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A Holiday Message from Our Superintendent
A Holiday Message from Our Superintendent
Posted on 12/21/2020
A special message from Buncombe County Schools Supt. Dr. Tony Baldwin.

BCS Communications

Please take a moment to watch this special holiday message for our Buncombe County Schools community from Superintendent Dr. Tony Baldwin.

“I want to offer a heart-felt thank you,” Baldwin said.

If you have not done so already, please read our 'Return to Learn' Update #9, regarding the Board of Education's recent decision for a return to learning in January, 2021.

Have a safe and restful holiday season!

Full Transcript:
Seasons greetings from the Buncombe County Schools family! This is Dr. Tony Baldwin.

As you transition to a well-earned winter break, I want to offer a heart-felt thank you. It has been a year like no other, and believe it or not, we’ve now completed two semesters while carefully navigating this COVID-19 emergency. It has been a challenging time for our whole community. But, it has been the patience and incredible effort of so many of our students, teachers, families, staff, and friends in the health and medical fields, that have gotten us this far. You have made our community stronger and kept our schools safe for learning. Thank you.

Among the many memorable efforts we’ve witnessed this year, our Nutrition team recently delivered the 2 millionth handmade meal since March. We named our new BCS Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year. And every day, our classroom teachers and assistants worked tirelessly to meet the needs of both in-person and remote students. Our maintenance and transportation staff have kept our school campuses and vehicles clean and disinfected. From our front office staff to our central office employees, thanks to everyone who has remained focused on student wellness and success.

I want to remind our whole community to be safe and look out for one another this holiday season. I invite you to join me in practicing the Three Ws, that is, Wear a mask, Wait at least six feet apart, and Wash your hands frequently. Remembering those simple habits now will go a long way in protecting our neighbors and schools as we return from the break.

Have a safe and restful holiday season! We look forward to seeing you in the new year.



Buncombe County Schools is in the process of reviewing its website to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Buncombe County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and federal regulations to not discriminate in such a manner. This requirement extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its implementing federal regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator and/or the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. The Title IX Coordinator's contact information is: Shanon Martin, shanon.martin@bcsemail.org, 828-255-5918, 175 Bingham Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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