Regular Board Meeting Postponed

Due to the impending inclement weather, The Regular School Board Meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 11, 2021 has been postponed to Thursday, February 25, 2021. 

Amherst County Public Schools will be LIVE streaming this event on Amherst County Public Schools Facebook page, on our ACPS News YouTube channel and on our ACPS Website. Streaming will begin around 5:00 PM.

Review of the History and Social Science Standards of Learning: Seeking Input from the School Community

An important part of the review process for the History and Social Science Standards of Learning is the solicitation of comments from teachers, administrators, curriculum supervisors, history and social science educators, and others who have expertise with the content of the current Standards. You may review and comment on the current standards at the VDOE’s website.

Updates to the History and Social Science 2015 Curriculum Framework

Visit History & Social Science Standards of Learning to view updated History and Social Science 2015 Curriculum Framework documents for Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Virginia Studies, USI, USII and VUS courses based on the Final Report of the African American History Education Commission (PDF) recommendations. Amherst County residents can make comments or ask questions regarding the History and Social Science revisions using the

Winter PBL Update 2/10/2021

In an effort to support our families and students, Amherst County Public Schools has provided examples of all the PBLs that have been created for grades K-12. Below you will find a link to the folder “Winter PBL Examples” 

ACPS Road Map to Return

Students, families and staff of Amherst County Public Schools, we are pleased to present to you our Road Map to Return for the 2020-2021 school year. Attached you will find the Road Map to Return document, which includes an overview of the planning process and lays out key aspects of ACPS' plan to provide a safe, equitable and successful return for our students, families and staff.

Amherst Remote Academy (ARA) Information

Press Release 02/22/21

In an effort to keep our community informed Amherst County Public Schools is providing the attached information. http://www.amherst.k12.va.us/sites/default/files/02.22.21PressRelease.pdf

Press Release 02/17/21

In an effort to keep our community informed Amherst County Public Schools is providing the attached information. http://www.amherst.k12.va.us/sites/default/files/02.17.21PressRelease.pdf

ARA SOL Tests Postponed

ARA Students and Families:  The SOL tests originally scheduled for this Friday, February 19, 2021, have been postponed due to the weather forecast.  We have set our makeup date for next Friday, February 26th.  If you are a high school student, you will receive an email from Mrs. Ratliff which will allow you to sign up for a time during the week to come test at ACHS.  Middle School Reading will take place next Friday, February 26th at your base school.

Summer School Survey

Interested in participating in summer school programming during the Summer of 2021? Take a quick survey to tell us about your  preferences for summer school this year. Stay tuned for more detailed information regarding schedule and program offerings. 

Survey Link:  https://forms.gle/ZgiUrysCduX7HrNk7

Press Release 02/15/21

In an effort to keep our community informed Amherst County Public Schools is providing the attached information. http://www.amherst.k12.va.us/sites/default/files/02.15.21v2PressRelease.pdf

Press Release 02/11/21

In an effort to keep our community informed Amherst County Public Schools is providing the attached information. http://www.amherst.k12.va.us/sites/default/files/02.11.21PressRelease.pdf

Press Release 02/10/21

In an effort to keep our community informed Amherst County Public Schools is providing the attached information. http://www.amherst.k12.va.us/sites/default/files/02.10.21PressRelease.pdf

Project Based Learning Opportunities

FAQ for K-12 Winter PBLs (preguntas frecuentes) During the week of February 8-12, all ACPS students will be working to complete two Project Based Learning (PBL) opportunities in the areas of Humanities and STEM. These PBLs will be downloaded to students’ Chromebooks this week and next, to allow parents an opportunity to review content prior the week of remote instruction.

Press Release 02/09/21

In an effort to keep our community informed Amherst County Public Schools is providing the attached information. http://www.amherst.k12.va.us/sites/default/files/02.09.21PressRelease.pdf

ACPS At-Home Learning PBL Week February 8th-12th

PowerSchool App Issue

Parents and Guardians, if you are experiencing issues with the PowerSchool App on your smartphone, please see the following guide for assistance: www.amherst.k12.va.us/documents/tsg/Setting_Up_PowerSchool_App.pdf

ARA COVID-19 Reporting Protocols and SOL Tests

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Over the next few weeks ACPS will be administering End of Course SOL tests to our Middle and High school ARA students who are currently taking courses that require such tests. To help with our COVID-19 response, I would like to remind you of our COVID-19 reporting protocols.  We ask that you notify your ARA school administration if your student meets any of the following conditions:

New Statewide Measures to Contain the Spread of COVID-19

On Friday, November 13, 2020 Governor Ralph S. Northam announced new statewide measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. 

One of these measures is to limit gatherings to 25 people. The social gathering limit does not apply to instructional education settings, including classrooms, buses, cafeteria, and recess. Therefore, ACPS’ health mitigation plan will not change at this time. 

We are still awaiting guidance from the VHSL on extracurricular activities. ACPS will continue to keep families informed as we receive information.

2020 District Operations Survey

To continue to best serve the needs of our families, students, and staff - Amherst County Public Schools is in need of your feedback. ACPS has developed a 2020 District Operations Survey to give you an opportunity to report on different areas of Amherst County Public Schools. We encourage you to take the time to complete this survey so that we can identify more ways to support the ACPS community.  The link to this survey can be accessed below:

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