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2255 Herbert Akins Road
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526

Office 919-567-4100
Fax 919-567-4109

Bell Schedule

8:45 am Arrival Bell
9:15 am Instructional Bell
3:45 pm Dismissal Bell

Garden Grant Contest: Vote Daily until April 30!

Moe and Poe Garden Contest LogoHerbert Akins Road Elementary is a finalist for the Moe’s and Poe’s Garden Grant Contest!  Support our school and vote for Herbert Akins Road Elementary to win a $1,000 Garden Grant, which will help us establish a new school garden. 

Thank you for your support!

2014 Boosterthon Fun Run

We’re excited to kick off the first annual Boosterthon Fun Run at Herbert Akins on March 28th (Track 4) and April 4 (Tracks 1-3)!  The goal of the Boosterthon Fun Run is to raise funds while teaching our kids about the importance of Fitness, Leadership, and Character.  Our PTA’s goals is to raise $20,000 for our PTA Programs, classroom needs, and especially for our Teachers!

We need your help to connect your child to sponsors!  Brainstorm with your child how to get 10 sponsors for Boosterthon to pledge ANY amount!  Students are going to take a lot of ownership in this fundraiser, but we need your help to keep them organized and give them ideas for who they could get pledges and donations from!

Middle School Math Placement: Parent Information Sessions

Come to Learn About …
Middle School Math Placement Guidelines
Resources to Support Success in Math Available in ALL WCPSS Middle Schools.
Math Progression in Middle & High School – What Comes After 6th Grade Math
How and When You Have Options for Math Acceleration

Session #1: Monday, March 17, 2014
Location: Salem Middle School
Time: 9:30am – 10;30am

Session #2: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Location: Heritage Middle School
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Session #3: Monday, March 24, 2014
Location: West Lake Middle School
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Session #4: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Location: East Millbrook Middle School
Time: 9:30am – 10:30am

Questions?: Check Out the Math Placement Resource Website

Spring Pictures (Update 3/24)

Spring pictures for Tracks 1 & 2 have been rescheduled for Thursday, April 24.

Read to Achieve Reading Camp Dates & Parent Resource

Click here for the Read to Achieve reading camp schedule.

Click here to access a list of questions from the WCPSS Literacy Department that parents can use as they read with their children to help prepare them to meet the standards set by the Read to Achieve legislation.

UPDATED: Snow Make-up Days

The following snow make-up days have been announced:
(Click here for English/Spanish Flier) 

  • (NEW) Make-up for March 8 (Tracks 1 & 4)*: Friday, March 28 will not be early release. School will dismiss at its normal time.
  • Make-up for January 30 (Tracks 1, 2, & 4): Saturday, April 26
  • Make-up for January 31 (Tracks 1, 2, & 4): Saturday, May 3

There will be no additional make up days for the February 12-14 snow days. The early release on March 7 was changed to a full day of instruction instead.

* Track 3 students have banked enough instructional days to account for the recent inclement weather absences.

For make-up days scheduled on Saturdays, bus pick-up times will follow the regular weekday schedule. The instructional day will be 3.5 hours. Breakfast and lunch will not be served, but students may bring snacks to school. There will be no recess or clubs. All time will be used on core instruction.

Tdap Immunizations

All fifth grade students must receive the Tdap immunization in order to begin sixth grade. Please send a copy of your child’s updated shot record reflecting the new immunization to Ms. Wilson in the front office as soon as possible so that it will be in the system in time to prevent any delays or issues with enrolling in middle school.


Inclement Weather Closings and Delays

Dear Parents,
     In the event that schools are closed or delayed due to inclent weather, please monitor the Wake County Public School System’s own electronic media and local television, radio, and print news media for the latest information.
     In the event a decision is made to dismiss early after students are already in school, parents will also be notified via the district-wide Emergency School Messenger telephone system. Please see the information below to sign up for this system.
     A message will be put on our main office number (919-567-4100) informing parents of the county’s decision.

Parents should use these resources to stay abreast of school closings, delays, and early dismissals:

Wake County Public School System Electronic Media

Local News Media

Area Radio Stations

Kindergarten Registration Requirements and Student Assignment Dates

Kindergarten Registration

Rising Kindergarteners can pre-enroll beginning January 13, 2014. Registration on January 13th will be from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Media Center. Thereafter, parents may register their children in the Front Office from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. In order to attend Kindergarten, children must be 5 years old on or before August 31st of the current school year.

Required Documents and Other Requirements

  1. Registration must be completed at your child’s base school.
  2. Parent/legal guardian photo ID
  3. Proof of Address
  4. Certified copy of the child’s birth certificate, which can be obtained from the health department of the county or state in which the child was born
  5. Immunization records – For a list of all required immunizations, visit the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. If you do not have a certified immunization record, contact your physician or the Wake County Human Services office. All immunizations must be complete by the first day of school.
  6. A completed Kindergarten Health Assessment – required by North Carolina law on or before the child’s first day at school

Student Assignment

January 13th – Rising Kindergartners can pre-register at their base school

March 3rd-16th – Transfer period – Rising 6th graders need to check their middle school assignments.

Web Resources

  • WCPSS Blog Feature: features a new Kindergarten registration front page banner and blog posts in English and in Spanish.
  • Updated Kindergarten Portal: Don’t forget that parents can visit our online Kindergarten portal in English or Spanish, featuring up-to-date information on kindergarten registration and early entry.
  • Online Student Assignment information: As always, parents can review enrollment information or student assignment information on our website.

Code Red Drills

Herbert Akins students and staff will be conducting at least 2 code red emergency drills this year.  These drills will be unannounced to students, staff, and parents.  These drills help staff and students practice what to do in the event that an intruder is thought to be on campus.  Classroom doors are locked, lights are turned off, and students are moved to a safe place within their classroom or the school.  The drills last approximately 10 minutes.  The Fuquay Varina Police Department, the Wake County Sheriff Department, and WCPSS Security come to campus to assist with the drill.  Classroom teachers prepare students for all drills (code red, fire, and severe weather).  We will let parents know of the code red drill after it is conducted via an auto call.  If you have any questions, please contact the main office.  Thank you for your support!
Herbert Akins Road Elementary School opened its doors as a year-round school in July, 2009 as a member of the Wake County Public School System. Herbert Akins Elementary will increase achievement for all students and empower our diverse community to develop independent thinkers and life-long learners who will SOAR to excellence in the 21st century. Herbert Akins is a partnership of students, staff, and community working collaboratively and respectfully as a professional learning team to increase student achievement while preparing them for success in the 21st century.

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