Amelia County Public Schools Welcomes Students Back for the First Day of School on Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Amelia County Public Schools first day back will start on Wednesday, August 11 2021. Open House will be held on Thursday, August 5, 2021 (2 -7 PM). We look forward to a great start of the 2021-2022 school year! Please review our Regular Instructional Calendar linked below for the 2021-2022 school year. Also please note our new school hours posted below.
ACPS 2021-2022 Instructional Calendar- Regular Calendar- APPROVED.pdf

Superintendent's Message to the Community

Dear Parents, Students, and Amelia Community; Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year. We are so excited to be open full time this year! We are looking forward to welcoming the return of our students and seeing them Monday through Friday each week.

Many of the practices in place prior to the pandemic will be reinstated; however, some practices from the 2020-2021 school year will remain in place. We will separate student desks to the greatest extent possible. In many cases, but not all, this will mean 3 feet of distance between desks. Our schools have also worked to balance class sizes. Upon receiving signed Code of Conduct forms, individual student Chromebooks will be distributed by classroom teachers during the first week of school. Families of ACPS students attending Virtual Virginia full time this year may sign out a Chromebook from the school office with their student’s corresponding grade during office hours from August 4 to August 10. Please contact your student’s school for specific information.

All students and staff must wear a mask when riding a school bus. We will be following the CDC guidelines for masks in schools. This means students and staff who are not fully vaccinated will need to wear a mask in school.

During the 2020-2021 school year, Amelia County Public Schools (ACPS) began the strategic planning process to collaboratively create a five-year plan to move our school district into the future. This process will continue into the 2021-2022 school year. We have benefited from the participation of a variety of stakeholders and encourage your involvement in this and other ACPS events.

On August 5, 2021, from 12:00 to 7:00 p.m., we welcome families to our Open House. Each school will share information about this special event. We encourage parents to become active members of each school community. We are Team Amelia, and together the future is bright.

Sincerely,
Lori Harper, Ed.D.
Superintendent
Amelia County Public Schools


Public Comment - Use of Pandemic Relief Funding for Amelia County Public Schools- ARP Act

Amelia County Public Schools (ACPS) is seeking public comment on the use of grant funds under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) fund. ACPS requests input from the public on how funds retained at the local level should be used to assist in mitigating the effects of COVID-19 on teaching and learning. Commenters may wish to provide input on how students' academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs should be addressed, particularly for student groups that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Public comment will be accepted via Google Survey or by emailing Dr. Jan Medley, Director of Student Services, at medleyj@ameliaschools.com with the words "Public Comment" on the subject line. Public Comment will be accepted through July 19, 2021. Input provided will inform the development of the local ARP ESSER grant application.

Google Form Link: https://bit.ly/3h5pJ8Z

New School Hours

During the 2021-2022 school year, Amelia County Public Schools will be operating on a new schedule. The start times for schools will be staggered by 10 minutes. The school day will begin earlier at the high school and later at the elementary school. This new schedule, approved by the school board during the June 7th board meeting, provides equity in time for all schools.

 

School Hours

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Times

Teacher Hours

ACHS 8:05-2:55

7:45 a.m. and 2:55 p.m.

7:45-3:15

ACMS 8:15-3:05

7:55 a.m. and 3:05 p.m.

7:55-3:25

ACES 8:25-3:15

8:05 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.

8:05-3:35

 

ACPS Spring Student Recognition

Our Spring student recognition was held virtually during the June 7, 2021 School Board meeting. We are very proud of all of our students who received a special recognition from the School Board.
- Student Recognition Presentation  

Statement from Chairman of Amelia County School Board

The Amelia County School Board does not and cannot comment on personnel matters.  That said, we carefully weigh each decision and none are made in haste.  

ACPS Instructional Plan and Options for the Upcoming 2021-2022 School Year

On Tuesday, March 30, 2021 Dr. Harper, Division Superintendent, hosted a Town Hall Meeting in which she shared with the Amelia Schools community the two instructional options for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. Amelia County Public Schools will offer both in-person instruction five (5) days per week as well as fully remote/virtual instruction provided through Virtual Virginia. Parents must complete an application form which indicates their preferences for instruction and transportation for the 2021-2022 school year. Application forms have been mailed to the parents of each individual student during the week of March 29-April 2, 2021. Completed forms should be returned to the School Board office by Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Please contact Dr. Cynthia Reasoner, Director of Instruction, at reasonerc@ameliaschools.com or (804) 561-2621 if you have questions or desire additional information. Thank you for your continued support of Amelia County Public Schools.

- Approved 2021-2022 Instructional Plan

- Instructional Options Flyer For Parents
- Community Meeting Slideshow
- Application Form

Special Education Advisory Committee is Seeking Additional Members

Amelia County Public Schools is looking for additional members to serve on the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC). The purpose of the committee is to advise the school division in the education of children with disabilities and participate in developing priorities for meeting the needs of students with disabilities in the division. Committee meetings are held four times a year and are open to the public. If you are a parent of a child with a disability or an individual with a disability, reach out to Dr. Jan Medley, Director of Student Services at 804-561-2621 for an application. We are looking for a diverse representation of members across the five districts in Amelia. 
 

Pre-K Applications are now available for 2021-2022

- Pre-K Application 2021-2022.pdf
- Pre-K Aplicación 2021-2022 Spanish.pdf

Approved 2021-2022 ACPS Calendars>

On Monday, January 11, 2021 the Amelia County School Board approved the instructional calendars and approved work days/pay dates for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year.  Amelia County Public Schools will begin the 2021-2022 school year with the "regular" instructional calendar.
Highlights of the "regular" instructional calendar include the following:
  • 180 day instructional calendar which ends for students and 10 month employees prior to the Memorial Day holiday
  • Provides for a two-week Winter Break
  • Aligns Spring Break with surrounding central Virginia/ Richmond area school divisions
  • Provides a student/staff holiday on Easter Monday
  • Provides either a full teacher work day or 1/2 teacher work day at the end of the 1st and 3rd marking periods (to provide teachers with work time related to end of quarter grades and report cards)
  • Provides for (1) day for parent/teacher conferences on November 1st from 12:00-7:00 P.M., followed by a Teacher Professional Development day on November 2nd    
  • Provides for a teacher work day (student holiday) the day after an evening of parent/teacher conferences

Thank you for your continued support of Amelia County Public Schools and #TeamAmelia!    
 

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