The mission of Byrd Elementary School is to provide an education by highly qualified professionals that enhances accountability, respect, and self sufficiency through research-based instructional practices, parental involvement, and community support.
ONLINE STUDENT REGISTRATION FOR THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR IS UNDERWAY
Aiken County Public Schools' online rolling student registration for all new and returning students is underway. Parents and guardians of new ACPS students, those who are applying to ACPS Pre-Kindergarten programs and incoming Kindergarten students should click on the words "New Student Registration" to be directed to the new ACPSD student registration page.
For parents and guardians of all returning ACPS students, the best way to register online is to click on the words "PowerSchool Parent Portal" to access the link to 2020-21 online registration, which will be located at the bottom left of the page. Simply click the “Returning Student Registration 2020-2021” link to get started.
Parents who need to set up a Parent Portal account should reach out to their current school for information on how to access the parent portal account. Student Information Clerks will support parents and guardians. Parents and guardians may click on the words "school zone locator" to find their student's zoned school.
We are looking forward to a terrific 2020-21 school year, and to welcoming back teachers, staff members and students to our respective campuses. Parents and guardians please take advantage of our online student registration as soon as possible.
4K & 5k Registration
Registration is open for all students including returning students, first time Kindergarten students and families with 4 year olds applying for the Child Early Reading and Development Education Program (CERDEP). Applications for the 4K CERDEP program does not guarantee admission but ALL interested families are encouraged to apply.
As part of online registration, you may submit required information, including requests for bus transportation, pay registration fees, and submit residency verification documents. Parents of bus riders should complete the online form as soon as possible to provide proper notification to the Department of Transportation.
Returning student families should register using their Powerschool Parent Portal account. Simply visit your Parent Portal account and look for Returning Student Registration 2020-2021. If you need assistance in either establishing or accessing your Parent Portal account, please contact your child's current school.
New Student Registration: Entering Kindergarten students, those applying for the four year old Child Early Reading and Development Education Program (CERDEP) and those students brand new to Aiken County (not enrolled in an Aiken County school in 2019/20) will use the NEW registration form which can be found here: Registration Link
Prior to beginning the online registration, please collect two (2) documents that support proof of residency. These documents can be scanned and uploaded during the registration process. Acceptable documents include:
•Mortgage contract or statement,
•SC Driver's License or ID Card,
•Property Tax bill or Receipt
•Utility Bill (electric, water or gas)
•Cable/satellite, Internet or telephone bill
•Homeowners/renters Insurance policy
•Notarized Letter from Landlord
ATLANTIC BROADBAND OFFERING 60-DAYS FREE INTERNET TO QUALIFYING FAMILIES - While Aiken County Public School's Distance Learning Packets are accessible virtually or through printed packets, we wanted to make students and families aware of a community partner offering no-cost internet for a limited period of time to qualifying families. If interested, see the below letter from Atlantic Broadband, offering internet to families in need for 60 days during this school closure. Please note that eligibility requirements include qualification for a public assistance program and that a paid service would automatically be billed following the 60 days if not cancelled according to their specifications. Aiken County Public Schools is simply passing along this offer.
Atlantic Broadband's Letter is below:
Dear School Families:
We hope that you are staying safe and healthy as we take precautionary steps in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
We know that many employees are now working from home, while students of all ages are adjusting to an online learning environment. We recognize that these changes may be difficult for households that do not have easy access to the Internet.
To ensure that the public has access to the internet during the COVID-19 outbreak, particularly households with students, Atlantic Broadband, a local provider that serves homes in our school district, has introduced a new service, “Atlantic Broadband Internet Assist”. The new service is available for a limited time to serviceable residents in Atlantic Broadband’s operating area who are in financial need and who do not presently have internet from Atlantic Broadband.
To qualify, residents must be eligible for any of the following public assistance programs: National School Lunch Program (NSLP), Public Housing Assistance, Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), and/or Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). Customers will be required to provide proof of eligibility subject to the review and discretion of Atlantic Broadband.
The 15/1 Mbps Internet Assist service, normally priced at $9.99 per month plus taxes and fees, will be offered free for 60 days with free installation and a free modem. Those interested in the service should contact Atlantic Broadband at (888) 536-9600.
For other services that might fit your needs, see additional offerings at Atlanticbb.com.
Offer Details: Services subject to availability. Offer expires 04/30/2020. Only available to residential customers who meet all of the following qualifications: residential customers who 1) do not currently subscribe to an Atlantic Broadband Internet Service and who have not subscribed to Atlantic Broadband Internet Service in the last one hundred and twenty (120) days; 2) do not have any past due balances with Atlantic Broadband; 3) have not been disconnected from any Atlantic Broadband service within the last twelve (12) months due to nonpayment; and meet the eligibility criteria noted in letter above. Customers will be required to provide proof of eligibility subject to the review and discretion of Atlantic Broadband. Offer includes 15 Mbps download and 1Mbps upload speed Internet service free for 60 days, which will be included on Customer’s invoice as a credit. After the 60 days, such credit will cease and Customer’s monthly service charge will increase to $9.99 a month. Additional services, receivers, equipment, installation fees, taxes, fees and other surcharges may not be included, such as the High Speed Network Recovery Fee currently at $4.25, and may be subject to increases during the promotional period. Credit check and/or deposit may be required. If customer discontinues any service during the promotional period, prices will revert to the then current retail rate for remaining services. Speeds are stated for download and upload only over wired connections. Actual Internet speeds, including wireless speeds, may vary due to conditions outside of network control and congestion, including customer location, equipment, and access through a wireless connection, and are not guaranteed; please see Atlantic Broadband’s Network Management Disclosure at atlanticbb.com for details. Additional terms and conditions apply. Call Atlantic Broadband for more details. © 2020 Atlantic Broadband. All Rights Reserved.
Michelle B. Kennedy Appointed A.L. Corbett Middle School Principal for the Upcoming 2020-21 School Year
While she began the 2019-20 school year as an assistant principal at A.L. Corbett Middle School, when Ms. Kennedy was offered an expanded leadership role as the school’s interim principal she jumped at the opportunity and never looked back.
Wagener-Salley High School welcomes this award-winning teacher, assistant principal and instructional leader.
The current Principal of Belvedere Elementary School will begin his new role in July, and have the opportunity to provide support and guidance to many more educators.
Casey Rogers has poured his heart and creativity into the students, faculty and staff at Langley-Bath-Clearwater (LBC) Middle School as a teacher and assistant principal over the last four years. He will continue in a new role as the school’s principal during the 2020-21 school year.
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Attributes of Premier Students
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!