Aiken County Public School District

Achieving Excellence

  • 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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Back-to-School Information

  • B2S Safely

    On Tuesday, July 14, Aiken County Public Schools' Board of Trustees approved a Back To School Safely Plan that was thoughtfully developed by a comprehensive Task Force comprised of representatives from all areas of our organization and a great deal of parental and community input. Our plan gives families two options-AIKEN iNNOVATE, full-time virtual learning; or a Transition to Traditional Education as soon as it is safe to do so, based on recommendations from local, state and national health officials, and the spread of coronavirus in our community.

    We believe that these options best align to CDC and DHEC guidelines and the desires of many parents, teachers, staff and community members. On Wednesday, July 29, Aiken County Public Schools' Board of Trustees approved a new starting date of Monday, August 31, for the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. 

    Back-To-School information is located under our "Community" Channel > Back-2-School Safely. Parents and Guardians may also click on the words "AIKEN iNNOVATE GUIDEBOOK" to access the school district's go-to guide for information related to our all-virtual instructional platform for the 2020-21 school year.

Student Registration

  • In order to help our District prepare for virtual and in-classroom staffing needs, PPE (personal protective equipment) purchases, technology needs, etc., parents/guardians are urged to register as soon as possible for the 2020-2021 school year. Whether your family opts for AIKEN iNNOVATE, our fully-virtual option for students in Kindergarten-12th grade, or your plan is to transition to a more traditional in-classroom learning environment (as soon as it is safe to do so) all students must complete their regular student registration through our Parent Portal. 

    Due to continued spread of coronavirus in our community and public health recommendations for physical distancing, District-wide In-Person Registration Days will not be held this summer and all registration will be conducted online through our Parent Portal. Parents/guardians/students who have questions about registration or who would like assistance with the online registration process are encouraged to contact their school(s). All Aiken County Public Schools are open this summer Monday-Thursday, though calling ahead and making an appointment is encouraged. 

    Aiken County Public Schools is looking forward to welcoming students back to school for the 2020-2021 school year in the setting that is most comfortable for our students and families. We appreciate, in advance, families prioritizing registration. To get started, please click on the words "Student Registration." 

072920 Aiken County Board of Education Special Called Virtual Meeting

July 28, 2020, Aiken County Board of Education Meeting

A Statement from the Heart of our Superintendent

  • Part of Aiken County Public Schools’ stated mission is to establish a culture of quality defined by integrity, optimism, unity, and service. Our nation is hurting right now, and it seems as if optimism and unity are as far away as I have ever seen. Restoring optimism and establishing unity will require integrity and a servant's heart. Restoration begins with all of us having the courage to be honest about our own biases and to recognize that we are shaped by the experiences of our own journeys. I am not color blind. I could not have served as an educator for more than three decades without recognizing the struggles that so many of my students experienced and continue to experience with poverty and prejudice. I know that injustices such as what we are again witnessing have a deep and profound impact on our students and their families.

    I join hands with my many friends, neighbors, and colleagues in love and solidarity and with a true desire to see our nation and its communities healed. I pray that we will see beyond our own experience and recognize the role we must all play in disrupting racism and repelling the hate and oppression that continue to surface in our society. I recognize the power in education to catapult families from poverty and to propel us forward. I am committed to protecting the rights and dignity of each employee, student and family with a goal to work as One Team of varied colors, talents, and gifts in service to our community.  

    King Laurence, Superintendent

Announcements

  • FARMS TO FAMILIES PROGRAM COMING TO AIKEN COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS - In partnership with Titan Farms of Ridge Spring, students and families in our community will have access to fresh produce through a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) program called Farms to Families.

    On the dates provided below, schools participating in the program will receive boxes of produce, each weighing around 20 pounds, delivered by Titan Farms. The produce will be available on a first-come-first-served basis from 10:30 a.m. until all produce boxes have been distributed.

    Schools serving as Wednesday distribution sites for the Farms to Families program include North Aiken Elementary, Belvedere Elementary, Mossy Creek Elementary, Oakwood-Windsor Elementary, Warrenville Elementary, and Graniteville Elementary. These schools will receive boxes of produce on July 22 and July 29, as well as August 5 and August 12.

    Schools serving as Thursday distribution sites include Busbee Elementary and Ridge Spring Elementary. These schools will receive produce boxes on July 23 and July 30, as well as August 6 and August 13.

    072220 Farms to Families

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  • SUMMER MEALS - Aiken County Public Schools has extended its nutrition services throughout the summer months. In partnership with the USDA, the Seamless Summer Program will provide free meals to all children 18 years old and younger at 18 designated sites located throughout the county.

    A grab-and-go meal bag containing breakfast and lunch will be available Monday-Thursday June 8th-July 31st for pick-up from 10:30 a.m.-noon at Aiken Elementary, Belvedere Elementary, Byrd Elementary, Chukker Creek Elementary, Clearwater Elementary, Busbee Elementary, East Aiken School of the Arts, Gloverville Elementary, Graniteville Elementary, Greendale Elementary, Hammond Hill Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, Mossy Creek Elementary, North Aiken Elementary, Oakwood-Windsor Elementary, Ridge Spring-Monetta Elementary, Warrenville Elementary, and Jackson STEM Middle Magnet.

    A parent/guardian must accompany elementary and middle school-aged children while picking up lunches. Additionally, any adult may purchase breakfast for $2.25 and lunch for $3.75. Free adult meals are available to those 19 years and older who have a physical or mental disability and are enrolled in school.

    Details about community organizations providing food to families in need will be located on our website acpsd.net under the Nutritional Resources tab of the Community Channel. Community organizations offering free meals to students and families are encouraged to email communications@acpsd.net to be included in that directory.

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  • NOVEL CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION - Understanding that parents/guardians, teachers, and staff have concerns about the widely-publicized new or “novel” coronavirus, COVID-19, and how this new family of viruses could impact our community and public schools, our district administration wants to ensure you are made aware of preventative efforts and procedures in place related to this public health concern. Please visit our webpage devoted to sharing updates, prevention details and other information by clicking on the words "Coronavirus Prevention & Updates." 

    COVID 19 Flyer

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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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