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Staying informed is the best way you can follow the guidance of school, health, and emergency management officials as situations evolve. These resources will allow you to get the latest information you need in the greater Asheville-area and the Buncombe County community.

BCS Notifications
Allowing push notifications in the Buncombe County Schools mobile app is the fastest way to receive the information you need. You'll only receive app notifications about emergency, weather, health, and safety information.

Learn more about the BCS mobile app at You can also follow BCS on Facebook for the latest announcements and safety information.

Parents are also encouraged to keep their information up-to-date at their schools through the PowerSchool Parent Portal to receive timely phone calls and emails. Staff can also learn more about updating their personal contact information. View all of your options for Weather & Safety Information.

Sign up to receive emergency texts directly from Buncombe County for breaking health and safety news. Text BCALERT on your smart phone to 888-777 to receive alerts on important information such as floods, communicable disease, county office closings, and relevant traffic safety notifications.

For community and safety information, follow Buncombe County Government and Buncombe County Health & Human Services on Facebook.

AVL Alert
AVL Alert is an emergency and non-emergency notification system. This system enables the City of Asheville to provide you with the information that you want to receive via the communication methods that you choose. By enrolling in the system you are automatically subscribed to emergency alerts. During the registration process you will have the opportunity to choose from a number of non-emergency subscriptions. At any time you can login to the system and change your contact information and opt-in/out of subscriptions.

Sign up for AVL Alert.

Asheville City Schools
Our neighboring school system regularly posts up-to-date information and announcements to their district Facebook page.

Visit Asheville City Schools on Facebook.