Asheville Primary School

Family Connection 3/16/22

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At this week's board meeting, the decision was made to change the mask mandate to OPTIONAL VOLUNTARY MASKING beginning MONDAY, MARCH 14th. We know this will bring some big emotions for some students and staff. Please take some time to discuss your family's choice and how your child will proceed with masking. According to the new masking decision, staff will not be monitoring whether or not your child is wearing a mask appropriately. Please discuss as a family what your preferences are prior to Monday.

Feeling anxious? Let us know if your child has big feelings around this new decision. We will support some strategies for feeling safe and calm about the new change.

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Attendance & Tardies

If your child is absent or tardy, please send a note in to the teacher or email with an excuse. Documenting why students are out helps us keep accurate records. If you receive a letter about unexcused absences, you can submit notes for previous dates as indicated on the letter. If you chose to self-quarantine, you will need to send in a note. We thank you for your patience as we all work together to help Ms. Kett keep accurate records off site. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call us at 350-2900.
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PLAYGROUND MEET UP: March 24, 2:30-4

Join other APS families on the back playground to enjoy some time together. Students staying must be accompanied by an adult who will monitor their safety at all times. Everyone must continue to follow all school rules and expectations for safety, kindness, and respect.

Families can pick up students as usual and then enter the playground from the lower parking lot or Argyle entrance. We will play on the field and in the garden until 3 and then once buses leave, we will spread to the playground area. Please remember to put all materials away before you leave.


Use this link to order an APS shirt anytime. (Remember shipping has been taking awhile, so it may take a couple of weeks to get it.)

Looking for ways to get involved at APS? We are looking for some virtual field trips to businesses. Showcase your job with a Google Meet with our students. Call 350-2900 to schedule an event.

APS Volunteer Interest Form

Fill out this form to indicate your interest and availability to volunteer at APS. Please remember that all volunteer activities are subject to Covid restrictions and safety protocols.


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Visit the Find My Testing Place website to find a clinic or pop up testing site near you. Testing is available through StarMed Healthcare. To register for COVID-19 testing through StarMed, click here. Curbside COVID-19 Testing

Please let your child's teacher, Michelle Goldsmith, and/or admin know if someone in your household is positive or if your child has symptoms. We are all doing our best to stop the spread of Covid. If you have questions about symptoms or quarantine, please call or text Michelle Goldsmith (Covid Coordinator) at 713-4659.

Shark Lady by Jess Keating I Read aloud I Biography books for kids


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Anti-bias Parenting Workshop

Click here to sign up for a workshop for parents who want to foster an anti-bias environment at home. Title I funds paid your fee so it is FREE. Log in and participate at your own rate, based on your own schedule. HURRY...this offer expires in May!


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