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Friday, January 21st Will Be a Remote Learning Day for ACS

January 20, 2022

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

Due to continued ice issues, tonight’s freezing rain and tomorrow’s low temperatures, Friday, January 21st will be a Remote Learning Day for all ACS students.  All afterschool games, practices, programs, activities and meetings scheduled to occur tomorrow afternoon have been canceled.  Information about Saturday will be coming directly from your child’s school. 

Tomorrow’s Remote Learning Day means that students will learn from home.  

Custodians and maintenance staff should report to work at their regular times as road conditions permit.  Other essential staff should report to work on a two-hour delay.  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 Grade:  Pre-K through 5th Grade students district-wide will complete their Cougar Weather Packet.  Students should only complete DAY THREE.  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 Friday, January 28th to complete their assignments. 

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 Friday, January 21st.  Only essential staff should report to school; all others should work from home.