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9/17 Friday Principal's Message

  • College Mentors Program- What is it?

    • College Mentors for Kids is a FREE national after school program for students in 1st-5th grade. The college mentors program is a partnership with NC State University where students are matched with a college buddy and they experience college life along with participating in fun activities on NC State University’s campus! Each child engages in weekly hands-on learning activities. The activities have three themes: higher education and career, culture and diversity, or community service.

If you would like more information on the program, please click on the website link: This will also have more information on how to enroll online. Please click on the link for information about College Mentors COVID 19 safety response for on campus programming . If you have any questions about enrollment or would like more information, you can also reach out to our School Counselor Ms. Carin Knight at

  • Face Coverings: Please make sure your child is wearing a mask when they get on their bus each morning or come through carpool. We are having many students arrive on campus daily without masks. Students that continually get on the bus without a mask could be in jeopardy of losing their bus privileges. Please reach out to if you need assistance.

Please help us keep students and staff healthy and do not send sick students to school. We continue to have students come to school that are sick with the below symptoms. These students are being sent directly to the Care Center, which requires a staff member to supervise. Please help us by keeping your child at home if they are not feeling well or have any of the below symptoms. All students should have their temperature taken every day at home before coming to school. You may not enter a school or WCPSS facility if you are:

  • Diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 10 days

  • Exposed to COVID-19 within the last 14 days and not fully vaccinated

  • Instructed to quarantine

  • Sick or experiencing any of these symptoms of illness

  • Fever or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

When students can return to school Students who are not feeling well but do not have one of the COVID-19 symptoms listed above may return to school after they have gone at least 24 hours without a fever or the use of fever-reducing medicine. View for requirements to return after a COVID-19 diagnosis, exposure, or symptoms. *** If you have a child that has an outstanding Covid 19 test and you are waiting on the results, PLEASE do not send your child to school until the results are back. If your child is out sick, please make sure you communicate with your child’s teacher. Please send an alternate diagnosis from the doctor, or a negative Covid 19 PCR test if your child was out due to feeling unwell with a Covid symptom. Absences

  • If your student is out, for whatever the reason, please communicate with your child’s teacher. We don’t want to assume that the student was sick and needs to follow quarantine/sick student guidelines before returning to school.

Tardies/Early Pick-up

  • There are a lot of students arriving at school after 9:15 each day as well as being picked up early. Please help us do our best jobs by making sure they are present for learning. The minutes add up! student is ever counted late due to long carpool lines/late bus arrival.


  • September 30th-Curriculum Night, 5-6pm (Virtual)


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