YCS Announcements

Yancey County Schools is nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina providing education to approximately 
2,400 students through six elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, and a K-8 alternative program.

MISSION STATEMENT                                                  
The Yancey County Schools strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment to empower all students to achieve their full potential as life-long learners and global citizens.


Press Releases

  • Press Releases and other Items of Special Interest
  • No Early Dismissal 04/29/2016 This is YCS and this is to clarify what has happened today.YCS did receive a call from the Town of Burnsville that a water line break had occurred and was told that it would not be repaired for a couple of hours. The decision was made for early dismissal—which involves all our schools because of our bus system . . . However, shortly after the decision to dismiss was made, the water was restored. YCS will not dismiss school early today, Friday, April 29, 2016, BUT parents who received the dismissal information and were enroute to pick up their children DID have their children released to them without an early dismissal being charged against them.   We do apologize for the confusion
    Posted Apr 29, 2016, 11:01 AM by Xan Robinson
  • Thursday, April 21st Half Day School - Several Events This Thursday, April 21, 2016, is a half day of school for Yancey County students - regular dismissal times of elementary 11:30 . . high school 11:45 and middle schools at 12:00 noon. Kindergarten Kickoff at the Burnsville Town Center from 12:00 noon till 3:00 p.m. that day with Kindergarten Registration from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Parent are reminded to register at the elementary school in their home district elementary school.  Middle School transition is also this Thursday from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Cane River and East Yancey Middle Schools. This is a great opportunity for current 5th graders to walk the halls and meet the faculty and staff at the middle ...
    Posted Apr 19, 2016, 12:51 PM by Xan Robinson
  • Last Day of School and MHHS Graduation Dates Set!     At the April 4th regular meeting of the Yancey County Board of Education, Yancey County Schools Superintendent Dr. Tony Tipton announced the last day of school for Yancey County students and the date for Mountain Heritage High School Graduation.    Thursday, June 9, 2016, will be the last – half-day – of school for Yancey County students. Inclement weather in January and February had pushed the student end date to Monday, June 13th, however, meeting the state-mandated instructional hours of 1,025 per school year allows the Superintendent to forgive June 10th and 13th, making June 9th the final student day.    Mountain Heritage High School Graduation will be on Saturday, June 11th at 10:00 a.m. “Starting graduation earlier in ...
    Posted Apr 5, 2016, 7:20 AM by Xan Robinson
  • Good Friday & Other Calendar Updates Next week is our final week before Spring Break!  Friday, March 25th will be a half-day of school for staff and students with regular early dismissal times of elementary at 11:30, the high school at 11:45 and the middle schools at 12:00 noon.The end of the third nine weeks is April 8th  and don't forget that April 21st is a half-day of school for the Kindergarten - Pre-K Registration / Middle School Transition / High School Parent Day.The original YCS Calendar had a May 3rd optional teacher workday (no school for students day).  The state board of elections has moved this primary run-off date to June 7th so Yancey County Schools WILL have ...
    Posted Mar 17, 2016, 5:29 PM by Xan Robinson
  • Calendar Update The original date of March 24, 2016, for the Kindergarten Registration / Middle School Transition / High School Parent Day has been changed.Because this day / events much coincide with the end of the third nine weeks, this day must "move forward" as snow days cause the end of the third nine weeks day to move forward.  Therefore, as April 8th is now the current end of the third nine weeks, Thursday, April 21st is now our new event date.There will be a half-day of school on Thursday, April 21st with a Kindergarten Kick-off at the Burnsville Town Center beginning at 11:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m.  Kindergarten and PreK Registration will be held at the ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2016, 3:24 AM by Xan Robinson
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