Principal's Message

  • Principal Stuart Greetings Aversboro Families!  It is with great excitement that I welcome you to our new school website.  Thank you for your patience as we have transitioned over to this new platform.  We will continue to enhance and update the website, so please make sure that you frequently visit this valuable source of information.  I would like to take this opportunity to share some information with you about what makes our school such a special place for our students and families.

    Aversboro Elementary School, nestled in the heart of Garner, is truly a remarkable school.  Filled with a community of learners, we proudly boast numerous opportunities that support teaching and learning.  Our close-knit staff works collaboratively to support the learning needs of all students in our school.  We follow a traditional calendar, which means that our students are in school from late August until early June, with summer break spanning most of June, all of July, and much of August.

    As a PBIS school, we take an active approach to teach and reinforce positive behavior.  Students have the opportunity to earn Hoot Bucks that can be redeemed at the Hoot Buck Store and to also gain admission to positive behavior celebrations held each quarter.  We observe “Super Blue Fridays” throughout the school year and demonstrate unity by wearing our Aversboro blue to say no to bullying in our school.  Our PBIS principles are based on the 3 R’s:

    • Respect – showing respect for everyone and everything
    • Responsible – being responsible for our actions, words, and choices
    • Ready – to be the best that we can be

    Our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) focus allows us to incorporate the engineering design process into the instructional delivery in all of our classrooms throughout the school.  This focus engages students in active learning and provides students with relevant, real world connections to the curriculum.  We currently offer a Lego elective in grades kindergarten, first, and third.  Additionally, we participate in the STEM collaborative network and frequently seek opportunities to expand our focus.

    Aversboro’s active and supportive PTA provides cultural arts events for our students throughout the school year.  Fundraising efforts coordinated by parents support all of our students all year long. 

    Aversboro is an extraordinary school filled with eager and vibrant students and staff! I hope that you feel the warm, special environment of our school every time you enter the doors of Aversboro. 


    “Owl”ways yours,

         Tiffany Stuart, Principal



  •  12.3.2020

    Subject: Case of COVID-19

    Aversboro Elementary families and employees,

    We have been notified that an individual associated with our school has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual was last on our campus November 24, 2020.

    We are working closely with the Wake County Public Health Division and the individual  to identify and notify anyone who may have been in close contact with the individual to provide them further instructions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines close contact as being “within 6 feet of an infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more.” 

    There is nothing for you to do unless you are contacted by your local health department. If you are contacted by your local health department, please respond immediately and follow their instructions.

    If you are worried you may have been exposed and are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you can be tested at one of the free testing locations throughout Wake County. You may also consult with your healthcare provider or call the Wake County COVID Hotline at 919-856-7044. 

    Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever or chills, a new cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or a new loss of taste or smell.

    Following guidelines from the NC Department of Health and Human Services and WCPSS, the person with COVID-19 will not return to a WCPSS facility until they have met the requirements outlined on the Returning To School After Diagnosis, Exposure, or Illness website.

    Privacy Laws

    While we understand the concerns of families and employees, the school system is prohibited by state and federal law from disclosing the health information of students or employees. Each individual’s health information is a private matter. No one should publicly declare another employee or student as sick. In the event others need to be notified of a suspected or positive case of COVID-19, local health officials will notify them and provide them further instructions. Do not notify colleagues, students or families of positive cases. To protect individual privacy, notifications will not identify anyone by name or contain information that could be used to identify them.

    School Cleaning

    We will have areas that may have been exposed to the virus thoroughly cleaned in accordance with NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) and Wake County Public Health guidelines, using an EPA approved disinfectant for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

    Precautions to prevent the spread of germs

    To help prevent the spread of germs, the CDC, NCDHHS, and Wake County Public Health Division emphasize the importance of complying with the 3 Ws

    • Wear a cloth mask over your nose and mouth.
    • Wait apart, in order to create as much distance as possible. Avoid close contact.
    • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.

    Emotional support

    Students feeling anxious about this situation should reach out to their school counselor or principal for support. 

    Employees feeling anxious about this situation can visit the Employee Assistance Program site on WakeConnect for additional resources and support.

    Additional Information about COVID-19

    For more information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please visit these websites:

    Thank you for your continued support and cooperation. 

    Subject:Caso del COVID-19

    Estimadas Familias y Personal de Aversboro Elementary:

    Hemos sido notificados que una persona asociada con nuestra escuela ha tenido resultado positivo del COVID-19. Esta persona estuvo en nuestro recinto escolar por última vez el 24 de noviembre. 

    Estamos trabajando en estrecha colaboración con la División de Salud Pública del Condado Wake y con el individuo para identificar y notificar a cualquier persona que pudo haber estado en estrecho contacto con el individuo para proporcionarle más instrucciones. Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) definen el contacto cercano como estar a una distancia de 6 pies de una persona infectada por un total de 15 minutos o más.   

     Usted no tiene que hacer nada a menos que su departamento de salud local se comunique con usted. Si su departamento de salud local se comunica con usted, responda inmediatamente y siga las instrucciones que le den.

     Si a usted le preocupa haber estado expuesto y está experimentando síntomas del COVID-19, puede hacerse la prueba en uno de los lugares de prueba gratuitos en todo el condado Wake. Además, usted puede consultar con su proveedor de atención médica o llamar a la línea telefónica COVID Hotline del Condado Wake al 919-856-7044.

     Los síntomas del COVID-19 incluyen fiebre o escalofríos, una nueva tos, falta de aire o dificultad para respirar, o una nueva pérdida del gusto o del olfato.

     De conformidad con las pautas del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de Carolina del Norte y WCPSS, la persona con COVID-19 no regresará a ninguna instalación de WCPSS hasta que haya cumplido con los requisitos descritos en el sitio web Regreso a la escuela después de un diagnóstico, exposición o enfermedad.

    Leyes de privacidad

    Si bien entendemos las preocupaciones de las familias y los empleados, la ley estatal y federal prohíbe al sistema escolar divulgar la información médica de los estudiantes o empleados. La información médica de cada individuo es un asunto privado. Nadie debe declarar públicamente enfermo a otro empleado o estudiante. En caso de que otras personas necesiten ser notificadas de un caso sospechoso o positivo del COVID-19, los funcionarios de salud locales les notificarán y les darán más instrucciones. Por lo tanto, no notifique a colegas, estudiantes o familias de casos positivos. Para proteger la privacidad individual, las notificaciones no identificarán a nadie por su nombre ni contendrán información que pueda usarse para identificarlos.

    Servicio de limpieza en la escuela

    Limpiaremos a fondo las áreas que pueden haber estado expuestas al virus, de acuerdo con las directrices del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos (NCDHHS) de NC y las directrices de Salud Pública del Condado Wake, con un desinfectante aprobado por EPA para el SARS-CoV-2, el virus que causa el COVID-19.

    Precauciones para prevenir la propagación de gérmenes

    Para ayudar a prevenir la propagación de gérmenes, los centros CDC, NCDHHS y la División de Salud Pública del Condado Wake enfatizan la importancia de cumplir con las 3 W

    • Ponerse (Wear) un protector facial de tela sobre su nariz y boca.
    • Mantener (Wait) la distancia con el fin de crear el mayor espacio posible. Evite el contacto cercano.
    • Lavarse (Wash) las manos o usar desinfectante para manos.

    Apoyo emocional

    Los estudiantes que se sientan ansiosos por esta situación deben comunicarse con su consejero escolar o director de la escuela para obtener apoyo. 

    Los empleados que se sientan ansiosos por esta situación pueden visitar el sitio del  Programa de asistencia para empleados en WakeConnect para obtener recursos y apoyos adicionales.

    Información adicional sobre el COVID-19

    Para obtener más información sobre el COVID-19 (Coronavirus), visite los siguientes sitios web:

    Gracias por su continuo apoyo y cooperación.