Back to School 2021-2022

Back to School 2021-2022
Posted on 10/05/2021
Please see upcoming events via this link.  The calendar will be updated weekly! 

2021-22 Back to School Information

Welcome, students and parents! We’re looking forward to a new school year full of opportunities. The first day of school, August 23, is quickly approaching and we want to be sure you have the information you need for a smooth and safe start this fall.

Please see below for important back-to-school information, but feel free to reach out to us directly with any questions. Our school’s office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 3:30pm. Please don’t hesitate to visit or call 828.271.4521 with any and all questions. We’re here to help!

Freshman Orientation 2-Day Event
We are looking forward to our 2-day orientation for Freshman scheduled for Thursday 8/19 and Friday 8/20.   This is an opportunity for students to meet our teachers, get to know their classmates, and learn more about our school, daily activities, and more! Day 1 will be off campus at Camp Pisgah.  Students need to arrive on our campus by 8:25am to depart for camp.  Lunch is provided although students may bring their own.  Students will return to school at 4:30pm and parents are invited to join your student for Parent Night to begin with a dinner at 4:30pm.  Information sessions will be from 5:30-6:30pm.  This is a great opportunity to ask your questions in person.  On Day 2, students will begin the day at 8:25am and engage in activities led by our student ambassadors and presentations by our Guest Speakers.  Lunch will be provided.  For the safety of our teachers, students, and families, protective face coverings will be required.  We look forward to seeing you and your student!

Sophomore Event
We are excited to invite our Sophomore students to campus on Wednesday 8/18.  Students may arrive on campus beginning at 10am (time change due to weather) and enjoy activities starting at 10:30am with their peers as a way to start the year off together!  A Chick-fil-A lunch will be provided and a Kona ice treat!  Students will need to be picked up by 2:25pm.

Transportation
Students will need to contact their base school to inquire about transportation needs.  Below is the contact information for each individual responsible for buses at each base school.

Enka:
Shuttle Bus # 126
Departure Time: 7:45
Contact: bronson.honeycutt@bcsemail.org

Erwin
Shuttle Bus # 269
Departure Time: 8:00
Contact: meigan.messer@bcsemail.org

North Buncombe
Shuttle Bus # 86
Departure Time: 7:45
Contact: courtney.dietiker@bcsemail.org

Owen
Shuttle Bus # 224
Departure Time: 7:45
Contact: grady.bailey@bcsemail.org

Reynolds
Shuttle Bus # 527
Departure Time: 7:45
Contact: nathan.padgett@bcsemail.org

Roberson
Shuttle Bus # 516
Departure Time: 7:45
Contact: autumn.malloy@bcsemail.org

School Day
Our school hours are 8:25am-2:25pm.  Student dismissal begins with our bus riders then our student drivers and car riders.  Car riders must be picked up in the car rider line located at the front entrance of our school.  

School Meals
Due to USDA meal cost waivers for the 2021-2022 School Year, breakfast and lunch meals will be available daily to all students at no cost.

Planning to pack your lunch?

Did you know that even if you send your child to school with lunch they can receive fresh fruits, vegetables, and milk from the cafeteria for free? The current USDA waiver allows all students to enjoy healthy meal components to supplement meals brought from home this school year, for free! To qualify, students must select three of the five meal components offered for lunch and one must be a fruit or vegetable. This is a great opportunity to ensure your child receives a healthy, balanced lunch, and it is a great way to help you save money when packing lunches from home!
Nutrition Website: Nutrition.BuncombeSchools.org
View Menus: https://buncombeschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=92531&pageId=7098878

School Supplies
Be sure to view school supply list needs by accessing your student's teacher webpages. 

Online Resources
Our school makes use of various helpful online platforms to serve our families. Be sure to learn more about these key services and tools:

• Weather/Safety Info - Learn about the many ways we share safety and weather information throughout the school year. Visit Weather.BuncombeSchools.org for learn more.

• The BCS Mobile App- In addition to meal menus, school contact info, and stories, our mobile app is the best way to receive emergency and weather-related notifications about your school. Simply download our official Buncombe County Schools app and enable "push notifications" on your smartphone. Visit App.BuncombeSchools.org to learn more.

• PowerSchool Parent Portal - The PowerSchool Parent Portal connects parents to their child’s education. In addition to managing student contact and medical information, parents have real-time access to attendance, grades and assignments, notification preferences, and more. Parents of returning students also use the portal to annually update their child's information. Visit Parents.BuncombeSchools.org and select “Parent Portals.”

• Academic Calendar - View the academic calendar, including holidays and early dismissals, at Calendar.BuncombeSchools.org.


Thanks for choosing to be part of our school community! 

Be sure to check out our Announcement page often for updated information here:  https://mlnda.buncombeschools.org/announcements.  Also, located on our homepage below Quick Links.