committee and would love some volunteers! If interested in volunteering, please send an email to

  • Seawell Bingo Night and General PTA Meeting. We hope to see your family at Seawell's annual in-person PTA meeting and bingo event on Friday, February 3 at 6:00pm. The event will be held in the cafeteria. There will be prizes for game winners and plenty of fun! There is no cost to attend. There is an opportunity to pre-order pizza for dinner as well! Please use the following link to place your order:

Note: Pizza orders will close on Monday, January 30. Please make sure to place your order before that date. BYOB - bring your own beverages or reusable water bottles.If you have any questions, please contact Fabio (

  • Thank you to everyone who joined us for our last Seawell Family Night on the Town at The Loop. Thank you to our friends at The Loop for their generous donation to the Seawell PTA. Our next event will be at Jade Palace on Thursday, Feb. 23. Jade Palace is only offering take outs and delivery at this time. Dine in is closed due to the incomplete renovation. Please consider pre-ordering ahead of time from their website Jade Palace is located at 103 E. Main St. in Carrboro.

SES COVID-19 Cases

Seawell had 2 positive COVID-19 cases during the week of January 23-27.

CHCCS encourages eligible students and staff to get an updated COVID-19 booster. The updated bivalent booster is now available for people 12 and older (two months after they finish their primary series or any booster dose). It offers the most up-to-date protection against the latest Omicron variants. The booster, like all COVID-19 vaccines, is safe to get alongside your annual flu vaccine. The CDC also recommends a third dose for children 5 to 11 who have compromised immune systems. Click on these links for vaccination locations and more information on COVID-19 boosters

Families, please be sure to follow the following guidelines :

  • Masks: In general, CHCCS remains a mask-recommended, but optional district. Masks continue to be provided for students and staff upon request. Exceptions to this protocol are outlined on our website as well as the below paragraph about COVID-19 positive staff/students.
    • Also: Schools will no longer require masking in the entire building when there are clusters of 5+ positive cases in a small group or a cumulative total of 15+ positive cases in a school. More on this below.
  • Symptomatic Staff/Students - Will be required to provide*:
    • A negative PCR COVID-19 test, or
    • 2 negative Antigen (Rapid) tests separated 24 hours apart in order to return to work/school, or
    • An alternative diagnosis from a primary care provider.
    • *This is not for individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. This is to prove that the COVID-like symptoms being experienced are not COVID-19. Individuals who choose not to test for COVID-19 or get an alternative diagnosis from their primary care provider are required to follow the COVID-19 positive staff/students guidance.
  • COVID-19 positive Staff/Students - Must quarantine for 5 days and can return on day 6 as long as they are free of vomiting, diarrhea, and fever without the use of medication and all COVID-19 like symptoms are improving (they do not need to be resolved). The individual needs to continue to wear a mask at work/school while indoors for an additional 5 days after returning. Please contact your school nurse for additional information and guidance on returning to work/school.
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Pre-K Registration January 17-March 17

NC Check-Ins Window: Jan 30-Feb 10

February 3 - PTA General Meeting/Bingo Night 6pm

February 9 - SIT Meeting 5:30pm

February 13 - Teacher Workday

Lost and Found: Lonely Jackets @ Seawell ES

This section will now periodically highlight clothing items found around our campus so that parents can alert their children to reclaim what was once lost! All clothing/items pictured can be found in the Lost and Found section of our cafeteria.

Lonely Jackets @ Seawell ES

Classroom Corner

Seahawk Time

Earlier in the school year I shared information with you about our MTSS framework.

  • Multi-Tiered System of Supports, or MTSS, is an approach that is used to get each and every student what he or she requires to be successful. Teachers and administrators use a data–driven problem–solving process to address areas of need. It is being implemented in every school in CHCCS.

While a critical layer of the system is the core, our first support when students need additional support is called Seahawk time. Seahawk time is our schoolwide intervention/enrichment block. This is a thirty minute time block during the instructional day for teachers, instructional assistants, coaches and other team members to support more individualized remediation or enrichment for students. At Seawell this time is a part of our master schedule and done at the same time for each separate grade level. It is data driven and in some grades, students may be served by someone other than their classroom teacher. Seahawk time is critical in that we are able to respond to student needs faster, rather than waiting until the end of a grading period.

PSF Teaching Chair Nomination

Nominate a teacher for the annual Public School Foundation Teaching Chairs

NC Check-In Assessment Brief

NC Check-Ins Window: Jan 30-Feb 10

Testing Dates:
Monday, Jan 30 - 3rd Grade ELA
Tuesday, Jan 31 - 4th Grade ELA
Wednesday, Feb 1 - 5th Grade ELA
Thursday, Feb 2 - 3rd Grade Math
Friday, Feb 3 - 5th Grade Math
Monday, Feb 6 - 4th Grade Math
Tuesday, Feb 7 - 5th Grade Science (Life)

We’re hiring! CHCCS is hiring for a wide variety of available positions including Exceptional Children (EC), dual language, math and science teachers…plus bus drivers, facilities, maintenance and IT staff. Know someone who wants to join the CHCCS team? Please help us by using your networks on LinkedIn to share our posts and spread the word! Note that Seawell is still searching for:

  • Fifth Grade LEAP teacher
  • Fourth Grade Teacher
  • Full time Interventionist/MTSS Coordinator



Seawell Library - Call for Specific Title Donations

The Seawell Library is accepting donations of the following titles at this time:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (any)

Dog Man series (any)

Cat Kid series (any)

Bad Guys (any)

Wings of Fire Graphic Novels (any)

Dork Diaries (any)

Rainbow Magic Fairies series (any)

Pusheen the Cat

Babysitters Club Graphic Novels (any)

Please ensure the books are in good condition (they need to be able to be circulated as library books so they need some life left in them). You may drop them off in the front office and please label them for the Seawell Library.

Please note that we are not accepting donations of any other materials at this time. Our hearts are big but our library is small!



Please call Seawell at 919.967.4343 ext 33201 or email to report absences and tardies.

Educational leave for students must be requested at least ten days in advance utilizing this form.

Volunteer Process

We are now able to have parent volunteers in our learning spaces again! In order to assist you with this process, please access the volunteer registration link . Note that you must go through the district volunteer process before beginning to actively volunteer in your child's classroom/school.