News from the Nest
October 3, 2022
- Monday, January 9 - Mid-year benchmark window opens (mClass & MAP)
- Tuesday, January 10 - Tennis Time Resumes (Register for Spring Semester at TennisTimeWeaverville.com)
- Thursday, January 12 - Weaverville Schools PTO Meeting - 8:15 am @ Weaverville Elementary Media Center
- Monday, January 16 - Martin Luther King, JR. Holiday - No school for Students or Staff
- Tuesday, January 24 - Early Dismissal (12:25 pm)
- Wednesday, January 25 - Staff Work Day (No school for students)
- Monday, January 30 - Bricks for Kids resumes (You must register for Spring Semester!). B4K will be on Mondays now.
- Monday, February 6 - Dr. Rob Jackson, BCS Superintendent, will visit WvES for a full day,
- Tuesday, February 7 - North Buncombe District Town Hall Meeting with Dr. Rob Jackson, Superintendent. 6-7pm at North Buncombe High School. (Families are invited!).
A Note from Mrs. Nichols
Dear Weaverville Elementary Families
Here are some important reminders as we start another great week:
- Please do not drop students off before 7:15. There is no one to supervise.
- Town Hall Meeting - Dr. Rob Jackson, our new Superintendent, will host a community engagement meeting for our district at North Buncombe High School school on Tuesday, February 7th, at 6pm. If you are interested in attending, please let me know. My goal is to get at least 10 families from Weaverville Elementary to attend! We have two families that have committed to attending, and I'd love to hear from you if you're planning to be there.
- PTO is hosting their January Meeting at Weaverville Elementary on Thursday, January 12th (all meetings will be at the elementary school for ht reminder of the year). We'll be in the media center starting at 8:15 am. All families are members of PTO, and it's ok if you haven't attended one before - we'd love to see you there!
- Our Mid-year Benchmark Assessments begin this week. Students will be taking their MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) in Math (2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades) and Reading (4th grade only). Our 2nd and 3rd graders will be assessed on mClass/DIBELS, which is a one-on-one assessment to measure their growth in literacy skills like reading fluency, accuracy, and vocabulary. We'll be sharing the results of these at our upcoming student-led conferences in the coming months.
Important Info about Potential Weather-Related School Closure
Thank you for taking time to read the BCS letter that was sent this past week about inclement weather closures and what happens for student learning on those days when the school building is closed. In order to prepare for those kinds of days, our teachers are being proactive and we want you to know how to access information about remote learning if the need arises.
Let your child’s teacher know if you need a hot spot. We depend on you letting us know this information. I encourage you to do this sooner rather than later.
Make sure your child knows how to sign onto the internet at your home, using your child’s school issued device. Teachers have been sending devices home to make sure students know how to log on from home.
Read your child’s teacher’s emails about where to find information like the schedule and other remote learning resources. Teachers will be sending this information home by December 9th.
- Take care of your child's device. Please read this letter from Buncombe County Schools about the importance of taking care of school-issued devices. Our school must pay for all damage to devices, and in some circumstances, if damage results from neglect or inappropriate use, we will send a bill to parents.
To keep us all prepared, I’ve put together all the remote learning information in one place.
Use this link to find information about remote learning at WvES.
Thank you for taking the time to be prepared for remote learning days!
Bricks-4-Kidz Asheville is returning to our school for the Spring Semester for After School LEGO CLUB! This 12 week session occurs weekly, on Mondays, for 1 hour after school. Starting January 30th, students will have an opportunity to learn junior engineering with LEGO Bricks by building motorized models each week.
For more information on the class, visit www.bricks4kidz.com/asheville. To sign up for one of the limited spots today, visit https://my.bricks4kidznow.com/profile.php?id=97811.
Tennis Time Open Registration for Spring
It’s time to enroll for the Winter/Spring session of our Tennis Club. This is a fun and educational way for your child to learn the lifetime sport of tennis. All equipment provided. Space is limited. Learn more and signup at TennisTimeWeaverville.com.
Do You Want to be a Mentor?
- Free/Reduced Lunch Application: www.lunchapplication.com
- Please do not check your child out between 1:55-2:55 so that we can have a safe and calm dismissal for students each day.
- Please always let us know in writing if there is a transportation change for your child.
- Please let us know by 1:00 pm if you are changing your child's regular dismissal procedure.
Important Links for Parents/Caregivers
Contact Weaverville Elementary School
Address: 129 South Main St., Weaverville, NC 28787
Mary Nichols - Principal (Mary.email@example.com)
*Please email both office staff if you have a dismissal change.
Dawn Flanigan-Bryson - Data Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- student information/records
Ashley Mendoza - Head Secretary (Ashley.email@example.com)
- general inquiries
- money questions related to school
- bus questions
COVID Updated Protocols
If a student tests positive for COVID (at home or at a healthcare provider), they would isolate for 5 days from when their symptoms began. We will recognize the guidelines established by the CDC and NCDHHS regarding the use of a face covering to be worn for days 6-10 upon return to school.
Our normal exclusionary symptoms of fever, diarrhea, and vomiting are in effect. If a student has a fever, diarrhea, or vomiting, they must remain at home until symptoms are resolved for 24 hours.
Hand hygiene, enhanced cleaning protocols, and improved ventilation are all still priorities and important mitigating strategies.
Face coverings remain optional, to be worn by anyone at anytime.
Physical distancing such as 3 ft or 6 ft apart is no longer required.
Contact tracing is not required.
Following the guidelines established by the CDC and NCDHHS, MAHEC will not be providing rapid antigen testing in our schools. Staff and families may order at home tests for free via this link: https://www.covid.gov/tests.
MAHEC will send home further guidance regarding when students need to stay home due to an illness.
For students where an absence is Covid related please indicate this in your parent or health provider's note.
Students/teachers will follow the same guidelines for makeup work as they would for any other illness or injury.