News from the Nest
October 3, 2022
- Monday, January 2 - Asynchronous Learning Day (Read more here, as well as find link to schedules). Lunch served at North Windy Ridge Intermediate School. *Read more below*
- Tuesday, January 3 - Students & Staff return to school
- Monday, January 9 - Mid-year benchmark window opens (mClass & MAP)
- Tuesday, January 10 - Tennis Time Resumes (Register for Spring Semester at TennisTimeWeaverville.com)
- Thursday, January 12 - Weaverville Schools PTO Meeting - 8:15 am @ Weaverville Elementary Media Center
- Monday, January 16 - Martin Luther King, JR. Holiday - No school for Students or Staff
- Tuesday, January 24 - Early Dismissal (12:25 pm)
- Wednesday, January 25 - Staff Work Day (No school for students)
- Monday, January 30 - Bricks for Kids resumes (You must register for Spring Semester!). B4K will be on Mondays now.
- Monday, February 6 - Dr. Rob Jackson, BCS Superintendent, will visit WvES for a full day
- Tuesday, February 7 - North Buncombe District Town Hall Meeting with Dr. Rob Jackson, Superintendent. 6-7pm at North Buncombe High School. (Families are invited!).
A Note from Mrs. Nichols
Dear Weaverville Elementary Families
Happy New Year, Weaverville Families! I hope everyone has had an excellent break. I enjoyed spending time with my family and moving through the days at a slightly slower pace, but I am ready to to see our students and staff back for the start of a new calendar year.
The New Year is always a time to reflect on the past and consider positive changes we can make in our lives. New Year Resolutions have always been appealing to me, especially after becoming a mother. The hustle and bustle of our lives carries us along, and without even realizing it, months have gone by! I love that I can pause and give myself some grace to "try again" or "try something new." I wish you lots of joy as you discover ways to make 2023 the year you want it to be!
Here are some important reminders as we all head back to school tomorrow:
- Town Hall Meeting - Dr. Rob Jackson, our new Superintendent, will host a community engagement meeting for our district at North Buncombe High School school on Tuesday, February 7th, at 6pm. If you are interested in attending, please let me know. My goal is to get at least 10 families from Weaverville Elementary to attend!
- Monday, January 2nd, is an "Asynchronous Learning Day" for all students in Buncombe County Schools. Your children brought their devices home, and their teachers have gone over with them how to access their lessons in the event of an asynchronous learning day. If your child can not complete their lesson on Monday, January 2nd, please know that they'll have five days to complete it to be marked "present" for January 2nd. Our WvES Remote Learning Page has a lot of information, as well as a link to the assignments for each grade level. You can access the assignments and information on this page, but remember your child will need to access the assignment through Seesaw (2nd grade) or Google Classroom (3rd & 4th grades). Please email your child's teacher if you have questions about asynchronous learning and assignments.
- January 2nd - Lunch will be served between 12-1pm at North Windy Ridge Intermediate. Adults can also purchase a meal.
- Please Return Devices when we return to school: Students brought devices home on Friday, December 16th. Please make sure your child returns with their device fully charged, when they return to school.
- Safety Reminders: As we return to the building tomorrow, I want to remind parents about our safety procedures during the school day.
- Please always remember to sign in at our front office, and then to wear your visitor's sticker at all times.
- Please do not let others in with you when you are buzzed in. Each person must be buzzed in from our front office staff.
- You are welcome to eat lunch with your student! Please let your child's teacher know you are going to be visiting, and sign in at the front office.
- We ask that any time a parent goes to a classroom during the school day, that it is for a scheduled meeting with the teacher or a scheduled time to volunteer. We do our best to protect instructional time for all of our students.
Happy New Year! Thank you for all you do to support our school and our students.
Important Info about Potential Weather-Related School Closure
Thank you for taking time to read the BCS letter that was sent this past week about inclement weather closures and what happens for student learning on those days when the school building is closed. In order to prepare for those kinds of days, our teachers are being proactive and we want you to know how to access information about remote learning if the need arises.
Let your child’s teacher know if you need a hot spot. We depend on you letting us know this information. I encourage you to do this sooner rather than later.
Make sure your child knows how to sign onto the internet at your home, using your child’s school issued device. Teachers have been sending devices home to make sure students know how to log on from home.
Read your child’s teacher’s emails about where to find information like the schedule and other remote learning resources. Teachers will be sending this information home by December 9th.
- Take care of your child's device. Please read this letter from Buncombe County Schools about the importance of taking care of school-issued devices. Our school must pay for all damage to devices, and in some circumstances, if damage results from neglect or inappropriate use, we will send a bill to parents.
To keep us all prepared, I’ve put together all the remote learning information in one place.
Use this link to find information about remote learning at WvES.
Thank you for taking the time to be prepared for remote learning days!
Tennis Time Open Registration for Spring
It’s time to enroll for the Winter/Spring session of our Tennis Club. This is a fun and educational way for your child to learn the lifetime sport of tennis. All equipment provided. Space is limited. Learn more and signup at TennisTimeWeaverville.com.
Do You Want to be a Mentor?
- Free/Reduced Lunch Application: www.lunchapplication.com
- Please do not check your child out between 1:55-2:55 so that we can have a safe and calm dismissal for students each day.
- Please always let us know in writing if there is a transportation change for your child.
- Please let us know by 1:00 pm if you are changing your child's regular dismissal procedure.
Important Links for Parents/Caregivers
Contact Weaverville Elementary School
Address: 129 South Main St., Weaverville, NC 28787
Mary Nichols - Principal (Mary.firstname.lastname@example.org)
*Please email both office staff if you have a dismissal change.
Dawn Flanigan-Bryson - Data Manager (email@example.com)
- student information/records
Ashley Mendoza - Head Secretary (Ashley.firstname.lastname@example.org)
- general inquiries
- money questions related to school
- bus questions
COVID Updated Protocols
If a student tests positive for COVID (at home or at a healthcare provider), they would isolate for 5 days from when their symptoms began. We will recognize the guidelines established by the CDC and NCDHHS regarding the use of a face covering to be worn for days 6-10 upon return to school.
Our normal exclusionary symptoms of fever, diarrhea, and vomiting are in effect. If a student has a fever, diarrhea, or vomiting, they must remain at home until symptoms are resolved for 24 hours.
Hand hygiene, enhanced cleaning protocols, and improved ventilation are all still priorities and important mitigating strategies.
Face coverings remain optional, to be worn by anyone at anytime.
Physical distancing such as 3 ft or 6 ft apart is no longer required.
Contact tracing is not required.
Following the guidelines established by the CDC and NCDHHS, MAHEC will not be providing rapid antigen testing in our schools. Staff and families may order at home tests for free via this link: https://www.covid.gov/tests.
MAHEC will send home further guidance regarding when students need to stay home due to an illness.
For students where an absence is Covid related please indicate this in your parent or health provider's note.
Students/teachers will follow the same guidelines for makeup work as they would for any other illness or injury.