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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

2015 EOG Schedule for Herbert Akins Road Elementary School

Please make sure your child receives a restful night of sleep and a balanced breakfast each day during the administration of the EOGs.

Visitors are only allowed in the building after 12:30PM, during test days.  Please see our schedules below.

Track 1
Tuesday, May 19: ELA (Grades 3, 4, & 5)
Wednesday, May 20: Math (Grades 3, 4, & 5)
Thursday, May 21: Science (Grade 5 Only)

Tracks 2, 3, & 4
Wednesday, June 10: ELA (3rd Grade Only)
Thursday, June 11: Math (3rd Grade Only) / Science (5th Grade Only)
Tuesday, June 16: ELA (4th and 5th Grade)
Wednesday, June 17: Math (4th and 5th Grade)

HARES Open Houses in May and June

Tuesday, May 12 @ 6 p.m.
Kindergarten Orientation (All Tracks)
Parents only
Thursday, May 28, 5:00–6:00 p.m.
Meet the Teacher (Track 1)
Grades 1 – 5
Thursday, June 25, 5:00–6:30 p.m.
Meet the Teacher (Tracks 2 – 4)
Grades 1 – 5

 

Winter Weather Make-up Days

Track 1

  • Friday, March 6 – This early release day is extended to a full day.
  • Friday, April 17 – This early release day is extended to a full day.
  • Saturday, May 16 – Schools will operate on a half-day schedule. (9:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.)
  • Saturday, May 30 – Schools will operate on a normal weekday schedule.

Track 2

  • Friday, April 17 – This early release day is extended to a full day.

Track 3

  • Friday, March 6 – This early release day is extended to a full day.
  • Friday, April 17 – This early release day is extended to a full day.
  • Saturday, May 16 – Schools will operate on a half-day schedule. (9:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.)
  • Saturday, May 30 – Schools will operate on a normal weekday schedule.

Track 4

  • Friday, March 6 – This early release day is extended to a full day.
  • Saturday, May 16 – Schools will operate on a half-day schedule. (9:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.)
  • Saturday, May 30 – Schools will operate on a normal weekday schedule.

HARES Field Days

April 10: Tracks 1 & 3 (Rain date: April 13)

April 24: Tracks 2 &4 (Rain date: April 27)

We invite parents to volunteer and will be sending information home with your students soon.

Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) Parent Information Meetings

Come join us to learn about this option for acceleration of student learning!
Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) is the practice of assigning a student to a higher-grade level than is typical, given the student’s age, for the purpose of providing access to appropriately challenging learning opportunities. SSA is an accelerative practice that allows students to show mastery of the content of a course without having taken the course. For example, a parent could nominate his/her child to skip a grade level of content in either Language Arts OR Mathematics.

What is the process for Single Subject Acceleration?
Parents can get a nomination form from their school or through the online site listed below. Once nominated, you will be contacted by your school to talk further about the assessment process and the program’s logistics.

How do I learn more?
Parents are encouraged to attend one of the following regional sessions to learn information about this program. The sessions are:

Session Date Location
Session #1 Monday, 3/9/2015 Holly Grove Middle School
Session #2 Wednesday, 3/11/2015 Mills Park Middle School
Session #3 Thursday, 3/12/2015 Wakefield Middle School
Session #4 Monday, 3/16/2015 North Garner Middle School
Session #5 Tuesday, 3/17/2015 Martin Middle School
Session #6 Thursday, 3/19/2015 Wendell Middle School

*All Parent Information Sessions will be held in the school’s auditorium from 6PM-7PM.

Understanding that not all parents will be able to make it to one of these sessions, we will post all handouts and information online. Also, please visit the SSA Web site for more information.

All Schools Updated: Attn 5th Grade Families: Middle School Open House Dates

Lufkin Road Middle: Tuesday, January 20 @ 6:00 p.m.
Dillard Drive Middle: Tuesday, January 27 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Holly Grove Middle: Thursday, February 12 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Holly Ridge Middle: Thursday, February 12 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
West Lake Middle (Tracks 3 & 4): Thursday, March 19 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
West Lake Middle (Tracks 1 & 2): Tuesday, April 7 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Kindergarten Open House and Registration

Attention parents with rising Kindergartners for the 2015-2016 school year:

Registration for Kindergarten begins on January 15, 2015. Hours of registration are 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Please bring the following with you:
1. Proof of Address (one of the following): Electric Bill, Water Bill, Gas Bill, Lease Agreement with address and signature pages, Residential Contract with address and signature pages
2. Photo I.D.
3. Original Birth Certificate

Open House for 2015-2016 Kindergartners will take place on Thursday, January 8 at 9:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. in the Media Center.

Inclement Weather Closings & Delays

Dear Parents,

In the event that schools are closed or delayed due to inclement 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

2014–2015 Student Insurance Plan Available

Effective July 1, 2014 parents can enroll their child online. Student Accident Insurance options available for the 2014–15 school year include:

  • School Time Only (includes all sports except football)
  • 24 hour Only (includes all sports except football)
  • Football
  • Dental
  • Life

If you have questions about the coverage or need assistance completing the application, please contact: Doug Young, President, The Young Group at 919-846-9798.

Registering to Volunteer for the 2014–2015 School Year

The computers in the media center will be available for parents to register Monday-Friday from 8:45–3:00. They will also be available during our Open House dates. Open House dates for tracks 1, 2, 3 will be Thursday, July 17th, from 6:00–7:15. Open House for track 4 will be Thursday, August 7th, from 6:00-7:15.

The following information describes the procedures for reactivation for continuing volunteers and the process for new volunteers to obtain CRC clearance.

Reactivation for Continuing Volunteers

• All continuing volunteers approved for the 2013–2014 school year MUST reactivate as a volunteer no later than 4:00 p.m. on October 31, 2014. Volunteers may go to any WCPSS site and register through the intranet. Access to the volunteer system is: WCPSS Intranet > Business Applications > Volunteer Registration.
• After October 31, 2014, individuals previously approved may not volunteer without a new criminal record check.
• The volunteer system will be open daily for reactivation/registration from July 1, 2014, through October 31, 2014 for 24 hours a day.
• From November 3, 2014, through May 18, 2015, the volunteer system will be open on Mondays only, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. However, during this time period, the volunteer system will be closed on the following Mondays: December 22, 2014, December 29, 2014, and January 19, 2015.

New Volunteers for 2014-2015

• Any new volunteer applicants for the 2014-2015 school year must register and have an approved criminal record check prior to engaging in volunteer work. Applicants may register at any WCPSS site through the intranet. Access to the volunteer system is: WCPSS Intranet – Business Applications – Volunteer Registration.
• The volunteer system will be open daily for registration from July 1, 2014, through October 31, 2014 for 24 hours a day.
• From November 3, 2014, through May 18, 2015, the volunteer system will be open on Mondays only, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. However, during this time period, the volunteer system will be closed on the following Mondays: December 22, 2014, December 29, 2014, and January 19, 2015.

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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