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Important Plan B Updates and Return to Learn FAQs

Henderson County Public Schools will continue with the “Return to Learn” Plan B model – a blend of in-person and remote learning.

Plan B requires face coverings and daily temperature screenings for all K-12 students, staff, and visitors; enhanced cleaning protocols; and other safety measures.

Students in Kindergarten-3rd Grade, and eligible Intensive Intervention students will attend class on campus in-person every day. The instructional day will consist of traditional in-person learning from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Students in 4th-5th grade have been split into Group A and Group B based on last name (Group A: Last names A-K; Group B: Last names L-Z).  Each group alternates meeting on campus for in-person learning two days each week, and accesses remote learning the other three days each week. Group A attends in person on Mondays and Thursdays and Group B attends in person on Tuesdays and Fridays; Wednesday will continue to be remote learning days for all students in Grades 4-5.

For Grades 4-5, live and remote instruction will continue to be provided from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. every day except Wednesdays, which is remote only from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for all students. Students scheduled to be on campus for instruction will remain in school after 12 p.m. for lunch and small group instruction, as well as opportunities for social interaction and Social-Emotional Learning through the end of the traditional school day.

For fully remote learners through Engage RLO, remote instruction will continue to be provided from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. every day. The Engage Remote Learning Option (RLO) will be a concurrent model, allowing remote learners to interact with HES teachers and peers.

If you wish for your child to continue with the Remote Learning Option for the first semester, please visit this link to enroll them.

Please visit the HCPS District website for further details and FAQs pertaining to what you can expect as we Return to Learn.  Instructional technology support documents are available on the Remote Learning Tech Support Page. If additional support with Learn from Home is needed, you may  email the Help Desk at or call them at (828)435-3480.

You may check out a Chromebook if your student needs one by calling our school. Personal Hot Spots are also available by request.

Please refer to the HCPS district website for additional Covid-19 updates!

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Stay Connected With Us

Do you follow us on Social Media? Be sure to check out the Hendersonville Elementary Facebook Page and follow us on Twitter! We’ll post important announcements and updates there as well as share all of the fun and exciting things happening in our school!

Has your contact information changed? Be sure to share that with the front office as well. That way we can be sure to have the most up-to-date information and can reach you when needed!

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HES 2020-2021 Staff and Vision Statement

At Hendersonville Elementary School, we will provide a solid academic foundation for each child. We will encourage and empower students to achieve their academic best while emphasizing respectfulness and responsibility for success in life.


Mission Statement

At HES, we will be:

 Honorable in Character

 Engaged in Learning, and

 Successful each day!



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A+ School

Hendersonville Elementary School earned an A+ grade for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years!  We are the only school in Henderson County with that distinction. In 2017-2018, we were proud to have Exceeded Growth.  HES is one of only four schools in the state of NC to be honored as a Lighthouse School in 2018.

In addition to receiving another A rating in 2018-2019, HES also Exceeded Growth!  In fact, HES ranked 3rd out of the 2600+ schools in the state that Exceeded Growth and was 1 of only 12 schools that received both honors.

Go Cubcats!

Read more about our grade from the NC Department of Public Instruction.


STEM School of Distinction

Hendersonville Elementary School was named a STEM School of Distinction by the NC Department of Public Instruction.  We are the only elementary school in WNC with that honor.

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#1 in Student Growth

An “A” school this year, Hendersonville Elementary also achieved the highest growth index (5.14) among local elementary schools.

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Recognized as one of the top-performing NC public schools in 2018-19

Of the more than 2,500 public schools in North Carolina, 119 of them received a performance grade of A and exceeded academic growth expectations.  Hendersonville Elementary School is proud to be one of those 119 high performing schools.  WRAL has the full report.

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Hendersonville Elementary School is in the top 1% of Title I Schools in NC

Hendersonville Elementary has received recognition for being in the top 1% of Title I schools in North Carolina and as a 2019-20 National ESEA Distinguished School Nominee in the “high performance” category.  The Hendersonville Times News and Hendersonville Lightning have the full report.

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