Superintendent Update for Families (Updated 9-10-2021)
Please be reminded next Wednesday (Sept. 15) is an early release day for all students. Elementary and ECDC students will be released at 12:30 p.m. Middle and high schools will release at 1:30 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided prior to dismissal.
Also, you may have noticed discrepancies between what is listed for school lunch and what your child is offered at school. Please note our school nutrition department is working around the clock to ensure we have sufficient supplies for breakfast and lunch. Unfortunately, we are experiencing nationwide shortages due to supply chain issues and this is impacting what we are able to offer. Because of these supply shortages, we are making adjustments daily to our menus. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate these challenges.
Lastly, it is absolutely critical that students stay home if they are feeling sick (especially those with COVID-19 symptoms). This is for the safety and well-being of all students and staff in our school communities. Additionally, if a student is sick and has a sibling in our district, they will also be sent home until they have been cleared by a doctor or can show a negative PCR test for COVID. If you have not done so already, we strongly encourage eligible candidates to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.
Families are encouraged to review the updated toolkit listed in the link below. As you will see, there are also updates as it relates to quarantine periods.
Strong Schools NC Public Health Toolkit (K-12)
Finally, at the September meeting of the Asheboro City Board of Education meeting, the Board voted in 7-1 roll call vote to continue with our current mask mandate for the safety of our school communities and to help keep as many students in school as much as possible. For more information about the September meeting, please check out the Board Meetings webpage.