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  • Facebook Parent Support Group

    We have a new parent support group on facebook to help families with the everchanging technolical demands. We will monitor daily parents questions and concerns. Videos will be uploaded on a weekly basis showing parents step-by-step guides on how to access different programs. Please join the group by click the "Yates facebook support group" under school links. 


    Grupo de apoyo en Facebook

    Tenemos un nuevo grupo de apoyo para padres en facebook para ayudar con la demanda tecnologica en cual nos encontramos hoy en dia. Nosotros estaremos viendo las preguntas y inquietud que los padres comenten en la pagina. Tambien tendremos videos en español y ingles mostrando paso a paso como usar los diferentes programas. Por favor agregese al grupo haciendo clique bajo school links "Yates facebook support group". 

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  • Services for students & families

    Social/emotional support, basic needs, meal distribution, Chromebooks, hotspots, and tech support

    Get help: For assistance with basic needs or social/emotional services, please submit a request for services, and someone from Student Support Services will respond. In addition, the district offers Emotional Support & Self-Care Resources: the Virtual Center for Resilience


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  • Barry Richburg takes helm as Yates principal 

    Barry Richburg A seasoned educator with experience in two of the nation’s top-rated school districts, North Carolina native Barry Richburg is the new principal at Yates Elementary School. Richburg brings 18 years of experience, having worked in schools in North Carolina and Virginia. He started his career as an elementary teacher in the Prince William County Public School System in Northern Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C. After four years, Richburg returned to Raleigh where he taught elementary school before moving into the role of assistant principal. Since 2012, he has been the principal for two elementary and one middle school in the Wake County Public School system. Richburg holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Shaw University and a master’s degree in educational leadership from George Mason University.

    “Barry is a transformative educational leader who has a proven leadership track record of effectiveness,” said Elementary School Chief Faith Thompson, noting that Richburg has successfully turned around a low performing school, elevated a mid-performing school while closing achievement and opportunity gaps, and sustained continuous improvement and growth for one of the highest performing schools in Wake County, North Carolina. “On behalf of students, his goal is to ensure Yates becomes one of the highest performing schools in Fayette County Public Schools by locking arms with faculty, staff, families, and community,” she said. “We believe Mr. Richburg will achieve his goal, whereby allowing students to achieve greater victories in the classroom.”

    (Updated Aug. 31, 2020) 


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