EWA News

Week of March 23, 2020: 

We hope that all of our families are safe and making it through track out.  We know that many of you had your TO plans changed from vacations to “staycations".  We know that was disappointing for many of you.  We know that many of you are now working from home.

As you begin/continue an extended time with your family, please know that we are in constant contact with the State and looking at what the future holds as we move forward in our "temporary new normal".  We still need to realize our staff is also on track out and they need time to relax, recharge and reflect.  We have challenged our staff to use this week to reflect on what standards have been covered and what they need to focus on moving forward.

The keyword continues to be "unknown".  There are more unknowns than knowns currently. We feel that the Governor's Executive order will be extended.  So, you need to make plans accordingly for an extended time at home with your children. We are very fortunate to be on TO and we do not know what the next week will look like for schools.  Again, we are in constant contact with the State and will be making plans based on their recommendations moving forward.  We will be providing our families with periodic updates more often this week. 

With the Governor’s order to limit business openings (restaurants, etc…), we do know this has impacted our families as well.  If you are having food insecurities, please see this link: 


All kids have access to breakfast and lunch provided by the State through Wake County Schools (or the County you live in).  Look at the locations listed in the link.  

Parents this can and will be a stressful time.  It is important for you to take time for yourself as well.  Talk about what is going on and to give your children a place to release their stress and anxiety.  MONITOR their social media.  They want to connect, but make sure those connections are positive and worthwhile. It is up to you! 

Be safe! Take care of family, check on a neighbor and relax - we will be in touch again soon.