visitors and students must enter the building through the main entrance
only. Our front door buzzer system is meant to restrict access to our
school to those who do not have good intentions. This system is part of
our ongoing effort to proactively make the safety and security of our
students a top priority. Each
adult or student entering the building after 7:55 a.m. will request to
enter the school by pressing the panel to the right of the main entrance. Please
state your name and the reason you are visiting the school (volunteer,
have lunch, check out student.). Be prepared to show a photo ID. You
will hear a faint click sound and at that time you may enter the
building. You will have only 7 seconds to enter the building. Please proceed directly to the main office to sign in. Only
one visitor can enter the building at a time. Please allow time to get
through the process.
and visitors to the school must check into the office and obtain a
visitor’s badge before going to the classroom. This is a requirement of
our Safe Schools Plan. You will scan your driver's license into our new Lobby Guard Kiosk. Follow the prompts stating the reason for your visit.
Parents must check into the office prior to attending conferences and /or meetings
friends will not be allowed to attend classes with students unless
permission has been granted by the teacher and the principal.
person entering the building must proceed to the main office and sign
in on the Lobby Guard Kiosk. This includes all students who arrive tardy,
students who are being dismissed early/ leave for an appointment or any
adult visitor/volunteer. Upon checking in you will receive an ID
sticker with your picture that must be visible at all times.
Bus and Car Safety
need your understanding, patience and cooperation to achieve safe
transportation for Avery’s Creek students. We request that you follow
the transportation instructions given in this handbook when driving on
Department of Public Instruction has instructed schools to separate car
and bus transportation. This allows students to walk to their cars and
buses safely. Accordingly, we ask that all cars use the second drive
into the school, while the buses will enter into the first drive. At no
time are drivers allowed to pass in the car-rider line.
The 1993 Safe Schools Act
North Carolina General Assembly has enacted several laws designed to
curtail violence in schools. All schools have been directed to update
their student handbook to reflect the new laws. All students and parents
are hereby notified of these changes in school policy.
Possession on educational property of, whether openly or concealed, any
BB gun, air rifle, air pistol, bowie knife, dirk, dagger, slingshot,
leaded cane, switchblade knife, black jack, metallic knuckles, razor and
razor blades, or sharp pointed instruments will result in misdemeanor
charges being filed with the Sheriff’s Office and appropriate school
is a Class 1 felony for any person to possess or carry, whether openly
or concealed, any gun, rifle, pistol, or other firearm or any explosive
on educational property. It is also a Class 1 felony for any person to
cause, encourage or aid a minor (less than 18 years old) to possess or
carry, whether openly or concealed, these firearms or any explosive on
a principal has reasonable belief that an act has occurred on school
property involving assault resulting in a serious injury, sexual
assault, sexual offense, rape, kidnapping, indecent liberties with a
minor, assault involving the use of a weapon, possession of a firearm in
violation of the law, or possession of a controlled substance in
violation of the law, the principal must immediately report the act to
the appropriate law enforcement agency, Appropriate school discipline
will also apply.
is considered assault under the law and could be reported to the
Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office for investigation if a person is
injured. Appropriate school discipline will also apply.
Educational property includes any public or private school building,
bus, public or private school campus, grounds, recreational area,
athletic field, or property owned, used, or operated by any Board of
Education or school.