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  • Summer Reading Camp Parent Information

    Dates: June 17-28 and July 8-19

    Location: Newland Elementary School (NES)

    Time: 8:00-12:00

    **Students can be dropped off at NES at 7:30

    **Students will be eating lunch at NES from 12-12:30

    At 12:30 students who are participating in the YMCA camp or 4H camp will be taken to their correct locations

    Students riding the bus home in the afternoon will load the bus at NES at 3:30

    If your child is NOT participating in the YMCA camp or 4H camp you will need to pick them up at NES by 12:30 each day


    The YMCA camp during June and July will be held at NES - campers who are riding the bus will depart from NES at 3:30.  Parents picking up their child from the YMCA camp will need to pick up their child at NES by 5:30.

    Phone Number to YMCA: 828-737-5500

    Phone Number to Newland Elementary School: 828-733-4911

    Phone Number to 4-H: 828-733-8270

  • Bus routes for Avery County Schools 2019 Summer Reading Camp.  Please click here for the bus routes for the Summer 2019 Summer Reading Camp program that will operate at Newland Elementary School on Monday through Friday during the weeks of June 17, June 24, July 8, and July 15.  The afternoon bus route will run each day leaving from Newland Elementary School at 3:30pm.

  • Kindergarten registration will begin at the end of April. View our Kindergarten Registration page for more information, including the 2019 parent letter which has all the dates for registration at each school.

  • Pre-K registration will be taking place this April. Click here to view the flyer for more information.

  • Be sure to read the new Welcome Letter from The Superintendent


Superintendent's Letter to Parents

2018-2019 School Year

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and your family.  It is an honor and a privilege to serve the young people of Avery County.  We are committed to providing students and families the best educational experience possible.  You and your family are very important to our school district, and we encourage you to be an advocate for education and the Avery County Schools.  

I hope you take an active role in your child’s education by visiting their school and by taking part in the many opportunities you have to serve, such as becoming a volunteer or joining the PTA.  Please know you are always welcome in our schools.

If you have questions or concerns regarding your child or their education, please feel free to contact my office at 828-733-6006 or via email at bryantaylor@averyschools.net.  Our central office staff and I are always available to assist you.

Thank you again for allowing the Avery County Schools to serve you and your family.  


Bryan W. Taylor, Ed.D.