Free Tax Prep for Households Making Less Than $55,000

Cville Tax Aid 2017Free tax preparation assistance for the 2016 tax season will be available January 23 – April 18, 2017, through Cville Tax Aid. To receive free tax preparation assistance at one of the 11 coalition sites in Charlottesville, Albemarle, and surrounding counties, taxpayers must have household income of less than $55,000 in 2016. Download an informational flyer »

Horizon 2020 Update: Volume 2, Issue 2

Horizon 2020 UpdateThe Horizon 2020 Update newsletter features examples of our strategic plan, Horizon 2020, in action. The second issue of 2016-17 highlights the annual Making Connections professional development day; expansion of the elementary world languages program; and Burley’s work in developing student electronic portfolios. Open Issue 2 »

If you have an event taking place in your school that showcases the implementation of our strategic plan, submit your event for inclusion in a future issue of the Horizon 2020 Update. Visit the archive »

W-2 Forms Available Online, Plus Important Info About Withholding

Tax TimeReceive Your 2016 W-2 Online

Your 2016 W-2 form (Wage and Tax Statement) is available online. View your W-2 »

To login and print your form, you must have had your Greenshades account established and verified. Please remember that if you have already consented to receive your W-2 through Greenshades, you will NOT receive a paper copy. If you do not consent to receive your W-2 through Greenshades, you will not be able to print a copy. Continue reading

Mark Your Calendar: Community Meeting on Jan. 17

Matthew Haas, Ed.D.Dear Members of our School Community:

I’d like to invite you to a community meeting on Tuesday evening, January 17, at Monticello High School to talk about the future of Albemarle County’s high schools.

We will provide a brief overview of state-mandated graduation requirement changes on the horizon, as well as our designs. In addition, we will host a viewing of the film, Most Likely to Succeed. During an intermission of the film, we will have brief information sessions in the theater foyer as well as opportunities for you to share your ideas. We want you to be a part of this important ongoing conversation, one that will lead to changes in the high school experiences of all students, beginning with those who will be freshmen in 2018. Continue reading

Digital Promise FilmMAKER Challenge – Submissions Due March 24

Digital PromiseThe Digital Promise filmMAKER™ Challenge invites middle and high school students to reinvent an everyday product to make it more sustainable, accessible or beautiful and create a documentary video that tells the story of the process.

Students are invited to submit their videos to Digital Promise by March 24, 2017, to be considered for an invitation to present their film and designs at the Bay Area Maker Faire in May 2017 or the World Maker Faire in New York in October 2017. Learn more »

Best Wishes for a Wonderful Winter Break

Superintendent Pam MoranDear Colleagues:

With winter break upon us, I want to express my gratitude to each of you for your contributions to our school division and to all of those we serve. Just as important, I want to wish each of you and your loved ones the very best of enjoyable experiences this holiday season. I hope the break in our schedules will bring you well deserved opportunities to rest, explore, and spend valuable time with family and friends. Continue reading

Weigh in on the New Language Arts Standards: Public Hearing TONIGHT, Dec. 14

InputNew language arts standards are coming …

The proposed English Standards of Learning went before the Board of Education for first review on October 27. A series of public hearings are being held around the commonwealth. Locally, there is a public hearing TONIGHT, December 14, 7 p.m. at Albemarle High School. Registration of speakers will begin at 6:30. Speakers will have three minutes to speak and should bring copies of their comments for the Board of Education. Continue reading

Educational Leadership Program: Informational Meeting on Dec. 14

JMU Outreach & EngagementWednesday, December 14, 2016 | 4 to 5 p.m. | Stone-Robinson Elementary School Library

Learn more about the Educational Leadership Master’s & Certificate Program through James Madison University! How? Attend an informational meeting at 4 p.m. this Wednesday, December 14, at Stone-Robinson Elementary School. Continue reading

Spread the Word: CATEC Open House on December 14

CATECWednesday, December 14, 2016 | 5 to 7 p.m. | CATEC, 1000 East Rio Road, Charlottesville

Please help spread the word: The Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC) invites interested students and their families to their Open House on Wednesday, December 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. Attendees will receive a facility tour, meet the instructors, learn about the various program offerings, and observe student demonstrations. Refreshments will be provided.