A Message from the Superintendent 9/6/2021

Week of September 6, 2021

We hope that everyone had a safe and relaxing weekend.  It was great to have college football back! Looking at the calendar, we have three weeks until our first track out.  It is essential to finish the quarter strong!  Please look at your child's PowerSchool and communicate with their teachers to ensure there will be no surprises at the end of the semester!  Please reach out to teachers and house admins with questions.

Mark your calendar:  Picture Days (more detailed information to come)

Wednesday, September 8 - Senior Tux & Drape Pictures

Wednesday, September 22 - K-11 Uniform Yearbook Pictures - all students photographed. 

Board Meeting:  Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at @7:30 pm.  The meeting will be streamed live via ZOOM.  A link will be posted on the website.

9/11 Celebration:  Please see the attached flyer for information about a run/walk event in memory of the 20th anniversary of 9/11. 

Repeat Information from past messages

Parking:  Please do not park in the parking lots near buildings 4 and 5.  Both lots have assigned parking, and they are full at this time.  Students are not allowed to be dropped off in these lots. This is for the safety of the students.


STOCK THE FRIDGE: Whoops! We had a mishap with our link! Click the link below to donate items and volunteer to collect/stock the fridges for our teachers on Wednesday, September 8. 


BACK 2 SCHOOL BASH: Mark your calendars for Friday, September 17, from 6-8!! We are bringing back our annual B2S Bash the only way we know how; it will be EPIC!! We will have the wildly popular gaming trailer with all the latest video games, our local fire and police will be on hand with stickers and goodies, food trucks, MUDDY the MudCat will be there, so make sure you bring the kids to get pictures and autographs, entertainment for all ages and a DJ playing all the best music so bring your dance moves too! This event is FREE to enter, but food trucks will require money. PAL will be selling shirts and other merchandise as well.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

As always, if you have questions, please feel free to email us info@ewapal.com, and someone will get back to you within 24 hours.

Have a blessed day,

Anna D. Hinnant

COVID Dashboard:  We post a daily DASHBOARD on FB, website, and Twitter. We are now providing a dashboard for each HOUSE (K-4, 5-8, and 9-12). Our five-county service area has returned to the "HIGH RISK" category for community transmission of COVID 19.  Our current mask mandate has helped the school combat the spread and reduce the number of students facing quarantine.

Face Coverings:  Our Board extended the REQUIREMENT for face masks.  All students, staff, and visitors are REQUIRED to wear a face mask.  The mask must cover both your mouth and nose. 

Curriculum Supply Fund Reminder: As we return to full-time face-to-face instruction for the 2021-22 school year, your continued support of the classroom teacher and the resources they need to support your child's learning continue to be a priority for us all.  As a K-12 community, we are asking your family to be an active participant in the Curriculum Support Fund to help support and enhance the learning opportunities for all students.  There is a tiered level of support starting at $50.00 per student. If a family has more than one student, it is $25 for each additional student with a family maximum of $100.00.  My School Bucks, our online payment system, has been updated and is ready to take payments. There will be payment options to break the cost up over multiple months. 100% of your family's investment in your child's education will go to the classroom.  Thank you for your continued support.

The Curriculum Support Fund is used to support and enhance classroom learning opportunities that include subscriptions and consumable items that your child will use.

HS Carpool:  Please do not arrive on Industrial Drive until after 3:30 each day.  Please listen to the ZPD officer. They are on campus to help and support carpool. 

Carpool: Carpool has had a good start.  As we reminded families, it does take time to work all the kinks out – you have done well! Elementary/MIddle made an adjustment to AM carpool, and it appears to have made a difference!  Thanks to all of our families. 

Uniforms:  Please review the uniform policy located on our website.  Go ahead and get haircuts scheduled and get the hair color back to "natural" (meaning the color does grow out of your head and not from a bottle!). 

Supply Lists:  Please see website – posted under the parent tab

WINGS:  Yes – WINGS is OPEN!  Would you please visit the website or send questions to Mrs. Henry (ahenry@eastwakeacademy.org)