Free/Reduced Meal Applications for the new school year are available now! You may apply online >>> https://bit.ly/3QaVJHm
This important program ensures all of our students have access to healthy lunches during the school day without accruing large cafeteria balances. This program is confidential and registration is easy! This year, children who qualify for this program will not be responsible for any of the cost of the lunch.
This year, universal free lunch is no longer available at the majority of our schools as we continue with COVID recovery.
Paper applications will be given out on the first day of school.
Please take a few minutes to fill out a free and reduced meal application today, even if you aren’t sure if you will qualify. If you have questions or need assistance please call 828-255-5927.
Please note that all schools will still serve breakfast to students at no cost next year!
Attention, Parents: If you have already moved or have plans to move this summer and will switch schools, please plan on enrolling your child in their new school as soon as possible! This includes those remaining in Buncombe County Schools and those leaving the area. Our schools have begun sending out important information for the new school year, and if you aren’t enrolled in the correct school, you’ll miss these messages.
Not sure which is or will be your community school? Click buncombeschools.org/findmyschool to connect with your new Buncombe County School.
We look forward to welcoming your child to school!
Meet the Teacher! Drop in and meet your child’s teacher, see their classroom, drop off school supplies, and get excited for a new school year! Go BMP Warponies!
Thursday, August 25th
BMP 12:00-2:00 pm
BME 2:00-4:00 pm
Scheduling routine health check-ups and routine immunizations took a backseat during the pandemic. Now is the time to get back on track with routine care which includes being up-to-date on the vaccines.
North Carolina's student immunization schedule includes vaccines such as polio and measles, mumps, rubella (MMR). Kindergarten, seventh, and twelfth graders require certain vaccines that can be found here>>> https://immunization.dph.ncdhhs.gov/schools/k-12.htm
Make an appointment with your health care provider to get back on track today. Don’t have a health care provider? Buncombe County Health and Human Services can help. Visit buncombecounty.org/immunize for more information on their walk-in hours and appointment scheduling.
Good Morning, Black Mountain Primary Staff and Families:
We are pleased to announce that Ms. Kelly Owen will be the new principal at Black Mountain Primary (BMP). Ms. Owen is a graduate of Gardner-Webb University, with a BS in Elementary Education and MA in School Administration. Ms. Owen has been an educator for 22 years, serving as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. She’s previously served as a principal in Hickory City and Rutherford County from July 2010 to 2019. She then moved back home to Black Mountain and most recently taught at BMP.
“Ms. Owen is enthusiastic, welcoming, and will establish positive relationships with students, staff, and families,” said Associate Superintendent Susanne Swanger. “Her recent teaching experience validates the importance of teaching and learning and how that will shape her role as an administrator.”
Ms. Owen’s first day is July 18.
Ms. Malorie McGinnis retired from her BPM principal position in July of 2022.
Happy Fourth of July from Buncombe County Schools! 💥 🇺🇸 #BCS #WeAreBCS #BCSadvantage #AVL #Asheville #828isgreat #the828 #WNC #publicschools #NCpublicschools #AVLtoday #AVLnews #Buncombe #BuncombeCounty
Happy Fourth of July from Buncombe County Schools! 💥 🇺🇸
#BCS #WeAreBCS #BCSadvantage #AVL #Asheville #828isgreat #the828 #WNC #publicschools #NCpublicschools #AVLtoday #AVLnews #Buncombe #BuncombeCounty
We’re excited to announce details about our Summer Meals program that began this week. Linked on our district homepage under Announcements and linked below is a full list of summer meal locations. These meals are at no cost to any child in Buncombe County under the age of 18. Families will be able to pick up breakfast and lunch for their children at these locations. Beginning July 1, kids will be asked to enjoy their breakfast and lunch at the summer meal site.
These documents linked below will be updated if any changes occur.
#BCS students finished their year with exciting #FieldDay experiences! Check out these fun photos from around the district.
North Windy Ridge Intermediate (NWRI) students took a trip to Biltmore Estate to enjoy the scenery and learn about local history. The students had a busy day touring the large facilities, the farm and the home, and learning about horticulture, architecture, and local history. They got to learn about horse drawn carriages, metalworking, looms and weaving, and see the estate and a variety of farm animals.
“It’s history in our backyard,” said NWRI Principal Brent Wise. “Every student should see it at some point in their lives. It’s all about making connections with our local history.”
The school’s first trip to Biltmore, the NWRI PTO raised the funds for this trip that the students won’t soon forget.