Weather & Safety Information
Your options for BCS communications.

Stay informed: Your BCS Notification Options
With the BCS mobile app, notifications are only a click away.We're committed to bringing our community members the information they need, when they need it! In the event that school must be delayed or closed due to severe weather or an emergency situation, we rely on multiple outlets to give our families options. See below for the most current ways to stay informed.

Closing & Delay Information
Adverse weather conditions or other emergencies may require that schools be closed, delayed, or dismissed early. If announcements are not made via the channels below, buses will run routes on a regular schedule and schools will open at their normal times. Due to isolated inclement weather situations, BCS may also modify the schedule of schools according to their assigned district (Enka, Erwin, North Buncombe, Owen, Reynolds, or Roberson). (Learn more about the winter weather decision-making process.) 

1-Hour Delay: School buses will pick up students one hour later than usual.
2- Hour Delay: School opening/bus routes will be delayed for two hours.
1-Hour Early Dismissal: All bus routes operate one hour earlier than the normal time.
2- Hour Early Dismissal: All bus routes operate two hours earlier than the normal time.

Our mobile app is the best way to receive emergency and weather-related notifications about your school. On your iOS or Android device, simply download our official Buncombe County Schools app, enabling "push notifications." There is no login or password to remember and you can subscribe to each of your schools. These push notifications are only used for emergency and weather-related information.

To find or verify a school weather/safety decision, visit our district website at and look for the alert window to appear at the top of the page. (When minimized, an alert button is shown in the lower right.)

Like/Follow @BuncombeSchools on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

For the latest weather information, call our Weather Hotline at 828-255-5939 (English) or 828-255-5948 (Spanish).

Stay tuned to local news, newspapers, and radio broadcasts for BCS weather and safety information. The following media outlets have expressed their commitment to keeping school families informed:

WLOS-TV (ABC 13) -
Asheville Citizen-Times -
• News Radio 570 AM (WWNC) -
• 1310 AM / 9710 AM, WISE Sports Radio (WISE-AM) -
ESPN Asheville 880 AM / 92.9 FM (WPEK) -
• MIX 96.5 FM (WOXL-FM) -
• Pure Oldies 97.3 FM (WOXL-HD3) -
97.7 FM The Brew (WKSF-HD2) -
• 98.1 FM, The River (WOXL-HD2) -
• 99.9 FM Kiss Country (WKSF) -
• Alt 101.1FM (WQNQ) -
• Star 104.3 FM (WQNQ) -
• Rock 105.1 FM (WQNS) -
• 105.9 FM, The Mountain (WTMT-FM) -

Do you represent a local news/broadcast entity? We'd like to know that you are committed to helping us keep the public informed. Please email and let us know your intentions. 


Under some circumstances, we may need to send you emails or recorded calls. This is based on the contact information you have provided to your schools. To ensure delivery of such messages, please keep your contact information up-to-date in the Parent Portal, or call your school for assistance. Custom Notifications may be set up from within the PowerSchool Parent Portal.
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