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 that would 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.

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Weather Delayed Openings & Early Closings

  • How Will I Know School Status?

    During inclement weather, school delays, closings and cancellations are communicated through local media outlets and by BCS social media. There are numerous ways to be informed regarding the status of Berkeley County Schools.

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  • Family Contingency Plan Needed

    It is most important that every family have a contingency plan for children in case of early closings or delayed openings if no one is home at the time the student leaves or returns from school.

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  • Reminders

    Remember to dress your children appropriately for winter weather, especially when walking to school or waiting on the school bus.

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Inclement Weather Decision Process

  • How is the Decision Made? What are the Contributing Factors?

    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.

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