TO: All Parents, Guardians and Employees of Yancey County Schools
EPA regulation (40CFR762-84) requires that school systems notify parents, guardians and employees at least once each school year regarding asbestos activities.
EPA regulation (40CFR763-85) requires that a visual inspection of all asbestos-containing Materials be completed every six months. The purpose of this notice is to provide an annual AHERA Status Report.
1. The Yancey County Board of Education completed its plan for control of asbestos containing materials in 1989. Three year re-inspections have been conducted by Affinity Energy & Environmental Engineers, Inc. as required by EPA with the last inspection completed in March 2016. Recommended repairs have been made or scheduled to be made. The next re-inspection will be scheduled for 2019.
2. Six month re-inspections have been conducted by local personnel with the last being done in March 2017. Next inspection will be completed in September 2017.
AHERA activities conducted during the past year are as follows:
1.Bald Creek Elementary - August 2016 - Removed floor tile and mastic from one classroom.
Anyone requiring further information should contact Chris Howell at the Yancey County Board of Education, P.O. Box 190, Burnsville, NC 28714, or (828) 682-6101 or (828) 682-3066.
I will be taking orders for Clearmont Hoodies until February 28th. There will be no more orders accepted after the 28th. All hoodies are $27.
As a reminder please have your Fourth and Fifth Grade students bring in items for their dance. Students are asked to please dress nice. Girls are still required to meet school dress codes.
Due to the widespread fires in Western North Carolina and its impact on local air quality, we are monitoring the Air Quality Forecast frequently. School Administrators are reviewing this information and making decisions at each school with the safety and well-being of staff and students as their main goal. We have not mandated any restriction on outdoor activity at this time but staff have been informed that if any student or parent has concerns about activity outside, we can and will offer an alternative activity as needed. If you would prefer your child be kept inside during school hours, please contact the school to notify them of this.
Shea Laws, BSN, RN, NCSN
The first day of school for the 2016-2017 school year will be Monday, August 22. It will be a half day of school for all Yancey County students.
Kindergarten Registration will be April 21. It will be a half day for students. Registration will start at 1:00 pm and last till 6:00 pm in Mrs. Shelly's Classroom.
No school March 15, because of elections. Spring Break will be the week of March 28th.
The 4th and 5th grade classes will be having a Poor Man's Dinner on Saturday March 5, from 12 pm to 3 pm. The dinner will consist of pinto bean, cornbread, slaw, fried potatoes, dessert, and a drink for $6 a plate. All proceeds will go toward helping our students go to the Outer Banks, and Raleigh in the spring.
After school movie will Friday March 4th. Horton Hears a Who, will be our feature film. $5 for pizza, popcorn and drink, movie is free!
Fourth and Fifth Grade will be having their Valentine's Day Dance on February 12th right after lunch.