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Virtual Kindergarten Tours Welcome New Families
Virtual Kindergarten Tours Welcome New Families
Posted on 01/26/2021
Schools across Buncombe County host virtual tours to give families an inside look.(Featured Photos were provided by Weaverville Primary school and were taken prior to the pandemic.)

By: Benjamin Rickert
BCS Communications Dept.

During the week of Jan. 25, 21 elementary and primary schools across Buncombe County are hosting virtual kindergarten tours to give families an inside look at all that is offered in their new school.

In previous years, kindergarten tours occurred in-person, often led by students, and allowed parents and their children to physically explore classrooms, playgrounds, outdoor learning spaces, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Labs, media centers/libraries, and to meet teachers. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s tours will be held online through Zoom, and schools are busy assembling the staff, photos, videos, and info that parents and new students hope to see.

“We’re excited to share with you what our school has to offer and to explain what a day in the life of a kindergartener looks like at Weaverville Primary,” said school Principal Stephen Chandler.

Weaverville Primary’s tour will feature plenty of photos and videos of school events and learning spaces, as well as the opportunity to personally meet teachers and staff. Additionally, the tours will answer many of the questions parents have about their child’s new school, such as daily activities, schedules, safety information, and how to join the Weaverville Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).

Weaverville Primary has set up an online form to register for one of three tour times: Jan. 26 at 5:30 p.m., Jan. 27 at 12:00 p.m., and Jan. 28 at 9:00 a.m.

Families attending other schools can learn more about signing up for a virtual kindergarten tour on school websites, Facebook pages, and through BCS’ school tour information webpage.

Buncombe County Schools is in the process of reviewing its website to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Buncombe County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and federal regulations to not discriminate in such a manner. This requirement extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its implementing federal regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator and/or the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. The Title IX Coordinator's contact information is: Shanon Martin, shanon.martin@bcsemail.org, 828-255-5918, 175 Bingham Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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