5625 Dillard Drive
Cary, NC 27518
tel: (919) 431-7400
Register to volunteer in our schools
Parents and community members who wish to volunteer in a school must apply through our new volunteer management system, MyVolunteer. Review new volunteering updates, procedures and resources at wcpss.net/volunteer. The MyVolunteer User Guide displays step-by-step instructions on registering to volunteer. To register, access the Volunteer Registration link, which is also available by scanning the QR code in the user guide. Once registered, log in to your account at any time at https://myvolunteer.com/wcpss/volunteer/login.
All WCPSS volunteers must re-register for the 2023-24 school year, regardless of whether you registered last year. Questions? Contact email@example.com or Milton Battle at 919-694-8233.
Keeping students up to date on vaccinations
Keeping children up to date on vaccinations is the best way to keep them healthy and reduce severe illness and unnecessary absences from school. See a list of all vaccines required for school attendance, from kindergarten through 12th grade. Additional information on vaccine-preventable diseases and immunizations for families is available on the NC Department of Health and Human Services website.
Flus, viruses and colds
Families can find COVID-19, Influenza (Flu) and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) information from the CDC linked on our website. We encourage students and staff who are sick or not feeling well to stay home.
As a reminder, the federal government ended the COVID-19 public health emergency on May 11. This included ending COVID-19 reporting. Schools no longer require families to disclose a student's illness when returning to school.
Resources regarding child abuse and neglect
A state law passed last year requires all secondary schools to annually inform students in grades 6-12 about important resources related to child abuse and neglect. It also requires each middle and high school to post this information at school. This document will be shared with students in grades 6-12 and posted in middle and high schools. Our district is committed to the safety and well-being of children in our community. We appreciate your partnership. If you have any questions, contact your school social worker or Student Assistance Program (SAP) counselor.
Fall Driver Education registration opens Sept. 13
WCPSS and Jordan Driving School will be offering Driver Education classes at all high schools starting in October. View class dates and times. Registration for these classes will begin at 12 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13.
Reminder: Deadlines for expiration of 2022-23 meal benefits
For families who completed the 2022-23 meal benefits application, the benefit continues for their student's first 30 school days of the 2023-24 school year. If your student is receiving meals benefits from last year, the 2022-23 benefits will expire as follows:
Track 1: Aug. 21, 2023
Modified: Sep. 1, 2023
Tracks 2 and 4: Sep. 11, 2023
Track 3: Sep. 12, 2023
Wake STEM: Sep. 14, 2023
Knightdale High, Vernon Malone College and Career Academy, Wake Early College of Health and Science, Wake Early College of Information and Biotechnologies, Wake Young Men and Women’s Leadership Academies: Sep. 19, 2023
Traditional: October 11, 2023
To receive free or reduced-price meals for the 2023-24 school year, families must submit a meal benefits application online at MySchoolApps.com. Paper copies will be available at your school’s office. All students who attend a CEP (Community Eligibility Provision) school will receive their meals at no cost. Families do not need to complete a meal benefits application for students attending a CEP school.
American Indian Education Open House on Aug. 31
The Office of Indian Education welcomes American Indian students and their parents and guardians to an Open House from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 31, at the Indian Education Center located at 201 Avery St., Garner, NC. You will meet our new Indian Education Coordinator, Ms. Becky Locklear, and pick up school supplies for your school-aged children. If you know an American Indian student who is not enrolled in Indian Education, please bring them with you.
Fall 2023 Triangle Camps, Track-Out, and More directory available online
The Triangle Camps, Track-Out, and More Fall 2023 directory is available online, with the printed copies coming to the schools mid-September. Parents with students in elementary schools will receive a copy through their school. Middle and high school parents can obtain a copy at the main office of their child's school or their local Wake County library. View a PDF version of the printed directory.
State Board recognizing four WCPSS STEM Schools of Distinction on Sept. 7
The public is invited to attend the next North Carolina State Board of Education meeting, where four WCPSS schools will be recognized as North Carolina STEM Schools of Distinction: Vernon Malone College & Career Academy, Reedy Creek Magnet Middle, A.B. Combs Magnet Elementary, and Southeast Raleigh Magnet High. The meeting will take place at 301 N. Wilmington Street, and can also be attended virtually.
Stories of the week
102-year-old former Enloe principal greets teachers as the start of school nears, WRAL
Enloe Magnet High’s first principal welcomes back staff, WCPSS Facebook
Principal shares tips as new school year begins in Wake County, ABC 11
WCPSS students present at American Chemical Society conference, WCPSS Facebook
Inaugural Wake County US Army Be All You Can Be Clash at WakeMed Soccer Park, WCPSS Facebook
Wake County welcomes teachers from abroad, Spectrum