boy in backpack

Hello BCS Parents and Staff:

Below is a list of various Back-to-School and Community Events that may benefit you. We are sharing this as a service to the community.  Some of the events are school sponsored. We do not specifically endorse the events that are being coordinated by a third party.

The Buncombe County Sheriff's Office is excited to announce a partnership to provide free haircuts for all area children, grades Pre-K through 12th.

Register by calling the Carolina College of Hair Design at (828) 253 - 2875. Haircuts will be available at 1302 Patton Ave, in Asheville NC on Monday, August 8th, 15th, and 22nd from 9:00 A.M- 5:30 P.M.

Special thanks to CarolinaCutz Barbershop and Faded Buddha Barber Shop for their support of this event.

Mark your calendars ...United for Youth is hosting a Block Party!

On August  18 in Pack Square Park, Downtown Asheville from 4-6 p.m.! Join us in the FREE community event, all are welcome.

This event is sponsored by the United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County.

The Housing Fair will be held at the Land of the Sky Association of Realtors building at 21 Restaurant Court.  The event will be an opportunity to educate the public about affordable housing here in Buncombe County.  There are many resources and options for families looking to get into a home.  Families with housing vouchers can learn about home ownership.  This is also an opportunity for educators moving into the area to learn about products that can allow them to afford a home.  The event is free and open to the public and there will be food and activities for families to participate in.  

When: September 10

When: 9am-2pm

Where: 21 Restaurant Ct., Asheville

The flyer is linked here:

Free/Reduced Meal Applications for the new school year are available now! 

You may apply online >>> 

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!

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>>> 

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 for more information on their walk-in hours and appointment scheduling.

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 to connect with your new Buncombe County School. We look forward to welcoming your child to school!