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
Good evening Eblen Warriors,
Bus 521 will be picked up this week, September 18-22, by bus 342 in the mornings. The bus will be running 50 minutes to an hour later than your normal pick up time. Example: 6:12 am pick up time would be 7:00 -7:12am pick up time. If you have any questions call the school at 255-5757.
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.
PTO Meeting that was scheduled for June 6th at 5:30 has been cancelled. Please enjoy your summer!
Hello Eblen Families, our spring Chorus and Strings Spring Concert is this Thursday, April 27th at 6pm.
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.
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. 🦃🍊🍁🍂❤️
Principal Hodges has challenged students and staff to bring in gifts for the Toys for Tots Christmas drive. In exchange for a donation students earn hat days. Eblen Warriors are rising to the cause! 🎁🎄🎁
Директор Ходжес закликав учнів і персонал принести подарунки для різдвяної акції «Іграшки для малюків». В обмін на пожертву студенти отримують дні капелюхів. Eblen Warriors підіймаються до справи!
El director Hodges ha desafiado a los estudiantes y al personal a traer regalos para la colecta navideña de Toys for Tots. A cambio de una donación, los estudiantes ganan días de sombrero. ¡Eblen Warriors se está levantando a la causa!
Директор Ходжес призвал учащихся и сотрудников принести подарки для рождественской акции «Игрушки для малышей». В обмен на пожертвование студенты зарабатывают шляпные дни. Eblen Warriors берутся за дело!
Hello Eblen Warriors! Tuesday, November 8th is an OTWD which means that students will have that day off. Also, Friday, November 11th is a holiday and there will be no school as we honor and say thank you to veterans and their families for their service to our country on Veterans’ Day. See you in Monday morning!
It's going to be a GREAT week at Eblen!!! Clubs, Early Release Day, the Start of a new 9 weeks, and the FALL Book FAIR!!! We will see you soon Warriors!!!
Don't forget that tomorrow, October 31st is an Early Release Day! School will dismiss at 12:45.
Wacky tacky day, chorus serenades, and book fair info coming! It's a great day to be a warrior! Monday is a half day and students may dress as their favorite Book Character!
Hello Eblen Warriors this is Principal Hodges calling with your weekly update. Monday is our Fall picture day! Tuesday is the Health Fair and Thursday is our SIT meeting. See you at 7:45 in the morning!