Good afternoon, BCS Staff, Families, and Community:
As the school year continues, we are working hard to ensure all of our students have the resources they need- and you can help! Thanks to a partnership with Purposity, we have identified the most urgent student needs and uploaded them to the Purposity website - a program that allows our community to meet these needs with just a few clicks.
🖍Items include everything from new shoes to school supplies.
What do you need to do?
Simply sign up at https://www.purposity.com/organization/BuncombeSchools
, follow our page, and meet a need with just a few clicks today. You can also download the Purposity App for your smartphone.
The Buncombe County Board of Education will meet in regular session on November 2, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. in the Minitorium at 175 Bingham Road, Asheville.
**Public Comment will be accepted in person. Members of the public wishing to speak will need to come to Entrance “B”. Doors will open at 4:45 p.m. and speakers must arrive no later than 5:15 p.m. to complete entrance screening procedures and sign in to speak. All speakers will have precisely three minutes to speak and must adhere to guidelines set forth in BCS Policy #2310 – Public Participation, including all reasonable rules established by the Superintendent.
**Following monthly Public Comments, the Board will hear public comments specifically related to the required board policies addressing the State’s Parents Bill of Rights statutes. These policies are linked in the meeting agenda.
Individuals wishing to speak during this time should sign up on the designated sheet before the meeting begins. These comments will adhere to the same public comment guidelines set forth in BCS Policy #2310.
Additionally, parents may email comments to be shared with the Board of Education to firstname.lastname@example.org
Given the desire of BCS to provide the most information possible to the public, the public may view the live broadcast via YouTube on the BCS Communications Department YouTube Account at: YouTube.com/BuncombeSchools
The Buncombe County Schools Board of Education is committed to providing a safe, inviting, and civil educational environment for all students, employees, and other members of the school community. The Board expects all students, employees, volunteers, and visitors to behave in a manner consistent with that goal. The Board recognizes that bullying and harassing behavior creates an atmosphere of intimidation and fear, detracts from the safe environment necessary for student learning, and may lead to more serious misconduct or to violence. Accordingly, the Board prohibits all forms of bullying and harassing behavior, including encouragement of such behavior, by students, employees, volunteers, and visitors. Additional information on reporting and responding to bullying is available here>>> https://bit.ly/3YG6ib4
🎒🖍📓 This weekend, the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office School Resource Officers and BCS staff members will be collecting school supplies at the Walmart on Hendersonville Rd. (1636 Hendersonville Rd.).
The hours are: Saturday, August 19- 10 am to 8 pm & Sunday, August 20- 10 am to 2:30 pm.
Examples of school items are as follows but not limited to:
-Book bags—lunchboxes—pencil boxes
-Binders—papers—art supplies (crayons/colored
- Tissues—hand sanitizer—cleaning wipes
-Water bottles—dry erase markers—plug in ear-
buds—other school related items
We hope to see you there as we work together to help ALL students have a great start to the school year!
🌞 Our Summer Meals Program is in full swing! All children in our community are welcome to stop by one of the sites pictured below for a healthy meal!
#community #summermeals #summer #summer2023 #bcs
☑️Vote for the Buncombe County Schools Foundation to win one of 12 grants being awarded by The Community Betterment Foundation in honor of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce's 125th Anniversary!
Through July 31, you can support Buncombe County Schools Foundation in its mission to build a strong and dynamic foundation for Buncombe County Schools students and educators. Please vote for the Foundation once a day to win one of twelve $10,000 grants in partnership with the Asheville Chamber of Commerce. There is strength in numbers; together, we are more through this powerful collaboration- “Building Community Through Business.”
Vote once a day to support BCS students, educators, and faculty. Follow this link:
Learn more: https://www.ashevillechamber.org/.../celebrating-125-years/
Breakfast and lunch will be provided at no cost to all students next school year!
We are pleased to inform you that Buncombe County Schools will be implementing a program available to schools participating in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). We will also implement Universal Meals at Nesbitt Discovery Academy (NDA).
What does this mean for you and your child(ren)?
Great news! All enrolled students at Buncombe County Schools are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no cost to your household each day of the school year. Parents (except those with students at NDA), there are no action steps for you to take at this time to participate in this program. We look forward to serving your students beginning August 28, 2023.
NDA parents will receive separate instructions regarding Universal Meals.
If you have any questions about this letter, please contact us at Buncombe Schools Nutrition Office, 828 255-5932.
We look forward to seeing our rising 5th graders and their families this upcoming Thursday, April 27 from 4:30pm-6:00pm for our New Student Open House. You will be able to tour our building and meet our 5th grade teachers. We hope to see everyone then!
Greetings, Rising 7th Grade Families. Several important reminders are listed below from Enka Middle School, so please read carefully.
TONIGHT (04/10/23) @ 6:00 pm is the ZOOM Transition Meeting with me (Principal Barnhill) at 6:00 pm; the link is listed below again as a reminder. Join Zoom Meeting
Monday, 04/24/23, Rising 7th grade parents/students are invited to visit Enka Middle for a free dinner and school visit (Enka Middle Cafe…5:00-6:30 pm)...7th Grade teachers and Elective teachers will be in attendance to meet and greet. PLEASE complete the google form below to register so we know how much food to prepare, thanks! SIGN UP HERE: https://forms.gle/n5C63LX9d5Qw2Bwz9
(PLEASE sign up by this upcoming Friday so we know how much food to prepare...VERY IMPORTANT.)
The following link is a simple and anonymous google form survey…simple questions that we use in an effort to best meet your family’s needs. Please take a few minutes to answer the following questions: https://forms.gle/LxkpZZrnNsmw36jY
As always, feel free to reach out to me directly with questions and/or concerns.
Karen Barnhill, Enka Middle Principal
Come join us for our One School, One Book Family Night at EIS! There will be various sessions for families and students and food will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!
Buncombe County Schools is hosting an Educator Career Fair on Saturday, March 4, 2023, from 9 am - 12 pm. Location: 175 Bingham Road - Asheville, NC - Use entrance B. We are hiring Elementary, Intermediate, Middle, and High School Teachers for the 2023-24 school year and we want to meet you! Register at https://bit.ly/BCScareers
. We look forward to seeing you soon!
All Buncombe County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay for students tomorrow, January 13.
Interested in school spirit? Next week, we will start selling shirts in the mornings for students. The shirt sales are cash only and students can purchase the gray and navy designs in short sleeves, crew necks, and hoodies.
The tie dye shirt is the only available in the long sleeve option.
All shirts are available in youth large through adult 3XL.
Join our choir and strings winter concert on Monday, December 12, 2022! The program begins at 6:00PM and will be held in the gymnasium. All are welcome!
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. 🦃🍊🍁🍂❤️
Join us on Thursday, September 22, 2022, for our Open House and Title 1 Annual Meeting from 4:30 - 6:30PM! You will have a brief chance to hear about some things that students are learning in their classes. We look forward to seeing you there!
The Power School Parent portal gives parents access to report cards and real-time information including attendance, grades and detailed assignment descriptions. Join us for one of our workshops on the following dates: September 8th at 8:15AM, September 8th at 5:30PM, September 15th at 11:30AM, and September 15th at 5:30PM.
Enka Intermediate is in need of bus drivers for the upcoming school year. Please see the details below and contact us if you or anyone you know if interested!