2021-22 Back to School Information

2021-22 Back to School Information
Posted on 08/17/2021
Back to school image Welcome, students and parents! We’re looking forward to a new school year full of opportunities. The first day of school, August 23, is quickly approaching and we want to be sure you have the information you need for a smooth and safe start this fall.

Please see below for important back-to-school information, but feel free to reach out to us directly with any questions. Our school’s office is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please don’t hesitate to visit or call 828-654-1810 with any and all questions. We’re here to help!

Meet the Teacher
You are invited to our Meet the Teacher event on August 20. We will host students with the last name A-L from 1:00-2:30 and students with the last name M-Z 3:00-4:30. It will be an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and learn about our school, daily activities, and more! It’s also a great opportunity to ask your questions in person. (For the safety of our teachers, students, and families, protective face coverings will be required.) We look forward to seeing you and your student!

Transportation
Students may be dropped off using the second entrance on Park South Blvd starting at 7:15 a.m. Our school day begins promptly at 7:50 a.m and ends at 2:30 p.m. Students may be picked up beginning at 2:30 using the second entrance on Park South Blvd (same as the morning).  


If your student will ride the bus, please be sure you’ve signed up to ride the bus with Ms. Wallin, Assistant Principal. Bus numbers and pick up/drop off times will be communicated at Meet the Teacher.

School Meals
Due to USDA meal cost waivers for the 2021-2022 School Year, breakfast and lunch meals will be available daily to all students at no cost.

Planning to pack your lunch?
Did you know that even if you send your child to school with lunch they can receive fresh fruits, vegetables, and milk from the cafeteria for free? The current USDA waiver allows all students to enjoy healthy meal components to supplement meals brought from home this school year, for free! To qualify, students must select three of the five meal components offered for lunch and one must be a fruit or vegetable. This is a great opportunity to ensure your child receives a healthy, balanced lunch, and it is a great way to help you save money when packing lunches from home!

Nutrition Website: 
Nutrition.BuncombeSchools.org

View Menus: https://buncombeschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=92531&pageId=7098878

School Supplies
Be sure to view our list of school supplies your student will need to start the school year. 

Online Resources
Our school makes use of various helpful online platforms to serve our families. Be sure to learn more about these key services and tools:
• Weather/Safety Info - Learn about the many ways we share safety and weather information throughout the school year. Visit 
Weather.BuncombeSchools.org for learn more.

• The BCS Mobile App- In addition to meal menus, school contact info, and stories, our mobile app is the best way to receive emergency and weather-related notifications about your school. Simply download our official Buncombe County Schools app and enable "push notifications" on your smartphone. Visit App.BuncombeSchools.org to learn more.

• PowerSchool Parent Portal - The PowerSchool Parent Portal connects parents to their child’s education. In addition to managing student contact and medical information, parents have real-time access to attendance, grades and assignments, notification preferences, and more. Parents of returning students also use the portal to annually update their child's information. Visit Parents.BuncombeSchools.org and select “Parent Portals.”

• Academic Calendar - View the academic calendar, including holidays and early dismissals, at Calendar.BuncombeSchools.org.

• Be sure to follow our school @AverysCreekRams and BCS (@BuncombeSchools) on Facebook for important announcements and stories.

Thanks for choosing to be part of our school community!