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  • The Alexander County Board of Education members voted to allow elementary students to return to in-person instruction in phases beginning with PreK – 2nd-grade students returning Oct. 26 to a four-day per week in-person schedule. Wednesdays will continue to be a remote day for students and allow for deep cleaning in the schools. 

    ​The second phase will include third – 5th grades and will be determined by the board at the next school board meeting. The anticipated date to bring third – 5th-grade students back to school is Nov. 16.

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    Los miembros del Consejo Estudiantil del Condado de Alexander votaron para permitir que los estudiantes de primaria regresen a la instrucción en persona en fases que comienzan con los estudiantes de PreK- a segundo grado que regresan el 26 de octubre a un horario presencial de cuatro días por semana. Los miércoles seguirán siendo un día remoto para los estudiantes y permitirán una limpieza profunda en las escuelas.
    La segunda fase incluirá los grados tercero a quinto y será determinada en la próxima reunión del Consejo Estudiantil. La fecha prevista para traer de regreso a la escuela a los estudiantes de tercero a quinto grado es el 16 de noviembre.
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  • Below is important information regarding Alexander County Schools' response to Governor Cooper’s recent announcement regarding the ability to open schools under the Plan A option of in-person instruction for all PreK through 5th-grade students effective October 5. As promised, we have been thoughtful and intentional with our plans thus far and will continue to be as we draft these new plans.
    Elementary students will not return to school at full capacity on Monday (October 5). The governor's order stated that schools could start back on October 5 or when school districts are fully ready - we are not there yet. A staff survey was completed, and the results can be found on our district website and social media sites. The parent survey is currently being conducted and is available to complete through Monday, October 5, at 9 AM.

    Data will be analyzed and shared next week. Dr. Hefner and health department officials will meet to discuss the data and COVID-19 metrics within the county as they prepare a recommendation for the board of education which will be presented at the meeting on Tuesday, October 13. The earliest anticipated possible start date for elementary students at full capacity would be October 19. We encourage you to tune in to the board of education meeting on our YouTube channel. A link will be posted on our district website and social media after 3 PM on October 13. The school board meeting begins at 6 PM.

    Thank you for your continued support and patience, as this decision is made. As always, our students' and staff's safety and well-being will be at the forefront of this decision.

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  • Board approves changes to 2020-2021 calendar

    On Tuesday, Jan. 12, the Alexander County Board of Education approved the following changes to the 2020-2021 School Calendar. The following remote instruction days have been changed. The remote instruction day scheduled for Jan. 29, 2021, has been moved to Jan. 27, 2021. The remote instruction day scheduled for Feb. 19, 2021, has been moved to Feb. 17, 2021. The remote instruction day scheduled for March 11, 2021, has been moved to March 10, 2021. March 30, 2021, previously scheduled as an in-person instruction day for A day students will now be an in-person instruction day for B day students. The updated 2020-2021 Academic Calendar is located under the Community tab - Academic Calendar. https://www.alexander.k12.nc.us/calendar

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  • Barnes and Feimster are essay winners

    Addison Barnes and Caleb Feimster were recognized as winners of the Americanism Essay Contest. Each year the Alexander Chapter of the NC Federation of Republican Women hosts the contest open to all 4th- grade students. This year's prompt was Who was Romulus Zachariah Linney, and what [were] his contributions to Alexander County?" Shari Wetherspoon, past president of the club, presented the awards. Addison, a student in Mrs. Natalie Millsaps' class at Sugar Loaf, won first place. She is the daughter of Derrick and Kisha Barnes. Caleb, a student in Mr. Jordan Hefner's class at Stony Point Elementary, won second place. He is the son of Josh and Crystal Feimster.

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  • Hamby recognized for artwork

    Lillian Hamby was recognized for her artwork used for the district holiday card. Hamby was the 3rd – 5th-grade winner. She was presented a framed copy of her artwork, 30 cards to share with family and friends, and a $25 gift card. The artwork was featured in the Taylorsville Times, on the district's website, and through social media. Lillian was unable to attend the December recognition. Hamby, a 4th-grade student at Sugar Loaf Elementary School, is the daughter of Ricky and Monica Hamby.

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  • School board appreciation month

    The North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) sponsors the school board members' annual recognition during January each year. Alexander County Schools is proud to join with other districts throughout the state to recognize the significant contributions school board members make to their communities. "We benefit every day from the dedicated energies and countless hours devoted by a group of more than 700 men and women across the state. These people unselfishly contribute their time and talents toward the advancement of public education," stated Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Hefner. "Even though we are making a special effort during January to show appreciation to our school board members, we recognize their contributions reflect a year-round commitment on their part. They are dedicated individuals who are committed to the continued success of our public schools and students," continued Dr. Hefner. The individuals serving Alexander County Schools are Chairman Harry Schrum, Vice-chairman David Odom, Scott A. Bowman, Matt Cooksey, Marty R. Loudermilt, Brigette W. Rhyne, and Ramie L. Robinson.

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  • Watch the School Board Meeting on our YouTube Channel at 6:00 PM

    Click the headline to view the school board meeting tonight at 6:00 PM or to watch previous meetings.

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  • Message from the Superintendent

    Alexander County Schools is committed to educating and empowering every student to become a responsible and productive citizen. We believe it is our responsibility to provide a safe and healthy environment for students to learn. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our community and our school system; however, it has not changed our commitment to our students. Through the end of the 2019-2020 school year, we provided opportunities for students to continue learning remotely and have access to nutritious meals while doing our part to limit the spread of COVID-19.  

    We are in the planning phase of our Return to Learn for the 2020-2021 school year. This new, temporary website will serve as our primary location for the most up-to-date information about re-opening schools.  Please continue to check our district site for on-going information, directories, and other useful information.

    Let’s get ready to Return to Learn!