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  • Interim Superintendent Announces Administrative Staffing Updates

    Interim Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Jeff Blank, has announced the appointment of three new interim assistant principals for the remainder of this school year.

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  • MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $780 MILLION IN FEDERAL COVID-19 RELIEF

    Maryland State Department of Education Superintendent Karen B. Salmon, Ph.D. announced $781 million in additional funding to assist Maryland schools and students recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Maryland Business Roundtable for Education’s Next Generation Scholars Program to See First Group of Allegany County Seniors Graduate in Spring 2021

    The 2020–2021 academic year will see more than 595 students from the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education’s (MBRT) Next Generation Scholars program prepare to graduate from high schools in Allegany, Caroline, Dorchester, Kent and Wicomico counties, including 42 from Fort Hill High School.

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  • MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION SCHEDULES VIRTUAL COMMUNITY FORUMS FOR STATE SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH

    The Maryland State Board of Education (State Board) has scheduled virtual community forums to gather public input regarding the search for the next State Superintendent.

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  • ACPS, ACM, FSU Participate in Annual Leadership Allegany! Education Day

    On Wednesday, November 4, 2020, the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Allegany! Class of 2020 participated in the program’s annual Education Day co-hosted by the Allegany County Public Schools, Allegany College of Maryland, and Frostburg State University.

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  • ACPS Extra Curricular Activities and Athletics Cancelled

    As a result of increased health metrics related to COVID-19 in Allegany County, ACPS is cancelling all in-person extra-curricular activities and athletics events and practices effective today, Thursday, November 5, 2020, beginning with afternoon activities.

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  • Notice of Change in Traffic Pattern around John Humbird, South Penn Elementary Schools

    As a result of the shortened school day for elementary schools during the hybrid learning model, Allegany County Public Schools, in cooperation with the City of Cumberland, have made temporary changes to the traffic patterns in front of two schools to better coincide with dismissal times.

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  • ACPS Athletics Events Updated Guidance

    Governor Hogan's order issued on October 16, 2020, states that the total number of spectators permitted at an outdoor venue shall not exceed 10% of the venue’s maximum capacity.

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  • FRALEY ELECTED PRESIDENT AT MABE ANNUAL CONFERENCE

    On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, more than 100 school board members and education leaders from across the state gathered virtually for the Maryland Association of Boards of Education Annual Business Meeting and Conference.

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  • ACPS Now Offering Tutoring Opportunities for Students

    ACPS has been awarded a grant to implement after-school tutoring that is open to all students.

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  • Interim Superintendent of School Announces Administrative Staffing Appointments

    Interim Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Jeff Blank, has announced several administrative staffing appointments as a result of retirements.

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  • ALLEGANY COUNTY TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION EFFORT FOR RACIAL JUSTICE

    Dr. Sarah Welsh, Equity and Student Outcomes Coordinator of Allegany County Public Schools will coordinate working with local teachers to engage students to submit their work to the contest.

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  • ACPS Welcomes Youngest Learners Back into Buildings October 5th

    On Monday, October 5, 2020, Allegany County Public Schools will begin the implementation of the in-person/hybrid learning model for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students.

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  • Allegany High School Student Selected to Participate in Global Youth Conference

    Genevieve Batman, junior at Allegany High School, was recently selected to participate in a global youth conference called YOUNGA as a U.S. youth delegate.

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  • School Board Votes to Begin Fall Sports October 7th

    The Board of Education of Allegany County met in a special open session on Monday, September 28, 2020, to discuss the school system’s interscholastic athletic plan for the 2020-2021 school year.

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  • Cash Valley Elementary School Recognized as 2020 National Blue Ribbon School

    On Thursday, September 24, 2020, U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, announced that Cash Valley Elementary School was among 367 schools nationwide being recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2020.

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  • ACPS Recognizes Commended Students in 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program

    Allegany County Public Schools has recognized three high school students for being named Commended Students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.

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  • MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PROVIDES $10 MILLION IN GRANT FUNDING TO SUPPORT IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION THIS FALL

    As a result of improved health metrics throughout the State, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is encouraging in-person instruction and providing $10 million in grant awards to support Maryland schools that reopen to students this fall.

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  • ACPS to Follow MPSSAA Guidance for Return to Extracurricular Activities

    Allegany County Public Schools plans to return to extracurricular activities as the school system safely returns students to small group in-person learning.

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  • ACPS will Still Open Fully Virtual on September 8th

    With the new guidelines provided August 27, 2020, ACPS will still open fully virtual on September 8, 2020, for student learning while continuing preparations in accordance with our submitted plan that allows for small cohorts/groups of students to receive some in-school learning.

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