Appomattox County School Board
Special Called Meeting
Monday, July 13, 2020; 5:00 p.m.
School Administration Building
316 Court Street; Appomattox, VA
Members of the public wishing to address the School Board must submit a request in writing to the Superintendent one (1) day prior to the School Board Meeting. Requests may be submitted to the School Board Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the state of Virginia government mandates in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting may be accessed electronically.
Access the School Board Meeting (with no participatory options) via the link below:
If you are unable to access the meeting with the link above, you may join by dialing the following phone number:
PIN: 548 846 187#
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ACPS Policy on Special School Board Meetings can be found by clicking the link below:
New Student Registion is open via TELEPHONE only. COVID restrictions are still in place and only ACPS employees are allowed in our buildings. To start a new student registration, please call the school’s office, Monday-Friday 9am-3pm. You will start this process with a phone call, but most of it will be completed online. We will hold a Verification Day for necessary paperwork at a later date this summer.
If you are an out of county student, the Out of County Application can be found in our Quick Links section (to the lower left hand side of this annoucement) on this website.
Grades PK-2 are located at Appomattox Primary School 434-352-5766
Grades 3-5 are located at Appomattox Elementary School 434-352-7463
Grades 6-8 are located at Appomattox Middle School 434-352-8257
Grades 9-12 are located at Appomattox County High School 434-352-7146
School Supply Lists are being re-evaluated. Please check back later in June for updated lists. Thank you.
Appomattox County Public Schools will offer remedial summer school sessions to selected students for all grade levels. Instruction is offered during a three-week period, June 8-26, Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 11:30 am. If you need the physical address of a church please call your school's office or central office.
APS - (434) 352-5677
AES- (434) 352-7463
AMS - (434) 352-8257
ACHS - (434) 352-7146
Central Office - (434) 352-8251
Students are recommended for summer school sessions based on their academic progress and specific needs. Primary focus of the summer school sessions for 2020 will be on reading and math skills.
Due to the closure of all Virginia schools by Governor Ralph Northam, summer school classes are not yet permitted to be held in ACPS school buildings. Therefore, ACPS has partnered with a number of churches throughout the county to provide locations for classrooms. Suggested Covid-19 guidelines will be followed to ensure a safe environment for students and staff.
If you have any questions about the Appomattox County Public Schools summer school program, please contact the Director of Student Services, Mrs. Beth Haught at (434) 352-8251.
The 4-Year-Old Program for Appomattox County Public Schools, Bright Beginnings, is now accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year. Due to the Covid-19 school closure, offices are not open for the submission of applications. A secure drop-box is available at the front entrance of Appomattox Primary School where you may leave your completed application. You may also submit your application by email (email@example.com). A Verification Day for you to submit required documents will be scheduled after the governor allows schools to open. This will be announced on the division website at a later date.
You may submit copies of income and residence verification along with your completed application, however, you will need to bring the original Birth Certificate document for your child to the school on Verification Day. If you submit income and residence verification, a temporary determination of eligibility can be made pending the Birth Certificate verification.
Applications are available in a box outside APS or you can call and request that one be mailed to you (Appomattox Primary School—352-5766 or Appomattox County School Board Office—352-8251). The application is also posted on the school division website in our Quick Links (on our homepage under Upcoming Events or click the link below) if you wish to print it yourself. If you have questions, you may call either Mrs. Allison Maxwell at APS or Mrs. Beth Haught at the School Board Office.
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.