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Benchmark Assessments October 5-16, 2015

Please open the attachment for the Amelon Elementary School Benchmark dates for our 2nd - 5th grade students.

These assessments are for the first nine weeks.  Parents will receive documentation of the results with report cards.   

If you have questions, direct communication with parents, if requested after the documents are sent home, will be available.

 

SchoolMessenger Outreach

Amherst County Public Schools (ACPS) has recently implemented a new school notification system called SchoolMessenger. SchoolMessenger is fully integrated with the Parent Portal in PowerSchool.

Our Scrolling Pictures

1. Under the leadership of Mrs. Brown, our Enrichment Specialists, TAG students explored the world of archeology and suited up as mini-archeologists!

2. Mrs. Gowen, Kindergarten Teacher, is reading her RAP book to her class.  Just look at the engagement of the eager listeners!

3. College Day featured the Spirit Wear of several local, state, and national colleges.  Our second grade team of teachers are spiffy in their college gear!  Teachers were asked to tell students about their college, mascot, major, and any other "fun facts" about their college.

If your child was absent, please send a note!

New for 2015-16:
We will be accepting faxes and emails for attendance excuses.
In the past, with the exception of doctors' excuses, these had to be handwritten.
Notes from home can now be emailed to scarter@amherst.k12.va.us.
Notes must be received within three days of the student returning to school.

Our attendance policy can be found in the student handbook portion of the Student Agenda.

Lynchburg Living Magazine presents the 2016 Top Teacher Awards

Join them in recognizing and honoring the amazing, inspiring educators in our area with the 2nd annual Top Teachers Search!

START THE PROCESS, GO TO: http://www.lynchburgliving.com/top-teachers-search/#/

Nominations begin September 1 and end October 5 then voting will begin October 12 through November 31.

All teachers nominated in the nomination period will be eligible for the voting period.

School Safety

VDOE:
Maintaining a safe and secure school building involves planning in five major categories:
 Prevention – actions schools take to prevent an emergency incident
 Protection – steps taken to secure schools against manmade or natural disasters and acts of violence
 Mitigation – actions taken to eliminate or reduce the loss of property and life by lessening the impact of an emergency
 Response – steps taken to stabilize an emergency once it has occurred
 Recovery – actions taken to restore the learning environment

To Protect Our Students With Allergies

Birthday celebrations at school must be limited to the birthday child.  Due to food allergies known and unknown and other medical conditions, treats for the entire class are not allowed.

We do this for the safety of all children and our staff members with the same allergies.

*This information can be found on page 10 of our Student Handbook in the front of the

Attention: CAR RIDERS

ACPS Attendance Zones and Bus Stops

ACPS has a new bus route program for you to check your attendance zone and bus stops!  Log on to the ACPS Website, click on Find it Here, then Find it Quickly!

www.amherst.k12.va.us/fiq

http://www.infofinderi.com/tfi/address.aspx?cid=ACS2XYAN2VCP

Out of Zone

Due to the large enrollment of students in zone for Amelon, there will be no more OUT OF ZONE applications accepted after application period ends, May 1, 2015 - July 15, 2015.

We are already at capacity in most grades.

Thank you,

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