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R2L Weekly: March 4, 2021

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“R2L Weekly” has Henderson County Public Schools’ most recent “Return to Learn” updates in each issue, posted on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Individual updates will be linked on our Return to Learn webpage (HCPSNC.org/ReturnToLearn), sent to families through SwiftK12 email and phone reminders, and shared on social media. R2L Weekly content is current as of Wednesday at noon.

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Reminder: ACT® Dates & Weekly Schedule Change

Remember, next Tuesday is the scheduled ACT® date for high school juniors, and the Plan B Hybrid learning schedule will be different for all middle and high school students next week.

Although the ACT is a high school test specific to 11th-graders, the middle school Plan B hybrid schedule must be adjusted along with the high school schedule, due to bus routes shared between middle and high schools, and the need to dedicate transportation on March 9 to juniors taking the ACT.

The week of March 8-12 will begin like a normal Plan B Hybrid week, with middle and high school students in Group A attending school on campus Monday, March 8.

Tuesday, March 9 is an ACT test date for high school juniors in North Carolina. Since students are required by state officials to take this test and the ACT does not offer a remote administration option, all juniors in Group A and B will attend school on-campus on March 9. All other students in middle and high school will have a Remote Learning Day, instead of the usual district-wide day of remote learning on Wednesday.

The following day, March 10, will be a “B Day” for students in Group B to attend on-campus. March 12 is currently an Optional Teacher Workday and not a student day. However, in the case of inclement weather canceling school in the next few weeks, could become a student day and “B Day” for Group B students to attend on-campus.

Here’s what that looks like:

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  • March 8: Group A on campus, Group B remote (like usual under Plan B)
  • March 9: All juniors on campus to take the ACT. Remote Learning Day for all other middle and high school students
  • March 10: Group B on campus, Group A remote
  • March 11: Group A on campus, Group B remote (like usual under Plan B)
  • March 12: Optional Teacher Workday, no school for students*

* if changed to a student day, Group B on campus, Group A remote (like usual under Plan B) 

“Principals Answer” Videos

Last month we invited new kindergarten families to submit questions about Kindergarten Registration and promised videos of principals and staff addressing those frequently asked questions. All 3 “Principals Answer” videos have now been shared on HCPS social media.

Check them out below for answers to your most frequently asked questions about kindergarten registration:

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graphic of flyer in Spanish with information about a March 8 kindergarten registration event at True Ridge

Evento de Registro de Kínder en True Ridge

¿Quieres ayuda para registrarse en el kínder en persona?

Centro de Enlace para las Familias en las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Henderson estará tomando inscripciones para Kinder el Lunes 8 de Marzo de 12-6 p.m. en True Ridge (110 Edney St. Unit A, Hendersonville).

Llámenos para hacer una cita: 828-388-2632.

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