Preparing for Winter Weather Delays and Closures
we hope that a winter like last year's isn't in the 2010-11 school year
forecast, we know that adverse weather conditions or other emergencies
may require that schools be closed, delayed or release students early. If a schedule change is deemed necessary, announcements will be made by local radio and television stations after 6 a.m. The BCS website and Weather Hotline 255.5939
also will be updated with the current school closure/delay information.
In addition, Buncombe County Schools will make use of its phone
notification system to alert parents to important changes.
NEW! Contact Manager will allow customization of notifications!
to an upgrade of the school system's phone notification system, parents
and employees will soon be able to customize which phone numbers are
called for which purposes, including weather alerts, and even request
text messages or emails. Watch for more information coming home soon
with students and posted on individual school and district web sites.
is very important for you to let teachers know what your child's "early
dismissal plan" is. It is your responsibility to keep this information
up to date. Please remember that teachers will not be able to call
individual parents in the case of an early dismissal due to a shortage
of phone lines. On days of inclement weather, please listen to the radio
or television for possible early dismissal announcements, and inform
your child what he/she is to do should school be dismissed early.