COVID-19 Response
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response

The safety of our students and staff is our highest priority.
As we work together to navigate this unprecedented time in our community and world, know that our schools continue to monitor the coronavirus situation while proactively cooperating with Buncombe County Health and Human Services, the North Carolina Division of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Here you'll find the latest district updates, parent resources, meal information, how to help (or find assistance) through donations and volunteering, and more to stay informed about our response to coronavirus in Buncombe County Schools. Our county's primary source of health information can be found at the Buncombe Ready website.

Virtual Days
We're committed to preparing students for their tomorrow.Virtual Days started on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Our school campuses may be temporarily closed, but Buncombe County Schools' Virtual Days allow learning to continue! Our teachers diligently prepared lessons that help students remain connected to our curriculum and their classmates virtually. Visit VirtualDays.BuncombeSchools.org for more information.

Don't have internet at home?
Parents of children who currently do not have Internet access at home may request a Homework Hotspot for connecting their child's BCS 1:1 device to the Internet.

Starting March 16, 2020, Charter Spectrum is offering non-Charter Spectrum Internet customers with K-12/College students in the household 60 days of free broadband service. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395, or learn more here. (Installation fees will be waived for new student households.) You may also view this list of affordable internet options posted by our Technology team.

Need assistance?
Our technology Help Desk is currently open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. on weekdays. (A Spanish-speaking technician is available each day from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.) Learn more about contacting our Help Desk.

District Coronavirus Updates
As we closely monitor the coronavirus situation, we're committed to bringing you the latest information that impacts our students, teachers, and schools. Our Top Stories news feed will contain our most recent Health Advisories and announcements.
               
Update #14. BCS Virtual Days Grading Procedures

BCS Virtual Days Grading Procedures from March 16 - May 15, 2020 …

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Dedicated Staff Deliver Meals to Families

Ms. Roberson is one of hundreds of Child Nutrition and BCS Transportation staff who have delivered more than 115,000 meals to …

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#BCSstrong: A Message from Supt. Baldwin

Dr. Tony Baldwin speaks from our Family Resource Center, where many are working daily to meet the many needs in our community …

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The Meals on the Bus Go 'Round and 'Round

Daily meals are safely delivered across Buncombe County thanks to the tireless work of Transportation mechanics and staff. …

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Update #13. Special Announcement

Buncombe County Government has issued a ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe' declaration beginning Thursday, 3/26 at 8 p.m …

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SROs Show Up for Students

SROs like Deputy Stroupe have packed lunches at BCS schools, coordinated traffic for buses, and joined Child Nutrition and su …

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Meals that Matter: Nutrition Efforts Continue Countywide

With schools closed for students through 5/15, meal service continues to be a vital part of BCS’ response efforts. …

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Virtual Days Keep BCS Connected

It’s been almost a week since Virtual Days online classes started, and BCS families are building new routines and schedules a …

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Update #12: Special Announcement

Please read this important announcement for families and staff. …

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The BCS Week in Review: March 23, 2020 (Special Edition)

As an educational community, we aim to rise to the occasion in this dynamic and changing environment. …

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Prevention Resources

Because there is currently no vaccine for COVID-19, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) says the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed. These helpful resources highlight important practices in prevention, information about symptoms and treatment, what to do if you're sick, and more. (Estos recursos también están disponibles en Español.)

As a reminder, the CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

PREVENTING ILLNESS
COVID-19 SYMPTOMS
WHAT TO DO IF YOU'RE SICK
HOW COVID-19 SPREADS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Clean hands save lives. This video from the CDC highlights the importance of effective hand washing in preventing illness, and answers key questions about washing with hand sanitizer. (This presentation is visual only and has no sound.) You may learn more about hand washing on the CDC website.

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