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Masks Required Starting August 30, 2021
Masks Required Starting August 30, 2021
08/27/2021
Reflecting their concern to keep schools open and minimize mandatory quarantines or school closings, the Board approved a motion to require masks for all students, staff, and visitors in school buildings effective Monday, August 30, 2021.
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Two-Hour Delay - Thursday, August 19, 2021
Two-Hour Delay - Thursday, August 19, 2021
08/18/2021
Transylvania County Schools will be on a two-hour delay on Thursday, August 19. ​ We are still cleaning up from extensive damage in some parts of Transylvania County, and floodwaters are still high in the lower end of the county. Some roads have been compromised or are covered with mud or gravel. Daylight will allow our buses and families to see deteriorated locations more easily for safe maneuvering.
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Masks Optional - August 16 Board Update
Masks Optional - August 16 Board Update
08/17/2021
At their August 16, 2021 meeting the Transylvania County Board of Education voted to reaffirm their decision of August 2, 2021 for masks to be optional for students, staff, and visitors to Transylvania County Schools. The issue is on the agenda for their next regular meeting on September 20, 2021.
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Schools Closed Wed, Aug 18 - Optional Teacher Workday
Schools Closed Wed, Aug 18 - Optional Teacher Workday
08/17/2021
After an unprecedented amount of rainfall over the past three days, we have witnessed extensive flooding and destruction, power outages, and uncertainty about recovery time from this damage. Schools will be closed on Wednesday, and teachers may come to school for an optional workday.
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Transylvania County Schools Two-Hour Delay Tuesday, August 17, 2021
TWO-HOUR DELAY — Tuesday, August 17, 2021
08/16/2021
With the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred traveling towards our area, all Transylvania County Schools will be on a Two-Hour Delay for Tuesday, August 17, 2021.
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Masks Required August 16, 2021 - Transylvania County Schools
Superintendent Message - Masks Required August 16, 2021
08/15/2021
The following is a message from Superintendent Dr. Jeff McDaris, Transylvania County Schools—Good evening: The Transylvania County Health Department and our school nurses have notified me of multiple positive cases and potential cases of COVID-19 among faculty members and students over the last 72 hours. As a result, as Superintendent, I am requiring that all staff and students wear face coverings inside all Transylvania County School buildings for the first day of school tomorrow, August 16, 2021.
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Masks Optional August 9, 2021 - Board of Education Guidance
Board of Education Guidance - Masks Optional, August 9, 2021
08/02/2021
At the August 2, 2021, meeting of the Transylvania County Board of Education, the Board approved the motion to make wearing facemasks optional and will review the policy at the board meeting on September 20, 2021. This decision allows Dr. McDaris to continue making necessary changes through the school year in consultation with local health officials.
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Free Community College Tuition - Longleaf Commitment Grant
Free Community College Tuition - Longleaf Commitment Grant
06/04/2021
Governor Cooper announced the launch of the Longleaf Commitment program, a $31.5 million investment to guarantee that graduating high school seniors from low- and middle-income families receive at least $2,800 in federal and state grants to cover tuition and most fees at any of the state’s 58 community colleges.
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Free Meals This Summer - Drive-Thru Thursdays
Free Meals This Summer - Drive-Thru Thursdays
06/03/2021
Starting next week on June 10th, Transylvania County Schools will once again offer meal bundles at our new "Drive-Through Thursdays" all summer long. Every Thursday from 10am to 2pm at our usual cafeteria locations, you can drive-through for a seven-day meal bundle and a hot meal for every child in your household. Each bundle has frozen fruit cups, gallons of chocolate milk, breakfast and lunch favorites, and a different treat every week.
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COVID Vaccine Clinic for Students 12 & up on June 1, Rogow Room
COVID Vaccine Clinic for Students 12 & up on June 1, Rogow Room
05/23/2021
Transylvania County School Nurses will be offering a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for students age 12-18 on Tuesday, June 1st from 9:00am to 2:00pm at the Transylvania County Library Rogow Room. Schedule an appointment at the link included here or call 828-884-4007. If you have a conflict with this date please call 828-884-4007 to discuss an alternate date.
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Message from School Nurses - COVID Vaccine for Middle & High School Students
Message from School Nurses - COVID Vaccine for Middle & High School Students
05/16/2021
This week the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was approved for children ages 12 and above. We are attempting to determine the interest level among parents for this age range. Please take a moment to answer this 5-question survey so we can best serve the students in Transylvania County Schools.
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Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremonies - REVISED
Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremonies — REVISED
04/26/2021
Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremonies | Congratulations to the graduating seniors in the Class of 2021! See the schedule and rain date information for live, in-person ceremonies and live streaming for those who will view remotely.
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COVID-19 Protocols Updated, April 2021
COVID-19 Protocols Updated, April 2021
04/22/2021
In light of recent updates to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), Transylvania Public Health has updated their COVID-19 protocols for determining close contacts and quarantine procedures. A new graphic is presented here, with links to those updated documents from public health authorities.
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Say Something SS-ARS Launching in Transylvania County Schools
"Say Something" Anonymous Reporting System Now Launching In Transylvania County Schools
10/25/2020
Transylvania County Schools is officially launching the “Say Something” Anonymous Reporting System (SS-ARS) for students, which most North Carolina public school districts will be adopting this year to meet the reporting guidelines and standards developed by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction and the Center for Safer Schools. Say Something is a youth violence prevention program from the national nonprofit organization Sandy Hook Promise (SHP), which has funding to provide the program and training at no cost to the district. The SS-ARS allows youth and adults to securely submit anonymous safety concerns – anytime, from anywhere – to help identify and intervene upon at-risk individuals before they hurt themselves or others. The system enables school administrators and law enforcement to create effective interventions and to help prevent violence, suicide, bullying, self-harm and other forms of threatening behavior.
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Transylvania County Schools COVID-19 Notification Protocol
COVID-19 Notification Protocol
10/19/2020
Congratulations on reaching the end of the first nine weeks! Looking ahead, remember that our elementary schools move to Plan A starting October 21. To help make this transition as smooth as possible, we are sending out the COVID-19 Notification Protocol being used by Transylvania County Schools, our school nurses, and Transylvania Public Health.
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At their business meeting on October 5th, the Transylvania County Board of Education voted to return elementary schools to ‘Plan A’ for staff and students on October 21, with the start of the second nine weeks. ‘Plan A’ in Transylvania County Schools includes four days of classroom instruction and one remote learning day each week, under guidelines announced by Governor Roy Cooper.
Elementary Schools Begin ‘Plan A’ October 21
10/08/2020
At their business meeting on October 5th, the Transylvania County Board of Education voted to return elementary schools to ‘Plan A’ for staff and students on October 21, with the start of the second nine weeks. ‘Plan A’ in Transylvania County Schools includes four days of classroom instruction and one remote learning day each week, under guidelines announced by Governor Roy Cooper.
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Rosman Tiger Cheerleaders New Winter Uniforms, Tiger Impact Group Mentoring Program Lake Toxaway Charities
Rosman Tiger Cheerleaders—New Year, New Look
10/01/2020
When Rosman High School Tiger cheerleaders suit up again in spring 2021, they will have a new look all around. They will sport brand new winter uniforms, but they will also take their first steps into a mentoring program announced by Rosman cheerleading coach Shannon Vaughan-Patton and members of the Tiger Impact Group on Thursday, October 1.
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School Re-Opening Guidance — Lighting Our Way Forward
School Re-Opening Guidance — Strong Schools NC Toolkit
07/17/2020
In the days following Governor Cooper's announcement about re-opening schools in North Carolina, we have received many questions about how schools will ensure the health and safety of students and teachers. We hope that seeing the health and safety requirements directly from DHHS might help inform our community of all the health and safety procedures schools will be taking across our state, and here in Transylvania County Schools.
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Schools Re-Opening 2020
Schools Re-Opening 2020
07/14/2020
Today, Governor Cooper announced that all public schools in North Carolina will re-open this fall under Plan B, which is a combination of in-person and online learning for every student. The plan allows for flexibility for each district to choose more restrictive measures, as necessary. More details are included here, and finalized plans will be approved at the Board of Education meeting on Monday, July 20.
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Transylvania County Schools Graduation 2020
Graduation 2020 Photos and Videos
06/15/2020
The Class of 2020 has experienced a senior year like no other. With overwhelming participation, Transylvania County Schools seniors came out to celebrate "Virtual Graduations" with their fellow classmates and put a cap on this school year—literally. To view the graduation videos and photo albums, click on the links below.
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Transylvania County Board of Education 2019-2021
Board of Education Statement on Recent Events
06/15/2020
The Board of Education has released a statement on racism and social unrest: “Our country has been through difficult times in the last few weeks. The Transylvania County Board of Education and Transylvania County Schools believe that all North Carolina children shall have the opportunity to reach their full potential through equitable and meaningful public education. We affirm our belief in diversity, acceptance, and kindness, and further assert that racism is not tolerated in Transylvania County Schools.” Read on for more.
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Laura Smith, Rosman Middle School, Transylvania County Schools Teacher of the Year 2020-21
Teacher and Teacher Assistant of the Year Announced
06/10/2020
Congratulations to our district-level Teacherof the Year, Laura Smith, and Teacher Assistant of the Year, Carri Harris, and to all our top educators receiving "Of The Year" Awards for 2020-21! And thank you to First Citizens Bank our longtime sponsor of the TOY program in Transylvania County Schools.
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Lucy Murray Takes Observations for "Discover Transylvania 2020" with iNaturalist (iNaturalist.org)
TIME Science Invites Community To “Discover Transylvania 2020”
05/13/2020
TIME 101 students are looking to the community for help with their project this year. Through iNaturalist the students have created a project where community submissions will be used as data. All photos or videos uploaded within Transylvania County between May 6 and May 22 will be added to the project's dataset. Though all species of wild animals, plants and fungi will be included, the students want to encourage participants to make observations of squirrels.
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Transylvania County Schools Graduation 2020 Information
Correction—Graduation 2020 Information
05/04/2020
On Friday evening a message was sent from Transylvania County Schools detailing a part of a graduation plan. Unfortunately, the message was not authorized by the administration and was sent in error. Early on in the Pandemic, multiple options have been discussed regarding this year's graduation ceremonies for our Transylvania County Schools seniors. From the outset, these options have been guided by rules from the Governor’s office regarding social distancing, massed gatherings, and organization of events. Guidance from the Governor's office and the Transylvania County Health Department guide, and will continue to guide, any and all decisions affecting gathering options. This includes high school graduations.
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Transylvania County Schools Updates
Reminders for Important Updates
04/29/2020
Families have received several updates recently—we want to remind you of key dates for meal program applications, and for recognition of important members of our school family: school lunch heroes on May 1, and our teachers the week of May 4-8.
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Thank You TCS Teachers, Staff, Administrators!
April 24, 2020—Learning Never Stops—Buildings May Close, We Stay Open
04/24/2020
On April 24, 2020, the governor and state education leaders announced that all K-12 schools in North Carolina will be closed to the end of the school year. We know there are many questions, and we will provide further updates as information becomes available. We want to hear the voice of students, staffers, families, and the community. Read for complete details.
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BHS Staff Plan Emergency Feeding, March 2020
Cafeteria Staff Play Critical Role Fighting Hunger
03/31/2020
Our schools’ “big play” moment arrived recently when Governor Roy Cooper ordered North Carolina public schools to close, in order to help slow the spread of coronavirus infection across our state. What began as a two-week closure was later extended through May 15. In this story, we celebrate the efforts of School Nutrition Services in Transylvania County Schools to refocus their enterprise and rewrite their playbook over a hectic three days, to meet an unprecedented need for the community’s children.
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Employee Rights—Coronavirus Response Act
Employee Rights—Coronavirus Response Act
03/30/2020
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or ACT) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020.
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Holocaust survivor Walter Ziffer embraces BMS students after addressing eighth grade, 2016
Holocaust Survivor Walter Ziffer to Address Audience of All Ages
01/11/2020
Holocaust survivor Walter Ziffer will address an intergenerational audience in Ingram Auditorium at Brevard College, this Thursday, January 16, from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. Thanks to Brevard Middle School with support from Brevard College and the Brevard Jewish Community, Dr. Ziffer’s address is free of charge and open to the public.
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New TCS Mobile App Serves Students, Parents, and Community
New Mobile App Serves Students, Parents, and Community
11/26/2019
The new mobile app for Android and Apple/iOS phones offers convenient access to everything parents and students need to find from Transylvania County Schools. Calendars, athletics, transportation, accounts, social media, news and more... great for community members as well.
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Brevard Elementary Students, Elementary Honors Chorus 2019
BES, PFE Students Join 2019 Elementary Honors Chorus
11/06/2019
Six students from Brevard Elementary and Pisgah Forest Elementary are among the 200-plus singers in the 2019 NC State Elementary Honors Chorus singing on November 9-10 in Winston-Salem. This prestigious ensemble will sing under guest clinician and composer, Dr. Andrea Ramsey.
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Transylvania County Voters Pass School Bond, 60% Vote Yes
11/07/2018
Transylvania County voters overwhelmingly approved the 2018 million bond for $68 million. Work continues to refine and implement plans for safer schools, stronger relationships, and suitable spaces designed for modern teaching and learning.
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RHS Inducts Seventh Class To Alumni Hall of Fame
11/02/2018
This year the students of RHS elected members and organized the induction of the 7th class in the Rosman High School Alumni Hall of Fame.
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TCS Schools Earn Solid Performance Grades
09/10/2018
School Performance Grades released by the NC Dept of Public Instruction show strong growth in Transylvania County Schools, and results far above expectations compared to peer counties. See details and a link to full DPI reports inside.
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