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.