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R2L Weekly: November 5, 2020

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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 (, sent to families through SwiftK12 email and phone reminders, and shared on social media. R2L Weekly content is current as of Wednesday at noon.

calendar graphic with checkmarkUpcoming Calendar Reminders

– Wednesday, Nov. 11 is Veterans Day, meaning schools, Child Care, and Child Nutrition Services are closed.

– November 25-27 is Thanksgiving Break.

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SwiftK12 Phone Calls

Our schools have heard from several families that they’re not receiving SwiftK12 calls from the district and schools, or their phones are automatically silencing or blocking the calls. Here are some troubleshooting tips to make sure you’re receiving important messages from HCPS:

– Make sure your child’s school has your accurate phone number and email (if one is available) on file.
– Check your phone’s settings and see if “block unknown callers” or “silence unknown callers” is activated. If so, you can add the district’s and schools’ unique SwiftK12 phone numbers as contacts (e.g. “Rugby SwiftK12”) in your phone, so they’re not flagged as unknown numbers that are automatically blocked or silenced. It’s recommended to add individual contacts for all the schools your children attend, in addition to the HCPS number.

Click on the name of your child’s school to see the original June 29 website post about school-specific SwiftK12 information.

SwiftK12 phone calls from … … will be sent from this number
Henderson County Public Schools (828) 609-0266
Apple Valley Middle (828) 845-1056
Atkinson Elementary (828) 845-1086
Bruce Drysdale Elementary (828) 845-1087
Clear Creek Elementary (828) 845-4172
Dana Elementary (828) 845-4174
East Henderson High (828) 845-4300
Edneyville Elementary (828) 845-4321
Etowah Elementary (828) 845-4346
Flat Rock Middle (828) 845-4347
Fletcher Elementary (828) 845-4352
Glenn C. Marlow Elementary (828) 609-0105
Henderson County Career Academy (828) 609-0109
Henderson County Early College (828) 609-0265
Hendersonville Elementary (828) 845-4376
Hendersonville High (828) 845-4377
Hendersonville Middle (828) 609-0103
Hillandale Elementary (828) 609-0104
Mills River Elementary (828) 609-0106
North Henderson High (828) 609-0266
Rugby Middle (828) 609-0108
Sugarloaf Elementary (828) 609-0110
Upward Elementary (828) 609-0111
West Henderson High (828) 609-0112

Student Learning

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Drive-Thru Flu Vaccination Clinic Nov. 10

The Henderson County Department of Public Health will offer a drive-thru flu vaccination clinic to the public Nov. 10 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the parking lot of 1300 Seventh Avenue E., Hendersonville. The lot is located between Seventh Avenue and Hwy. 64 near Lowe’s Home Improvement.

Insurance will be filed for those who have it and the vaccine is available at no charge to those who are uninsured. Additional information and consent forms can be found at

Student Learning

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Children & Family Resource Center Programs

These program offerings by the Children & Family Resource Center are free resources for parents and caregivers of children of varying age levels:

Incredible Years Parent Program

includes a Preschool Series and School-Age Series of weekly online parenting sessions for 14 weeks via Zoom. Participants learn new parenting skills and are supported in navigating the ups and downs of parenting.

The upcoming Spring 2021 meetings for the School-Age Series (for parents of 6-12-year-olds) begin Thursday, January 21st, and will be held every Thursday for 14 weeks. The online class will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  For more info or to enroll, call 828-242-9914 or email

Virtual Circle of Parents

Groups meet online each week, providing parents/caregivers opportunities to connect with other families, engage in conversation with other adults, and offer support to one another during this challenging time.

During the fall, Circles are available to families in parenting roles on Mondays at 8 p.m., Wednesdays at 8 p.m., and Thursdays at 2 p.m. For Zoom login information, see this link or the graphic below.

Graphic displaying the Virtual Circle of Parents Fall Schedule 2020, listing links for Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday virtual meetings

Free Diaper Drives

Open to all Henderson County families in need, a free Diaper, Wipes & Infant Formula Drive-Thru is on Friday November 6 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and Tuesday, November 17 from 5:30-7 p.m. at 851 Case Street, Hendersonville. Items will be distributed in a drive-thru manner, maintaining a safe distance for both families and staff. The CFRC asks that everyone remains in their car for distribution. The drive-thru will continue every Friday as long as supplies and funds to purchase supplies are available.

image of small children feet with text "Diaper Drive" November 6th, 11-1 p.m., November 17th, 5:30-7 p.m."

All “R2L Weekly” issues are archived on our R2L: Communications page.