ACPS will start school for the 20-21 school year as follows:
--Tuesday, September 8 - Raider Remote will launch with 4 days of orientation and logistical support
--Monday, September 14 - Hybrid/In-person learning will begin
Below are links to important information related to the ACPS Reopening Plan.
Health & Safety
Effective immediately, Appomattox County Public Schools will be serving meals at no charge to children 18 and under. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved waivers for local school divisions and other federal meal program sponsors to implement the Summer Food Service Program to provide meals to children in the community free of charge through December 31, 2020. The waivers support access to nutritious meals while minimizing exposure to COVID-19.
The new school year requires a new meal application. Although school meals will be provided free to all children, school funding depends on completed meal applications. A new meal application must be completed if you have not already been notified that your student is approved for free meals. It is important to submit a completed meal application as soon as possible.
• Only one meal application is needed for each household.
• Applications are available online at https://www.acpsweb.net/
Meals are available to all children including those learning in-person or virtually and regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Meals will be provided, on a first come, first served basis at the following time and location:
Appomattox Elementary School will be the pick-up site for students from all schools. Pick-up day will be Wednesdays, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, beginning September 16, 2020 and ending December 16, 2020.
Raider Remote students (virtual full-time):
Meals are available for pick-up each Wednesday (4:00 pm-6:00 pm). The meal packages will provide breakfast and lunch for five days for each child.
Hybrid students (combination of in-person and virtual):
APS and AES students (in-person four days per week) will receive a meal package on Tuesdays to take home which will contain their breakfast and lunch for the following day.
AMS and ACHS students (in-person two days per week) may pick up meal packages on Wednesday afternoons (4:00 pm-6:00 pm) which will contain their breakfast and lunch for the three days they are not in school.
Appomattox Elementary School will be the pick-up site for students from all schools. Pick-up day will be Wednesdays, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, beginning September 16, 2020 and ending December 16, 2020. Students are not required to be in the vehicle during meal pick-up.
As part of new private school progress monitoring requirements, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has developed a survey to obtain information from parents of students with disabilities who are served in private schools for students with disabilities, as well as a survey to obtain information from the students’ perspective. If your child attends a private school for students with disabilities, please complete the parent survey at this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020PVTSCHPARENT and have your child complete the student survey at this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020PVTSCHSTUDENT. The surveys are open and are available until October 30, 2020. Thank you for participating in this information gathering process for VDOE.
Updated: July 15, 2020
Appomattox County Public Schools is happy to share with you that our online meal application is returning for the 2020-2021 school year. Starting July 15, you will be able to submit an application. Please see the Nutrition section of our website for more information. (Departments menu, then Food and Nutrition)
The clickable link to the online application can be found on this home page under Quick Links.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highly recommends that people of all ages stay away from large gatherings. This limiting of gatherings is called social distancing. Many universities, public schools, and sporting institutions have been shut down for the next few weeks in an effort to prevent the virus from spreading.
The goal of social distancing is to prevent sick people from coming in close contact with healthy people thus preventing and reducing the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The CDC defines social distancing as “remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance (at least 6 feet) from others when possible.” Congregate settings include sporting events, festivals, parades, church services and functions, grocery stores, coffee shops, concerts, and large hangout settings which include skating rings, malls, and movie theaters. Social distancing also includes avoiding handshakes, close contact such as hugging, avoiding public transportation when possible, limit nonessential travel, and working from home if applicable.
Other acts to prevent the spread of the virus include frequent hand-washing, use of hand sanitizer, using proper respiratory etiquette, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and staying at home when not feeling well. Hand-washing should be completed before you eat, after using the restroom, after playing with pets, after sneezing, blowing your nose or coughing, before and after touching a cut or open sore, after playing outside, and anytime hands are visibly soiled. Proper respiratory etiquette helps to limit the transmission of respiratory pathogens spread by droplet or airborne routes. Proper respiratory etiquette includes covering your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, using tissues and throwing them away after use, and washing your hands or using hand sanitizer every time you touch your mouth or nose.
If you are sick, please stay home and avoid public places. Clean and disinfect frequently high touched surfaces daily. Such surfaces include tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, video game controllers, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
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.
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.