Asheville Primary School

APS Family Connection 10/1/2021

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Try this "I Love You" Ritual with Your Child to Build Connection

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ACS Board Meeting Monday

The Board of Education has decided to make the Work Session and Regular Meetings separate on the first and second Mondays of each month. The new meeting schedule began on August 2, 2021.

Please find attached below the Agenda for the upcoming Asheville City Board of Education Work/Closed Session Meeting on Monday, October 4, 2021, at 5:00 PM. Due to the Physical Distancing guidelines, there will be limited space for attendees in the Board Room. We will provide additional seating in the Training Room.


The Work Session Meeting will be available for viewing on YouTube.

FREE Anti-bias Anti-racism Parenting Workshop

Register for an ABAR Parenting Workshop that works on your schedule. You have until next May to fit this in to your family's schedule. FREE to every family. If your family would like to make a contribution to help, contact an administrator.

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Car Rider Safety & Feedback

Thank you, families and staff, for your feedback about car rider line. The team met today and made some revisions to help with safety and efficiency. You will see some new signs and new staff to help with the process.

You can help keep things moving smoothly by:

  • having your car tag in the window so staff can see easily
  • plan to come to the school before 7:58 so that we can get your child to class by 8
  • help your child be ready to exit the vehicle when it stops (i.e. put the toy or book away, say good byes before it's your turn)

Practicing is a huge part of learning and this includes how to get in and out of the car. Have a practice session at home and pretend to be getting in or out of the car at school.


We know that it is important to start and end everyone's day in a positive way. We appreciate you partnering with us to make that happen for our students.

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Health & Safety

Covid Protocols continue to change as our community needs change. Please refer to the tool kits below to find the latest information and explanations of safety protocols. Our district uses these tool kits to help develop safety protocols for our schools. (Please remember that all the board meeting videos are available on our district website.)


Students should stay home, even with a negative test result, if they have vomiting or diarrhea or a fever. They may return with a negative test result and 24 hours after no longer vomiting, diarrhea or fever without the aid of medication.

**Preschool guidelines are different than school aged guidelines, including symptoms. Please see the symptom list below.


We are going back to some of our spring protocols for deep cleaning and sanitizing in an effort to be proactive in preventing the spread of germs. Please help us keep it safe by:

  • washing or sanitizing your child's backpack periodically
  • keeping coats and sweaters clean
  • washing or wiping down any items your child brings to school (i.e. water bottles)


Thank you for your help with keeping it safe at our school.

SCHOOL AGE and STAFF SYMPTOMS

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PRESCHOOL SYMPTOMS

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Want To Be More Involved at APS?

We are looking for families to join our Title One Parent Involvement Team. This team helps us find ways to involve our community and families in our students' academic success. We also create the communication that is sent to families about Title One, plan events centered around how we use Title One funds at APS, and create and innovate ways to support every child's success. There are also opportunities to represent our school on the ACS District Title One team.

Want to join us? Email Tima Williams at tima.williams@acsgmail.net.

SHINE

Please remind your child to SHINE every day by:

  • Keeping it SAFE at Asheville Primary
  • HELPING our class community
  • Showing INTEGRITY
  • Keeping our environment NEAT & CLEAN
  • ENCOURAGING our classmates and staff

October 6 Early Release October 7 Parent Teacher Conference (In Person/Virtual Available)

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NUTS?!?!

Many of our families have been asking about whether nuts are allowed or not. We have finished collecting health histories and have met with our school nurse to determine the safest plan. We will be a peanut aware school this year. That means that we have some staff/students allergic to peanuts. You can bring other nut butters like cashew, almond, etc. Thanks for helping keep everyone safe.

Asheville Primary Reference Documents & Links

Internet Service Support

The Federal Communications Commission has launched a temporary program to help families and households struggling to afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.

Eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) using an online or mail in application.

You can learn more about the benefit, including eligibility and enrollment information, by visiting www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit, or by calling 833-511-0311

NOTE:

The FCC has issued a consumer advisory warning the public about an Emergency Broadband Benefit imposter website that was collecting personal information from consumers and falsely claiming to provide free devices and services related to the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program.

Consumers are reminded to only use the official Emergency Broadband Benefit website, GetEmergencyBroadband.org, to enroll in the program. Consumers can also contact a participating provider directly, but they should first verify that a provider is approved to participate in the program by visiting fcc.gov/emergency-broadband-benefit-providers and searching by their state or territory. The WiFi Freedom USA website falsely claimed that it can provide consumers with free devices and services related to the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. Consumers may have also seen advertisements for WiFi Freedom USA’s website on social media platforms.

If you provided your personal information to WiFi Freedom USA, visit IdentityTheft.gov. If you made any payments to WiFi Freedom USA, please contact your financial institution to see if there are any remedies available to you. You can file a report about government imposter fraud with the Federal Trade Commission at Reportfraud.ftc.gov and get information about how to recover any money you paid.

Please fill out this APS FAMILY SURVEY

OOPS! Our survey didn't collect any of the email addresses for families filling the form out prior to 1 pm on 8/19. If you filled out the survey before that, would you PLEASE help by filling it out again so we have all of your information. Thank you!

Ingles Tools for Schools

Be sure to link your card to our school so that we can reap the benefits. Our school code is 10753. Thanks!

We need GREAT people!

Asheville City Schools has several instructional assistant vacancies at the elementary level for the 2021-2022 school year. Visit https://www.applitrack.com/asheville/onlineapp/default.aspx for details.

These positions are full time positions with benefits (i.e. state retirement, sick days, paid time off, health insurance, and access to supplemental insurance). The best part is you have the opportunity to have a positive impact on children every day.

We are still in need of the following positions:


  • academic support assistants
  • cafeteria workers
  • instructional assistants
  • substitutes


Many schools across our district are struggling with finding new staff to fill positions and we are no exception. Until those positions are filled, please allow grace to our staff as we all fill in to make sure that everything is taken care of for our students. Thank you!

Report Cards Go Home November 2