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'Return to Learn' Update #12
'Return to Learn' Update #12
Posted on 02/25/2021
On Feb. 25, the Board voted to modify K-5 Return to Learn plans.Translations are available in Spanish, Russian, and Romanian (PDF).

BCS Communications Department

'Return to Learn' Update #12
(2/25/2021)

We have two important updates to share with you following the February 25, 2021, special-called meeting of the Buncombe County Board of Education.

First, the board voted to move students in Grades K-3 to Plan A, which includes in-person instruction five days a week. This transition will happen on March 8. Students in grades four and five will also move to Plan A on March 15.

Please note that if you chose remote-only instruction for your child this semester, this decision does not impact them. They will remain remote-only.

Students in grades 6-13 will remain in the same Plan B schedule. Due to Gov. Cooper’s directives, students in these grades are not eligible to be moved to Plan A.

Also, we want to let you know about an important calendar change. Because February 18 was converted to an annual leave day due to inclement weather, Monday, May 31 (Memorial Day) will now be an Optional Teacher Workday. Licensed staff may work or take accrued leave. There won’t be remote or in-person learning on this day.

Friday, March 12 will now be an instructional day for students in order to earn more instructional hours to comply with the state calendar law.

Currently, the last student day is June 1, depending on any further winter weather disruptions this season.


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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