Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are offering online registration for Kindergarten this year. If you sent in a purple form, you should receive an email from email@example.com with information on how you can register your rising kindergarten student online. Later in the summer, when we are able, we will have a document verification day where we will review your child's original birth certificate and proof of residency in Appomattox County. These are required for final registration. If you did not send in a purple sheet with your child's name, DOB and address, please contact APS at (434) 352-5766 and leave a name and phone number so we can return your call.
Students in Bright beginnings (PreK) at APS need to register online and provide documentation on the document verification day later this summer.
Be on the lookout for information in your email box and we look forward to the next year with your little one.
Drive through meals will conclude on Wednesday, May 20th for the month of May. Check back often for updates.
The Appomattox County School Board hereby provides notice of acceptance for further review of an Unsolicited Proposal Pursuant to the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002 (PPEA). The Board (i) has received and accepted an unsolicited proposal under the PPEA, (ii) intends to evaluate the proposal, (iii) may negotiate an interim or comprehensive agreement with the proposer based on the proposal, and (iv) will accept for simultaneous consideration any competing proposals that comply with the procedures adopted by the Board and the PPEA. The proposed qualifying project is to construct additions and renovations to Appomattox County High School, as more fully explained in the proposal submitted by Jamerson-Lewis Construction, Inc. on April 27, 2020. Any parties that may be interested in submitting competing proposals shall have forty-five (45) days from the date the notice is first published, May 18, 2020, to submit their proposal. Proposals are due by 11:59 p.m. on July 2, 2020. Representatives of the Board familiar with the unsolicited proposal and the Board’s guidelines shall be available to respond to inquiries and meet with private entities that are considering the submission of a competing proposal. Inquiries and proposals should be directed to Dr. Annette Bennett, Division Superintendent, Appomattox County Public Schools, 316 Court Street, Appomattox, Virginia, 24522; non-proprietary portions of the proposals are available for inspection at that location.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
Appomattox County Public Schools today announced it is participating in the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program as part of a food assistance plan approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) that is being implemented statewide by the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) and the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (P.L. 116-127) (FFCRA) authorized a temporary food assistance program for households with children affected by school closures during the nationwide public health emergency. The Food and Nutrition Service accepted state plans for the P-EBT program and, pursuant to the authority granted under the FFCRA, FNS approved Virginia’s P-EBT operational plan in late April.
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.
Appomattox County Public Schools is happy to share with you that our online meal application is returning for the 2019-2020 school year. Starting July 1, 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.
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.