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Per an order from NC Governor Roy Cooper, Schools are closed until March 30; Cooper signed a mandate limiting the gathering of public events to under 100. Many events have been postponed or cancelled, please CLICK HERE for a full list of information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak 


April 24 – Banner Elk Elementary
April 27 – Crossnore Elementary
May 1 – Freedom Trail Elementary
May 4 – Newland Elementary
May 8 – Riverside Elementary

Registration will begin at 8:30 am. If you have any questions regarding kindergarten registration contact the school that your child will be attending.

**April 2020**

April 25, 2020 – 8 am to 11 am – Multifamily Yard Sale at Crossnore Elementary, Table rentals $20 each, contact Candice Buchanan at 828-737-7204, ext. 7504; Yard Sale will take place in CES Cafeteria.

General Announcements and Programs:

Be A Mentor – You never know the impact that you could make in the life of a child; If you are interested in volunteering to be a mentor to a local child please contact the Western Youth Network at (828) 264-5174 or email Angela McMann at or download a volunteer application by clicking here: Western Youth Network Application

The SCOTTIE Mobile Pre-K (click for information) is out and about and if you have a child who would be eligible for the classes but are unable to attend Pre-K, this is a service of the Avery Public School System and Smart Start.  There are many locations throughout the county for folks to attend.  For more information or a full list of the SCOTTIE schedule, contact the Board of Education at 733-6006



Avery County Schools
Avery County High School
Avery County Middle School
Cranberry Middle School
Newland Elementary
Riverside Elementary
Freedom Trail Elementary
Banner Elk Elementary
Crossnore Elementary

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