Press release from Asheville City Schools:
Good Afternoon Students, Staff and Families. This is Bobbie Short, Asheville City Schools, with an important update about Spring Break.
While vacation plans have certainly changed, please know that the following decision was made with the mental health and well-being of our Asheville City Schools Family at its core. We know you’ve been working extremely hard and applaud your efforts to ensure at-home learning is successful, but we’re all needing a break.
Therefore, I’m excited to announce that yes; we will be honoring our scheduled Spring Break Holiday on April 6th – 13th to allow our students, families and district employees a much deserved opportunity to relax, recharge and refocus. With our at-home learning platforms taking place, it is like we have really opened school for a second time this school year. Parents, thank you for the teaching/learning that has been taking place at home! ACS staff, thank you for the incredible job we all have been doing in providing meaningful learning!
Please know that, thanks to our dedicated School Nutrition Department, all times and locations for our School Distribution Sites will remain the same. However, please take note that our staff members will be providing double meals next Thursday, April 9th. This will allow our dedicated staff members to take the day off while still ensuring our families have both breakfast and lunch for Friday, April 10th.
Finally, while we are certainly encouraging our families to unplug and enjoy, please know that our Curriculum and Instruction Department will be adding optional, fun engagement resources to our COVID-19 website. Again, these are optional but can be accessed should your family wish to virtually explore museums, learn new games or participate in a few arts and crafts projects while the district is on Spring Break.