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YCS Student Work - Completed work drop-off and next 2-week learning packet pick-up:

Tuesday March 31st and Wednesday April 1st - 8:00-10:00 a.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m.

You may also pickup band instruments, books and devices.

Kindergarten and First Grade - iPad pick-up - Second Grade - Chromebook pick-up

Video message from Dr. David Stegall

Deputy Superintendent Innovation, NC Department of Public Instruction

To our Mountain Heritage Seniors:

Please know that we are here to support the Class of 2020! Please continue to communicate with your teachers, turn in your assignments and keep doing your very best each day. Keep working hard and you will have your high school diploma in your hand before you know it.


Parent/Guardian,

We can provide breakfast and lunch for all children age 18 and under.

Our distribution centers are:

Blue Ridge Elementary School (828-682-8150)

and East Yancey Middle School (828- 682-2281).

Please call if you have questions or need to be added to the list. If you have not completed the School Nutrition survey, please do so.

Learning packets, books and devices can be delivered on the buses if needed. Please call your your child's school if he/she needs more resources for educational needs.

Teachers will be calling two times a week to check on the students and their needs.

A couple of educational TV Sources are:

UNC TV and PBS also...

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Yancey County Schools Virtual Learning Days Beginning March 16

March 14, 2020

Dear YCS Families,

This afternoon the State Board of Education held an emergency meeting to discuss the options for school closures in North Carolina. Following this meeting, Governor Roy Cooper announced that all school systems in North Carolina will be closed March 16 - March 30, 2020.

I can assure you that the YCS Leadership team will continue to work hard over the next few days on the following topics: feeding children and families, child care options, remote learning options and keeping all of our YCS employees healthy and working as we face this public health emergency.

We will release the details of these plans to you on Monday. Please know that we are here to assist you, the children and your families over the next few weeks.

Please take care of yourselves and do not hesitate to let the teachers, nurses, principals, School Board Members or anyone on our administrative team know how we can help you.

Sincerely,

Kathy Amos

For Immediate Release Yancey County Schools Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) March 4, 2020

Families,

With ongoing concerns over the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to share information about the measures Yancey County Schools practice to guard against this, and many other communicable diseases that are so prevalent this time of year.

YCS Administration and School Nurses are working closely with the Yancey County Health Department to continually monitor information provided by the local, state, and federal levels as well as the vast amount of information available from the CDC website. YCS will continue to diligently follow local, state, and federal health guidelines regarding appropriate protocol for any health-related concerns.

Select link above for more information

Yancey County Schools - Learning Continuity in our Teaching and Learning Environments

A special thanks to everyone for the efficiency in preparation for our remote learning initiative. Parents, thank you for picking up materials yesterday. If you still need to pick up a device or a learning packet, please call your school.

Please complete the School Nutrition Survey to help us prepare for meal pickups.

YCS School Nutrition Survey

You may complete the YCS Home Access to Internet Survey online; select the form below. If you prefer, a paper copy will come home with your student on Friday, March 13. See the parent informational letter below . Please complete the survey and the Student and Parent Signature form and return to school by Monday, March 16th. MHHS students and parents already have signatures on file.

Charter to Offer Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days For New K-12 and College Student Households and More

Charter Communications has announced that they will extend 60 days of free Spectrum Internet access at 100mb/s to all new customers in households with K-12 or higher education students starting on Monday, March 16th, 2020. Additionally, as part of the FCC's Keep Americans Connected Pledge, they will temporarily open their nationwide public Wi-Fi hotspots to provide free Internet access. To sign up for free Internet access, Spectrum has set up a hotline at 1-844-488-8395.

Informational Letter_Dear Yancey County Schools Parent with logo.docx

In preparation for potential school closures, we want to share information regarding digital resources and access.

Student and Parent Signature Form.pdf

Sign and Return to School

Student Internet Responsible Use Agreement.docx

Yancey County Schools Launches “Say Something” Anonymous Reporting System


On March 5, 2020, Yancey County Schools is officially launching the “Say Something” Anonymous Reporting System (SS-ARS) for students, which most North Carolina public school districts will be adopting this year to meet the reporting guidelines and standards developed by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction and the Center for Safer Schools.

Select the link above for more information.

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Important Dates

In mid-March, homes across the country will begin receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail.

The 2020 Census will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade.

Impact in Your Community

School lunches. Plans for highways. Support for firefighters and families in need. Census results affect your community every day.

How the 2020 Census Affects Children

The 2020 Census count impacts the federal funds that communities receive each year for programs and services that are critical for schools, students, and younger children, such as:

Special education, Head Start, after-school programs, and classroom technology.

Food assistance, including free and reduced-price school lunches.

Maternal and child health programs.

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