We are sending a special "thank you" to our friends at The Rock Hill Christian Church Disciples of Christ for organizing an ice cream social for the hybrid students at all of our schools yesterday. Members of the church met with Superintendent Dr. Gilmore to brainstorm a way to bring smiles to our scholars' faces. Italian ice was provided by Randolph Artisan Italian & Gelato.
We are excited to begin our Fall Parenting Partners Virtual Workshop series. Register by visiting https://bit.ly/3mTWF4p today!
It is with sadness that we inform you of the death of a freshman at Allendale-Fairfax High School last evening. Parents, our students will have varied reactions to the death of a peer. Any reaction is normal in the grief process and can range from withdrawal to crying and anger. I encourage you to openly discuss with your child his/her reactions and feelings regarding this tragedy. If any student should need additional counseling support, we encourage him/her to contact the School Counseling Department at (803) 584-2311. We ask that you keep our students, staff, and community in your thoughts and prayers today.
Join us for the ACS Parent Support Meeting to better assist your child with learning in our current circumstances. Topics that will be covered include at-home iReady testing, TutorMe and Virtual and hybrid model learning. All attendees are required to wear face masks. Temperature checks will take place upon entry and social distancing will be enforced. We look forward to seeing you there!
Allendale-Fairfax Middle Schools sends a special "thank you" to the Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church for donating $50 gift cards for each teacher to purchase additional classroom sanitizing supplies. "We wish to express our deepest appreciation to each of you for the excellent job you do in preparing our children to face the challenges they encounter each day and will face in the future. Education and faith is the key to their success. We deeply appreciate and support each of you.”
Good morning, Tiger Family! We are excited to kickoff the 2020 - 2021 school year! For details about Leap Week and Parent Orientation, visit https://www.acs.k12.sc.us/article/276487?org=acs
ACS Parents: Click the link below to select your student's Instructional Model for the 2020 - 2021 school term. https://bit.ly/ACSlModel
Good morning Tiger Family, we still need your feedback! Click the link below now to take our survey regarding the reopening of schools this Fall. https://bit.ly/2zFXMBL
Good morning Tiger Family, we need your help today! Click the link below now to take our survey regarding the reopening of schools this Fall. https://bit.ly/2zFXMBL
The MUSC School-Based Health team is excited to be able to continue to offer telehealth services while school is closed due to COVID-19 to students in Allendale County School District. MUSC School-Based Health providers are available to continue to see patients for asthma and acute care needs through a secure video connection (or via phone if the family does not have access to the internet). To request an appointment, please call 843.609.9317 between the hours of 8am-4pm until the end of the school year. Below are the links to the enrollment forms: English Enrollment Forms Spanish Enrollment Forms To learn more about the program, please visit: https://sctelehealth.org/Schools
Good afternoon Allendale County! We'd like to thank our partners including SmartBox and Healthy Learners for helping the citizens of Allendale County complete the 2020 Census questionnaire at the SmartBox food drive. If you have not completed the 2020 Census, visit www.2020census.gov or call (844) 330-2020.
Congrats to the 2020-2021 ACS Teachers of the Year: Mr. Miguel Lawrence – Fairfax Elementary School Ms. Nardia Tavares – Allendale Elementary School Mrs. Dorothy Priester – Allendale-Fairfax Middle School Mr. Jim Shuman – Allendale-Fairfax High School #ChampionsintheClassroom
Today is National School Principals’ Day. We salute our wonderful principals in Allendale County Schools. We appreciate your leadership and dedication!
It's not too late to complete the 2020 Census! Visit www.2020Census.gov or call 844-330-2020 to be counted. The process is easier than ever before and is vital for federal funding for our school district and Allendale County. Do your part in helping our community today!
Happy Assistant Principal's Week to the best Assistant Principals in the world! Fairfax Elementary School: Mrs. Tammera Suggs Allendale Elementary School: Ms. Audrey Patterson Allendale-Fairfax Middle School: Mr. Willie Robinson Mr. Ferdinand Cooper Allendale-Fairfax High School: Ms. LaChonna Avery Mr. Coby Brandyburg Ms. Mona Lisa Anderson
We had a blast seeing our scholars during our drive-thru parade this morning! We love you and we miss you, Tiger Family! #ChangingtheHeadlines #AllendaleFORWARD
To support school district's E-Learning platforms during the Covid-19 pandemic, AT&T is now providing two months of free internet service to families who participate in SNAP. Click on this link to apply: https://m.att.com/shopmobile/internet/access/#!#startedStep
ACS Families, here's an article that lists five helpful responses for families during the school closure due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. http://bit.ly/5responses
Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, the five-day lunch delivery will change to a three-day lunch delivery. Students will be provided with 2 lunches on Monday - one for Monday and one for Tuesday. Students will be provided with 2 lunches on Wednesday – one for Wednesday and one for Thursday. Students will be provided with 1 lunch on Friday.
Tiger Families, e-Learning technical support is being provided by the ACS Department of Technology each day from 8 AM – 12 PM. For assistance with technology, please call (803) 584-5453. Refer to the ACS website (www.acs.k12.sc.us) for further updates.
Good Afternoon Tiger Family: Allendale County Schools will begin distributing meals to all students beginning tomorrow, March 17, 2020. Please see this link for locations: https://www.acs.k12.sc.us/article/211173?org=acs See you tomorrow at each school for iPad distribution and eLearning materials. Dr. Gilmore, Superintendent
All Parenting Partners workshops and Saturday School sessions have been cancelled in light of the Coronavirus pandemic until further notice.
ACS Parents: Free internet access is currently being offered through Comcast and Spectrum. Use this link for more information https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19 for Comcast or call 1 (844) 488-8395 for Spectrum. Check the ACS district website for further updates.
In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, Governor McMaster has declared all South Carolina schools closed effective immediately. All ACS schools will be closed for 2 weeks. All ACS employees will report to work on tomorrow at regular time to prepare e-Learning (online learning) for our students.
Congratulations to senior Javarius Youmans who won the 260lb classification at the region 7 strength meet held on March 3rd. He benched 295 lbs, squatted 430 lbs and recorded a broad jump of just over 8 feet to earn his 2nd consecutive region strength championship. He now moves on the state finals in Columbia on March 28th.
Hey ACS Parents, we need your feedback! Please take our short Parent and Family Engagement survey here! bit.ly/ACSSurvey20
Keep up with school calendars, school news and much more with the new ACS app! Receive push notifications for important announcements including school closings. Opt to receive push notifications of your preference using the steps below and you'll never miss a beat! It's everything ACS, in your pocket. #ChangingtheHeadlines #AllendaleFORWARD
We are in high anticipation of our approaching Family Literacy Night which will be in concert with the ACS Community Meeting on Thursday, Feb. 27th at 6 pm. To prove it, the week of Feb. 24th – 28th is Literacy Spirit Week across the District. Check out the schedule and get excited about literacy with us! Use #ACSLITWeek2020 to share your photos! #ChangingtheHeadlines #AllendaleFORWARD
Allendale County Schools will operate on regular schedule tomorrow, February 7th.
Did you hear? ACS is now providing transportation for Saturday School! Here is a list of all transportation hubs for students. Guess what! Students who attend at least ten sessions of Saturday School will receive a FREE pair of name brand sneakers from the University of South Carolina's women's basketball Head Coach, Dawn Staley. Don't miss out of this opportunity! We'll see you at Saturday School!
Today is the day! Allendale-Fairfax High Senior, Benjamin Gadson will deliver a responsive reading at the Statewide Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony. Benjamin is supported by his family and 66 fellow school mates who have joined him today. The ceremony will be live-streamed by South Carolina ETV beginning at 10:30 am. Tune in! #ChangingtheHeadlines #AllendaleFORWARD https://www.scetv.org/live/75th-anniversary-liberation-auschwitz-commemoration
Check out the January Literacy Newsletter here! Learn tips for engaging children in reading! https://5il.co/cb5q
Allendale County School District is excited to offer School-Based Telehealth in our schools! Parents, take some time during the break to enroll your child. Click the link to learn more about the program. https://www.acs.k12.sc.us/article/173131?org=acs
Today, the Allendale County Parks and Recreation Department presented Allendale County Schools with the Tiger Pride Award for the 2019 football season. ACS was given this award as a token of appreciation for allowing the ACPRD to use the District's facilities throughout the season. We thank you for this award, Ms. Lori Joyner and Mr. Lexie Brown. We are truly better when we work together. #ChangingtheHeadlines #AllendaleFORWARD
Save the date! Allendale-Fairfax High Senior, Benjamin Gadson will deliver a responsive reading at the Statewide Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz A Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony. The ceremony will be live-streamed by South Carolina ETV. This event is presented by the SC Council on the Holocaust. Tune in! #ChangingtheHeadlines #AllendaleFORWARD
Allendale County Schools will not have Saturday School, December 7, 2019 due to student participation in the Allendale Christmas parade. Saturday School will resume Saturday, December 14.
It's almost that time again! Our Monthly Community Meeting will be held on Monday, November 25th at 6 PM at Allendale-Fairfax High School in the Multipurpose Room! We can't to celebrate our brilliant scholars, our amazing staff, share District updates and spotlight Fairfax Elementary School! We'll see you there!
Look out, Allendale County Schools has a new app! Never miss what's happening in the school district by downloading the Allendale County Schools app. It's everything ACS, in your pocket. Check out this news story! https://www.acs.k12.sc.us/article/147105?org=acs
Guess who Dr. Latoya Dixon found at Clemson University’s Homecoming festivities...Chelsea! Dr. Dixon is the Director for the Office of School Transformation for the South Carolina Department of Education. You may remember Chelsea from the heartfelt speech she delivered at the SCDE Board Meeting this past June. Chelsea is a 2019 graduate of Allendale-Fairfax High and now attends Clemson University. Enjoy Homecoming, ladies!
In lieu of our traditional ACS Monthly Community Meeting for the month of October, Allendale County Schools will host the ACS Community-Wide Fall Festival! The event will include face-painting, storytelling, trunk-or-treat, games, music, free books for students and an update from the school district! Come out and join us for a night of fun and reading!
Allendale-Fairfax Middle students toured the University of South Carolina Aiken this week and they had a blast! While in Pacer Country, students learned about preparing for college and being successful while in college. Students also learned more about USC Aiken specifically which has ranked top three for 21 consecutive years by U.S. News and World Report for Regional Comprehensive Public College in the South. This was an amazing opportunity for our scholars! #ChangingtheHeadlines #AllendaleForward
Allendale County Schools will implement a clear bag policy for all football and basketball games beginning September 27th at the Allendale-Fairfax High School Homecoming game. This policy is being implemented across the state of South Carolina and will be enforced in ACS with the help of the Allendale County Sheriff's Department. See link below for details. https://5il.co/aeqa
Allendale County Schools held its second Community Meeting on September 23rd. If you missed the celebrations, fret not! Check out the livestream of the meeting here bit.ly/2meXtH29CM
Allendale County Schools will have its September Community Meeting on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the MultiPurpose Room - AFHS. I hope to see all students, parents, teachers and community members there. From the Superintendent's Office Dr. M. Gilmore
These lamppost banners are being placed around Allendale County as a visual reminder of our vision for the community and the direction we’re going together — #FORWARD.
This summer, our scholars explored STEAM and gained a newfound love for literacy all while learning about countries around the world. We thank our partners Engaging Creative Minds and Dreams, Imagination and Gift (D.I.G.) and Mr. Hayward Jean for making this summer a success for out students!
We were ecstatic to have four fine gentlemen represent Allendale County at Palmetto Boys State, this year! Congratulations Javon Jones, Deondre Taylor, Jalyn Polite and Benjamin Gadson! We are so proud of you all!
Allendale County School District is filled with talented employees who have matriculated through ACS and could work in any other school district. Instead, they have chosen to come back ACS to invest in the students of their hometown. Each day, these Allendale-Fairfax High School alumni CHOOSE ALLENDALE.