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Wake makes tentative school assignments

The Wake County school system has begun sending home with students notices telling where they’re tentatively scheduled to go to school for the 2013-14 school year.

These notices, which began going out Wednesday, grandfather students at their current schools unless they’ve been reassigned to one of the three new schools: Richland Creek Elementary, Rolesville Middle and Rolesville High.

Currently enrolled students who don’t want to attend those three schools can submit an application during the first transfer period between Feb. 18 and March 1. Approval is guaranteed but would mean that families would have to provide their own transportation.

The notices of initial school assignment will also assign rising sixth- and ninth-graders to the base school tied to their address. Magnet students who want to stay in the program for sixth and ninth grades will need to submit an application, with approval almost certain, between Jan. 14 and 25.

Rising sixth- and ninth-graders who want to attend the middle school or high school they would have gone to under the now-discarded choice plan will need to submit an application during the first transfer period. Approval is not guaranteed. From staff reports

Wake offers Parent Academy workshops

Parents can sign up now for Parent Academy workshops designed to help families be more engaged and support student success. Families may choose from 15 workshops that begin Tuesday, Jan.15, and cover a wide range of topics.

The first session, on Common Core math, helps parents better understand the guidelines and essential skills for students in the new math courses required this year. Common Core instruction helps students delve deeper into topics and focuses more on project-based learning.

The following sessions will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and will be presented in English and Spanish. Child care will be available for children ages 4-13.

Tuesday, Jan. 15: Millbrook Magnet High, 2201 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh

Wednesday, Jan. 16: Reedy Creek Middle, 930 Reedy Creek Road

Thursday, Jan. 17: Knightdale High, 100 Bryan Chalk Lane, Knightdale

Future workshop topics will include keeping children safe at school, life in the digital world, transitioning to the next grade level, planning for college, preparing for end-of-grade testing, dealing with bullying and support for teen literacy.

Registration is required. Find more information and register at www.wcpss.net/parent-academy. From staff reports