Archive for June, 2014

 

New bus routes available today for year round schools

New 2014-15 bus routes for WCPSS year-round schools are available online today at www.wcpss.net/routes.

Families should check the bus routes to find the stop on the list closest to their address. Each year, bus stops change based on the students who ride the route. Students should be ready and waiting for the bus at least 10 minutes before the bus is expected to arrive. Continue Reading . . .

La Escuela Primaria East Garner estuvo en situación de código amarillo

La Escuela Primaria East Garner estuvo en situación de código amarillo, cerrada por emergencia, a las 2:00 pm aproximadamente del día de hoy. La escuela sigue en la actualidad cerrada por emergencia mientras que la policía continúa investigando un incidente que ocurrió cerca del plantel. En estos momentos, no esperamos que cambie la hora de salida, sin embargo, los padres deben asumir que tanto la espera para el transporte de vehículo compartido así como el horario del autobús se retrasen considerablemente. Padres, solicitamos su paciencia a medida que trabajamos para garantizar la seguridad durante la salida de los estudiantes. Los estudiantes serán enviados a sus domicilios con una carta en la que daremos más detalles.

East Garner ES on Code Yellow Lockdown – Parents, please expect delays at dismissal.

June 25 – 3:02 p.m. – Update: East Garner ES went on a code yellow lockdown at approximately 2:00 p.m. today. They are currently still on lockdown while police continue to investigate an incident that occurred near the school. At this time, we do not expect the dismissal time to change, however parents should expect carpool wait and bus ride times to be significantly delayed. Parents, we request your patience as we work to ensure the safe dismissal of students. Students will be sent home with a letter providing more details.

Update – 3:20 p.m. Parents of walker  students should come to school to pick their student up. These parents have been notified by phone.

Update – 4:00 p.m. The lockdown has ended.

 

Today is cut off date for new bus riders at modified calendar schools to request service

June 25 is the cut off date for new bus riders at modified calendar schools to request bus service for 2014-15 to receive service with the start of the school year.

Visit www.wcpss.net/busrider if you need bus service for your child next year. You can determine if your child is eligible to ride the bus and request bus service. If your child was a bus rider in 2013-14, they will be automatically assigned a bus stop. Also, if your child has a sibling that is a current bus rider, they, too, will be automatically assigned a bus stop. Continue Reading . . .

WCPSS students excel at the Certiport Mircosoft Office National Competition

Five Wake County Public School System students competed in Certiport’s 2014 Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship in Atlanta June 20–22. The five WCPSS students were among 44 competitors from 18 states.

certiport-champDaniel Hill from Green Hope High School won first place and is the National Champion in Excel 2010.  Hill will represent the United States in Excel 2010 at the World Competition in California in July.  This makes three years in a row that Green Hope High has had the national champion for Excel 2010.  Hill is a student of teacher Marty Roettgen.

Four students earned 2nd place:

  • Malcolm Bryon (Excel 2010) of Fuquay-Varina HS – Teacher Michelle Lewis
  • Ali Khan (Word 2010) of Green Hope HS – Teacher Leslie Rael
  • Nina Joseph (PowerPoint 2010) of Green Hope HS – Teacher Leslie Rael
  • Michelle Sun (PowerPoint 2007) of Green Hope HS – Teacher Leslie Rael Continue Reading . . .

Families invited to Kick-off to Kindergarten at Marbles Kids Museum

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A student learns about the cafeteria at the 2013 Kick-off to Kindergarten at Marbles Kids Museum.

WCPSS is partnering again this year with Marbles Kids Museum and  other local groups to give kindergartners a sneak peek at the first day of school!
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55 students start summer at Governor’s School

Fifty-five talented high school juniors and seniors headed to Governor’s School this week to start the five-and-a-half-week summer program.

The WCPSS students are among 650 high-schoolers from across the state who were accepted into the competitive enrichment program. Governor’s School is a residential program that provides intellectually gifted high school students the opportunity to explore new ideas and concepts in their chosen disciplines, such as language, music, and more.

For more information on how to apply and a list of students who were accepted, visit the Governor’s School website. >>

Tune into @WCPSS on Twitter, where we hope to share some student photos from their summer adventures!

Board of Education meeting outcomes – June 17, 2014

Board of Education meeting outcomes – June 17, 2014. (Download PDF)

Board appoints principals, APs to schools at June 17 meeting

The Board of Education approved the following staff appointments at its June 17 meeting:

  • Amelia Ahart has been appointed Assistant Principal at Zebulon Elementary School.
  • James Argent has been appointed Principal at Knightdale High School.
  • Danny Barnes has been appointed Interim Principal at Panther Creek High School.
  • Nicole Cush has been appointed Assistant Principal at Southeast Raleigh High School.

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June 25 is cut off date for new bus riders at modified calendar schools to request service

June 25 is the cut off date for new bus riders at modified calendar schools to request bus service for 2014-15 to receive service with the start of the school year.

Visit www.wcpss.net/busrider if you need bus service for your child next year. You can determine if your child is eligible to ride the bus and request bus service. If your child was a bus rider in 2013-14, they will be automatically assigned a bus stop. Also, if your child has a sibling that is a current bus rider, they, too, will be automatically assigned a bus stop.

For families who are eligible for transportation and request services after the cutoff date, first day bus service is not guaranteed.  Requests received after the cut off date will be processed in the order received. Transportation will make every effort to provide service using existing bus stops as quickly as possible.

Traditional calendar families
Traditional calendar school students must enroll and request bus service by July 21 to receive first day service.

Special needs students
Families of children who are homeless, have Individual Education Plans (IEPs), or have plans under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (504) may need to request special transportation, as they move into the community or change address. These families will need to enroll their child in the new school or notify their current school of the address change and inform school staff of their child’s IEP, 504 plan or homeless status. Students will be assigned to transportation.

Why make this change?
Beginning the planning process with accurate ridership will help Transportation planners provide superior bus routing. This should provide families better bus service from the start of the school year. Routes for known riders will be set for the first day of school. Bus drivers will practice set routes to be ready for the first day of school. With superior routing, buses will travel less distance saving money on fuel and maintenance.