Amherst Elementary is pictured. Amherst Elementary is pictured.

Smart Start Preschool Program

ACPS is accepting applications for its 2021-2022 Smart Start Preschool Program. This program is held at
the following locations: Central Elementary, Madison Heights Elementary, and Amelon Elementary. For
more information and to access the application, please visit
Parents will be notified of acceptance on or before May 28, 2021.
Parents should not schedule appointments for their children to have physicals and immunizations at this

Student PBL Update

Amherst County Public Schools provided at-home learning for all K-12 students this week. Scores for the PBLs will not have a negative impact on any student's final grade.  Teachers may use the score to replace a low or missing grade in the coming semester.  Again, this learning opportunity will not hurt their grades. There are a variety of PBLs to choose from: if a parent feels one is too difficult,  they may select one from a lower grade. A request for a different PBL can be made directly to the teacher or principal.

Habits of Homework

Sweet Briar College pre-service teachers are again standing by to help students hone their Habits of Mind to navigate the gnarliest of homework problems and technological challenges. Times have been updated for second semester.

Please review the PBLs sent home with your student

Your student has been sent home with a USB drive that contains the PBL materials.

Along with the materials sent home your student also received a FAQ document regarding the PBLs.

 Please review those materials and contact Mrs.Crews with any feedback or questions you may have.
The PBL materials should not be completed by the student until our at home learning week from February 8-12.

PBLs will be available on CanVas in their reading and math courses for review and  completion as well.


below you will find a copy of the FAQ document for reference.

Picture Retakes

Wednesday January 13, 2021

  • In face students: retakes taken during their school day

  • AES virtual students: arrive at the school between 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Picture Day Update

AES Panther Pride Week

Join us in celebrating AES Panthers December 14 through the 17.

Monday: "Polar Express Pajama Day" - wear your favorite cozy pajamas

Tuesday: "Mad about Plaid Day" - wear plaid or flannel, mix and match it's up to you

Wednesday: "Wacky Sweater Day" -wear your wackiest tackiest sweater

Thursday: "Holiday Hat Day" -wear your best holiday inspired hat


We can't wait for all the fun!

AES Picture Day Makeup/Retakes

Mark your calendars for Wednesday December 9, 2020.

All in face instruction AES Students needing to retake or makeup their school picture will do so during the school day. 

All AES Amherst Remote Academy students needing to retake or makeup their school picuture will be able to do so from 3:30 - 4:30 pm that evening. 

** More information to come

AES Picture Day 10/28

All in face instruction students will take pictures tomorrow, Wednesday 10/28/2020.

If your AES student is a part of the Amherst Remote Academy your student will take pictures on Saturday 11/7/2020 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am 

AES Red Ribbon Spirit Week 10/26-10/30

On October 26th - October 30th, Amherst Elementary will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week. During this time, students will learn about drugs, alcohol, and tobacco products and how they can negatively affect their bodies. They will also learn about peer pressure and most importantly, how to say NO if they ever find themselves in a situation where others are offering them dangerous substances. The week will consist of lots of fun activities and an opportunity for students to sign a pledge to be drug, alcohol, and tobacco free.


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