Appomattox schools extend winter break, postpone sports this week

Updated Jan. 4 at 4:45 p.m.

Appomattox County Public Schools has decided to suspend in-person learning for the remainder of this week, according to an email to the Times Virginian by ACPS Superintendent Annette Bennett. 

Original post Jan. 4 at 2:37 p.m. 

Appomattox County Public School students were supposed to return from winter break today, but their return was delayed at least until Tuesday because of concerns over the COVID-19 virus in the county. 

ACPS announced on its website that winter break was extended in order to "more thoroughly assess the impact the virus is having on our school population. We will be communicating with you tomorrow about the status of reopening the schools to in person learning."

The Appomattox Raiders boys and girls basketball teams were set to begin their seasons tonight against Altavista. However, all sporting events scheduled this week were postponed. 

The latest information provided by the Virginia Department of Health shows Appomattox County as having an average of 14 new daily COVID-19 cases reported during a seven-day period. 

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