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Second Harvest Food Bank Of North Central Ohio
Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio which serves the communities of Lorain County and others has the opportunity to earn $60,000 from Walmart.  
PowerSchool Parent Account
If you would like to create a PowerSchool Parent account to access your child's grades and information, please use the attached PowerSchool Parent Account document and the PowerSchool Parent iPad document. You may also find these downloadable documents on our website under Parent Resources or Forms and More. (If you are new to the district or are a Kindergarten parent, you will be receiving a letter with this information specifically for you and your children within the next few days.) 
Amherst's Report Card
The Amherst Exempted Village School District is pleased to announce that our district performed well on the 2013-2014 state report card.  Our results show our students across the spectrum have continued to improve - even at the highest levels - and our results point to their momentum for further academic growth.  The teachers, staff, and administration at Amherst are committed to helping our students build the skills necessary to become productive citizens.  While the state report card is only one measure of success and there is always room for improvement, we are proud to see that our students' hard work is paying off!

Amherst received A's in five categories:
- Overall Value Added
- Value Added of Gifted Students
- Value Added of Students with Disabilities
- Performance Indicators
- 4 Year Graduation Rate
Amherst received B's in four categories:
- Value Added of Students in the Lowest 20% of Achievement
- Annual Measurable Objectives and Gap Closing
- Performance Index
- 5 Year Graduation Rate
Congratulations Comets!  Keep up the good work!
E-mail Update
The Amherst Schools will be sending two or three updates a month via e-mail to parents beginning in mid-September. Updates will highlight student achievements, innovative classrooms, district operations, and plans. Videos may be included as well. If you are interested in receiving these updates, simply email our EMIS Secretary, Patti Killen, and include your name, names of your children, and your e-mail address. Thank you and Go Comets!! 
Random Drug Testing Policy
The Amherst Board of Education adopted a Random Drug Testing Policy at the regular June Board meeting earlier this week. The policy will be implemented beginning with the upcoming fall sports season. The district plans to pick up the cost of the random drug tests. Please see the links below for more information.

Random Drug Testing Policy

Facts Regarding Drug Testing Policy

Frequently Asked Questions About The Drug Testing Policy
Amherst Schools Foundation
Since 1986, the Amherst Schools Educational Foundation has awarded more than $366,000 in teacher grants and almost $200,000 in student scholarships within the Amherst community. To make a contribution to the Amherst Schools Educational Foundation, simply go to the Community Foundation of Greater Lorain County's "Make A Gift Now" webpage and type "Amherst" in the Keyword section of the donation tool bar. Select the Amherst Schools Endowment Fund or the Amherst Schools Fine Arts Endowment Fund to make a donation. Your donation is a gift that gives forever.
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