During a recent meeting, the Asheville City Board of Education unanimously approved beginning the 2021 - 2022 school year under Plan A. This means all students, Pre-K thru 12th Grade, will receive in-person, direct instruction from their classroom teachers five days a week beginning Monday, August 23rd.
Asheville City Schools will continue to have a strong focus on implementing health and safety measures for our students and staff. We will continue to collaborate with Buncombe County Health and Human Services as well as follow all guidance from Governor Cooper and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
In making our return to learn plans, Asheville City Schools is closely following the #StrongSchoolsNC Public Health Toolkit, which was last updated on June 11th. We anticipate that the Toolkit will be updated later this month, which will give us further direction as we start our upcoming school year.
Specific details about Plan A begin on page 6 of the Toolkit linked above. As these guidelines are updated at the state level, ACS will make adjustments.
The district has also created this Question & Answer Page and will share more information as it becomes available; however, should you have any specific questions about your child’s school, please reach out to their principal directly.
We are and will continue to adhere to guidance from Buncombe County Health and Human Services, the North Carolina Division of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We are closely monitoring updates, as guidance is changing frequently due to local and global developments.
State health and education officials have shared a number of documents and guides that detail the protective procedures that will be in place in schools across the state this fall. You may view a list of relevant resources below.