Return To Learn

Return To Learn
Posted on 12/21/2020
Remote Learning

Return To Learn
update to begin January 5th 

January 5th – 15th will be remote learning for all students in Buncombe County.  Also, all BCS bell schedules are regular school times.  NDA school hours are 8:25am-2:25pm.

Please see below our schedule which will begin on January 5
th.  Teachers will deliver instruction via Zoom for the first 30-40 minutes.  The remainder of time will be used for students to complete their assignments and receive instructional support from their teacher.  Students will remain online and present in the Zoom for the entire class period. A 30-minute SMART period is embedded in our schedule to allow students time to: study, complete homework, access teacher(s) via email, participate in meetings, etc.  The day consists of 70-minute periods, a 25-minute lunch, and a 30-minute SMART period.  Wednesday will continue to be an asynchronous learning day.

NDA Bell Schedule beginning January 5th

1st Period 8:25-9:35

2nd Period 9:40-10:50

3rd Period and Lunch 10:55-12:40

SMART Period (in 3rd Block) 12:40-1:10

4th Period 1:15-2:25


Teachers will communicate with families on January 4th, which is now a designated teacher workday, regarding their specific courses via email.  You can also find general information on teacher webpages.


Prior RTL information

October 19th will begin in-person learning on an AA/BB day rotation. 

Wednesdays will remain as asynchronous learning for all students. 

Students who are Remote- only will continue learning remotely for the remainder of the semester.

Teachers will continue to use Zooms to deliver instruction the first 30-minutes of each period for all students.

Bell Schedule beginning 10/19:

Students may arrive no earlier than 7:45am.
8:25-9:30 1st Period

9:35-10:40 2nd Period

10:45-12:15 3rd Period w. lunch

12:20-1:25 4th Period
Dismissal will begin at 1:20pm for bus riders and car riders/drivers will follow.

In-person learning will follow an AA/BB day schedule:
Monday and Tuesday (A Group; last names A-K)
Thursday and Friday (B Group; last names L-Z)
Wednesdays will be asynchronous learning for all students. Below is our schedule for virtual tutoring by subject area:

7:30am-9am Teacher Planning

9am-10am Social Studies 

10am-11am Math

11am-12pm PLTW/PE

12pm-1pm English

1pm-2pm Science

2pm-3:30pm Teacher Office Hours
Clubs will also be embedded in our Wednesday schedule to meet virtually. More information to come!

The attendance policy will be adhered to by all students; no more than 5 absences in a course to earn high school credit.  It is imperative that parents communicate with teachers regarding all absences.  To be counted present 'remotely' for the class both must be followed:

  • Student is present, with camera on and in view, for the duration of the synchronous learning class time via video conferencing software and
  • Student completes a work product (online or offline) for that class as directed by the teacher.

Please stay in contact with teacher if extenuating circumstances prevent student from being present for Zoom session.  Teachers may request administrative approval for those rare extenuating circumstances to accommodate an alternate assignment.

Plan B- beyond

Remote for All Schedule
August 31st - October 15th

Students will follow the synchronous (real time) schedule below on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Wednesdays are designated as asynchronous learning:

7:30am-9am Teacher Planning and PLC’s

9-9:55am- 1st Period

10-10:55am- 2nd Period

11-11:55am-  SMART Lunch

12-12:55pm- 3rd Period

1pm-1:55pm- 4th Period

2pm-3:30pm Teacher Office Hours

All students will log-in for a 30 minute Zoom session with their class each day following the schedule above.  Teachers will prepare and deliver engaging standards-based lessons that allow for students to interact with their peers and develop a sense of community online with their classmates.  Students will then be given time to work independently or collaboratively with access to their teacher as needed for the remainder of the class period.  Our synchronous learning will model face-to-face learning to the greatest extent possible. 

Teachers will also have office hours scheduled from 2-3:30pm to work with students for personalized learning and an additional 30 minutes during a SMART lunch period. 

A-B Tech courses will be asynchronous.  Students will ‘check-in’ with their Success Lab teacher during the scheduled period and work on their course. 


We encourage you to visit this BCS Remote Learning webpage for helpful information to assist in your child’s remote learning experience which includes meal sites and technology help:


Technology/Remote Learning 

Please visit to find important information and resources to support your child’s remote instruction. If you have any questions or concerns about your school-issued device or educational platforms your child is using, please reach out to the Technology Help Desk. 

School Nutrition

Meals at no cost will be provided through December 31st. Free/Reduced Meal Application can be accessed via THIS LINK. You can also get a paper copy from your school or the School Nutrition Department. After December 31st, please consider adding money to your student’s meal pre-payment plan to ensure a faster meal pickup. Students may purchase meals and ala carte items.

Curbside pickup will run from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Students may pick up lunch for that day and a breakfast for the following morning. Curbside pick up locations are linked HERE. Check out our Meal Service FAQ linked HERE.