News Flash | Return to Campus Protocols, Book Drive & JYJ Virtual 5K

Joyner students who are not enrolled in Virtual Academy will return for in-person instruction on Wed. 2/17. 

  • Pre-K and ECS students will return to DAILY in-person instruction on 2/17
  • 4th and 5th grade students will continue on three cohort rotations. The week of February 15th will begin our Cohort 2 rotation week.  
  • 4th and 5th Grade Families- Your teacher will communicate which cohort rotation your student is in by the close of Monday.
  • WCPSS Instructional Calendar

In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • Return to Campus Protocols & Checklist
  • Before and After School Care Programs 
  • IB Parent Survey
  • Celebrating Black History Month
  • Wake UP and Read Book Drive
  • JYJ Virtual 5K 
  • Foundation Annual Silent Auction
  • Calendar Reminders 

Return-To-Campus Protocols

Review our return to campus guidelines. (Second Semester Plan B Procedures) This is particularly important for students who will be attending for the first time this year.  

Screening: All students will undergo screenings prior to entering the building.  You should review the screening guidelines carefully. (Health Screening Guidelines Link)  Do not send your child to school if they show any signs of illness. If a child demonstrates signs of an illness while on campus, their sibling will also be sent home by WCPSS guidelines.  

Face Coverings: All students are required to wear face coverings when on campus unless they are eating or drinking. Practice this with your child this week so that they are comfortable with wearing a face covering for a full school day. Frequently asked questions about face coverings.

Parents/Guardians signed up for Plan B:  Please note that teachers are unable to host students virtually due to family travel or personal requests.  All students attending virtual learning should be assigned to Virtual Academy or are Plan B students in their assigned remote learning week (4th/ 5th grade).  

Parents/Guardians signed up for Virtual Academy:  All students assigned to Virtual Academy will attend virtually.  Due to class numbers in several grades, we are unable to make any adjustments to return students back in person if you have already signed up for the second semester.  

WCPSS Return to Campus Checklist

Before and After School Care Program Information 

Both programs will run Monday through Friday when students are in the building. Students may arrive for Before School Care at 7:00 AM. After School Care runs from the end of school until 6:00 PM.

If you would like to sign up for Before and/or After School Care visit the link below. This program will follow the same safety protocols as our WCPSS guidelines. Link to Joyner Before and After School Care.

IB Parent Survey As an IB PYP school, we are always looking for areas of growth and improvement. Complete the survey below about your experiences as a parent in our IB community. Thank you in advance. Click here to access the survey: IB Parent Survey

February is Black History Month

Black History Month is the celebration of African American history, contributions and achievements that’s recognized annually across the United States and Canada. This month we will be honoring the importance of black history, highlighting impactful individuals and examining African American culture in classroom activities. We are excited as an IB community to build a stronger world of awareness and cultural understanding of ourselves and others.  

**********IB Learner Profile Trait for February: Balanced

We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives—intellectual, physical, and emotional—to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.How do you balance everything in your life? At home? At school? In the community?

WAKE Up and Read Book Drive Thank you to all of our families for such generosity during our WAKE Up And Read Book Drive! Our Joyner families have collected over 2,000 books that will put priceless literature in the hands of children all across Wake County!  

As a reminder, two boxes have been placed outside of the front entrance of our school. Book Drive will go until February 28th. Families may drop off new or gently used books for kids. The winning group with the most books collected will get a read-aloud from a special guest and a shoutout on the WJYJ news. 

Families can tag us @joyner_magnet_elementary on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. 




Joyner PTA and Foundation Updates

Virtual Joyner 5K

Dust off those running shoes, it’s time for the Virtual Joyner 5K! Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 1st for a fun and socially-distanced run/walk to support the Joyner PTA. Be on the lookout for more information, including registration, very soon! 

Foundation’s Annual Silent Auction

Save the date for Thursday, April 22, 2021! We are excited to be organizing this event for another year in support of our loved Joyner Elementary! We are still collecting items for our Themed Baskets to be raffled off as part of the Silent Auction. We appreciate your continued support and donations to make these baskets such a fun item! 

Signups and details on the items for each Themed Baskets can be found in the JY Joyner Memberhub and under Signups or through the links below:

Click to find our Amazon Wishlist: JYJ Foundation Silent Auction Basket. All Venmo donations can be sent to @Katie-Cork.  Please remember to include with all Venmo donations the selected Themed Basket and the item you wish to donate towards (refer to the basket signups linked below and in the JY Joyner Memberhub for specific items) or just note “General Basket Donation” and we will fill in the gaps! 

For any questions regarding the Themed Baskets, please contact Katie Cork (contact info in email)

Foundation Quick Links:

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