Welcome back ACS students

ASHE COUNTY — Ashe County Schools officially kicked off the 2015-16 school year on Monday, Aug. 17 with students and teachers returning to the classroom.

The 2015-16 school year will continue through May 30.

2015-16 School Calendar

Aug. 17, First Day of School

Sept. 7, Labor Day Holiday

Sept. 28, Required Teacher Workday

Oct. 26, Required Teacher Workday

Nov. 11, Veteran’s Day Holiday

Nov. 26- 27, Thanksgiving Holidays

Dec. 8, Early Dismissal

Dec. 23-25 Christmas Holidays

Dec. 21- 22, 28-31, Annual Leave

Jan. 1, New Year’s Holiday

Jan. 4, Required Teacher Workday

Jan 18, Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Feb. 12, Optional Teacher Workday

March 14, Required Teacher Workday

March 25, Good Friday Holiday

April 4, Memorial Day Holiday

April 5-8, Annual Leave

May 30, Early Dismissal-Last day of school

May 31, Required Teacher Workday

June 1-3, 6, Optional Teacher Workdays

Grading period ends for all schools at Christmas.

Driver’s Education classes

Ashe County Schools will begin driver’s education class sign ups on Aug. 24. The first driver’s education class will take place after school beginning on Sept. 22 from 3:40 p.m. to 6:40 p.m.. An additional class will be offered Saturday mornings beginning Oct. 24 and will last from 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m..

Students who will be 14 and a half-years-old by Sept. 22 may sign up by calling 1-828-465-9800. The class will be offered with no charge to parents.

Hannah Myers can be reached at 336-846-7164 or on Twitter @cmedia_hmyers.

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