ACPS School Board Meeting October 10 (Regular)

The Amelia County School Board will hold its October Regular Board Meeting, according to Code of Virginia 2.2-3707, on Monday, October 10, 2022, in the School Board Office conference room at 8701 Otterburn Road, Amelia, Virginia. Closed Session will be held at 5:00 p.m. and Open Session will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Public comments are encouraged. You may continue to email you public comments, if any, to the Clerk of the Board at [email protected]. We will continue to provide temporary streaming of the Board Meeting.
An agenda for the meeting will be available at Board Docs on the Amelia County Public Schools website at: www.amelia.k12.va.us . If you have any questions, please call 804-561-2621.

ACPS School Board Meeting October 07 (Training)

The Amelia County School Board will hold a Meeting according to the Code of Virginia 2.2-3707 (D), on Friday, October 07, 2022 in the Board Room at Amelia County School Board Office at 8701 Otterburn Road, Amelia, Virginia. The purpose of this meeting is for Master Board Training by the Virginia School Boards Association.

ACES Drop-off and Pickup Location & Line-up Changes

Amelia County Public Schools and the Amelia County Sheriff's Department have worked together over the summer to develop a plan to create a safe and efficient drop-off/pickup traffic pattern for Amelia County Elementary School families. This year, drop-off and pickup will occur in the bus loop at the back of the school after all buses have departed at 8:10 AM and 3:30 PM. ACES parents will line up at the county lot until the buses have exited. Once the buses have departed, families will be directed to start entering the ACES bus loop at the rear of the school. A diagram is attached as a reference. Please review the following letter for more details. 
ACES Transportation Letter.pdf

Amelia Teachers and Staff Make a Difference

The Virginia Department of Education is releasing two sets of data. The first data to be released includes raw test score data from the spring of this year (2022). This data is listed on School Quality Profiles. The second set of data to be released in mid-September is accreditation data. Accreditation data includes student growth, recovery, and English learner data. The past two years have been challenging for students, teachers, and staff. It is widely known that student achievement suffered as a result of schools closing in March 2020, students attending school only 2-4 days per week during the 2020-2021 school year, and quarantine restrictions on students (up to as many as 24 days) over the past two years. Over 1,000 students (more than 60% of our students) missed 10 days or more of school last year due to isolation or quarantine.

Amelia County Public Schools is proud of the growth made by students last year, even with quarantine restrictions in place. Our teachers and staff have worked diligently to support student growth and achievement. The pandemic has taken years of learning from students and recovery isn’t going to happen overnight. It will take years. We are on a growth trajectory, accelerating learning to the greatest extent possible. Our students are thriving being back in school fulltime, and we are excited about continuing to support the growth of each student as they overcome any learning loss that may have occurred. Please join with us in thanking our teachers and staff for the work they’ve done, and continue to do, for our Amelia students. 

Superintendent's Welcome Message to Parents, Students, and the Amelia Community

Welcome Letter

ACPS Career and Technical Education (CTE) task force is seeking community volunteers

Team Amelia: Amelia County Public Schools is in the process of creating a Career and Technical Education (CTE) committee/task force which will work to examine our existing CTE program offerings and research possible new offerings. We are seeking community supporters and volunteers to join our CTE committee. We envision meeting together several times during the fall. If you are interested in serving the Amelia Schools community in this capacity please contact Dr. Cynthia Reasoner, Director of Instruction, at [email protected] or at the ACPS School Board Office at (804) 561-2621. We appreciate your continued support of 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.
The current plan (Amelia ARP ESSER LEA Plan) is located on the division's webpage under the tab labeled "COVID Response". Public comment will be accepted via Google Survey at https://forms.gle/Ur9jNhfjci9yoQ3h6 or by emailing Dr. Jan Medley, Director of Student Services, at [email protected] with the words "Public Comment" on the subject line. Input provided will inform potential amendments to the local ARP ESSER grant application  

Letter from Dr. Harper, Division Superintendent, regarding some of our accomplishments over the last three years. ACPS appreciates our community's tremendous support!

Letter of Accomplishments   

ACPS Named Among Top Schools & Universities by Virginia Living


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Approved 2022-2023 Instructional Calendar

On Monday, February 7, 2022 the Amelia County School Board approved the 2022-2023 Instructional Calendar.  Highlights of the calendar include:  
  • 178 day instructional calendar
  • First day of school is Wednesday, August 10th.  Open House is Thursday, August 4th
  • Two days off for Labor Day holiday:  Friday, September 2nd and Monday, September 5th
  • Full teacher workday at the end of each marking period:  October 14th, January 2nd, March 10th, with May 30th being an optional teacher workday if needed
  • Fall Parent Teacher Conference Day is Thursday, November 10th
  • Spring Parent-Teacher Conference Day is a ½ day early dismissal on Thursday, March 16th
  • Fall Break is November 21st - November 25th
  • Winter Break is December 19th - December 30th
  • First day of second semester is Tuesday, January 3rd with a teacher workday on Monday, January 2nd
  • Spring Break is April 3rd- April 7th with Easter Monday off (April 10th)  if not required to serve as a snow make-up day
  • Last day of school is Friday, May 26th as a half-day early dismissal with the afternoon as a teacher workday.  Tuesday, May 30th is  an optional teacher workday if teachers need the extra time to help finalize report cards and pack up classrooms
ACPS 2022-2023 Instructional Calendar- APPROVED.pdf

Amelia First 2027 Strategic Plan

The Amelia County School Board approved the Amelia First 2027 Strategic Plan which will span from 2022 through 2027.  The Strategic Plan is the compilation of work from over 70 staff members, parents, students, administrators and community supporters which took place over 35 meetings and 250 hours of time.

The Amelia First 2027 Strategic Plan focuses on the following:

·      Developing an innovative curriculum and instruction

·      Ensuring an inclusive curriculum

·      Developing support systems for students

·      Strengthening community partnerships

·      Ensuring Integrated Technology Systems

·      Attracting Highly Qualified Team Members

   

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All learners will be exemplary citizens, forward thinking, spurred to innovate, and future ready.

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The mission of Amelia County Public Schools, a small, inclusive community,  is to develop curious, life-long learners who strive for excellence and success through unique learning experiences led by a highly-motivated educational team in partnership with families and the community. 

 

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