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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

Single Subject Acceleration and Math Placement Parent Information Sessions

Parent information sessions for single subject acceleration and math placement will be held at various middle schools throughout the county between February 17 and March 9, 2016. Please see this information session flyer for specific details.


Make-up Days for January 22 & 26

Wake County year-round students in tracks 1 and 2 will have classes on Jan. 30 and April 2, to make up for the two snow days on January 22 and 25. Students in track 3 will have school on April 2, and students in track 4 will have class on Jan. 30.

In summary:

Jan. 30: Make-up day for Tracks 1, 2, & 4

April 2: Make-up day for Tracks 1, 2, & 3

Further make-up information will be posted as it becomes available.

This information has been shared with local media and posted on the WCPSS website, social media, and has been distributed to our weather notification e-mail subscriber base.


In addition to checking the WCPSS website, Facebook and Twitter, parents and employees can stay informed by signing up for emergency WCPSS email notifications such as school closings, delays and early dismissals. Visit to sign up.

2016-2017 Kindergarten Open House and Registration

Attention parents with rising Kindergartners for the 2016-2017 school year:

Open House for 2016-2017 Kindergartners will take place on Tuesday, January 5 at 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the Media Center.

Registration for Kindergarten begins on January 7, 2016. Hours of registration are 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 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


2015-16 School Picture Dates


8/25/15:  Fall pictures – Tracks 1 & 3
9/24/15:  Fall pictures – Tracks 2 & 4 AND Fall Makeup pictures (Track 3)
10/29/15: Fall Makeup pictures (Tracks 1, 2, & 4)

3/30/16: Spring Individual and classroom groups- Tracks  1 & 3
4/28/16: Spring Individual and classroom groups- Tracks 2/4

2015-2016 School Improvement Committee Meetings (Updated 1-20-2016)

Friday, July 17
Friday, August 7
Friday, September 4
Friday, October 16
Friday, November 20
Friday, January 15
Friday, February 12
*Thursday, March 3
Friday, April 8
Friday, May 13

*All meetings will take place at 8:00am in the conference room except for the meeting on March 3.  The meeting on March 3 will be a retreat from 9:30-12:30 (location TBD).

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

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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