News from the Nest
October 3, 2022
- Monday - Elf Day
- Tuesday - Mad about Plaid
- Wednesday - Ugly Sweater Day
- Thursday - Reindeer Games
- Friday - PJ Day
- Friday, December 16 - Classroom Winter Celebrations (We need Level 2 Volunteers! More info below). We'll also be doing our "Movie & Popcorn" reward for Fun Run on this day!
- Monday, December 19 - December 30th - Winter Break, No School!
- Monday, January 2 - Students return to school
- Tuesday, January 10 - Tennis Time Resumes (Register for Spring Semester at TennisTimeWeaverville.com)
- Thursday, February 2 - Bricks for Kids resumes (You must register for Spring Semester!).
A Note from Mrs. Nichols
Dear Weaverville Elementary Families
The week before winter break is always a special time! We are looking forward to a few fun activities this week, including our winter celebrations on Friday. Thank you to those who are volunteering or donating supplies for our class celebrations.
Our school will be sending devices home over winter break in case of inclement weather when we are scheduled to return. Also, since they'll have their devices, students will have access to some learning programs they can use over the break. I want all parents to know that we are sending devices so that you can make sure your child takes care of these devices over the break. We have accrued quite a few damage charges for repairs.
If a device is damaged due to inappropriate use or neglect, we will contact families about payment. Parents, please take measures at home to ensure devices are properly cared for.
Have a great winter break! My next newsletter will be sent before we return to school on January 2nd.
Thank you for donating to Cops for Kids!
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!
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.