UPDATED: Closings and Delays for Thursday, October 29th, 2020

Ahead of what is expected to be a torrential impact from the remnants of Hurricane Zeta, several school districts across the mountains have canceled or delayed classes for Thursday, October 29th.

Buncombe Schools released a statement a short time ago cancelling all online and in-person classes.

Buncombe County Schools:

"All remote and in-person learning in Buncombe County Schools for tomorrow, Thursday, October 29 will be canceled. This is due to local forecasts predicting high winds, heavy rain, and widespread power outages beginning early in the morning. This will make school bus travel and remote learning difficult.

For licensed staff, it will be anoptional teacher work-day. Eleven and twelve-month non-licensed employees may report to work or take annual leave.

Instructional assistants should not report to work.

Employees, please use your best judgment when deciding whether you can safely travel to and from work tomorrow. If you have any concerns about work or leave, please work with your principal or supervisor directly."

Closings and Delays-

Acton Church Preschool: CLOSED

Aletheia Academy - NORTH: CLOSED

All Kids Academy: CLOSED

Arden Christian School: CLOSED

Arden Presbyterian Preschool: CLOSED

Asheville Waldorf School: CLOSED/TEACHER WORK DAY

Bent Creek Baptist Church Preschool: CLOSED

Brevard Academy [WEB]: CLOSED

Buncombe County Schools: CLOSED/OPTIONAL WORK DAY

Burke County Schools: VIRTUAL DAY


Covenant Childcare [WEB]: TWO HOUR DELAY

Eliada Academy [WEB]: OPEN AT 10AM

Eliada Child Development Services: OPEN AT 10AM

Eliada School Age Services: OPEN AT 10AM

Faith-Covenant Christian Academy: CLOSED

First UMC - Hendersonville [WEB]: CLOSED

Fletcher Children’s Center WCCA : CLOSED

Graham County Schools : TWO HOUR DELAY

Grassy Branch Church Preschool: CLOSED

Greenwood School District #50: CLOSED

Haywood County Schools- CLOSED

Helping Hand Developmental Center: CLOSED

Henderson County Public School Child Care: CLOSED

Henderson County Public Schools: CLOSED/OPTIONAL WORK DAY

Hendersonville First Baptist Academy: CLOSED

Heritage Hall Int'l School: CLOSED

Highlands School [WEB]: OPEN AT 10AM


Hominy Baptist Child Care: CLOSED

HOPE Academy - Hendersonville: CLOSED

Immaculata Catholic School: CLOSED

Jackson Co. Schools - All Districts: CLOSED/OPTIONAL WORK DAY

Lake Lure Classical Academy : CLOSED

Legacy Early College: VIRTUAL DAY

Lisa's Kiddiegarten : CLOSED

Little Blessings Christian Academy: CLOSED

Little Bright Minds Childcare: CLOSED

Little Red School - Hendersonville: CLOSED

Love and Learning Child Care Center: CLOSED

Macon County Schools - Franklin Districts: TWO HOUR DELAY

Macon Program for Progress: LATE START SCHEDULE; 126

Madison County Schools: VIRTUAL DAY

McDowell County Schools: VIRTUAL DAY

McDowell Tech Community College (Day): TWO HOUR DELAY

Mitchell County Schools: CLOSED/TEACHER WORK DAY

Montmorenci United Methodist Church: FOOD PANTRY CLOSED

Montreat Morning School: CLOSED

Mother's Morning Out: CLOSED

Mountain Sun Community School: CLOSED

Mud Creek Christian School: CLOSED/OPTIONAL WORK DAY

Nanna's & Mommy's : OPEN AT 10:30AM


Reynolds Mountain Christian Academy: CLOSED

Rutherford County Schools: VIRTUAL DAY

Silvermont & Quebec Lunch Plus : CLOSED

SOLA School of Living Arts: CLOSED

Son Shine Preschool: CLOSED

Summit Charter School: OPEN AT 10:30AM

Temple Baptist School: CLOSED

The Christine Avery Learning Center: OPEN AT 10:30AM

The Learning Community School: CLOSED/TEACHER WORK DAY

The Mountain Community School: VIRTUAL DAY

Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy: CLOSED

Transylvania County Schools: VIRTUAL DAY

Transylvania County Transportation: CLOSED

Trinity Christian School: OPEN AT 10:30AM

Trinity of Fairview Baptist Church: DAY CLASSES CANCELLED

Verner - EHS Central: CLOSED

Verner Riceville Center [WEB]: CLOSED

Verner West at Montmorenci Center: CLOSED

WCCA - Home Delivered Meals: CLOSED

WCCA Flat Rock Children's Center: CLOSED/OPTIONAL WORK DAY

WCCA King Creek Headstart School: CLOSED/TEACHER WORK DAY


YMCA School's Out Program - ALL BUNCOMBE: OPEN AT 11AM

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