Week of May 9, 2021:
We hope that all the EWA moms had a great day celebrating all that you do for your families!
We want to thank the many families who went out of their way to support the teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week. It has been a tough year for families and teachers, and our teachers have been amazing! The week was fabulous, and the teachers are so rejuvenated for the next few weeks. With four weeks left in the school year, it is so important that we all work to finish the year strong.
As COVID continues to impact what we do each day significantly, please make sure you follow your child’s HOUSE newsletters about testing and other EOY items. We did receive an alert over the weekend that COVID numbers were on the rise again in Wake County. By no means are we where we were a few months ago, but we still need to practice the 3 W’s. Our families are doing a great job informing us of when a child is sick or showing symptoms. This partnership must continue.
Please look at your child’s progress in Powerschool.
Board Election Information - The EWA Board of Directors will elect Directors for two (2) expiring seats (terms are ending June 2021) at its regular meeting on June 8 at 7:30 pm in the Baker Center (inside the High School). Any person interested in applying for a Board seat should submit a current resume or bio, along with interest and vision for EWA. Submittals should include contact information and shall be delivered via electronic mail to email@example.com. A question-and-answer session will be held before the board meeting from 6:00–7:00 pm on June 8 in the Baker Center (NCDHHS COVID-19 safety protocols are required).
Link to information on the website: Board Election Information
EOG / EOC Testing – Why are we testing? Federal and State mandates require the EOG / EOC to be given. We do not have an option. The EOG /EOC does not have an “opt-out” for any individual. The push by the Feds/State to continue with testing is to collect data on where students are in their learning and give a baseline for future growth. With all tests, there is a feeling of stress. In this case, please talk with your child about doing their best. Remember – your child is not a number and EOY testing is just a snapshot in time. Please just hang in there!
Returning to EWA – This has been a challenging year for families and teachers for many reasons. Much has been asked of you, your family, and the school. As a school, we have tried to navigate the COVID storm and support our students in the best ways we could. It has indeed been a balancing act. We look forward to the future and the start of the 2021-22 school year. We know our return will not be back to so-called “normal,” but it will be back to what we do best – Face to Face instruction. We plan to be 100% back on campus! We will take what we have learned during COVID and continue to improve as a school. We will never deviate from our mission to do what is best for kids!
We look forward to having everyone back for next year!
As you reflect on the school year, if you decide not to return to EWA for the 2021-22 school year, please let us know ASAP so we can help you with your child’s school record transfer and help another family make their transition to EWA! Please contact Kim Campbell if you have enrollment or withdrawal questions. firstname.lastname@example.org