Welcome, Dr. Jackson! The BCS Community formally welcomed Dr. Rob Jackson as the new Superintendent. Staff, elected leaders, and community stakeholders attended the drop in last Tuesday, January 24. Sponsored by the BCS Foundation, the drop in was an opportunity for the school community and Dr. Jackson to continue to get to know each other. A special thanks to the BCS Foundation, The BCS School Nutrition Department, Stefanie Hill (BCS Math Curriculum Specialist), the BCS Employee Enhancement Committee, and Becky’s Florist for your contributions to the event. For a look at more photos from the event, please visit this link: https://bit.ly/3HHlGgr
2 days ago, BCS Communications
welcome dr. jackson
The application window is now open for your child to enroll in one of our Kindergarten Dual Langauge Spanish Immersion programs. This unique K-5 experience provides students an opportunity to become bilingual and bi-literate. There is a dual language program in each of our districts for Kindergarteners at the following schools: Avery's Creek Elementary Candler Elementary Glen Arden Elementary North Buncombe Elementary Oakley Elementary W.D. Williams Elementary West Buncombe Elementary Learn more about how to apply below: https://www.buncombeschools.org/o/bcs/page/dual-language-spanish-immersion-k-5 Space is limited!
27 days ago, BCS Communications
Twilight School is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, February 7, 2023. Twilight School will be held at the Buncombe County Schools Central Office building on Bingham Road in the Nesbitt Discovery Academy beginning at 4 p.m. If you are interested, 1) READ THIS INTRODUCTORY LETTER FIRST: https://5il.co/1mheu 2) Apply here: https://forms.gle/r6tjPC7x4f5iJARVA.
29 days ago, Buncombe County Schools
Hello BCS Staff and Families- We appreciate the hard work that has gone into restoring water and lifting boil water advisories for our school buildings. As of 2 p.m. today, 12 schools across the Enka and Erwin districts remain under a boil water advisory. Those schools are: - Pisgah Elementary - Candler Elementary - Enka High - Hominy Valley Elementary - Enka Middle - Enka Intermediate - Sand Hill Venable Elementary - Johnston Elementary - Eblen Intermediate - West Buncombe Elementary - Erwin High - Erwin Middle Under the direction of the health department, we will resume in person learning for all schools across our school system Tuesday, Jan. 3. At the 12 affected schools, restrooms will function normally, hand sanitizer will be used for handwashing, and bottled water will be provided for students and staff. School Nutrition will follow all Health Department Guidelines. All water will be boiled. Menus will be modified to meals with minimal preparation, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables will not be washed in water, nor will they be served. We will only offer canned fruits and vegetables. Meals will be served using disposable trays and utensils. Handwashing stations are available for all employees in the cafeteria. We continue to monitor the situation and will advise of any changes. But again, with safety protocols in place, we will have in person learning tomorrow for all schools. Please reach out to your school administrators with any questions. #BCS #WeAreBCS #BCSadvantage #WNC #the828 #828isGreat #Asheville #AVLtoday #NorthCarolina
30 days ago, Buncombe County Schools
Special announcement
2022 School Report Cards are now available. Click the link below and navigate to view all schools in Buncombe County. You can find your individual school from that page. https://bit.ly/3hriYBh
about 2 months ago, BCS Communications
We're thankful for our students, teachers, families, and staff who make our schools shine every day! May you have a safe and restful Thanksgiving holiday. 🦃🍊🍁🍂❤️
2 months ago, Buncombe County Schools
Happy Thanksgiving with wood and leaves in the background.
🍗🍂 We are #thankful to our school nutrition staff for their care and dedication to providing staff and students with healthy and delicious meals in our cafeterias each day. Here's a look around our district as schools celebrated #Thanksgiving early this week with a yummy turkey lunch complete with cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, green beans, and peach cobbler! Check out our photo album on Facebook! http://bit.ly/3Ar4RSK
2 months ago, BCS Communications
Thanksgiving Lunch
For the fastest emergency and weather notifications, please download the new Buncombe County Schools app which is linked in the Apple Store and in the Android Store. Please download the app and sign up for push notifications to the schools of your choosing. In the app, you can keep up with school news, events, lunch menus, and more! Download for Android https://bit.ly/3u6NLGO
 Download for iPhone https://apple.co/3nlgLa1
3 months ago, BCS Communications
Here's a look at our Kindergarten Enrollment dates coming up next Spring! https://5il.co/1kef7
3 months ago, BCS Communications
Hello BCS Staff, Families, and Stakeholders: Please click the link below to view Buncombe County School's Low Performing Schools Preliminary Support Plan. https://5il.co/1kcvm If you would like to comment on the plan, please click this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdZbBMQnXDz8NRtHLDsMtASrkYPXjQHwYQIcJ85gQn7rB7CjQ/viewform?usp=pp_url The deadline to provide feedback is December 4, 2022.
3 months ago, BCS Communications
Kindergarten tours are happening the entire month of November! Contact your community school to choose a tour day and time that works for your schedule. Not sure where to start? Please visit: buncombeschools.org/findmyschool . . . . #kindergarten
3 months ago, BCS Communications
Kindergarten Tours
Hello, BCS Staff and Families: We want to remind you that our district is using a different mass communication system this year. This system does have different features than our previous vendor. Specifically, all calls from your school or the district will come from: >>828-255-5939 or >>828-255-5921. >>All text messages will come from 98900. Please save these numbers to your phone to ensure they are not marked as potential spam in order to receive timely school and district information, especially during the winter months. For the fastest emergency and weather notifications, please download the new Buncombe County Schools app which is linked in the Apple Store and in the Android Store. Please download the app and sign up for push notifications to the schools of your choosing. In the app, you can keep up with school news, events, lunch menus, and more! Parents, please make any changes to your phone number or email address through the Annual Information Update or Returning Student Registration in your PowerSchool Parent Portal account. Your contact information must be up-to-date in PowerSchool in order to receive notifications properly. If you do not have a PowerSchool Parent Portal account, please contact the school data manager. Staff, please update your contact information in LINQ (Time Keeper) in order to receive notifications to the proper numbers and emails. Finally, if you have bookmarked any URLs on our website prior to July 1, 2022, those links will no longer be active. Here are common bookmarks that may interest you and are live on our new site: buncombeschools.org/notifications buncombeschools.org/careers buncombeschools.org/enroll buncombeschools.org/calendar buncombeschools.org/findmyschool buncombeschools.org/volunteer
4 months ago, BCS Communications
Dear BCS Staff and Families- We are closely following local and regional forecasts as Hurricane Ian makes its way toward our area. We will be operating on a normal schedule tomorrow (9/30). However, out of an abundance of caution, we will postpone all BCS field trips, after-school activities, and athletics on Friday, Sept. 30. We will continue to monitor forecasts, and should we need to make any further adjustments to our schedule, we’ll let our staff and families know as soon as possible. Don’t forget to download the new BCS app to receive the fastest notifications. Download for Android https://bit.ly/3u6NLGO
; Download for iPhone https://apple.co/3nlgLa1.
4 months ago, BCS Communications
Students in Avery Creek Elementary's Katie Wilson’s English as a Second Language classroom are sharing their unique assets as multilingual learners with the school through a hands-on lesson. Each student traced their hand on colored paper, writing details about themself along the fingers such as their first language, where their family is from, and other pieces of their personal history. “I want to highlight to the students that being multilingual is an asset,” said Ms. Wilson. “It makes you a global citizen, it gives you the ability to relate to all kinds of people – there’s just so many benefits to having more than one language.” The lesson, she said, teaches not only fine motor skills such as tracing and cutting paper, but it also touches on the four aspects of language learning – reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students had to listen to instructions, read various written topics to write about on the hands, and then share what they wrote to the class before the hands were displayed. The colorful hands were laminated and placed on a bulletin board inside the school to share the rainbow of cultures and languages the students are a part of. “I want them to be up as a badge of honor,” said Ms. Wilson.
4 months ago, BCS Communications
Student shows other student hand cut out
Bulletin of cut-out hands with international flags and "being multilingual is my superpower" is written above
Students showing off their construction paper hands
Student cutting out tracing of hand
We are loving our new app! Access documents, menus, news, emergency notifications, and more, right from your pocket. Download for Android https://bit.ly/3u6NLGO
 Download for iPhone https://apple.co/3nlgLa1
4 months ago, BCS Communications
New App!
Hello BCS Families- This is a reminder that students entering Kindergarten, 7th, or 12th grade are required by the state of North Carolina to receive specific vaccines. They are linked on the NC Department of Health and Human Services website: https://bit.ly/3DOeptC All students entering kindergarten also need a North Carolina Health Assessment form. All students in 7th grade are required to have both Tdap and a Meningitis vaccine. All students entering 12th grade are required to have a meningitis vaccine booster dose. The deadline to submit proof of these immunizations and health assessment form is Tuesday, September 27. Talk to your Health Care provider or visit the Buncombe County Health and Human Services immunization clinic at 40 Coxe Ave. Monday through Friday. For questions, contact the immunization clinic at 828-250-5096 or your school nurse.
4 months ago, BCS Communications
Attention Parents
As we begin this new year, we want to remind you that our district is using a different mass communication system. This system does have different features than our previous vendor. Specifically, all calls from your school or the district will come from 828-255-5939 or 828-255-5921. All text messages will come from 98900. Please ensure these numbers are not blocked on your phone in order to receive important school and district information, especially during the winter months. For the fastest emergency and weather notifications, please download the new Buncombe County Schools app which is linked in the Apple Store and in the Android Store. Please download the app and sign up for push notifications to the schools of your choosing. In the app, you can keep up with school news, events, lunch menus, and more! Parents, please make any changes to your phone number or email address through the Annual Information Update or Returning Student Registration in your PowerSchool Parent Portal account. Your contact information must be up-to-date in PowerSchool in order to receive notifications properly. If you do not have a PowerSchool Parent Portal account please contact the school data manager. Staff, please update your contact information in LINQ (Time Keeper) in order to receive notifications to the proper numbers and emails.
4 months ago, BCS Communications
Bus Ridership Week is happening next week! We maintain a fleet of over 200 buses that travel almost 16,000 miles each day carrying approximately 10,000 students. State funding for pupil transportation in each school district is determined by three factors: number of school buses operated, total expenditures, and number of students riding. The number of students riding is determined by an actual count taken in September each school year. ➡️ The student ridership count this year will be taken the week of September 26-30, 2022. Funding from the state is based on the number of students that we transport daily. It is important for us to operate as efficiently as possible to work with current funding and bus allotments. **If your child is going to ride a school bus to and/or from school anytime this school year, it is very important that he/she ride as many days as possible during the week of the count. ** The school bus is a safe form of transportation to and from school. It is our goal in the transportation department to provide safe, reliable, and efficient transportation service to our state’s most valuable resource--our students.
4 months ago, BCS Communications
Students on a bus
Bus Ridership Week is coming up soon! Approximately 750,000 students ride more than 14,000 school buses each school day in North Carolina. State funding for pupil transportation in each school district is determined by three factors: number of school buses operated, total expenditures, and number of students riding. The number of students riding is determined by an actual count taken in September each school year. The student ridership count this year will be taken the week of September 26-30, 2022. Funding from the state is based on the number of students that we transport daily. It is important for us to operate as efficiently as possible to work with current funding and bus allotments. **If your child is going to ride a school bus to and/or from school anytime this school year, it is very important that he/she ride as many days as possible during the week of the count. ** The school bus is a safe form of transportation to and from school. It is our goal in the transportation department to provide safe, reliable, and efficient transportation service to our state’s most valuable resource--our students.
5 months ago, BCS Communications
Special Announcement
Free and Reduced Applications for Buncombe County Schools Now you can apply on-line for your children to receive free or reduced-price school meals. Your application will be sent from a secure web site directly to the Buncombe County Schools School Nutrition office, so you don’t need to worry about filling out a paper form that could be lost or misplaced. LunchApplication.com is an easy, secure and convenient way to apply for free or reduced meals. It has been designed to make it easy for you to know exactly what information you need to provide and to guide you through the process. Once your application has been received the district office will determine your eligibility and send you a letter with the results. To apply, simply go to LunchApplication.com!
5 months ago, BCS Communications