Tag: Accomack County Public Schools

By Carol Vaughn — In Touch Academy, Inc. signed a memorandum of understanding with Accomack County Public Schools March 24 to provide after-school services to students. “It’s an agreement that we’re going to work together with two of the elementary schools, Accawmacke Elementary and Metompkin,” said Pastor Willie D. Justis, program...
By Connie Morrison — Households with students in Accomack County Public Schools, as well as teachers, will have to shift gears quickly because beginning tomorrow, Monday, Jan. 11, all students will be moved to virtual or remote learning. Parents began reporting the calls and emails announcing the change beginning around 7:30...
Staff Report — Accomack County Public Schools Superintendent W.C. "Chris" Holland notified parents in a  Dec. 14 letter that a student or staff member at Metompkin Elementary School has been diagnosed with COVID-19. "This person was on school premises on December 9, 2020 and did not have direct exposure with several...
Staff Report — Accomack County Public Schools Superintendent W.C. "Chris" Holland notified parents today (Friday, Dec. 11) that "due to a COVID-19 outbreak on Tangier Island, Tangier Combined School will remain closed from Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, through Jan. 4, 2021.  Students will be learning virtually," Holland said in the...
By Connie Morrison — Add Chincoteague Elementary to the list of local schools where coronavirus cases have been recorded. Accomack County Schools Superintendent W.C. "Chris" Holland alerted parents Nov. 10 via letter that a Chincoteague Elementary student or staff member has been diagnosed with  coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease. "This...
By Carol Vaughn — Parental support will be key during the upcoming school year, said Chris Holland, Accomack County School Superintendent. Holland and other school officials updated the Accomack County Board of Supervisors about preparations for the school year, which begins Sept. 8 for students. A task force has been working out...
By Carol Vaughn . An Accomack County official asked public school administrators to look into offering high school students an emergency medical technician certification program. Supervisor Paul Muhly at the February board of supervisors meeting spoke about a Dec. 13 memo from James F. Lane, Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction, which includes...
Dear Editor: There are currently 758 students in Accomack County Public Schools who receive special education services. As required by the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), they are entitled to a free, appropriate, public education which meets their individual needs. Special education students, like their non-disabled peers, have the right...
By Stefanie Jackson-  Metompkin Elementary School “dream makers” Principal Belinda Rippon and Assistant Principal SuCora Owens-Robinson presented their school improvement plan to the Accomack school board Tuesday night. (Assistant Principal Katie Farrell was absent.) Metompkin is the only Accomack school currently accredited with conditions. All other Accomack schools are accredited. Overall,...
By Stefanie Jackson-  A presentation on Accomack schools’ success implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in its elementary and middle schools escalated into a debate over whether the school division should continue with plans to implement the program at the high school level. Coordinator of Student Services Chester Hall...