Hawks Happenings

June 2020

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Weaverville Elementary will be open this summer from 8:00 - 3:00, Monday through Friday.

Summer JumpStart Program

The state has funded a Summer JumpStart program for identified students who need additional support in academics. The county is currently working on a plan for this program as well as deciding how to identify students who are eligible to attend.

The dates will be July 13 through July 31.

You will be contacted should your child qualify for this program.

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Deadline for transfer/release paperwork (DAR) is July 15th. After this date, a late fee will be charged.

Summer Meals

Here is a link to information about the summer feeding program:


2020 Summer Meals Schedule

Posted on 05/29/2020

As we wrap up our BCS Virtual Days, we will transition to our traditional summer meals program serving children in Buncombe County.

The summer meals program, which begins on June 4, 2020, has changed slightly since last summer. This summer, we will have locations for our families to pick up meals curbside at a school or pick up meals at a predetermined location in your community. Also, breakfast and lunch will be combined. So, for example, you’ll get lunch for the day and breakfast for the following morning at one stop. Additionally, your Friday meal pick-up will include three lunches and three breakfasts to enjoy over the weekend.

As a reminder, these meals are provided at no cost, and any child under 18 may receive them.

Beginning June 4, we will no longer use yellow buses for meal delivery, so please look for the Buncombe County Schools logo on your meal delivery vehicle.

Also, you may text FOODNC to 877-877 for a site near you. (Or COMIDA to 877-877).

Anuncio de Comidas de Verano 2020

Anunțul Meselor de Vară 2020

Объявление о летнем питании 2020


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PowerSchool Parent Portal Information

Please remember that end of the year comments are visible to parents using the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Information about how to access the Parent Portal was sent home in your child's brown paper bags at the end of the school year. Here is information from the BCS website as well. Here is the direct link: https://www.buncombeschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=92531&pageId=6109261

New to Parent Portal?
The PowerSchool Parent Portal connects parents to their child’s education.
In addition to managing student contact and medical information, parents have real-time access to attendance, grades and assignments, notification preferences, and more. Parents of returning students also use the portal to annually update their child's information. These instructions will help you get started!

You'll learn to: 1. Find the Parent Portal, 2. Create a new account, 3. Update your contact information, and 4. Customize your school notifications for each phone and email address.

You can learn more about the parent portal below, where you'll find a more in-depth look and a video tour.
PowerSchool Mobile App
The PowerSchool Mobile App is available on Android and Apple marketplaces. Use the following BCS "District Code" when setting up your new app: HPLJ. (Note: Password changes for the PowerSchool mobile app must be made using a desktop computer/browser at Portal.BuncombeSchools.org. The PowerSchool mobile app does not accept password changes.)

You may access the Powerschool Parent Portal through Portal.BuncombeSchools.org. Alternately, on your school's website, look for the Parent Portal button under Quick Links:

Create an Account

Parent Portal provides parents with the ability to have their own individual parent or guardian account, including user name and password. You must obtain the Parent/Guardian's Access ID and Password letter before you attempt to create a parent portal account. A parent or guardian must request the Parent/Guardian's Access ID and Password letter in person from the front office at the student’s school. You must create your parent portal account using the appropriate access credentials.

Forgot your password? Good news! You can recover your password using the portal. If you have requested a password change, you must sign in using a desktop browser connected to the internet (not via the mobile app).

Click the Create Account tab, and then the Create Account Button.

Enter your parent details:
First/Last Name, Email, Username, and Password, etc.

Link students to your account:
Access ID is Student Number with Z on the end
Example: 12345678Z

Access Password is Student’s Date of Birth:
The format for this number is either M/DD/YYYY or MM/DD/YYYY depending on whether the month is a single or double digit number. No leading zeroes are to be used for this number. For example, a birthday of April 3, 2001 would be entered as 432001 and a birthday of December 3, 2001 would be entered as 1232001.

Scroll to bottom and select Enter.


Update Contact Info

Log in using your new Username and Password. Select the Contact Information button at the bottom of the main menu to update your address, phone numbers, emergency contacts, etc. (When re-enrolling a current student, this section will also prompt your for student medical information.)

Look for the button labeled Annual Information Update in the Parent Portal Navigation menu. Is is located on left side of the screen, near the bottom. If you don't see it, click Grades & Attendance (top menu option) and check again.

You’ll need to agree to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) to begin.

Then, you’ll be prompted to enter your child’s date of birth as mm/dd/yyyy (Example: 04/03/2001).*

*On this portion of the form, you will use leading zeroes. Why is it different this time? These numbers are used to authenticate your child's identity through different agencies, using differing date standards. Thank you for your understanding!

General Tips:
• Once each section is complete, a green Submit button will appear at the bottom of the form. If no such button appears, please look for required areas, outlined in red text, and enter this information.
• If a phone number is not available, you may enter 828-000-0000.
• If no email is available, look for a check box to indicate no email address is available.
Once your account is active and your contact information up-to-date, you may proceed with setting up your Custom Notifications through Parent Portal. Alternately, you may view our other options for notifications and staying informed at Notifications.BuncombeSchools.org.

About PowerSchool Parent Portal

What is the PowerSchool Parent Portal?
PowerSchool is the school district's electronic student information system (SIS). PowerSchool helps your school access and maintain student, staff, and schedule information. PowerSchool uses the Internet to facilitate student information management and communication among school administrators, teachers, parents, and students.

The PowerSchool Student and Parent portal is a tool that is integrated into the PowerSchool Student Information System (SIS) that is specifically developed for parents and students. The PowerSchool Student and Parent portal gives parents and students access to real-time information including attendance, grades and detailed assignment descriptions, school bulletins, and even personal messages from the teacher. Everyone stays connected: Students stay on top of assignments, parents are able to participate more fully in their student's progress, and teachers can use their grade book to make decisions on what information they want to share with parents and students.

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Global Virtual Summer Activity/Opportunity List

(Updated 6/2/2020) All students except graduating Seniors and withdrawals will hold onto their assigned 1:1 device this summer. We want all of our students to have the opportunity to take advantage of the many no/low cost virtual summer activities being offered as a result of COVID-19.

Click here to access a document with many opportunities for students: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FafJobt9CdB_BShXDVJnH7DcK1iW0HwxPncLuLjntJc/edit?usp=sharing

Of course, nothing is better than playing outside over summer break but this list can be used to offer meaningful activities that your child can complete when playing outside isn't an option.

Playground Stage Summer Camps

We hope to see you soon because...


This is the young performer's chance to experience all aspects of putting on a show! Every student has a chance to set design, costume design, and act in a play with help from some professional Teaching Artists! Each day includes theatre related crafts, acting lessons, and behind the scenes activities. At the end of the week the students will perform a play for friends and family. The perfect camp for aspiring young performers and theatre novices! Sign up for one session or more! Each session will perform a different play.

Sign up today to reserve your spot! Tuition is due on the first day of camp.

Learn more about summer camp by visiting www.PlaygroundStage.org

Summer Camp and COVID-19

During this extraordinary time we will be taking special measures while running camp to mitigate the risk of COVID 19 for our campers and staff. We think that it is important to treat these rules seriously while also keeping a fun and camp like atmosphere.


NCSAS Summer Workshops for Elementary Students

Hello Rising Third through Sixth Grade Families!

This summer, the North Carolina Student Academy of Science Board is providing a new and exciting opportunity for elementary students to learn how to conduct scientific research and write a research paper.

NCSAS holds research competitions each year throughout the winter and spring where middle and high school students present their research in a ten-minute slideshow presentation. In order to compete in the NCSAS research competitions, students must first know how to research, how to write a research paper, and how to conduct an experiment or study using the scientific methods. Because most students may not have the skills needed to be successful in research competitions when they first begin competing, the student board would like to offer virtual workshops in late July to introduce students to these skills. The topics will include writing a research paper, conducting an experiment or study, analyzing data, and effectively presenting the research.

The workshops we are offering will be held through Zoom on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays starting July 20 and going through July 31. For each of the workshops, we will offer a morning session (10-11AM) and an afternoon session (2-3PM). They are free for all students, and students may attend as many workshops as they would like. We ask that you please register for the workshops using our google form at https://forms.gle/j9kwKCmUgJNivotB7. If you would like some more information, please visit our website at sites.google.com/view/ncsas-virtual-summer-camp. Should you have any additional questions, you can contact us at https://forms.gle/8XdnZWvYGWcSYHGK8.

We hope to see your child in our workshops and that your family stays safe and healthy!

Thank you!
Martina Banas, on behalf of the NCSAS Board

Stay Connected!

Stay connected to information that we share over the summer by 'liking' our school Facebook page at www.facebook.com/weavervilleES and following us on Instagram at weavervillees.

Upcoming Dates

August 14 - Tentative date for Meet Your Teacher (we are not sure what this will look like yet)

August 17 - First day of school for students (we are not sure what this will look like yet)
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