News Flash | Asynchronous Day Today, Seeking Your Feedback, SSA Test Registration

Reminder: Wednesday, March 3rd is an asynchronous day. 

*WCPSS Board of Education approved an updated instructional calendar that included the addition/removal of asynchronous/remote learning days and a change to cohort weekly rotations.  Review the updated calendar schedule in the link below.

Updated Second Semester Calendar Link  


In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • IB Learning Trait for March
  • Parent Evaluation Survey
  • Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) Test & Request Form
  • Before and After School Care 
  • Joyner PTA and Foundation Updates
  • Calendar Reminders

IB Learner Profile Trait for March: Risk-Takers

We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and changes.

Raising risk-taking children is important. Whether they fail or not, it will surely help them grow and learn positive risk taking skills. As parents, it’s important to be comfortable enough to allow your children to take risks. As teachers, we should encourage learners to try new things, to make mistakes and how to recover from mistakes. 

How do you encourage being a risk-taker at school and at home? 

How do you model risk-taking?


IB Evaluation Parent Survey

As an IB PYP school, we are always looking for areas of growth and improvement. Please complete the survey below about your experiences as a parent in our IB community. Thank you for your participation and support!  

Link to access: IB Parent Survey


Spring 2021 Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) Test & Request Form

Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) Board of Education defines acceleration as allowing a student to move through traditional educational organizations more rapidly, based on readiness and motivation. Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) is the practice of placing a student in a higher-grade level in one subject area. This type of acceleration is for the purpose of providing access to appropriately challenging learning opportunities in either math or English Language Arts. 

If you are interested in having your child tested for SSA, please fill out the form below and send it to your classroom teacher or Julie Frederick (contact info in email). Forms must be turned in by March 22, 2021. 

*Click here to access the test form. 


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 


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:


Calendar Reminders: 

  • March 3- Asynchronous Day
  • March 12- Teacher workday
  • March 24- Asynchronous Day
  • March 29- April 2- Spring Break
  • April 5- Calendar Out- No School for students
  • April 6- Teacher workday
  • April 7- Students return for in-person learning (Cohort 2 reports for 4th/5th grade)
  • April 14- Asynchronous Day
  • April 28- Asynchronous Day
  • May 5- Asynchronous Day
  • May 13 – Teacher Workday
  • May 26- Asynchronous Day
  • May 31 – Holiday, School Closed
  • June 10 – Last Day of School

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