Asheville Primary School
APS Family Connection 8/27/2021
- fire drill evacuation
- lock down drill procedures
- bus safety drill procedures
We will update you as we complete each drill so that you can talk with your child about how they helped "keep it safe" at Asheville Primary by practicing. It is important for children to be ready to listen to instructions from the adult and do their best to move quickly and quietly.
Please ask your child's teacher if you have any questions.
PLEASE HELP US DISMISS QUICKLY AND SAFELY
The car line will open at 2:30 PM. PLEASE HAVE YOUR CAR TAG displayed in the window for the entire time you are in the car line. Also, pull all the way up to the orange cones as staff direct you. It helps us get your child quickly and safely to your car. If you would like to get out and talk to staff or comfort an upset child, please use a parking space so the line is able to keep moving.
Walkers will also be dismissed at 2:30 PM. Please socially distance and move to the front porch area so that staff can make sure to match you with your child. It is helpful to state the child's name and teacher when picking up.
If you come to school before or after the times listed, please go to the front office to check out your child.
BE ON TIME
If your child is having a rough morning, it is helpful to let the teacher know so we can help support a smooth transition to class. Please call, email, or text to let us know how we can support your little one on tough mornings.
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Covid Response Team
COVID SAFETY UPDATES
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.)
A few notes from the latest board meeting:
- Masks on buses (Federal mandate) and inside, no masks outside
- Social distancing still in place
- Self-screen--don't come to school with Covid symptoms, call your administrator to self-report
- No visitors or volunteers on campus (even on the first day of school)
- Field trips and Events limited to outside, small groups
- Not using water fountains, please send water bottle with student
- School age students can bring a backpack with only needed supplies
Daily cleaning protocols will remain in place at APS. We also will continue to use only filtered water for drinking and HEPA air purifiers in classrooms. Our classes will continue to pod, but with 3-4 classes in a pod instead of two. This will continue to allow for more distancing on the play structures and at lunch. Lunch will be in our classrooms or outside, weather permitting.
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.
Asheville Primary Beginning of Year Documents & Planning
NO BUS PASSES for now
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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
- school library/media digital lead teacher
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!