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Wednesday, January 19th Will Be a Remote Learning Day for ACS

January 18, 2022

Good Afternoon Students, Staff, and Families.  This is Ashley-Michelle Thublin, Executive Director of Communications. 

Because of icy secondary roads and the potential for overnight refreezing, Wednesday, January 19th will be a Remote Learning Day for all ACS students.  

This means that students will learn from home.  Only essential staff should report to work on a two-hour delay as road conditions permit.  Please contact your direct supervisor if you have any questions or need additional support.  Staff who are not considered essential workers should work from home and complete sign-in procedures as communicated by your principal and/or supervisor. 

Regarding instruction during tomorrow’s Remote Learning Days: 

  • Pre-Kindergarten - 5th Grader:  Pre-K through 5th Grade students district-wide will complete their Cougar Weather Packet.  Students should only complete DAY TWO.  If an additional packet is needed, please click here or check with your child’s teacher upon our return to school. 
  • 6th - 12 Grade: You will be assigned work through Canvas.  Assignments will be posted by tomorrow morning at 9:00 AM.  This does include our MNSA 6th and 7th Graders.  
  • Assigned work must be completed to be counted present for the day.  However, due to the possibility of power outages, students will have through Wednesday, January 26th to complete their assignments. 



Please know that the second semester for all middle and high school students will still begin tomorrow, Wednesday, January 19th.  And, for Asheville High School and SILSA students, the final day of End of Course testing will occur on the day students return to campus.

Additionally, if a student or staff member has tested positive for COVID, is waiting on a lab-confirmed test, or has been exposed to an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 over the long weekend, please use Asheville City Schools’ COVID Reporting Form and your school’s COVID Coordinator will contact you.  

In the event of further changes, please know I’ll send another email, make a second phone call, alert local media outlets as well as post delay and cancellation notifications on our district website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Once again, Asheville City Schools will be utilizing a Remote Learning Day for all students on Wednesday, January 19th.  Only essential staff should report to school; all others should work from home.