Important Dismissal Information

All schools will dismiss 15 minutes later than normal on Monday, August 21, as a part of the safety concerns surrounding the solar eclipse.  The delay will take place rain or shine. For further information, please visit: http://www.amherst.k12.va.us/front-eclipse

Solar Eclipse Information

Over the last few days, questions have been raised about the solar eclipse, and the school division’s position on the matter.  Central Virginia will experience a brief total eclipse on August 21, 2017.  For two minutes and 40 seconds the moon will completely cover the face of the sun. For the Amherst area, the start of a partial eclipse will begin at 1:14 p.m. and will end at 4:05 p.m. The maximum part of the eclipse for the Amherst area will occur at 2:42 p.m. 
 

All Students Entering Sixth-Grade Must Have Tdap Immunization

Virginia law requires that all students entering sixth-grade have a tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) booster immunization prior to entry into school. Additionally, all new students enrolling into grades seven, eight, and nine must also have a Tdap booster dose.
 

Smart Start Preschool Program Information

Free, full day Pre-School for your 4 year old (must be 4 by Sept. 30, 2017)

3 Locations:

Madison Heights Elementary
Central Elementary
Amelon Elementary

Program Enrollment limited to: 90 Students, 18 in each class.

No Cost Breakfast, Lunch, and Snack. All school supplies provided. School Bus Transportation included on a limited basis.

Program meets all Virginia State Standards for Pre-School education.

Test Scores Show Improvement Across the Division

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