Mission Statement

The school and community will provide a safe, nurturing environment enabling each child to reach his or her full potential.  We believe a solid education foundation will empower students to become responsible, self reliant citizens.


Vision Statement

We will be recognized as a school of academic excellence.  The collabrative efforts of the community and school will ensure that each child becomes a life-long learner.

2014-2015 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration will be held at Amherst Elementary Wednesday, April 23rd, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 24th, 8:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m.  Children have to be age 5 on or before September 30, 2014.  All children entering kindergarten must register at teh school for the attendance zone in which they reside.  If you are unsure of your attendance zone please feel free to call Amherst Elementary to verify.

Prior to entering school, the following will need to be provided to the school:

  1. Proof of residency (for example: electric, water or cable bill)
  2. Child's Birth Certificate
  3. Child's Social Security Number
  4. Commonwealth of Virginia School Entrance Health Form (MCH 213 G) from your doctor.  This form must be completed 12 months prior to child's first day of school and include child's complete immunization record and well-child check. Code of Virginia 22.1-270
  5. Proof of required immunizations listed below:
  • Four DPT (1 DPT must be after 4th birthday)
  • Four Polio (1 dose must be after 4th birthday)
  • Two MMR (1st dose must be after 1st birthday)
  • Three Hepatitis
  • Two Varicella (Chicken Pox vaccine) or doctor's documentation that child has had chicken pox.


Please click here for calendar of events. 

Please see January Newsletter for important testing (SOL) dates.

Inclement Weather Make Up Days

February 24th is now a regular school day to make up for December 9th.

March 11th is now a regular school day.

March 28th is now a regular school day.

April 21st is now a regular school day.

May 23rd is now a regular school day.

NW3 will be extended to March 14th.

Report cards will be distributed on March 21st.













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