WCPSS School Board held a special meeting today to approve a period of remote learning to transition into Plan B. Outcomes of this meeting were:
All DRES students will have a start date of 8/17
All DRES students will be remote learning until the district indicates WCPSS is ready to move into Plan B.
The Virtual Academy enrollment period will be opening again from 7/27-7/29. If you still wish to apply or change your enrollment status, you may do so at that time.
Per WCPSS: "During this transitional period the district will focus on its readiness for welcoming students back on campus while also monitoring guidance from local and state health officials. As we prepare for students to return to campus, we will prioritize returning Pre-K and Regional Programs students on September 8 to daily classroom instruction, without weekly rotations. More information on these programs will follow."
Read the WCPSS communication in it's entirety here.
Still need help understanding Virtual Academy vs. Plan A/B/C? Click here to view a comprehensive comparison.
There are so many questions and decisions we all have right now regarding the return to school. And let's be honest, it's overwhelming!
To help answer questions, Principal Kehoe put together an overview document about the reopening of the 20/21 school year under Plan B and the Virtual Academy; it includes multiple embedded links and several Frequently Asked Questions pages. It will hopefully answer many questions you have!
Direct Links to the Q&A documents are below. Add your questions!!!
PLAN B FAQ and Q&A
Virtual Academy FAQ and Q&A
Attention rising Durant Road Elementary School (DRES) kindergarteners! We are so sad that we will miss meeting you in person at our normal orientation night, however our wonderful kindergarten team has put together a virtual kindergarten orientation to give you all the information you need to be ready and set for your first days of kindergarten!
DRES 5th Grade Students ONLY
See the FLYER for information on our 5th grade parade taking place Tuesday, June 9th. At the end of this parade, your child will receive a bag full of their personal items from his/her classroom. The parade will start through the carpool line and continue through the bus parking lot.
Purchase a yearbook ($16) for your 5th grade student. For those who have purchased on-line, we will hand them out with your child's belongings --June 9, 2020! No in person sales. You MUST pre-order!
Go online to order yearbooks at https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000742220#login
Get your DRES Yearbooks here.
Click here for the video from DRES Students
Calling all 5th grade parents. You can now purchase "ad" space to send your "graduate" a special message in the DRES Yearbook. ONLY $15.
Fun Run is coming to our school from Sept.9 - 19!! Check out our FB page at https://facebook.com/DurantRoadElementarySchoolPTA or Class Dojo or our website at http://durantroadpta.weebly.com for more info! #ApexGAMEON @duranteagles
Join us for the Pep Rally on Tuesday, Sept 10th!!!
The Fun Run is Thursday, Sept. 19th
DRES needs your help with the Apex Fun Run! This Fun Run is the DRES PTA's biggest fundraiser of the school year and helps us support the great programs at DRES including purchasing new water fountains with built in bottle refill station as well as providing thousands of dollars in classroom funds, literacy materials, and technology updates throughout the year. This event cannot happen without YOU, our great volunteers.
On the day of the run, Volunteers will hand out water to our runners or check off laps. You can sign up for a one-hour shift, 2 hours or sign up for all 3 hours plus help set up or after run clean up. Click the link to sign up to help
8:45 am- Grades K-1 ( CCK and Pre K too)
9:45 am - Grades 2-3
10:45 am - Grades 4-5