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Stay informed: Your BCS Notification Options
With the BCS mobile app, notifications are only a click away.We're committed to bringing our community members the information they need, when they need it! In the event that school must be delayed or closed due to severe weather or an emergency situation, we rely on multiple outlets to give our families options. (Learn more about the decision-making process for winter weather delays and closures.) See below for our current options for staying informed.

Our mobile app is the best way to receive emergency and weather-related notifications about your school. On your iOS or Android device, simply download our official Buncombe County Schools app, enabling "push notifications." There is no login or password to remember and you can subscribe to each of your schools. These push notifications are only used for emergency and weather-related information.

To find or verify a school weather/safety decision, visit our district website at and look for the alert window to appear at the top of the page. (When minimized, an alert button is shown in the lower right.)

Like/Follow @BuncombeSchools on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

For the latest weather information, call our Weather Hotline at 828-255-5939 (English) or 828-255-5948 (Spanish).

Stay tuned to local news, newspapers, and radio broadcasts for BCS weather and safety information. The following media outlets have expressed their commitment to keeping school families informed:

• WLOS-TV (ABC 13)
• Asheville Citizen-Times
• 105.9 FM, The Mountain (WTMT-FM)
• MIX 96.5 FM (WOXL-FM)
• 98.1 FM, The River (WOXL-HD2)
• Pure Oldies 97.3 FM (WOXL-HD3)
• 1310 AM / 9710 AM, WISE Sports Radio (WISE-AM)

Do you represent a local news/broadcast entity? We'd like to know that you are committed to helping us keep the public informed. Please email and let us know your intentions. 


Under some circumstances, we may need to send you emails or recorded calls. This is based on the contact information you have provided to your schools. To ensure delivery of such messages, please keep your contact information up-to-date in the Parent Portal, or call your school for assistance. Custom Notifications may be set up from within the PowerSchool Parent Portal.
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