BCS NTouch Alerts & Mobile App
Receive the latest information and news from BCS via the NTouch messaging system. BCS NTouch messages are text, email and push notification (app) alerts regarding school closings, delays and other important information from your student's school and the district.
To enroll for text and email alerts, just complete your student's enrollment form at the beginning of the year and be sure to include a cell phone number and email in the primary cell/email fields provided on the form. To view your account information, manage settings and preferences from your desktop, visit: https://boe.parentlink.net/main/.
Have someone like to receive NTouch alerts? Visit our portal to create a community member profile by visiting: https://boe.parentlink.net/main/login/new-account-sign-up.
You can also stay up-to-date on the latest BCS news through the BCS App. Our Berkeley County Schools, WV app connects parents, students, staff and community to our most sought-after information in a convenient format – your mobile device. You can manage app push notifications within your phone's user settings. The App is free for users and available for immediate download on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
The West Virginia Department of Education also provides closing, delay and early dismissal notifcations via email. If you wish to subscribe or manage your message settings through the WVDE system, please visit: https://wvde.state.wv.us/closings.
Weather Delayed Openings & Early Closings
Inclement Weather Decision Process
Closing or delaying school is a serious decision requiring careful consideration of several factors. While our focus is the safety of our students and employees, we also evaluate the impact a closure or delay can have on student instructional time. Realizing a change in a school schedule creates inconveniences and difficulties for many BCS families, it is our goal and commitment that we make the best and most informed decision as quickly as possible and communicate that information to our BCS family.
Making Up Instructional Time, EFFECTIVE Nov 27, UPDATED: 2/1/19
Time is built into the school calendar for some weather closures.
In accordance with WV Policy, starting with the 6th missed day, make-up days can begin on May 28.
February 15, February 18 and April 22nd could be considered for make up days. Spring Break Days from April 15-19 can be used as make-up days.