Message from the Superintendent

Week of April 5, 2021

We hope that all of our EWA families have enjoyed track out. We have had all forms of weather, but a great week is ahead.  As you return from travel, we continue to ask you to limit community contact as we return to school.  Our return plans have been shared and are listed again below. 

Each family will be receiving updates from their HOUSE admins over the next few days. 

April 5:            Easter Monday Holiday

April 6:            Teacher Workday NO SCHOOL for Students

April 7,8,9:     K-4 WORKDAYS (K-4 Students return in Plan A on April 12)                       5 – 12   Remote learning days (5-12 Students return in Plan A on April 12)                        

The Plan:


East Wake Academy plans to open all elementary (K-4) under Plan A beginning Monday, April 12. Although we are returning to Plan A, we will continue following our 4-days on campus per week schedule to allow for weekly deep cleaning of all buildings. Friday will remain virtual for grades K-4.

** April 7, 8, 9 have been designated teacher workdays for elementary K-4 only.  Teachers will use this time to rearrange classroom space and get ready for student return.  We know that many families are traveling over track out and again at Easter.  We ask that you use the week of April 5 as a time to hang out at home and get ready to return to school.

5 – 12

East Wake Academy plans to continue operating Middle Academy (5-8) and High School (9-12) under Plan B beginning Monday, April 12. Although we are returning in Plan B, we will continue following our Cohort A (M and T) and Cohort B (W and Th) on campus and use Fridays for weekly deep cleaning of all buildings. Friday will remain virtual for grades 5-12.

***April 7, 8, 9 are remote learning days for grades 5 – 12.

While most precautions currently in place will continue under Plan A in K-4, given the size of our classrooms and the number of students enrolled, only minimal social distancing will be used throughout elementary.  Under Plan A, East Wake Academy is NOT required to ensure 6 feet of distance between students AND cannot guarantee students' social distancing.   In light of this, we recognize some parents may opt for virtual learning instead. If you wish to switch your decision for the 4th quarter, please follow the instructions shared by Mrs. Pearson later today.

We encourage those families who often participate in activities that place them at greater risk for contracting COVID-19 to consider remote learning as an option or to consider limiting those activities throughout the 4th quarter so we can continue to offer safe in-person learning opportunities for ALL students.

For those who opt to send their children to school four days per week, under Plan A in elementary or in the Hybrid model (5-12), please keep in mind:

· Elementary - Two-day attendance is no longer an option. Students attending in person should plan to attend all four days.

· Cloth face masks/coverings will be continued to be required. Masks with vents are not permitted to be worn. Gators should also not be worn. 

· In person, learning comes with the inherent risk of exposure to Covid. In light of this, quarantine guidelines will continue to be strictly enforced. Those exposed, whether in the community or at school, will be required to quarantine. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in advance should your child be required to quarantine due to exposure.

· Parents should not send a child to school who is visibly sick or symptomatic in any way. If your child reports to school demonstrating symptoms of illness, you will be called to come and pick them up. Students who remain home are welcome to participate in virtual learning for that school day or until their symptoms have entirely resolved.

· Should our school or NCDHHS identify our school as a Covid cluster, some or all of the campus will be closed for the required time frame.  In-person learning will resume at the direction of NCDHHS.  


As always, we will do our best to keep all of our students healthy and safe. It is up to all of us to partner together to keep everyone safe.