• 2022-2023 District Phone Messages

    September 23, 2022 - Here Comes the Bus App  
    A message for families about a new school bus tracking app that will give families real-time bus location information and alerts. The app is called Here Comes the Bus and it is free. Simply download the Here Comes the Bus app from the App Store or Google Play store, create a secure account and add your students. The app is available in English, Spanish and French. To create an account, you will need the Wilson County Schools code, which is 13509, and the Student ID number. If your student does not know their ID number, contact the school for that information. If you do not have a smartphone or tablet, you can create an account through the Here Comes the Bus website on a laptop or desktop computer. More information about the Here Comes the Bus app can be found on our district website - wilsonschoolsnc.net - under News or Transportation Department. Should you need assistance, contact the Transportation Department at 399-7839.    

    September 20, 2022 - Immunization Reminder  
    A message for families of kindergartners, seventh-graders, seniors, and students new to attending school in North Carolina. By state law, these students must have certain immunizations, such as Tdap and MMR, unless they have an exemption. Students in the Wilson Academy of Virtual Education must also provide proof of receiving the mandatory immunizations. The required immunizations do not include the COVID-19 vaccine. Kindergarten students also need a Health Assessment Form completed by a doctor. Health assessments dated within one year prior to the first day of school will be accepted.

    If the school does not have your student's immunization record and/or health assessment within 30 calendar days of enrollment, which for most students is next Tuesday - Sept. 27th, state law prohibits the student from being allowed to attend school beginning  Wed., Sept. 28th. Keep in mind that if a student is excluded from attending school, they will not be able to participate in sports and other extracurricular activities. Once your student receives the immunizations and the school is provided proof, the student will be able to return to school. The immunization record and health assessment can be dropped off at the school or uploaded electronically into your Scribs account. If you have not created a Scribs account, go to www.wilsonschoolsnc.net and select Enrollment. Directions are provided to create your Scribs account.

    Please call your student’s doctor to schedule an appointment if your student does not have updated immunizations. Families can also schedule an appointment at our Wilson County Schools WASH Clinics located at Forest Hills Middle, Beddingfield High, and Hunt High by calling 252-360-0769 or at the Wilson County Health Department by calling 252-237-3141. Thank you. 

    August 26, 2022 - P-EBT Payment and Meal Applications 
    A message for families regarding Summer Pandemic EBT benefits, also known as P-EBT. Please listen to the entirety of the message because there is a fast-approaching deadline that must be met. We apologize for this late notice, but we were just notified by the state today. 

    The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued a one-time P-EBT payment benefit to families in July. To qualify for this one-time payment, students must have attended a public school during the 2021-2022 school year. Additionally, they must have qualified for free or reduced lunch by completing an application or receiving a letter from the School Nutrition Department that they were already qualified for free or reduced meals.  

    All Wilson County Schools students, as well as many students across the state, received meals at no cost last school year, which means families were not required to submit a free or reduced lunch application. The state has agreed to another round of one-time payments for those who may not have received the July payment. This payment will be made in either September or October.

    If you believe your student would qualify for this payment and your student attended a public school last year, please complete a free or reduced lunch application by next Wednesday - Aug. 31. That is the deadline to be eligible for the P-EBT payment. Meal Applications can be completed online at myschoolapps.com. There is also a Meal Applications link on our district and school websites in the big, blue box. Applications can also be completed by visiting any school or the School Nutrition Office. Once the application is processed and you have confirmation that your student qualifies, you will receive the one-time payment. Please note, if you have already submitted an application for the upcoming school year and received confirmation from School Nutrition, you do not need to complete another application. Thank you.

    August 25, 2022 - Meal Application and Lunch Account Information  
    A  message for families whose school did not meet the federal requirements for Community Eligibility Provision referred to as CEP, which means there will be a cost for school lunch during the 2022-2023 school year. Families of students at these schools are encouraged to apply for free or reduced lunch by completing a Meal Application. Breakfast will continue to be offered at no cost. Meal Applications are currently available at myschoolapps.com in different languages. The link can also be found under News on our district website. Paper copies are also available at your student’s school or the School Nutrition Office in English and Spanish. Meal applications can be completed at any time, but it is recommended to complete the application prior to the first day of school. Also, families can go ahead and upload money into your students' online lunch account so that they can purchase meals and snacks. Visit the website myschoolbucks.com to sign up for free and create an account. The link to both the meal applications and the lunch account information can be found on your school's website in the blue box. Should you need assistance with completing the meal application or uploading money, please contact our School Nutrition Department at 252-399-7849 extension 8534.  

    August 17, 2022 - Pre-Kindergarten Registration 
    A message for staff and families about our free Wilson County Schools Title I Pre-Kindergarten Program. We currently have space available for children who will be 4 years old on or before August 31, 2022. All children who meet the age requirement are eligible to attend this free program.  

    Families must provide transportation. Title I Pre-K slots are available at Hearne Elementary and Jones Elementary. The hours are 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

    For more information and to download an application for your child, click HERE. Applications should be returned to the Central Office or any elementary school. If you have any questions, contact Donna Beacham at donna.beacham@wilsonschoolsnc.net or 399-7779.

    August 16, 2022 - Early College Calendar Change
    During the Wilson County Board of Education meeting Monday night, the Board voted to revise the early college school calendar to enable WAAT and WECA staff to attend the upcoming district Teaching and Learning Conference. Wed., Aug. 24 has been changed from an instructional day to a mandatory teacher workday. While students will not have high school classes, they will still be expected to complete online work for their college classes. We are in the process of updating the calendar online, but we wanted to go ahead and make staff and families aware. 

    August 16, 2022 - Traditional Calendar Change 
    During the Wilson County Board of Education meeting Monday night, the Board voted to revise the traditional school calendar. Because many of our schools are used as polling places on Election Day, Tues., Nov. 8 will change from an instructional day to an optional teacher workday. Students will not have school that day. We are in the process of updating the calendar online, but we wanted to go ahead and make staff and families aware. 

    August 15, 2022 - Required Immunizations
    A message for families of kindergartners, seventh-graders, seniors, and students new to attending school in North Carolina. By state law, these students must have certain immunizations, such as Tdap and MMR, unless they have an exemption. Students in the Wilson Academy of Virtual Education (WAVE) must also provide proof of receiving the mandatory immunizations. The required immunizations do not include the COVID-19 vaccine.

    Families, please make sure your student has the necessary immunizations if you haven’t done so already. We also need you to provide the school with a copy of your student’s valid immunization record. Kindergarten students also need a Health Assessment Form completed by a doctor. Health assessments dated within one year prior to the first day of school will be accepted.

    If the school does not have your student's immunization record and/or health assessment within 30 calendar days of enrollment, which for most students is Sept. 27, state law prohibits the student from being allowed to attend school beginning Sept. 28. Once your student receives the immunizations and the school is provided proof, the student will be able to return to school. The immunization record and/or health assessment can be dropped off at the school or uploaded electronically into your Scribs account. If you have not created a Scribs account, go to wilsonschoolsnc.net and select Enrollment. Directions are provided to create your Scribs account.

    Please call your student’s doctor to schedule an appointment if your student does not have updated immunizations. Families can also schedule an appointment at our Wilson County Schools WASH Clinics located at Forest Hills Middle, Beddingfield High, and Hunt High by calling 252-360-0769 or at the Wilson County Health Department by calling 252-237-3141.

    July 19, 2022 - Message for 6 Non CEP Schools
    A message for families whose school did not meet the federal requirements for Community Eligibility Provision referred to as CEP, which means there will be a cost for school lunch during the 2022-2023 school year. Families of students at these schools are encouraged to apply for free or reduced lunch by completing a Meal Application. Breakfast will continue to be offered at no cost. Meal Applications are currently available at myschoolapps.com in different languages. The link can also be found under News on our district website. Paper copies are also available at your student’s school or the School Nutrition Office in English and Spanish. Meal applications can be completed at any time, but it is recommended to complete the application prior to the first day of school.

    The six non-CEP schools are: New Hope Elementary, Rock Ridge Elementary, Springfield Middle, Hunt High, Wilson Academy of Applied Technology and Wilson Early College Academy. If you need assistance completing the meal application, please contact our School Nutrition Department at 252-399-7849 extension 8534. Thank you and have a great night. 

    July 19, 2022 - Message for 18 CEP Schools
    A message for families whose school has qualified for the Community Eligibility Provision referred to as CEP, which means your school meets federal requirements to continue to offer breakfast and lunch at no cost to students during the 2022-2023 school year. We wanted to make you aware that your student would continue to be provided with breakfast and lunch at no cost when the new school year begins.  

    While the following information does not apply to your family, we also wanted to make you aware that there are six schools in our district that do not qualify for CEP, so you may see posts on our social media sites or district website asking families at those schools to complete the application for free or reduced meals. Should you have any questions, please contact our School Nutrition Department at 252-399-7849 extension 8534. Thank you and have a great night. 

    July 17, 2022 - Summer Feeding Program Update 
    Wilson County Schools has received guidance from the state that beginning Mon., July 18, meals can be picked up from our two open Summer Feeding Program sites - Jones Elementary and Total Impact. Children and youth ages 1-18 can pick up breakfast and lunch at no cost. They do not have to eat onsite. 
     
    Jones Elementary School is located at 4028 NC 42 Highway. Breakfast and lunch are being served Monday through Thursday until August 4th. Breakfast can be picked up from 8-8:30am and lunch can be picked up from 11:30am-12:30pm. Pickup is at the back of the school. 
     
    Total Impact is located at 502 Jordan St. SW. Breakfast and lunch are being served Monday through Friday until August 5th. Breakfast can be picked up from 8-8:30am and lunch can be picked up from 11:30-12:30pm. Thank you and have a great night.