This morning Braxton County High School and Braxton County Middle School were placed on a precautionary lockdown. The event has passed and the day will proceed as normal. Thank you and have a wonderful day!
This message is for families of Braxton County Schools students and is to inform you of an event. This morning a message was received concerning a bomb threat at the high school. Because we take the safety and security of our students and staff as our priority, we immediately followed our response protocols for the threat. After the state police and first responders secured and searched the area, students have returned to classes. Thank you for your support and please continue with this beautiful day and weather.
BCS is proud to showcase our school lunches and the staff that prepares them daily!
Hooray! Our phones are repaired and fully operational.
Braxton County Schools is having a temporary issues with our phone system.
Attention Families, October 10 is a professional learning day for Braxton County Schools staff. There will be no school for students.
Come out and support our student athletes and enjoy the beauty of the newly renovated Braxton County Middle School gymnasium. A huge thank you to R. M. Huffman for the flooring and bleachers, to Matt Watters for the beautiful paint job, and to City Construction for the project as a whole. Pictured: Director of Secondary Schools Tim Via, Superintendent Dr. Combs, Director of Facilities Dr. Brenda Wells, BCMS School Secretary Kelly Pritt, Principal Amy Perkins, Assistant Principal Sheran Helmick, and Athletic Director/Teacher Jenny Miller.
To our Braxton County Schools Community: Our district recently encountered two separate incidents of unauthorized personnel gaining access to our high school campus and one of our elementary school buildings. I want to assure you that we take the safety and security of our staff and students very seriously and it is regularly discussed among our administrative staff and board of education members. We also commit, through regular and ongoing discussions and trainings, to ensure that our schools are safe and secure, and places where teachers can teach and students can learn and grow, free from the worry of any type of intrusion. All WV schools and districts are required to have Safety and Crisis Management plans. Additionally safety measures and protocols are being implemented, studied, and duplicated so that districts have the best resources available to them. I have committed to working closely with local law enforcement and other emergency agencies to schedule trainings, drills, and community forums to provide opportunities for citizens to be involved with a productive approach to improving our safety and crisis management policies, responses, and communications. As you can imagine, there are numerous factors to consider when it comes to school safety. School safety can involve both external and internal threats, at many different levels. Daily measures are taken to ensure our schools follow basic protocols, including means to communicate to parents. Please understand that it is not always possible to provide a response or some of the details of a safety breach immediately following an incident. One challenge we face is the use of social media. There may be times that a staff member, student, or community member posts information before district or emergency services personnel has fully responded and/or investigated the incident. I understand parents want that assurance that their children are safe, but we are doing the best we can under sometimes difficult circumstances. With all that in mind, please consider the following that you can do to help us have a strong, secure school system: * Please immediately report to district staff or law enforcement any individual who exhibits unusual or threatening behaviors toward or near any school campus or during any school event, including extracurricular/athletic events; * Get to know your child’s friends and their families; establish a network to exchange information with other parents; * Talk with your children/student about reporting concerns to district staff or law enforcement; * Monitor social media use; discuss with your child/student about potential threats that they may have seen/heard; * Secure firearms in the home; * Model healthy/appropriate behaviors to stressful situations; demonstrate healthy ways to express anger or relieve stress; * Listen to your child/student and help them process any concerns they may have; * If you see something, say something! We will release more information on our website of resources that focus on preventing school threats and violence. School safety is everyone’s responsibility. Thank you for doing your part to ensure our schools remain safe, and thank you for your support! Sincerely, Dr. Rhonda Combs, Superintendent
Activity Bus Schedule, Fall Sports 2022
Bus 44 (old Bus 27) Announcement for Friday afternoon, 9/16/22 This message is for families of students who live on the Blue Bird side of Herold Road. Due to a mobile home blocking the road, the bus will not be able to run the Blue Bird side of the route this afternoon. Please meet your child at Blue Bird Bus sales at ten minutes after 4 o'clock. Thank you for working with us to safely transport your students.
Activity Runs Starting Wednesday, September 21, Braxton County will have three activity buses to assist families with after-school activities and high fuel prices. If you are interested in your child riding an activity bus , please call the board office, extension 0. Drop offs will be determined by where the students live and what roads intersect. Drop off times and locations will be posted next week. The three buses will cover the following areas: 1) Middle and high schools to Airport Road to Flatwoods Elementary to Burnsville Elementary areas. 2) Middle and high schools to Chapel Road, Davis Elementary, and Frametown Elementary areas. 3) Middle and high schools to Sutton to Wolfe Run to Little Birch areas. Again, if you are interested in your child riding an activity bus, please call the board office, extension 0.
Bus 43A, Salt Lick Road, Thursday, 9/15/22 Due to a mobile home being transported down Salt Lick Road, the bus will not be able to run that part of the route. Please pick up your child at the mouth of Salt Lick Road. The bus will be parked at the church from 4 o'clock until 10 minutes after 4. Thank you for working with us to safely transport your students.
Starting Wednesday, September 21, Braxton County will have three activity buses to assist families with after-school activities and high fuel prices. If you are interested in your child riding an activity bus , please call the board office, extension 0. Specific drop offs will be determined by where the students live. The three buses will cover the following areas: 1) Middle and high schools to Airport Road to Flatwoods Elementary to Burnsville Elementary areas. 2) Middle and high schools to Chapel Road, Davis Elementary, and Frametown Elementary areas. 3) Middle and high schools to Sutton to Wolfe Run to Little Birch areas. Again, if you are interested in your child riding an activity bus, please call the board office, extension 0.
BCS Child Nutrition Announcement
Bus 26A will be running 20-30 minutes late today September 8, due to a tree in the road.
FBI Announces Teen Academy 2022 TO APPLY FOR THE PROGRAM, VISIT: https://www.fbi.gov/pittsburgh/community-outreach
Attention riders of bus 41A there will be a 25 minute delay in this bus run due to a tree across the road at Tate Creek Road.
Attention Riders of bus 26A there will be a 20-minute delay for this bus due to a tree across the road at Bud Ridge Road.
WV Department of Transportation: Division of Highways Announcement
WVDE Updated COVID-19 Protocols