Asheville Primary School

APS Family Connections 2/24/2021

WELCOME BACK Preschoolers!

Return to Learn~Montessori


ACS Return to In-Person Learning Overview: https://docs.google.com/.../1qA9yIsuR9Tul9Va14mxE.../edit...


Please check your inbox for an email on Friday with updates on our change in school schedules to add in person learning in March. We will continue to send updates as plans are finalized. Be sure to answer this week's email to verify how your child will be arriving to school and be picked up.

The school day will be 8-1:30. Car Riders and Walkers may arrive on campus between 7:30 and 8:00 am. Bus riders will arrive between 7:15 and 8:15 depending on their route. Students can be dropped off at their after school program in the afternoons. Please fill out the bus request to ensure this happens.


ACS Transportation Request Form: https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSfqgegcA8b.../viewform...





All staff are in the process of getting additional safety training to ensure a safe return for us all. Classrooms are being rearranged to maximize space and accommodate safety protocols.


ACS COVID-19 Handbook: https://docs.google.com/.../1NtTz4ifhfd9Qtp69wjxX.../edit...#


Remember to begin talking with your child about how things may change, whether your child is staying remote or in person.


We appreciate your patience and understanding as we make plans for the coming months. We look forward to seeing you in person or on screen!

Montessori Remote Learning Attendance

Filling out this short form will document your attendance for remote learning. Your child is present if you join Google Meets, do Seesaw work, communicate with staff, or fill out this form.

APS Shout Outs

We invite you to share words of kindness and appreciation for the APS staff.

Gratitude is in the Mail

We have lots of support staff in our building that work behind the scenes to help our students succeed. Please take a moment to send treats or mail to show your gratitude to our Exceptional Children's teachers, physical therapist, speech language pathologists, interventionists, and therapists. These staff members make sure every has access to a high quality education.

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441 Haywood Road

Asheville, NC 28801

Fill out this application for free and reduced lunch:

Our school Title One funds are generated by the number of students that qualify for free and reduced lunch. Fill it out for your current situation. It is COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL.

TECH HELP AT APS

Any parent or student needing technology assistance please call 828-350-2925 and leave a message for Mrs. Vickie. This line is forwarded to Mrs. Vickie's email and she will be able to listen to your message and get back in touch with you. You are also welcome to email Mrs. Vickie at vickie.blankenship@acsgmail.net

Don't forget to view the Family Compact below. We are hoping to get a signed copy from each of you!

One Book, One School~February

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ACS Open Enrollment

Rising 4th Grade School Selection Due January 22 The rising K and preschool open enrollment period for the 2021-2022 school year is February 1 - March 8. Visit this site for details. K-2 Transfer Requests can also be made on this site.

Enrollment

The time for Open Enrollment is here!


Now is the time to make your selection for where your child will be next school year. Even with the uncertainties that you may be facing, remember that this selection process allows you to secure a space in a school of choice for next year.

We know this is an important decision for your family and we want to support you by answering questions and helping you through the process.

It is important for us as well. Our enrollment will determine school allotments for personnel and funding for next year so we get excited when we see those numbers rise!


  • Currently enrolled K-2 students do not need to submit an application unless withdrawing or requesting a transfer.
  • Rising Montessori K students will do a magnet school application and select Hall Fletcher for the Montessori Program.
  • All other rising K students will complete a magnet school application for their school of choice.
  • Preschoolers who will be 4 will contact Polly Bolding to register.


Please contact any of the following staff with questions:

Susanna Smith, Preschool Director 350-2924 or susanna.smith@acsgmail.net

Polly Bolding, Preschool Enrollment 350-2926 or polly.bolding@acsgmail.net

Tima Williams, Principal 350-2922 or tima.williams@acsgmail.net

Ivry Cheeks, Assistant Principal 350-2542 or ivry.cheeks@acsgmail.net

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My Daddy Taught Me That

Check out this website for more information from Keynon Lake on this important program.

Thank you, families and staff, for joining us for our APS Shines Event.

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APS Student Support Inventory

Need some extra support for your child? Emotional? Social? Communication? Tough situations? The results of this form will be shared with our school counselor, Ms. Lauren, and our administrators.

Contacting the School during REMOTE Learning

PHONE

Our school office is open on modified hours due to Covid restrictions in place, but we are not more than a phone call away. Our phones are forwarded to office staff and administrators working off site so that we won't miss your calls. You may hear a Google message when you call that asks you to say your name and why you are calling. This helps us get your phone call to the right staff member and avoids us spending time on telemarketing calls. Feel free to also leave voice mails with detailed information about your reason for calling.

EMAIL

Our staff can be emailed at any time with questions, concerns, or words of encouragement. Every staff member can be reached using this email format: firstname.lastname@acsgmail.net


If you have items you need to drop off on campus, essential staff on site will not always be in the office and may not hear the doorbell. You may mail items to 441 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806 OR you may contact the office staff to arrange for a day to drop something at the front door.


Please let us know if you or your family needs anything during this time of remote learning. We care about you and want to stay connected. If your address or phone number changes, let us know by emailing your child's teacher. He/She will pass the information to the office for you.

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Read Across America Next Week

Monday: Read a silly story and wear a pair of silly socks.

Tuesday: Read a book about a famous American and dress like them. It can be an inventor, celebrity, educator or more.

Wednesday: Read about an influential athlete and wear something to represent your favorite sports team.

Thursday: Read a book that has your favorite color in the title and wear your favorite color.

Friday: Read your favorite book and dress like your favorite book character.

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