Asheville Primary School

APS Family Connection 10/28/2020

The Present - OFFICIAL
Every child is APS, we like it that way.

Open a discussion about the video with your child about how the boy's feelings change towards the dog & why his mom chose that dog for him. Recognizing the uniqueness of others and finding a place for everyone to belong is a way to prevent bullying.


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Thanksgiving Week Schedule Change

The Preschool Program appreciates the opportunity to serve you and your family. The first 9 weeks of this school year have been successful thanks to our staff and the support from families. Children have been gaining new skills and knowledge daily and show their excitement with us all.

For the week of November 23, Asheville City Schools has decided to close all physical locations (i.e. K-12 schools, ACS Preschool Program, ACS Learning PODS, and central services). Staff are being asked to work remotely on Monday, November 23 and Tuesday, November 24. Virtual instruction and activities will be provided for families. Your child's teacher will give you details regarding virtual instruction soon.

We want to communicate this closure to you now to give you time to seek alternative child care if needed. Your billing account will be credited for these two unplanned days per district guidance.

Asheville City Schools will resume our regular virtual schedule on Monday, November 30.

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Dressing in Layers

Licensing requirements in our preschool rooms requires that we keep the windows open for fresh air. Please feel free to dress your child in layers as the temperature drops.



Remote Learning Releases were sent by the district to families. If you still need to fill yours out, please see the downloadable version below. Return signed copies to the school by:

  • email with a scan or picture
  • text the principal a picture of the signed document to 828-747-1321
  • mail it to 441 Haywood Road
  • drop it by the front office between 8 and 4 (staff will meet you at the door)

Report Cards Mailed Home on October 30

Report cards may look a little different. You may see some blanks for classes that have been postponed due to Covid (i.e. like the Shine Lab). You should also receive a detailed report of standards proficiency that gives you more information on your student's growth and mastery. Please feel free to call or email your child's teacher if you have any questions.

Thanksgiving Week there will be no staff on campus. All staff members will work remotely.

We have worked the bugs out of our morning announcements and they are being posted daily for our students and families. Coming soon...the Pledge to the Earth by our favorite friends. Want to get in on the fun? Email Ms. Vickie your favorite art work, a video clip of you saying the Pledge to the Earth, Pledge of Allegiance, a picture of you doing remote learning, or your favorite joke.


In ACS, we take your child's safety, privacy and security seriously. Please monitor your child's internet use and Google Meets to ensure that what they are seeing and doing is from our school. If you have any questions, please contact us.
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