Alfred-Almond Central School


School Announcements

  • Yearbooks Distribution:
    The 2019-2020 ALCEN yearbook is here and ready for pick-up. Please note the schedule below to come to pick up your yearbook. If you have not purchased a yearbook and would like to do so, please contact Kelly Valentine at to make arrangements for purchase. Yearbooks are available for $50.00/book.
    Pick-up schedule:
    Wednesday, 6/3, and Thursday, 6/4 at AACS Jr. Sr. High front doors
    If your last name begins with the letter:
    A-E 8:30-9:30 am
    F-J 9:30-10:30 am
    K-O 10:30-11:30 am
    P-T 12:30-1:30 pm
    U-Z 1:30-2:30 pm
    *If these dates/times are not possible, please contact Kelly Valentine at
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  • A few friendly reminders...

    The 2020-21 Budget Hearing is scheduled for Monday, June 1, 2020 at 6:00 pm. This meeting will be live-streamed and available for viewing on the Alfred-Almond Central School website at

    Per New York State Governor's Executive Order 202.26 the annual budget vote will be conducted entirely by absentee ballot through the US Postal service.  All ballots must be received at the District by Tuesday, June 9 at 5 p.m. to be valid.

    If you have questions regarding the budget, we encourage you to email them to either before or during the Budget Hearing.  In your email please identify yourself, state your question, and label the subject line 'Budget Question'.  At the conclusion of the presentation on June 1, we will address all questions received.  

    On behalf of the Board of Education and Administration, we wish to thank you for your continued support and involvement in our school district and communities.

    Thank you.

    Tracie Bliven
    Alfred-Almond Central School

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  • Dear A-A Parents/Guardians & Students.
    Please note on a previous letter, the dates for the last day of new content for classes to be delivered were switched. They are corrected on the attached letter.
    Secondary students - Wednesday, June 3rd
    Elementary students - Friday, June 5th
    Sorry for the confusion.
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    Public Presentation Booklet

    Tax Exemption  Impact Reports

    2019 _ ALFRED-ALMOND CSD - ELA Assessment Data
    2019 _ ALFRED-ALMOND CSD - Graduation Rate Data
    2019 _ ALFRED-ALMOND CSD - Mathematics Assessment Data
    2019 _ ALFRED-ALMOND CSD - Pathways Data 
    2019 _ ALFRED-ALMOND CSD - Report Card


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  • End of year info

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  • Secondary Update
    Reminder for all 7-12 Eagles

    update secondary

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  • Elementary Art Instagram Account:
    AACS Elementary Art
    A collection of activities and artworks by AACS Elementary School artists, shared by their teacher, Mrs. Diane Mix.
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  • Alfred-Almond Central School Annual School District Meeting

                    NOTICE, is hereby given to the residents of the Alfred-Almond Central School District that the Annual Budget Presentation will be held on Monday, June 1st, 2020 at: 6:00 pm virtually, during the scheduled Board of Education meeting; for the transaction of such business as is authorized by the Education Law.

    The vote will take place on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm by mail in absentee ballots. All qualified voters shall vote only by absentee ballot.  The District will make a good faith effort to distribute absentee ballots to all qualified voters as required by Executive Order 202.26.  Voters who do not receive absentee ballots by May 29, 2020 should immediately contact the District Clerk via email at or telephone at 607-276-6501 to request an absentee ballot.

                Qualified voters may vote on the 2020-21 school budget, on a candidate for the Board of Education, on a proposition to purchase two (2) 66-passenger school buses, on a resolution creating a capital reserve fund entitled “The Alfred-Almond Capital Reserve Fund” with the total maximum amount set at $3,000,000 for the duration of ten (10) years and on a library proposition.

                Copies of the proposed budget, resolutions, and a copy of the latest tax exemption impact report, may be obtained during the 14 days immediately preceding the Annual Meeting, on the District’s website at or upon request via phone or email to the District Clerk at 607-276-6501 or

                Petitions nominating candidates for the office of member of the Board of Education must be filed with the District Clerk no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 11, 2020.

                The following seat on the Board of Education is to be filled.  One (1) Term of Five Years, Gary Acker.  A petition must be directed to the District Clerk the name and residence of the candidate and must describe the particular vacancy for which the candidate is nominated including at least the length of term of office and the name of the last incumbent.  Petitions may be obtained at the District Clerk's Office.

                Absentee Ballots are available from the District Office.   Requests for Absentee Ballots must be made seven (7) days prior to the vote, if by mail, and one (1) day prior to the vote via a phone request.

    NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that at said annual election to be held on June 9, 2020, the following proposition will be submitted:

    RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Alfred-Almond Central School District is hereby authorized to purchase and finance two (2) student transport vehicles, including necessary furnishings, fixtures and equipment and all other costs incidental thereto, and expend a total sum not to exceed $239,000, which is estimated to be the total maximum cost thereof, and said amount, or so much thereof as may be necessary, shall be raised by the levy of a tax upon the taxable property of said School District and collected in annual installments as provided by Section 416 of the Education Law; and, in anticipation of such tax, obligations of said School District, in the principal amount not to exceed $239,000, shall be issued.

    If necessary, due to space constraints on the voting machines, said proposition may be presented in substantially the following abbreviated form:


    Shall the following resolution be adopted:

    RESOLVED, that the Alfred-Almond Central School District, is hereby authorized to purchase and finance two (2) student transport vehicles, and expend a total sum not to exceed $239,000 which is estimated to be the total maximum cost thereof, and said amount, or so much thereof as may be necessary, shall be raised by the levy of a tax upon the taxable property of said School District and collected in annual installments as provided by Section 416 of the Education Law; and, in anticipation of such tax, obligations of said School District, in the principal amount not to exceed $239,000, shall be issued.

    Joanne Demetreu
    District Clerk

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  • Alfred-Almond Central School Drive-Through Food Distribution

    A free food distribution DRIVE-THROUGH will be offered at the Alfred-Almond Central School, 6795 State Route 21, Almond, NY, on Thursday, May 14, 2020, from 3:00 pm- 5:00 pm, or until food is gone. Foodlink will provide 300 pre-packed boxes; each family will get one box with the same items and the same amount.

    All guests must practice social distancing for everyone’s health and safety by remaining in their vehicles. Volunteers will register guests and load food in cars.

    • Please follow signs. Volunteers will direct you as you pull into the school parking lot.
    • Write your zip code and ages of all household members on a piece of paper to be displayed in the window. Please keep windows rolled up.
    • Food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • We cannot guarantee enough food for all attending.
    • Must be 18 or older to accept food; No one over 18 will be turned away, as long as there is food to be given.
    • No geographic or income limits.

    For more information, or if you are unable to go out of your home, we invite you to call ahead to request delivery within Allegany County. Please call ACCORD at 585-268-7605, select option 2.

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  • Congratulations to Co-Valedictorians and Salutatorian


    Announcement by Mrs BL

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  • Attached you will find the Summer Youth Employment Application for 2020.  It is due back to the agency by June 1, 2020.  Please feel free to pass this along to any youth that may be interested in the program. 

    SYEP 2020 Application

    Allegany County Employment & Training Ctr
    One Stop
    Sr. Employment & Training Counselor,
    Youth Services
    Desk 585-268-9445
    Cell 585-808-6353

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  • Alfred-Almond Elementary School Closure Grading Plan

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  • Parents and families of students in grades 7-12, please note the following important items.

    Lockers for grades 7-12 students will be emptied and contents delivered home in order to provide students with the necessary supplies and textbooks for the 4th quarter. This will also facilitate the deep cleaning of all surfaces for the return to school when announced.The anticipated delivery date of items to all homes is Monday, May 4th.

    Grading practices for the 3rd and 4th quarter have been finalized for grades 7-12 and will be shared on this site in the next few days. Please watch for this important information.

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  • Letter from Mrs. Bain-Lucey

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  • Parent Letter COVID-19 April 1-2020_Page_1.jpg

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  • March 24, 2020

    Attention Alfred-Almond Parents, Guardians, and Students:

    Beginning Wednesday, March 25, 2020, bagged breakfast and lunch meals will be available for pickup from 7-10am on Wednesdays ONLY. All students are eligible for one free breakfast and lunch per day during the emergency school closure. To receive these meals, please call Karleigh Ormsby, School Nurse at 607.276.6535 or email
    PLEASE NOTE: Meals will not be available unless you have signed up for the program. On Wednesdays, five days' worth of breakfast and lunch will be provided for these students. Due to the quantity of food that is being prepared for each student for this length of time, please be sure to contact us if you choose not to participate in the program any longer. Our Amazing Cafeteria Staff are preparing over 2000 meals a week for our district children, we want to ensure that the meals they are providing for us do not go to waste.

    Thank you for your patience as we work out the best way possible to help ensure the students in our community are fed during these uncertain times.


    Stay safe!

    - Alfred-Almond Administration & Cafeteria Team

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  • CCRR information

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  • If your child is in need of technical support while doing school work from home, please use this link for assistance:

    Tech Support Help

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  • Attention families of 7-12 grade students. Please have your students check in on each of their Google Classrooms asap as we begin to share instructional information and lessons.

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  • All Alfred-Almond Central School facilities are closed to the public at this time. This includes the track, playground and all athletic fields.

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  • Please read the attached 2-page letter from Superintendent, Tracie Bliven regarding the School Dismissal Declaration. Thank you.Page one Page 2

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  • Upon the recommendation of the Allegany County Department of Health the Fitness Center is closed for Community use until further notice.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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  • Superintendent Letter

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  • Alfred-Almond Community Survey
    Alfred-Almond Elementary is planning to host a program through the YMCA this summer called "Y's on the Fly". Please help us determine our needs for the program so we can best support our community.  

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  • Please use the following link to the website:
    Sports Store
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  • For a PDF file of the brochure
    Please click here
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  • Preliminary plan for the Smart Schools project

    Please send public comments to or

    Thank you.

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  • Concept Systems Global

    According to the Washington D.C.-based Afterschool Alliance, for every U.S. student currently in an afterschool program, two more are waiting to get in. Help create more afterschool opportunities in your community in just 15 minutes! Plus you can enter for a chance to win cool prizes.

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Mission Statement

  • It is the overall mission of the Alfred-Almond Central School District to prepare each individual to live successfully in a world of rapid change, and to grow from dependence to independence. Development of self-discipline and readiness to accept responsibility for one's actions are essential characteristics of that growth.

    Our school system will provide an equal opportunity for each Alfred-Almond student to be challenged to the fullest extent of his or her ability and to assure that all students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to enable them to become productive members of society.

    This mission is best accomplished when school personnel maintain high expectations for all students, create a positive school climate, ensure a safe and orderly school environment, monitor student progress on a frequent basis, and promote effective home-school communication.

    The school system shares the responsibility for accomplishing this mission with the family and community.