Return to Learn

This school year, we are working diligently to ensure a safe return to classrooms. No matter what happens, we're committed to providing safe and engaging learning environments for our students.

As we Return to Learn in Buncombe County Schools, visit this page for the latest up-to-date school and safety information. Our county's primary source of health information can be found at the Buncombe Ready website.

Recent 'Return to Learn' Updates
(You may also view all of our recent updates.)
'Return to Learn' Update #7 (October 1, 2020) - Board Approves A/B Schedule for High Schoolers starting Oct. 19
'Return to Learn' Update #6 (September 11, 2020) - Board Approves Updated 'Return to Learn' Plan
'Return to Learn' Update #5 (August 14, 2020) - 2020-21 Return to Learn Checklist
'Return to Learn' Update #4 (July 28, 2020) - Details of Plan B Beyond

Remote Learning
We're committed to preparing students for their tomorrow.We're looking forward a successful 2020-21 school year! Our Remote Learning website will be updated with the latest device and login (username/password) information, as well as helpful how-to videos. For more information, visit

Need assistance? We're here to help! Here are our support options for August, 2020.

En español?
• Vea nuestros videos en español sobre instrucciones para el aprendizaje digital.
• Técnico- Habla Espanol: 828-255-5987, Lunes - Viernes, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Technology Help Desk
• Call 828-255-5987, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
• A Spanish-speaking technician is available each day from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Live Chat is available 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
If busy, email

'Return to Learn' and District Updates
All of our important back-to-school announcements, as well as our latest stories and safety information, can be found in our Top Stories news feed. (View the Top Stories menu to access all headlines to date.)
Together As One: A Marching Band Story

This election season, the T.C. Roberson High School marching band wants to promote unity and civic duty through music. …

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BCS Arts: Creativity, Confidence, and Character

Enka Intermediate School Music Teacher Richard Cagle loves to watch students grow in confidence and competence in the arts. …

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Ruth Henderson Award, Grants Announced

Representatives from Buncombe County Schools (BCS) and Buncombe County Schools Foundation (BCSF) joined family members to hon …

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Student Services: Supporting The Whole Child

The BCS Student Services Department, which manages school counselors, school social workers, school nurses, and other support …

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NC Countdown to College

This year, high school seniors will have twice as long to apply to dozens of North Carolina colleges without application fees …

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BCS Nutrition: Here For You

We asked our Nutrition staff what drives them to tirelessly serve children and families in all circumstances. …

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Virtual Academy Now Enrolling

Launched in 2019, BCSVA is the premier virtual academy in western North Carolina, a hub where students can access online cour …

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Collaboration Improves Remote, Hybrid Learning

Two BCS principals will be among the first to take part in a statewide leadership development program to strengthen remote an …

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Enka High Coach Wins 'Spirit of Sport' Award

Enka High School (EHS) Athletic Director and Men’s Basketball Coach Brian Carver has received statewide recognition for organ …

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2021 BCS Principal of the Year

Congratulations to W.D. Williams Elementary School Principal Caroline Lynch, the 2021 Buncombe County Schools (BCS) Principal …

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