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Reminder: Election Day is a teacher workday

Tuesday, Nov. 8 is a teacher workday for all calendars. This means that there will be no school for students. For the most updated calendars, visit Learn more about your voting options.

The Board will host a public hearing on the 2023-24 Enrollment Proposal on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 5:30 p.m. Each speaker will be allotted two minutes. The link to the sign-up form will appear on the school board webpage on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 5:30 p.m. It will close on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 5 p.m.

Many of our schools will be hosting an open house or school tours for prospective families the week of Nov. 14-18. Share this open house information with friends and neighbors who have rising kindergartners. If your student is approaching the next school level, visit open houses to learn about your base school and schools of choice (magnet, year-round and early college schools).

The upcoming Wake County election ballot will include a proposal for a $530.7 million school bond that will address our schools' critical safety and maintenance needs. The bond will help fund:

  • The rebuilding of seven existing schools

  • Significant repairs to schools, such as roofs, heating, air conditioning and plumbing

  • Replacements for equipment that has aged out, such as classroom furniture, student and staff devices and security upgrades

  • The construction of five new schools on new sites

Learn more about how the funds will be used.

Register for the virtual Fall Teacher Job Fair on Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 4-6 p.m. Candidates with an educator's license, those who have completed student teaching within a teacher education program, or those with a bachelor's degree who are interested in pursuing a teaching career through alternative pathways should attend to learn about open positions and talk with school leaders. Register now.

Apex Friendship Elementary held its official ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 18. The event included an original song, 'You're a Shooting Star,' performed by the school chorus. This new school has a core capacity of 800 students, including collaborative learning spaces on each floor to encourage teamwork and group learning.

Wake Early College of Information and Biotechnologies celebrated their opening as WCPSS's newest early college. Guests heard from district and community leaders about how students attending the school will receive an advanced education in quickly growing technology fields, and have the opportunity to graduate with a full Associate in Applied Sciences degree.

Learn more about our early college high schools and the application process, ending December 14.

Staff, students, and community members celebrated the opening of the new Fuller Magnet Elementary building at the school's ribbon cutting ceremony. Fuller's first principal, Alfred Perry, spoke on the history of the school and the many memories that have been made there. Guests enjoyed a special performance from the kindergarten choir and the unveiling of a custom art piece for the school's entry.

COVID-19 dashboard updates

View this week's reported COVID-19 positives for our schools and central services on our dashboard.



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