Ashe County Schools Update for Tuesday, March 31st

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Ashe County Schools Update for Tuesday, March 31st



Welcome to Tuesday’s update!  I know everyone is having a really busy week.      

Day 2 of required instruction.  Give teachers this first week to adjust their instruction.  It is a learning curve for both teachers and students.  It is hard to judge what is too much or what is not enough in just two days, so give everyone time to adjust during this transition period.  Transitions are tough even in normal times.  Just know our teachers love your children and they are working hard to do what is best for them. 

GOOD NEWS—The EOCs and EOGs have been waived for this school year.  While teachers will still be helping students through the NC standards and providing feedback, the waiver helps to relieve the stress and pressure of testing.  This is good news for students, parents and teachers.

As you know, the Governor’s stay at home orders began yesterday at 5:00 pm.  Prevention is the most important thing we can do to protect ourselves from the coronavirus.  Please observe the directive from Governor Cooper.  Other good news from the Governor today—he issued an order prohibiting all utilities from cutting off services for 60 days for non-payment and banks cannot charge any penalty fees for 60 days as well.    

Day 11 for CN—1730 breakfast and 1730 lunch meals were served today.  We have so many wonderful people helping with meals in addition to our CN ladies, bus drivers and TAs.  Office staff from all the elementary schools and teachers from all schools are volunteering to ride the bus to assist in meal delivery.  Kudos to these folks.    

Okay—are you ready for the answer to yesterday’s riddle? (repeat riddle—What has lots of eyes but can’t see?) Yes—you guessed it—a potato!!  Good job everyone.

Today’s riddle.  What has a face and two hands but no arms or legs?  Listen in tomorrow for the answer. 

Fun trivia animal facts.  A woodpecker can peck 20 times per second.   A single elephant tooth can weigh as much as 9 pounds.  The blue whale weighs as much as 30 elephants and is as long as 3 Greyhound buses.  Now that is big!

Goodnight everyone.  Remember—we will all get thru this pandemic crisis together.  I’ll be back tomorrow!!