Continued School Closure Annouced by Governor Northam on March 23


Continued School Closure Announced by Governor Northam on March 23

From ACPS Superintendent, Dr. Annette A. Bennett:

Raider Nation,

We regret to inform you that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Northam has decided to close all public and private schools until the end of the school year. 

We are promised that the Virginia Department of Education will provide guidance to all divisions in our efforts to provide continuity of instruction and food services during this time.  Other areas on which we are to be given prompt guidance include:

  • Graduation Requirements
  • Awarding Standard Credit and Verified Credit (in the absence of SOL testing)
  • Closing the instructional gaps created by the loss of instruction.

As these and many more questions are answered in the next few days, weeks, and months to come, I will make every effort to maintain communication with you. Please frequent this website for updates and new information as it is released. 

I understand these are uncertain times for us all.  The decisions being made are unprecedented and there is no script to follow. However, I have no doubt we will weather this storm together, and we will come through this on the other side stronger, and more prepared to take on future challenges.

I thank everyone in our community for all you are doing to support our children at this time.