5:00 PM Regular Monthly Business Meeting
3:30 PM Regular Monthly Business Meeting
It is with heavy hearts that we, the teachers and staff of ACPS, return to work this week with the knowledge that we have lost one of our own. Amy Wallen, bookkeeper for Appomattox Primary School, died of cancer on Friday, February 8, 2019. Prior to working for the school system, she served the students and families in our community as the Appomattox County CSA coordinator. And the job that she loved most was being a mom to her boys. Amy served as a bright light and she graced us all with her beautiful smile no matter what she was enduring. She lived with great courage and will remain an inspiration to all of us as we seek to honor her memory by living with the vigor, love and kindness that she displayed on a daily basis to us all.
On behalf of Appomattox County School Board, the faculty and staff of Appomattox County Public Schools (ACPS), I welcome you to our website.
Located in Central Virginia, Appomattox is historically significant as it served as the stage for the Confederate Army’s surrender to end the American Civil War. We provide public education to approximately 2200 students in four schools. In each of our schools; Appomattox County High School (Grades 9-12), Appomattox Middle School (Grades 6-8), Appomattox Elementary School (Grades 3-5), and Appomattox Primary School (Preschool – Grade 2); we will engage students in meaningful, rigorous, and authentic learning experiences that will encourage relevant exploration of the state’s Standards of Learning and beyond and we are proud to announce that all of our schools are fully accredited by the Virginia Department of Education.
Our school division’s theme is “Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow” and our goal is to prepare every student with the skills needed to become productive and successful citizens on the local, state, national and/or global stage. We believe each child should have access to a high quality instructional team, up-to-date technology, and innovative lessons that will prepare our students to be career or college ready upon graduation.
I encourage you to explore our website and the links to each of our four schools’ websites.
Annette A. Bennett, Ed. D.
Parents or guardians can update student information for returning students. Click this link and follow the quick directions below:
Click here for a quick FAQ with common registration questions.
New student registration must be started on campus, at any of our schools. School office hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm.
Appomattox County School Board will conduct a Joint Meeting with the Appomattox County Board of Supervisors on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 6:00 p.m., pending approval of this day and time by the Appomattox County Board of Supervisors. The meeting will be held in the School Administration Building at 316 Court Street in Appomattox, Virginia.
The Statewide Tornado Drill is a yearly opportunity to prepare Virginians for tornado emergencies and to test public warning systems.
Save the date! The Virginia State Emergency Communications Committee and the National Weather Service will conduct a statewide tornado drill and Emergency Alert System (EAS) test on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at 9:45 a.m. or on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at 9:45 a.m. as the backup date if severe weather impacts the Commonwealth of Virginia on March 19.
Appomattox County Public Schools will be participating in the statewide drill on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 9:45am.
As area meteorologists are predicting a stormy winter, we encourage you to stay connected to all school announcements about necessary closings and delays. All announcements related to school closings or delays will be communicated through:
Please make sure your contact information is current in the PowerSchool system so that we can reach you with important information. We ask that you do not call the school offices to ask about closings or delays when there is a weather event as we need to keep all phones lines open in the event of an emergency.
Reminder to all Parents/Guardians:
Appomattox County Public Schools has an app. The app allows you to keep up with your child's grades, attendance, and important information concerning your child's education. The district app combines all apps provided by the schools in one place. We would like to encourage all parents/guardians to download the app today.
ACPS has 2 other apps that are helpful for parents to download, install and use.
The PowerSchool for Parents app gives the parent/guardian a birds eye view into what is happening in your child's classroom for assignments and grades in real time. Please seach PowerSchool in the app stores.
Download the MySchoolBucks app to montior your child's cafeteria balance.
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ACPS has set up a Bullying Hotline for students and faculty to call if they feel they are being bullied. Messages can be left anonymously, if desired. School administrators are checking this number for messages and looking into any issues. The number is (434) 352-2071.
In addition to the Hotline, students and faculty can now text their concerns to (434) 609-7146. This is a texting only phone and will be checked daily. If you do not have access to a phone you can use our on-line system to send text message alerts.
For more information about bullying, please visit the following link on the Virginia Department of Education's website at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/prevention/bullying/.
If you wish to use the online form, please click District and then Report Bullying in the menu above.