Neighborhood Routes begin Monday, 8/24. Check with the office this week to confirm your stop and service. It is likely to have changed! Don’t wait. http://webarchive.wcpss.net/school-directory/bus-routes/583.html
Welcome to WECHS
Friday, August 28, 2015 Principal’s Weekly Message
Hello WECHS’ families, this is your Principal, Lisa Cummings, calling with the weekly update.
Thank you to the parents on North Campus who joined us for Open House last night; we enjoyed answering your questions and sharing a few laughs regarding students’ transition.
School pictures were taken today and retakes are scheduled for Wednesday, October 21st.
Seniors need to contact the Prestige studio to schedule an appointment for tux and drape pictures if not photographed at school. Seniors (4th & 5th) will not be included in the yearbook without a tux or drape photo. www.prestigeportraits.com/Raleigh. Seniors must be photographed by October 1 to meet our yearbook deadline. If only taking a picture for the yearbook & not purchasing a package, the $15.00 sitting fee is waived.
Please check the website for Daily Announcements and Club Meetings Information.
Now that neighborhood bus routes have been posted, if you feel your stop is unsafe or too far from your home, use the Customer Service Form to describe the reasons, http://www.wcpss.net/Page/43. If the request for a new stop is denied, follow the grievance process, http://www.wcpss.net/report-grievance. In the grievance description, share your concerns and quote the specific policy being violated.
WCPSS Board Policy 7125:
A: The Wake County Board of Education endorses the routing strategy which is prescribed in General Statute
D 5: General Statute requires that a bus will pass within one mile of eligible students’ residences; however, the Board establishes reduced maximum walking distances to bus stops for students as follows: ….. High School Students–five tenths of a mile
WCPSS Board Policy 7125 R&P:
C 3: After receiving an appeal concerning a stop, the Transportation Operations Manager may: …….., or Make a change in accordance with state law or the established rules and regulations of the State Board of Education.
C 4: The response to the request shall be provided to the requestor in writing within two weeks of the date of receipt, with answers clearly stated and fully explained. A copy will be provided to the principal.
NC General Statute 115C-246:
Each public school bus shall be routed so that the bus passes within one mile of the residence of each pupil assigned to that bus
If you are planning to eat at City Barbeque in Cary or Garner this weekend, go to http://www.wakeed.org/citybbq/, and print the flyer to take with you. 25% of the proceeds will go to WakeEd Partnership to support WCPSS teachers.
Don’t forget, picnic RSVP forms are due Friday, September 25th. We hope to see everyone there!
Please save the following dates:
Friday, September 4: Early Release on both campuses (students relying on school transportation will miss 11:00, 12:00 and 1:00 college classes)
Monday, September 7: Labor Day Holiday for WCPSS and WTCC (no school)
Thursday, September, 24: Road to Associates Night, PHS Campus, 6:30 pm
Thursday, October 1: College Information Night, PHS Campus, 6:30 pm
Saturday, October 10: WECHS Fall Family Picnic, Lake Wheeler Park, 11:00 – 3:00 (see forms on the website)
For an ongoing list of WECHS happenings, please check the Student Activity Calendar linked on our website. For a transcript of this message, please check the homepage.
As always, if you have an emergency, please call my mobile number, 919-398-3451.
Thank you and have a great weekend.