Asheville Primary School
APS Family Connections 5/5/2021
"an artist must be technically competent to create the vision that he sees"
Ruth Asawa, mother of six, is famous for her spooled wire sculptures. Check out more information about her at ruthasawa.com.
One Book, One School~May
May is Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Help your child do some research about AAPI heritage. Choose something to share in class that he/she/they learned.
Check out this site for a great place to start: https://www.pbs.org/articles/2021/05/celebrate-asian-american-pacific-islander-heritage-month-2021/
Special Called ACS Board Meeting Tomorrow, May 6, 4 PM
Gratitude is in the Mail or On Campus!
Teacher Appreciation Week
This week we will be celebrating all educators with a special week of gratitude. Staff have loved the treats this week!
There's still time to participate and thank our staff for all their hard work this year.
Thursday: Please make signs for the front yard or chalk art celebrating and thanking our teachers. Lunch will be provided by Go Local card funds!
Friday: NO SCHOOL Friday (Optional Teacher Workday). Send a nice email or a video from your child to your teacher(s). Or fill out the APS Shout Out Form to share a public shout out about an APS staff member. Snacks will be provided for staff this day from the district.
441 Haywood Rd
Asheville, NC 28806
Coffee & Tea
Staff love the coffee and tea donations!
Healthy snacks keep us going...thank you so much!
The breakfast from West End Bakery was DELICIOUS! Thanks!
MAY 5 is Regular School Day~MAY 7th NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS, PRE-K CLOSED
Asheville City Schools’ Preschool Program is dedicated to building future cougars who are ready for Kindergarten. As we look to Fall 2021, the program will be moving classrooms across six sites, which include:
The Lonnie D. Burton Center behind the Arthur R. Edington Education & Career Center
Maple Crest at the former Lee Walker Heights
Hall Fletcher Elementary School
Ira B. Jones Elementary School
Isaac Dickson Elementary School
Lucy S. Herring Elementary School
Future classrooms will be at the Pisgah View Community Center, additional details will follow
Asheville City Schools is excited to partner with the Housing Authority of the City of Asheville as we make our move to community-based sites.
Plans are currently being made for preschool options for the summer. Please reach out to Polly Bolding for preschool summer care needs. firstname.lastname@example.org or 350-2926
Kindergarten Registration for APS/HFE will be May 14 at Hall Fletcher~ Call Ms. Lenore with questions!
TESTING on Monday and Tuesday for 3rd Grade EOG for on campus students, Off campus students will test on May 14th and 21st:
Please remind students to come well rested and with a healthy breakfast so they can do their very best! We will give all students a special breakfast snack before we begin.
Remind your child to wash hands often and keep their mask over their nose and mouth.
PHYSICAL DISTANCING UNDER PLAN A
- (Plan A only) Maintain at least 3 feet of distance between students in classrooms to the greatest extent possible (e.g., desks spaced 3 feet apart).
- (Plan A only) Maintain at least 6 feet of spacing between people when masks cannot be worn (e.g., when eating).
- Keep students and teachers in small cohort groups that stay together as much as possible during the day, and from day to day. Limit mixing between cohort groups as much as possible (e.g., during recess, lunch in the cafeteria, arrival and dismissal).
- Minimize opportunities for sustained exposure (15 minutes or more, cumulative over a 24 hour period, within 6 feet distance) between students, teachers, staff, and visitors in areas they may congregate, such as in waiting and reception areas, when in line, during transitions, or while waiting for transportation.
- Provide frequent reminders for students, teachers, and staff to stay at least 6 feet apart from one another when feasible.
SCREENINGS WILL CONTINUE
If your child registers a temperature, you may be asked to wait a few minutes for a recheck (especially if the heat is on). If your child has a temperature or symptoms, you will be asked to take them home and will be contacted by school personnel with instructions.
EVERYONE should wear a mask EVERY DAY, ALL DAY. If you need a mask for your child, let a staff member know. We will be happy to provide one and will have them at each entrance. Please remember, this includes anytime you are on school property even if out front at pick up.
AFTER 8 am, please enter only through the front office. Parents should plan to walk with their child to the front entrance and wait while staff complete a screening.
All transportation changes should occur BEFORE 12 NOON. This gives us time to plan safely for everyone's departure. We will never change your child's transportation plans without hearing it from you. Telling your child there is a change will not change it with us...we have to have a note or phone call or text from you. Please call the school before noon to make any changes.
NOTE TO PARENTS
Please know that at any time that your child develops Covid symptoms or is exposed to someone with Covid symptoms, you will be asked to pick him/her up early from school. If you need a note or call to your employer to explain why you have to leave work, we will work with you to provide that. If your child is asked to quarantine, school staff will provide specific information about how to participate remotely during that time.
Classrooms are grouped in pods to allow socialization at recess and lunch while adding in the support of additional adults. If anyone in a pod has symptoms or a positive case, the entire pod will be sent home.
Attendance procedures will remain the same for remote students (complete work, go to Meets, or contact the teacher). On site students will be marked present if on site, absent if not.
Our staff will be sanitizing the Montessori classroom materials as they are used. All aerosol cleaners will be sprayed after staff and students leave the area/room. If you have any questions, please reach out to our staff at 350-2900. We want to do our best to keep things clean and safe for your child and for our staff.
This is your resource for protocols and changes related to Covid. Please keep this link handy for when questions arise. Call us if you have any further needs or questions.
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.
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