Asheville City Schools will continue remote learning access until Oct. 16

Press release from Asheville City Schools:

Good Afternoon Students, Staff and Families.  This is Dr. Gene with a return to learn update.

First and foremost, I would like to applaud our staff and families for the outstanding job you’ve put forth this semester.  I realize remote learning hasn’t been without its challenges and could never take the place of a teacher in a classroom.  But, please know I appreciate how much you’ve done and continue to do to keep our Cougar Family safe while making the most of a difficult situation.

Just to clear up any confusion, Asheville City Schools will continue to access remote instruction for all students in Kindergarten – 12th Grade through our first nine weeks, which ends on Friday, October 16th.

At this time, a final decision about the second nine weeks has not been made.  Following my recommendations, the Asheville City Board of Education will make a final decision during their October 5th meeting.

Please know that I appreciate those who offered their thoughts and feelings – especially our students and educators – during the district’s September 17th Reopening Task Force Meeting.  However, prior to making my recommendation, I would like to hear from more families, especially about whether you believe Asheville City Schools should begin making a gradual transition to Plan B.

Therefore, I’m asking each parent and guardian to take a few minutes between now and next Wednesday, September 30th to complete this short survey.  It’s only a handful of questions, but your feedback will go a long way in allowing me to make a well-informed recommendation.

Thank you for your continued support of Asheville City Schools.

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