With engaged and capable teachers and staff, a shared vision to nurture and support students, and community partnerships that enhance the academic, career and extra-curricular opportunities for all, Aiken County Public School District is THE choice for public school education in the Central Savannah River Area.
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DISTRICT EMPLOYEE COVID-19 VACCINATION SITE SIGN-UP AND PRE-REGISTRATION WITH RURAL HEALTH SERVICES OPENS MONDAY AT 12:01 A.M. - All eligible Aiken County Public Schools employees will be able to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment at one of six high school locations starting at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, March 8.
Employees will receive a direct link to the vaccination sign-up page via their District email in addition to the website access provided below. It is critical that District employees follow the four steps outlined below to ensure that all available vaccination time slots are filled only with those individuals who are eligible to receive the first shot of the Moderna Vaccine.
STEP ONE: Please review the questions below to determine vaccination eligibility. PLEASE NOTE: If you respond "Yes" to any of the five questions it is not medically recommended that you receive a COVID-19 vaccination at this time. If you respond "Yes" to any question please DO NOT sign up for a site location appointment.
VACCINATION ELIGIBILITY QUESTIONS
1. Have you had an acute illness (for example, a cold or fever) within the last 24 hours?
2. Are you currently in quarantine or isolation (e.g. post-travel, post-exposure) and are not yet cleared to return to work?
3. Have you been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 90 days?
4. Have you been treated with antibody therapy for COVID-19 within the past 90 days?
5. Have you received any vaccination within the past 14 days, to include flu vaccines?
Remember, if you responded "Yes" to any of the five eligibility questions it is not medically recommended that you receive a COVID-19 vaccination at this time. If you responded "Yes" to any question please DO NOT sign up for a site location appointment.
STEP TWO: Click on the words ACPSD EMPLOYEE VACCINATION SIGN-UP (ACPSD Password Protected) to access the vaccine appointment sign-up link. Employees will need to sign in with their District computer login credentials. This includes the first part of the employee's email address before the "@" sign, and the employee's District password. Employees who need email or password assistance are asked to call the ACPSD Technology Department Helpline at 803-641-2642 beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, March 8.
STEP THREE: Once you have signed up for a vaccination appointment time at one of our six high school locations, please click on the following link to complete vaccination pre-registration with Rural Health Services. All ACPSD employees who sign up for a vaccination appointment must complete pre-registration with Rural Health Services. PLEASE NOTE: Failure to complete pre-registration will increase the amount of time you will have to wait to receive your vaccine.
To view instructions on how to pre-register with Rural Health Services, please click on the words RURAL HEALTH SERVICES PRE-REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS.
Once you have reviewed the pre-registration instructions, please click on the words PRE-REGISTER NOW to be taken to the Rural Health Services website.
For information or questions regarding pre-registration with Rural Health Services, please contact Raven Emanuel by phone at (803) 380-7021.
STEP FOUR: District employees are asked to have their insurance card with them on the day of their vaccination appointment.
THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT A STUDENT TRANSFER REQUEST FORM IS FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2021 - The District's student transfer request period for the 2021-22 school year opened Tuesday, February 16, 2021, and will close Friday, March 26, 2021. Please click on the words SCHOOL CHOICE for additional information. Click on the words TRANSFER REQUEST FORM to access a copy of the student transfer request form.
As a reminder, schools that are at capacity will not be available for transfer. If you have any questions about the process, please call 803-641-2420 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key dates to remember:
February 16 – March 26, 2021 - Choice/transfer applications will be accepted by mail, email, or hand delivery.
March 26, 2021 - Choice/transfer application deadline.
April 14, 2021 - Parents who submitted applications by the deadline will be notified of their choice/transfer application status.
April 30, 2021 - Deadline for appealing transfer decisions to the Area Advisory Council.
ONLINE ATHLETICS TICKET SALES OPEN THROUGH GOFAN - In a new partnership with online athletics ticketing leader GoFan, the Aiken County Public School District (ACPSD) is pleased to announce that all middle school and high school sports programs now offer contactless ticket sales online.
Fans who experience difficulty purchasing online tickets are encouraged to email GoFan customer service at email@example.com.
Links to each school's GoFan tickets page are provided below:
Main GoFan Page
Aiken High School
Midland Valley HS
North Augusta HS
Ridge Spring Monetta HS
Silver Bluff HS
South Aiken HS
A.L. Corbett MS
Jackson STEM MS
Leavelle McCampbell MS
New Ellenton MS STEAM Magnet
North Augusta MS
Paul Knox MS
Ridge Spring Monetta MS
TECHNOLOGY HOTLINE AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT AIKEN INNOVATE FAMILIES - The ACPSD Technology Department has implemented a helpline for AIKEN iNNOVATE parents, guardians, and students who need assistance with district-issued devices. This helpline will be able to assist with hardware, email/Office365 accounts, and internet access issues. The number is 803-641-2642.
WE ARE HIRING NEW BUS MONITORS AND DRIVERS - Aiken County Public Schools is looking for responsible and reliable individuals to join our exciting One Team as new bus monitors and bus drivers. We offer free training and licensing so no experience is necessary. Anyone who may be interested in serving as a new bus monitor or bus driver is encouraged to contact Patrick Ott by phone at (803) 641-2428 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Join our One Team family today!
District Partnering With Rural Health Services To Offer Optional Employee Vaccinations During Statewide Phase 1B
Vaccines will be offered at six sites during the month of March to offer all District employees who wish to receive the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine the opportunity to do so. Online registration opens Monday, March 8.
Public Education Partners (PEP) and Community Supporters Provide $6,590 in Grant Funding to Educators
PEP Teacher Grants support educators in nine Aiken County Public Schools.
Students and staff who exhibit symptoms must remain at home, and parents are encouraged to monitor their children for symptoms prior to each school day.
Aiken Scholars Academy, UofSC Aiken Launch Facility Project for Permanent ‘Home of the Phoenix’ for 2021-22
Applications for the incoming 2021-22 freshman Aiken Scholars Academy student cohort are live online through March 1st.
The retired Aiken County educator, who dedicated more than 40 years to serving students, was featured in the Aiken Standard's Sunday Best.
Educators at Schofield Middle and Midland Valley High schools share how they engage students during Black History Month.
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Aiken County Public Schools is very proud to be Aiken's Choice for Best Place to Work!
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For a closer look at the Attributes of Premier students in Aiken County Public Schools, click on the words "Attributes of Premier Students," or simply look around your school as we're sharing these attributes in a big way and posters and banners are everywhere!
Our Flags Today
Our flags fly at half-staff upon the death of principal figures as a mark of respect for their memory as ordered by the President and/or Governor. Click here for more information on our flag status today. In many instances, students are responsible for participating in or conducting flag-related exercises. While a great responsibility and honor for our students, we believe that it also helps build a sense of patriotism and civic pride.
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Electronic Flyers On Your Mobile Device & In Your Inbox, Putting Student Activities At Your Fingertips!