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.